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Country; The magnolia should do all right in your area. We are in zone 5 and ours has grown to about 15" in 10 years or so, and gives a great display every spring. John
Thanks, John! I will definitely watch for that next spring, probably have to go to a landscape place for that. I love trees and bushes that stay small. This will be perfect!
 

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That one is called Phlox and it comes in different colors. You can grow it from seed from the store also and yes the last one is Calla Lily and it is hardy here but if it was any colder I would have to dig them up also.
 

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I love phlox, have white, deep purple/pink, and pink. It smells so good, blooms off and on all summer. Survives our winters.
 

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Not exactly Spring blooms anymore but blooms just the same and so thought I'd share some before the dreaded winter rolls in on us in the not too distant future.
 

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Beautiful jw!
Let me introduce...............charlie

He lives between our neighbors shed and under our deck/garage. Loves the dropping apples

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Awww ... Charlie is adorable! Is it a squirrel? Or groundhog? Looks more like a squirrel, but too big ... :)
JW, awesome flower pics! Yes, cooler temps are heading our way, but we always have "Indian Summer" sometime in late Sept. or usually Oct. so I'm holding out for now. :)
And, I found the white flowering bush at my landscapers, JW, something like wedding bells or something like that (too lazy to look back in this thread!) and they can get it in a very nice size (about 3' tall) for $30, so that will be an addition in the spring. Have all winter to plan the area around the pond, and how I will expand the landscaping there.
 

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bridal wreath spirea country

That is our resident ground hog. I make certain it and my yorkie never meet, my yorkie would lose.
 

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Country; The magnolia should do all right in your area. We are in zone 5 and ours has grown to about 15" in 10 years or so, and gives a great display every spring. John
Country; I just happened to glance back at this post, and realized my mistake. The magnolia is 15 FEET tall, not 15 inches! If you were looking for a miniature, it probably isn't quite what you'd want. Sorry about that. John
 

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Awwww, he's cute addy and at first I thought it was a bear, lol!
 

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It looks like a little bear jw, almost 3 x the size of my yorkie.

The hyacinths have gone crazy with all this rain and less heat!

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One of the stream ponds

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Addy my hyacinths were the same way, they actually grew so fast that in a matter of a week created a dam by my waterfall and forced some of the water to flow out of the pond. It is the one spot where I don't have much room for error in regards to the liner, if the water rises in this one spot by more than 1.5" it will go outside the pond. Has never been a problem until these hyacinths this year, as they have gone nuts in that pool.
 
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Nice flowers Jw, what is the name of that one in the last pic? I got a load of them yesterday, saved from a garden that was being dug up, I really like them but have no idea what they are.

Rory.
 

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Addy my hyacinths were the same way, they actually grew so fast that in a matter of a week created a dam by my waterfall and forced some of the water to flow out of the pond. It is the one spot where I don't have much room for error in regards to the liner, if the water rises in this one spot by more than 1.5" it will go outside the pond. Has never been a problem until these hyacinths this year, as they have gone nuts in that pool.
I just lost a few inches, same issue hyacinths decided to grow a massive amount, in the deck pond and stream did a nice little blockage..........lol
Another water change over.......
They have gone nuts.
 
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Addy, you're so right about ground hog vs your Yorkie .... Charlie would win hands down! Not that your Yorkie would not THINK he could win. LOL
Haro, I missed the 15", understood it to be 15', so I'm good there. :) And, thanks for reminding me, Addy. Yes, it's bridal wreath, and I am definitely getting one for next year! Especially since the price they quoted for the size they had, was very reasonable. And, the landscaping places around here rarely put anything on sale, so if I want something special order, it's a matter of finding the best price for the best quality.
 

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She thinks she can beat anything, goes into one hunt mode when she catches a scent, I don't let her out if the ground hog is anywhere to be seen.
 

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Nice flowers Jw, what is the name of that one in the last pic? I got a load of them yesterday, saved from a garden that was being dug up, I really like them but have no idea what they are.

Rory.
They are Crocosmia's and the hummingbirds love them. They can really take over a garden if you aren't careful. I pulled all mine up and gave away all but a few that I put in a pot. If I plant them in the ground again I will put them in their own little dug out circle so they can't go anywhere else.
 

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addy your hyacinth's are lovely and bet they smell wonderful right there on your deck. Wish I could get them to grow here but as I've said before..........darn, it's just not warm enough here long enough for them.
 
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The little bit of rain I have gotten the last week (total of only half inch) has sure brightened up the annuals I have around my deck.
I'm really sad, though, about the red stemmed hibiscus that I about in a "group" planter. It has lost most of it's leaves. I never see anything chewing on it, and the leaves don't die first, just are gone! Come to think of it, my roses have done the same thing. Landscape place said maybe the heat, they are dropping leaves, which could very well be. I was hoping the hibiscus would bloom, but maybe next year. One stem still has leaves, and all stems look healthy, just not hardly any leaves except the tip top! Any ideas? Roses, maybe should I put fertilizer and insecticide on them when it cools off some?
 
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JW, I have had no luck with hyacinths, although I must say that the ones I put in the bog are growing and looking pretty good! Not blooming, but at least not dying. LOL And, I got these tiny floating plants from the pet store, he had them in aquariums. They went from maybe 1" diameter for the 3-4 leaf plant (they spread and have "babies", too) to 3-4" diameter in the pond in the sun! I have to bring them in for the winter (after it gets to be 50 degrees) so will put them in the basement with a plant light over them and see if I can keep them, along with the hyacinths, too. Experimenting this winter with plants ...
Tomorrow if it's rainy, I'm going to make my "plant list" with what plants can stay, what needs to be put in the bottom, and what needs to come in the garage or basement. :)
 

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