07-22-2012, 09:48 AM
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Eastern Tiger Swallowtail Butterfly on Butterfly Bush (in Georgia)



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Back garden, for the first time our Daylilies "Becky Lynn" are going to re-bloom



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Back garden, for the first time our Daylilies "Becky Lynn" are going to re-bloom

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 07-22-2012, 10:28 AM
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Mike, sensational as always.

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 07-22-2012, 10:36 AM
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(07-22-2012, 10:28 AM)freddy Wrote: Mike, sensational as always.

+1 Beautiful.

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 07-22-2012, 12:10 PM
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Mike, Great photos. Does the thread title mean that you will be traveling south this week to GA?

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 07-22-2012, 04:01 PM
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(07-22-2012, 12:10 PM)ridgerunner Wrote: Mike, Great photos. Does the thread title mean that you will be traveling south this week to GA?

Hi William

My bad, the thread title is somewhat misleading Blush

Tuesday gone (17th July) we drove down to Georgia, where we stayed with friends... we got back home yesterday (Saturday 21st July).

Take care, Mike

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 07-25-2012, 07:23 AM
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Our very first Daylily "Becky Lynn" re-bloom

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 07-25-2012, 01:37 PM
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How do you do that in 110°F weather? Huh (Stunning, by the way.)

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 07-25-2012, 01:51 PM
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(07-25-2012, 01:37 PM)freddy Wrote: How do you do that in 110°F weather? Huh (Stunning, by the way.)

Hi Freddy

I'm out in the garden by 06:00am and safely back indoors by 09:00am at the very latest. I may look stupid, but I'm not that stupid A6

Due to the excessive heat I've not cut my grass in over a month (and I'm totally fine with that). A couple of years ago I promised myself I would never! cut the grass when temperatures are above 90°F (32°C), and this year has totally proven me right on that front ie The people who have still been going out cutting their grass have a dry, brown (with lots of dead areas) patch, where as I've still got a pretty healthy looking green lawn (with only minimal watering = 1ich / 25mm per week).

Thanks! We're really pleased that the re-blooming Daylilies (not all varieties are) have re-bloomed for the first time this year...

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 07-25-2012, 01:59 PM
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(07-25-2012, 01:51 PM)mikeperry Wrote:
(07-25-2012, 01:37 PM)freddy Wrote: How do you do that in 110°F weather? Huh (Stunning, by the way.)

Hi Freddy

I'm out in the garden by 06:00am and safely back indoors by 09:00am at the very latest. I may look stupid, but I'm not that stupid A6

Due to the excessive heat I've not cut my grass in over a month (and I'm totally fine with that). A couple of years ago I promised myself I would never! cut the grass when temperatures are above 90°F (32°C), and this year has totally proven me right on that front ie The people who have still been going out cutting their grass have a dry, brown (with lots of dead areas) patch, where as I've still got a pretty healthy looking green lawn (with only minimal watering = 1ich / 25mm per week).

Thanks! We're really pleased that the re-blooming Daylilies (not all varieties are) have re-bloomed for the first time this year...

Mike, with a beautiful garden like yours, stupid is not a word that comes to mind about you. Actually, I guess what I was referring to was how do you make anything grow in that kind of unremitting heat and sun.

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 07-25-2012, 02:22 PM
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(07-25-2012, 01:59 PM)freddy Wrote: Mike, with a beautiful garden like yours, stupid is not a word that comes to mind about you. Actually, I guess what I was referring to was how do you make anything grow in that kind of unremitting heat and sun.

Freddy, you really need to met the wife, she will put you straight on my stu...

This gardening, growing season has not been "normal", yes we experience hot weather here, but not like this. That said, without question (at least in my mind) the biggest problem has been the total lack of rainfall, the landscape is really crying out now for good soaking rains...

My garden is starting to look real sorry for itself, doesn't matter how much I try to water, nothing beats good old fashion rain.

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