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Old 05-26-2018, 12:12 PM   #16
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Dang, TK.....that is a beautiful landscape layout. Years of hard work and some serious money I am sure, but as one can see now... all worth it.
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Old 05-26-2018, 04:55 PM   #17
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I Thanks Greg...don't encourage me, I love to show off our
garden endeavors.

The head groundskeeper is an avid Gardner...bordering on obsessive.
He gardens like a man, and, likes things wild and crazy, I like things more trim and proper...
So, between the masculine and feminine mix, it works out
in the end. Actually, he pretends to listen to me then does
what he wants anyhow! Same for me in the house, I pretend to listen,
then do what I want!

The stars are really the koi...half of them are between 19 to 21 years old,
the other half are their offspring.
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Forgot to mention they are between 20 to 24" long.
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Just for fun...this is our old hound CJ...he sniffed out a chipmonk...
can you see the chipmonk?

hint...draw a straight line from his nose all the way out to the end on
the right...the chipmonk is leaning on the rock with one hand looking
at the hound!

The hound and the chipmonk!
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This is the hanging baskets the head groundskeeper makes,
he plants a lot of baskets...the squirrels sometimes like to sit
in the tuberous begonias (my favorite hanging basket plant)
so, if they crush one he replaces it then sends the bruised
basket to rehab to recuperate.

If you look around the pond you'll see many flowers that are
planted in pots that look like they are planted in the ground...
He moves the potted flowers around like furniture.
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Again WOW, just beautiful, thank you for sharing your beautiful garden/yard with us. I love your fish also.
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This is the hanging baskets the head groundskeeper makes,
he plants a lot of baskets...the squirrels sometimes like to sit
in the tuberous begonias (my favorite hanging basket plant)
so, if they crush one he replaces it then sends the bruised
basket to rehab to recuperate.

If you look around the pond you'll see many flowers that are
planted in pots that look like they are planted in the ground...
He moves the potted flowers around like furniture.

How is it that you can grow begonias? Is it not too hot & also somewhat humid from the water nearby? I love them & it's very hard to keep them alive in much of California. Tuberous begonias, yes, but by the ocean.
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Nik, Regular begonia's can grow in either sun or shade. They love the
moisture. They love to be watered...
We used to put in a lot of impatience, however, in the last several
years the impatience got a blight and they still haven't recovered.
impatience prefer the shade, but we put them in the sun, as long as you
give them lots of water they thrive in the sun.

We now plant New Guinea impatience in place of the regular impatience
because of the blight.

As far as the tuberous begonia, they need dappled shade. This is why we
hang them on our pergola which has greenhouse type screening on top
which provides light but filters out the sun. It not only protects the plants
from the glaring sun it protects the people too.
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Dappled shade...You can see how it filters out the sun but still let's in
the light. All plants thrive under the greenhouse screening.
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I appreciate the information about the impatiences, we have some and they aren't doing as well as we would like. Ours get about 4-6 hours sun a day which must be too much. We will move them to the shade today. Thank you.

By the way, I did not know citronella bloomed but it does:
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A person while sitting in TK' s back yard and enjoying the beauty and peacefulness of it all, could sure get their "fing-shay- sway" energy back I bet.
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Wow Big Jim, that citronella plant is gorgeous. That
and cat's pajamas wild Iris would have the head groundskeeper
going on a search to buy them!

If you have lots of sun, geraniums love lots of sun
but don't love to get their leaves wet.
Another thing that can take the sun is some water plants
such as Taro, spider Palm, and lotus.

The first plant you buy is expensive, but they spread like crazy...
in our zone (7) we take some in some of them, but and overwinter them in a sunny
spare bedroom. I've made lots of water gardens ( from my offspring)
to give away to friends and neighbors.


We have two big tubs (5 gallon tubs) that we buried ground level and planted lotus in them.
Other water plants are just planted in pots filled with water.
...they grow prolifically in their water baths.

Of course I'll get you pic's...

This is the taro and the spider plant -- and floating on the bottom is water lettuce and
duck weed...I love duck weed...
We grow it in our biological
pond and give it to the koi, they love it. It's candy to them...
another good water plant is hyacinth, it flowers too..

The beauty of water plants, just put them in a big pot filled with water
and that's it...Also, you need to put in a piece of mosquito dunks into the pots...
The dunks last a long time and can be purchased at Home Depot or Lowes.
This pot is a old pot from a crock pot...we have several of them from
garage sales...they usually sell for 2.00 ...I throw away the crock pot
but keep the pot.
The water lettuce in the pond spreads like crazy...we only buy two of them
each season.
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Greg, what does fing sway shay mean? is it like zen time?

I can't find any pics of the lotus that shows the size...they grow
over six feet tall.
As I said, the big pots are buried ground level,
then rocks are placed around the edge of the pot. We have it placed
along side of the pond -- so that it looks like it's coming from the pond.
You just need to keep water in the pots, and they love lots of hot
sun!

This is one of of the two pics I could find, but I'll keep looking.
...notice the lovely big leaves.
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Interesting lucky shot of a closed lotus visited by a praying mantis
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