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Reworking the front entry gardens

Started by Riana Noyes. Last reply by Riana Noyes Jun 30, 2017. 42 Replies

As many of you know, we experienced a flooded basement this spring. This necessitates a change in the drainage so it doesn't happen again...so while we're at it, we're taking apart the front walk,…Continue

Seasons

Started by Jan Magee. Last reply by dee lowe Apr 3, 2016. 9 Replies

Gardening is my second love, after quiltmaking. The two are SO different! Gardening is lots of hard work; quiltmaking is pure pleasure. And I'm perfectly fine with taking six months off from the…Continue

My tired-looking gazebo

Started by Riana Noyes. Last reply by Riana Noyes May 11, 2015. 25 Replies

When were looking to buy our…Continue

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Comment by rogue quilter Queen of the WIVSP on April 8, 2018 at 3:14pm

oh, carla, my mil has hi iscus in her yard in yakima. we're at 800 ft above sea level & she's 1300 ft ..and her hibiscus survive every winters freeze. even the horrible nearly three months of continuous snow on ground and ground here freezes to about a foot down. so yours may get some kill back, but i bet the roots are fine ..and you may get a great deal on freeze damamged hibiscus at the nursery :)).

   ....ddh tells people i by 'dead' plants and give them nice burials in my yard. for which i am rewarded w very pretty survivors every year! :))

Comment by rogue quilter Queen of the WIVSP on April 8, 2018 at 3:10pm

we had heavy winds w gusts in excess of 35 mph yesterday & today it seems worse. things, heavy things, are being blown everywhere. took boobers out this morning for his daily do and the daffs were being bearen up, again, and flattened. so ..i picked a lovely bouquet of daffs & ...oh can't think :(( ..the very sweet smelling little white bulbs and mixed them in w a pretty bouquet of red and cream carnations that  ddh bought for me yesterday. sooo pretty in the kitchen window while i work & listen the wild winds of spring howling away on other side of window. :))

Comment by carla j walton on April 8, 2018 at 10:18am

Beautiful gladiolus Rogue.

Comment by carla j walton on April 8, 2018 at 10:17am

My daffodils bloom in January here and the hyacinth and tulips shortly after so they have been gone for a while already. We got a freak freeze last two nights and my iris are  in bud and bloom. I couldn't wrap the bloom for fear of breating them but I was able to save the buds by wrapping them in batting and then covering them with bloom covers from work. The bloom covers or bud covers look much like those nylon thread spool covers. In fact they are the same thing. I had saved some to use as spool covers but got great use of them last 2 nights. Pretty happy right now. 

Rinna, the flower bellow is a Hibiscus for sure but I didn't look to see the name of it. If there are still any left and not damaged by freeze I may get one and I will let you know.

Comment by rogue quilter Queen of the WIVSP on April 8, 2018 at 1:15am

the glad pic was fr last summer. 

Comment by Riana Noyes on April 7, 2018 at 10:27pm

Beautiful, Rogue...a glad in April? Ours make us wait until August!

If it ever stops snowing back home, we'll have daffodils & their cousins , paperwhites , star of Bethlehem, and narcissi to pick for spring bouquets :-))

Comment by rogue quilter Queen of the WIVSP on April 7, 2018 at 8:22pm

another stow-away ..brought a whole bag of corms for new home ...but over zealous garage cleaner (first time in over 30 yrs!lollol) threw out plastic grocery bags of corms, daff bulbs ...sigh. but this pretty must have been in roots of one of the miniature roses i brought w me :)  it's a antique branching gladiola. they grew everywhere in last yard. many old roses etc from hubs grmother & grgrandmother living there before us.

Comment by rogue quilter Queen of the WIVSP on April 7, 2018 at 8:16pm

redwood sorrel - native to redwood country we last lived in n. california. a stowaway in miniature rose pot i brought w me when i moved her. it likes the dirt i've been building here & is spreading everywhere. i love it!

Comment by rogue quilter Queen of the WIVSP on April 7, 2018 at 8:13pm

Comment by rogue quilter Queen of the WIVSP on April 7, 2018 at 8:11pm

that is a gorgeous blossom, carla! and i agree w the others ..looks like a fancy hybridized hibiscus. i had daffs start to bloom recently & now all the drifts i've planted, dug & thinned, replanted over last few years are blooming. i love daffodils ..especially the whit ones.

 

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