I'm sorry. I have been whining about my vinca since about April.
Last year it looked like this.
Now it has taken over. Trust me people this stuff is about 12" deep!!
I am still pulling it, but thanks to someone here, (wish I remembered who) I have moved it to a hillside. Not only will it stop erosion but will fill in the bare spots.… Continue
Added by Sally Smith z4 on June 30, 2010 at 10:30pm —
Paver pathways serve a clean way to get from a starting point to a destination. In this case I think you will agree, that the end destination was well worth the stroll.
All pathways should go somewhere or at least go by points of interest. The best way to get peoples…
Added by Woody's Custom Landscaping Woody on June 30, 2010 at 7:06pm —
I've recently started working on my yard. We used to have this ugly hedge that was horrible! My husband took that out and now that area is my flower garden. I've slowly started planting flowers and planting seeds and now it's all starting to fill in nice. We've also gone to purchase some River Rock and that's made the garden look 10 times better! I bought the Flowers in a blanket and its given me some beatiful mixture of flowers. Now that I've started gardening i look forward to going out and… Continue
Added by earlene chavez on June 30, 2010 at 5:14pm —
Planted themselves at the back door where I've enjoyed them for a couple of weeks.
Added by Nancy Flynn on June 30, 2010 at 4:24pm —
ROSES & HANGING BASKETS
A teenage granddaughter
comes downstairs for her date
with this see-through blouse on and no bra.
Her grandmother just pitched a fit,
telling her not to dare go out like that!
The teenager tells her!
'Loosen up Grams.
These are modern times.
You gotta let your rose buds show!'
and out she goes.
The next day the teenager comes down stairs,
and the grandmother is sitting there with no… Continue
Added by Anisah David on June 30, 2010 at 11:32am —
It started as a cloud covered day with a promise of rain. The cloud cover kept the temps down and I had a chance to really tackle the nasty Chamber Bitter that has become a plague. Not too many critters were out and about so I figured it might be a wash for photos. I couldn't have been more wrong. I first noticed a really tiny pretty green spider on my Black-eyed Susans and it just built from there. A Skipper waltzed through and buzzed by the Bronze Fennel where I was astonished to see 7 or 8… Continue
Added by Cathy Hennessy Z8 NW FL on June 29, 2010 at 9:00pm —
Listening to your bubbling water feature trickle and splash over the column rocks. Watching your water fall rush and whirl down the series of natural boulders. Noticing that your koi or gold fish actually know that you are going to feed them as they come…
Added by Woody's Custom Landscaping Woody on June 29, 2010 at 4:24pm —
Who recently has posted a photo that had multiple photos included as one composite? Was that completed in Photoshop?
Added by MJ Seibert, Zone 5 on June 29, 2010 at 1:12pm —
Hello all -
So I read a very interesting post by Melody in Texas in the "Bugs" group about dried molasses as general overall soil improvement. I have spent a good part of the afternoon pondering where on earth I could find this here but I don't think it's very likely. However, I have now read on other websites that sugar would do just fine if you can't find dried molasses. I am very interested in trying this! Does anyone have any experience? Also, thinking about it, although… Continue
Added by Alison Clarke on June 29, 2010 at 12:02pm —
I have several of these shrubs that have grown to be huge and bent over. Where do I start the pruning process?
Added by Laurie Hitchcock on June 29, 2010 at 12:00pm —
I live in a zone 10 area, but my favorite style of garden is a cross between English Cottage and Traditional. Tropicals grow like crazy here but I'm looking for plants that are hardy in zone 10 but would pass in a cottage garden. Any suggestions; besides moving that is. :)
Added by Laverne Suster on June 28, 2010 at 11:15pm —
Tired of the mud and dust? Sick of the moss and weeds? Is that little concrete pad off your back door just not cutting it? Do you want some interest and excitement to be part of your back yard? Continue
The first place to start is with some sort of a plan. Does this mean you’ve have to hire a landscape designer? Not…
Added by Woody's Custom Landscaping Woody on June 28, 2010 at 10:16pm —
Hardscape: the manmade part of the grounds surrounding a building, as paved areas or statues.
Hardscape: structures (as fountains,…
Added by Woody's Custom Landscaping Woody on June 28, 2010 at 10:13pm —
We all love going outside in the good weather. Spark up the BBQ. Have an adult beverage. Soak up some sun. Enjoy nature. The list goes on and on. For many of us the question is. Where do I go to. 10 years ago it was on the lawn or your concrete patio. If you were lucky back then, on your wood…
Added by Woody's Custom Landscaping Woody on June 28, 2010 at 7:44pm —
Summertime and outdoor living is making it’s call. Are you ready? Do you have enough entertaining space to BBQ and socialize outside. Have you always felt a little cramped when you have a group of friends over? A interlocking concrete paver…
Added by Woody's Custom Landscaping Woody on June 28, 2010 at 7:41pm —
I get a little upset when people belittle the landscape industry as a no brain type of business. I think it is truly one of the most demanding in knowledge and skill regarding contracting. To be a good landscaper you must know and understand plants, understand the hydraulics of… Continue
Added by Woody's Custom Landscaping Woody on June 28, 2010 at 7:38pm —
I have a rose plant that never blooms. I have fed it rose fertilizer, Miracle Grow, banana peels and still nothing. I had promised it that it is destined for the green waste center if it continues to boycott. Any ideas would be appreciated.
Added by MJ Seibert, Zone 5 on June 28, 2010 at 4:31pm —
Does anyone know what the optimum time is to move raspberries? I would like to move them since they are now pretty much finished up bearing fruit. Do they need to rest for a while before moving them?
Added by MJ Seibert, Zone 5 on June 28, 2010 at 4:29pm —
Its a fungal thing spread by spores from alot of wet weather and the plant twining to close and making a big display, it is not a thing that attacks the roots but drastic measures await the gardener. It is a thing that cuts off water from it main roots and one day it looks sick, but there is a way to prevent and cure this. 1st as soon as you notice the main stems getting a reddish tint on them its time to go to work, so lets get to work now by cutting off all infected canes to the ground. On… Continue
Added by John scott Wagner on June 27, 2010 at 11:23am —
Growing up on a ranch & farm, we always recycled. But never put a tub or container out on a curb for some air polluting diesel truck to come by & pick up. When it takes that much carbon usage to collect the recycled items, is it really good for the earth? Or is it just good for the conscience of those wanting to have the illusion that they are making a difference?
I grew up with recycling taking on a more personal endeavor. One that meant the entire family had to use their… Continue
Added by Anisah David on June 27, 2010 at 9:30am —