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Old 07-07-2009, 07:15 PM   #11
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NE Bogger-
Nice tour of your garden. Thanks!!

Please keep us up to date on the changes you make with new photos. It would be fun to see the "before" and "after" photos, and maybe transition photos through the process.

You need a bench in that pretty place!!

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Old 07-07-2009, 10:16 PM   #12
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pink flowers are Queen of the Prairie, Filipendula rubra.
Well, it's not native to my exact spot... but it's so pretty I'll call it "close enough". I'll look for it at the next plant sale. Thanks for the idea!
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Old 07-09-2009, 12:38 AM   #13
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"Unusual: What ever the local garden center doesn't have!" That makes this a lot easier and I like mail order better anyway. What colors do you like? How much height can you handle? Are you open to annuals? I have a few more ideas up my sleeve if you're up to experimenting.
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Old 07-09-2009, 06:30 PM   #14
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Come on and throw them at me! Right now I need to decide what to do with the bare spot in the first photos. I've had thought of tall plants, so that you have to go around to see whats behind them, but then that would block out the view of the creek. So something of 2-3 feet would work out.
Skunk cabbage is something I've always wanted to try, but am under the impression that wouldn't work out to well in an artificial setting.
I've gotten several plants thru the mail, lots more variety. Wish I knew more about the hardiness of some.
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Old 07-13-2009, 09:50 AM   #15
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Filipendula rubra has some height to it. That's going to be a large showy plant.
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Old 07-13-2009, 09:01 PM   #16
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I forgot to do my homework on this one. I have a few catalogs from specialty nurseries I need to gather up that were selling ornamentals. Whoop me.
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Old 07-14-2009, 09:03 PM   #17
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Whoop ya, Never! You're way too helpful...
I need to spend some time searching too. Seems like I always run out of time and steam.
I was always going to keep a 'I want that list!', wish I wouldhave...
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Old 07-15-2009, 11:51 PM   #18
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Something had sprouted in my yard a few years back.
Since I love having a mystery plant or two I moved it into an area to mature.
I always figure if I don't like the flower I can pull it before it reseeds.
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Well as it turns out It matured into the queen of the prairie you spoke about and they ARE beautiful.
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I called it my cotton candy plant until I learned the proper name.
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Old 07-16-2009, 07:11 PM   #19
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I also like the shape of the leaves on this plant. Will be cutting her back soon tho. Have you smelled the flowers? Very pleasant to my senses.
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Old 07-17-2009, 12:25 AM   #20
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One of the catalogs I have was from Van Engelen, Van Engelen Wholesale Dutch Flower Bulbs: Tulips, Narcissi, Hyacinth, Crocus, Fritillaria, Allium, Muscari and Lilies I was looking for the Camassia scilloides I bought from them and couldn't find it. That's one plant you could use. My Van Engelen catalog is 5 years old. They might not carry that plant any more. Too bad. Somebody else should have it if you enjoy a hunt. I'm still looking for my old catalogs that I bought bulbs from.
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