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40niner

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Message Posted: Jul 10, 2006 4:41:34 AM

My garden is not fairing well at all! It is very dry and the veggies are smaller in size then this time last year. Tomatoes have black spot on them. What is yours like?
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goldrose1
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Message Posted: Apr 17, 2014 12:33:14 AM

Been couple days of snow. 18 last night.

glorioussnookie, Inspired by your cardboard+ amending. Thinking to do that also. Were those beans from a bag in the food aisle?
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glorioussnookie
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Message Posted: Apr 16, 2014 5:30:24 PM

Good afternoon Gardening Buddies!!!

I tried to post yesterday but it wouldn't let me !!!

MusicTeacher - Thank you for the gorgeous pictures!! Turned my gloomy rainy day into a sunny one! Looking forward to more, you not only are an excellent gardener you are a Fabulous Photographer!

Still waiting here in Northwest, TN to plant, we had frost last night , the ground needs to warm up a lot before I will put my tomatoes out, I do have some beans coming up in an area I was amending, had rock hard orange clay and added cardboard, veggie scraps and some dried pinto beans , was surprised the beans are doing really well, they will be turned under to add nitrogen to the ground, I am so ready to plant wish it would warm up!

49er _ Sad to hear it snowed again and is so very cold!!!!

Pard, Good to hear form you here, sad to hear you have so much snow on the ground!!!Hugs and Love to all!!!
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reichera
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Message Posted: Apr 16, 2014 3:30:18 PM

Waiting for the last chance of frost to plant it.
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hmcsretired07
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Message Posted: Apr 16, 2014 11:40:02 AM

Survived the rain and the dogs
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playtimeCLE
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Message Posted: Apr 15, 2014 8:57:19 PM

It snowed again today. Too soon to plant yet.
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hmcsretired07
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Message Posted: Apr 15, 2014 10:54:20 AM

First large rain today, hoping that it holds up.
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Message Posted: Apr 15, 2014 6:14:32 AM

Covered in three inches of snow.
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goldrose1
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Message Posted: Apr 15, 2014 1:12:43 AM

Need to get peas in...
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40niner
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Message Posted: Apr 13, 2014 10:21:18 PM

Music Teacher spring cactus is very nice. You may be busy but looking at these pictures you must spend a lot of time in your garden. Here, snowed again only for an hour. It is -5 c with windchill feels like -14 c.
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hmcsretired07
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Message Posted: Apr 12, 2014 8:08:37 AM

Got the potatoes, tomatoes, peppers and squash planted this week.
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MusicTeacher
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Message Posted: Apr 12, 2014 1:39:34 AM

Good Evening, everyone! ♪ Thankfully Springtime here in Southern California continues to bring on lots of blooms. Here are some pictures that I took today of our spring cactus from our garden, brought into our living room center table:

Spring Cactus Plant in Full Bloom!

Macro Close Up of Spring Cactus Flower.

Macro Close Up of Spring Cactus Flower Blooming.

Cluster of Spring Cactus Flowers.

Yes, the joys of gardening! Have a great weekend, everyone!

Thank you 40niner, gloriousnookie, and others who √ed out and commented on my previous garden pictures. I will share more as my garden progresses this year.

Happy gardening!
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glorioussnookie
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Message Posted: Apr 11, 2014 3:10:51 PM

I shall share a memory of my first real garden , I lived in Bellflower, CA, it was in 1981, the area behind my house was owned by the city as the power lines were there and they said we could garden there,I bought a brand new Troy Bilt Tiller, well that tiller being self propelled and me being a rebel young 26 year old decided to have a bit of fun, I took the tiller out back, started it and set the throttle and let it dig boy did it ever go and beings I wasn't holding on, okay I couldn't help myself , the rows were really wiggly hehe!
I did use it correctly after having the fun and got some really good veggies but my son who was 9 years old at the time sure outdid me, his veggies which he planted all by himself,( I just used the tiller to dig for him) sure grew better than mine hehe!
He still has a very green thumb, mine gets a bit greener every year hehe!

