May 1st already! Where is the time going? Spring is progressing right along. The trees are all leafed out now. The poplars are making my husband crazy once again, as they seem to be always dropping something from them. They are very messy trees! My little terrier/poodle mix constantly brings their mess in with her. She usually comes in with something hanging from her chin. Being part terrier, her nose is nearly always to the ground. Maybe she's part Beagle.
I spent the last afternoon… Continue
Added by Jan Carroll z/7a on April 30, 2009 at 11:32pm —
I'm not sure what's going on w/me lately, but I am soooooo late w/starting my seeds indoors this year.
I thought I had some Moonflower seeds.. Nope! I wanted to take the dog out for a car ride & we ended up at Lowes! LOL!!! I found a beautiful Cleome
- Sparkler Series Spider Flower
(1Gal - $5.81 tax includ.)
I then went next door to Walmart & p/u 2 pkts of Moonflowers ($1.00 ea) & I couldn't believe my eyes:… Continue
Added by ukdiva on April 30, 2009 at 10:26pm —
As I was running (in the rain) around the yard filling the bird feeders and feeding my fish I was swooped...yes swooped by a pair of chickadee's. They were telling me to get away from their house. I then moved 2 of my feeders from beside the birdhouse to give them a bit more privacy. I placed some dryer lint on the back fence and within moments they were busy stuffing the lint into the birdhouse. For 4 more hours they continued to add to their new nest. I put out more dryer lint and it soon… Continue
Added by Janice Dugan z5/6 PA on April 30, 2009 at 10:07pm —
I moved to Northern Virginia 10 years ago from Maryland. Nothing but shale rock to put the roots into! Now I LOVE rock, but I prefer it above the ground. So disappointing to an enthusiastic gardener. I had to bring in hardscape to raise the beds and dump truck load after load of rich black topsoil later, we finally are getting somewhere! My raised beds will soon be filled with my squarefoot vegetable, herb, flower and berry gardens.
Despite all that shale rock my… Continue
Added by Lindsay Wegert Zone 7a VA on April 30, 2009 at 10:00pm —
I am new to this site and I am so glad I joined. I haven't been into gardening very long. How I got involved in gardening was when I was forced out of New Orleans by the ravishing floodwaters of Hurricane Katrina. I ended up in this small country town, not knowing what to do with myself, I began to write. Looking at the trees in front of me gave me the initial spark to write. Now I am a freelance writer and gardener. I got involved with the garden which help me to become… Continue
Added by shirley patterson on April 30, 2009 at 8:12pm —
I have lived in Naples, FL for 8 years and tropical gardening is a whole new ball game! Not much survives the summer here. I have seeds for Everglades cherry tomatoes that I am going to try and I have learned what to plant at different times of the year here. I have grown dwarf yellow poincienna trees from seeds and they are about 8 ft. tall now. I have planted 4 of them and also one red poincienna that I grew from a seed. The flowering trees are amazing. When I lived in Orange County, CA, I… Continue
Added by Roberta on April 30, 2009 at 6:32pm —
How in the world do you get them to stand up?
Added by Lisa Robbins on April 30, 2009 at 5:53pm —
after a conversation with Yoda ive learned how to increase corn yield up to 25% organically! thats exciting news and i had NO CLUE how this might work until it was explained to me. DANG! that Yoda is a great guy!! wish he had a cell phone!!
Added by Zarathustra Owens on April 30, 2009 at 3:58pm —
I have dandelions so bad and cannot afford professional treatments. What do I use that can be bought at a reasonable price?
Added by Lisa Robbins on April 30, 2009 at 3:55pm —
Article published Apr 23, 2009
Thursday, April 23, 2009
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Garden of Many Delights
After visiting many gardens over the past few weeks, I have come to realize that gardening is all about hope and possibilities.
We see what others have done with their space, and we dream about what our gardens can become. We arrange the plants that we have. We buy new ones that might satisfy our imagination with what can… Continue
Added by Rhondalisa hymer on April 30, 2009 at 2:08pm —
Watered the garden this morning before work. Everything is looking pretty good. Planted a row of shell peas last night and a tabasco pepper, 2 jalepenos, a cayenne pepper, a sweet basil and a purple basil. Added about 2tbsp of Vegetables Alive fertilizer to the planting holes and side dressed everything else with a bit more for good measure. Getting ready to harvest all the onions and carrots from the winter garden and plant the pickling cucumbers in their place. Need to harvest the lettuce… Continue
Added by Aquilegia on April 30, 2009 at 1:33pm —
As of yesterday at 5:23 a.m., it's official: I'm 61 years young!
ONLY ONE YEAR TO GO!!!
The day I turn 62, my husband and I are leaving California, the state of our birth, to move to ten acres in northwestern Arizona.
I can't tell you how excited I am to be able to begin landscaping and planting in a new area!
Added by Sharon Sanchez on April 30, 2009 at 12:14pm —
As much as I love the PNW and as beautiful it is, I find it hard this time of year to get more than one day or part of a day in the garden, so we have to take the opportunities as they come, so if I am neglecting my site at this time, forgive me my friends, you can find me in my GARDEN.....SANDY...
Added by Sandra Trulson on April 30, 2009 at 12:12pm —
i just love this!! i have felt like i was alone on my gardening. Of course i would rather work alone in my gardens for the peace and serenity i get from creating.
Hope we will keep cultivating our friendships on this site. Happy digging to you all.
Added by Rhondalisa hymer on April 30, 2009 at 11:26am —
I'm new and a tad overwhelmed with the beauty shared on this site. What lovely work so many of you have done. Give me a chance to get my bearings and I'll try to add to your delicious displays as soon as I'm able!
Added by Deirdre Carter on April 30, 2009 at 10:49am —
I live in Northwest Louisiana and love to 'play in the dirt'. I have a small city yard and have a small veggie garden, plant herbs in the flower beds and love to watch the birds and take pics of the birds and the plant progress and plant successes!
I would like to visit with other gardeners in this zone and discuss helpful hints and successes and failures.
Come on and visit.. : )
Added by Melissa Reid on April 30, 2009 at 10:20am —
I am in zone 8, NE Fl.
This year we have cleared a space in our back yard for a vegetable garden. ( we had been veg gardening in the front yard, as it is facing due south.)
I am making a 3x2 foot raised bed out of two rows high of cement blocks. Before I set them in place, I will lay down an 8-sheets-thick layer of newspapers. We got a 2x2 cube of hay from my neighbor for the next layer. Then I am turning my most recent layer of compost onto the hay, it still is not yet… Continue
Added by margaret johnston on April 30, 2009 at 9:57am —
. I was just watching a pair of wrens building a nest in one of my bird house gourds hanging near the herb garden - they lift twigs and bits about five times longer than the hole in the gourd, but manage to get them in there. Sometimes it takes three or four attempts - but they do it!
Added by Pat Merewether Z5 MI on April 30, 2009 at 9:42am —
As a new member to this site, I'm excited to share with you what has become my pride and joy over the past 15 years.
My family and I moved to the High Desert in 1994, after living in the city. Our new home had zero landscaping, just the native junipers and Joshua trees. The locals consider a scraped bare front yard as a form of landscaping. It was great to start with a fresh canvas, and I think I've made the most of the space.
Since that… Continue
Added by Briana on April 30, 2009 at 9:00am —
Are there any great sites that allow you to virtually build a perennial garden? I want to plan my garden by color, height and blooming times... If you have any suggestions, I would be happy to hear from you.
Added by Kristel on April 29, 2009 at 6:56pm —