MARTINA TKACZ
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MARTINA TKACZ commented on Runegoddess93(kathleen).'s group the Secret Garden
"Talented Lady!!!"
Mar 1, 2011
MARTINA TKACZ commented on Connie Kupke Z8 TX's group Frugal Gardening
"what types of plants have you started in egg-carton? As you pointed out, most plants need more space for their roots. I like the idea though, but you have to be careful to cover the rims of the carton with soil when you plant them, otherwise the…"
Feb 27, 2011
MARTINA TKACZ commented on Christine Cottrell's photo
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Days of Spring-

"So beautiful, I am inspired :)"
Feb 19, 2011
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Feb 19, 2011
MARTINA TKACZ commented on Runegoddess93(kathleen).'s group the Secret Garden
"Thanks Harry, great site! You are so helpful--as always :)"
Feb 7, 2011
MARTINA TKACZ commented on Runegoddess93(kathleen).'s group the Secret Garden
"That house is amazing! Are the Saville's architects? How is it possible to build this type of structure in only 4 month? Did they design this place themselves? and, " Are there any plans/instruction for the layperson available?"
Feb 6, 2011
MARTINA TKACZ commented on Community Manager's group Zone 5
"GydaMarie, try to plant your bulbs inside some chicken-wire cages. Also, surround your tulip bulbs with daffodils and/or alliums, rodents do not like the smell and the taste of them. As for the deer, try putting some human hair around them."
Jan 1, 2011
MARTINA TKACZ commented on Connie Kupke Z8 TX's group Frugal Gardening
"You welcome! If you ever become rich and famous, I'll be knocking on your door:)"
Nov 6, 2010
MARTINA TKACZ commented on Connie Kupke Z8 TX's group Frugal Gardening
"Oops! I meant cold, not could :)"
Nov 6, 2010
MARTINA TKACZ commented on Connie Kupke Z8 TX's group Frugal Gardening
"Hello Di, Two three things come to my mind, (maybe more in the future). First: you could use them to make compost tea by cutting off the top of the side that is without the handle. Since you have a spout, all you would have to do, is to put a piece…"
Nov 6, 2010
MARTINA TKACZ replied to Harry Larsen's discussion In the beginnings...a secret garden "to be" in the group the Secret Garden
"True, Bugle weed is invasive, but you can walk on it without killing it. I should have clarified that I meant it for the ground, rather than for your flowerbeds. "
Oct 28, 2010
MARTINA TKACZ replied to Harry Larsen's discussion In the beginnings...a secret garden "to be" in the group the Secret Garden
"Moss is great Harry, but don't forget Buggle weed (Ajuga Reptant), which also grows in the shade and has pretty blue flowers in late spring. Hydrangeas will bloom in the shade, as will pulmeria."
Oct 27, 2010
MARTINA TKACZ replied to Laura Addis's discussion Chicken Poop/fertilizer... in the group Zone 5
"Fresh chicken poop will burn your plants, it should be composted before putting it around plants. But, if you till it into the soil where no plants grow right now, it should be okay, but I am not sure."
Oct 7, 2010
MARTINA TKACZ replied to Marge's discussion Perennials in the group Zone 5
"Jessie, that was excellent advice! I just like to add a few more things. It is also important to pay attention to the water need for the plants. If the soil is constantly wet, you want to plant bog plants like Japanese Iris, Primula, etc.. If the…"
Aug 30, 2010
MARTINA TKACZ commented on Connie Kupke Z8 TX's group Frugal Gardening
"Happy Anniversary Lisa! Did you know that you can take cuttings from any rose that you like and root them? This would give you as many roses as you could possible want :)"
Jun 26, 2010
Jon S. z7 tx God blessed the USA left a comment for MARTINA TKACZ
"hope you are having a better day today"
Jun 14, 2010

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Which category best describes you?
Recreational Gardener
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Expert
Website
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What kind of gardening do you like to do?
every kind
How much time do you spend a week on average in your garden when weather permits?
in my off time: 149

