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BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

January 13, 2010
1:38 AM

Post #7456916

We came from here:

http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/t/1061926/

Well its the middle of January. C'mon in and take a peak.. its not too messy in here but things are either dead or dormant as far as plants go. I have a pile of containers from last year with the last seasons annuals in them and some perennials here too. Soon I will be starting to clean off the plants and begin to water them to see what might spring back to life in here.

I like that, the very words "spring back". Isnt it what we are waiting for, the reserection of a new season. Well, reality check, we still probably have a ways yet to go with the winter hoe-hums.

In the meantime, while Im peaking in on things here for the rest of the month, I am still hard at it marking the calender with planting and sowing dates and getting things organized for the garden in my journaling.

Been peaking at catalogs and drooling over the new plants out there that I would love to have too.

So what are you doing this time of year? Is your potting bench getting in order?

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BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

January 13, 2010
1:48 AM

Post #7456952

Well, here they are again... dead and dormant!

My pansys still have a little green, but they are frozen. There is a dianthus that is actually greenand looks to be growing. The rest is pretty mych dead as far as the petunias, marigolds, allysums and other annuals, and the perenials, yep, very dormant.

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bigred
Ashdown, AR
(Zone 8a)

January 13, 2010
12:23 PM

Post #7457695

Zzzz...*snark*...zz...z..zz...UH?...Wha?..I'm up...I'm up.

Well,my pipes finally thawed yesterday and I was able to get my seed trays watered bur pipes were busting all over the yard so Hub's was busy repairing all that mess.

Today's garden club meeting here at the house so I'll be busy with that today.

I got my heat mat and grow light out of the lean-to,set up on the kitchen table so I can WS some of my new seeds.

Weathers warming back up but rain in the forecast so I still can't play out in the yard...Danggit!
BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

January 13, 2010
12:52 PM

Post #7457727

Oh my, out of hibernation.. thats no fun, pipes busting and all that rot. You gotta do the heat tapes.

I have not been outside yet today, but not likely I will have anything to do in the GPS yet.
bigred
Ashdown, AR
(Zone 8a)

January 13, 2010
12:56 PM

Post #7457735

No...haven't been out yet either and not likely today because of garden club meeting
BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

January 23, 2010
9:03 PM

Post #7489268

Was outside in the GPS today. Looks like the pansys could still have life. Everything in there is pretty dry. Dare I put some to water? Ahhh the great debate.

Found my snips though so took a brief hike to through the nursery and snipped some apple and forsythia branches for cutting.

Looks like the garden has a lot of damages. As mild as this winter really has been, the ice storm of the previous year is still showing its ugly head.
bigred
Ashdown, AR
(Zone 8a)

January 24, 2010
12:59 PM

Post #7490982

I cut some pussywillow to bring in. It was already sprouting so didn't need to do anything to it. Need to check the loropetalums and forsythia for possible cuts. I NEED some color!!!!
BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

January 24, 2010
1:28 PM

Post #7491019

PPussys! OMG! I forgot about them.. those are out in the woods
BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

February 18, 2010
5:40 PM

Post #7569541

What the heck is a loropetalum???

Well I was out in the GPS today.. checked the thermometer...60 degrees in there.. bet its colder than a digger in there at night though!

Everything is dead to a crisp. Dried out and nothing showing any green.

Loropetalums... bet you made that one up dint you! LOL! Laura-pet-a-lum! YEE GADS!! What is it?

Whah, my pussywills are under the snow yet.
bigred
Ashdown, AR
(Zone 8a)

February 19, 2010
11:57 AM

Post #7571157

loropetalums are kin to witch hazel and have simular flowers. Can be grwon to a small tree or kept prune to shrub size. I have 6-7 of the purple leaf ones in my yard.
BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

February 19, 2010
12:18 PM

Post #7571184

ooOOooo! sounds like bucket forcers to me!
bigred
Ashdown, AR
(Zone 8a)

February 19, 2010
12:20 PM

Post #7571186

never tried them so..?
BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

February 19, 2010
12:24 PM

Post #7571196

So... try them! LOL!
bigred
Ashdown, AR
(Zone 8a)

February 19, 2010
12:37 PM

Post #7571216

Think I'm just gonna mope around until I feel better
BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

February 19, 2010
1:39 PM

Post #7571303

Okie doke...well. dont mope for too long. We would not want to have to spade ya under.
bigred
Ashdown, AR
(Zone 8a)

February 19, 2010
3:00 PM

Post #7571522

well,I'm full of sh** so things will grow well over me. Feeling better already just have to work on getting focus on what pile of bullshit I'm going to work on today.

