04-23-2013, 12:48 PM
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Front garden: Dwarf Burning Bush starting to leaf out



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Back garden: Gray Treefrog (I think) enjoying the morning sun in the back garden



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Back garden: "Gro-Low" Fragrant Sumac (male) catkins

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 04-23-2013, 01:31 PM
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That frog obviously knows great gardens. Thumbsup

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 04-23-2013, 01:59 PM
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Very nice pictures, Mike. Thanks for sharing them.

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 04-23-2013, 03:43 PM
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Wonderful pictures!

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 04-30-2013, 10:19 AM
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Gents, thank you for the kind words Smile

Here a few more photos from the past couple of days...

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2013-04-28: Daffodil "Pink Charm" still flowering away nicely



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2013-04-29: Tiny yellow flowers on "Gro-Low" Fragrant Sumac



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2013-04-29: Honey Bee (I think) on "Gro-Low" Fragrant Sumac



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2013-04-29: Honey Bee (I think) on "Gro-Low" Fragrant Sumac

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 05-01-2013, 11:03 AM
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A couple more...

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2013-05-01: Blue Mazus



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2013-05-01: Mother Nature is the best, this (Indian Pink) will become this http://www.mowildflowers.net/spigelia-marilandica.html

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 05-01-2013, 11:07 AM
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Beautiful! Thumbsup

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 05-02-2013, 03:18 AM
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Mike,
Nice pics. I enjoy all of your threads with garden pics.

I am in USDA zone 5. What zone are you in? You are weeks ahead of me. I have one tulip. It serves as a "barometer" and is now only breaking the surface. None of my hosta are up.

Phil

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 05-02-2013, 07:36 AM
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Mike, you have a very beautiful garden. Your photography is excellent.

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 05-02-2013, 08:41 AM
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(05-02-2013, 07:36 AM)Howler Wrote: Mike, you have a very beautiful garden. Your photography is excellent.

Yep, I agree! Mike, I know you've already answered this, so I'd like to suggest that you include your camera details in your signature, in anticipation of the repeated questions about it. Biggrin

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 05-02-2013, 08:48 AM
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Gents, once again thank you for the kind words Smile



(05-02-2013, 03:18 AM)PhilNH5 Wrote: I am in USDA zone 5. What zone are you in? You are weeks ahead of me. I have one tulip. It serves as a "barometer" and is now only breaking the surface. None of my hosta are up.

Last year we (St Louis MO) got upgraded to zone 6a.

I think this year is a more "normal" gardening year, maybe just a little bit late... about a month ago I thought we were 2 to 3 weeks behind last year, but now I see we're 3 to 4 weeks behind -- which I'm hoping will translate into a good Summertime display (which we didn't see last year during the excessive heat and drought).

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 05-02-2013, 08:53 AM
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Excellent Pictures!
Spring has finally arrived here. I have gooseberries that are budding out with tiny leaves and a few other plants that are peeking out of the ground now.

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 05-02-2013, 08:56 AM
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(05-02-2013, 08:41 AM)yohannrjm Wrote:
(05-02-2013, 07:36 AM)Howler Wrote: Mike, you have a very beautiful garden. Your photography is excellent.

Yep, I agree! Mike, I know you've already answered this, so I'd like to suggest that you include your camera details in your signature, in anticipation of the repeated questions about it. Biggrin

Brad & Yohann

You're far too kind Blush

The camera I use is nothing special, it's a Canon PowerShot SD780 IS. I tend to use the "Macro" setting on it a lot! and take lots! of photos, then select (keep) of the odd good one...

I'm hoping to finally breakdown the wife this year and get her approval on a Digital DSLR.

Take care, Mike

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 05-07-2013, 09:59 AM
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Taken this morning in the back garden...

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Baptisia "Blue False Indigo" in bud



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Baptisia "Blue False Indigo" in bud



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Baptisia "False Indigo Solar Flare"



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Catmint "Blue Wonder" coming into flower

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 05-08-2013, 07:21 AM
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Yesterday in neighbour's front garden...

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What's for dinner Mr Snake (Eastern Garter Snake I think)?

Toad in the Hole Biggrin

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 05-08-2013, 07:35 AM
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very nice photos![/align]

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 05-08-2013, 10:56 AM
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Snakes are not my favorite people. (Hope froggy escaped from back door of house. Biggrin )

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 05-09-2013, 07:14 AM
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(05-08-2013, 10:56 AM)freddy Wrote: Snakes are not my favorite people. (Hope froggy escaped from back door of house. Biggrin )

Fingers-crossed the Gray Treefrog is safe and sound.

Yesterday in the front garden...

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Dwarf Burning Bush covered in tiny yellow/green flowers



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Dwarf Burning Bush covered in tiny yellow/green flowers

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 05-09-2013, 09:54 AM
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Mike, how many different plants/flowers/vegetables(?) do you have in your garden? It's like a virtual walk through a city's botanical garden, just super! Smile

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 05-09-2013, 02:00 PM
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(05-09-2013, 09:54 AM)freddy Wrote: Mike, how many different plants/flowers/vegetables(?) do you have in your garden? It's like a virtual walk through a city's botanical garden, just super! Smile

Hi Freddy

I'm going to reveal a little more of my OCPD here Biggrin

I could give you a list of every single plant planted in my garden and tell you where it's planted A6

But for the moment...
  • Front garden: 90 plants (85 of which I planted)
  • Hosta garden: 12 plants (I planted all of them)
  • Back garden: 249 plants (I planted all of them)
Take care, Mike

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