Gardening gardening

I'm in my mid-thirties and this is still very exciting!

I'm in my mid-thirties and this is still very exciting!

I know the feeling

The exciting one for this little sprout is I have no real idea what it will be! I ordered some mini banana plant seeds from Wish and these seeds were sent as well as a gift, with a note saying they were 'purple cloud' only there's a fair few plants with that name. Happy they have germinated.

Spring time in Washington and me and my wife have been hard at work. I'm proud of what we've done so far.

Spring time in Washington and me and my wife have been hard at work. I'm proud of what we've done so far.

Stunnnning!!

Do you have any tips on how you a achieved that grass / stone symbiosis? Is it grass or moss that is covering the dtone dlabs?

I'm struggling with my backyard set up,,,, for years ; - ;

That’s really beautiful.

That looks epic, it gives this feeling to me like time has been forgotten in this garden. You should be proud at this garden.

Your wife looks a little stiff. She should loosen up or she'll fall in that water.

My lovely pink waterfall

My lovely pink waterfall

Sorry specifically it’s the pink Lampranthus

What plant is that? It’s beautiful and looks like it would grow well in AZ.

Mesembryanthemum. Yes they would they are low maintenance drought friendly. They grow nice here in Fresno.

If Matt Damon can grow potatoes on Mars...

Some roses from my grandma’s garden :)

Some roses from my grandma’s garden :)

That is extraordinary! Can you tell me where these were grown? I am in the PNW, and roses are marginal here. We do our best but they don't look quite like these!

Are those two lavendar?? That bouquet is stunning!

Awesome colors! I love a variety

I was wondering if those were California roses!

My dad, a retired teacher, single-handedly maintains this terraced, lake-edge garden.

My dad, a retired teacher, single-handedly maintains this terraced, lake-edge garden.

What happened to his other hand?

He is all right.

The terraces and many of the plants predate my father. My folks purchased this house about 5 years ago from a champion daylily grower (also a retired teacher). I think there may be more than 15 varieties of daylily on the property.

As a side gig early in his career, my dad was the caretaker of a major city memorial park. It's sad we don't have "before" pictures of the untamed state this thing was in when he started. He's a perfectionist, and boy does it show.

👈😎👈

First monarch chrysalis of the year on my mint

First monarch chrysalis of the year on my mint

I have a few milkweeds down here in south FL. Plenty of caterpillars but I see only a handful of cocoons... I think the birds get them or they’re very good at hiding from me

Wow! Do you get them often? Great pic.

I'm thinking about getting milkweed. I just read that butterfly bushes are actually highly invasive here in the Carolinas, so I'm looking into native options to attract butterflies.

Glad to hear the milkweed is so successful.

You could say it's in mint condition. ;)

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