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  1. Jewell

    Jewell Incorrigible Gardener Plants Contributor

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    Only 55F today. If it makes the 70 degree mark it will be for 5 seconds before 5’oclock and then the temperature will drop. No sunshine for today so flowers are providing warmth.

    A small potted grocery store rose from last summer that is looking like a full sized, big bloom rose. Will have to think about the perfect place to plant it:confused: Not what I was planning.
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    I tucked a small piece of day lily tuber into a pot with a rosemary plant and it was my early blooming yellow day lily.
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    I got several of these primroses from the clearance section at Lowe’s. I recognized them as being a heritage variety that I have in cream. The best and prettiest primrose (to me). Now I have for different colors. If watered regularly they can be in almost perpetual bloom during the summer.
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    And just because I like this variegated lewisia and it’s blooming. A dappled sunshine :scheming:
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  3. Pacnorwest

    Pacnorwest Hardy Maple

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    Jewell lovely collection of yellow flowers. Just make a nice bright statement.
     
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    Such brilliant yellow! Floral sunshine!
     
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    Jewell Incorrigible Gardener Plants Contributor

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    Today we got real sun sunshine by 2 PM. The maritime influence has been keeping me in wool socks and a fleece lined flannel shirt most of the day. o_O
     
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    IMG_8924.jpeg Jewell same maritime weather here the past few days. The sun is out this afternoon. Found some more peony’s and amaryllis bloomin.. the last peony bloom had a deer bite right out of one side. I’ll post more pics later.
    Hope that deer got a belly ache…all that sweet nectar attracted the deer. I never had a deer take a bite of any of my peony’s before. I bet it was the twins running around with mom they have eaten most flower buds so far. I wish they would eat the darn ivy I planted years ago. I’m still pulling it up. Maybe I ought to open the gate by the ivy and block off the rest of the garden.. invite them to a feast with a few extra goodies. they generally get in the ivy anyway…kind of a natural control group thing.
    I had to fence off the pastures due to tansey , they will attract larvae that eats the plant down in a day or two. The poison oak- has no predators. Sprayed them yesterday. Used the 16 gallon sprayer hooked up to battery. Can’t let the horses eat any…I worry about them more that any other pets.
     
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    Sjoerd Mighty Oak

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    That is a remarkable story, Pac. The pic of the munch-able peony— was a really good pic. A pic with a story.
     
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    Jewell, I didn't know you could keep primroses in bloom with enough water! Do you need to sheer off the old blooms?
     
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    Sojoerd I was so surprised years of growing peony’s that was the first time a deer took a bite. Only a bite not the whole flower. Reminds me if it was a baby deer learned that flower tasted gross..none of the other peony’s had any signs of a deer munching. Lesson learned…
     
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    Jewell Incorrigible Gardener Plants Contributor

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    @Cayuga Morning I do deadhead. Some varieties are more willing than others.
     
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    Jewell Once it warms up mine are toast. Usually the slugs get the flowers. But they never re-bud. I had the blue prims in the garden for years. Others didn’t last. Your yellows are a ray of sunshine, well done.
     
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    Thanks Jewell. I'll arm myself with a pair of scissors & try it.
     
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