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#1 2011-07-10 00:55:40

Flat Rock Farm
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My other addiction.... gardening

http://i1185.photobucket.com/albums/z341/Wycrazy/IMG_0356-1.jpg

http://i1185.photobucket.com/albums/z341/Wycrazy/IMG_0357.jpg
This was my test at trying to post a picture, was only able to paste one so it's a working progress.  I love to garden and wanted to show some of them, so here's one of my side garden,  will try for the rest later.

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#2 2011-07-10 01:15:25

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Re: My other addiction.... gardening

Absolutely beautiful. I love that you have stuck to muted shades of green, nit too much color, in that area of your garden. Although I love flowers what you have done is my ultimate favorite type of garden.

Wish mine were that well cared for! Just can't enjoy weeding the gardening no matter how much I like the look.


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#3 2011-07-10 01:26:30

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Re: My other addiction.... gardening

Well thank you, I do have flower gardens as well, that's why I was trying to post more pictures, I just tried adding one but the IMG code is the only thing showing???

http://i1185.photobucket.com/albums/z341/Wycrazy/IMG_0359.jpg

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#4 2011-07-10 01:29:19

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Re: My other addiction.... gardening

Just add a square bracket to the back of the code. One of these: ]

I don't believe I am a full fledged moderator yet(or else I am just clueless) or I would do it for you!


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#5 2011-07-10 01:52:28

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Re: My other addiction.... gardening

:congrats: You did it Paula, I am very proud!  Gorgeous gardens!  I fixed your second pic in the first post, it had a square bracket missing off the end! 

it was ended as .....[IMG
I just did ....[IMG]

and [img] reads exactly the same as [IMG] it doesn't matter if img is written in small or caps as long as you have the []'s there too :thumbs:

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#6 2011-07-10 02:08:39

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Re: My other addiction.... gardening

Beautiful Paula! I can see how passionate about gardening you are. I hope you find time to sit outside and enjoy your garden every once in awhile!


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#7 2011-07-10 11:31:43

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Re: My other addiction.... gardening

Well thank you PG and SLF for your help, I will get the hang of it.  I mastered the avatar pictures I WILL get this too.   I love to putter in the gardens when I am not in the barn caring for the chickens.  Sorry for the multiple picture postings, I do have more but I will leave it at the three.

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#8 2011-07-10 12:15:40

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Re: My other addiction.... gardening

Bring on the pictures, there can never be too many! What do you call the flowers in the second pictures. They are called Pfingstrosen in German but we call them rain flowers because it always rains when they are blooming.


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#9 2011-07-10 12:16:32

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Re: My other addiction.... gardening

Flat Rock Farm wrote:

http://i1185.photobucket.com/albums/z34 … 0356-1.jpg

http://i1185.photobucket.com/albums/z34 … G_0357.jpg
This was my test at trying to post a picture, was only able to paste one so it's a working progress.  I love to garden and wanted to show some of them, so here's one of my side garden,  will try for the rest later.

W O N D E R F U L

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#10 2011-07-10 13:30:32

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Re: My other addiction.... gardening

I think those are peonies Gubi. Is that correct Paula?

How big is the landscaped part of your yard? The more I look at the photos the bigger it looks!
We used to have a really nicely landscaped yard when we lived In town. My DH enjoys masonry so we had lots of  rock walls etc. We plan to do something similar where we live now but it seems there is just too much to do to get it all done. Plus we keep moving north so we are down to zone 2b and hardier plants which definitely narrows down the options on what to grow.


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#11 2011-07-10 16:10:03

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Re: My other addiction.... gardening

You are right PG they are peonies, well we have lived here for 23 years and there was nothing here when we bought the property, so it has taken quite awhile to establish.  We have 6.5 acres and the house, gardens and barn sit on 2 acres, we also have a small orchard of fruit trees.  Eighteen years ago I re-forested the rest of the property with white, spruce, pine and ash, like my username suggests we sit on a huge shelf of flat rock which extends to a good part of north west Flamborough township.  We had tried growing sweet corn but the tractor when the field was turned over could hear the disc scraping the rock, which is originally why they had it planted it in clover they would just cut and bail it.
Thanks all for the compliments everyone, =D
Paula

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#12 2011-07-10 20:32:40

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Re: My other addiction.... gardening

The flower heads always have ants on the flower buds. I can't remember if they pollinate or not.  Ours are really growing now. They were tiny when we moved here.  I love them too!  Stefan, what's Pfingst mean, assuming rosen means rose?

Post away Paula,  You have the same taste in flowers, hostas, and I love veronica/speedwell and other blue spiky flowers, salvias, delphiniums, lupins.  The mint family is my favourite.

Lys do you have a lot of rain and lush gardens or are they more arid and dry?  I am sure you have wild lavender there!

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#13 2011-07-10 20:49:59

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Re: My other addiction.... gardening

Peonies are so beautiful...

Snapshots of my garden. USDA Zone: 9b

http://fotos.facilisimo.com/recuerdo/16 … mavera2010

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#14 2011-07-10 21:02:39

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Re: My other addiction.... gardening

skeffling lavender farm wrote:

The flower heads always have ants on the flower buds. I can't remember if they pollinate or not.  Ours are really growing now. They were tiny when we moved here.  I love them too!  Stefan, what's Pfingst mean, assuming rosen means rose?

