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Such cheery flowers! Well grown!

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LeStryge wrote:
Such cheery flowers! Well grown!


Thanks!
Our season coming to a end soon... About 2-3 weeks or so frosts will start coming...

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Do you get snow where you live?
Often wondered what happens to all those beautiful gardens under snow. Does everything need replacing come Spring?

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PostSubject: Re: Flower Power!   Flower Power! - Page 3 Icon_minitimeThu Sep 26, 2019 8:19 pm

LeStryge wrote:
Do you get snow where you live?
Often wondered what happens to all those beautiful gardens under snow. Does everything need replacing come Spring?


YES we get alot of snow... Temps drop to about -8 degrees at its lowest...Mostly winter temps hovor above 10 degrees somewhere...
Roses all come back each year...
Our perennial plants come back each year...
Our annual flowers need replaced every year...
I buy roses and perennial plants that survive our temps...I live in zone 6... So
I try to get plants that survive down to zone 4 so more and likely they will come back each year in our zone 6 garden...

SNOW igloo I made for my Joes...
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First snow one year toppled rose bush..lol
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PostSubject: Re: Flower Power!   Flower Power! - Page 3 Icon_minitimeThu Sep 26, 2019 11:00 pm

Great shots! Love the men in the snow bunker! Must be freezing their arses off?
Roses seem incredibly hardy when it comes to cold.

It just seems so bizarre for us to see examples of such heavy snow.  Specially the likes of places in the USA where it goes up over the entry door and you can lose your car!
I really don't think much of my garden at all would survive snow, not that it would be likely to fall here, although oldies tell of a time long ago when it DID actually snow here in isolated patches but it wouldn't have had much chance to build up on the ground.

Now hail? That's  a different story, and we have had some incredibly large and heavy bombings from massive storm cells! It can build up more than a metre deep against walls.
Let me tell you that will do SERIOUS damage to your garden.
An incredibly violent one not long after I'd moved here with jagged cricket-ball sized hailstones actually ring-barked trees, killed birds and even the koi-carp in my outdoor pond.
Only lasted about five maybe ten minutes and then suddenly bright sunshine, but the devastation caused in that brief time was massive.
Literally "start-again" garden wise!

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PostSubject: Re: Flower Power!   Flower Power! - Page 3 Icon_minitimeFri Sep 27, 2019 1:23 am

LeStryge wrote:
Great shots! Love the men in the snow bunker! Must be freezing their arses off?
Roses seem incredibly hardy when it comes to cold.

It just seems so bizarre for us to see examples of such heavy snow.  Specially the likes of places in the USA where it goes up over the entry door and you can lose your car!
I really don't think much of my garden at all would survive snow, not that it would be likely to fall here, although oldies tell of a time long ago when it DID actually snow here in isolated patches but it wouldn't have had much chance to build up on the ground.

Now hail? That's  a different story, and we have had some incredibly large and heavy bombings from massive storm cells! It can build up more than a metre deep against walls.
Let me tell you that will do SERIOUS damage to your garden.
An incredibly violent one not long after I'd moved here with jagged cricket-ball sized hailstones actually ring-barked trees, killed birds and even the koi-carp in my outdoor pond.
Only lasted about five maybe ten minutes and then suddenly bright sunshine, but the devastation caused in that brief time was massive.
Literally "start-again" garden wise!


Actually, snow is a great insulator for plants and roots! I purposely pile snow on some tender plants...Yep a trick we use in cold weather...lol

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PostSubject: Re: Flower Power!   Flower Power! - Page 3 Icon_minitimeFri Sep 27, 2019 5:26 am

I guess the specific plant cells have to be able to take freezing. Some can and survive, ...those that can't turn to black mush.
Always interesting to read of the challenges faced by fellow gardeners! Thanks!

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Starting to get frosts but some flowers still going...

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PostSubject: Re: Flower Power!   Flower Power! - Page 3 Icon_minitimeSat Oct 19, 2019 1:55 am

Still a nice display Jim.
What is that tall leafed plant near the wire fence?

Gardening here at the moment is a struggle with drought.
Can't bear to see things withering but water is precious right now.

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PostSubject: Re: Flower Power!   Flower Power! - Page 3 Icon_minitimeSat Oct 19, 2019 1:46 pm

LeStryge wrote:
Still a nice display Jim.
What is that tall leafed plant near the wire fence?