I aplogize for the bad word.I forgot I was posting on a public thread and not d-mail.

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BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

February 19, 2010
3:27 PM

Post #7571595

YOu makum goood fertilizer being full of that yano!


BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

March 3, 2010
4:37 AM

Post #7601390

Im used to you, but the folks outside might not like it! PARDON HER FREENCH!

Ok, well, I was a futzing aroung in here today, found me my MIlky Spore applicator and got out and did the front yard. The gophers turned it into a mine field and Im putting the Spores down to kill the grubs they are eating so maybe after the spore starts working the gophers will go nextdoor!

Heres the before shot...looks like horse kah-ka everywhere! Man, they been busy!

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bigred
Ashdown, AR
(Zone 8a)

March 3, 2010
12:17 PM

Post #7601747

Whar's that bar of lye soap. Wursh my mouth out. Potty mouth ole woman.
BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

March 3, 2010
1:04 PM

Post #7601821

LOL! Well we forgives ya...

I need to get out to the GPS.

I sorted a bunch of seed yesterday. Got quite a bit of mixed annuals and margolds off my 2009s. Still have to get the dead stuff off the pots in thar.

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bigred
Ashdown, AR
(Zone 8a)

March 3, 2010
1:24 PM

Post #7601869

Just came in from GH. It's COLD out there. If it's gonna get 58,it needs to come on.

Variegated hops and nicotiana Smoked Chocolate are up...even in this deep freeze,something pops up almost daily. Fancy aquilgeia are putzing along. Only a few Roman Bronze,Single Black and Chocolate Soldier are up while seeds I collected 2-3 yrs ago from my Towers Light Blue are coming up like gangbusters which leads me to wonder how these seed vendors store their seeds.

I have a large zip lock baggies crammed full of annuals to sow if the darn pots and inserts would just get here.
BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

March 3, 2010
5:14 PM

Post #7602462

Well, yesterday I put Milkie Spore on the front yard to combat the grubs...

Was 29 in the GPS this AM.

Got ants in my office...gotta go beat the pants off them...maybe I can use the TUBE here to club them with. BAM BAM BAM!

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bigred
Ashdown, AR
(Zone 8a)

March 4, 2010
12:33 PM

Post #7604033

FINALLY got the last of the tree and shrub stock inventoryed...nursery display cleaned...mostly. Inserts arrived yesterday but not the 4's...GRRRR! I hate it when shipment comes in sperate.Now I gotta clear off some bench space in the GH so I can at least get all this dang annuals sown.

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BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

March 4, 2010
1:21 PM

Post #7604061

LOL! Lucky you!
bigred
Ashdown, AR
(Zone 8a)

March 5, 2010
4:01 AM

Post #7605761

Lucky me? LOL...very funny. Do you see how many seed packages are in there? I guess I'm going to start on my petunias and torenias and hope the pony packs arivve soon so I can get the vincas,impatiens and whatever the heck else is in there sown.
Bumped up trays of rose campion Hutchinson's Cream,rudbeckia Red Spot, Round-headed rampions,digitalis Cafe Cream and d.virdiflora and put them out side along with a tray of giant callas I bumped up last fall. All pansies and violas went on an outside bench yesterday and I moved stuff around but I still don't have near enough room inside to even start the petunias,vinca and impatiens...DAG!

Tomatoes,peppers and herbs are ready to start going outside for short periods each day until they're ready(and weather is ready)for those to go to the greenhouse.
BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

March 5, 2010
5:28 AM

Post #7605877

Sounds like yer too big fer yer britches over thar!

Oh, I will not show you the seed I got stashed! You would faint and then I would have to come over thar and wheelbarr ya to the dung heap!

Yano, yer x-rateds came yesterday! THUD!










ROTFLMBBO! X2!
bigred
Ashdown, AR
(Zone 8a)

March 5, 2010
5:36 AM

Post #7605890

Well,that package must have took the scenic route...LOL. Don't say I never gave ya anything.*BEG*
BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

March 5, 2010
6:01 AM

Post #7605939

Awww heck.. take a peak, this ois only part of my stash...



Scenic route my duff.. the postmaster ate it!

