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Name:
John Danowski
City:
Elgin
Date:
19 May 2003
Time:
07:08:10

Comments

Very cool website! The garden looks very good this year.


Name:
Irena Zemaitaitis/wife of 2nd cousin
City:
Kaunas, Lithuania
Date:
19 May 2003
Time:
07:13:57

Comments

Ruta, You're the first of my vast E-mailers with this unique website. Your black tulip was unusual, but I prefer the brighter colors: the red tulip with the yellow streak. Today's Columbine is lovely in shape and color. I may learn to recognize many more flowers by their shape, color and name.You weren't kidding that your server is slow. All I saw was a black background. I almost gave up and then I saw a twinge of violet which very slowly revealed the entire flower. Hopefully, you will not forget to send some personal news of yourself from time to time, and the addresses I requested in Hamilton. Iki, IrenaZ


Name:
Mary Groft
City:
Louisville
Date:
19 May 2003
Time:
07:34:38

Comments

You know I love getting the pictures! I'm so glad you're doing this. I'm still waiting for pix of the entire garden. This being only my second year with a yard, I don't have a coherent design for my little garden and I'm having a problem with that. M


Name:
Jackie Etten
City:
Chicago
Remote User:
Date:
19 May 2003
Time:
08:18:07

Comments

Ruta - Your garden is fabulous, and I really appreciate all of the time you have taken to introduce me to the world of plants. We are so lucky to get to see your beautiful plants every day. Jackie


Name:
ANGELO FLEMING
City:
LOUISVILLE, KY
Remote User:
Date:
19 May 2003
Time:
09:25:13

Comments

HEY RUTA, COOL WEBSITE!!! IM NOT MUCH OF A FLOWER PERSON, SO I SHARED THE PICS WITH MY WIFE AND SHE LOVED THEM. SHE WANTS TO SEE A PIC OF THE ENTIRE GARDEN. ANGELO


Name:
Vida - your sister
City:
CHICAGO
Remote User:
Date:
19 May 2003
Time:
09:38:44

Comments

I love your photos from your garden. It's so nice to see you using your photography talents again on a regular basis - besides the evidence of your gardening skills.


Name:
Julie Batton
City:
Gurnee
Remote User:
Date:
19 May 2003
Time:
10:56:18

Comments

Hi Ruta! Thank you so much for sharing these pictures. The flowers are beautiful!! (I'd have to agree with the others, I would love to see a picture of the entire garden.)


Name:
Joe Plachno
City:
Crystal Lake
Remote User:
Date:
19 May 2003
Time:
12:39:52

Comments

I think some of these pictures of flowers look so perfect that I would guess they are models and not real at all. I am just so surprised at how perfect they look. I could see these pictures being in one of those gardening/picture books that people have on their coffee table or framed on a wall.


Name:
pamela
City:
park ridge
Remote User:
Date:
19 May 2003
Time:
12:52:48

Comments

It was so wonderful talking to you. Enjoy while you can. Good luck with your job search.

Pamela


Name:
Gabriel
City:
Downers Grove
Remote User:
Date:
19 May 2003
Time:
14:28:51

Comments

Ruta - This is fantastic! Are these your photos?

Hope all's well there. Best regards, - Gabe


Name:
Carol Gura
City:
Chardon, OH
Remote User:
Date:
19 May 2003
Time:
16:58:49

Comments

I just love getting these! I did take some digital photos from my garden, but hesitate to send them, since Bob and I have not mastered Photoshop Elements. Any suggestions would be most appreciated! Don tells me you are really keeping busy, not only with the garden, but also with volunteering. Keep sending the beauty! CG


Name:
Marlene Krygowski
City:
Chicago
Remote User:
Date:
20 May 2003
Time:
09:49:28

Comments

Nice shots Ruta. If you see a vandal creeping in your garden at night, it is I stealing clippings.


