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Good morning all - yippee, a day off! well sorta anyway, at least I don't have to drive today!! I am off until Wednesday, the guys are going to Tulsa Monday and Tuesday and I don't get to go. No body seems to want to have to keep track of me in the big truck in the "big city". Traffic gets really bad and Mike is afraid I will run over someone, oh well, gives me time to get some things in the mail!
It is gonna be nice here today, up into the 50's so I am going to tackle the henbit again today. I may get that crap killed off one of these days. Man that stuff is tough!!
I started some seeds last night but am kinda worried about them. I put them in egg cartons so I can easily transplant them later, used Miracle Grow seed starting mix and sprayed them with my water bottle. The problem is, the water just sat there on top of the starting mix. I don't know if it ever soaked in or not. Did I do something wrong or is this just the way the soil acts? It is really dry in the bag, not like potting soil that stays moist. If you can think of something I should do different, let me know - I want to grow something!!
Off to the coffee pot and then to the laundry room - luck me!!!
Silver Mound Artesima I love that one...
Enid water the soil before you use it, I always mix my miricle grow soil with perlite , vermiculite and peat...in something big then water it, honest!! Big trash can works.
I use egg cartons to start things too Enid. I use the top as a tray and poke holes in the egg cups. When I need to water I put water in the tray set the egg cup part in there and it soaks up through the holes. Since you've already planted, the bottom watering would be best. If you didn't poke holes then, use a wooden skewer and gently punch through.
I too water my soil before using it. Or I put dry soil in pots and set the pots in a tray of water. When you come back later the soil is wet and ready to go. I've had my share of floating water on peat.
How about African Mask for a black? Or Black bat flower, or Black Ruffles EE, or Summer chocolate mimosa. Sounds good enough to eat doesn't it.
I can't believe I found you guys. I'm always getting lost though.
I just went to check on Sonja and her arm was much better, not red but still swelled some. Al least she wasn't crying and could move it some. She couldn't even wiggle her fingers before today, I guess the swelling in the muscle.
Since they live in the country not city limits, they really don't enforce any laws unless it's a big shot rich person. They came out and put a metal cage out there but no dog is stupid enough to walk into a rusty cage.
My son went to the place where the dog lives and told them to chain the dog and they said they are scared of it too because it growled at them. They said they can't catch it, that was before it bit her. He told them if it came back he would kill it, but he wasn't there when this happened. It sneaks around and from what they said it is pregnant now. So it's probably looking for food to keep from starving.
But never fear, I know mr. smith and wesson personally and they are watching for it to come back. Heck they are riding around looking for it. :o)
Raining here since morning but weather people said it wasn't going to rain till late tonight. Jee e s e- lots they know.
I'm loving all the colors you guys. Thought you were nuts for a while theye, but now makes sense- OMG I sound like you guys!;o)
Donkey poo Green is a good earthy color..
Mekos Star feel off a ladder working on her hoop house and got hurt.
so many people getting hurt. I'm glad your g'daugter is better. Tell your son to throw a hunk of meat in that cage and maybe she will go in it. Just stay out of the way when the door drops. We caught a dog that way one time. You couldn't get close to it.
Jan so glad to hear your grandaughter is doing better.
Went shopping today and got more yarn now about ready to start working on my Cancer Ribbon design on the computer. Still haven't picked a background think I'll wait until I pick out what color ribbons I'm going to use.
Still trying to pick out what seeds I want to sow now gee it's hard to choose with so many seeds on hand.
Thanks arejay! That helps me some - I still don't know if I should plant the dang lettuce seeds in February or not - I am assuming not but I don't know that sowing in February is a great idea either! Once again, I don't know what to do - guess we will wait and see when the "urge" hits me - that's when I will plant. LOL
Hope everyone has a great day today - supposed to be warmish here today - yippee - I can go outside. Maybe I will get the leaf blower/mulcher out today and clean up the yard a bit - we have tons of leaves!! Can I use them in the bottom of large containers for "bulk". I doubt I need as much soil in some of my rims as they will hold - they are 22 1/2" tall - what do you think? I sure hate to buy that much potting mix if I don't have to.
Hello everyone...Hope you all are well.. I love your colors.. all showing vivid imaginations...Hope you GD continues to improve Mekos, such a terrible trauma...I'd be scared of dog forever after something like that...Poor Ella.. she has lots of misadventures...she must be like me and have 2 left piggy feet!!
Lori, You got any foam peanuts o foam laying around. Anything light yet takes up space. Empty 20 0z. soda bottles. Throw them in bottom of pot to take up space. That will work better than leaves. The leaves will break down and you will hav e to add more soil.
RIMS as in truck rims or hubs. I have a couple of old truck hubs that I got flowers in. Hope this helps.
Honey, you just be careful, don't want any more members being hurt.
Love you all
Charleen, Charley and the longears...☺
Football today! LOL Enid save those leaves for lasagna beds. Put them in big garbage bags and let them sit until you need them. We'll help you make your beds the easy way with the lasagna technique. No weeds, no tilling etc. When you decide where you want to put them we'll walk you through the steps. EASY Mechelle built one every weekend this summer I think.