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At 9:36pm on June 14, 2010, Jon S. z7 tx God blessed the USA said…
hope you are having a better day today
At 8:45am on June 12, 2010, Aunt B, SW MO Z6b gave MARTINA TKACZ a gift
At 12:52pm on April 23, 2010, Robert Fairfax said…
Hi Martina; Thank you for all the kind comments.
Yes, making art is a complicated and expensive endeavor.
The fenulent is about 2 1/2 ft. in diameter at the base. Made of concrete with black mineral pigment; put into a polyurethane/fiberglass mold in a manner that leaves lots of surface pits; sealed; surface holes then filled in with a white cement; wiped clean; sealed again.
The Purple Pods are a water-based resin/fiber that I take down to an auto-body shop to have sprayed with 2 different colors and a sealer. The automotive paint itself is over $100 a pint (and I have to buy them by the pint).
At 8:48pm on April 13, 2010, Sheron Olson zone 5 said…
You bet.. will be interesting to see difference between there and here on our gardening! Looking forward to it!
At 10:27pm on April 11, 2010, Edward Jensen said…
Good evening Martina... I have too much yard to be worried about trying to make it a Better H&G type yard. I just like color in the yard. I have a few favorite flowers, but mostly I plant things that give the most color the longest. Check the photos I have posted on Facebook. I am going to try and post photos of the yard and garden all through the growing season.
I tilled up the rest of my garden today. (30'X240') I made the second planting of Potatoes, about 45' of Russets, 5' of Yukon Gold and 12 seeds of all blue potatoes to amuse the grandkids.
Killing weeds is not an organic must, I use RoundUp where I can. I don't use it in the garden. I like to keep the areas around my sheds and outside equipment neat.
You need to drop over and see my yard watering system. I have 11 stations in the front yard and 10 stations for the backyard all on timers. I use impulse heads, gear heads, drip emitters and mini-sprinklers as needed.
At 9:11am on April 11, 2010, Edward Jensen said…
Good morning... Not just a veggie gardener, I have many flowers also. Veggies planted so far include, Peas, Potatoes, Kohlrabi, Turnips, Radishes, Lettuce, Spinach, Swiss Chard. Everything is coming slower this year, due to lack of really warm days. I have 425+ Dianthus plants ready to be planted, just as edging for my backyard flowerbed. I will be planting over 600 bedding flowers this year.
What is your plan for planting this year?
 
 
 

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Lorraine Smith Pacific NW commented on Lorraine Smith Pacific NW's photo
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knows no bounds

"Elizabeth, I use chicken manure "tea" to keep it so green and the bugs don't like it either. About every 3 weeks seems to be enough."
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Lorraine Smith Pacific NW commented on Lorraine Smith Pacific NW's photo
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heavenly view

"Thanks for the nice remarks Keryn. All the fire damage happens on the east side of the mountains here in WA state. The trees behind us are in a "greenbelt" just 30 ft wide with thick underbrush like blackberries and huckleberries, salal…"
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Keryn, USDA Zone 10 Australia commented on anne andrews/7b's photo
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Summer 2014

"The red shutters put a smile on my face."
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Keryn, USDA Zone 10 Australia commented on Grant, Scottsdale,Arizona Zone 9's group Houseplants
"It is good to find out a plants real name, so many have the same common names. The common names change depending on what country you live in too. So when you like something that has been posted, its still hard to find."
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Keryn, USDA Zone 10 Australia posted a status
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Keryn, USDA Zone 10 Australia commented on Lorraine Smith Pacific NW's photo
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heavenly view

"You have a wonderful garden Loraine, once again I see the natural woods in the back, fire must be a bit of a concern for you in a dryer area."
10 hours ago
Keryn, USDA Zone 10 Australia commented on Geraldine DeMartino's photo
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My Garden Shed

"A very fancy garden shed, you have posted this before and thought it was a trailer house in a trailer park. You could live in that it is so good."
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