Freda Eckel
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  • Lexington, KY
  • United States
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May 10, 2011
Freda Eckel replied to Iowa Gardener's discussion Tomato support ideas in the group Vegetable Gardens
"I use the fence around my raised bed garden as a trellis for my tomatoes. It is made from reclaimed tobacco poles and has wire mesh as a trellis. I use sting to attach the tomatoes to the fence. I also use topiaries on tomoto plants that are not…"
May 9, 2011
Freda Eckel commented on Robee's group Garden Cats
"I have 4 cats, the newest additions to our feline family are Taz and Tig, brother and sister, graysih blue colored,who are now 9 months old. My husband surprised me with them last fall when they are only 5 1/2weeks old. They were supposed to be my…"
May 9, 2011
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Garden Cats

Pictures and stories of felines and ideas about what cats enjoy most about their Garden.We invite all cat lovers to join us at Cat-Share.com - a site affiliated with Garden-Share.com, so you should already be familiar with the format.See More
May 9, 2011
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May 9, 2011
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Fragrance gardening

I am creating this group for all of those who love to enjoy the serenity of sitting outdoors and taking in the intoxicating fragrances that can be experienced with fragrant plantings.
May 9, 2011
Freda Eckel commented on Freda Eckel's blog post Fall Gardening
"Follow along as the gardening season gets going with updates on this blog. I also write articles for Hubpages, follow me there at http://hubpages.com/profile/RentedMule"
May 9, 2011
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Oct 22, 2010
Freda Eckel posted a blog post

Fall Gardening

I have removed most of my annual flowers from my flower gardens already. It is kind of sad. I love fall, all of the colors are georgeous. But dread the cold weather ahead. The cleanup involved during fall gardening is an opportunity to divide perennials and create more flower beds. I save the seeds from the flowers to start new one the next year. You can too, go to the link below for find out more. I have a website that offers lots of home and garden ideas.Check it out at…See More
Oct 20, 2010

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Which category best describes you?
Recreational Gardener, Garden Product Manufacturer
Skill level
In a Gardening related business
Website
http://www.improve-your-home-and-garden.com
What kind of gardening do you like to do?
Flower gardening, and vegetable gardening, landscaping, design
How much time do you spend a week on average in your garden when weather permits?
10 -25

Freda Eckel's Blog

Spring Gardening

Posted on May 9, 2011 at 9:30pm 0 Comments

Now that the danger of frost is over it is time to get planting tender annuals.  I have already started planting vegetables and herbs in my raised bed garden that was built last year. Now we are in the beginning stages of adding on it to to enlarge the garden. I can't wait until it is finished, so I can plant even more.…

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Fall Gardening

Posted on October 20, 2010 at 7:30pm 1 Comment

I have removed most of my annual flowers from my flower gardens already. It is kind of sad. I love fall, all of the colors are georgeous. But dread the cold weather ahead. The cleanup involved during fall gardening is an opportunity to divide perennials and create more flower beds. I save the seeds from the flowers to start new one the next year. You can too, go to the link below for find out more.

 

I have a website that offers lots of home and garden ideas.

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stephanie Jones replied to stephanie Jones's discussion GRASS PEAKING OUT FROM UNDER MULCH.... in the group Zone 9
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Sweet Whirligig Zinnia

"I liked the Wowie Zowie type last year & this spring I was disappointed when I couldn't find those in the nursery as they grew better & brighter for me than some from the past. So growing from my own is the way to go."
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Rozanne Geranium on Rock Wall

"Joan, thanks so much for your kind words. I love taking pictures and when I see pretty scenes in the garden, I want to capture them so I can cheer myself up in the winter when everything is brown and covered in snow."
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"Thanks Joan. I love the way coleus brings long lasting color to the garden beds."
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Clare Oliva commented on Clare Oliva's photo
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Sweet Whirligig Zinnia

"Lorraine, how wonderful that you have a greenhouse. I would love to have one. You are right that zinnias are very easy to start from seed. I just wish I had the room inside (or a greenhouse!) to grow more things from seed. "
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Clare Oliva commented on Clare Oliva's photo
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Parasol Lady Surrounded by Flowers

"Thanks Joan. I appreciate your feedback!"
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Lorraine Smith Pacific NW commented on Clare Oliva's photo
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Sweet Whirligig Zinnia

"Actually I grew from seed this year in the greenhouse--a very easy one to start. So this fall I will save my seeds & see if they produce the same results."
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