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Old 04-24-2016, 02:01 PM   #1
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Are you planting ornamental plants?

Spring has sprung!!

Souschef is planting a new plant to us called Kangaroo Paws. The name makes me smile and the blooms are both beautiful and unusual. The stems are long, and look lovely blowing in the breeze.
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Old 04-24-2016, 03:20 PM   #2
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I have 2 Barberry bushes, 4 lilacs, 2 hybrid poplars, 2 climbing roses to get into the ground. It's a windy 49F with scattered showers out today...too wet and cold to work outdoors today.
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Old 04-24-2016, 04:15 PM   #3
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LOVE the 'Kangaroo Paws', Kay. What a great burst of color!

Princess...sorry to hear the weather isn't cooperating when you're all set to go out and plant. Hopefully it'll clear up soon for ya.

I have a Cecile Brunner climbing rosebush that I dearly love. It's about 15 years old and on a trellis against the fence in the back yard. It's about 8' wide by 10' high, until the yard crew cuts it back in winter. Unfortunately, it has a short blooming season - late March/early April. It's already done blooming for the year.

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Old 04-24-2016, 05:26 PM   #4
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LOVE the 'Kangaroo Paws', Kay. What a great burst of color!

Princess...sorry to hear the weather isn't cooperating when you're all set to go out and plant. Hopefully it'll clear up soon for ya.

I have a Cecile Brunner climbing rosebush that I dearly love. It's about 15 years old and on a trellis against the fence in the back yard. It's about 8' wide by 10' high, until the yard crew cuts it back in winter. Unfortunately, it has a short blooming season - late March/early April. It's already done blooming for the year.

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OHHHH Cheryl, you just brought back a lovely old memory of my grandparents pink Cecile Brunner climbing rosebush, right here in Santa Paula. I was a little girl and it was sooo beautiful with those delicate little pink roses. Mom would pick them to make a hair wreath complete with ribbon streamers for my elementary school May Day processions to lay flowers at the foot of the school's statue of the Virgin Mary every May 1st.
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Old 04-24-2016, 05:39 PM   #5
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Are you planting ornamental plants?

Neat plant, Kay! I usually wait until the week before Mother's Day to purchase my ornamentals, as here in the Midwest, Mother Nature is notoriously schizophrenic.

The locally owned garden center I frequent always has a nice variety of coleus and New Guinea impatiens, and one of my faves, Magilla Perilla. I've cut way back on the annuals I used to plant, my perennials have pretty much taken over all the gardens, which is fine with me.

Love climbing roses. I have a Blaze and a couple of Zephrine Drouhins that do fine in the shade.
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Kay, what a nice memory about the Cecile Brunners from your childhood!

Dawg...OMGosh, I just LOVE coleus. I haven't had much luck with them outside for very long - must be the heat here - but they're also beautiful houseplants.
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The only ornamentals I'm planting really aren't. Bright Lights swiss chard. Colorful, pretty and edible!
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