Gardening information for zone 6 Ohio in neutral clay soil. The backbone of my gardens Hosta, Heather,
Heuchera, flowering shrubs, perennials, ground covers, conifers, and trees.

Monday, July 14, 2014

July Hydrangea Hosta Ninebarks Ohio Zone 6

This season gardening started much later than usual but it caught up pretty quickly for us in zone 6.

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The Hosta garden has been what I've been working on this year although most of that is not shown in this photo. Just waiting for the Acer palmatun Emperor to grow enough to do a little shading of this area.

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The large overview of the biggest gardens. My Acer palmatum Fireglow is always a standout.

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The Ninebarks on are doing some nice growing this season. Feel they''ll easily be above the fence within the next couple of years.

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Hydrangea Quick Fire in June in bloom and then again in July showing how much it's pinked up already.

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The Daylilies have been blooming across the yard this last month and adding some lovely color and blooms.

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The Coreopsis is one I can count on for blooms most of the gardening season. Heuchera's add some extra color to the gardens.

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The bottom corner which I'm thinking I might want to add some large flowering shrubs here. Didn't think I would but I am now considering it.

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The Coneflowers blooming help add some color around the Viburnum during the summer months.

Friday, June 13, 2014

June Gardens in Ohio

The Winter continues to show it's damages here in Ohio. Numerous things have already been replaced. Quite a lot was killed to the roots and waiting on the growth to return on them as with my Heath/Heather.

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The Acer palmatum Fireglow came through the Winter as did all but one of my Japanese Maples. That one is a big disappointment to me.

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The Peonies look lovely this year and the smell was wonderful. The Dogwood Golden Shadows sits to the left and I just love this shrub because it has the looks of a Japanese Maple in it's growth.

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A grouping of the Iris in bloom. Don't know how those taller whites got to the front but they have since been moved towards the back.

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The purple one here to Iris Pagan Dance that I got in tribute to my beautiful Yorkie CH Goldenray Pagan Dancer. These I just moved over to the right side where some of the whites were.

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The path from several directions through the big garden.

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The Ninebark Diablo's are looking great this year. Flowering up and showing great color.

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Acer palmatum Garnet is looking lovely in the ground this year.

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I love the Picea abies Reflexa and the harsh weather this past Winter didn't seem to cause it any harm either.

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The Bloomerang Lilac showing lots of blooms this year.

Sunday, May 4, 2014

Ohio Spring 2014 Crabapple Japanese Maple

This past Winter has taken it's toll on most of us this year. I am still counting my losses. Have done some replacing so far. My conifers look to be ok as our my trees, but I think I have a tremendous amount of loss with my Heather although I am going to give it a couple more weeks before replacing it. That will be a massive job although I have replaced a few in the back.

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Malus Purple Prince AKA Crabapple, finally blooms here in Ohio. Pruned out 1/3 of this tree last year as it was so thick with berries the branches were on the ground and it was difficult mowing. After flowering I will prune out some of the lower limbs on the branches again this year.

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We have almost nothing blooming here after our Winter and things are just starting to leaf out. The Acer palmatum Fireglow is starting to leaf out as are the Ninebarks to the left and the Hydrangea to the right.

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The Iris are coming up well and will start their blooming later this month. Everything should be much further along like the Iris are but only a few other things are growing fast. The Yorkie from the dog museum highlights this area.

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I added this Fothergilla Mt Airy last Fall to the gardens and I love what I see with it's start to the season.

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The Hydrangea Limelight. I have two of these in the yard. This particular one looks like those are new blooms on it but those are leftover from last year, the other one the blooms are typical and showing burn on them from the seasons.

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The Grape Hyacinth are up and blooming and adding a little bit of color into the yard this Spring. Since there is so little of that to be seen I had to get a photo. I'm spending my time now waiting a couple weeks if I can hold out and see what all I need to replace. Not only has Spring taken forever to arrive but with so much lost and appears lost, we in the North are using up even more of our gardening season.