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A few more specific photos taken March 21st 2008


 
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 22, 2008 7:05 am    Post subject: A few more specific photos taken March 21st 2008 Reply with quote





















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PostPosted: Sat Mar 22, 2008 12:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

So many pretty textures and colours especially from the veg, and the sweet peas of course. Now if we could just smell them......
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 24, 2008 11:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ahh nice garden Lyonsy, wanna come and work on mine. Smile Quick question, is the silver leaved plant in the second pic known as wormwood? I seeem to remember seeing something like it in a local garden centre.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 31, 2008 8:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

What a wonderful garden, looks like a load of work. Smile

What kind of plant is that on the last picture?
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 05, 2008 4:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The grey plant is Escholtzia Californica (Californian Poppy..State flower) and the last plant is Brocolli..very up close and personal!!
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 05, 2008 4:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

http://i217.photobucket.com/albums/cc41/WovenGarden/Digitalis.jpg





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PostPosted: Mon Apr 21, 2008 12:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

What is the grey leaved plant in the third photo ? (not the Californian poppy)
Your photos are really lovely, and very encouraging to those of us in Ireland as we still have a month or two to wait before we have flowers as wonderful as yours.
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 21, 2008 2:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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The grey is Salvia Argentea

It is sending out some very large flower spikes at the moment and I will post a picture of that soon..groiws almost as big as a Verbascum which I have too.

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PostPosted: Tue Apr 22, 2008 7:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for the information, I shall look up that Salvia in one of my books. It looks as if it needs plenty of sun! What an amazingly varied family the salvias are. All your flowers look so well tended and cherished! When does everything start flowering in your climate? Do plants keep flowering through your winter? It all looks heavenly!
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 22, 2008 8:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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I love Salvias too and have about twenty varieties at this stage. A friend used to grow them and is about to give me his seed collection. They can be trick to grown from seed but easy peasey to grow from cuttings.

This is Southern California and our winters can be like a moderatley hot Irish summer. Here in LA we get a few nights of light frost so I grow a Spring garden in winter here..the greens, peas, cool weather crops etc and have the Northern hemisphere summer in Spring. (temps of 70-80) when summer rolls around here it is over 100 degrees and forget about gardening in July /August!! Now is our peak just as the weather is about to get hot and stay hot.

Thanks for your compliments on the garden

John (formerly from Co Galway)
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 22, 2008 9:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Gracious, how different to our seasons here...as you must know all too well if you come from Galway. Does that mean your "spring garden" plants all die in the heat of July/August ? Do you start from scratch every winter? When do deciduous trees and shrubs lose their leaves? I can't quite imagine how your seasons work as far as gardening goes. We are so used to nature going to sleep, as it were, over the winter that it's hard to imagine a different reality. Mind you, our winters have shortened dramatically compared to even 15 years ago.
Keep taking photos, they are really good...and inspirational. Sive
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