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PostSubject: Gardening Thread   Mon 05 Apr 2010, 12:20 pm

Just wondering how many of you plant a veggie garden.

I have just finished my rose garden and am getting ready to do a 60 foot horse shoe shaped shrub and flower bed to block off the frigging neighbors.

Have some new plants coming that I have never tried before,so they will either grow like hell or die in the first week

Lost several of my crepe myrtle trees this year I think as for the first time in 40 years we hit a frigid(for my area) -38 degrees

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PostSubject: Re: Gardening Thread   Mon 05 Apr 2010, 8:21 pm

I planted a "garden" once of little flowers and green plants all were dead within 2 weeks Sad
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PostSubject: Re: Gardening Thread   Mon 05 Apr 2010, 10:58 pm

I was considering an herb garden this year. I will post more later... probably with pics of what I do have growing.

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PostSubject: Re: Gardening Thread   Tue 06 Apr 2010, 8:44 am

Up early this morning,already watering,the hot dry winds dry shit out faster than I can water.
Looks like my rose garden in coming nicely,have 12 shrubs coming tomorrow to put in the other new areas we created,hopefully will stop the neighbors from watching every move the kids and I make.

Starting on the 16th more stuff to plant arriving,hopefully it will all survive this year and I won't have to replant this crap next year

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PostSubject: Re: Gardening Thread   Tue 06 Apr 2010, 9:23 am

I can send you some of my rain if that will help?
But you'll have to send me your nice weather first 8)
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PostSubject: Re: Gardening Thread   Tue 06 Apr 2010, 3:07 pm

If you take the warm weather you have to take the 40 mile an hour winds with it.
Dries shit out faster than i can water it

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PostSubject: Re: Gardening Thread   Tue 06 Apr 2010, 3:44 pm

yorkiemom wrote:
If you take the warm weather you have to take the 40 mile an hour winds with it.
Dries shit out faster than i can water it

I'll take the wind with it, Bees tend to stay away when its windy 8)
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PostSubject: Re: Gardening Thread   Tue 06 Apr 2010, 4:26 pm

Its not like they have a choice when the wind is blowing like this,even the poor yorkie has to brace herself to stay upright out there

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PostSubject: Re: Gardening Thread   Tue 06 Apr 2010, 4:51 pm

kbullet wrote:
I was considering an herb garden this year. I will post more later... probably with pics of what I do have growing.

Funny, same here. I was talking to my mom over the weekend about me wanting to start an herb garden. She good with flower gardens, has a green thumb for that. Problem is I don't want the rabbits and rats in the garden destroying my garden.
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PostSubject: Gardening Thread   Tue 06 Apr 2010, 7:11 pm

When it comes to Gardening - I'm the master at Lazy Gardening. When the family was growing up we use to have a hugh garden (about 2 acres) lots of weeding 2-3 sprinkles going at one time - lots of work. Now thats its just me I've mastered the art of Lazy Gardening. The large garden has been replaced by an orchard so the birds have something to eat during the winter. I now do container gardening - plant tomatoes, cucumbers, peppers, and squash in tires - they produce like crazy and very little weeding. The black rubber absorbs the heat from the sun and everything grows fast. Potatoes are grown in a barrel - no hilling or weeding to do and they do just as good as the ones you plant in the ground. The other Veg. are seeded in a raised garden bed made from railway ties - minimal weeding - and when I do weed can sit on the tie to do same. (I'm to old to crawl on the ground to pick weeds) GEE after reading this realize that I sure have GOTTEN LAZY with age. Also did away with the flower beds - which are now lawn. Plant marigolds and citronella plants in containers around deck and back door - keeps the insects away especially the mosquitos.
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PostSubject: Re: Gardening Thread   Tue 06 Apr 2010, 9:40 pm

This is the first year I have tried the container planting,I did potatoes and some squash that the kids and I like,the rest I planted in the neighbors garden,I defy them to tell me which is mine and make me weed LOL

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PostSubject: Re: Gardening Thread   Wed 28 Apr 2010, 8:48 pm

