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Morning Glory #2: Aug. 2010

08-14-2010 04:22 PM by Bon | 9 comments »

Here are some of the Morning Glory I have for this year. <div></div> This is my Blue Tri Color Morning Glory

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Blue Language

08-15-2010 01:07 AM by Weedwacker | 9 comments »

“If you are looking for me,” my answering machine reports, “I’m still in the blueberries. When I get my life back, I’ll give you a call.” The good news is that I have passed the peak of the picking when I picked three and a half buckets. Took me close to 5 hours. Now the tops of the bushes are nude and the ripening fruit is all down on the lower half which means you feel like you have planted a rice field by the time you are done. The weather has c...

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Misc #7: SPICE of Life: Creativity

08-16-2010 04:01 AM by MsDebbieP | 6 comments »

Progressing through out “SPICES”, we look at Creativity and the impact gardening has on this area of our development. Creativity is a vital part of living a healthy life. It comes into play with problem-solving, with envisioning possibilities, and with expressing one’s inner self, (to name a few areas). As gardeners, we are constantly being creative – from planning our gardens regarding contents as well as lay-out, to finding ways to work with Mother Nature. Ther...

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My First Garden #7: Blossoms

08-13-2010 06:18 AM by Roostermiester | 4 comments »

I was out taking some pics of the garden the other day and thought I’d post a couple blossom shots. The pumpkins only open in the morning. You can see a couple watermelons stariting to fatten up next to them. The sunflowers have started to sag and shrivle, I think due to the cucumbers blocking their sun, but the smaller blossoms are still looking happy.

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My Current and Future Gardening Projects #15: Too Long

08-13-2010 08:50 PM by Brat Princess In The Garden | 2 comments »

Well its not been the quiet Summer I had planned for, but it never is. Had to get a new computer then some other things happened, anyway hoping for a quiet Autumn. I know I am a bit early for that but I am ready for it. Let me update some stuff for you. Homemade Bird Feeder: Still works like a charm but the birds are not having much interest in the food anymore. ??Container Gardens: Still beautiful, dying off for the change in weather though, they say its going to be outrageous hot ...

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Are we as clever as we think we are?

12-31-2012 01:20 PM by MsDebbieP | 3 comments »

Dec. 31/12 the back-storyThe snow has piled on the roof of my porch… and has started leaking through some spot in the roof into my porch… and into the storage places filled with “stuff”. (Anyone want to come here and climb up on the roof to clear it off?) the middle-storyOne of the treasures amongst “the stuff” is a collection of scrapbooks of my Mom’s. She has put together dozens of these books and on one of her cleaning sprees she cleaned out ...

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Life #3: Ready For Winter Sowing

10-31-2009 08:01 PM by Brad | 30 comments »

It won’t be long until I be readying myself for what I’ve heard some call, Winter Sowing. Have you heard of it?It’s where you use things like milk jugs, plastic containers, etc….fill with potting soil and seeds…...leave it outside ALL winter…..then in early spring you have your little miniature greenhouses full of sprouting seeds.I’ve been doing it for a few years and always have great results. You really do get flowers a lot earlier. I use milk ...

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Rare Parrot Flower

02-29-2008 02:11 AM by Karson | 37 comments »

Someone sent me these pictures. This is a flower from Thailand. It is also a protected species. It is not allowed to be exported. This will be the only way we will be able to view this flower. Some info on the flower.

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Winter Planning for Sea Buckthorn 2011 Season - Seeds, Plants, Dreams

01-21-2011 12:56 PM by Tom | 20 comments »

Sea Buckthorn / Sea Berry Seeds!The New England region in the United States has, so far, experienced a snowy season. Shoveling, plowing, salting walkways etc has taken up more time than I can recall compared to recent years. The silver lining is the sea buckthorn plants in the ground for their first winter here have a cozy layer of snow over them. Protected from extreme cold changes and especially the winter winds should increase their winter survival chances. This spring I will be lookin...

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Additions to my Terrace Garden (3)

11-14-2010 07:22 PM by sharad | 8 comments »

Following are further additions to my terrace garden. I am sure you will love them. Ipomoea nil, Blue Bell, Morning Glory Ipomoea nil , a species of morning glory is native to most of the tropical world and is cultivated as an attractive ornamental plant. It is a climbing annual herb with three-pointed leaves. The flowers are bell shaped and appear in different shades of color. The seeds of this plant, called kaladana in the vernacular because it is black have medicinal properties. B...

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