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My Garden in 2005 Blast from the Past.

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Here is my garden back in 2005. I had spent the whole spring getting things ready for a garden tour in my garden and this was about a week later.

Some of these plants are gone killed in big freeze of 2010, other were taken out for outgrowing there space. It was a garden tour so I planted lots of flowers.

South facing front yard.

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I have quite a few bird houses.

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Green cordyline to the left. Kill two years ago but has regrown since.

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Still in the front.

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Some more New Zealand flax, was taken out when it got to big. My palm need more sunlight.

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More NZ Flax.

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East side of house.

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This area was redone last year.

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I still have all these Chamaedorea radicals plus many more.

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These palms now have around 10" of trunk.

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This trachy is now 15" tall.

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I miss that orangey fencing.

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Several years later all the Gum trees were all cut down. Growing 9' per year was fun to watch. They gave lots of overhead winter protection.

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Back yard more shady and private, but so shady.

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More from 2005.

Greenhouse looks so clean back then. And more sunny.

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That's my Blast from the Past 2005.

Thanks for looking.

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Very Nice!!! Beautiful color :)

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Garden looks great . I can see why you ug out the NZ flax not my cup of tea thats for sure .

Have you tried Trachycarpus princeps , martianus etc

Love the 2 house colour as they work really well together .

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Thanks Don!!! Back then I would call my garden a big leaf temperate tropical garden, now I have embraced my wet climate and have gone for more of a temperate wet subtropical look.

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Troy thanks.

T. martianus is not hardy for me, only lives a few years and then dies in one of my z8 winters.

I replace the flax with cordylines, but still have some smaller ones around.

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I have three T. princeps...it's raining cat and dogs here so the pic is terrible but here one taken today.

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Great looking garden really like your colors.Thanks for the pic.

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Your garden is incredible. I can't believe its Washington. Its so tropical looking!

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You have really honed your gardening skills over the years. Your garden is so beautiful now, such flair. :)

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:huh::greenthumb::interesting:
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:huh::greenthumb::interesting:

BS Man stop picking on me....or I will have to send this big guy to deal with you..... ;) ..... :D

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BTW....its going to be 90F today in Seattle!............................. April fools..... :P

Thanks everyone I have learn to use the right plants for the right climate. That doesn't mean I won't try something way out of my gardening zone but the bones have got to be hardy.

Sometimes I wonder what I could do if I lived in z10-11.

Dreaming Large!

http://freshome.com/2011/08/07/luxury-tropical-island-yacht-concept-a-private-paradise/

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