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Poor Country Boy Gardening

Poor country boy gardening is when you want or need something for your garden and can't afford it. So you get creative on how to get it trading or bartering for it. digging it up out of an empty field or off the side of the road or a neighbors yard.

With permission of course

Location: Texas
Members: 135
Latest Activity: May 22

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grass clippings as mulch 6 Replies

I want to use my clippings as a mulch in some of my flower beds BUT there are weeds and some crab grass in my lawn. Will seeds from those undesirables (not to mention the grass seeds themselves) end…Continue

Tags: clippings, grass, mulch

Started by Karen. Last reply by Karen May 22.

going to make a compost tumbler any good design or ideas 8 Replies

 Been looking on line for compost tumblers i have the barrel but its a chemical barrel its been soaking all summer i think it should be ok just for compost if any7 one has any ideas it would be greatContinue

Started by John F zone 6 Cinti Oh. Last reply by John F zone 6 Cinti Oh Oct 3, 2013.

From Metal Scrap to Garden pot. 2 Replies

For 10 years past ( not anymore) my husband and myself ran a Mechanical business, every time a truck would come in to have new brake drums put on, I would rub my hands together much to the annoyance…Continue

Started by Keryn, USDA Zone 10 Australia. Last reply by Keryn, USDA Zone 10 Australia Feb 13, 2013.

FINDING PLANTS IN THE TRASH 11 Replies

I  WALK MY DOG MOST EVERY NIGHT TO GIVE HIM AND MYSELF SOME NEEDED EXERCISE BUT I LOVE GOING OUT ON GARBAGE NIGHT THE PEOPLE THAT DONT WANT  THE PLANTS THAT THEY HAVE  SHOULD JUST PUT THE IN A BOX…Continue

Started by John F zone 6 Cinti Oh. Last reply by John F zone 6 Cinti Oh Feb 9, 2013.

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Comment by Robin (N.IL zone 5) on March 16, 2012 at 8:00pm

love the pics Jon, My Amaryllis are just putting out leaves no stalks of flowers. We will see what happens.

Comment by Catherine Cronin (Ireland) on March 16, 2012 at 6:55pm

Comment by Jon S. z7 tx God blessed the USA on March 16, 2012 at 6:35pm

Fuschia another of my favorites my dad had these all over his deck when I was a kid and still dose today so far as I know they are very sensitive like an and in the impatient family.  these are in the wall planters I made yesterday.  way to cool and irresistible to not try.

Comment by Jon S. z7 tx God blessed the USA on March 16, 2012 at 6:20pm

so nice of my wife to get me what she said is a mini me statue for the garden.

Comment by Jon S. z7 tx God blessed the USA on March 16, 2012 at 6:18pm

The paper towel or toilet paper roll seed starting pots.

Comment by Jon S. z7 tx God blessed the USA on March 16, 2012 at 6:16pm

the amerillis flower stalks today

Comment by Jon S. z7 tx God blessed the USA on March 16, 2012 at 4:20pm

wuuu huuuuuuu wuuuuuu huuuuuuu  I have 4 nice ameriliss flower stalks coming up  will post pics and updates  one od the coolest flowers to see send up flowers they almost shoot up as you watch.  last ones got 3 ft tall and had 6 huge flowers.  Robin and any others I shared these with that means the should be doing it for you to soon wuuu huuuu I am a country boy flower geek  but it sure is fun.

Comment by Jon S. z7 tx God blessed the USA on March 15, 2012 at 8:45pm

Welcome Priscilla

Comment by Jon S. z7 tx God blessed the USA on March 15, 2012 at 8:44pm

welcome Melissa

Comment by Jon S. z7 tx God blessed the USA on March 15, 2012 at 8:30pm

Ann I thought about you yesterday saw some bird house gourd seeds are you still looking for some.

 

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stephanie Jones replied to stephanie Jones's discussion GRASS PEAKING OUT FROM UNDER MULCH.... in the group Zone 9
"thanks Elizabeth for the advise.  I will try it .  "
1 hour ago
Duke Snyder commented on Duke Snyder's photo
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"Good eye Lorraine! Yes it is a fire dept. ladder that failed re-certification & was required to be destroyed. I drilled holes and screwed it to the support posts so it can't be used as a ladder. Works great for the hanging baskets…"
2 hours ago
Lorraine Smith Pacific NW commented on Clare Oliva's photo
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Sweet Whirligig Zinnia

"I liked the Wowie Zowie type last year & this spring I was disappointed when I couldn't find those in the nursery as they grew better & brighter for me than some from the past. So growing from my own is the way to go."
18 hours ago
Clare Oliva commented on Clare Oliva's photo
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Rozanne Geranium on Rock Wall

"Joan, thanks so much for your kind words. I love taking pictures and when I see pretty scenes in the garden, I want to capture them so I can cheer myself up in the winter when everything is brown and covered in snow."
18 hours ago
Clare Oliva commented on Clare Oliva's photo
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Colorful Coleus

"Thanks Joan. I love the way coleus brings long lasting color to the garden beds."
18 hours ago
Clare Oliva commented on Clare Oliva's photo
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Sweet Whirligig Zinnia

"Lorraine, how wonderful that you have a greenhouse. I would love to have one. You are right that zinnias are very easy to start from seed. I just wish I had the room inside (or a greenhouse!) to grow more things from seed. "
18 hours ago
Clare Oliva commented on Clare Oliva's photo
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Parasol Lady Surrounded by Flowers

"Thanks Joan. I appreciate your feedback!"
18 hours ago
Lorraine Smith Pacific NW commented on Clare Oliva's photo
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Sweet Whirligig Zinnia

"Actually I grew from seed this year in the greenhouse--a very easy one to start. So this fall I will save my seeds & see if they produce the same results."
19 hours ago

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