If you plant lettuce in Feb. you'll need to cover them. I grew up in Ky and they started things in Feb. outside in cold frames with the tobacco. Never planted spring crops that early. It snowed and sleeted in in March lots of years. Think about Easter egg hunts. Do you need a jacket? You can always plant 1/4 in Feb. 1/4 in March etc. That way you'll know next year for sure and if you're lucky you'll have fresh lettuce the whole time. :)
Soda cans are a good idea RRM. I may do that this year myself. Peanuts are hard to sort at the end of the year and pinecones are sticky. :)
Is it too early (or too late) to start a lasagna bed now? I know I read about them somewhere - I have newspapers and/or cardboard and leaves. Oh, and a have my very own poop making machine - however, human waste in my veggies sounds pretty gross. I swear that grandson of mine can poop more than any baby I have ever seen! I should have bought stock in pampers this year.
Are you talking about pop cans - the aluminum ones?? Heaven forbid I use pop cans for gardening - those are like gold to some folks around here. (DH keeps them - one here, six over there, two behind his seat...but we can't throw them away.)
How about old semi parts for "bulk"? That would work if they are clean don't you think? I am sure the plant roots wouldn't be too fond of diesel fuel or grease.
The semi rims look like this - they are 22.5 inches tall and it is probably 7' around. This is where I am going to plant my black eyed susan vine. The bell thing I bought somewhere, the pot stand is from the pot DH broke last year mowing. The one my BF had given me for my BDay - great big strawberry pot, (goes outside weeping in sorrow for the lost pot)
I love that bell with the rim! That will look wonderful!
You can start lasagna beds anytime. Including in your rims. You can plant right in the bed even though it's not broken down yet. I'm working on mine now for the goth area. Lay your paper, then go a layer of green, a layer of brown etc.. Green can be scraps from the kitchen, pine tree needles, or starbuck coffee grounds, lots of nitrogen there and they give them away free. Hard to find enough green this time of year. Then go back to brown, leaves, potting soil, dry pine needles. What ever you can find.
You can make yard art with the semi parts! LOL Can you get semi rims somewhere cheap? Looks like the perfect size for a bog garden!
Lori, I found you a toad house to make. http://www.timpyworks.com/pamphlets/hypertufa-201/201.html
Don't those truckdrivers you have drink anything out of bottles. Plastic bottle , put the lid back on and toss in the bottom of your large flower pot til it's about a third full. Then pour in the dirt.
I have four truck rims. I use them for flower pots. got any rocks? You can put those in their too.
Ok, duh, once again you guys know I am not so bright. Plastic bottles - wow, who'd a thunk..?
Nope, no rocks!
Seray - check with your local tire dealership (the big truck section of course). Ask any trucker around town, they can tell you where to go. I gave my little tire guy a 12 pack of Bud and took home 10 rims. They are VERY heavy so be sure you have help (DH loads them by himself but he ain't real bright either!)
They are made of cast so they should last forever in the garden. The tire shop sells them for scrap metal price when they get a pile of them. If you ask nice, I bet they would let you have one or two - if for no other reason than they have a "story" for the next week or so. You know.. the typical redneck story..."You ain't gonna believe this s#$%!! ( all good redneck storys start out that way) There was this old lady in here today; y'all ain't never gonna believe what she wanted either! She wanted one of them old semi rims over there in the scrap barrel - shoot I loaded it up for her - that woman's crazy - how in the #$% does she think she is gonna fill that thing with plants??!
The crazy old lady grins as she get back in her truck - knowing a little elbow grease and paint and she's got herself a mighty fine planter!
The rims are damaged (truck drivers can do a number on anything!) LOL. Anyway, they ain't good for nothin' but plantin' in!.
Good luck - just remeber them tire boys don't see many women - if you took cookies -they'd probably follow you home!
Hmmmm Enid that deep a rim could probably support a rose bush don't you think? Sure save digging the recommended size hole for the bush.
Speaking of lasagna beds I just cleaned the chicken coop out of manure and dumped it on my bed this past week. Now I want to know is snow a brown or a green?
Some people do use aluminum cans but it would take more.
I think you do great lori. We all have those days. Mindy, they would fit and you may have to keep them watered pretty good til you get it growing. I have mums in one of mine.
Cookies I can do and there's a truck garage near by. Thanks a bunch. I'll see what I can come up with.
Loca what was the name of the trading group? Free something. It was like craigslist only it was come get it and you can have it sort of thing. National with local chapters. I signed up and forgot the name. LOL Old.
Morning everyone. Great day today. Sunshine is beaming this morning and got a great night sleep lat night. For this new year to have started out an such a crappy note, it sure turning around fast. So warm outside, I'm going now to my son's to take him to the store and DIL to work so back later. Have a good day everyone! Enjoy the sunshine while we can. And SMILE, it's contageous!
Hello everyone.. Beautiful sunshine filled day here too.. I have some bulbs I'm dying to get planted wish the ground would dry up a lil more, so I dont have to plant them in mud...I guess I will get outside and build something to hold all these containers im WS seeds into, so the slugs dont eat them before I can get the lil sprouts planted...I got twenty different seed varieties ws'ed yesterday and more to come.. Hope you all have a great day.. Trish
The ones I havein my bogs look good. I went to Lowes and got me the most beautiful little pitcher plant. Has three little VASES. I am so happy. Got the small size, also got a Sundew and a Cobra lily. Lordy, i hope they love it here. I am glad Spring isn't that far away.
