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    Thumbs Up Your Gardening Projects

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    Gather round, all you folkish gardeners, you...

    Share information about your gardening projects, post pics, give advice, whatever you may!

    I...personally dream of my own garden one day. So far I have been living in a small, sun-less appartment so I have been restricted to container gardening of whatever can survive in my home and small balcony.

    As soon as I get home I will post you a pic of my blooming kalanchoe -which is my pride & joy! :bub


    P.S. this thread made me realize how I miss Skara Brae. She always had awsome gardening projects going -as well as her very own landvaettir...




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    Here's my kalanchoe.

    I brought it inside now because of the snow.

    I had been neglecting it for months, and it was just suddenly that I realized one day that not only it's grown three times it's original size, but that it's also blooming!!

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    My sage has weathered even our harsh Wisconsin winter; the rabbits have abandoned eating the ornamental bushes in favor of it.

    This summer I hope to grow some tomatoes, green peppers (capsicums) and carrots. This is a bit of a challenge for me because there are many, many deer and rabbits near my house and they'd much rather have me 'cook' for them than to forage for themselves.

    As there is still half a meter of snow on the ground, I'll have to content myself with dreaming for a few more weeks. And then I hope to have some fotos later in the season.

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    New garden spot........

    The old spot was down beside the garage. i had turned over the sod to make a small garden. But i had to continually fight the grass that kept filling the rows.

    So last Fall DSW Sharon wanted me to clean out the berry garden, up beside the side deck. It was all rasberries and black berries. But it had become overgrown with wild brambles that didnot bear anything.

    So I cleaned it out. That left us a little 25' x 25' spot. I tilled it up with the
    tiller, a month ago. Saturday and Sunday we planted it. It's just a small spot.

    I first planted two big rhubarb plants, two Sage plants and 2 Rosemary plants.
    We then planted 6 Roma tomato plants, 8 various sweet pepper plants, 9 kohlrabi plkants, a row of bush beans, 2 rows of sweet corn and two hills of cucumbers. And then........I ran out of room. So that's it for this year.
    Just a few nice fresh vegetables, for the table.
    Oh, in the last 24 hours we have had 1 1/2" of rain.
    It has a good start.

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    I've been trying to get this to thrive for about three years. This is it's first bloom, which happened and was over so quick I nearly didn't get to see it. A late (and hard) frost nearly killed it last year and I despaired it for gone, but it sprouted leaves this year, although no blooms. It's a "saucer magnolia", and it has these pinkish white flowers that are totally awesome, though they don't bloom for very long. It should be about thirty feet tall and round when it matures. I've got some boxwoods that I'm working on too, but they're not nearly as interesting. My Grandfather was said to be able to make anything grow, I wish I had his touch...


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    Gardening Projects

    I've got my fountain playing again, with a new and more powerful pump. I'm planning to replace my ailing rhododendrons with azaleas which really flourish around here. My red azaleas are in full bloom and look both healthy and lovely. The white azalea is just coming out and my orange azalea is in bud.

    My day-lilies have spread so that I may have to transplant some of them before they invade the neighbors' parking area. The lies-of-the valley are invading the ground cover in areas where they've never grown before. I guess that our unusually wet Spring has been a real boon to them. The white Rosa multifloras are getting tangled up in the rail fence as usual.

    I've bought four solar post lamps to set up along the rail fence which borders the driveway. I may have to omit one of them though, as I don't think that it'll get enough sunshine to charge the battery. [I'd been thinking of suspending an electric light over it to charge the battery during the day and turning it off at night. ]

    John McCormack recorded a song in the 1920's which I always recall when I look out over my garden from my front porch: "Thank God for a Garden" .

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    If TSHTF any time soon, at least we'll eat!

    So far our "Victory Garden" has chard, kale, squash (yellow & zucinni), onions, shallots, garlic, bell peppers (red, yellow, and green), banana peppers, jalepeños, two types of poles beans, Roma tomatoes, and herbs (parsley, sage, rosemary & thyme [hey that's catchy ] and also cilantro and basil). We started too late to have potatoes, beets, and carrots.

    My neighbour provides us with goats milk and yard eggs.

    I can think of few deeper satisfactions than growing your own vetatables and knowing that zero chemicals taint them and nobodies grubby little hands have touched them other than ours.

    Once I resume brewing ale, I'll not have to leave home ever again ~ except for frivolities

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    Your gardening projects

    Hey, Grimsteinr, 25' X 25' is 625 square feet. That's not a bad size for a garden. From your description, it appears that you're making very efficient use of the space you have.

    My flower garden is triangular and only about 500 square feet, but, small as it is, it's beautiful to behold when everything is in bloom. It used to be my front yard , where decades of effort never made any grass grow for more than 3 weeks.

    I took everyone's advice and planted every recommended type of grass year after frustrating year. Well, grass won't grow there, but ground cover plants like Euonymus do and, once they were established, flowering bushes took hold and Voila ! I have a garden.

    Good luck with your veggies. You can never buy anything half as tasty as fresh home-grown vegetables.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maccuswæl View Post
    I've been trying to get this to thrive for about three years. This is it's first bloom, which happened and was over so quick I nearly didn't get to see it. A late (and hard) frost nearly killed it last year and I despaired it for gone, but it sprouted leaves this year, although no blooms. It's a "saucer magnolia", and it has these pinkish white flowers that are totally awesome, though they don't bloom for very long. It should be about thirty feet tall and round when it matures. I've got some boxwoods that I'm working on too, but they're not nearly as interesting. My Grandfather was said to be able to make anything grow, I wish I had his touch...
    You've got what we southerners call a 'Mary Jane Magnolia' !
    Slow to root and start but give her a few years and a little tree fertilizer in the autumn and she'll grow in time. A beautiful tree if not crowded; you've chosen an excellent location.

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    after having a dig around in "my"(really its a family garden) Garden i thought i would post some picture's and this seemed the best thread to put them in

    this is late after noon(3.45pm) so the sun's behind the house mostly




    the Cabbage moths are giving me a head ache!


    Carrots are ready but unless we need them right away i leave them in to stay freesh


    I have Carrots ,Broccoli ,Brussel sprouts ,radish ,baby cauliflower and i planted Broad beans today

    we were late planting Corn this years so it was all a loss but we had some beans in that really paid off

    my Wife hates plants but my mother(when she is able) and i are getting the kids into the Garden so that's a big plus IMHO
    Tasmanian twice the heads!!.......twice the intelligence!?

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