Hard to believe 2009 is almost over and my first gardening experience is drawing to a close.It has certainly been one of the most learning experiences of my adult life. I have learned a good many things, as I know there is more to come. I have accomplished many so many things this year even I can’t believe it. I have even started some of my own root cuttings…..wow. The other day as I was digging up these pretty white flowers from my lawn, I was thinking to myself, I had no idea 3 ...
This was a good year for tomatoes here . Off to a slow start with cold and snow, it recovered in June and has been warm and sunny for the remainder of the summer right up into September.We have had little rain which caused a bit of over watering and splitting of some fruit but other than that, it was a wonderful year from both quantity and quality
Hi folks, its me again…..dying to share these beauties with you…. a new hardy geranium : Starman this PLUMBAGO is so impressive, what a delightful blue hue: lovely container with impatiens : tropical MANDEVILLA is blooming and a wonderful perfume too : more impatiens: more impatiens : i purchased this hibiscus late so i dont think it will flower this year, i will remove it from the container and plant it right there….. nice...
a few vignettes from my garden….
I decided to try something new this Spring. I took some water bottles, cut them in half, put some newspaper around the bottom (as shown by Jroot on another thread) put some soil in them, a seed each and using some good old electrical tape put the top of the bottle back on. I left everything on the deck on the table. I almost threw the whole thing away a month later as nothing, but nothing was showing/growing!!!:-( It always pay to check things out before giving up!!! :-) ...
Background Rain gardens are planned gardens that capture, and filter, rain water that would otherwise run off, or through, your property. Runoff is a serious problem where increased development has replaced land with impervious surfaces … roads, roofs, patios, etc. that preclude rainwater from soaking into the ground. Problems Associated with Rainwater Runoff - Pollution of streams and water supplies as rainwater picks up chemicals from roads, lawns, farms, and parking lots. - ...
Tilling in the spring gets your garden ready for planting. Of course, it’s possible to plant without tilling – just look at how weeds have an uncanny ability to spring up in your lawn, between sidewalk cracks, and practically everywhere else – but, tilling makes planting much easier. Tilling will also improve the texture, or tilth, of your soil. And, if you’re adding any amendments, like sand, compost, lime, shredded leaves, or fertilizer, tilling ensures that the amendments will be mixed int...
Every Wed of the year, except 2 weeks at Christmas and New Years, the Mason Dixon Woodworkers get together to make toys for Christmas. We pass them out to 20 different charities on the first Sat of December. We meet at a workshop of a previous member who passed away 2 years ago. He told his wife that he wanted the woodworkers to continue to use his shop as long as we wanted to make toys. Irv was a wheeler dealer in the town of Delmar De. he had a local Oriental gentleman, Mr Wie, plant ...
I bought two sizes of cement baskets many years ago now, for our old home, and have had fun over the years filling them with different flowers. The smaller of the two baskets has always been somewhat of a challenge to grow flowers in because the basket truly will only accomodate one plant. Well this year I made a wonderful choice when I planted ONE “neon raspberry” Petunia within it. So while my other containers and baskets are dying back, this little Petunia is blooming like c...
As mentioned by some of you on some of my other blogs, I do have a lots of plants and I thoroughly enjoy watching them all grow as well as sharing with all of you!So, you might have to put up with a few more of these…:-DHope you are not too bored! Rudbeckies In the next two pictures, these 2 sunflowers are growing side by side, on their own. I had one plant last year probably from bird droppings and this year…. And for the Butterfly bushes, it is their first year...
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