March 20th is almost here...so every one perk up...at least all you northerners! I am counting the days...and marking them on my calendar...so I can look at the half full glass instead of the half empty pitcher! lol (60 days and counting down)
Warm days like today, make it hard not to get over anxious...I feel like planting some flowers...I have some lil feverfews growing in a pot under a chair on the deck.. I received them after it was to cold to be trading plants lol... They are doing ok tho ...A lil brown but they are still making it... I pulled the pine straw back on some of the irises on the edge of my garden(far as I can get) They saw alot of water this year, to be babies... Couple had some new green, one didnt look so good...
These warm days we are having will give them a jump start growing and before you know it, zap the cold blizzards will blow in and zap them. It's just a false sense of security and will go away soon. Watch out.Been so warm today here, it was in the upper 50's and sooooo sunny.I been out in it all day and wish spring had sprung already but I know it's just getting ready to pull the rug out again soon.
We went and got some hay for the longears, had to pull it down there with tractor. If we had used truck it would have got STUCK.It doesn't take much for that truck. But it was in the hi 50's lo 60's. A beautiful day but too wet to do anything.
Hi all - I have been outside ALL day - it was great. Raked leaves...
Got a question, I cut back the purple verbena today and wonder if I can throw some mulch on top of it. Will it come on back up through the mulch or do I have to mulch around it? It is in with my knockout roses and I would sure like to put some mulch down, I have that red stuff around everything else so kinda want everything to look the same.
Baby will be home from his visit with mother soon - back later if I can.
Good Morning to you all. Beautiful day here. Got some poor little succulents tucked into sand with their new little rootone diapers on, hope they make roots. Got a suculent dish yesterday and when I got home had pieces in botom of bag. they broke off and no, I wasn't driving Hubby was lol. Still want to plant some seeds later on today. No Bat babies yet. No seedlings sprouting in Aquarium either but not giving up. Wonderful day.
lol Jar..You farm on FB for now, but wont be long you can get hand dirty for real..Almost time for cool weather veggies...Beautiful day here today .. Over cast skies tho with preditions of more rain..I dont know what I am going to do today but I need to find something to do outside.. Its way to pretty to be in the house all day... I saw my neighbor had some pine straw that needed sweeping.. Maybe I'll go do that..I need to it to go between my rows of irises this summer to keep grass down, other wise DH run that big tiller thru there and dig up my bulbs.. Any of you ever used poast herbicide before? A guy told me the other night he uses it between his iris, he has a green house but I dont know.. My DH hates to see grass growing and I planted lots of iries last year it may be something im willing to use.I'd rather fill in the middles with annuals.. .Here what the first 2 rows looked like.. Ive added another row of irises and a row of daylilies... Any suggestions for type of annnual to grow between them, something that comes back yet doesnt compete with the iries for to much space?
Morning All - We're enjoying a nice quiet winter here, just a dusting of snow last night. Wifey has the stomach bug and off from school today so I get to cook for a while. Well, I cook most of the time anyway so that isn't such a big thing for me, will probably do some laundry, too. I'll tend to her and also take some time to sort through my seeds for Spring.
Okay, everybody knows I'm a sunflower fan, so I'm packaging up three different types this year for those who want to try:
Small Black Seeded - short 2'-3' stems with 4" flowers
Large Black Seeded - larger 6' 7' stems with 10" flowers
Gray Stripe Mammoth Russian - huge 8' stems with 12" flowers
I have plenty to share, contact my D-Mail if you want if you want to try some in your garden. I'll let you ladies in on this first, anything left over I'll send to Arejay's newbies.
I bet they will take root...I bought some type of ground cover at walmart last year (noid) sedum of some sort im assuming.. I potted it up and set it aside really not paying any attention to it..It sat out during freeze..I walked by it yesterday while out piddling in the yard.. It had the prettiest red color all over...Guess im going to move it around somewhere I can appreciate it ...Now that I've abused it I guess I'll try to take care of it..
Hi Al, sorry about the wife being sick. That is no fun. I love the sunflowers. You have some beauties, that is for sure.
Suppose to be 65 here today and it is started out right. Soooo nice this morning with sun shine already warming everything.
I just hope my babies don't poke their little green heads up too soon because of this weird warm spring feeling weather and then get zapped by winter's cold blast from the past again.
Soooo not fun!
Fixing to go out to the greenhouse since I haven't looked inside for a few days to see if anything is surviveing in there. Probably will need water on some stuff.
Later. Have a great sunny day.
Hi everyone Speedy recovery at your place AL love the sun flowers...Jar dont feel too bad has anyone mentioned even if you get it right I may type something and Spring could come tomorrow. Im date handicapped ask anyone here they will tell you with a story I am sure...Good to hear about warm weather and sunshine. I am so ready it is een too cold and snowy to winter sow here yet...Soon it has to be soon .
Sun ,Sun, Mr Golden Sun Please shine down on...Please shine down on...please shine down on
You know, That is one thing I haven't grown here is sunflowers...I think I may just try that and collect them for the birds next winter...got lots of those!
Well, I finally got brave and went into town today...first time since my doctor visit earlier this month...my kids tell me if I could order groceries online I would just so I don't have to go out in the cold...didn't have the heart to show them this link...