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bigred
Ashdown, AR
(Zone 8a)

March 6, 2010
4:14 AM

Post #7608059

well,I only showed you my bag of annuals. My seed frig is not quite that organized.
BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

March 6, 2010
9:28 AM

Post #7608551

Well thems the annuals.. I got a bunch of perannimals too.
bigred
Ashdown, AR
(Zone 8a)

March 7, 2010
4:32 AM

Post #7610211

Are you trying one up me?*G*

Happy Birthday too ME...Happy Birthday to ME...Happy Birthday Dear Peggy...Happy Birthday too ME! Hey? What am I so happy about? I'm another year older? Grump!
BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

March 7, 2010
4:58 AM

Post #7610243

yer alive?

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bigred
Ashdown, AR
(Zone 8a)

March 8, 2010
3:32 AM

Post #7612386

and kicking
BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

March 8, 2010
4:38 AM

Post #7612455

HAAAAPY OLDNESS TO YUUU! HAPPY OLDNESS TO YOU!

YOU smell like a donkey and belong in a ZOOOOOO! LOL!

HE-YAWWWWW!










Gotta get my kicks yano!

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bigred
Ashdown, AR
(Zone 8a)

March 8, 2010
5:32 AM

Post #7612537

Ha-Ha! You so funny.
BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

March 8, 2010
6:52 AM

Post #7612724

Well, E-veal twin... what can I say!
BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

March 8, 2010
7:47 AM

Post #7612863

See here too you old whupper sniper... look what yer cake did to the world. Dang girl.. remind me to bring a far hose to the next main event ok! Dang, I thought I would never find my way to the GPS this morning after torching, ummmm I mean liting yer candles!

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bigred
Ashdown, AR
(Zone 8a)

March 9, 2010
3:00 AM

Post #7615070

PHFFFTTTT!
xxxx$xxxxxx$;>)#)
BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

March 9, 2010
4:32 AM

Post #7615161

Hehehehehe!

Well the fog, er I mean the smoke has finally lifted! Found my trusty rain gauge. Poked that in its stand.

Gotta prune some trees and start some willers.

Your varagaited sunroses are looking good now too.

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bigred
Ashdown, AR
(Zone 8a)

March 9, 2010
4:39 AM

Post #7615179

depends on how dry we are when I get back from exercise class on what I do today. Ponies arrived yesterday so let the seed sowing commence!
BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

March 9, 2010
4:44 AM

Post #7615187

Ma spring bulbs are poking...

Guess Im gonna gather some sticks and far wood today. Did the last of the burnt offerings yesterday so need to stoak the pit again.

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bigred
Ashdown, AR
(Zone 8a)

March 9, 2010
6:07 AM

Post #7615402

I gotta take a pix of this creeping veronica that's in full bloom right now...it's gore-G-us
BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

March 9, 2010
8:34 AM

Post #7615809

Well, hurry back, im taking out the garbage. Be about the only think I can do in the GPS today. Make a wee bit of room for whenit warms up more.

Been thinking on uncovering the roses.
bigred
Ashdown, AR
(Zone 8a)

March 10, 2010
2:51 AM

Post #7617919

I went to take that picture but they weren't open. Shooting for picture taking today...giant crocus have been open and there's a cute little hoop skirt jonquil/daffodil on the verge of opening.All the Tete'Tetes and Jetfire are open.

Gotta clean my new iris bed and plant some pansies or violas at their feet...mow...rake...weed...play in the dirt before that rain moves in. Doesn't look like rain this am...sky clear,stars twinkling but we have that "wait a minute" weather so it could change at any time now...hope it misses us though.
BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

March 10, 2010
6:35 AM

Post #7618341

Awwww man, no bulbs open here.

I found my hand claw to clean off the strawberries, but now I need my hand shovel..

I have one iris in a pot, need to kick it out to the patio.

Need to sow the pansys

do chicken poo

im dodging raindrips...its hazy, warm and dripping. Sun is trying to poke through tho.

Have you done any verbena borenensis this year? If you got some I would be intersted
bigred
Ashdown, AR
(Zone 8a)

March 11, 2010
4:13 AM

Post #7620616

finally got a picture of the creeping veronica but picture does not show the true BRILLIANT blue the blooms are. I just planted it last year from a deep 4" perennial pot and it has grown to apx. 12"x18-24" and just smothered in blooms.

