Photos My Front Garden And The Flowers

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  1. waretrop

    waretrop Strong Ash Plants Contributor

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    As some of you may remember I don't know anything about yard plants or flowers. I am trying to learn. So here is our front yard that was too steep to mow so we took all the sod away and mulched and made paths on it.

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  3. waretrop

    waretrop Strong Ash Plants Contributor

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    Here are more....

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    Very nice entrance with cute little bridge too, glad you have saved the oak tree, by the size of the trunk it is quite old.
    Would an azalea look good in the urn[pot] at the front?If you could get it to be as good as your other ones it could be quite attractive there.All the other plants and flowers look so healthy..you and hubby are doing a good job...keep it up and keep taking photos.
     
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    chocolate, Thanks.

    My hubby makes a good point. Once they get done blooming they would be just a green plant in the urns. Plus I would have to take them out in the Fall and bury them in the ground till Spring.

    I have plants for those urns that I keep in the greenhouse every year. It's just some kind of geranium or something. Remember I am not good with the names of these things. So you made me think of something though. I do have to of these urns that I should put on either side of the path somewhere. That would probably look nicer. and I think they need something that blooms red all Summer long.

    I wonder what I could put in them.

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    Jerry Sullivan Garden Experimenter Plants Contributor

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    Pink Lilacs? I did not know there was such an animal. :-o My mind must still be on standard colors. The daylight saving color switch is somewhere....... The first picture of the 'Here are more' group, is it a type of ribbon grass? The pictures are Tony Tiger Grrrrreat!!

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    The lilac is really purple, the photo just looks like that. The reason I am so happy with it is that they were over 12 feet. I gave them a large large chop chop last year. They are down to 6 feet now and more manageable and they will fill in now.

    chocolate, We had the oak tree chopped in half (topped)about 6 years ago by a professional. It hung over the house and rubbed on the roof and filled the gutters with leaves. It still looks good. I would rather spend the money on a tree topping than cut one down. We had 2 other kind fall down with all the Winter rain last year and I want to replace them with seedlings. I hate to loose a tree.

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    Barb, those pictures are all great. thanks for sharing them with us.
     
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    Everything looks wonderful. You must be a fast learner! :-D I particularly like the first photo! Keep up the good work.
     
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    Very nice Barb. Don't worry about not knowing all the names, I also don't know names. I sometimes know common names, but I never know the proper names...that's what I have my friends on the stew for. lol! Everything looks great!

    And Jerry, I think there are pink lilacs, I'm sure I've seen them somewhere while looking at trees online. Not sure I'd want one but...maybe.
     
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    Very good pictures. And yes glad you was able to keep the trees. I miss ours lost 10 100 year old trees 14 years ago. Love your rocks farmer friends bring me rocks from his field
     
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    Just gorgeous Barb, I especially like the first photo. That is a wonderful view down the slope.

    Don't forget that when you need the name of a plant, there are always a few members here ready to ID them for you ;)
     
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    I LOVE the look in the first photo!
     
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    Just beautiful Barb.
     
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    I love the 1st photo too. What a great entrance. Is the 1st plant in the 2nd group Hakonechloa grass?
     
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    Barb, In photo #11...there is some ajuga, do you have that growing all year at your place?
    It would look great all year, if not always in flower, the leaves look great and it flowers in shade too...you need to have a large clump though so it can be thick and tumble over.
     

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