Name:
Dana - your cousin
City:
Toronto
Remote User:
Date:
20 May 2003
Time:
13:54:00

Comments

Still lookin' good! Aciu! I planted some Marigold plants in balcony pots yesterday and am getting ready to plant Nasturium seeds, which I collected from last year's harvest, later this week. I'll send along some pics once things get going up here. Along with my Nasturium seeds I found some unidentified seeds saved in my fridge...I have no clue what they are...I'll plant the mystery seeds later this week as well. Best wishes -


Name:
Juli Leitnick Roberts
City:
Powell, Ohio
Remote User:
Date:
20 May 2003
Time:
17:56:46

Comments

The photos are absolutely beautiful, Ruta! I just love gardening. My husband and I have spent just about every weekend since late April redesigning and rearranging all our beds. Your photos give me great ideas for some of my new garden spots. Thanks for including me on your list!


Name:
Dalia Trumpickas
City:
West Flamborough,Ontario
Remote User:
Date:
20 May 2003
Time:
21:43:28

Comments

Isn't spring wonderful?! Your garden and photos of the new growth prove it! Beautiful flowers!!


Name:
Nijole and Arnold Voketaitis
City:
Chicago
Remote User:
Date:
21 May 2003
Time:
00:01:07

Comments

Rutele, I was able to log on! Wow says Nijole, they look three dimensional. Beautiful. Just like your spirit. Keep them coming. We just picked, it seems as though, 24,000 Lily's of the Valley next door and Nijole was beside herself from the fragrance. Never in her life has she held or smelled so many. Photo will follow, BUT via the postal service. Nijole and Arnold


Name:
Dana
City:
Morgan Park
Remote User:
Date:
21 May 2003
Time:
05:50:05

Comments

Dear Ruta, Please include my sister on your list of flower people - she is really into gardening - she is fanatical about plants/flowers: LKardoka@visa.com Do you e-mail to Mary Minieka? Does she respond?


Name:
Jeremy
City:
Chicago
Remote User:
Date:
21 May 2003
Time:
07:39:54

Comments

The pics are great! Keep them coming...


Name:
Don Gura
City:
Chicago
Remote User:
Date:
21 May 2003
Time:
08:56:04

Comments

You know how much I like this!


Name:
Bill Hawkins
City:
Park Forest
Remote User:
Date:
21 May 2003
Time:
09:22:43

Comments

These are fantastic photos! Ever think of getting into the business? Itís also nice to have breathtaking art in your inbox to offset the treadmill. Thanks Ruta.


Name:
Algis Z.
City:
Santa Monica, CA
Remote User:
Date:
21 May 2003
Time:
09:58:08

Comments

Ruta,

Ne be reikalo olandai laike ir dar vis laiko tulpe savo tautiniu turtu. Linkiu ir Tau sekmes su siom nuostabiom gelem ir fotografija. Lauksiu daugiau pacios darzelio pavasario geliu.

Algis


Name:
Cousin Dalia
City:
West Flamborough
Remote User:
Date:
21 May 2003
Time:
12:29:40

Comments

You can sent as many tulip photos as you like! Each one is beautiful - the colour on today's tulip really is gorgeous. A bonus of the cooler weather ( at least up here ) is that the spring blooms are lasting longer. You really have a wonderful photographers eye to capture the beauty of the garden. Aciu for sharing it with all of us!


Name:
Marianne Russelle
City:
Chicago
Remote User:
Date:
21 May 2003
Time:
17:51:56

Comments

Truly enjoy seeing these beautiful flowers. Didn't think photography could bring out the brillance of these flowers.


Name:
Mary Ann Puluka
City:
Pittsburgh, PA
Remote User:
Date:
22 May 2003
Time:
08:07:59

Comments

This is a very pretty flower. Do you have a sun or shade garden? You certainly have a lot of blooms for May in Chicago! (Joking...the weather here has been chilly and rainy, and the flowers seem to be a little behind schedule.)


Name:
Brett C Power
City:
Forest Hills, New York
Remote User:
Date:
22 May 2003
Time:
09:53:46

Comments

Dear Ruta, How are you? It's been a long time. Mary told me she had dinner with you Saturday. I'm happy to get these photos and would love to see your garden. Forest Hills Gardens is in full bloom these past few weeks. My dogwoods and my apple trees had especially nice blossoms this year. That means a good harvest. I've got a portrait of you I've done from a photo taken at Danuta's wedding in California. I'd love to send it to you. Meanwhile, I'll be looking at your photos every morning. Love, Brett.


Name:
Irena Zemaitaitis
City:
Remote User:
Date:
22 May 2003
Time:
13:47:35

Comments

Ruta.

