"Love these little guys, we enjoy them all summer ~ the more feeders we put out, the more hummers we have. I have seen as many as 20 or more, then it is a full time job keeping the feeders filled. Great video, thanks for sharing."
Hi Lori. My husband and I moved to our current home 7 years ago. Originally, our backyard was just a downward sloping square of grass. We hired a landscape contractor to install three level terraces, steps, paths and mark out beds around the perimeter. We then planted everything ourselves. It is a real labor of love for us. We both work in Manhattan full time, so it feels like the country when we get home and we spend every spare minute working in the garden.
Hi Lori ... I'm sorry but have never heard of Nodine "hollow" but tales are sometimes taller than life itself in Sharon. :) I do consulting work but not commercially as a Master Gardener per se; I am also an arborist but try to keep the number of clients down as I am also retired. On the other hand, as an MG, I spend several hundred hours a year in a volunteer capacity with residents of Seminole and Orange Counties here in FL. FL is quite different than CT but I have not lived there for 44 years or so.... brother still there. Fun to chat about home though...
Good Day to you Lori! Thanks on the compliment on the photos. The close up ones of my flowers were taken by my 19 yr old artsy daughter. She's got a very good camera and you can tell. The ones of my different flower beds are mine. She's got a good eye!
Hope your staying cool out there in the heat of summer. Take care, Carlotta
Hi Lori, I am fairly new to this sight by a few weeks. Already I have met so many people through cyber space. I ran into GI through Facebook and fell in love with it right away. I hope you enjoy it as much as I do. I know people personally that like to garden. But on here it has been so much fun sharing, asking questions and getting great ideas. Your ribbon is the first I have given out and don't really know what it means either. I've gotten several and it just feels nice! I saw your pictures and just naturally gravitated to all the colors. I have been adding more each year and want to start increasing the different flowers that bloom at different times. I have not been brave enough to start a vegetable garden yet. Now I have a place to go and ask questions and get ideas it won't be as intimidateing. Happy planting to you!
"Good eye Lorraine!
Yes it is a fire dept. ladder that failed re-certification & was required to be destroyed.
I drilled holes and screwed it to the support posts so it can't be used as a ladder.
Works great for the hanging baskets…"
"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."
"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."
"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. "