Elaine Simmons
Elaine Simmons
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  • Florence, AZ

My Garden in June


I will be leaving this garden in Iowa for Arizona so wanted to post some pics. We have had an abundance of rain this spring which makes everything very green. I know that it will be a whole different ballgame trying to garden in AZ.
Double knockout roses
Double knockout roses
Multi blue clematis
Multi blue clematis
Japanese Iris
Japanese Iris
Tropicana rose
Tropicana rose
Walkers Low mint
Walkers Low mint
My climbing hydrangea which took forever to bloom!  5 years.
My climbing hydrangea which took forever to bloom! 5 years.
White peony
White peony
Diablo ninebark called "Coppertina".  It has kind of coppery foliage
Diablo ninebark called "Coppertina". It has kind of coppery foliage
William Baffin climbing rose
William Baffin climbing rose
Buck rose
Buck rose
clematis, sorry don't know name
clematis, sorry don't know name
Baptisia, called "Prairieblues"
Baptisia, called "Prairieblues"
Wigilea "red prince"
Wigilea "red prince"
Another clematis, have no name.
Another clematis, have no name.
"Nelly Moser" clematis
"Nelly Moser" clematis
dark columbine
dark columbine
Purple Baptisia that I grew from seed
Purple Baptisia that I grew from seed
Japanese Willow that has to be trimmed about 3 times a year!  Wish I would have made a tree out of it!
Japanese Willow that has to be trimmed about 3 times a year! Wish I would have made a tree out of it!

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  • Elaine Simmons
    on Aug 24, 2013

    Thanks everyone! I know very well that there are very few plants that I can grow in AZ that I grew in Iowa. I am going slow with it!

  • Cathy B
    on Aug 25, 2013

    @Elaine Simmons You can grow them. It just depends how much you want to spend on water. They require about twice a day to get rooted and then they may or may not survive the summer but if they do, they will last forever and be beautiful AZ summer is Iowa's winter...good luck. You'll love Nov-May

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