I think this is the first time I've seen this flower. It's very pretty and the blossoms are very delicate.

iz


Name:
Paul Grajauskas
City:
Toronto
Remote User:
Date:
22 May 2003
Time:
18:15:35

Comments

Great combination of talents - beautiful flowers, beautiful photos. Thanks for sharing.


Name:
Algis.Z
City:
Santa Monica, CA
Remote User:
Date:
23 May 2003
Time:
08:26:56

Comments

Tie konvalijos varpeliai ir ju kvapas. Ju nepamirsiu is savo vaikystes dienu.

Kaip didelis yra pacios darzelis?

Algis


Name:
Garry Sandeen
City:
Minneapolis
Remote User:
Date:
23 May 2003
Time:
08:33:45

Comments

CONVALLARIA (great photo!!)


Name:
  IrenaZ
City:
Kaunas, Lithuania
Remote User:
Date:
23 May 2003
Time:
09:26:16

Comments

Ruta,

I have never heard this song before. All I've heard is that this flower is poisonous. However, I always liked this spring flower and when I was a teenager, I always used the Lilly of the Valley Cologne. You caught the delicate bells very beautifully in your picture. iz


Name:
Joey Lesh (I live downstairs)
City:
Chicago
Remote User:
Date:
23 May 2003
Time:
10:31:59

Comments

I love the flowers everyday! What a treat to hear and see a different perspective of the beautiful garden outside my windows! I can't wait to see how it all will change over the summer. Thanks for sharing.


Name:
Jane
City:
Denver
Remote User:
Date:
23 May 2003
Time:
11:40:13

Comments

I love having something pleasant to see every morning! You have a gift, my friend!


Name:
Margaret Koski-Kent
City:
Napa
Remote User:
Date:
23 May 2003
Time:
21:45:09

Comments

First I have seen of these.. Really wonderful. We are growing many of the same plants except of course, my Convallaria looks very sad indeed.Looks like you are really filling all available space.


Name:
Irene Zemaitaitis/Cousin-in-law
City:
Kaunas, Lithuania
Remote User:
Date:
26 May 2003
Time:
07:58:02

Comments

Ruta: An unusual open petaled tulip! There are many beautiful home-grown tulips in Lithuania. I have some adorning my diningroom table that also have an open petal with a pointy end in a lovely red color and white near the stem. Don't you get the feeling that you are on the threshold of a possible career-change...to horticulture?? iz


Name:
DanaKard
City:
Chicago
Remote User:
Date:
26 May 2003
Time:
10:39:35

Comments

Love the green tulips!!! My tulips are all cashed now - do you have any fxogloves in your garden - are they started from seed? I'd love to see pictures of those and want them for my garden... I went to Sid's and spent a fortune - planted everything and I think I need more - ever hear of a trumpet vine?


Name:
Paul Grajauskas
City:
Toronto
Remote User:
Date:
26 May 2003
Time:
16:10:49

Comments

Todays blooming flower (May 26-Tulipa Viriflora) for me has a very 'painterly' quality to its photo; especially in the upper half. The curved lines and the way the green blends in is quite nice.


Name:
DanaKard
City:
Chicagp
Remote User:
Date:
27 May 2003
Time:
18:53:34

Comments

I love tulips...


Name:
Laima Kardokas
City:
Emerald Hills, California
Remote User:
Date:
28 May 2003
Time:
12:06:27

Comments

Ruta- You are so creative with this website! The aesthetics of the shots are fabulous. I would also love to see vignettes of how these plants are placed -- your garden design. Thanks for sharing.


Name:
Dalia Lietuvninkas
City:
Riverside
Remote User:
Date:
28 May 2003
Time:
14:00:47

Comments

Labas Ruta! What a great idea. I have to agree with you, the blue cornflower is very beautiful! You're photographs are amazing! You have a gift. What a lovely treat to see your garden... Thank you. Dalia


Name:
Martin
City:
Remote User:
Date:
28 May 2003
Time:
17:25:57

Comments


Name:
Martin Long
City:
Lawrenceville GA
Remote User:
Date:
28 May 2003
Time:
17:27:06

Comments

So now I know where Cornflower came from. That's the color they refer to in fabrics for some tradeshow booth panels.


