Photos of my yard 5/22 (pic heavy)

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by ChickensAreSweet, May 22, 2011.

  1. ChickensAreSweet

    ChickensAreSweet Heavenly Grains for Hens

    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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  2. ChickensAreSweet

    ChickensAreSweet Heavenly Grains for Hens

    Lilac tree
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    Cherry trees
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    Wild ferns
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    vinca
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    Beautiful firewood, even more beautiful in the stove
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    Thank you to theoldchick for giving me the framework to do a photo essay- I tried to do what she did a little bit.
     
    Last edited: May 22, 2011
  3. hisdaughter

    hisdaughter Chillin' With My Peeps

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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
     
  4. PineappleMama

    PineappleMama Chillin' With My Peeps

    Gorgeous!

    Only thing that grows in my flower beds are trees. [​IMG]
     
  5. gryeyes

    gryeyes Covered in Pet Hair & Feathers

    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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  6. Baymule

    Baymule Chillin' With My Peeps

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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. [​IMG] Thanks for a pictorial walk through a serene beautiful yard.
     
  7. Laurajean

    Laurajean Slightly Touched

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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?
     
  8. ChickensAreSweet

    ChickensAreSweet Heavenly Grains for Hens

    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!
     
  9. ChickensAreSweet

    ChickensAreSweet Heavenly Grains for Hens

    Quote: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! [​IMG]

    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.
     
  10. Carols Clucks

    Carols Clucks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Beautiful!

    I want a lilac tree
     

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