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Hydroponics #1: New adventures

10-18-2016 06:32 PM by rramos50361 | 0 comments »

I have not posted in many years. I feel the need to reconnect with gardeners. One of my newest this things is hydroponics. Please follow me as I grow vegetables in the winter.

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Finally

08-03-2016 11:19 PM by jwarner | 0 comments »

Well, This Blog post will be kind of short. I was having issues with the City and my other property. Getting on me bout the wood and things in the yard from the Previous house I demolished, took me a few years to get the help needed to get things cleaned up. Now that everything is cleaned up, All I got to worry about is getting 2 mounds of dirt leveled out and rolled out before next years growing season. So on a good note, Everything is coming together nicely, Yard is cleaned up, Woo...

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Allotment Progress Updates #3: Summer 2016

07-23-2016 07:22 PM by Desktopgem | 0 comments »

I haven’t been here for 3 years!! Wow. Not even a blog from me. Anyway, I see we can’t upload photos directly from our computers any more. Where did MsDebbieP go? I am still here and still have my allotment. It is doing well this year and I was about to upload photos but can’t. I’m not sure about using photobucket either. How is everybody doing? I will try again to upload some photos. It says the picture is not in a supported format but it is a jpeg.

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Compact Gardening: Fruit Trees

06-11-2016 03:43 PM by MsDebbieP | 2 comments »

A few years ago, I interviewed a gentleman from Dave Wilson nurseries and was fascinated with the “compact gardening” practice with fruit trees—keep them small so they fit in a smaller yard and so you can reach all the fruit without using a ladder. Well, this year (2016), I found another benefit! We have an infestation of Japanese beetles. Now, we get these every year but for the past couple of years, our neighbour put out a Japanese beetle trap and that solved our proble...

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2016 #1: Spring Update

05-21-2016 05:19 PM by MsDebbieP | 1 comment »

It’s the long weekend in May and I’m busy puttering around in the yard. It has been a slow spring, garden-wise, for me, as I’m babysitting my granddaughter (toddler) and I’d rather focus on her than try and watch her while gardening. First off, I have to say that my fruit trees have all avoided the frost!!! I might actually have some fruit this year (if I beat the squirrels and birds to them.) Having planted a number of nut trees over the years, the squirrels and ch...

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Texas natives #24: Turks cap (malvaviscus arboreus)

08-04-2015 04:09 AM by chscholz | 1 comment »

Pretty much the only flower that can stand the TX heat…

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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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