Sunday, 14 November 2021

GPE #6 : Pam Demic's Veiny, Purple Love Cabbage

Maddie, the Mistress Borghese

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P A M   D E M I C

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Garden Photos Event

 I'm looking forward to seeing everybody's garden or succulents again.  Of course the Mistress is ready and dressed for the tour this year.
 

 Since I am torn between the Casa du Borghese which has no garden, and the ancestral manor, I was able to potter around in my Mother's garden and bring some of the splendor back from what my father had done in his gardening hobby days.  This year the new back garden or shade garden turned out lovely from plants my father had originally had in the garden... mostly hostas and Astilbe, with some mountain mint thrown in for good measure.  The shade garden had in it this spring some lovely peony and alliums. 




Other treasures this season were the spring irises, and the fuchsia did incredibly for us for a first time and lasted till mid August.



In late August I captured this beautiful dahlia that bloomed.
A perfect bloom for behind the Mistress's ear.
 

The roses continue to bloom.


And also I enclosed my terrifying triffid pic!  An autumnal cabbage.
I find the "veins" creepy.  Almost reminds me of Audrey from Little Shop of Horrors, no?
 I thought this triffid picture might be more appropriate for the show.
 



 
Mistress Borghese
Vamp and Gin Connoisseur 

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 We can always count on Mistress Maddie to display her flower(s) to her fans, and she didn't disappoint.  Thank you, Maddie!

 Next time on the Garden Photos Event we have Mitzi's magnificent grounds, so don't go away!

31 comments:

  1. How fab! That garden could almost be in the British countryside...

    I particularly love the Iris and the Dahlia, and will forever adore Fuchsias.

    Pennsylvania must be blessed with an absence of slugs and snails - if we tried to grow Hostas here, they would be lace!

    Jx

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    1. Thank you Jon. I take that as a compliment from you, seeing that this was pure luck as I still have no idea what Im completely doing. The dalhias this late summer did very well. And yes...i can't tell you the last slug I saw....except those in DC.

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    2. Yes Mads, let's keep the slugs down there shall we?

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  2. Oh! I almost did one of those Barbara Cartland swoons.
    Thank you for such wonderful non-tropical beauties.

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    1. Thank you Dinah!! Alas...the only tropical was in the hair to walk this garden event!

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  3. So lovely! I would like to be able to pull together a portion of my garden together like that some day! Are slugs and snails a problem for you too? They come by the numbers of a small army here and they love the hostas!

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    1. Surprisingly I didn't see any slugs...snails are even more rare. Not sure why...as I have seen slugs in the past. The only army seems as to be the host a themselves. They went nuts.

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  4. I must admit, the triffid pic had me stumped in the first post, and the reveal made so much sense. I had no idea the Mis...I mean Pam Demic had such luck with plant like men. She certainly seem to get a rise out of anything. Gorgeous Iris! And what not to like about her gazing balls?

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    1. My triffid often stumps many. And I try to keep my gazing balls spit shined dear.

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  5. Bravo!!! Jealous that Pam Demic still has roses blooming. I am going to steal the wooden stump as plinth for pots idea - this would suit my garden - and it's a neat way to draw attention to plants that might get overlooked. Such style and pizzazz! As always!
    Sx

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    1. Thanks Scarlett! The stump worked nice a a favorite old tree went fallen....and to remove the trunk and roots would have tore up the whole garden.

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    2. Great idea to keep he stump instead of tearing up the whole garden. Not just a gin infused pretty face are you?

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    3. The gin is what keeps this face fresh dear Agnes.

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  6. I too was thinking how nothing was nibbled. Absolutely glorious! If you would like an applicant for a dog I'm available.

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  7. I think Lilly and Buster would like another hound. The nibbles. Don't look to close. Rabbits were a issue at certain plants this summer.

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  8. Thank you Mr Device for having and hosting such a stunning show as always. Im glad my moist and damp folds and flaps stumped some. Now if you could come into the corner by the Arbor...I have something else to show you...or rather a technique......

    * applies fresh lipstick*

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    1. You are very welcome, Mistress Maddie. It's been an absolute pleasure to finger through your foliage (and everyone else's)! And I'm always up to learn something new - I'll be right there!

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  9. Absolutely superb. It looks very English, like the park I used to frequent in my youth, well, I say park, it was more of a cruising ground. I would feel very much at home in this garden. Lovely puce heads in pic 3.

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    1. Thank you Mitzi. Im glad you found some heads you like if it reminds you of your favorite cruising grounds dear.

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  10. Oh My! This make me want summer back. I am in love with the Mistress's hostas and Astilbe bed. I love Astilbe. I too agree with Scarlet and like the pot on the stump in the garden. But the spring bed with Alliums and Irises are two of my favorites. But the cabbage is still giving my nightmares. At least Pam doesn't need any ointments for the flaps and folds. It was a relief to see it was a autumnal cabbage. Her houseboys done good.

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    1. Oh dear...my flaps and folds seem to have unnerved many.

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  11. My! I had heard she was a great hoe in the garden! These post are awesome!

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    1. You should see what I can do in the kitchen.

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  12. We've lost trees to disease in my neighbourhood. Looking at the stumps makes me feel sad so thanks for the "plinth for pots" idea.

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  13. I always seem to have gotten creative with stumps...and anything phallic.

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  14. Bravo! This truly takes the cake. And the olives. And the Boodles. And the ice. Vermouth? What? And allow it to take up precious space that could be filled with gin? Tsk. Tsk. Amateurs.

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    1. Upton? Did you get the Garden Tour confused with the Gin Tour??

      Not that Im complaining.....

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    2. There's a Gin Tour?? Where do I sign up?!?

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    3. Gin...Gin...Gin...Gins across the board!

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  15. boy , that bitch likes herself some purple and pink.

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  16. I think I've seen far too much succulent.

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