Hugs to all, hope you all got a chuckle out of this hehe!
God Bless you all!
TOL!!! Gloria

[Edited by: glorioussnookie at 4/11/2014 3:11:27 PM EST]
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goldrose1
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Message Posted: Apr 11, 2014 3:07:03 PM

still dreaming
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trugasCA
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Message Posted: Apr 11, 2014 10:19:18 AM

Good sized artichokes coming and got the beans planted. Tiny tomato sets and an eggplant all are in ground.
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Message Posted: Apr 11, 2014 10:12:44 AM

still partly covered in snow
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Message Posted: Apr 10, 2014 9:21:13 AM

So far, so good.
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Message Posted: Apr 10, 2014 9:20:31 AM

Lots of things (Bougainvilla, Hibiscus, Lemon Tree, Giant Philodendron) froze and look yucky, but the deep red Wave Petunias around my mailbox and in three large hanging baskets have re-seeded themselves.

They look great.
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Message Posted: Apr 10, 2014 9:08:58 AM

So far the lawn grass is growing fine around it, will be tilling-up soil soon, my plant supplier is 1/8th mile away, I don't plan a seed hot-bed this year, downsizing the garden(weather unstable). Bee's ~%~~~~>>%<< ??

Gardening costs have risen dramatically even the DIYer feels the pinch! And my tools are paid for >> the Hoe, shovel, cart, plow, rake, tiller, stakes, hose, sprayer, fencing, ties, twine, ground cover, Yes the animal life is waiting/wanting to help me reduce the produce later! dontuknow?
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Message Posted: Apr 10, 2014 8:35:19 AM

Great
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navy1954
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Message Posted: Apr 10, 2014 6:21:48 AM

Have to move out of the apartment first.
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MopedTime
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Message Posted: Apr 10, 2014 5:38:14 AM

Not good...yet! I haven't started anything garden-wise.
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DoctorOH
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Message Posted: Apr 10, 2014 12:48:17 AM

Have not started it yet
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40niner
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Message Posted: Apr 9, 2014 11:00:18 PM

How about sharing a memory of your first garden?

Gloria again you are right air and without calories, you are good to us.



[Edited by: 40niner at 4/9/2014 11:02:23 PM EST]
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goldrose1
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Message Posted: Apr 8, 2014 9:22:07 PM

prior yard person neglected since '09 when girlfriend died. No one to tell him what to do in his own yard...

Cut back overgrown bushes so away from upper deck and stairs. Found someone to clean and restain deck.
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Message Posted: Apr 8, 2014 9:17:56 PM

1 green onion,
1 radish,
lots of lettuce.
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glorioussnookie
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Message Posted: Apr 8, 2014 3:32:06 PM

40niner I was so sorry to hear you had some of that nasty white stuff falling, it is still chilly here! I sure hope we don't go from winter right into summer as happened in prior years when we had cold temps this late into April! Hugs my Buddy! Have a surprise on the counter for your enjoyment and everyone's, yeppers fresh plastic flowers right form my closet hehe, oh but the cinnamon rolls are fresh from my oven and if you forget about the calories that are in them I heard they don't count hehe
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Message Posted: Apr 8, 2014 10:47:13 AM

still building soil...may try something new ths year...concrete blocks
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hmcsretired07
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Message Posted: Apr 8, 2014 9:35:00 AM

Just got dirt in the new boxes
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40niner
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Message Posted: Apr 8, 2014 12:23:53 AM

It snowed again today, huge snow flakes which melted as they hit the ground. To cold to melt the piles of snow.
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40niner
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Message Posted: Apr 5, 2014 10:23:14 PM

Music T. like your roses, you sure do have two green thumbs.
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Message Posted: Apr 5, 2014 7:57:16 PM

Roses should bloom soon, wife just moved a fern from pot to shady spot at end of yard. All very nice.
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glorioussnookie
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Message Posted: Apr 5, 2014 2:26:57 PM

MusicTeacher - the Roses are gorgeous!!!!! The Orchid is beyond words to describe the beauty!!! Thank you so very much for sharing!!!

