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Re: Outdoor gardens
« Reply #300 on: May 26, 2011, 11:59:55 PM »
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Re: Outdoor gardens
« Reply #301 on: May 27, 2011, 12:04:35 AM »
Been working in the garden all week. Sore bones and muscles.  :o

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Re: Outdoor gardens
« Reply #302 on: May 30, 2011, 11:56:12 AM »
Last year, for the lulz, I planted some seeds from my spice cupboard, and they grew.  I didn't take really good care of them, mind you, and they were in too wee a pot, but they definitely grew.
 
This year I felt lazy, so I planted a spice blend -- Panch phoran -- and already the pot they're in looks like a chia pet.
 
Only problem is I don't know which sprout is which of the five seeds.  But if I get some fenugreek leaf, that'll be good.  Last year my fenugreek actually seeded, so I have my own fresh fenugreek seed, about enough for a small pot of dal.  :)
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Re: Outdoor gardens
« Reply #303 on: June 13, 2011, 01:36:33 PM »
Fun with illusions. Wouldn't it be fun to watch 'high' friends encountering THIS fantastic Stockholm street illusion in your backyard?
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Re: Outdoor gardens
« Reply #304 on: June 15, 2011, 01:33:48 PM »
Tonights the night for those with Moon Gardens.

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Re: Outdoor gardens
« Reply #305 on: June 25, 2011, 03:29:43 PM »
I'm tuckered; weeding, pinching, deadheading, transplanting, re-arranging gnomes and oh yeah hey Skdadl, if your reading, my nasturtiums are all abloom!  :p
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Re: Outdoor gardens
« Reply #306 on: November 15, 2011, 12:58:43 PM »
I've just harvested all my dill, hung to dry now. The nosecones (Echinacea) need thinning out and I've dug a new spot for them. That frost-resistant white daisy perennial outdid itself, very beautiful and worth getting more. They bloom in November and they are all over the house now. It's going to the new spot as well. Well, gonna start digging.
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Re: Outdoor gardens
« Reply #307 on: January 30, 2012, 12:22:13 AM »
The USDA has put out a new hardiness planting zone map. You won't see the new map on seed packets this year, not til next year. Thing is the 'new' map is already 7 years old.
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/01/25/planting-zone-map-updated_n_1230893.html


If Canada puts one out, surely they will be more updated than this one. Someone in Toronto reports seeing snowdrops coming up already. Dormancy must be a problem this winter ferrsure. We're at minus 8 right now, but going up to plus 7 on Tuesday, with sun, so we'll see if it gets higher. What a strange winter.  :confused
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Re: Outdoor gardens
« Reply #308 on: March 25, 2012, 04:07:10 PM »
Our crocuses are coming up and making me happy.  R was out in the garden digging and such over the last few (gorgeous) days. 

Sadly, a big windstorm a couple weeks ago knocked over our aging Eucalyptus tree.  It left a stump and some smaller shoots, which we'll leave for visual interest, but the poor thing was badly rotten at the base.  Now I have to fire up the evilsaw and cut it up, though I've no idea if it is good for firewood (perhaps very fragrant firewood?).

Haven't built the greenhouse yet, I think I'll build a few small boxes with glass tops for the tomatoes, using scrap glass.  R will like that, methinks.
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Re: Outdoor gardens
« Reply #309 on: March 26, 2012, 05:13:02 PM »
My peonies are 8 inches high.  :o
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Re: Outdoor gardens
« Reply #310 on: March 26, 2012, 06:09:28 PM »
Antonia, I have seen so many crocuses up and the beginnings of tulip flowers. I hope they won't die tonight as it is predicted to go down to -8 ... just tonight, after it will get warmer again but not as spectacularly hot as it was for a bit. No peonies anywhere yet (except big buds) but of course we are in a colder zone than you. Even the snow crab is two weeks early.

Arborman, very good to hear from you. I'm sorry about your Eucalyptus. Perhaps some craftsperson would love what is useable from that wonderful wood. I remember living in a flat with eucalyptus woodwork. It was so very lovely.

I assume R is your spouse/companion, not one of the little arborpeople... (Sorry, it has been a while).
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Re: Outdoor gardens
« Reply #311 on: March 26, 2012, 07:43:11 PM »
The Daffs and Tulips and Ground Cover are gorgeous everywhere I cycle. I'll be checking mid day as well to see if all is frostbitten. I dug up my hydrangea and my moon fall perennials, which are outside in big pots. Yikes.


P.S. Arborman, perhaps make some wonderful wooden spoons from the Eucalyptus. They would be so pretty. I once carved out a gorgeous maple spoon with a flat edge, rather than round and it is still doing a great job.
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Re: Outdoor gardens
« Reply #312 on: March 27, 2012, 01:03:50 AM »
AZ or any Torontonian, what are those white blooming trees I'm seeing around Yorkville?
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Re: Outdoor gardens
« Reply #313 on: March 27, 2012, 01:33:43 AM »
AZ or any Torontonian, what are those white blooming trees I'm seeing around Yorkville?


LOL, could be anything Berlynn, maybe white forsythia or dogwood.  petals or soft and fuzzy?
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Re: Outdoor gardens
« Reply #314 on: March 27, 2012, 12:18:46 PM »
Well, I haven't touched them but they seem to be soft, like a peony, sort of, but not that big.
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