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post #1 of 12 Old 04-24-2012, 08:30 PM Thread Starter
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Spring flowers in my garden

just a quick view out front (tulips) and out back (cherry trees).



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post #2 of 12 Old 04-24-2012, 08:43 PM
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So jealous right now!

In a few weeks, hopefully that's what one of my new gardens will look like!

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post #3 of 12 Old 04-24-2012, 08:46 PM
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Nice pics! Tulips do so much to brighten things up after a dreary winter and I miss the big cherry trees out there. We have them here, but they aren't as nice.
..... I think I see room for a small chicken tractor back there ;)
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post #4 of 12 Old 04-24-2012, 08:48 PM
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Lucky you... I tried to start a garden... it quickly got eaten by the horse and then made into a bed by the dogs -facepalm-
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Oh how beautiful and so very lucky you are!

I planted some lovely tulips, crocus' and little blue flowers around one of the trees in front, but...

-The tulips got dug up and eaten as they were barely popping out (by nasty Canadian squirrels. X{

-The crocus' never grew flowers, just leaves (might be because I transplanted the bulbs late in the fall so they were affected?)

-As for the little blue flowers... some were peed on by some hooligan of a dog because their hooligan of an owner couldn't stop them from doing their business on our front yard (my town is big on dogs), and one of the blue flowers was snatched out later by some curious squirrel. ><

Oh well, live and learn. :/ I will be planting those flowers somewhere else in the fall. I hear daffodils are left alone by squirrels (and they are larger and sturdier) so I just might plant those there...

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post #6 of 12 Old 04-24-2012, 09:18 PM Thread Starter
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plant the tulips in a planter, and bury them under or inside of somekind of a cage that squirrels cant dig through.

planting in the fall should have been perfect. if yoiu give too much nitrogen, you get alot of leaves and little flower. Don't overload with manure. plant with bonemeal, next time. like a TBSp or two with each bulb and pay attention to depth requirements on the package.

and Lockwood, there IS room for a chickne tractor. we have neighbors (Chinese immigrants who speak no English) who run a good dozen chickens in their yard. Illiegally, I might add. but who cares. my husband says I will tire of caring for the chickens since I am not caring for the yard like I used to. (I started riding 12 years ago and that was the end of my Superwoman gardening days)
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Absolutely gorgeous Tiny! We are still in grey shades as the snow has just left, but thank you for the tease of things to come.
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Oh! How pretty! What kind of cherry tree is that? I'd love to have a few at my house!

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Wow! Pretty! It doesn't look like it was the end of superwoman gardening efforts, to me. Thats lovely.
I have cactus flowers, thats it. I once purchased fully grown tulips and planted them, they looked so wonderful - instant garden! The next morning it looked like someone had gone over them with a lawn mower. Rabbits. End of bulbs of any sort for me. :(

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post #10 of 12 Old 04-25-2012, 01:51 AM Thread Starter
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the cherry tree is a Kwanzan cherry tree. It blooms later than many other types and the blooms are on it at the same time as the leaves come out. The leaves are a bronzy color and in Japan (where they come from?) they pickle the leaves and use them to wrap rice balls in some traditional sweet treats.

Those tulips are really amazing. They start out pure yellow and then go into this orange. The red ones are just Darwin tulips, but the color changing ones are called something like "dreamscape" or something with the word "dream". They have been coming back and multiplying for maybe 4 years now.
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