I have started amending my garden getting it ready, the ground is till way to cold, the poor plants would just sit there with chilly roots and that ends up being hard on the poor plant so I shall wait until the warmth settles in for a longer period of time, usually after April 20th we are safe from any freezes!

Happy Gardening to all my buddies!

God Bless you all!
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MusicTeacher
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Message Posted: Apr 5, 2014 12:48:38 PM

Thankfully my springtime garden is already in full bloom. Here is a picture from yesterday in My Rose Garden!

This morning I took these pictures of my peloric cymbidium orchid:

Full View of Peloric Cymbidium Orchid.

View of Peloric Cymbidium Orchid's Spike.

Macro #1 of Peloric Cymbidium Orchid.

Macro #2 of Peloric Cymbidium Orchid.

I thank God my garden is off to a great start this spring season!
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Message Posted: Apr 5, 2014 6:35:37 AM

All ready for planting in a few weeks.
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Message Posted: Apr 5, 2014 5:48:43 AM

Still to earley in the season for a good answer
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goldrose1
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Message Posted: Apr 5, 2014 4:28:52 AM

Getting materials together for rhubarb planting.
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reichera
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Message Posted: Apr 4, 2014 11:34:24 AM

Nothing in the ground yet. With the extended winter, probably not for another week. I do, however, have seedlings started inside. Peppers and 3 types of tomatoes.
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goldrose1
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Message Posted: Mar 31, 2014 11:40:52 PM

Did winter pruning of huge pine trees.
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Message Posted: Mar 31, 2014 9:32:47 PM

Lots of romaine lettuce
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Message Posted: Mar 31, 2014 2:03:34 PM

green and growing fast
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Message Posted: Mar 30, 2014 11:48:56 PM

2in snow today. Too cold, wintry to get out pot and dirt.
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Message Posted: Mar 30, 2014 10:36:56 PM

Snowing!

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40niner
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Message Posted: Mar 29, 2014 10:22:57 PM

Nothing is coming up, it is too cold! Right now it is -5 c windchill feels like -15 c Daffodils one of our first flowers to show their colors are no where.
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goldrose1
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Message Posted: Mar 29, 2014 10:03:02 PM

Bought rhubarb plants. lumber to fix a slanted planter where dirt just washes off.
So much rain...
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glorioussnookie
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Message Posted: Mar 29, 2014 9:23:10 PM

wackiness what flowers are you enjoying at this time ? I lived in So. Ca. many years ago and can't remember what blooms this time of the year there,
My daffodils are in full bloom, but that's all as of yet, Iris are standing tall but no sign of a bud yet!!
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Message Posted: Mar 29, 2014 1:20:41 AM

Currently enjoying the flowers
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glorioussnookie
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Message Posted: Mar 28, 2014 5:13:05 PM

TxJeans that is so nice of you to be helping a senior with their garden!I bet your salad was extra scrumptious!!! Home grown veggies are Oh So Good!

I have been gardening again now for about 10 years, took a long time away from it and decided it is god mental and physical therapy for me, If I can be of any help please ask, I love helping! I garden organically and had some of the most rock hard red clay in the area of TN I live in, it is now a nice rich brown after many layers of shredded newspaper, cardboard and veggie scraps hehe, I conquered it!

Hugs to all!!!!

[Edited by: glorioussnookie at 3/28/2014 5:13:18 PM EST]
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goldrose1
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Message Posted: Mar 27, 2014 11:03:25 PM

Pooled in rain water. Needs to be double dug and amendments worked in.
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Message Posted: Mar 27, 2014 12:09:46 PM

Waiting for the ground to thaw!
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Message Posted: Mar 27, 2014 12:02:09 PM

still froze

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