Photos of my yard 5/22 (pic heavy)

ChickensAreSweet

Heavenly Grains for Hens
9 Years
Jun 8, 2010
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Pacific NW- where the Douglas Firs grow
This is a dwarf Alberta spruce
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rhodie (rhododendron)
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candytuft
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this little tiny Douglas Fir
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will look like this
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then this!
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Ferns volunteering in the back flowerbed
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Flowers
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hisdaughter

Chirping
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Apr 30, 2011
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What beautiful pictures and thanks for sharing. I grew up in Upstate NY and my grandma had the most beautiful lilace bushes. We can't grow them in Fl and I mis them very much. I can almost smell them now!!! Have a blessed evening and thanks again
 

gryeyes

Covered in Pet Hair & Feathers
10 Years
Sep 22, 2009
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My slice of heaven in Somerset, CA
What I miss MOST about no longer living on the Oregon Coast during my formative years are the rhodies. Oh, how I miss those! All the different colors, featured against those large, shiny green leaves! I understand azaleas are cousins to rhododendrons, but they are NOTHING compared to the Oregon coast rhodies.

You just made me homesick for a time gone past. But it's a warm, happy/sad feeling.

Thank you so much!
 
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Baymule

Crowing
11 Years
Jul 1, 2010
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Lush, verdant beauty. Thanks for sharing with us. If I were to take pics of my backyard, you would be treated to deep holes dug by my GP, the inevitable chicken coop and a stack of lumber for adding onto the coop.
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Thanks for a pictorial walk through a serene beautiful yard.
 

Laurajean

Slightly Touched
9 Years
Apr 2, 2010
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Very pretty! "Candytuft"... that's the white ones? I like those, can you tell me more about them? Perennial I assume? Shade or sun? Do they spread quickly? How high?
 

ChickensAreSweet

Heavenly Grains for Hens
9 Years
Jun 8, 2010
15,100
706
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Pacific NW- where the Douglas Firs grow
Thank you for the comments,

hisdaughter
PineappleMama
gryeyes
Baymule!

I am glad you enjoyed it!

Lilacs have a very strong smell and I occasionally even smell it very far away from the tree!
We have stopped the free ranging is why I have flowers.
The rhododendrons around here turn into TREES.

Thanks again, all!
 

ChickensAreSweet

Heavenly Grains for Hens
9 Years
Jun 8, 2010
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706
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Pacific NW- where the Douglas Firs grow
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Thank you for your comment, Laurajean!

Candytuft is excellent, and is common around here in flowerbeds. It is a perennial, and spreads but not too quickly. You can fill a small space in a flowerbed in a few years, though, and it doesn't get very high- I would say 6-8 inches high.

Plant some!
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I need to dig up some of mine and move it so I can have it in other places. I have mine in part shade (afternoon and morning shade). I have seen it planted in full sun though.

My mom has hers planted in full sun and it is doing well.

I would have to google it to tell you more.

***googling****

Here is one:
http://aggie-horticulture.tamu.edu/wildseed/22/22.4.html
Well it says taller than what I have. And I never prune mine, lol.
 

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