"Hey guys and girls - I use the latex or latex-free doctor's exam gloves; you can buy a huge box of them at Menards, Home Depot or Lowe's, etc. for cheap! Yes - your hands sweat in them, but they are absolutely GREAT to soften your hands…"
"When I see my lilies, I remember the words of Jesus, starting at Luke 12:26b "...why do you worry about the rest? 27 "Consider how the lilies grow. They do not labor or spin. Yet I tell you, not even Solomon in all his splendor was dressed…"
"I have a poll question for you all: When you have many, many mole tunnels in your lawn but only a few mole hills, should you roll a heavy roller over your lawn and then use gypsum crystals to improve the compaction? This is sooo frustrating!!! What…"
"To reply to Lisa about her "hot, long wall..." You might consider painting it a neutral color to avoid light reflection, to begin with:) Some variegated yucca would be able to withstand winter temperatures and add interest texturally:)…"
"Awww... thanks:) I'll take every little bit of sunshine I can find, in any way possible!!! I miss my sprouts - first to come will be the crocus, then daffys... and the hellebores will bloom - and then everything will come to life again:):):)"
"I don't have the best growing conditions inside and my seedlings grow slowly, so I start my quick-maturing plants about 60 days before I can set them out. This year I will start my tomatoes about 75 days before. If yours grow well indoors,…"
"I also have the following (Kansas) sedums, iris, peonies, hostas, bleeding heart (old-fashioneds), hardy climbing roses and buddleia:) I have more trouble with clematis, heuchera, mums (!), foxgloves and delphinium.
We have a lot of Iris in many…"
"I lost one of my big, 6 foot Nova Zembla rhodies last winter:(:(:( Try replacing something that large with something comparable at a garden center - I waited until the season closeout and got one that was about 3 foot on clearance:) It's in a…"
"I've found that the "trick" to getting decent pictures of hummingbirds is to use a camera with a really good zoom lens. When the hummers are around, I zoom in and fix the focus on the birdfeeder and then snap the pics when the hummer…"
Agreed, Lorraine, that these colors are soothing on a hot day. This hydrangea is planted on the shady (northeast-facing) side of the garden, which keeps it from getting scorched on really hot days."