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
"You should wait til the 25th to have them come and plant a bunch of above ground growers the 20th or 21st to show them how quickly things grow at the right moon cycle. The next new moon is the 24th.
Got more beans & an other cuc a few mins ago,…"
"Yes, time and energy, it is gold. I long for the days when I could work hard all day , then get up the next and do it all again.
It takes a couple of days to recover from a big day in the garden now. I am opening my garden to a garden club group…"
"Its a girl, and I will teach her the Botanical names right from the start, so she does not to re learn them. I find people who are very fluent with plants names where taught by a parent or grandparent, who called plants by their botanical name and…"
"Your osteopermum look so lovely planted en mass. I can barely keep them blooming here. The fence finished just in time for everything to start climbing on it. Bravo! How many weeks of spring do you get before summer hits?