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Vignettes of your gardening memories
« on: April 26, 2020, 09:18:54 AM »
I hope this new thread will be a bit more inclusive ..

What you see is not what you get! I thought this plant was called Salvia Madelaine and paid about 4 for it. Look how small the floret is! ??? ::)

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To fathom the scale, use the aphids please! LOL!

Cirsium Trevor's Blue Wonder! First flower this year. No idea why it's called Blue Wonder!
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Clematis Gillian Blades

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Clematis Josephine! Isn't she bold and beautiful!

Cornus Kousa Rubra - such joy to see the flowers first time. Bliss!
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Re: Vignettes of your gardening memories
« Reply #1 on: April 28, 2020, 05:53:11 AM »
I removed the dead bits of my Cistus and planted out dahlias, penstemon, Stipa giganteas and .. Thank heavens that they have opened and we have now proper rain.

Of all the alliums, I like Purple Sensation most. The colour is just vibrant, different and striking!
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Lovely blue bearded iris
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T Grandiflorum
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Cornus Kousa Wolfe Eye

Shiro Kapitain Silky Wisteria First time flowering in my garden.

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« Reply #2 on: April 30, 2020, 06:57:56 AM »
Just a few choice repeats

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Euphoria Martinia - very cute!

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Trillium Grandiflorum - seems to be such an anti-climax!

Honeybell

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Icecream tulip
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Clematis Josephine!
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Re: Vignettes of your gardening memories
« Reply #3 on: April 30, 2020, 02:44:45 PM »
Trillium Grandiflorum - seems to be such an anti-climax!

We  don't  think that .....

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 some  of  ours  are   just   MEGA-grandifloras!
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« Reply #4 on: April 30, 2020, 03:42:14 PM »
Whoa! That's GRAND! And your photo actually shows off the markings on the petals. Now you're really showing off! ;D I am really showing my age here. Need a conversion to inches to appreciate how GRAND that is!

Amazing!

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Re: Vignettes of your gardening memories
« Reply #5 on: April 30, 2020, 03:45:29 PM »
6 inches plus! I hope it lives to that size! What is the big one big the man in Beechgrove Garden talked about. He kept saying that flower was supposed to be Trillium Chloropetalum. Anyone has a picture to brag about! I an totally new to this Trillium business!

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« Reply #6 on: April 30, 2020, 04:08:09 PM »
Ywo ends  of  the  size  spectrum here - this  little  clump of  Trillium rivale  ( should  be  called  Pseudotrillium rivale, but  I dunno, or  care, why!)is about  7 or  eight inches ( around  20cms )  across, while  the  front  plant  of  this  T. kurabayashii  ( maybe  a  hybrid) had  leaves  over  12 inches across (32cms) , the  flower  parts, if flattened out would  be  about  four  or  five  inches ( 12cms) across!

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Re: Vignettes of your gardening memories
« Reply #7 on: May 01, 2020, 05:25:12 AM »
I think mine is a small one. Nice to know and what to look out for. Thank you.

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Re: Vignettes of your gardening memories
« Reply #8 on: May 01, 2020, 06:28:21 AM »
Some of irises which flowered last year!
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Re: Vignettes of your gardening memories
« Reply #9 on: May 02, 2020, 09:00:26 AM »
Good morning and my garden has had a good soak! Just so relieved.

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Very phallic! Bit rude! LOL!

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This is like a cancerous lump - some muscari! Anybody knows the name?

Camassia
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Amazing number of flowers in a tiny pot. High time I fed Josephine. Thank you for the good show!

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Cornus Kousa Rubra - little arbor! So quaint and unique!

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« Reply #10 on: May 03, 2020, 07:44:00 AM »
Yesterday, we slaved in the allotment. I removed a fig tree which never had yielded any fruit for constumption. It was a lot heaving and finally with the help of secateurs and fork plunging in all directions, we finally said goodbye to this clump which took up a lot of our precious space.

All allotment should have an etiquette of no chives growing. We have had chives up to our eyeballs. Here are some SUPERSPREADERS!

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How could I effect a LOCKDOWN against this quiet brute!? They seeded themselves in amongst all my irises and hellebores!

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Finally, my first peonies!

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Had to hack back cerinthes and alstroemerias to save this osteospermum

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Never seen such a big red hot poker! Neighbour's!

My sweetest surprise - Clematis Majorie!

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Re: Vignettes of your gardening memories
« Reply #11 on: May 05, 2020, 07:25:06 AM »
Honeybells are now all scattered everywhere in my garden. Strangely, they are very happy in their new homes

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A woman told me that she wanted to paint iris. I shrugged and couldn't afford much enthusiasm. Just how can you capture the silica / glass illusive sparkles in their petals?

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And the translucency?

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Re: Vignettes of your gardening memories
« Reply #12 on: May 05, 2020, 12:12:59 PM »
It can be done. My late wife did paint irises as part of her studies of a major work. She was a professional painter. My point however is  how to capture the spirit of the plant or bloom. I greatly admired her for that professional skill and wisdom. It has very little relationship with a photographic ability. A good painting is a depiction that passes through the eye of the beholder and achieves new dimensions... Those rarely seen by the passer by. Even good photography if understood as an art can achieve this. It highlights something hidden.
Just trying to connect with other sides of painting specially if enthusiasm is elusive.
Arturo

PS:I'm delighted with your vignettes!
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Re: Vignettes of your gardening memories
« Reply #13 on: May 05, 2020, 02:36:03 PM »
Do you mind uploading your wife's works on my thread please? Don't keep all the pleasure to yourself please! In this morose time, we all would like a bit of "intrinsic" pleasure!

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Re: Vignettes of your gardening memories
« Reply #14 on: May 05, 2020, 02:56:22 PM »
certainly
the first is a watercolour study of Irises,

The second is the main work( oil on canvas) 'The Virgin Mary ,queen of Flowers'


My wife' name was Mane Sarafian. Towards the latter part of her life she concentrated in reviving the Armenian medieval religious manuscript art that adorned mainly the Holy Scriptures. We both are members of the Armenian Apostolic Church, the first organized christian church in the world ( 301 AD)100 years prior to Emperor Constatin's edict. Flowers are very important in religious depictions. Iris represent harmony...
Arturo
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