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erika

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hardiness zone 5a

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I thought I’d post a few pictures of my garden. A few of the flowers have opened. My vegetable garden is coming along although the only thing I have harvested so far is lettuce.

-- Erika, Hastings, ON


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jroot

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hardiness zone 5a

posted 06-23-2011 08:48 AM

Beautiful flowers, Erika. What an amazing organized garden you have there also. Well done.

-- jroot ....... Southern Ontario .......... grow zone 5A ...................."Gardening is an exercise in optimism." ....... . . Author Unknown

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erika

435 posts in 2775 days
hardiness zone 5a

posted 06-23-2011 09:19 AM

Thank you, jroot. You’re very kind.

-- Erika, Hastings, ON

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Iris43

3811 posts in 3355 days
hardiness zone 5a

posted 06-23-2011 10:05 AM

Lovely flowers, Erika. Do I recognized a double-purple datura (seeds from Bon)? :) Very pretty rose, and your shasta is already blooming! Mine is alittle behind yours. Have you got the rain storms of the last couple days? The gardens will love the moisture.

Your veg. garden is amazing. Lots of good work there and you will reap the rewards. Nice, very nice.

-- 'To plant a Garden is to believe in Tomorrow'

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erika

435 posts in 2775 days
hardiness zone 5a

posted 06-23-2011 10:25 AM

Thank you for your kind words, Iris. You’re right, the daturas are seeds from Bon. I’m very happy with them.

I’m looking forward to harvesting some veggies. I hope I’m doing the right thing with the leeks. How often do I have to add soil to them. It gives me an appreciation for the cost of leeks in the supermarket. They are labour intensive, aren’t they?

We’ve had lots of rain this Spring and also yesterday. Hoping to get more today as my rain barrels need topping up. Too bad the peonies only bloom for a few days. It’s sad to see them drop their petals. You know it’s over for another year. Only saving grace is the foliage.

-- Erika, Hastings, ON

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Iris43

3811 posts in 3355 days
hardiness zone 5a

posted 06-23-2011 10:30 AM

Erika, I have never grown leeks….my hat is off to you for your energy and courage, in trying new things. I’m sure someone will come along with good advice for you. Maybe Robin (Radicalfarmgal)

-- 'To plant a Garden is to believe in Tomorrow'

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Bon

7374 posts in 3505 days
hardiness zone 5a

posted 06-23-2011 05:28 PM

Nice flowers Erika.And that veggie garden …wow.It’s really growing nicely.I tried to grow leeks last year but I don’t think the soil was deep enough in the new garden yet because they were pretty small,but they still made great leek and potatoe soup. :-)

-- Bon,Hastings,Ont.....zone 5a....Always room for one more

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MsDebbieP

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hardiness zone 5b

posted 06-24-2011 06:05 AM

the datura is stunning!!
and your veggie garden looks so yummy.. beautiful job!

-- - Debbie, SW Ontario Canada (USDA Hardiness Zone: 5a)

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