MARTINA TKACZ
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MARTINA TKACZ commented on Christine Cottrell's photo
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Days of Spring-

"So beautiful, I am inspired :)"
Feb 19, 2011
MARTINA TKACZ liked Christine Cottrell's photo
Feb 19, 2011
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
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
MARTINA TKACZ received a gift from Aunt B, SW MO Z6b
Jun 12, 2010
MARTINA TKACZ replied to Sheron Olson zone 5's discussion Alyssum in the group Washington
"You are right, good job Anne! And then there is Alelopathy. "
May 6, 2010
MARTINA TKACZ replied to Harry Larsen's discussion In the beginnings...a secret garden "to be" in the group the Secret Garden
"Great suggestion Maggie, I went to the chime website and listened to some of them. Do you have any suggestion how and where to find chimes with soft low sounds, as the ones on this site were all rather high and "Soprano" sounding?"
May 1, 2010
MARTINA TKACZ replied to Sheron Olson zone 5's discussion Alyssum in the group Washington
"Aphids, except, just like Nasturtims they don't keep them away, but attract them to themselves, in order to keep them away from other plants."
Apr 30, 2010
MARTINA TKACZ replied to Harry Larsen's discussion In the beginnings...a secret garden "to be" in the group the Secret Garden
"You are absolutley weldome, BUT: you have to send me pics, and if you have have any questions, send them too :) "
Apr 29, 2010
MARTINA TKACZ replied to Harry Larsen's discussion In the beginnings...a secret garden "to be" in the group the Secret Garden
"Hostas, Solomon's Seal, Ferns, plant Spring bulbs around the hostas, as they will hide their willting foilage, shade-loving Japanese Maples, and Lady Slipper. Use Statues, a water feature, and some fragrant white blooming plants like: Moonvine,…"
Apr 29, 2010
MARTINA TKACZ replied to Jamie's discussion Slugs??!!! in the group Zone 5
"True, but what if you live in a place where cool, dark, and shady spots a greatly desirable? :)"
Apr 27, 2010
MARTINA TKACZ commented on Dorothy Johnson's photo
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Coneflower

"what is the plant in-between the Coneflowers? Some kind of sage?"
Apr 23, 2010

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Recreational Gardener
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Expert
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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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