"Elizabeth, you could try something like Escar-Go(made from apples)
which is sprinkled around the base of the affected plants. Other ideas are diatomaceous earth, or crushed egg shells. Cuts up their squishy bodies. "
"Been absent for a while but still gardening up here in VT. We actually haven't had a hard frost yet. Can you believe? It has been a particularly spectacular autumn for color this year. Still some to enjoy-azaleas, Norway maples, Japanese maples…"
"Gayle, I've dehydrated tomatoes. For paste or cherry types I cut in half top to bottom and laid cut side up in the drying trays of my dehydrator. The small ones take only a matter of hours to dry so keep checking and leave the rest to…"
"Adam, most perennials bloom once--although some for weeks and some a few days. I let seeds develope on certain plants for sharing or sprinkling around myself. lobelia,cone flowers, digitalis, cephalaria(white scabious), verbena bonariensis and…"
"Lisa , not mulberry but all sorts of other fruits. If you buy some Certo or Sure-jell, you will find basic instructions for lots of kinds of jam and jelly and you can adapt the recipes. I'd cook the berries and mash loosely and then…"
"Been reading about your gales and chilly winds. I feel for you. spring is supposed to be beautiful and peaceful. My friend in the Welsh Marches says a similar thing about her weather.
Here in VT we had a very unusual dry spring with…"
I loved looking at your photos. They remind me a lot of the plants and landscape here in Western MA. We are just getting our first snow tonight (10/27). I'll miss the gardening. But I'll have to settle for tending my houseplants and planning for next year's garden 'til it warms up again. Thanks for sharing your pictures. Leslie
Hi Joan, I'm still learning and am not sure where to post messages to send to people when I have something to ask or want to share in a conversation. I do hope you receive this.
I can see early signs of spring in the north country. My daffodils are up about 5 inches or so. I can smell the earth unthawing, I spotted the first of the spring birds in my courtyard, and the 26 inches of snow is finally melting to where we have less than half of it. Sugaring is near over but the smell of it still lingers in the air from our neighbor's house. How is Spring "feathering" at your home? I hope to post pictures of spring blooms soon, as I am still figuring this out. Have a nice day.
Hi Joan, I live about 30 miles north of Burlington, In Fairfax. So I guess you can say we're neighbors. Yes, I loved viewing your photos, and I hope soon to learn how to post some of mine. Thanks for the welcome, looking forward to chating with new folks.
i have only used this one player, you can click on create your own playlist (you do this say on my player. Then you will be directed to the site with the player, once you add your songs to the player, click on the share button it will show you a bunch of different sites were you can share it, however none are under GI. At the bottom of the page it shows the embedded code, click the copy button. Go to your home page on GI click on the edit button when it opens paste and save. I hope this helps! I would be glad to help you. I hope that all made sense!
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