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« Reply #10 on: January 02, 2006 01:30:18 PM »

Here is a snap of the Buddleia I got from Parks last year



Here is the Butterflyweed I got from Burgess 2 years ago.  More about the butterfly weed here http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=45483.0



The Castor Bean that I got from Gurneys, posing with my shivering Shih tzu, that got me up at 5:30 this morning



When it dries up, I'll take a picture of my Harry Lauder's walking stick that I got from Parks last year
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« Reply #11 on: January 02, 2006 02:18:45 PM »

Unfortunately I don't have any pictures to share.  I just bought my first house last summer and we didn't have time to get the garden ready before winter.  In the past I've stuck with little tiny gardens at the apartments I've rented.  Oh, and I worked mostly with container gardens last year.  I'll have to look around to see if I have any pictures of my great great grandmother's morning glories.  My mom managed to score the seeds from my grandmother and she's trying to bring them back.  Her yard is LOADED with them and I've grown them everywhere I've lived.  The colors are really rare...can't find them around anywhere, but I like the idea of planting them everywhere.  If I can find the pictures I'll post.

GloryB, butterflies must LOVE your garden!  From the pictures you've posted I guess they do.  Any luck with hummingbirds?  I had one who hoved around in my garden and would not let another hummingbird near the feeders or the flowers.  Weird.  Must be a territorial thing. 
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« Reply #12 on: January 02, 2006 02:33:20 PM »

I came across one picture that I had saved from two years ago.  I think I have more...I'll post later.



My great great grandfather planted these in his yard (now my grandmothers yard) and my mom took some of the seeds a few years back.  I love planting these around.  It's almost like spreading around a little bit of antiquity, if only in a few backyards.
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« Reply #13 on: January 03, 2006 06:32:57 AM »

archer,  Almost everything I plant is to attract hummers and butterflies, and Ive been pretty sucessful so far.  Late DH and I just bought this house mid-summer 03, then he got sick and passed away in the summer 04.  So I really didn't do much with the yard until last summer.
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« Reply #14 on: January 03, 2006 06:44:16 AM »

Oh, GloryB, I'm so sorry to hear about your husband.   Cry
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« Reply #15 on: January 03, 2006 08:13:27 AM »

Im so sorry for your loss also!!!!
On a lighter note, all of your flowers look absolutely amazing. This makes me want to do a seed swap with you!!! Hey.... a seed swap might not be such a bad idea.....
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« Reply #16 on: January 03, 2006 10:54:36 PM »

Thanks dear! He lived a long, full life and after suffering several strokes, the time was right.  I've started a garden numerous times... but have goats that are REALLY good at breaking through the fence.  (argh)  The goats will be gone and hopefully I'll be able to enjoy fresh tomotoes this year.  I've had such a craving for mesclun and raspberry vinigrete......yummmmmm
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« Reply #17 on: January 04, 2006 12:25:31 PM »

Thank you archer*of*loaf and retroeva
kd,  Sorry you lost your Hubby, too.  My guy had a stroke 4 years ago, so we sold our business and big 2 story house, and bought this smaller ranch style that I have now.  A couple of months after we moved in, he had a heart attack, and spent the last 10 months of his life on oxygen.  It was pretty rough.  I miss him so much.
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« Reply #18 on: January 05, 2006 05:43:27 AM »

So much sadness on here! Makes me want to run and grab my husband by the waist and never let go.
Honestly (not to get on a tangent) thats why I enjoy gardening so much. I love the fact that I can plant my grandmothers morning glory seeds this March and by April I will have her greeting me every morning. Gardening is so theraputic because you can start with a shoddy patch of land with weeds and roots and in the course of a month or so, you can have a beautiful garden with lovely visitors like butterflies and hummingbirds (not to mention those cute little chickadees!!!).
Geez, is it spring yet?!?!?!?! Huh
SO! Off on that tangent..... On the tutorial I am going to make, I wanted to seperate it up into zones and have a section on contanier gardening. I also wanted to highlight some popular plants that are relatively easy to grow (like petunias, morning glories, snap dragons (ets). So what are some of yalls favirote?
Im a HUGE snap dragon fan.
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« Reply #19 on: January 05, 2006 09:34:59 AM »

I think my favorite, other than my heirloom morning glories, has to be Dianthus.  Any variety.  I grew them in pots on my front porch last summer and they just exploded!  They're so pretty and very simple, but so easy to care for.  With being busy getting our new house ready to move in, it was nice to just throw them in some pots and let them go.  I love sunflowers too, but they can sometimes be fussy.

Yeah, I have to say that after reading what kd and GloryB had to say about their husbands, I, too, want to hold tight to mine.

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