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#1 MGP59DB OFFLINE  

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Posted January 23, 2016 - 10:30 AM

My Mother liked to grow orchids . I inherited them last year when she passed away. But I keep them watered and take good care of them . It is always amazing to see these beautiful flowers blooming in the front bay window in the middle of winter amidst a backdrop of icicles. :thumbs: .

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Posted January 23, 2016 - 11:10 AM

Thank you! I needed that pic! Too bland out there right now.


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Posted January 23, 2016 - 11:27 AM

My GF has BUNCH of Iris around here.  Had to move over a hundred plants a few years ago when I put the basement under the house.  Now this fall have to replant them all again.  Didn't get it done last fall due to health problems but both should be good to go this year.


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Posted January 23, 2016 - 11:50 AM

Very cool pic , I too needed that,,  it hit the spot . I think your mom would be proud . good job

 

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Posted January 23, 2016 - 12:07 PM

My GF has BUNCH of Iris around here. Had to move over a hundred plants a few years ago when I put the basement under the house. Now this fall have to replant them all again. Didn't get it done last fall due to health problems but both should be good to go this year.



one of my other goals in life is to collect heirloom variety of iris for the gardens. they are neat flowers.

I don't know much about orchids. the one in the office at work says put 1 ice cube week in it instead of water
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Posted January 23, 2016 - 12:47 PM

Yes these are supposed to get ice cubes but my Mom was using a 1/2 cup measuring thing every week -10days I keep pretty much to that .

This window faces south and gets good light in the winter .

I am a gardener and love to grow flowers ! :D

Here are some of my better pictures from this summer to brighten your bleek day!

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Posted January 23, 2016 - 01:54 PM

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Posted January 23, 2016 - 02:30 PM

IMGP6090.JPG IMG_0844.JPG ]IMG_0816.JPG Growing orchids is a skill/art that has escaped me. Kudos to you! Most of my houseplants are hibiscus, succulents, and struggling tender perennials that come inside for the winter and hope to survive long eIMG_1555.JPG nough to go back outside for the summer. From April to October the yard is alive with flowers, and I love them. 


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Posted January 23, 2016 - 02:48 PM

Nice! I never was into growing anything not edible, but appreciate the effort that goes into a nice flower garden.

Your shot of the Orchids made me think of Ralph Burlingame, a cranky, uncouth old grouch that went to our church.

But he became a facinating tenderhearted animated character  when you got him on the subject of his orchids and growing them.


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Posted January 23, 2016 - 04:50 PM

I moved a few things around this fall . I decided to make a forest of Asiatic lilies in the front bed .

I get a lot of flowers and thing from my neighbor -Nancy - she is like 83 years old and lives for her garden.

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I need only look over the fence for this view .

 

Here is a bed I made last year for the end of the deck .

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And my new shade garden under the Cherry tree . I had to make the garage addition go around the tree.

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And then this is where my Mothers ashes are - her last wish was to have ashes in a rose garden , so I made this Arbor and planted Climbing roses all around , I hope to see it covered in the years to come.

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This shot is significant because of the 'bleeding hearts' plants . They were imported from the other side of the state from my mothers best friends garden . I did the import .

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I have grown a lot of food... but I get a lot of personal satisfaction from seeing flowers grow and bloom . I never used to pay much attention to them and I suppose I am trying to make up for lost time .

 

 


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