Gardening in the Pacific Northwest

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Gardening in the Pacific Northwest

For those who live in the Great Pacific NW and touch the earth and make it better.

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moss in the flower beds 6 Replies

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Lawn care problem 1 Reply

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Comment by Harry Larsen on November 9, 2009 at 12:05pm

I'm trying again...if no picture shows up, it was supposed to be a plate with home-grown cucumbers from last August.
Comment by Kathy Anderson on November 8, 2009 at 9:24pm
Well when I put a picture up I used there simple uploader and I noticed that it had a bunch of code but the picture did show up
Comment by linda broun on November 8, 2009 at 7:16pm
Got all my tender plants tucked in and mulched for the winter today. I hated to cut my banana trees down when they still look so good, however I left them last winter and the slimy goo left when they froze was more than I want to deal with again.
Comment by Harry Larsen on November 5, 2009 at 3:29pm
Hi Lynda,

Sometimes I get the gobbledygook and sometimes it actually works and my picture appears. Probably a software glitch.
Comment by lynda backman on November 5, 2009 at 11:39am
when I want to upload a picture in this comment box (clicking on the camera icon right above here in the 'toolbox'.....all I get is gobbledygook and not my picture...anyone else with similar problem?
Comment by Diane Meyers zone 6/7 Or. on November 5, 2009 at 10:33am
Hey everyone "Batten down the hatches" rain,wind and cold for the next week. You can feel it already. Maybe all the leaves on the big leaf maples and cotton woods will come down at once. Take all tender plants in NOW, it's time to snuggle under a quilt with a good book.
Comment by lynda backman on November 5, 2009 at 10:21am
Thanks for the tip, Diane...I'll look that cranesbill up. I planted a beautiful G. pratense called 'Midnight Reiter'...deep purple leaves that is semi-dwarf with large dark lilac flowers. But it just sits there! What's that saying? First year sleeps, second year creeps, third year leaps. I want it to leap the first year!
Comment by lynda backman on November 5, 2009 at 10:14am
Whoever started this group: can we get a nice pic up instead of the 3 resident brown silhouettes?
Comment by Diane Meyers zone 6/7 Or. on November 5, 2009 at 10:12am
Hi Lynda, I have so many varieties of Cranesbill Geranium it is hard to pick out a favorite but if pressed it would be G.dalmaticum or Dalmatian Cranesbill Geranium which is evergreen and the leaves turn orange/red in the fall. the flowers are small, mauve to pink. I also have a favorite white with red stripes. blood-red and of course all of the lavenders,pinks etc. Several years ago I discovered them and made it a point to collect a lot of them, they all do well here and make a neat ground cover or border plant.
Comment by lynda backman on November 5, 2009 at 10:12am
Has anyone successfully wintered over purple fountain grass? I have some perennial pfg that does well, but the annual is so beautiful! I wondered if I dug it and
brought it inside, it would keep for next year (they're spendy!)????
 

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044 Fig..22yrs..

"I hear you, Lynda, regarding getting out in the garden whenever you can. Sorry to hear you are dealing with some health issues but it looks like you don't let that get in the way of creating beauty in your garden."
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Parasol Lady in Mid-October

"Charlotte, I do feel blessed that my husband shares my passion for gardening. Your harsh climate in Oklahoma does make it especially challenging for you, but I'm guessing it also makes gardening even more rewarding when your efforts pay off."
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"I think you'll really like it, Charlotte!"
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044 Fig..22yrs..

"It is a credit to you both...Have always been an avid gardener..Horticulturist also...health issues have put a damper on it though..but get out there whenever I can...  "
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"Yes Clare they are....The same has happened with the hydrangeas here as with the rhododendrons..I live in a temperate zone..close to the coast and the lake so do get some relief from the heat... "
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"Sun is their biggest requirement Clare.. "
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Parasol Lady in Mid-October

"Well, you are lucky that your husband enjoys gardening with you.  My husband keeps telling me that I'm never finished and he's right; I will continue to add beds because I enjoy lush landscapes.  Living in Oklahoma is tough…"
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