I just hate the cold...suffered from frostbite when I was in my teens and never was able to enjoy the winter much after that. So I bundle up and wait it out til spring...like an old bear...although my kids would like to use another "B" word for it!
im new here but i see im in good company don,t like the cold either. any form of it. i turn several shades of blue and purple. please don,t call my kids, they group therapy me all the time when you get to my age you just need help, forget about the theraphy i think i would live longer without it. im just getting over shingles had them on my face and head, acording to my kids i had thes because i don,t eat right. oh well we are not all perfect. have garden club tomorow guess i should conserve my strength and go to bed. but my cabin fever is real bad tonight i will start lookin foward to the seed you are going to send that will be fun. donnette
Hi and welcome aboard. Good to get new folks on here and new ideas to start out with.No blue or purple people hanging out here, just us red necked gardeners. Some of us like the snow, when we can get some. Some of us (and I won't call any names,) hog all the snow and keep it up in maine. *&%$#@!!
OH WELL, welcome and jump in when you have time.
Happy Day All!! Looks like half of you were up drinking tea all night - when I wake up in the night I go straight for the hard stuff!! Milk! LOL Y'all though I was gonna say something about booze didn't ya?
Been working on my lawn furniture, oiling, sanding... I have decided one of my benches needs to have some people on it - now if I can just figure out how to make them. I would kinda like to have a couple of ladies drinking tea; hats, fancy dresses, tea cups... I don't know how to make a face so guess this project will wait awhile. I need to find a couple of wigs - one brown, one blonde. Bet I can come up with something from garage sales this year.
It is 44 right now - foggy!! I am home for the rest of the week - guys going to Tulsa and don't want me along.
Well, off I go to get my day started - everyone have a wonderful day and we will chat later! Lori
Good morning, girl. 41 here and the sun is shinning and got some Moonvine seeds to plant. Hope it not to early. Poor hubby better watch where he sits, he will be surrounded by plants. Good thing he likes plants. Starting out beautiful, anyway.
Welcome, littlenettie. You will love these girls. Very helpful and wonderful people I should add we also have a couple of gentlemen who joins in our conversations too. Wonderful group.
Welcome littlenettie! We'll keep you laughing here so stick around. Nice sunny day today. Working, can only peer out the window wishing I was digging.
When I was a kid we made people Enid. Stuff clothes for the basics then you can dress them up. Panty hose, old shirts. We used a pillow case for the face tucked into the clothes. Put a wig and hat on them. Painted them up. You might do a 3D one using a plaster of paris over a mask. Or a chicken wire face with gauze soaked in paste over it. You can water proof it later once it's painted. Sounds like fun. Garden people project? LOL
I'll need coffee for that one. :) ☃ Snowman for you Mekos ✐ Poinsettia petal pencil for you Robin ♥ Hugs to the rest!
Hi littlenettie and welcome to our crazy little group!
Very wet and cool here this morning. Rained and rained and rained some more all night long. Little break today and the rain moves back in tonight through the weekend!! I'm lovin' it, but wish it would save some for the summer when we really need it - lol. My backyard was looking rather lake-like this am - lol. And I need to get into the garden to cut some greens or maybe broccoli for dinner, if I can get to it without falling on my behind in all the water/mud.
Robin - you send mekos some snow right now!! Play nice...
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Couldn't do a mule, but this will do Til I can figure something else out!!!!!!
Do you all soak Moonvine before you sow them? Getting ready to plant and have them in a cup
with some water.
Wow RRM - I know something!! You know I don't know much
Lori's way to grow Moonvine
soak over night
wrap in wet paper towel - (stick em between two sheets)
seal in zip lock bag
fill bag with air (I seal it around a straw, fill bag full of air and finish sealing)
throw bag under kitchen sink
Wait ( I can't remember how long but two months is WAY to long - not that I have ever done that)
Once the little guys sprout plant them up (I used an egg carton)
Sit them in a sunny window, don't let them dry out and plant them when they have at least two full sets of leaves.
Alright. but guess what?? I put them in those little peat pots that exspand. They are very wet, with a splash of peroxide. Will keep them wet for a day or so. I hope they make it. But if someone gives me another bunch of seeds I am going to grow them YOUR way.
Good luck with that RRM - let me know if it works - looks like a lot less typing! Did you get the ones with the tray and dome or just the loose ones?
Why peroxide? Some other voo doo garden stuff I haven't heard of??
Jump right in here littlenettie, these folks know everything!! Heck when I was just lurking I learned how to make Apple Dumplings and they were GOOOOOD!!
The peroxide in the water helps keep the water clean. It is a good voodoo, like the cinnamon. Speaking of teas Chamomile tea is a good astrigent for seeds to try to keep the dampoff away. I'll let you know if they make it or not. I have one Moonvine I brought in last winter and it has a bud on it. Now, just got to wait for it to open.
RRM your moonvine seeds should sprout like you did them. Enid two or three days under the sink will bring them out.
I soak mine overnight in warm water. Plant them up and Wa LA ( how do you spell that properly?) in a few days you'll see the first sprout of green. They will grow like crazy and the cotyledons are moon shaped. Easy seeds!
I'll send you more RRM if yours don't come out. Anyone else want a few seeds? dmail me.
The expression which means “behold!” is voila. It comes from a French expression literally meaning “look there!” In French it is spelled with a grave accent over the A, as voilà, but when it was adopted into English, it lost its accent. Such barbarous misspellings as “vwala” are even worse, caused by the reluctance of English speakers to believe that OI can represent the sound “wah,” as it usually does in French.