Name:
Mary Ann Puluka
City:
Pittsburgh, PA
Remote User:
Date:
29 May 2003
Time:
08:11:24

Comments

The Centaurea is gorgeous! I had it in the old garden, along with aquilegia. Miss that garden so much...the Zephirine Drouhaine is in full bloom around the front door...sigh! Your photos are excellent; how about a wide-angle shot of the whole garden, so we can steal some ideas..LOL!!


Name:
Bruce
City:
Oak Park
Remote User:
Date:
29 May 2003
Time:
09:32:10

Comments

Ruta, you never cease to amaze me. Thank you for sharing.

I, like many others who have responded, would love to see a picture of the entire garden.


Name:
Algis
City:
Santa Monica, A
Remote User:
Date:
29 May 2003
Time:
09:48:07

Comments

Ruta,

Nors skundiesi, kad pacios darzelis nedidelis, taciau kiek daug jame geliu. Rugiagele buvo viena is mano megiamu geliu, nes ja prisimenu is savo vaikystes, Suvalkijos laukuose. Kaip idomiai jos atrode javu laukuose.

Algis


Name:
Kathy Klein
City:
Arlington Hts.
Remote User:
Date:
29 May 2003
Time:
20:33:17

Comments

Ruta, these are exquisite. They are much more than what they are. Fascinating that you know all the "proper names" The Cornflower bud and flower intrigue me. Look forward to viewing more.


Name:
Irene Zemaitaitis/cousin-in-law
City:
Kaunas, Lithuania
Remote User:
Date:
30 May 2003
Time:
08:15:10

Comments

Ruta: This hue of blue in the Jacob's Ladder is one of my favorite colors. Why is it called "Jacob's Ladder"? Is it because of the way it grows? I am sorry to say that the blue Cornflower seems to have passed me by for some unknown reason.

Irene


Name:
Baudouin
City:
Brussels, BE
Remote User:
Date:
02 Jun 2003
Time:
10:00:21

Comments

Hi, dearest Ruta... It's been quite a while, hasn't it ? A flower, from you, once a day ? ...I must be dreaming !


Name:
Irene Zemaitaitis/cousin-in-law
City:
Kaunas, Lithuania
Remote User:
Date:
02 Jun 2003
Time:
11:55:25

Comments

Ruta, I had no idea also that "chive" have such beautiful blossoms. Is it a cousin of the "scallion"?

IreneZ


Name:
Cousin Dalia
City:
W. Flamborough
Remote User:
Date:
02 Jun 2003
Time:
13:32:28

Comments

Hi Ruta I've always enjoyed looking at flowers and gardens but lately I've looked at them with even more appreciation of their individual beauty. I noticed the different shapes of tulip petals and also various stages of a bud and bloom. Aciu to you!!


Name:
Kathy Klein
City:
Arl Hts.
Remote User:
Date:
05 Jun 2003
Time:
00:35:34

Comments

Ruta, I especially love the wonderful transparencies seen thru the petals of the Jacobs Ladder.


Name:
Kim Foster
City:
Chicago
Remote User:
Date:
05 Jun 2003
Time:
09:36:19

Comments

What a great idea! As your sister said when she passed along this link, what a great way to start your morning! She's right and thanks!


Name:
Leslie Boyle
City:
Chicago
Remote User:
Date:
05 Jun 2003
Time:
11:52:27

Comments

I really love to see what is blooming everyday! I hope that I can someday be half, no one quarter the gardner you are!!!


Name:
IreneZ
City:
Kaunas, Lithuania
Remote User:
Date:
06 Jun 2003
Time:
09:19:49

Comments

Ruta, Having seen the "chive", I was happy that you had featured the "scallion" for June 5th. However, your June 5th and 6th flowers seem to have rotated, because instead of the "scallion" I got to see the "Star of Bethelehm" and then somehow the June 6th entry disappeared from my inbox.I'll have to wait for Gintas to come hope to give me a hand. The "stephanotis" (sp?)as fillers in bridal bouquets seem to me to be a smaller version of the "Star of Bethlehem" iz


Name:
Mary
City:
Louisville
Remote User:
Date:
07 Jun 2003
Time:
16:20:32

Comments

I loved seeing your garden in person! And I want to plant those scallions myself. Love the way they grow and their flowers and, of course, the pods. Too bad I forgot to get a cutting... M


Name:
Bjane
City:
Barrington, Il
Remote User:
Date:
09 Jun 2003
Time:
08:55:44

Comments

A wonderful way to open up the computer at work! Would much rather be in my garden - but someone has to pay for the plants - especially since I seem to only be buying deer food. It has been discouraging to plant a lovely landscape and see it destroyed in a matter of minutes. I do enjoy your photos tho and hpe to be out in the garden again soon.


