Deborah Ruth
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  • Philadelphia, PA
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Red Ribbon From Catherine Cronin (Ireland) Red Ribbon From Catherine Cronin (Ireland) Red Ribbon From MJ Seibert, Zone 5 Red Ribbon From Audrey Van Vliet

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Deborah Ruth commented on Duke Snyder's photo


"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

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
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
Deborah Ruth commented on Kristin Dexter Z5RI's photo

Lupine and Foxglove

"do you stake them to prevent wind damage?"
Jun 1, 2011

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Which category best describes you?
Recreational Gardener
Skill level
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 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
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.
At 7:02am on January 1, 2011, Jajka von Fluffy said…
Thank you Deborah for visiting my photos and giving such kind comments.
At 6:36am on December 31, 2010, lillian turner said…
Hello Deborah I enjoyed the coleus collection you have, love them such a easy plant that puts on a nice display!! Happy gardening enjoy.
At 11:32pm on December 30, 2010, Sue Herr gave Deborah Ruth a gift

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karen Fox commented on Leslie Elliott (Zone5, MA)'s photo


"I have this same one So pretty Is your plant big? Mine is about 8 ft tall"
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Nov 20
Nancy Jenkins commented on Community Manager's group Vegetable Gardens
"Deer and rabbits deposited manure into my gardens and lawn. Still to pull last of veggies and put away to compost. What would happen if I just left it in garden to decompose over winter, pea plants I mean?"
Nov 18

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