....And here are a few Random Pictures from Rawge's Flower Gardens.
|Dahlias are a "Must Have" for a summer garden||They come in almost every color and pattern and are easy to grow||If supported, they can grow tall enough to use in back||If the stems are treated, they last a long time in a bouquet||Verbena is an easy filler. It grows low and spreads quickly|
|Callas are a great plant. There are many colors available||The larger whites bloom in early spring, while others bloom later||Day Lilies are my Favorites||They come in every color imaginable||They take little care and can survive on very little water|
|Here is a delicate peach||a white||Autumn Red||a ruffly wine||Here is a bi-color red that I hybridized in 2003|
|Another of mine||and another..||and another..||and another..||My Best Creation so far. CLICK HERE to see my creations for 2004 and 2005|
Plant a few glads...
|...and a patch of cheap zinnias..||...and you can make bouquets all summer long||Here is my favorite...A soft pink||But a dark fire red is also hard to beat (isn't the light great in a greenhouse?)|
|Black-eyed Susans are another great bouquet flower||They are easy to grow, produce many stems, and come in several colors||Old Fashioned single hollyhocks are a great one to have||Some of their colors are intense, and they produce many blooms||Mexican Paper Flower is easy to grow, and is odd enough to get some attention|
|Alstromeria is another good one if you plan to make bouquets||Scilla is a nice one if you plan to make early spring bouquets. It multiplies quickly||A neighbor's mother peahen and her chicks visited my gardens for a few days||I have made and hung about 20 windchimes. Some really pretty ones and a few really ugly ones. This ugly one made from an old hubcap was about to be taken down, but it gained new respect when a dove nested inside it||If you supply the right conditions in a water feature, you can get both frogs and toads. After the breeding season, they will leave the water and spend the summer and winter in your flower beds|
|My water features are usually full of tree frog tadpoles. The frogs make for great photos. Desktop wallpaper available here||The water gardens will also produce dragonflies. These insects will help keep mosquitoes and flies controlled.||We usually have a few of these beautiful garter snakes prowling the gardens||I have about 50 butterfly bushes and always have many fancy butterflies hanging around||Here is a view of the front of the house. The lawns and gardens take a few hours per week to maintain|
|But, the work is certainly worth the effort.||I like to have some odd things in the gardens for interest. This goat's head gets attention||As does the bird bath and the Great Blue Heron that I carved from a block of wood.||View from my front door||I put in a nice garden rocker, with a trickling water feature behind it. It is a nice place to relax|
|I built a few garden benches from wood that was salvaged from an old horse fence. I joined the wood with mortise and tenon, so the pieces should outlive me.||Here is a view of the back yard, leading to the spa and horseshoe pit area||Over 40 different roses enclose the horseshoe pits||This small pond adds a soft water-fall sound to the yard.. Water is pumped up into the bucket, through some media, and then trickles back into the pond||Each year we cut many buckets of fresh flowers and take them to the convalescent homes so the old folks can make bouquets|
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