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Can anyone identify what kind of melon this is. I did not plant it but it seems to be thriving so I let it be.
I live on the Gulf Coast and Camellias are very prevalent here. My parents always had them where I grew up in Louisiana and when they moved to Florida Dad made sure he planted several. I bought my first last fall and I can tell you it won't be the only one. I love the fact that they bloom in winter when everything else is dormant. I do love your red and white veriegated ones. BEAUTIFUL!!
I love your garden. I am still trying to get dogwoods to survive in my yard. I have only been gardening for about 7 years so I am still learning. I plant and some live and some don't. I can't afford a landscaper or large established plants so I plant small ones. Since it will take a long time to fill in, I am on a 5+ year plan when it comes to gardening. I plan to plant coleous this year to help fill in until they get bigger. I read a lot about gardening and my research shows that the pink daliah in your garden is called Wishes and Dreams.
I am so inspired by what they do. I too have a "Hell Strip" at the entrance to my subdivision that I would so like to make more attractive. I don't have the budget that they have so for now I have to be content with planting bulbs when I divide mine. The ground is so hard that a lot of the things I plant don't survive. But little bit by little bit I will chip away the ugly and replace it with a more welcoming site. They do a great job and it makes me want to work harder to creat something wonderful.
WOW!!! What a beautiful job you did. Wish I had someone in Florida that could suggest plants and help me get my yard looking that good. Mine was a blank slate when I married my husband 7 yrs ago and it is a constant work in progess. Good job!!!
OMGsh!!! Thanks so much for putting these pictures on Pinterest! I have become addicted to Pinterest. It is my crack on the computer. Now I can pin all the garden ideas on my gardening board and go right to them for inspiration instead of hunting all over the net to find them again. So many times I see something on your Photo of the Day and think, "I want my yard to look like that" but then can't find it again to show my husband. You have just made my day. THANKS!!
Looks great!! I can sympathize with you about people stealing your rocks. I seeded the median to our subdivision and put rubber snakes to keep the birds from eating the seeds and someone stole my snakes. I have been working to get my yard looking good so I do not have the budget available to work on the median like I want to but you have certainly been an inspiration. Thanks for sharing.
In the past few years I have been trying to create beds where they didn't exist in our yard that is more of a blank canvas. This year I plan to sit back and watch what comes up. I figure it takes about 3 years for things to become fully established and fill in so I need to just leave things alone and quit trying to make it look picture perfect in the first year. I also will try to figure out the secret of starting plants from seeds. I have not had much luck in that area.
I am in the process of planting a bed with pinks, whites, and purples. I will definitely have to look for that pink grass. I would fill in and soften my bed. Thanks for sharing. I love it.
Your yard is absolutely beautiful. And to think you did it in one year! I am working on a 5 yr plan. When I married my husband the yard was just lawn. I am slowly working on making it more appealing. I know I will never get to this level since I am a novice gardender but I keep trying. Your garden is an inspiration.
We are the first house in our subdivision and we have a median at the entrance. My husband cuts it but it is mostly weeds and the ground is rock hard. I have planted some lilies there but if I had the money I would love to do something like this. It is absolutely beautiful. Hats off to those who tend these beautiful beds.
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