“Wallah” is a Hindi word for a worker, and “Walla” is half of the name of the Washington State city of Walla Walla.
Hi littlenettie welcome to the forum. Hope you al are having a nice day... Overcast wet haze in the air...I made a few more WS containers and moved a few bricks for a walkway..Tired but need to get the stepping stones down and mulch poured rain gets here...I bought some of that rubber mulch from walmart I wont plant in it but, hoping it will help stop the boys from tracking in so much dirt in the back door..Talk to you later..
Ummmm - RRM what do you use cinnamon for besides cooking?
Seary - can I have some moon vine, please please please - I have 5 seeds now but would really like some more! I was gonna buy a couple packs of commercial ones but if I don't have to... A little fairy I know said a package was sent your way today - does that make you feel quilty enough to send me seeds???
Loca - thank you very much for the vocab lesson. I have been using those words wrong for years! Not that I was planning to change my ways but it is nice to know how the words are really used.
Mindy - so you are the quilty party - those were wonderful! We had them for Thanksgiving dinner with our prime rib.
Nettie - where did you go?? Hello Nettie, come back...
Durn that Lucy!!!! Cinnamon helps with the damp-off, to keep it as a atiseptic. Something like that. Besides it smells better than dirt. lol
Walla walla means worker, worker. Wow!
Where is cue, not seen her lately???
VOILA!!!! Thanks for the education Loca. I knew I could count on you! I'll remember it because it looks like viola only spelled wrong. LOL I used to do private duty nursing for a French lady when I was young. She couldn't speak English and I couldn't speak French. We did ok after a fashion. Her SIL was a chef and it was the first time I tried truffles. With scrambled eggs of all things. Spent 8 hours in the Paris airport once and that's as close to the French culture that I've been. Guess I need to get out more. LOL
Seeds will be in the mail tomorrow Enid. You'll love the vine. Next year you can send them to Arejay! You will have a ton of seeds!!!! The vine gets big. The leaves are big and when the buds unfurl they look like soft ice cream. Smells divine.
Well Enid if you don't want to be tempted with those apple dumplings you can just throw the recipe away and forget about them.
Update on nephew...he's had a slight setback this week running a fever and they had to give him blood on acount of his leg but they say they will release him next week on the 27th. Unfortunately that's too soon for his mom to be able to care for him since he will need 24/7 care so she's decided to send him to his big sister who is going to be home all the time after Friday. He won't like it since his sister is bossy being the oldest but it's really better for him she'll make him do what he needs to. Tomorrow is his birthday and I plan to try calling him to wish him a good day.
OH they are contary with each other alright. She's the oldest he's the youngest and only boy and inherited my sister's dislike of being told what to do. There's another girl in between them but she lives further away but will boss him around too if she feels the need to just not as bad as the oldest one.
hi everyone just got back from the fall apart store, was out of food and a few things i won,t talk about. i think im gona need the list for apple dumplins.my bunch would eat the legs off the table if i would let them. i made it through garden club and kept my mouth shut thats hard for me im always afraid ill explode! oh yes i need to tell arejay i sent my env. today and a few extra stamps. don,t write much just talk on the phone alot.i have learned alot just craweling around on daves garden.now if i could just learn how to spell oh well ill be happy with the apple dumpling dish. it was beautiful here today, saw some of my bulbs were up and blooming spring can,t hide for long.im gona run down to rhe rock garden in the morning, pick that pink hyacinth bring it in and smell it all day. !!!! bonnie lu the digger dog caused this,i know she has been a checking for moles. she told me she un covered that bulb just for me. not so she never stops diging things up. its her thing wonder how many bulbs are out of the ground. dog gone dog.
Sorry girls, I've been off a couple days. My computer caught a virus, had to call in a techie friend to fix it. We're all better now.
Yes, I have lots of sunflower seeds for those who ask. Just haven't had time to get back to my D-mail list, but I've got you all covered. I'll send them out Friday when I get to the PO.
Darn it's cold here, my seeds don't even want to come out of hibernation, no matter how hard I try to germinate. It's like a miracle next month they'll sprout just fine. Maybe if I send them South they'll feel warmer. I know you girls will take good care of them. Maybe I'll come, too. LOL
Good Morning all.. STormed here most of the night... Looks like we got couple of inches of rain...The temp was almost 70 yesterday.. wow now im scared those poor lil seeds I WS are going to sprout right here in Jan...Supposed to be up around 60 rest of the week...Lol always something to worry about huh..I bet all that rained really packed those poor lil seeds down in there containers last night... ha I was tempted to bring them in like babies...I just got them all hauled outside, I guess this year will be a learning experience for sure...Ok I'm off to get the troops out of bed and off to school talk later..
Dang huney, does it do anything but rain in Arkansas? Rained here a little bit last night too - not enough though, we are dry, dry, dry!! I was out giving my poor irises a drink the other day and my neighbors looked at me like I was a crazy lady. Of course, they always think I am a little off, oh well, keeps them wondering.
I have been threatening my family with the Mrs. Edwards look. She was an old retired lady that was our neighbor in Kansas when I was little. She would wear those knee length house dresses in the yard and when she bent over to pick weeds or whatever, you could see her panties. She was not a small woman and I can remember my parents snickering. She was a mean old lady - now I know why. She didn't want anybody in her yard messin' with her plants.