I generally like to take pictures on cloudy days so I don't get glare off the lighter colors and colors are richer but the veronica doesn't open on cloudy days.

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BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

March 11, 2010
5:39 AM

Post #7620718

Very nice! Got rain today and puters been glitchen. Just what I need is a dang lightning storm. You know how I attract lightning.
bigred
Ashdown, AR
(Zone 8a)

March 11, 2010
6:42 AM

Post #7620848

Your electric personality
BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

March 11, 2010
9:36 AM

Post #7621249

Yeah, on a short circuit! If ya dont hear from me yano what happened.
BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

April 15, 2010
4:56 PM

Post #7708436

Well, yuno what happened.. but anyway, Im baaaaack!

Sowed 4/13/10->> Direct in garden

Cleome
Bachelor buttons
Zinnias
calendula
Sweet williams
petunias
marigolds
allysum
bigred
Ashdown, AR
(Zone 8a)

April 17, 2010
3:07 AM

Post #7711933

I just got my vinca and impatiens sown...and a few others I can't remember
BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

April 17, 2010
5:48 AM

Post #7712124

Well, I got the onions, beets, radish and lettuce in 4/16/10.. need to find my snaps.

Working ont he rest of the annuals.. just decided to sprinkle them all in the 150 bed. Then all the cutters will be in one spot cept for the clocks. Have not decided whar to put them.

I think I have :
GYP
gomphrena and probably a few others yet.

No sign of loofa sprouts...been chilly so maybe in a week or so

Mt sweet peas fizzled.

The mums I put in last fall all but a few died. Owell, dint really expect them to make it.

Need to get out and motavate.
BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

April 17, 2010
11:18 AM

Post #7712804

Sowed some magenta gomphrena to the cutting bed...need to do the whote and purple ones
bigred
Ashdown, AR
(Zone 8a)

April 18, 2010
6:46 AM

Post #7714810

Just sowed gompherna Fireworks 2 days ago and it's already up
BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

April 19, 2010
5:37 AM

Post #7717427

Grrr... got a frost!
gardengus
Flora, IN
(Zone 5a)

April 19, 2010
5:39 AM

Post #7717433

Hi , again
I have been lurking
Just wanted you to know I really like the GPS
IT helps me to know when to plant things when I see someone in the same zone doing the garden thing.:-)
This has inspired me to do a garden journal (of sorts)
called Life in the garden.
Just wanted you to know YOU are the source of inspiration.
Thanks
Cinda

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gardengus
Flora, IN
(Zone 5a)

April 19, 2010
5:40 AM

Post #7717435

PS. Frost here this AM too.
BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

April 19, 2010
10:06 AM

Post #7718245

Hi Gus, sorry I have not been updating it regular...been having some health issues so I have been doing what I can. Things just have not been back to normal yet. Course at our house nothing is normal. You would think I would be used to that! LOL!

Anyway, glad to hear from you!

I am happy to hear that it makes a difference in someone life!

Now mind you, I dont make rocket science out of gardening. That takes all the fun out of it, but we do have fun. I fopr one am happy when someone can hone in though and say hey looky here, heres an idea.. give it a go!

That thatr is an awesome butterfly pic my dear!

Keep us posted on what your up to here too!

gardengus
Flora, IN
(Zone 5a)

April 19, 2010
6:04 PM

Post #7719434

I still have Dave's as my home page and hang out in the herbs and cottage garden forums ...but who has time in the spring to do much else. This extra hot April has me running around trying to catch up everything is on fast forward.We look to be 2 weeks earl here.
I for one am glad it cooled down...don't like frost but cooler days are easier to work in.

The picture is my son's creation , it is my avatar on the other site.
BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

April 20, 2010
4:54 PM

Post #7722150

Well, that is waaay coool! Good job.

Catchup.. that seems to be the story of the days of our lives...

My loofa germed today! YEAH!
BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

April 25, 2010
6:01 PM

Post #7736749

Well, did some coleus, impatien, hypoestes, spirea cuttings. Cleaned out the baby sunroses to the porch.

Put the spider plants back on the front porch...gonna try that again.. hoping it does not get so cold like before.

Updated a few of my lists.

Watered indoors, rained about an inch outdoors.

Need to plant a few more veggies.
BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

April 27, 2010
5:10 PM

Post #7743341

Sowed some zukinees!
gardengus
Flora, IN
(Zone 5a)

April 27, 2010
6:08 PM

Post #7743530

Are you ready for a frost?