Name:
Kathy
City:
Arl Hts
Remote User:
Date:
10 Jun 2003
Time:
12:04:33

Comments

Ruta....love the cropped shot of Iris, I cropped even more so my eye was not distracted to focus in on the clarity of color and the delicacy of the tiny viens in the petal.


Name:
Carol Faillo
City:
Kildeer
Remote User:
Date:
10 Jun 2003
Time:
21:37:28

Comments

Your photos are great -- and I'm learning quite a bit about varieties of flowers I never heard of before. Thanks!!


Name:
Mary Groft
City:
Louisville
Remote User:
Date:
11 Jun 2003
Time:
08:30:31

Comments

Rugosa Rose - what a flower and what a photo. Beautiful.


Name:
cousin Dalia
City:
W Flamborough
Remote User:
Date:
11 Jun 2003
Time:
13:52:30

Comments

WOW!!!


Name:
Paul Grajauskas
City:
Toronto
Remote User:
Date:
11 Jun 2003
Time:
17:19:20

Comments

I agree with you Ruta; an incredibly stunning photo. (June 11) I really love this one.


Name:
Algis G.
City:
Calgary
Remote User:
Date:
11 Jun 2003
Time:
17:27:57

Comments

Aciu! Love your photos, but like the comments that go with them even more. I have learned a lot of interesting things! viso geriausio


Name:
Vanessa Trumpickas
City:
W.Flamborough & Waterloo
Remote User:
Date:
11 Jun 2003
Time:
22:38:54

Comments

Wow Ruta! The flowers are beautiful...very cool idea to put them up on a website! Hope all is well!


Name:
Mary Groft
City:
Louisville
Remote User:
Date:
13 Jun 2003
Time:
11:48:17

Comments

What a picture. These are one of my very favorite flowers. And I do believe in old wives' tales. M


Name:
Jane
City:
Denver
Remote User:
Date:
13 Jun 2003
Time:
12:06:50

Comments

Peonies are so elegant. Where are the ants??? kidding!


Name:
It's me Johnny D.
City:
Elgin
Remote User:
Date:
16 Jun 2003
Time:
20:42:51

Comments

Peonies and ants, like the wind and the rain. Honestly though it is bad enough mentioning that there are old wives, then you have to point out that they have tails. Oh yeah thats tales. I get it now....


Name:
Vida
City:
Remote User:
Date:
17 Jun 2003
Time:
15:57:26

Comments

I'm addicted! I can't stop looking at this poppy!


Name:
Ramune Zemaitaitis
City:
Los Angeles, CA
Remote User:
Date:
18 Jun 2003
Time:
11:06:29

Comments

I absolutely love flowers and your photographs are exquisite! I am so grateful I was told of this site by Irena Z. from Kaunas. Keep posting!!!


Name:
Jolanta
City:
Vilnius,Lithuania
Remote User:
Date:
19 Jun 2003
Time:
00:38:11

Comments

Dear Ruta, What a beauty you've been creating! Good luck and patience!


Name:
Sue Ellen Quam
City:
Denver
Remote User:
Date:
20 Jun 2003
Time:
10:45:22

Comments

Your picutres are wonderful. Is it possible to access the archives?


Name:
Janice Grajauskas
City:
Calgary
Remote User:
Date:
22 Jun 2003
Time:
16:11:40

Comments

Algis just showed me your website. Your pictures are amazing! I am curious what kind of digital camera you use? Come visit us in Calgary sometime. Cheers, Janice


Name:
Edward Minieka
City:
Chicago
Remote User:
Date:
24 Jun 2003
Time:
07:08:05

Comments

I live in an apartment and miss having a garden of my own, especially in summer. So, now, thanks to you, I have a garden again, at least an e-garden. Thanks so much for doing this.