The point here is, I have one of those dresses and I have been threatening to wear it while I do my yard work. The only thing I would do different for my neighbors is leave the panties off. They deserve to see my bare behind!! No one out here can mind their own business - they always want to mind mine!
What I really need is something really, really ugly to plant where the neighbors have to look at it when they look out their new picture window. That will show them!!LOL
You folks have a great day - can't wait to get my seeds seary, I will get those started right away, I even know where they are going to go!
I think you should make a Mrs. Edwards garden people Enid. Complete with the no panties look. Maybe you could have her planting a devil's walking stick. If she was thin and witchy she could go goth. LOL Keep the dress though that's a classic.
Morning all. Looks like we are going to have to send life jackets to you again Huney.
Hope your wife is getting better Al. Nice FL sunshine does wonders for winter blues. My seeds are like yours. Hate to get out of bed.
March 17th is St. Patrick's day and Savannah is the town for partying. They start spring with a bang here. You don't want to be near downtown unless you like crowds, music, kids, pork barbeque, seafood and green beer. They have special buses to haul people from the surrounding areas to the party. I'm about 30 minutes from downtown and the bus leaves every 30 minutes from Kroger. They carry the parade on the local stations. It's gossipy. "Look there's Bob riding in that Hummer! He caught the biggest bass in the tournament this year". LOL By the time they wrap it up and recover from the hangovers it's spring!!!!
Now there's a thought - stay drunk til spring. Maybe I will try that!
Seray, I don't think I should hang out with you- I think you would MAKE me cause trouble. LOL The Mrs. Edwards people for the neighbors to look at out their new big window would be a hoot! Think I will work on that. Could stuff panty hose with polyfill, make a body and bend her over - that is on my must do list.
I think I will head off to the thrift store now - bet I can gather inspiration there!
candles - I like the idea of the Mrs. Edwards person too. Seray always comes up with great ideas - lol.
huney - I think you sent your rain my way. It has been raining almost non-stop since Monday with the exception of yesterday it was sunny and 65° and just beautiful. Then last night it started again. Downpour. Not supposed to stop until the weekend and then rain moving back in by mid-week. They say we could get up to 7" of rain before it's done. We're so not used to that - flash flood warnings all over as the washes (arroyos) fill up - it's crazy stuff. Last I checked my gardens had not washed away - lol...
Just for comparison, our the average annual rainfall total at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport is 8.3 inches ...
We getting rain too. loca, off and on all day. With the sun shinning in between. It is a beautiful day 57 degrees.
Oh, Lori, you are so wonderfully Goofy. I'm with seray, maybe we all need a ms. Edwards. I'm going to do mine with my little skeletons.
Maybe I'll have one of them bending over. Got to sew them some clothes too. That should be interesting.
Went to Dr. for chck-up, I had them laughing before I left. I think they like to see me. I love to see them laugh. Whe I go in they are rather sober, but by the time I leave they are all laughing.
Oh boy, that don't sound so good. Leave it to "corporate" to mess up a good thing!! How incredibly sad for Dave - he has put his heart and soul into this site. I have a computer background (yes, believe it or not, I am college educated - I just choose not to act like it) he has to be extremely proud of his accomplishments here. This is a very well thought out site. BOOOOO to however it is that took Daves position away!!!
ok, I am new here and not sure what this really means...I thought this was a site some guy decided to start and is his own private thing...so how can someone buy it unless he offered it for sale? And if he offered it for sale, why didn't he negotiate a way to stay on and keep things running...I was going to renew my membership for the whole year but now I'm not sure what to do...You veterans know anything?
I don't think anyone really knows too much at this point besides what I read in that thread. It's all the talk on our SW forum so I'll keep you all posted. A lot of the peeps on that forum all came over from GardenWeb and have been around Dave's a long time...
I suspect everything will remain somewhat the same. The site has gotten too big for them to make bunches of changes and run everyone off. It is sad that Dave lost his pet project but we don't know what was going on in the background either. Obviously there was something in a contract somewhere that allowed the buyout.
I ain't gonna worry, I am gonna make a Mrs. Edwards and grow stuff!!
Me too. We're a big bunch of gardening fanatics and we'll probably see more ads etc.
We'll just show em our Mrs. Edwards garden people if we don't like it. LOL I may have to make me one too just in case. I'm gonna use plastic bags for stuffing that'll make her more lumpy. Marriage material. LOL
I'll have to think of another name for her. How about Mrs. Ethel? She was a little lumpy. LOL
Get a skinny pair of pantyhose to stuff and make a rump. I think Mrs. Edwards is a good non-stress project/
I got some baby Desert Rose plaNTs coming up. Yeah!! for me. 1 morning glory came up. Thinking of putting the aquarium in the container with the heating pad. Maybe it needs to be warmer.
Dave posted on another site that the new company has been talking to hima nd was upset that someone told him he had not place with them. He is in talks with them as they say they want him to stay on and have a place for him. He will keep us informed.
mekos, Dave's garden has been sold to another company. First reports were that Dave would not continue with Dave's garden. Everyone was ready to jump ship, but Dave posted a message to not panic. Things are being worked on and he has been told there will be a place for him at new company
Hehe RRM, I had one named that too. Too funny. It bonded with our big boar goat and when we gave him away, she went too. They were inseperable. Lucy the goosey. She would chase anything that threatened the goat.