Predictions for tonight and tomorrow night.
Lucky I have a ton of extra large black pots and most things are still small.
I put remay over my peonys they are showing color already .
BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

April 27, 2010
8:48 PM

Post #7743996

Awwww crap! (Can I say that on the air???!)
BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

April 28, 2010
4:07 AM

Post #7744415

Gus, we got the frost...it looked wide spread.. hows bayou?
gardengus
Flora, IN
(Zone 5a)

April 28, 2010
4:27 AM

Post #7744442

Yep lots of white here , won't know if there is damage till it burns off.

Had bad dreams about mushy plants last night ( I am weird that way)
gardengus
Flora, IN
(Zone 5a)

April 28, 2010
4:40 AM

Post #7744468

Just in from looking ...looks bad...lilies were up too high to cover and now they are drooping.
Some iris were blooming already and others were showing ..can't tell how they will do??
gardengus
Flora, IN
(Zone 5a)

April 28, 2010
4:57 AM

Post #7744509

Went out to hose things off ...hose froze...not good

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BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

April 28, 2010
5:35 AM

Post #7744578

When it frosts,the best time to hose is before sun up...hate to tell you that my friend, but I learned that the hard way too.

About all I am worried on is my taters.. what is is...will know later.
BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

April 30, 2010
8:35 PM

Post #7753031

Well, I broke down and got some pepper plants, tomaotes and some cucumber starters from Leo...I have seed starting, but the germ looked poor, then I lost my hothouse climber maters seed to the mice. UGH!
bigred
Ashdown, AR
(Zone 8a)

May 1, 2010
3:50 AM

Post #7753494

Popping in to say "Hi" before I'm off to farmers market.

Here's some color for those of you not yet getting full effects of spring.

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BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

May 1, 2010
5:13 AM

Post #7753606

PURDY!!

Lurking out the GPS door... my lilacs...they were awesome this year!

Had some stiff winds these last few days...

Grannie sent me some Reserection lilies and some liriope. Need to pot those up

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BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

May 4, 2010
6:26 AM

Post #7762773

Put the rest of the gomphrena seed to the cutting garden.
bigred
Ashdown, AR
(Zone 8a)

May 5, 2010
3:52 AM

Post #7765556

Iris Minnesota Mixed-up Kid

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BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

May 5, 2010
4:05 AM

Post #7765567

GIIMME! LOL! Very nice red...

Just getting out to the GPS... need to water. some of my stuff looks puny.

Loofas are looking great.. just gotta prepare the bed yet for them.

I have some pansys I gotta dig.. dang bunies are having a field day. Jeez, with everything to eat here, they gotta pick on a pansy.

Dont know what I will get done here today.
bigred
Ashdown, AR
(Zone 8a)

May 5, 2010
4:39 AM

Post #7765615

speaking of pansies...Velour Frosted Chocolate...I am NOT impressed

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BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

May 5, 2010
4:44 AM

Post #7765623

LOL! Yeah, give it to the bunnies red... its not to impressive!

Heres impressive!

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BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

May 5, 2010
4:50 AM

Post #7765632

Well, ok, maybe not, but...

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BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

May 5, 2010
4:54 AM

Post #7765641

Eh, she needs a pruning.. c'mon up and we shear her!

Speaking of shears.. this one had a run in with the mwaur...bless his sorry soul. I ruin more snakes that way... cant help it, grass long.

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bigred
Ashdown, AR
(Zone 8a)

May 6, 2010
4:13 AM

Post #7768670

On that poor lil baby! Now had it been a poisnous snake I would have cheered.


Peony that just finished blooming

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BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

May 6, 2010
4:25 AM

Post #7768684

Well, that poor babys relatives better get out of the grass Ima mowing. I cant help but hit them if they are slower than the speed Im a racing at. I ruin more snakes that way, but then my grass is over a foot tall.

Heres a hybrid for ya.. All my violas were blue.. this one jumped color in the seed.

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BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

May 6, 2010
6:53 AM

Post #7768997

My peoknees are just starting to bud. They look puny this year... time will tell.

The iris are starting to bloom.

