who else is a gardener here on WB ??

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Post # 2
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Busy bee

Okay so succulents always work as you may have heard by now, but remember, water until the water that comes out of the draining hole at the bottom of the pot/vase, runs clear..then dont water until soil is compeltely dry again (give or take a couple weeks).

Celosias are heat and sun tolerant. I just planted some more in my front yard and they are outlivig the others. They resemble like a pretty little fire bulb in different bright colors. Definitely consider them. 

 

Also, geraniums are usually heat tolerant, but prefer the sun in morning and ligheter sun/shade in the afternoons. So plant where this may work. They may need a little more water than the celosias, as celosias are drought tolerant. 

sansevierias (snake plants) are good too, but need to be misted or they will start browning. 

 Hopefully some of this helps. 

 

Post # 3
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Worker bee

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Kslim13 :  I realize you may have much rain, but maybe you might want to look into desert tolerant plants, that may be able to take the heat. 

Post # 4
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Busy bee

Geraniums on the left end and the celosias are the yellow and orange pointed flowers in the middle and right.

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: City, State

I have an orchid garden in Florida. I’m up to 19 plants now. They do best with partial shade, and the only semi-direct sun they get is in the morning. They’re quite easy, because they LOVE the humidity. I have them in wooden, slatted baskets, put in a bit of moss (you don’t want to pack it too tightly), and hang them from shepherds hooks. Then I leave them to their own devices. They get watered by the sprinklers, and never need extra. You just want to make sure they’re draining well, thus the part about not packing the moss into the baskets. 

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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: December 2017 - Courthouse

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ladama :  
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bouviebee :  Beautiful flowers!!

So I’m not a gardener by any stretch of the imagination. We bought a home last summer so I’ve definitely tried to get into it. I really enjoy hummingbirds so I’m a bit obsessed with attracting them. 

Here is our recently planted landscaping in the backyard: 

Newly planted Hall’s honeysuckle.

Newly planted night blooming Jasmine. 

We live in Southern California so we can really only plant things that love the sun and don’t mind hardly any water. We also planted 2 Tropicana plants. And the backyard already had 5 hibiscus bushes that are super pretty but haven’t bloomed yet.

 

 

Post # 7
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Busy bee

I’m a gardener up here in Canada. My flower beds are all perennial and low maintenance. However, I’m going to dig them all up this fall and next year those beds will be growing a few different types of lavender. I loooove lavender.

I also have vegetable gardens. I grow strawberries plus leafy greens, tomatoes, carrots, cucumbers, herbs, sunflowers…

I love gardening. 

Post # 8
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Busy bee

I love to garden but I’m from the northeast so my recommendations will probably be no good for youI because of the difference in climates. I will say though to try to plant native plants as those will more than likely flourish in your garden, and it’s even better if they’re perennial.

I have a predominantly perennial garden and try to buy flowers that bloom at different seasons, and fill the rest of the garden in with some annuals. I’ve also thrown in a few non flowering plants of different foliage for stone contrast.

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bouviebee :  omg! I love orchids and your garden is just gorgeous. 

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Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

Live in a different climate too, but am a new gardener and so wanted to join in! My husband and I bought our first house last year and we’ve been out in the garden every chance we’ve had that it’s not been torrential rain. Today we planted hydrangeas, clematis, jasmine, fuschias, and some seedlings of plants I’ve grown from seed that I can’t remember which are which, so will be a surprise when they flower. 

I’ve also planted gooseberry bushes, an apple tree, blackcurrant bushes, and have 2 varieties of strawberries in hanging baskets, one early cropper and one late cropper.

I’ve got some peonies that are coming on nicely in their pots and a wish list as long as my arm of more plants I would like!

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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2016

Love gardening! We live in an apt so had to make our own green space. 

 

 

And our downstairs neighbor’s beautiful rose bush 

Post # 12
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Busy bee

Periwinkle spreads! We have a huge yard with terraced flower beds and the periwinkle is super difficult to manage. Just giving you a warning if you didn’t already know. It is heat and drought resistant though, and it’s pretty if you can contain it to where you want it!

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Bumble bee

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Kslim13 :  Would you consider native plants?  In addition to being climate appropriate they support wildlife.  They can also help conserve water and minimize flooding, in some instances where those issues pertain. 

You can search native plants by zip code in the link below.

https://www.audubon.org/content/why-native-plants-matter

Post # 14
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2019

We are closing on a house next week and the thing I am most excited about is finally being able to garden again! As a little kid I had a huge garden and it was a great stress relief for me in the evenings. Since we moved when I was 10 I’ve been unable to garden again until now (28)! I’m so overwhelmed with what to plant, and it’s new construction so we have to landscape the backyard and it’s hard to decide what to do and where!

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