I am gardening!! Actually, I am diggin up the daylilies I planted this fall. I was in a hurry and kinda sick of planting stuff when they went in the ground sooooo... their spot has to be leveled up, it looked horrible. Looked like I had been drinking Mojitos with Mekos while I was digging.LOL...
Dang Seray, Mrs. Edwards intended to send you a cherry vanilla candle - oops, maybe she will send that one later.
I'm doing tax stuff. NOT Supposed to be doing it. Mrs. Edwards did sent me a cherry vanilla candle. Smells just like cinnamon to me. I just open and sniffed. Didn't read the label. Guess I wouldn't make a good blood hound huh! LOL
I got a pkg. too!! Lori outdid herself. I don't care if she is muddy. I was afraid I was going to be when I went to feed the chickens. got to get some sand in there. Now that, would have been a yucky mess.Fell in there one other time. got my knee muddy. Better my knee than my rump what damage that might have done to my poor old washing machine...lol
I love my Candle,
Are they my what?? If you are asking if I made them, yes I did. Don't confuse me, I have been beating myself up over sending the wrong candle and I didn't send the wrong one afterall. Maybe if you are really nice to me I will send cinnamon next time!
RRM - did you find your doodad or did it get lost in transit? (That would be from my hand to the box but anything can happen around here.) You and Mekos got the "special" fish bowl candles because without you, I would have had some kind of melt down over Christmas!
Seray and Arejay got plain ole cherry vanilla candles - tell them how beautifuuuullll the "special" candles are; maybe they will send me plants, or seeds or clothes for Mrs. Edwards. LOL I got her legs stuffed today. Everytime I come in for a break, I work on her. The wind is blowing so hard out there today you can't stand to be out there more than an hour at a time!
Don't forget to show us, we want to see Ms. Edwards. I already want to copy her. Yes, I found a little Ladybug. So cute. Got her on my Aquarium with the Insect eaters. Oh, My!! Maybe I should move her. They may go into a trauma!!!I love my fishbowl. It is just beautiful.
enid this house on the way to town has a man mooning in the frount yard. its a scarecrow made with strow and pumpkins so good some people might find it offensive i thought it was good fun. his head was a pumpkin and so was his behind. oh well dont know where you would get pumpkin this time of year. wish i had a picture of it.
You could use gourds. Birdshouse gourds would make good rumps. There is a place In Fayette County that has gourd people decorations. They are really nice. They put them out in the fall. It is a nursery that used to sell retail but must have had too much so have changed over to whlesale. Can't remember the name.
is she gona be a country bumpkin,southern lady, bar maid, cow girl ,red neck, garden gal, big moma , with hat and gloves, weed puller, we can,t dike her out if we don,t know where she is from. if she is from arkansas you dont have to have shoes. i have a cotton mop head somewhere around here that doesnt fit on anything make a good head of hair.you just got to give her a personality i will be glad to send mop-hair.
You can make your own and take a pictures,
doesn't that sound like a good thing to do???
Are you going to be with us this Spring when we start our Goth, Ungoth and Friendship
gardens? You are very welcome to join us in the garden, what ever one you should chose.
Any or all???
Charley, my mule, would love to have another girl in the garden.
i don,t go very far fro home if i don,t have to. i get bad car sick. we live 5 miles from town i don,t to town if i don,t have to. sounds like fun. guess i could post pictures of my black flowers.got lots of big oak trees in the yard. have to pick and choose where to put every flower,plant ,shrub, sometimes it makes me crazy. people are bad to come by and if im not home they just take whatever they want and go. that made me mad for a while but i got to thinking thats there problem not mine.stuff seams to grow back 2 fold anyway. you come see me i have a big front porch and 3 swings thats why i don,t get alot of work done. you all have a nice evening and stay out of trouble.
Still need lots of prayers for my nephew. Turns out they were trying to send him home knowing he was really sick since Sat and only said they send him back to hospital after being told he would have to go to a nursing home until he was able to use crutches to get through doorways. (everyone's doors are too narrow for his wheelchair) He has a scab on his leg that's infected really bad and they weren't taking care of it properly until today. He has to have the surgery on his leg by Monday at the latest. His dad and oldest sister are going up there tomorrow to throw a fit on him over that because his mom's health isn't good enough for her to do it. So keep him in prayers.
Good news for today is I have 3 baby lavendar plants popped up since yesterday. From seeds I collected off my own plant no less BIG BIG SMILES .
good morning all...Littlenettie I didnt realize you were from Ar...Ha the Mrs Edwards doll idea is to cute..Cant wait to see picture.. You all are very creative.. Can you all believe I have lil green sprouts already in one of my winter sowing jugs.. my Dianthus baths pinks...Think I should spread sphagmus moss over them try to keep them dark for a lil bit longer? its way to early for them to be up I would think lol this warm weather in January gonna fool all my bulbs and flowers into thinking spring is here...
Just so everybody knows, nothing of mine has sprouted yet. Think I will pout!! Rained here last night thank goodness - we needed it!! I am headed out to do some more yard work - trying to get all my pots and stuff ready now so if spring ever gets here I will be ready to plant. Can't wait!
