February 2010 Blog Posts (58)

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You can double or triple your plant collection.

How many times have you gone to the garden center and bought several of the same plants to fill a flower bed? More than you would like to admit maybe. With just a little effort and a lot of patience, you could have twice as many of the same plants just for the cost of one of those you bought from the garden center.



Added by Marvin White on February 19, 2010 at 6:00am — 4 Comments

Late start on spring.

Noticed the daffodils opened today. I was excited and alarmed. Seeing them pop through the soil and gain about 6 inches is my signal to uncover the cannas from their 1 ft layer of leaves. Guess the cannas are going to be a little stringy for a while. I don't dig them up anymore, too much going on that time of year. It doesn't do much good to create your own calendar work schedule if you ignore it. Hopefully they will recover. Then it's where to store my leaves till I get some green stuff for… Continue

Added by Freddy J. Hill on February 18, 2010 at 10:10pm — 1 Comment

February 18th 2010 - Getting out into the garden

You've heard of the no till method, right? Well I think the method used by the people who owned this property before me used the no weed method, where they refused to weed the beds. =)

This is one of the beds I'm getting started on. I've made a small dent, and keep uncovering what I think are iris bulbs. We'll just have to see! This bed will be my project, and hopefully it will end up looking as nice as the rock…


Added by Charity Snellgrove on February 18, 2010 at 9:14pm — 1 Comment

gazing balls

hi guys, i am new here but i saw this and had to comment. i went to a yard sale and found a bowling ball for 1.00 a it made the prettiest ball for my garden. no worries about getting broke either. sharon c.

Added by sharon cox on February 18, 2010 at 7:52pm — 5 Comments

hi all

i am new to the site and wanted to say hi, i am from indiana new at growing flowers. i belong to a seed exchange site and i have so many seeds i don't know if i can grow them all. i am wanting to land scape my yard this summer but i am not sure how to lay it out. glad to get to know you all, i am sure you all will hear lots from me. sharon c.

Added by sharon cox on February 18, 2010 at 7:42pm — 5 Comments


Hi I am just wondering where do you post your exchanges or trading , under what group or heading? I am a beginer gardener have few plants I should say HAD this last cold spell damaged pretty much eveything I had so now I must wait and see what comes back. I love anything that blooms! even if it does not bloom. Thank you all

Added by Marcelina Nunes on February 18, 2010 at 6:56pm — 2 Comments

I wish my grandmother could see this now..

Growing up, I remember my grandmother always talking about plants. Her antique table was covered with african violets that she had rooted from friends plants. Her front yard contained colorful zinnias by the hundreds every summer and her back yard, although small contained many perennials that had been passed down to her, as well as some beautiful rose bushes, one that she rooted herself and named after my daughter Ashleigh, a baby at that time. She took trips all over the country and to… Continue

Added by debra on February 18, 2010 at 3:19pm — 4 Comments

Sunshine on my shoulders makes me happy.....

What a sunny lovely day in Mid-Missouri! Only 2 weeks until March! I'm so excited about my new adventure. Thank you so much fellow gardeners for your responds on my blog! I'm going to try to post a few pics of my yard for your entertainment. Please if you laugh do it in fun! :)

Added by Lila Huebert on February 17, 2010 at 9:35pm — 4 Comments

Winter blahs

I'm glad to know through the ethernet that I'm not the only one with winter doldrums waiting on warmer

weather to dig in the dirt. I'd swear the birds are trying to sing spring in though. Maybe they want out of this 7th coldest February in KY, too.

Added by Mary Zimmer on February 17, 2010 at 8:19pm — 3 Comments

February 16th, 2010 - First post, the effects of spring fever

This is my first post to my first blog. I have never written a blog before because I didn't think anyone would care about what I had to say. Then I found out, that doesn't matter! Even if I'm the only one reading this out in cyber space, that's ok. There's lots of room out there.

Like everyone else who has been…


Added by Charity Snellgrove on February 16, 2010 at 10:17pm — 5 Comments

Spring is coming!

"The last fling of winter is over...the earth, the soil itself, has a dreaming quality about it. It is warm now to the touch; it has come alive; it hides secrets that in a moment, in a little while, it will tell." - Donald Peattie, American naturalist

Just wanted to share this with other gardeners longing for winter's end...I keep it posted on my kitchen wall to remind me that someday it will be Spring, and I can again dig my hands into…


Added by Angie Orthwein on February 16, 2010 at 8:06pm — No Comments

Under a foot of snow

All the seed catalogs are doing are causing a bad case of cabin fever. I have had so many deer in my yard this winter, that I am worried about the health of all my plants once it warms up. I am going to put lots of hair, oyster shells and hot peppers around the perimeter of my yard and pray a lot.

Added by Linda Cassell on February 16, 2010 at 7:48pm — No Comments

This says it all!!

"All through the long winter, I dream of my garden. On the first day of spring, I dig my fingers deep into the soft earth. I can feel its energy, and my spirits soar." - Helen Hayes

Added by Sandy Buckley on February 16, 2010 at 2:34pm — 1 Comment

Garden Bloggers Bloom Day

Well this is my first Garden Bloggers Bloom Day. Very exciting, but I'm afraid out of season for me. Snowing like crazy outside. Inside not a flower in sight. I do have some seedlings started, full of promise for a fantastic gardening season. Only 35 more days until spring!!! I'm ready, but must wait like the rest of us!! So until then, stay warm everyone, cont to keep telling us about the Robins sightings, and other spring events.

Added by Sandy Buckley on February 15, 2010 at 10:20pm — No Comments

More snow in the forecast!

It is snowing hard now, but not much accumulation is expected. Another month, and it will be time to plant peas and spinach!!

Added by Debbie Cochran/zone 7 on February 15, 2010 at 5:20pm — No Comments

Garden Bloggers Bloom Day: February 15, 2010

Kalanchoe "Petero" The Garden Buzz

I'm only growing snow, but I wanted to participate in my first Garden Blogger's Bloom Day regardless. On the 15th of every month, garden bloggers all over the world post pictures of what's blooming in their gardens. It seems like the neighborly thing to do now…


Added by Rhonda Fleming Hayes on February 15, 2010 at 1:27pm — 5 Comments

Snow and lots of it!

Back to back blizzards have left the garden beds buried under several feet of snow. We lost a few branches from the large evergreen in the backyard, and it looks like I will have to trim a few branches from the crepe myrtle. More snow is in the forecast for this week. It is quite beautiful!

Added by Debbie Cochran/zone 7 on February 14, 2010 at 5:39pm — No Comments

Can't wait til Summer

I miss my hostas. I have 48 different varities.

Added by Jayne Bialon on February 14, 2010 at 5:30pm — No Comments

I have a dream!

I joined this group because I have always wanted to have a beautifully landscaped yard but really feel I'm just too lazy and overwhelmed to complete this dream. I live in the mid-west and have 10 acres with a nice large pond with a dock. I hope to become inspired by Gardeners Index!

Added by Lila Huebert on February 14, 2010 at 2:23pm — 2 Comments

planning my vegetable garden

I am in the process of drawing out and planing my vegetable garden, I have an idea of what has done well in the past and that's a definate repeat, but I'm trying to find out what does well in mostly shade in the Sammamish area. I am wanting more vegetables instead of flowers this year, I have some decient space but the majority of it is in the shade due to the neighbors trees.

I'm planing on planting green beans, cucumbers, bell peppers, lettuce, asparagus, hot peppers, peas, green onions,… Continue

Added by rhondi wellington on February 14, 2010 at 1:21pm — No Comments

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