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post #411 of 616 Old 05-16-2013, 09:44 PM
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My poor babies have to wait another week, at least. They are still stuck in their peat pots. For mother's day I was given a potted, already blooming pink petunia. It's now doing well in a large pot. I open the porch door a little which allows sunshine yet shelters it from the wind.
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post #412 of 616 Old 05-19-2013, 09:05 AM
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And for your entertainment, without further ado, my garden "fences". Sorry for the crummy cell pic. I used one end of my arena for part of my veg garden, was thinking about temp fencing and the massive amt of standards and poles in the end of my barn caught my eye. I couldn't get the whole thing with my phone but it's 150' across, all jumps lol. One of my students yesterday that rides a 13hh Haffy joked and said, Kate (pony) won't jump that high but when there's something to eat in there she might think about doing the limbo and sneaking under...

It might make me a complete loony toon but I'd be lying if I said I wasn't thinking about dragging out my brush & flower boxes
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I am not a gardener. I would truly like to be. Every year I peruse dozens of plant catalogs, wander my yard thinking what I'd like to plant where, I try, I really do. I drool over threads like this, with beautiful gardens.

Usually my stuff dies. No matter what I do, how or where I plant it, it dies. Once in a while I get lucky. One year I put squash in my flower bed and I had it running out my ears all summer. Last year I planted a bunch of sweet peppers in pots and they did pretty well. But the only thing I can consistently grow is tomatoes. We have a grape vine that I have managed enough grapes off of to make jelly ONE TIME in 14 years. Everyone raved about how good it was. My strawberry jam is marvelous, but people have to bring me the berries. The plants grow fine, but the slugs, turtles, rabbits always beat me to the fruit. We have 4 peach trees, 4 blueberry bushes, and a plum tree. We have gotten one plum one time off the tree. We might actually have some blueberries this year, but no doubt the squirrels will get all the green peaches again.

I SHOULD have the gardening gene built in. My mom always had a half acre garden when I was growing up and I was always helping her do something. She had racks and racks of canned goods in the basement and was always giving stuff away. My grandmother has a 3 acre iris garden with literally thousands of varieties that she sells. Everyone in our area knows about it, total strangers are amazed to find out I am part of that family. But I fail. I will keep trying, but I am not holding out much hope, lol. Still, if I have any luck, I will post it here. I will try to take pics of what I do have if it ever stops raining.

ETA, I do have the most fantastic hostas! They grow HUGE and take over half my sidewalk. Oddly enough, they are in full sun, where they aren't supposed to grow well or at all. I guess they took pity on me.

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You can do it apachie! I'm not as good at it as my mom or grandma either. The secret to my garden doing good every year, horse poop. Horse poop, water & elbow grease. :)
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Still waiting to get mine in : ( Maybe today. We did FINALLY plant some fruit trees and may even get to the berry bushes.
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I am not a gardener. I would truly like to be. Every year I peruse dozens of plant catalogs, wander my yard thinking what I'd like to plant where, I try, I really do. I drool over threads like this, with beautiful gardens.

Usually my stuff dies. No matter what I do, how or where I plant it, it dies. Once in a while I get lucky. One year I put squash in my flower bed and I had it running out my ears all summer. Last year I planted a bunch of sweet peppers in pots and they did pretty well. But the only thing I can consistently grow is tomatoes. We have a grape vine that I have managed enough grapes off of to make jelly ONE TIME in 14 years. Everyone raved about how good it was. My strawberry jam is marvelous, but people have to bring me the berries. The plants grow fine, but the slugs, turtles, rabbits always beat me to the fruit. We have 4 peach trees, 4 blueberry bushes, and a plum tree. We have gotten one plum one time off the tree. We might actually have some blueberries this year, but no doubt the squirrels will get all the green peaches again.

I SHOULD have the gardening gene built in. My mom always had a half acre garden when I was growing up and I was always helping her do something. She had racks and racks of canned goods in the basement and was always giving stuff away. My grandmother has a 3 acre iris garden with literally thousands of varieties that she sells. Everyone in our area knows about it, total strangers are amazed to find out I am part of that family. But I fail. I will keep trying, but I am not holding out much hope, lol. Still, if I have any luck, I will post it here. I will try to take pics of what I do have if it ever stops raining.

ETA, I do have the most fantastic hostas! They grow HUGE and take over half my sidewalk. Oddly enough, they are in full sun, where they aren't supposed to grow well or at all. I guess they took pity on me.
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I just got my first zucchini , and have been getting artichokes, they are small this year, but I just picked 5 yesterday. I missed the larger ones, forget to check the plant, so they started to bloom . I hope my yellow squash comes up soon, and my tomatoes are forming. I got about 2 lbs of asparagus this year.
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post #418 of 616 Old 05-27-2013, 03:53 PM
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After my daughter's graduation they gave each student a beautiful pot of white "cyclamen", laser synchra is what it says. At first I thought they were fake b/c they look to "perfect" to be real..but I figured they wouldn't put damp soil w fake flowers. To my knowledge, I have never seen these before.....but I just love them! I looked them up...they don't do well in dry heat. If I lived in a humid climate like some of you do....I'd be planting these here "cyclamen" like crazy!!! DD's will just have to stay inside. :(

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One more! I can't wait until it all starts flowering!!!

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