What's Looking Good in July 2022

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  1. Zigs

    Zigs Young Pine

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    Grune thread here

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  3. Logan

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    Thanks @Zigs i thought that yesterday was the 1st of July :chuckle: It had been a long day.
     
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    White regale lilies
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    First of the lavender
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    Verbascum Snowy Spires
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    Logan, I love the mix of colors and textures in your garden. You really ought to hire out as a garden designer!
     
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    Marlingardener thanks but i haven't got the time.
     
  8. Sjoerd

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    I love your pics, Loggie.
    You are a real plant master.
     
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    So daylilies I created some years ago, by cross pollinating ones I liked, then growing the seeds.
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    A barrel of sedums that I grew from cuttings. Nothing is easier than growing sedum from cuttings. Just poke a hole into the ground and stick a sedum cutting into the hole.

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    You know Daniël, this posting of yours is a good one— it not only shows some attractive hemerocallis blooms, but it also displays your skills at crocc-pollenating. I’ll bet not many of us have purposely done that. No mate, you are a bloke with skills. Chapeau.
    BTW— that Sedum is looking very smart.
     
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    @Sjoerd, thank you. It's easy to cross pollinate hemerocallis and get seeds to plant. I think most if the really old ones are diploid, and most of the wide-flowered new ones are tetraploid, so that's about the only fertility restriction I know if. If they don't take, that's a low-risk experiment. If I remember correctly, I stratified the seeds in the refrigerator for a few months before planting them. Then it takes two or three years of growing before you have a nice size, blooming plant. It sounds like a lot, but one isn't doing much along the way, just letting them grow in a quiet corner. There were a few ugly ones that I threw away. The nice ones are unique and a source of pride.

    Daylily petals are crisp and mild, with very slight sweetness. They are nice in a mixed salad. Dried daylily flowers can be found in some Chinese markets but I have not cooked with them.
     
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    Droopy Slug Slaughterer Plants Contributor

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    Love your plants, @Logan. They are beautiful.

    Sheesh, @Daniel W, you've got skills, man! I'm in awe of what you accomplish in your garden.

    Got the tipsy planter up. It was an ordeal because I've still got covid, so it seems especially pretty to me in all its glorious newly-planted-and-still-a-mess style:

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    Well, it is a great planter. How many years have you had that now? It still looks great.
     
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    @Droopy your tipsy planter is great! Colorful and fun. So is the entire view in your photo.

    And PLEASE GET BETTER!

    Milkweed with honeybees, today.

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    That Asclepias looks so good with all those bees on it. I was able to get one from my bee mentor recently just for my pollinators. When I brought it to my lottie, I chopped the upper 3/4ths of the plant. I may not get any blooms this year, but hopefully the roots will form and become stable, giving me blooms next year. We shall see.
    Which Lavender species is that you have growing there?
     
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    Congrats on getting a start of Asclepius. I originally grew mine from seeds, which took two years to establish. Later I took starts which grew faster and bloomed the next year. It is very fragrant. Honeybees love it.

    The lavender is Lavandula angustifolia. Honeybees usually like it but they have been scarce this year.
     
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