Deborah Ruth
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  • Philadelphia, PA
  • United States
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Deborah Ruth commented on Duke Snyder's photo
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"your mixed coleus looks fantastic-you must have pinched the stems off many times to get it so full!  I am working on saving my many varieties over the winter. This is always a challenge, but I can't stop hoarding them."
Sep 12, 2012
Deborah Ruth commented on Mel Avergonzado's video
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Ornamentals with beautiful colored leaves

"Love your coleus etc collection. I also have a collection, but living in Philadelphia, I find out which ones thrive over winter and which hate cool soil. I am always acquiring cuttings, but sometimes they take forever to root, especially when it…"
Sep 12, 2012
Deborah Ruth posted a status
"Heavy rain for very dry gardens-I pray for azalea bush recently moved to a better spot, new bunch of lavender and new grass along a walkway"
Sep 4, 2012
Catherine Cronin (Ireland) left a comment for Deborah Ruth
"Never thought you check your comments,so I thought my comment went missing, that's why I sent another...LOL!"
Aug 10, 2011
Deborah Ruth received a gift from Catherine Cronin (Ireland)
Aug 10, 2011
Deborah Ruth gave a gift to Catherine Cronin (Ireland)
Aug 10, 2011
Deborah Ruth received a gift from Catherine Cronin (Ireland)
Aug 10, 2011
Deborah Ruth commented on Gylma Norman's photo
Aug 10, 2011
Deborah Ruth posted a status
"Going on vacation for 2 weeks. How am I to garden from another continent? Can I trust my neighbors to give water and take tomatoes? : )"
Aug 10, 2011
Deborah Ruth posted a status
"it is raining-this has not happened recently-raining good and strong-might be a miracle-the land may survive this hot drought after all"
Jul 19, 2011
Community Manager left a comment for Deborah Ruth
"Love your photos!"
Jul 6, 2011
Deborah Ruth was featured
Jul 6, 2011
Deborah Ruth's photo was featured
Jul 6, 2011
Deborah Ruth posted photos
Jul 6, 2011
Deborah Ruth and Patricia Smith are now friends
Jul 6, 2011

Profile Information

Which category best describes you?
Recreational Gardener
Skill level
Intermediate
What kind of gardening do you like to do?
odd shaped plots, windowsills, mixed flowers and veggies, all 4 seasons count
How much time do you spend a week on average in your garden when weather permits?
20 hours, but less in cold or wet weather

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At 2:01pm on August 10, 2011, Catherine Cronin (Ireland) said…
Never thought you check your comments,so I thought my comment went missing, that's why I sent another...LOL!
At 1:37pm on August 10, 2011, Catherine Cronin (Ireland) gave Deborah Ruth a gift
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Thanks Deborah,I love working in the earth!
At 1:33pm on August 10, 2011, Catherine Cronin (Ireland) gave Deborah Ruth a gift
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Thank you Deborah, I love working in the dirt :)
At 4:05pm on July 6, 2011, Community Manager said…
Love your photos!
At 3:47pm on March 24, 2011, MJ Seibert, Zone 5 said…
This is so funny - the amaryllis has done NOTHING but leaves! I thought yikes! I've been jinxed! I could not remember who had asked about tending to one to post back about my calamity. I've fertilized it and I will let the last leaf die back, let it rest and then restart it again.
At 8:53am on March 15, 2011, Jackie Popp said…
Thanks yall for the advise I let them die back in thier orginal pots every yr last yr on sales one is now 3" high back started and the older ones stalks are flopped over I do feed them when I feed the rest Guess I can put them on the porch let them get real air  Jackie
At 4:02pm on January 10, 2011, MJ Seibert, Zone 5 said…
There can be situations of feeding the plant too much fertilizer and it produces too much green / leaves. What I do with mine after they bloom, I will allow them to die back or if it is late enough in the spring, I will put them out in a shaded area of the yard, some times even in my hedge row where they are out of the way so they get rained upon and leaves and debris fall in to naturally fertilize them. I never cut them back because the leaves feed the bulb. Once fall arrives and there is the chance of frost, I then bring them in and if they haven't died back, I allow them to naturally die back and sit dormant in the garage, I have a "warm" garage. When I feel it is time for them to be brought out of dormancy, I then begin to water them and let the cycle begin again. I'll get a photo around if you like of what mine looks like now. It is a stair step of three green leaves. I do not expect the flower stalk for another several weeks.
At 6:31pm on January 9, 2011, MJ Seibert, Zone 5 said…
There is nothing to it. Water the bulb with Miracle Grow or some type of fertilizer and let it grow. It takes about 1.5 months to reach maturation. I started mine about 2 weeks ago. It is nearly 12 inches high. Just leave it alone and it will come to maturation and bloom.
At 5:30pm on January 9, 2011, MJ Seibert, Zone 5 said…
Wonderful coleuses and flower beds.
At 5:27pm on January 09, 2011, MJ Seibert, Zone 5 gave Deborah Ruth a gift
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Thanks for the Tiny House Movement idea. Earlier in the day, I read Cramer's blog on Dome homes. He stated how economical those are. So, I need to brush up on what is out there. Thanks again.

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Maryann Jordan commented on Community Manager's group Vegetable Gardens
"the little girls have had fevers this week and I have not gotten much sleep at all, if it weren't for tea and coffee I don't think I could function, I pruned the grapevine and gooseberries very late this year, the grapevines have been…"
8 minutes ago
Vicky Myers commented on Community Manager's group Vegetable Gardens
"If you have regular sod you can turn it upside down and build on top of that. BUT if you have the nasty grass with roots to China that and what Lorraine said won't work. You have to get every last root out or it will keep coming back. Chemicals…"
47 minutes ago
Lorraine Smith Pacific NW commented on Community Manager's group Vegetable Gardens
"Someone here was asking how to kill the grasses as they had tried everything so I was out digging & thought I would post how I do it. First, using black landscape material usually along the edge of an existing garden for at minimum 5 winter…"
3 hours ago
Lorraine Smith Pacific NW commented on Lorraine Smith Pacific NW's photo
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cabbage and broccoli babies

"caterpillar --had to look that up. "
3 hours ago
Lorraine Smith Pacific NW commented on Lorraine Smith Pacific NW's photo
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cabbage and broccoli babies

"A friend is coming over today to pick up her supply. I plant half of a flat but sow the entire package because I don't like to save most seeds for another year. Also with chicken manure "tea" I have neither moth catepillers nor root…"
3 hours ago
Keryn, USDA Zone 10 Australia commented on Lileen Emilimor's photo
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Surviving Winter '14

"Is this a ginger plant of some sort."
22 hours ago
Keryn, USDA Zone 10 Australia commented on Lileen Emilimor's photo
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Surviving Winter '14

"How did it go Lileen. How cold did it get for you in the winter just gone."
22 hours ago

 

 

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