Name:
Irene Zemaitaitis/cousin-in-law
City:
Kaunas, Lithuania
Remote User:
Date:
24 Jun 2003
Time:
07:18:22

Comments

Ruta, How great that the only Anemone in your garden happens to display this vibrant, blue color that I love. It really strikes my fancy!


Name:
Alan
City:
Pittsburgh
Remote User:
Date:
25 Jun 2003
Time:
06:59:54

Comments

Good Morning Ruta, A delightful surprise this AM to get your mail, made all the more so by the flower image. A lovely lady she is indeed.


Name:
John Barbato
City:
Wheaton, IL
Remote User:
Date:
25 Jun 2003
Time:
07:09:27

Comments

Ruta, these flowers are OUTSTANDING!!! I look forward to seeing more of your garden. Maybe the entire garden.


Name:
Rich Weiss
City:
Roselle, IL
Remote User:
Date:
25 Jun 2003
Time:
09:45:44

Comments

Thanks for sending me your website! Absolutely stunning pictures of your gardens' flowers. When I was younger, I used to chuckle at my dad when he worked in his rose garden. Funny how the older you get, the more you look back on these things and realize how soothing this must have been for him. As I grow older, I'm starting to "become" my father!


Name:
Howard Goldberg
City:
Delray Beach, Florida
Remote User:
Date:
25 Jun 2003
Time:
12:07:27

Comments

My tropicals don't look half as good as your stuff. Beautiful plants and lovely photos. Thanks!


Name:
Pat
City:
Chicago
Remote User:
Date:
25 Jun 2003
Time:
15:56:37

Comments

So beautiful...I'm such a non-gardener and so appreciative!


Name:
Alan
City:
Wexford
Remote User:
Date:
26 Jun 2003
Time:
06:46:01

Comments

Ruta, It seems only fair that we get a shot of the climbing rose reaching up through the tree. Your discription left us wanting more


Name:
Mary Groft
City:
Louisville
Remote User:
Date:
26 Jun 2003
Time:
07:45:27

Comments

Alan is right. We want to see the entire tree. Can you shoot it? M


Name:
Keith Stellick
City:
Homer Glen
Remote User:
Date:
26 Jun 2003
Time:
10:45:14

Comments

Thanks for the email. I have been wondering where everyone has landed from days gone by. Sounds like your having fun.


Name:
Jeanine
City:
chicago
Remote User:
Date:
26 Jun 2003
Time:
11:20:32

Comments

Ruta, What a beautiful story and what a magnificent rose. It seems very happy in the tree.

Jeanine


Name:
Mary Ann Puluka
City:
Pittsburgh, PA
Remote User:
Date:
26 Jun 2003
Time:
17:41:59

Comments

I love the story about the Climbing Blaze rose. It must look wonderful within the tree. You and nature can both take credit for the effect.


Name:
Christine Skrak
City:
Seattle, WA
Remote User:
Date:
27 Jun 2003
Time:
10:51:28

Comments

Ruta,

You are a fabulous photographer - the photos are all so beautiful!! You must have quite a green thumb as well. Here in the Pacific NW even I can grow beautiful flowers because we have great weather year round (and enough rain) to make it easy for those of us with pink thumbs!! I never have the time to water my plants let alone pohotgraph them, so of course this year they aren't doing so well because it has been hot and dry.

Lots of love, Chistine!!


Name:
Jeanine
City:
Chicago
Remote User:
Date:
02 Jul 2003
Time:
12:02:04

Comments

The flower is beautiful. You will never know how much your flowers brighted my day. Thank you! Jeanine


Name:
jeanine
City:
chicago
Remote User:
Date:
07 Jul 2003
Time:
13:44:24

Comments

Ruta, Something happened when I read your e-mails today. All of the pictures are of tiger lilies...even the older e-mails of roses are now tiger lilies. what do you think happened? I have been enjoying every description and photograph and now I am desperate!!!!! Help! Jeanine


Name:
Eugenija Grajauskiene
City:
Hamilton
Remote User:
Date:
09 Jul 2003
Time:
19:24:45

Comments

Galejau pasigereti tavo darzeliu. Labai grazios, nuostabios geles! Sekmes ir toliau! Tavo Pode


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