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Re: The EllGab Garden
« Reply #1755 on: July 18, 2021, 08:01:56 AM »
We have several bottle brush trees in our yard but I don’t think I have ever seen an actual bottle bush. Until today.

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Years ago, I visited a bottle garden with lots of trees @GravitySucks  ;)
However, there were no giraffes munching upon these trees.

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Re: The EllGab Garden
« Reply #1756 on: July 18, 2021, 08:04:43 AM »
Snowball Bush Viburnum growing in Jersey-USA.

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Re: The EllGab Garden
« Reply #1757 on: July 18, 2021, 07:28:56 PM »
Snowball Bush Viburnum growing in Jersey-USA.

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Nice, @FISH.  Hope you don't mind  me correcting you but those are actually hydrangeas.  My grandma had two big bushes of them growing on each end of her porch.  It was a great old house but now it's gone.

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It used to sit right about where that light pole is.


 
   


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Re: The EllGab Garden
« Reply #1758 on: July 19, 2021, 07:16:08 AM »
Nice, @FISH.  Hope you don't mind  me correcting you but those are actually hydrangeas.  My grandma had two big bushes of them growing on each end of her porch.  It was a great old house but now it's gone.

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It used to sit right about where that light pole is.


 
 
Hydrangeas!!! Oh Boy!!! and I know better. I am grows hydrangeas in the front and back of my home. No flowers this season. I did something wrong with my pruning.  :-\
So sad to see the location where a grand old home once stood. DOLLAR GENERAL takes over the USA @Rikki Gins .  A few years ago, vacation time was road trip time. When I was a ‘we’—we would take a long rides. We would pick up a paper map from AAA and make a plan. One summer we traveled along U.S. Route 6. AKA Grand Army of the Republic Highway across the state of PA. (Not to be confused with the Lincoln Highway.) I wanted to visit the town of Towanda.  Maybe I would find Marie Antoinette’s jewels.
In the fall of 1793, a small group of French exiles purchased land for Marie Antoinette and her children in the hills of Bradford County, PA.  Unfortunately, Marie Antoinette was guillotined on 16 October 1793. Local rumors included that some of her jewelry were hidden in PA awaiting her arrival. Not only did we visit the Marie Antoinette Lookout (Route 6) but also the Grand Canyon of Pennsylvania. Driving in and out of old towns, the only businesses that seemed to be thriving were dollar stores, second hand stores and pizza shops.

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Re: The EllGab Garden
« Reply #1759 on: July 19, 2021, 09:09:27 AM »
Hydrangeas!!! Oh Boy!!! and I know better. I am grows hydrangeas in the front and back of my home. No flowers this season. I did something wrong with my pruning.  :-\
So sad to see the location where a grand old home once stood. DOLLAR GENERAL takes over the USA @Rikki Gins .  A few years ago, vacation time was road trip time. When I was a ‘we’—we would take a long rides. We would pick up a paper map from AAA and make a plan. One summer we traveled along U.S. Route 6. AKA Grand Army of the Republic Highway across the state of PA. (Not to be confused with the Lincoln Highway.) I wanted to visit the town of Towanda.  Maybe I would find Marie Antoinette’s jewels.
In the fall of 1793, a small group of French exiles purchased land for Marie Antoinette and her children in the hills of Bradford County, PA.  Unfortunately, Marie Antoinette was guillotined on 16 October 1793. Local rumors included that some of her jewelry were hidden in PA awaiting her arrival. Not only did we visit the Marie Antoinette Lookout (Route 6) but also the Grand Canyon of Pennsylvania. Driving in and out of old towns, the only businesses that seemed to be thriving were dollar stores, second hand stores and pizza shops.

https://endlessmountains.wordpress.com/2018/09/17/marie-antoinette-lookout-route-6/

@FISH  Oh Boy!  I had never heard that Marie Antoinette story.  Fascinating!

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Re: The EllGab Garden
« Reply #1760 on: July 19, 2021, 09:21:40 AM »
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EllGab Garden Cloud Picture of the day.

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Re: The EllGab Garden
« Reply #1761 on: July 19, 2021, 09:25:03 AM »
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EllGab Garden Cloud Picture of the day.

Also looks like sand.

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Re: The EllGab Garden
« Reply #1762 on: July 19, 2021, 11:13:51 AM »
Also looks like sand.

SAND! Yes. The wind is tricky.

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Re: The EllGab Garden
« Reply #1763 on: July 19, 2021, 11:17:38 AM »
Zebra grass is known as Miscanthus sinensis 'Zebrinus' botanically. It is also sometimes called porcupine grass. I like ornamental grasses.  :)

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Re: The EllGab Garden
« Reply #1764 on: July 19, 2021, 03:00:07 PM »
I was walking around Rockville and stumbled across these giraffes munching upon the trees.

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Wow! This is very cool. I LIKE!
P.S. Where's Rockville @GravitySucks ?
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Re: The EllGab Garden
« Reply #1765 on: July 19, 2021, 03:02:28 PM »
Snowball Bush Viburnum growing in Jersey-USA.

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This looks like Hydrangea @FISH . I'm super jealous, they are so hard to grow here and are usually scraggily little specimens when they are managed but when we were in New England last week they were everywhere- and HUGE! I WANT!!!
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Re: The EllGab Garden
« Reply #1766 on: July 19, 2021, 03:03:42 PM »
Nice, @FISH.  Hope you don't mind  me correcting you but those are actually hydrangeas.  My grandma had two big bushes of them growing on each end of her porch.  It was a great old house but now it's gone
 

 ;D ;D Rikki beat me to it.  :)
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Re: The EllGab Garden
« Reply #1767 on: July 19, 2021, 03:43:33 PM »
Wow! This is very cool. I LIKE!
P.S. Where's Rockville @GravitySucks ?

@PolkaDot I’d say about 20 miles north of DC on the western route of the Red Line metro. Or a $92 Uber ride from Reagan airport in prime time.
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Re: The EllGab Garden
« Reply #1768 on: July 19, 2021, 04:18:26 PM »
@PolkaDot I’d say about 20 miles north of DC on the western route of the Red Line metro. Or a $92 Uber ride from Reagan airport in prime time.
Ahhh, Thank you @GravitySucks . I've really only been south of DC beltway in Virginia, so my knowledge of the area around it is pretty minimal. I know I've been to Baltimore once or twice but I think that's all I've got as far a Maryland goes.
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Re: The EllGab Garden
« Reply #1769 on: July 19, 2021, 04:44:26 PM »
Ahhh, Thank you @GravitySucks . I've really only been south of DC beltway in Virginia, so my knowledge of the area around it is pretty minimal. I know I've been to Baltimore once or twice but I think that's all I've got as far a Maryland goes.

I’ve been to the new Camden Yards to watch a game. Baltimore is a shithole. The ballpark is decent but it’s like a polished turd floating in a cesspool.

Camden yards was an inspiration for Coors Field.
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