Post away Paula,  You have the same taste in flowers, hostas, and I love veronica/speedwell and other blue spiky flowers, salvias, delphiniums, lupins.  The mint family is my favourite.

Lys do you have a lot of rain and lush gardens or are they more arid and dry?  I am sure you have wild lavender there!

Skeffling lavender farm, usually we have a lot of rain and sometimes drought but all is green.
The genus Lavandula is typical mediterranean. I live in the North of Bizkaia, next to the sea.
The climate here is like England but with much hot and less rain.

Flora of the North Coast of Spain.

http://www.asturnatura.com/asturnaturaD … /Flora.php


http://www.upf.edu/materials/fhuma/portal_geos/spain/t3/img_grans_t3/011.jpg



http://www.juntadeandalucia.es/averroes/ceip_san_rafael/europa/Zonas_USDA_Europa.jpg

http://www.upf.edu/materials/fhuma/portal_geos/spain/t3/img_grans_t3/006.jpg



I also love blue/lilac flowers.

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#15 2011-07-10 21:12:07

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Re: My other addiction.... gardening

Imagine USDA zone 9b! Wow Lys. I have seen frost every month of the year where we live. Gardening would be so different in your climate.

Flat Rock Farm what zone would you be in?


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#16 2011-07-10 21:22:36

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Re: My other addiction.... gardening

poplar girl wrote:

Imagine USDA one 9b! Wow Lys. I have seen frost every month of the year where we live. Gardening would be so different in your climate.

Flat Rock Farm what zone would you be in?

9b zone but all winters snows here.

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#17 2011-07-11 00:44:24

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Re: My other addiction.... gardening

Pfingsten means Pentecost.


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#18 2011-07-11 13:14:31

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Re: My other addiction.... gardening

Poplar Girl I am am in zone 6a, I am just south of Cambridge, ON.  Tried to attach a topical picture like Lys but my attempt failed :(

Claire I too love the blue flowers, the ones that are on the four corners of my arbor is 'Cat Mint", I love the smell and the flowers last so long.  The hostas in the one picture under the Eastern Redbud are starting to bloom, I have three varieties under there and they all bloom at different times so there is always some colour.  Yes the peonies do attract ants that's the reason why I planted the alone, one to get a nice show of flowers and two to keep the ants away from the house.  There is sometimes a means to my madnessm LOL:Crazy:

Well lys I see you get snow but nothing compared to what poor Claire got this past winter, that's what happens when you live in the Georgia Bay Region.  Lys love the pictures of your dogs, the Shepherd pup look like my girl when she was a baby, she is now almost 13.

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#19 2011-07-13 19:10:19

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Re: My other addiction.... gardening

Cool maps Lys, what a lot of microclimates, probably all those mountains.  The snow is pretty on your photo gallery, we use to just get a little like that when I was still in England.  Now we get 2-3 feet or more when it drifts.  We are Zone 5b  as we are 10 km away form two great lakes so they moderate temps in summer and  cause tons of lake effect snow in winter.  I have no idea how you do it Poplargirl...that's close to Arctic!

Aaah Pentecost rose.  I'll have to remember that.  There is method to your madness Paula!  We have catnip here too domestic and wild.  It grows wild, the tall stuff that has nettle looking leaves.  Cercis canadensis, one of canadas smallest native trees!  Cute little things!  Would shade your hostas nicely!

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#20 2011-12-14 03:08:43

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Re: My other addiction.... gardening

Needed to look at something lush and green so added some more summer pictures of my gardens.http://i1185.photobucket.com/albums/z341/Wycrazy/IMG_0353640x480.jpg
http://i1185.photobucket.com/albums/z341/Wycrazy/IMG_0365640x480.jpghttp://i1185.photobucket.com/albums/z341/Wycrazy/IMG_0363640x480.jpg
http://i1185.photobucket.com/albums/z341/Wycrazy/IMG_0364640x480.jpghttp://i1185.photobucket.com/albums/z341/Wycrazy/IMG_0354640x480.jpghttp://i1185.photobucket.com/albums/z341/Wycrazy/IMG_0367640x480.jpg

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#21 2011-12-14 03:44:23

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All I can say is "Oh, Wow & Beautiful!"

XOX Monika

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#22 2011-12-14 04:32:24

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I am in zone 3 but my other love is gardening to, at the cabin I have over 3000 perenials and a huge garden, and another at my daughters, your place looks like a dream come true, they are lots of work but when the day is done a glass of red whine or gin and tonic sitting on the deck looking over the thinks you take pride in and love makes the day great and life worth living.  :goodthread:


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#23 2011-12-14 12:29:41

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Re: My other addiction.... gardening

Well said...  :applause: :applause: :applause:

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#24 2011-12-14 13:08:36

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Re: My other addiction.... gardening

It's stunning Flat Rock! Especially nice to look at this time of year.

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#25 2011-12-14 17:32:14

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Susan wrote:

It's stunning Flat Rock! Especially nice to look at this time of year.

Thank you!  I was sitting looking at some of the pictures I had last night and though oh looks so lovely and green.  I hate this time of year when everything is naked, brown and dull (we don't have snow yet).  Thought well maybe someone else may need that boost too, LOL.  These were all taken a day before I had a garden tour come through, took me fours days to go through everything to get the yard ready.  Had just gotten the gazebo ready they day before as well, we used to have a hot tub in there which we took out and had to do some floor repairs.  Also have a good size veggie/cut flower garden which I had also taken pictures of, but everything was still pretty small.

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