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BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

May 6, 2010
7:05 AM

Post #7769019

purple...looks blue in the pic, butit is in real life PURPLE

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bigred
Ashdown, AR
(Zone 8a)

May 7, 2010
4:27 AM

Post #7771445

Another disappointment. That new foxglove seed vendors were raving about Candy Mountain. I planted out 4"seedlings last fall and 1 gal. blooming plants in April and this is the best they've done. Certainly NOT what the catalogs pictured.Mark them off my list of foxgloves for my yard again

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bigred
Ashdown, AR
(Zone 8a)

May 7, 2010
4:33 AM

Post #7771454

now this is more like it...Elsie Kelsey(white) and NOID set out as 4"seedlings last year same time as 4" Candy Mt. Both are 3 1/2 to 4 Ft. tall were as C.Mt only a foot to foot and half tall at best

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BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

May 7, 2010
8:49 AM

Post #7772062

saw some awesome foxgloves at Leos, but HOLY KRIPES.. not paying that for them... $14.95 was a wee bit outrageous.

Just put my four o clock seed to the cutting garden.. what comes comes. I might be sorry I did that.. owell...

Hope I can get the maters, cukes, loofs, peppers and begonias to a bigger por before Tuesday.
bigred
Ashdown, AR
(Zone 8a)

May 8, 2010
1:31 AM

Post #7774435

$14.95!!!!!!! Geesh,were they made of gold? I generally only do foxgloves in 4" @ $2.50-$3.00 a pot for market. I don't like to do any biennals in 1 gallons already in bloom.
BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

May 8, 2010
11:11 AM

Post #7775404

No, one gallons three foot tall... still not doing that.. no way, out of budgie.
bigred
Ashdown, AR
(Zone 8a)

May 10, 2010
4:10 AM

Post #7779404

That's outrageous! I'll have to send you some fox seeds when they're ready.

My green foxgloves are blooming and cute as a button but so far all pictures have been crappy.

Ooops! Found a picture but I think this my be d.lantana Cafe Cream

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BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

May 10, 2010
7:35 AM

Post #7779941

Ye-ah it tis...


Well anyway, its sunny today.. dare I move my vegs back to the GPS? We dint get the frost that was talked up on but it did get bloody cold.

Im losing coleus left and right and my impatiens cuttings bit it to.. Hopefully Iwill save enough plants to make more cuttings later, but Im up aganst a tough schedule in just to water lately. My new coleus seedlings are doing ok, just the old parent plants from last year are starting to die.

Gardening this year has been a real challenge.

I should be sending you your varigaters in the next few weeks.. just waiting on the postage...moneys tight right now, but its comeing... not just when you want it though!
Will let ya know when its mailed though.




bigred
Ashdown, AR
(Zone 8a)

May 11, 2010
10:26 AM

Post #7783636

don't worry about it...someone sent some unrooted cuttings as a bonus in a trade.
BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

May 11, 2010
12:23 PM

Post #7783918

yer still getting a package from me.. got other thangs in it. Gauranteed you will like it.
BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

May 15, 2010
1:25 PM

Post #7795282

ok, this is enough to make ya a-hem...I stoped at Al's to sniff...

The delphinuims - $17@
The pakls in a flat... $2.69
a flat of annuals...$21.52

A four inch pot of perennials...$3.69
ANd the pastee- re-sistence - $40 for ahaning basket..

Misc. Name brands well Im not gonna go there.. ya'll faint.

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BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

May 15, 2010
5:14 PM

Post #7795767

Rainbows...and rainbows of color that place...Just where is the pot o gold to buy anything!?

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BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

May 15, 2010
5:20 PM

Post #7795773

Foxgloves, same price as the delphs...not gonna happen here...

Im on a diet, can only afford the eye candy!

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bigred
Ashdown, AR
(Zone 8a)

May 16, 2010
4:18 AM

Post #7796713

Ya gotta be freaking kidding me! I have foxglove Anne Redzsky(sp?) in 4 inch deep perennial pots for only $3.00!!! I won't sell biennals in one gallon in full bloom.

People around here sqawk at $14.00 for a huge 2 gallon hydrangea in full bloom...but they'll go to a fancy garden center in next big town over and give $18.00 for an 8" pot with 4 stems. I just tell these folks"Bye,sorry I couldn't help you"
BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

May 16, 2010
4:40 AM

Post #7796735

Well, this place is up north .. I got to be wondering what the heck those people do for a living, because if you charged a third of what they were asking they would say bye bye down here. Key-ripes!

