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Texas natives #23: Wheel Bugs (arilus cristatus)

06-26-2015 04:07 AM by chscholz | 1 comment »

Found these little guy in the yard this weekend

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In Memoriam: Iris

06-25-2015 10:08 PM by MsDebbieP | 0 comments »

I received a message from Iris’ friend today: “Morning Debbie – I am Marjorie (Lurker) who came with Noreen Bradshaw-Roy to one of the Tenders gatherings.“Iris 43” passed away on June 19th in the early morning hours. Peacefully with her daughter Anne-Marie at her side. Thought you would like to know and pass on the information to any of the “Tenders” who will remember her and her many postings.” I am shocked, saddened and … well, sh...

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2015 - spring update

06-01-2015 02:44 PM by MsDebbieP | 1 comment »

Hi everyone… thought I’d stop in to give an update. Where to begin?Well, my last posting, I think, was about the cats—so: Tippy is doing well. He had a hard time over the winter because he wanted to spend his time outdoors, as usual, but it was way too cold. We had lots of -30C temperatures. Now, he is happy to be out and about most of time. The winter havoc- overall the trees etc survived the winter nicely and even the early spring! The grapes, cherries, and pears wer...

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My Terrace Garden Today 22/4/2015

04-22-2015 07:29 AM by sharad | 9 comments »

Summer is in full swing but my terrace garden is doing fairly well. Jasmins are in full swing. Lemons are doing well, Brinjals have started showing their presence, Mint is getting ready for the season and hibiscus of course are doing very well. Periwincle is also there. Following photos are the testimony for what I am saying. Jasmine Buds Lemons Brinjal Mint Hibiscus Periwinkle Sharad

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Coconut shell craft (30/3/15)

03-30-2015 02:48 PM by sharad | 1 comment »

Coconut shells are discarded or burnt as fuel after harvesting the cream and the water. I have used them in my wood working shop for making useful articles such as ladle, spoon and a tea cup. Please see my blog on coconut for more information on coconut. The shells are first dried in the sun, cleaned from inside and outside, cut to a proper shape and used for making articles of your choice. The shells are quite hard to work with and proper tools should be used. Any holes at the bottom are se...

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Inside Garden #6: March 2015

03-19-2015 11:15 PM by nitepagan | 3 comments »

Late last summer, I had an aphid infestation in my inside garden, so I ended up losing everything I had been trying to grow. I have trashed everything associated with the aphids and am hoping I am done with them for this year. The inside garden was turned off for the winter to save on electricity. I have started anew with some new seed. I am using jiffy pellets, 1 seed to a pellet, using the seed I had on hand, not buying new unless I have to.A closer look at the plants. Seeds were planted...

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Barn Greenhouse #14: March 2015

03-19-2015 10:50 PM by nitepagan | 1 comment »

Well the greenhouse made it through the winter with just a few scratches.Later that day after the snow had melted some.I have survived the winter with an intact greenhouse, On the right end,of the GH, I had partially replaced the plastic with Suntuf panels. The other end is going to be rebuilt and I am planning on another 8 foot section to the greenhouse. I am going to overlap the Suntuf panels so there should be little or no leakage when it rains. The right end will be permanently closed as ...

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My Terrace Garden Today 06/03/2015

03-06-2015 06:36 PM by sharad | 9 comments »

Like at many other places in the world here in Pune also winter extended for a much longer time. This affected my terrace garden and I was disappointed. But since yesterday the temp has shot up and flowers have started blooming, not in their best conditions but not too bad. I hope better days are ahead. Following are some of the blooms from my TG. Jasmine Hibiscuses Bogainvilla Sharad

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Winter 2014-2015 #1: Oh how I want Winter to leave already!

02-24-2015 05:27 PM by erika | 2 comments »

I broke my ankle very badly last Spring. That kept me housebound, rolling around in a wheelchair. I didn’t get back in the garden until September. Basically, I missed the whole warm season. So, I’ve had a double whammy of cold weather and I’ve had it up to here.Oh well, I’m not the only one complaining and it is the end of February. With March we should get warmer, shouldn’t we? Where is this Global Warming those yahoos were panicking over?

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Can't Wait for Summer!

01-12-2015 11:30 AM by jwarner | 1 comment »

I can’t wait for late Spring to get here or even early Spring to get some of my Plants started for Summer Planting. I rescently tore down the house next to me that I bought. Now I have a BIGGER yard for myself and my Dogs to Roam around Plus a Garden Plot I can get going. I’m thnking of building 4 to 6 Beds 4×4 with Cinderblocks 2 High. This will also give me the ability to Plant some border Plants in the holes of the Blocks to prevent Pest from getting to my Plants. ...

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