Hummingbird House The Garden Helper
No-dash-here, you've found The Real Garden Helper! Gardening on the Web since 1997
vine bar
Wild Willy
 

More Photos

Gardening Reference » Gardening in 2006
by tamara on February 09, 2006 08:23 AM
Alan I am impressed, beautiful gardens. What are the red thistle like flowers?

* * * *
 -
 -
Tamara's Photos
Thinking Spring, Thinking Spring...Nope, doesn't work.lol
by ShirlS on February 09, 2006 08:32 AM
I agree! beautiful gardens!

* * * *
 -
Do not follow where the path may lead. Go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
by weezie13 on February 09, 2006 08:43 AM
I wanna know when I can move in???? [Wink] [Wink]

[flower] [Cool] [clappy] [thumb]

I love the crocosmia...

And the one picture, looks like the front of the house with the raised bed, rock border one,
reminds me of my grannies... she had a raised bed, with stones around it that was the same shape..
Very cool to have that in the front like that..

* * * *
Weezie

Don't forget to be kind to strangers. For some who have
done this have entertained angels without realizing it.
- Bible - Hebrews 13:2

 -
 -
 -

http://photobucket.com/albums/y250/weezie13/
by Oui on February 09, 2006 09:07 AM
Yummy...I want to know what the red thistle like flower is too...
by Gardencrazy on February 09, 2006 02:48 PM
Alan you place is wonderful!!! Thanks for sharing a bit of heaven.

The red thistle like flower is beebalm. They are great to have and come in several colours.

* * * *
 -
 -
 - my webshots ~ my photobucket
by alankhart on February 10, 2006 03:29 AM
You're right..it's Bee Balm. I have red, pink, purple and coral. It also comes in white and various light and dark shades of the other colors mentioned. Here's one of my purple ones:

http://i36.photobucket.com/albums/e47/alankhart/DSCF0777.jpg

* * * *
 -
 -
 -
by weezie13 on February 10, 2006 03:45 AM
Do you have to thin yours out Alan?
I have a clump, I never did much with it,
but our summers are sooo humid, it gets a
bad case of powdery mildew at the end of the season.. [Eek!] [Eek!]

Yours looks very close together, was just wondering???

* * * *
Weezie

Don't forget to be kind to strangers. For some who have
done this have entertained angels without realizing it.
- Bible - Hebrews 13:2

 -
 -
 -

http://photobucket.com/albums/y250/weezie13/
by tkhooper on February 10, 2006 04:56 AM
Alan when are you comming to visit me and organize my clay slope for me. I think you would have it looking great in just one year. I have over 160 species to plant I just can't seem to figure out how to make it look good lol.

* * * *
 -
 -
by alankhart on February 10, 2006 09:59 PM
I do thin them out every few years because they can spread alot. After they flower I usually cut them back so I get fresh foliage free from powdery mildew.

tkhooper: if I'm ever in Virginia I'll look you up and see if I can help. :-)

* * * *
 -
 -
 -
by Bestofour on February 11, 2006 02:13 AM
Alan, what are the plants with the yellow button type little flowers? And I love the purple bee balm. Was all that from last spring. Very gorgeous.

* * * *
 -
 -
 - http://www.picturetrail.com/bestofour  -
by alankhart on February 11, 2006 10:12 AM
The yellow flower is Moonbeam Coreopsis. It's a great perennial that blooms for weeks and will even rebloom if you cut it back. Yes, they are all from last spring/summer.

* * * *
 -
 -
 -
by Bestofour on February 11, 2006 11:36 AM
I have coreopsis. It looks so different in your picture. I like your moon yard art too.

* * * *
 -
 -
 - http://www.picturetrail.com/bestofour  -
by weezie13 on February 11, 2006 11:39 AM
Sheri,
What #picture is the yellow flower you're talking about??
Just curious??????

* * * *
Weezie

Don't forget to be kind to strangers. For some who have
done this have entertained angels without realizing it.
- Bible - Hebrews 13:2

 -
 -
 -

http://photobucket.com/albums/y250/weezie13/
by Bestofour on February 11, 2006 11:40 AM
by weezie13 on February 11, 2006 11:46 AM
That's what I was thinkin' when you answered the
last post....
I don't think that those are not coreopsis either.....

Wait until Alan comes thru again...
He's got to know!!

They caught my eye too, I seem to think I've seen them in my travels *in catalogs* but can't recall what they are.....

* * * *
Weezie

Don't forget to be kind to strangers. For some who have
done this have entertained angels without realizing it.
- Bible - Hebrews 13:2

 -
 -
 -

http://photobucket.com/albums/y250/weezie13/
by comfrey on February 11, 2006 02:02 PM
Alan are you using mulch around your plants as weed control? If so what do you use? You have a very beautiful garden!!!

* * * *
 -
 -
by alankhart on February 12, 2006 07:49 AM
Oops! I was looking at the wrong photo when I answered your question about the yellow flowers. Those are an annual flower but I can't think of the name at the moment...I'll get back to you. It's rather unique...it looks like a yellow button with a green eye.

Comfrey: I use hardwood mulch one year followed by compost the next.

* * * *
 -
 -
 -
by alankhart on February 14, 2006 07:20 PM
OK...sorry it took me so long. The plant is called 'Peek A Boo' Spilanthes. If you do a google search you can see a better photo and see just how odd it really looks. I just happened to run across it at a local nursery that I usually don't shop at, but I was in the the neighborhood and thought what the heck I'll stop by and see what they have. It's available in Burpee's seed catalog, but I don't know how easy it is to grow from seed.

* * * *
 -
 -
 -
by Bestofour on February 16, 2006 10:04 AM
That is such a cool plant.

* * * *
 -
 -
 - http://www.picturetrail.com/bestofour  -
by weezie13 on February 16, 2006 09:43 PM
I have seen those before, they're not your
run of the mill plant, and that makes them
very neat looking....

like little gumdrops or something..

* * * *
Weezie

Don't forget to be kind to strangers. For some who have
done this have entertained angels without realizing it.
- Bible - Hebrews 13:2

 -
 -
 -

http://photobucket.com/albums/y250/weezie13/
by daylily77 on October 13, 2006 04:51 PM
Wow! I know this thread is old but I just had to reply! What stunning pictures! What is the name of the pink/white flowers above your Shasta daisies (in the 2nd picture)? I love them! Thanks for sharing these pics!
by gailo on October 13, 2006 08:10 PM
It is very beautiful. What kind of daisies are those? And is acanthus the same as bears breech?

* * * *
gailo
by rainie on October 13, 2006 08:39 PM
Oh alan - how absolutely beautiful! Does anyone know what the purple foliage is in the last picture link?
by alankhart on October 13, 2006 10:04 PM
daylily77- those are gladiolas, but I'm not sure what cultivar they are.

gailo- those are shasta daisies "Alaska', and yes it is the same as bear's breeches

rainie- the purple foliage is perilla

* * * *
 -
 -
 -
by rainie on October 13, 2006 10:24 PM
perilla - do you have a source for it, I did a google search and can't find it online, not even at bluestone perennials - I noticed it was in the mint family, so I'm assuming it must spread pretty well?
by TulsaRose on October 13, 2006 11:24 PM
I got a ton of hits on Google by searching for Perilla. Here's information and at the top of the page, there are links to two vendors that have it for sale. [Wink]

* * * *
Rosie z7a
 -
 -
by rainie on October 13, 2006 11:37 PM
Thanks tulsa rose!! [kissies]

Active Garden Forum

Other articles you might like: