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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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Keryn, USDA Zone 10 Australia commented on Keryn, USDA Zone 10 Australia's photo
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daphne cneorum

"There are different types, some have smaller flowers. These flowers are only about 1". They flower for a long time and me its one of the first signs of better weather."
1 hour ago
Lorraine Smith Pacific NW commented on Lorraine Smith Pacific NW's photo
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broccoli with daisies

"Happy I took this photo. The daisies just got taken out while digging up the garlic row today."
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Lorraine Smith Pacific NW commented on Lorraine Smith Pacific NW's photo
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kitchen window

"Thank you Joan. The petunia has decided to spread over the top now. I started this basket in the greenhouse, then added the petunia later."
4 hours ago
Lorraine Smith Pacific NW commented on Keryn, USDA Zone 10 Australia's photo
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daphne cneorum

"My mother was always talking about daphne, but hers didn't bloom quite as prolific as this."
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Lorraine Smith Pacific NW commented on Clare Oliva's photo
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Lovely Coloring

"Do you know which variety this one might be?"
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Keryn, USDA Zone 10 Australia commented on Keryn, USDA Zone 10 Australia's photo
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daphne cneorum

"I have not seen this posted before is it because it is common to all, or is it because its not common?  Many people would be very allergic to this plant , I was, when I was younger, but now I,m Ok with it. Which could be another reason people…"
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Keryn, USDA Zone 10 Australia posted a photo

daphne cneorum

Small evergreen bush, native to temperate and subtropical climates. This is the most fragrant plant of the lot, that I have smelt. I suggest not planting it under a window, its fills the house with a very strong over sweet heady scent. Plant…
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Don Reeves z7, TN commented on Judy McGrane from AR Z7B's photo
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IMG_0780 Fennel

"   This is a Mason wasp, that will not sting you.  It is a great pollinator of the veggie and fruit blooms!"
7 hours ago

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