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« on: April 13, 2008, 05:33:22 PM »

I just made my first picture post on the Bradford Pear tree and it turned out. YEA! Below are some pictures of different plants in the yard and of course my bee garden I planted last year.
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« Reply #1 on: April 13, 2008, 05:35:55 PM »

Do not see any photos??
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« Reply #2 on: April 13, 2008, 05:42:22 PM »

Sorry, my daughter started talking to me and I hit the wrong button. Here are the pictures











All the plants that were planted came from the list that everyone has posted. Thanks for all the ideas. Im hoping to exapnd this year from 5 raspberrery bushies to 20 and to plant a few more fruit trees.
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« Reply #3 on: April 13, 2008, 05:56:05 PM »

Very nice, Shawn, just wait til it all fills in, you'll be making your bees very happy!  Now all you need is a little pond for them to drink from (the bees at my mother's house just love her pond!)
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« Reply #4 on: April 14, 2008, 08:46:29 AM »

Shawn, now isn't that just nice, you did a great job, and yep, yep, you're bees gonna be happy!!!  Beautiful and most wonderfully awesome day, Cindi
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« Reply #5 on: July 07, 2008, 08:07:51 PM »

One year later for the garden.



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« Reply #6 on: July 08, 2008, 10:14:15 AM »

Shawn, things are growing, nice.  I think that you have perennials here, they will fill out even more as the years go on.  Beauty.  Great and wonderful day in this great life.  Cindi
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« Reply #7 on: July 08, 2008, 10:24:23 PM »

    Looking good!  I'm a bit behind you.  But that is a great start!
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« Reply #8 on: July 09, 2008, 01:48:05 AM »

Thanks everyone. Just to let you know the back row, against the fence, is 2 bushes of cat mint, two bee balms, and there is two holly hocks between each big plant. The second row of purple is salvia. The front row is daisies. There are a three hysop I planted this uyear because someone in the forums were saying theirs were covered in bees. The area in front of the red brick is where I planted the wildflowers seeds and only one kind of flower is coming up, no idea what it is. The first picture you can see my hive, but in front of that I planted 5 russian sage plants, honeysuckle, and more hollyhocks. A lot more yard to go and a lot more plants to plant. The garden forum has really helped me out a lot looking for plants I need to plant. I would really like to plant Fire weed but Im not sure if it will grow here or if I can get it.
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« Reply #9 on: July 09, 2008, 10:14:04 AM »

Shawn I have a few fireweed, might get seeds later this year.  They are usually one of the first things to grow after a clear cut around here then disappear after a few years so you will have to keep down the competition.  They also can get quite tall so good in the back corners.  Mine are growing right by my back steps..I don't want them there but that's where they grew so waiting for seeds then will transplant to more appropriate places...evening primrose as well & if you need any lemon balm...sheesh, all over the place!!  Your garden is beautiful, you will have happy bees!  Jody
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« Reply #10 on: July 09, 2008, 12:26:36 PM »

I planted lemon balm and spearrmint in the front yard. Lemon balm is go crazy. It has already bloomed once and getting ready to bloom again.
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« Reply #11 on: July 12, 2008, 08:54:33 AM »

Shawn, bees love fireweed, and it will probably grow ANYWHERE!!!  It is a hoot and a hollar gathering the seeds, I remember Kathy and I talking about it, and you get covered in fluffy white stuff, the seed capsules can break and out comes white fluff, it can blow everywhere, like the dandelion's seeds.  She gathered seed the same year I did and it was funny to talk about it.  Have that most beautiful and wonderful day, lovin' life.  Cindi
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« Reply #12 on: September 29, 2008, 03:18:48 PM »

Ok got some more pictures. Someone had posted about "saving the bees" and gave a website where you could get free seeds. I planted the seed and this is what came up. I think the tall flowers are some kind of daisies but look at the little purple and red flower. I like the purple one but it was the only one that came up. There are some other things growing but no flowers so I dont know what they are.









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« Reply #13 on: September 29, 2008, 06:43:55 PM »

The purple looks like the annual type aster & tall ones look like cosmos.  Beautiful pics!  Jody
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« Reply #14 on: September 29, 2008, 08:55:17 PM »

Shawn, good garden. Mine is always out of control.
By the way, I can read you live in Lamar. Do you have the sea (la mar) over there? Listening "la mar" my mind flyes away.



My God! I´m seeing on the map that Colorado has not sea.
Well, you can use the photo in your screen. Wink

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« Reply #15 on: September 30, 2008, 09:49:13 AM »

Abejaruco, that is your children, I think it is, if so, very lovely picture of the boys!!!  Yeah!!!  Have that wonderful and awesome day, Cindi
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There are strange things done in the midnight sun by the men who moil for gold.  The Arctic trails have their secret tales that would make your blood run cold.  The Northern Lights have seen queer sights, but the queerest they ever did see, what the night on the marge of Lake Lebarge, I cremated Sam McGee.  Robert Service
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« Reply #16 on: September 30, 2008, 12:26:53 PM »

I wish there was sea here! Here are a couple more pictures of the flowers.







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