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Subject: Interesting Websites
Date Posted: 2/18/2008 11:14 PM ET
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I ran onto this website today because I looking for information on our double mock orange (I think it needs to be moved).  She lives in zone 5 in Indiana and has lots of photos documenting her plantings, including where she bought things, how well they've done, etc.  There's also a "failure" section.

Of course, you still need to do your own research (I noticed at least one tree that I've seen not recommended) but it's a neat site.  I always enjoy seeing plants growing somewhere besides in that plant catalog photograph.

http://www.bundlings.com/garden.htm

Date Posted: 2/19/2008 11:33 AM ET
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Thanks for posting that, Diana!  She and I have very similar tastes in flowers - and I love how they made their retaining walls to provide space for large gardens.  This is kinda what we've been thinking about doing in our front yard (mainly to get rid of most of our lawn).  We also have an arbor/bench that I think would translate well into the design.  I printed out a couple of pictures to show my daughter so we can start making plans to overhaul our yard this year.  Thanks again for posting this!

Date Posted: 3/4/2008 4:36 AM ET
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thank you for posting this! it is absolutely beautiful! I love to see pics of others plantings etc. gives great ideas!

Date Posted: 3/4/2008 10:32 AM ET
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You're welcome.  I hope others will find some sites to add to this thread.  I need the help!

Date Posted: 3/21/2008 11:16 AM ET
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I'm looking for some kind of small shrub that doesn't exist :)  There were some others looking for landscaping plants too so this link might help.  It's just a selection of "Connoisseur" plants from 2002 from the NC JC Raulston Arboreteum, but there's a good variety of types shown and listed and they cover a lot of zones.

I don't know how available some of them are, but some aren't rare.

http://www.ncsu.edu/jcraulstonarboretum/horticulture/connoisseur_plants/connoisseur_plants_by_year.php?year=2002

Date Posted: 4/3/2008 7:31 PM ET
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Well, I'm brand spanking new to gardening, in that I'm too intimidated to even get started.  But I found this website today and wanted to share it:

http://yougrowgirl.com/

It's called "You Grow Girl!" and I thought it was pretty cool. 

Subject: Bressinghams Gardens Virtual Tour
Date Posted: 7/2/2008 9:57 PM ET
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This was linked on GardenWeb.  It's a virtual tour of Bressingham Gardens.  It's in England but a number of their introductions are sold here

Bressingham

I've also been reading the Cottage Gardens Forum on GardenWeb and there are some lovely pictures there.  I always need ideas for combining things.

Subject: AAS Website
Date Posted: 7/5/2008 1:07 PM ET
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Here's another interesting site, the home of the All-America Selections: 

http://www.all-americaselections.org/Default.asp

This is a slideshow of the AAS Rotary Gardens from 2006.  With the cold weather and my slow planting, I've been enjoying looking at other people's gardens. 

AAS Rotary Gardens

Subject: Link
Date Posted: 11/14/2008 7:14 PM ET
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     Thanks Diana for posting that link .

                   Dolores H.

Date Posted: 11/15/2008 8:02 PM ET
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I'm glad you enjoyed it!  I hope my double mock orange survived the move or we will be shopping for a new one this year.  We should have moved it much earlier (as in a year or two earlier). 

It has been terribly dry here.