Like I said, its eye candy for me, I wont pay that. Bad enough I paid what I did for veggies this year.. but had no choice if I wanted them since Im having a rough go taking care of things this year.

I just cannot understand the price flucuation... but then we live in povertyville here and even the lower prices are sky high.

I wonder how much they end up dumping...
bigred
Ashdown, AR
(Zone 8a)

May 16, 2010
10:12 AM

Post #7797514

I've done very well with my oddball annuals this year so far. Hot Chocolate and Chocolate Smoke nicotiana were selling w/o blooms last week and really well this week in bloom. Lonas aka yellow ageratum is moving well w/o blooms also. Dianthus in bloom..not so good,not even the yellow ones. One gallon red penstemons and variegated joe pyeweed doing good but not the red potentilla. I never know from year to year what will sell and what will just sit.

I'm pushing gompherna,coleus,impatiens,vinca and livingstone daisy to take next Sat. Herb sales are still good...sold out so far on basils and dill.Re-sowed some more dill to come out in time for veggie vendors cucumber stock that should be coming good in a couple weeks. Lavender was fairly good size so they did ok. Lot of folks lost their rosemarys this past winter due to teen tempts so I'm hoping my big ones will be ready for next Sat.
BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

May 16, 2010
4:48 PM

Post #7798687

Sounds like a plan to me!

Coming home today I passed the local hardware... $1.99 on hanging baskets.. now go figure. Granted, not as nice as the $40 ones at Al's but throw some fertilizer in them and they would be!...Them biguns up at Al's.. be on the waining side by the time you get them home youd have ta prune them...

Just like those foxgloves.. shoot, that big in the store...you get them home and they start going down hill.. I would be afraid to repot and lose the seed value on them suckers.

Same on the delphs. But oh so pretty.
BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

May 17, 2010
8:05 AM

Post #7800331

raining
BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

June 1, 2010
3:32 AM

Post #7847810

Foggy today. I hope I can get to the thistles before they get to me. I need to bump up my veggies and get the garden area ready for those. Gawd am I behind.
bigred
Ashdown, AR
(Zone 8a)

June 2, 2010
2:43 AM

Post #7850936

spent the day,weeding and getting part of my summer annuals planted...about 3-4 weeks behind schedule...oh yeah and dragging sprinklers around all day...already. I think we're in for a hot dry summer w/ our first 100% this coming Sun.

Time for the daylilies to shine.

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BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

June 2, 2010
5:32 AM

Post #7851173

Thats gorgeous.. here is one of my hybs.. Gotta be a Stella cross.

Yours looks very much like Dominic

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bigred
Ashdown, AR
(Zone 8a)

June 2, 2010
8:35 AM

Post #7851695

yes it is and that's is a purdy one
BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

June 2, 2010
12:54 PM

Post #7852480

Its more yellerorange than that pic says. I think the pi is showing it to be to peachy.

For some reason I m having trouble with my purples and yellows

My tea rose was purdy...

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BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

June 3, 2010
5:09 AM

Post #7854304

Heres Stella again.. cant say the color in this pic is true...I have tried numerous lightings from trying to soot on a cloudy day to sun and still the color of this yellow does not come true for me in the pic.

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BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

June 3, 2010
5:13 AM

Post #7854311

Pink yarrow color is faded

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BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

June 3, 2010
5:28 AM

Post #7854363

Names spelling escapes me... primrose...ontherea (sp)

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BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

June 3, 2010
5:33 AM

Post #7854383

This is Sweetie Face, now her color is true. Nice straight up yellow.

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BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

June 3, 2010
5:37 AM

Post #7854391

Ok, here is that same yarrow above, but better color, but the photo is not as clear.

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BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

June 3, 2010
5:40 AM

Post #7854405

Ok, this mess.. the dark solid leaves are lily of the valley and the hosta I beleive is Golden Tiara

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BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

June 3, 2010
5:45 AM

Post #7854420

Baby columbines... gimme whatchagot! Wayward home for columbine seeds!

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BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

June 3, 2010
7:03 AM

Post #7854657

Well, I think I better open a new GPS thread.. this one is getting long!

THE GPS - #10 coming up soon!
BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

June 3, 2010
8:20 AM

Post #7854883

Alley- kaZAAAAAM~

Going here guys...

http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/t/1103915/

But I gotta warn ya the place is a ROY - YELL mess...through and through, inside and out.

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