Hi Brooke...I haven't finished yard work yet for the winter..In spring it's so much fun watching everything come to life, and then in late fall it seems like such a chore to bring it all down. We have a HUGE amount of leaves to tend to each year and right now that's the priority. I have emptied all my hanging baskets...next it's the vegetable garden, and last but not least, the flower gardens and planting some more tulip bulbs. How about you..have you tackled it all yet????
I'm sure you will enjoy the master gardener classes, they were so informative! It's also a great way to get to know other gardeners in your area. I've worked on a number of community garden projects, we put on seminars, workshops and a plant sale every year, and I've headed up the fair outreach program since joining the MG program. It's a great organization.
My advise is to spend alot of time with them and talk alot. My children were great kids . They tried us but I think when we had that bad feeling we intervened and talked. They are great parents now and are close with hteir kids.
K, I will get pics on here soon. I was too sick to get out and take a few pics when some of the things were really in bloom, like my jacob's ladder, and fox glove, and dianthus, all at the same time in one area. :( I will do better next year.
You don't think I would take a picture of the slug holes, do you? I have been fighting them again this year. Finally resulted to some sort of a slug, cutworm, and something else formula that is supposed to kill them. I think the damage has slowed or stopped. So now I am removing the most damaged leaves.
The smoke tree has been great. Planted about 4 or 5 years ago. Seems to grow in the heavy clay where we have it, not bothered by drought, deer don't touch it. So we have started 3 more on other parts of our property! Thanks for the comments.
I'm working on my children's father's side of the family now and they also have a Cherokee from Oklahoma. Having a hard time figuring out which one! I'll keep working. I have gotten as far back as 1400 on some but my dad's dad's dad is the dead end right now. Came from Scots Irish stock and I'll have to go to Montrose and Keokuk Iowa (by Navuou) to do research or perhaps hire someone to help. My sister in South Jordan does research but I started it and love it so much. We may have to meet in Montrose/Navuou when we can to work some more. The train goes directly to that area from Salt Lake. You can see my family on Ancestry as WinterbergMaxwell. I'll add you if you like as a viewer. Google it too.
Thank you for your comments Brooke , I've only been gardening for the last 6 years other than doing vegetables......but have always enjoy the beauty of flowers.....I did enjoy your photos and garden also......
Hiya Brooke...Yes, we have always disliked zuchinni, however the last year or so, we have liked the small yellow and green ones...so thats what I planted...everyone says they are so easy...well out of 4, 2 died and I had to replace them...now of course they are all going nuts..my husband is about to leave for a Canadian fishing trip and I am about to be bombarded with zuchinni....I guess i will find myself among the masses giving it away. Beans, squash, tomatoes and peppers will probably take a bit longer. It sure is fun.
Welcome to Zone 5 Brooke....Your flower gardens are so pretty...I love the variety of flowers and colors you have. We have lots of flowers and this year we are trying our hand at some veggies. My husband and I are both retired so we get to spend alot of time out in the yard. We both love the hot weather. Bonnie
"Thunderstorm has passed for now. But got to wait till new gardens dry out. I hope my pre-starts will do well once I put then in garden. No wild rabbit since I cleared weeds from new garden plots.
Friend gave me some runner beans but bad thing was…"
"I did pull up a box full of small carrots that were planted last fall and over wintered in the mini greenhouses. Purple ones to come soon. Guess the birds got all my strawberries as the bird netting wasn't all the way around the boxes. GRRRRRR!…"
"Got thunder coming and had lots of rain. So today relax. Got my 2 gardens almost ready to get veggies in and I hope they give me veggies for over Winter. Glad to hear from you both. Keep in touch both of you. Love hearing from you both. Let you know…"