Hey! So glad there's a gardening thread here. I am already starting to feel at home on this forum. Well done, folks! I'm so happy to be here. Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Gardening Thread   Wed 28 Apr 2010, 9:38 pm

we are glad to have you,enjoy my taters are up as are the radishes,onions,and squash

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PostSubject: Re: Gardening Thread   Sun 16 May 2010, 9:42 am

Decided to bump this back up as some of you are just starting to plant your gardens

I am eating onions and radishes from mine already,getting ready to do a second planting of both as I have lots of time for them to grow again

Sorry to all of you that are still waiting for the ground to thaw

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PostSubject: Re: Gardening Thread   Sun 16 May 2010, 9:48 am

Our strawberry season is over and now the water melons are just a week or so from being ripe . I am more than ready for some good sweet corn .
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PostSubject: Re: Gardening Thread   Sun 16 May 2010, 10:00 am

I want watermelon

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PostSubject: Re: Gardening Thread   Sun 16 May 2010, 12:17 pm

Oh.......are you planting them or you just have a craving for them? I wish someone could tell me when the heck the last frost date is supposed to be in my area. My morning glories and sweet peas are going crazy in their pots and I want them outside. It would drive me bananas though if I spent so much time taking care of my seedlings and then they die from a frost.

On another note, my columbines have gone crazy this year. They are about 8 groups - a foot and a half high and a foot and a half wide in clumps. They are....overwhelming. lol Oh well...
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PostSubject: Re: Gardening Thread   Sun 16 May 2010, 2:21 pm

No I didn't plant any I am hoping the neighbor did accross the street,they always bring over their extras LOL

I planted a lot of shrubs this year,trying to block the neighbors view of the back yard

The other neighbors planted me a beautiful rose garden as a surprise,they are all getting ready to bloom so I am pretty excited about that this year

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PostSubject: Re: Gardening Thread   Sun 16 May 2010, 3:43 pm

Did you ever get your bi-coloured rose?
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PostSubject: Re: Gardening Thread   Sun 16 May 2010, 10:48 pm

Yes I did,but for now it just looks like a big stick with a few leaves growing on it,only had it about a week,so we shall see if it is going to do anythiing,so far I am very pleased with the company I ordered from,I got some giant hibiscus and one came dead,called them and they replaced it with 2 more

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PostSubject: Re: Gardening Thread   Tue 18 May 2010, 8:56 am

Well with the arrival of spring down go all my orchids Sad

They are all in rapid growth now throwing out new leaves and roots but I will not see flowers again until the fall Sad

I actually found a phal orchid that had an awful smell (you can actually get orchids that smell like poop, vomit ect) I had to cut the flower stalk off because it did not have enough roots to sustain it. So hopefully it flowers next winter and I can identify the plant.

All 3 of my terrarium orchids are sending out new leaves so I should see spikes form them sooner then later.

Here is my terrarium about 2 months ago when I had my mini phal and masdie in spike


I also think my den may have died.

It is supposed to have a winter rest with minimal watering and new growth but it has been nice and warm for a while now and no new growth :|

All summed up things are pretty boarding around here with my plants
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PostSubject: Re: Gardening Thread   Tue 18 May 2010, 9:10 am

Oh I love your terrium,wish i had the patience for that kind of thing

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PostSubject: Re: Gardening Thread   Tue 18 May 2010, 9:27 am

I LOVE your terrarium Very Happy
I thought about making one, but never have... Smile




We have A LOT of little tomato starts,
Pea Pods, green onions, and 2 artichoke plants.
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PostSubject: Re: Gardening Thread   Tue 18 May 2010, 11:31 am

Thanks Very Happy
The orchids in my terrarium are all mini's (its actually only a 10 gallon tank)

But the masdie (purple flower plant) needs very high humidity and high air current so I need the terrarium to keep the air moist and moving.

If I can keep the masdie alive for a full year (about 6 more months) I am going to invest in a bigger tank, mount the walls with cork and mount the plants to the cork.

But the terrarium makes things very easy and the plants seem to thrive in it.
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PostSubject: Re: Gardening Thread   Tue 18 May 2010, 9:05 pm

I love the orchid pics. They are too finnicky for my not-quite green thumb. Did a lot of work in the garden today. It was great. My body is going to be sore tomorrow.
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