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Comment by Kathleen Trout Horvath on June 11, 2012 at 4:30pm

Lovely container garden, Lorraine!

Comment by Lorraine Smith Pacific NW on June 11, 2012 at 3:10pm

I love candytuft & cilantro. They both resow themselves & then I save lemon gem marigold seeds which are small flowers but profuse & don't seem too affected by rain to fill in all the empty spots between my purchases of petunias, calibrachoa & verbena. Marguerites are the favorite wild daisy here. . .

Comment by Lorraine Smith Pacific NW on June 5, 2012 at 7:19pm

Snapdragons reseed themselves all over the place without effort. These volunteered in the phormium which I struggle to save each winter. Must be kept dry, then they can tolerate cold.

Comment by Lorraine Smith Pacific NW on May 30, 2012 at 9:26pm

Thanks Grant. This spring has been superb for Pacific NW gardeners. We can work all hours without getting too hot! I just downloaded photos for my mother on her "picture wall". She should love these brilliant colors as that's where I got my green thumb. Her patio at the assisted living keeps her going. . .The purples are all brilliant this year.

Comment by Lorraine Smith Pacific NW on May 30, 2012 at 1:07am

Just love these azeleas.

Comment by Kathleen Trout Horvath on May 18, 2012 at 5:07pm

I prefer a color scheme.  In my pots on the deck, the theme is red, white and blue.  In the front yard, it's pink, white, true blue, and light lavendar. 

I decided this after seeing my mother-in-laws garden.  It was such a mix of colors and unmatched plants, that it just wasn't appealing.

 

Comment by Lissa J. Bitton on February 26, 2012 at 6:17pm

Grant - your flowers are gorgeous - I love the yellow one - reminds me of a flower fairies would love to have in their garden!

Comment by karen elaine jeansonne on August 7, 2011 at 8:48am

Hello fellow Flower children! I m new 2 this site~ & willing 2 help u w/landscape ?'s as best I can. I am a Louisiana Landscape Contractor & have a business n Alexandria, La.  Working early a.m. & late p.m. is the way 2 beat the heat! ENJOY!

 

Comment by Nancy Hall ~ NH ~ Zone 4~5 on July 18, 2011 at 12:21pm
Karl, Thank you for the photo's. My daughter and I visited my sister and family years ago in PA, and she took us to Longwood Gardens... We both still have pictures we took hanging on our walls at home and I have a few in my office at work. She got hooked on photography because of that place and the pictures she took were awesome!!! What a wonderful place to work!!!
I'm envious!! I don't even have a window in my office, but lots of great pictures!!!
Comment by Lyn - Sydney on July 10, 2011 at 11:16pm
Thank you Karl for the link to the beautiful gardens at Longwood.  Your photos are just gorgeous.  What a fabulous job working at Longwood, you would certainly never get bored with all the changing flowerbeds over the seasons.
 

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