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From: lendube
Date: 04-02-2007, 06:21 PM (1 of 11)

Third year in a row. I love how they close up to go to sleep at night. Wish they lasted longer than they do. I've got irises ready to come up and daffodils all over. Even the lilacs are budding.

So little effort to grow and so much beauty.

Lennie :up:
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From: Bama
Date: 04-02-2007, 06:29 PM (2 of 11)
Beautiful!! :up:
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From: HeyJudee
Date: 04-02-2007, 08:13 PM (3 of 11)
Tulips are my favourites...wish they were here. Right now we have brown grass. The snow has just melted away over last weekend. Rained today so hoping...April showers bring May flowers! :up:
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From: Chrysantha
Date: 04-02-2007, 09:08 PM (4 of 11)
Lovely..::heavy sigh:: wish I could garden more..:up:
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From: ninifav
Date: 04-02-2007, 11:19 PM (5 of 11)
Oh, I am so jealous...Tulips are annuals here...never gets cold enough for them to break dormancy..but I do have roses, pansies, petunias, irises, easter lillies, salvia,clematis, jasmine, and amarylis in bloom...Do you think that we had a mild winter??? The darn weeds never even got frost bitten...Besides your beautiful tulips, I wish we could grow peonies....just too hot and humid for them...Hope everything continues to bloom for our Easter Sunday party...
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From: trini
Date: 04-02-2007, 11:26 PM (6 of 11)
They are beautiful.
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From: Bruna
Date: 04-03-2007, 04:12 AM (7 of 11)
Hi Lennie,
Just beautiful! I wish I was more of a gardener. I grow lush and healthy WEEDS! even during this horrible drought we're having here in Oz the weeds didn't die.
Regards, Bruna
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From: Brenisback
Date: 04-03-2007, 04:40 AM (8 of 11)
Real pretty!!

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From: DorothyL
Date: 04-03-2007, 07:46 AM (9 of 11)
We've got some thing poking their little leaves out but since we just moved here I have no idea what they are yet.
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From: PaulineG
Date: 04-03-2007, 08:21 AM (10 of 11)
They're gorgeous flowers but are they tulips Lennie? They look a bit different to the ones I know. A good Dutch girl like yourself they must be! I must say I do like the concept of being able to just leave them in the ground. I love most bulb flowers but the concept of digging them up and replanting them every year is just too much. I prefer to just plant something and walk away.

And at the moment the whole watering thing is a problem. With the water restrictions we have the only way the garden gets a good drink is from the bucketed shower water. It's all we can do to keep the pot plants alive. Never thought I would be so excited when it rains.
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From: lendube
Date: 04-03-2007, 03:49 PM (11 of 11)
Thanks everyone!

I am absolutely NOT a gardener. It's all too much work for me. I don't dig up the bulbs, they just come back and they're lucky if they get any water from me at all. it's a one time planting and then when they die I cut them down to ground level. These guys come up everytime through layers of bark even!

Our area has been in a drought for as long as I can remember. When we do get a substantial amount of rain/snow I've been told it takes months to years for it to actually make a difference to the water table.

The one thing I do every spring as soon as the danger of frost is gone is fill up about 20 pots and hanging baskets on my porch with annuals. Looks so pretty. Those I do water every other day. That's the extent of my gardening capabilities.

Oh, this is cool. We're about to start replacing all of our siding and windows. Dh suggested we take the old windows (which are still in pretty good shape) and build a hot house! I do like caring for indoor plants and so does dh. Doesn't that sound cool?

Ninifav; peonies are my favorite flower! So gorgeous. I guess they grow up here where I live. I should give them a try.

And yes, Pauline, they are tulips. The varieties are endless. :up:

Thx again, Lennie
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