A Beginner's Project...My Yard Pictures

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  1. Stargazer

    Stargazer New Seed

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    Thought I would share with you what I'm working on..unfortunately this not a real sun shiny day, actually it had been raining.

    So, these are not as pretty as they are on some days. Also, lots of weeding to contend with all the time...But thought I'd share this much anyway. We are far from done. So don't laugh...this is just an amateur at work...Thanks for looking!
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  2. Netty

    Netty Chaotic Gardener Plants Contributor

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    That looks nice Stargazer!
    And I think you will find that the best garden pictures are taken when it is overcast. Too much sun washes out the colors.
     
  3. gardengater

    gardengater Young Pine

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    You've made a great start, stargazer. Keep us up on your progress.
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  4. petunia

    petunia Young Pine

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    those are nice. Do you happen to know the names of any, because I like that tree there in the middle with the flowers. Also is that sage to the left?
    Thanks for sharing.
     



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  5. kuntrygal

    kuntrygal Texas Rose

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    Those are great pictures, Stargazer. You have a good start, so keep us posted.
     
  6. kkluv155

    kkluv155 Seedling

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    There is nothing to laugh at. It is a very pretty little garden. Everyone started somewhere and here is your start. I like it.
     
  7. Stargazer

    Stargazer New Seed

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    Awww thanks you all...

    From the left: Purple looking spindly plant is actually Blue/Purple Mystic Spires(Salvia)

    Back: Long tall green leafy leggy looking plants up against the fence: Glauca Ti (cordyline terminalis). You will also see these with reds in the leaves. I believe that may be the Hawaiian Ti.

    Middle Back: In between the tall green legging plants is a Snowbush.

    Tree: Jatrophia Standard

    Front: Painted Lady Hibicus (Pink)
    and a Double Red Hibiscus.

    Now, I have forgotten the name of the spikey looking plant to the right...I know it I just can't think of it.
    Oh wait, I believe that would be a Yucca Plant. That's it.

    Thanks for looking!
     
  8. Biita

    Biita Arctic-ally Challenged Forager

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    I think you have made a great start, why would we laugh. we all have to start somewhere. And you have a very nice start!
     
  9. Droopy

    Droopy Slug Slaughterer Plants Contributor

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    Very nice start! If you keep that up, you'll have a dream of a garden, I'm certain. :D I really like borders with curves, they look so friendly.
     
  10. Sjoerd

    Sjoerd Mighty Oak

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    Your garden is looking good to me.--all nice and tidy looking. You have a good selection there.
    We'll be looking foreward to seeing more fotos when you have time.
     
  11. toni

    toni Mistress of Garden Junque Staff Member Moderator Plants Contributor

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    Very pretty beginning, nice color combination and I love the curved edge of the bed.

    I like to take pictures of mine on an overcast day, the colors are just so much better looking. Also, when the sun has traveled to the other side of the house and left the plants in shade the pictures come out much better.
     
  12. stratsmom

    stratsmom Flower Fanatic

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    I'm with Droopy and Sjoerd. I like the curve shape and it looks so clean and fresh ;) One little tidbit of advice. Don't do what I did. I started out with a bed or two and kept adding one here and one there, now there is so much upkeep I can't do it all :eek: Has that happened to anyone else???
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  13. Sherry8

    Sherry8 I Love Birds!

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    I think it looks great...very good job ...I always tell our neighbor...put things you like and where you think...not what someone else says...you can always move most of them..I still end up moving plants around...it seems like the small ones end up so big and the big ones don't grow like they are suppose too.. thanks for sharing...Sherry
     
  14. eileen

    eileen Resident Taxonomist Staff Member Moderator Plants Contributor

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    You've picked a lovely selection of plants and once they mature the bed is going to look even better than it does now. I don't like straight lines in a garden as I think curves soften the whole look and gives it a more relaxing feel. I love what you are doing. Well done and I look forward to seeing more photographs as you progress.
     
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    What a beautiful tree!!!
     

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