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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 Jon S. z7 tx God blessed the USA on May 22, 2014 at 7:14am

Welcome Karen

Comment by Jon S. z7 tx God blessed the USA on May 30, 2013 at 12:28pm

chuck this is what the crepe myrtle actually looked like at the store i saw them at. pretty dark purple even trunks  of course these are only 2 to 3 ft tall 2 gallon potted young ones as they age may change. 

Comment by Jon S. z7 tx God blessed the USA on May 30, 2013 at 12:24pm

welcome Joanie Cordes

Comment by chuck goecke on May 29, 2013 at 11:04am

I wish thet would have mentioned the bark color and the fall color on those black Diamond crepes.  Maybe because the bark color is typical greenish tan, and I would guess the fall color is spectacular bright oranges and crimson, with all that pigment in their leaves.  Bark color and fall color are too things that some crepes are famous for, like the ever popular Natchez; large white flower clumps, cinnamon new bark, and orange fall color on leaves that are bright green in summer, all on a large full sized (25' +) grower.

Comment by Jon S. z7 tx God blessed the USA on May 29, 2013 at 9:30am
Comment by Robin (N.IL zone 5) on May 28, 2013 at 2:25pm

So glad you have space now to play. Also, take care is OK.

Comment by Jon S. z7 tx God blessed the USA on May 24, 2013 at 10:56pm

wu hu wu hu finally out of town house and in a rent house with big beds shade trees plenty of gardening space to work with and get back in plant and bulb production  yeeee to the haaaa

Comment by Jon S. z7 tx God blessed the USA on May 24, 2013 at 10:53pm

more amaryllis apple blossom this time 

Comment by Jon S. z7 tx God blessed the USA on March 8, 2013 at 10:26pm

Just stole another idea going to have to try needs a flower pot in the middle though.

Comment by Jon S. z7 tx God blessed the USA on March 8, 2013 at 8:13pm

so I am at work and there is a pile of trash waiting to be thrown away. had to think of my friend Robin Jo archie  and save all these sedums and hen and chicks even though I am not allowed to  had to pick the pile up.

 

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Clare Oliva commented on lynda crawford's photo
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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."
38 minutes ago
Clare Oliva commented on Clare Oliva's photo
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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."
43 minutes ago
Clare Oliva commented on Clare Oliva's photo
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"I think you'll really like it, Charlotte!"
47 minutes ago
lynda crawford commented on lynda crawford's photo
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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...  "
8 hours ago
lynda crawford commented on lynda crawford's photo
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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... "
8 hours ago
lynda crawford commented on lynda crawford's photo
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"Sun is their biggest requirement Clare.. "
9 hours ago
Charlotte Gregory commented on Clare Oliva's photo
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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…"
9 hours ago
Charlotte Gregory commented on Clare Oliva's photo
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"I'm going to look for this rose next spring."
9 hours ago

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