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Old 07-01-2009, 06:53 PM   #1 (permalink)
 
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Default 2009 Backyard in SE TN!!!

TOO MANY PICS TO POST, SO HERE IS A LINK TO THE PICTURES I TOOK TODAY, 7/26/09, ABOUT A MONTH LATER THAN THE BELOW. HARD TO SEE HOW MUCH GROWTH YOU GET IN SUCH A SHORT AMOUNT OF TIME UNTIL YOU LOOK AT PREVIOUS PICTURES. HOPE EVERYONE ENJOYS.... BTW, I WILLBE ADDING LABELS TO PICS AS I HAVE TIME...

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Slow to get started, but it is finally starting to gain some momentum!!! Just posting a couple of pics I took yesterday and will post a link to the rest at the end of the post. With all the projects around the house this spring and the new position at work, I have not had much time for picture taking. Not the best pics as I meant to get out earlier in the morning, but had errands to run before I started in at the house....
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This is one reason I have been so busy... Redid the screened in porch this year and am finally finished and waiting for the wife to furnish it. New siding and screening system which let me remove half the 2X's so it would open up the views to the outside. Ceiling was just exposed, so I covered with corrugated tin, added two ceiling fans. Siding was exterior barnwood siding, replaced, gave it a paint treatment and stained the pressure treated floor a dark semi transparent stain...





Anyway, here are a few pics of out back...











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Siam Ruby and creeping jenny...







While looking at my Windmill palms, I noticed a robin had used some of my spanish moss to build a nest and now my youngest daughter and I get to watch the mom and dad robins hunt for food in the backyard to feed the two babies that are in the nest. If you look closely, you can see the top of one of the baby's heads...



I hope I did not bore anyone with all the pics. If you want to see more, here is a link to the folder on my photobucket account...

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Old 07-01-2009, 07:22 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Wow!!!
Awesome Randy4ut!!!
Thanks for sharing, very nice landscaping!! ~Cheryl
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Great Pics! It gives me Ideas for my little tropical corner that I am starting thank you!
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As always I'm swept away by your yard Randy. I must mention the little touches, love the creeping jenny with the SR. Great combo. You don't want to see pics of how my windmills fared from this winter...sad. My needle looks great though.
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very nice yard looks like you have put in allot of time and hard work.
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Old 07-01-2009, 10:04 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Randy, looks great!! What a nice view from your new room. I'm noticing your caster beans - ahead of mine, although I started them indoors. Could you send some of that sunshine & warm air this way?
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Will have to try out the Siam Ruby and Creeping Jenny combination, really "pops". Looks great as always, Randy!
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Default Re: 2009 Backyard in SE TN!!!

Randy I simply LOVE your archantophoenix solution, if those palms in the first pic are indeed Archantophoenixes. Just a question, isn't the root ball too large for that pot? I mean it's 2 plants alright...
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Very nice garden! My Z06 came from TN. I like it there.
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Randy I simply LOVE your archantophoenix solution, if those palms in the first pic are indeed Archantophoenixes. Just a question, isn't the root ball too large for that pot? I mean it's 2 plants alright...
Thanks, Jack Daw.... The potted palms in the first pic is actually THREE Adonidia Merrillii. They are by no means hardy here and I purchased them as a patio palm from a local box store for $44. I potted them up into the largest pot that was not a nursery pot and hope to get a couple years out of them before I try and find them a home further south. I do have a Syagrus romanzoffiana that is about 16'+ in a 60 gallon nursery pot that goes in the garage every winter and have had it for almost 4 years now. Talking about rootbound!!! Just can't find a larger nursery pot to put it in and still be able to move it by myself like I do now...
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Looks Great Randy, Thanks for posting the pics, The wife and I allways enjoy seeing your yard photos. Gives us lots of great ideas when things finely settle own around here!
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Nice job Randy, smart of you to keep the yellow creeping Jenny in a pot. I remove tons from my lawn every year. Love the miniature schnauzer too!
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Great looking yard, Randy! Your pup looks better than mine, your humidity sure helps!
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Randy,

I was waondering when we would hear from you again. My local nursery is already down to $10 on tropicals, (which menas $8 for me). I will let you know when they hit $5 if you are interested.
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JUST WANTED TO LET YOU KNOW THAT I HAVE LINKED UPDATED PICS TAKEN A MONTH LATER ON THE INTIAL POST... THINGS ARE REALLY STARTING TO TAKE OFF!!!!

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Its so nice! I have a horriable layout I just randomly drop plants in the ground, lol
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Old 07-26-2009, 07:55 PM   #17 (permalink)
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Thanks for all the great pictures! You have a very beautiful yard....you should be proud of it! And the porch renovation looks very nice as well! Great work!
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Randy, your yard is amazing. It's very inspiring to look at your design and layout of everything.

Great job and can't wait to see how it looks later this summer!
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Looking Good!
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