Gardening here at the moment is a struggle with drought.
Can't bear to see things withering but water is precious right now.

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Nice Autumn flowers, Jim!

Great pics!

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PostSubject: Re: Flower Power!   Flower Power! - Page 3 Icon_minitimeFri Nov 15, 2019 11:43 pm

Despite the drought, my waterlilies are still flowering!
These are in an ornamental tank and I can keep the water up.

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PostSubject: Re: Flower Power!   Flower Power! - Page 3 Icon_minitimeSat Nov 16, 2019 1:43 am

Flowers are all dead here... lol!

Nice waterlilies!Guess your climate is still quite warm?

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Flowers are all dead here... lol!

Nice waterlilies!Guess your climate is still quite warm?
That would be something of an understatement Jim!
It's damned HOT and DRY, and also extremely smoky thanks to all the bushfires.
Colloquially this region is promoted as "Summerland....the place Winter forgot", but usually it's also wet and prone to flooding in parts.
Someone must have forgotten to arrange for the rain this year because we are now over 120 days without anything even remotely significant as far as rainfall.
That's a third of the year!

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inntruderr61 wrote:
Flowers are all dead here... lol!

Nice waterlilies!Guess your climate is still quite warm?
That would be something of an understatement Jim!
It's damned HOT and DRY, and also extremely smoky thanks to all the bushfires.
Colloquially this region is promoted as "Summerland....the place Winter forgot", but usually it's also wet and prone to flooding in parts.
Someone must have forgotten to arrange for the rain this year because we are now over 120 days without anything even remotely significant as far as rainfall.
That's a third of the year!


Todays high was 40 degrees...Tonights low will be 21 degrees here... lol!

Send some heat my way.... Very Happy

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Todays high was 40 degrees...Tonights low will be 21 degrees here... lol!

Send some heat my way.... Very Happy
Jim, I had to do the conversions as we are on Celsius here in Oz....(despite me having gone to school as a child on Fahrenheit!)

So 40F = just under 5 C. That's just above freezing. It NEVER gets that cold here....and certainly not in the Winter just gone.
(There was a Winter? I must have missed that!)
Today is already 34C....that's 93.2F to you. And it's still officially Spring!

"Send you some heat"? We sure have plenty to spare!
Would you like fires with that? lol! lol! lol!

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inntruderr61 wrote:

Todays high was 40 degrees...Tonights low will be 21 degrees here... lol!

Send some heat my way.... Very Happy
Jim, I had to do the conversions as we are on Celsius here in Oz....(despite me having gone to school as a child on Fahrenheit!)

So 40F =  just under 5 C. That's just above freezing. It NEVER gets that cold here....and certainly not in the Winter just gone.
(There was a Winter? I must have missed that!)
Today is already 34C....that's  93.2F to you. And it's still officially Spring!

"Send you some heat"? We sure have plenty to spare!
Would you like fires with that? lol! lol! lol!


Our rains would put those fires right out... Twisted Evil

This year was normal but last 2 years tons of rain...
Normal year total of 40 inches...Last two years...65+ inches per year..

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PostSubject: Re: Flower Power!   Flower Power! - Page 3 Icon_minitimeSat Nov 16, 2019 8:40 pm

Our average is SUPPOSED to be 57 inches, but certainly not this year!
Poor garden!
I'll swap you some heat for some rain? lol!

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LeStryge wrote:
Our average is SUPPOSED to be 57 inches, but certainly not this year!
Poor garden!
I'll swap you some heat for some rain? lol!


That would be cool... lol!

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So having just removed two of these monsters from my property, here's my new Bonsai-Banyan......
This is probably the only safe...well safer, way to keep these rapacious things. It's growing over a rock, in a small dish of just plain water, into which I place a few pellets of that commercially produced chook manure every now and then.

I do have a general idea where most of you live, and just about all of you seem to get cold winters, however should you happen to reside in a climate where these things will grow, my advice is NEVER plant one! Destroy any that appear IMMEDIATELY!
These things make giant anacondas seem like highly desirable house-pets!
They can pull apart massive stone temples in places like Yucatan and S.E. Asia! Imagine what one could do to a domestic house if it was close enough?
Banyan roots can easily travel more than 200 metres from the trunk! They LOVE underground plumbing!
Thankfully I caught mine in time before they caused any problems....and I have five acres of land!

I do have a sense that even this one is just waiting for an opportunity to make a run for it!  Shocked  Shocked  Shocked

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