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What is your favorite flower to have planted by the house?

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#16 nra1ifer OFFLINE  



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Posted November 15, 2010 - 12:05 AM

I like phlox and impatiens. I'd also like to plant several butterfly gardens, whatever that includes.

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Posted May 04, 2011 - 10:34 PM

Another vote for phlox and impatients!

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Posted July 27, 2011 - 01:17 AM

columbine is one of my favs, I also like snow on the mountain and I will give one more vote for phlox :) O OOO I also like daizys

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Posted August 25, 2011 - 07:07 AM

Oranges is the best . .idea to plant..

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Posted September 26, 2011 - 06:37 PM

I am in the nursery business......if you like roses and have not already bought one.....go buy a Double Red Knockout rose......best bang for your buck...will start blooming in spring and bloom until the fall......no spraying......if you chose can cut it back like a hedge during the growing season...new growth will be red.....then it will set buds and start blooming again....

Favorite for me...........I like a combination of Limelight Hydrangeas and these double red knockouts planted together....saw this combination at a McDonalds in Deleware during the summer and it was impressive.




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Posted September 28, 2011 - 08:08 AM

My favorite is roses. Last Saturday, I transplanted 3 Family Heirloom Roses. I don't know it's proper name, but it is a Bush Rose that has been called Cinnomon Rose (it has a cinnomon smell to the flowers) by family members since I have married inot the family 40 yrs ago. Story is that when my wife's great great Grandparents moved to Iowa in the 1840's they brought it from Virginia and the family has kept it going through all it's moves.

The Tiger Lilys almost resulted in a family split shortly after I got married? I mowed my mother-in-laws yard and mowed off some plants that looked like some kind of thistle in early spring. Thankfully they came back!!

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Posted October 12, 2011 - 10:30 PM

I build the flower beds for the wife. over 10 large flower beds at this time plus what she put in the garden. She plants them. I might water them - her job. I help cut at the end of the season for the compost.
you name it she might have it.

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Posted February 22, 2012 - 09:20 PM

Oriental Poppies are what truly let me know spring has arrived, they are all along the country roads where we live and to see a mass planting of these gorgeous orange flowers is truly breath taking! Don't blink cuz they are only around for a short while.
which brings me to the orange tiger lilies found so abundantly on the side of roads in early summer; they are both best left to admiring from afar, because trying to pick them and bring there beauty home takes something away from them.

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Posted February 23, 2012 - 12:15 AM

Lilac bush, day lilies, dasys and veggies, vine growers such as beans, bush cucumbers and snap peas, always been attracted to squash and pumpkin, love the huge beutifuly orange blooms.
Apple trees are still my favoret, fuji/macintosh/braeburn all grafted onto one stem, the different colors are unique and pleasing.




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Posted March 28, 2012 - 04:15 PM

To update this a bit, I went ou last weekend and the Heirloom Rose I mentioned in the post above and transplanted las fall has come through the winter in fine shape and all three starts are putting on new growth.

Edited by JD DANNELS, March 28, 2012 - 04:16 PM.

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Posted March 28, 2012 - 06:16 PM

My favorite flower to plant by the house are Chrysanthemums.
They get rid of WASPS and I hate WASPS, especially the yellow jackets.

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Posted March 28, 2012 - 08:46 PM

We have some naked ladys just off one end of the porch! :smilewink:

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Posted March 28, 2012 - 09:11 PM

Gladiolas (blame spell check if it is spelled wrong) and morning glories. Also the smell of lilacs but they don't last very long up here.

Put in a 2' X 24' bed in the front yard last couple of days. Waiting on the last snowfall to start planting it.


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Posted March 29, 2012 - 06:37 AM

Gtractor, this is a "family" site! :lol: :lol: :lol:

Myself, I prefer the flowering shrubs & trees, including roses.

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We do have a lot of annuals & perennials around too:

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Not for the blooms, But Hosta's are probably my favorite!

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Posted March 29, 2012 - 07:51 AM

Next to the house would be Lilacs, still budding and have a ways to go before it blooms, temp has dumped into the 40's and 50's with snow showers on Saterday.

Edited by trowel, March 29, 2012 - 07:51 AM.