Worked on Mrs. Edwards a little last night - she has legs! I will post pics later.
hi all long time no see
my puter wont turn on it will go to the shop tomorrow got on a couple of times on my sons play station but typing sucks i am on my wii now so i can be on a little more plus it is on the big screen tv
well for now i am going takes too long to type see ya
Oh, and Loca, I got my seeds thank you very much!! I also found a little piece of heaven tucked inside. That made me smile three times today - once when I opened the envy and then again with each bite. (I had to gobble it up, can't sit around grinnin' all day, my family would think I was up to something)
I can't wait to get these planted! I am tossing around the idea of planting the smallest ones in a big container by my mail box. That or I can layer them along my fence line - I just don't know.
I got my Mg. swap seeds. Oh, I havesome nice ones. Got some wonderful moonvine seed. But the treasure is the George Strait Morning Glories. Oh, they are so pretty from the pic I saw. I love Geo. also got a chocolate one (MG) I never knew there was so many MG.
It is 50 here wind blowing like crazy! Supposed to get colder every day this week, lucky me!!
Mrs. Edwards met a catasrophic end last night. Seems the cats had a good time pulling the stuffing from pantyhose - back to the drawing board - guess I will have to play with Mrs. Edwards in the privacy of my candle shop.
You guys have a great day - back this evening maybe.
55 and counting Seray...anybody have a quick guide for shortening the calendar? To be honest, this is turning into a better winter than I had hoped for due to lack of ice on the roads and heaps of snow in the drive...my drive is about 1000 long and just can not shovel that much snow! ***sighs...really need to invest in a plow for the garden tractor***
Stupid question maybe, but can a kerosene heater be used to heat a small greenhouse?
We used them in FL Jar. You shouldn't have any problem.
You can also use a propane heater like they would use ice fishing. Just have to vent a little for that one. It will burn up the oxygen during the night without a vent. Kerosene heaters aren't as hot and we never had to vent.
Yep, planted them same time as the bat seed and only one black mondo come up. But I snitched it!! It was on a plant at Pike Nursery. I felt so guilty, my Momma rollin in her grave. I just know it. Ain't supposed to take anything ain't mine. Still feel guilty. But guess what else I got coming up beside the Desert Rose seed. Moonvine seed. I know I got at least three. I'm going to have a jungle in this house. Do they grow fast??? Help!!!!
Well. durn. People sometimes tell me they take a long time to grow and I wanted them to grow, but durn, they got to be more impatient than I am. These sprouted in just a few days and i didn't do anything special. I did put a little peroxide in the water, but dog gone!!!!
The moonvine grows pretty fast. Keep them in small pots until you get ready to put them out or they will stretch for the light. I may just switch the black mondo for some other ground cover. Belles experience didn't sound very promising either.
With this warm weather I'm itching to plant up. I know it's just a matter of time before it's freezing again. It's been over 70º today. I set all my EE's out and sprayed them for aphids. DH watered the GH and it took both of us to get the banana off the floor that had fallen over. Windy and we opened everything up. That's about it for my gardening today. The seed pod on the Brug is still doing well RRM. I checked on it today. We maybe very old ladies before that thing matures. LOL
Warm weather is it coming this way??? You all wont believe what I got in the mail today...Mittsy ssent a box full of new seed, Endi sent me a beautiful candle that was so nice of you to think of me Lori honestly Thank You I love it, Mary or Crabgrasscntrl sent a nice package of seeds and several newbies wrote me... I saw someone was making apple dumplings, I didnt see that recipe who's was it? You have all been busy busy what are you making ladies with pumpkin bums? Where are the pictures? Listen I have had a special request for Bat seed too does anyone have any they want to trade off? Seray I am afraid to plant my Brugs,,,THey are doing so well in the rainwater leaves everywhere the ones I have planted now that is another story one leaf on one leaf off.
They aren't going to see you til the Spring thaws. Wind blowing here too and sort of cold but not like what poor Skellogg
is getting. You better rest up after all that driving. Don't know where those girls are roaming. Been lonesome all day. I been on and off several times.
I'm checking in Enid. Glad you and Skellogg are holding down the fort.
Poly blew off our GH last night. Lights went out. Tree limbs broke off. Down right windy. :) No damage just cold wet poly to untangle. If it hadn't blown off it probably would have taken the PVC as well. LOL Still warm enough and the plants thought they had escaped from the zoo. Nice rain. Everyone had a great day of sunshine to enjoy. Myself included.
Tomorrow night 34º. *sigh* Got to cage them back up. 54 days!
Mindy best wishes for your nephew. Sounds like things are starting to get complicated for him.
Hi RRM We've been missing each other. I've been checking off and on too. LOL
Went back to check on Dave's thread. Happy to hear the latest. Looks like things are moving in a positive direction.
I didn't try to keep up after the other thread. they were getting in a rut.
Hi, girl. I think my sundew has some gnats (?) on it's tiny leaves. They are all doing good in their Aquarium. Seray, I noticed one of my neighbors has a Bradford Pear Blown over. The wind was blowing pretty good all day. The sun was shinning and so pretty. But it was quite cool. Don't like cool.
Hi Everyone. I've been on and off throughout the day just didn't post except to send Robin the apple dumpling recipe. I've joined Curves trying to get in good shape by spring so that took up part of my day.
Seray I think my nephew will be in better care from now on. His big sister quit her job and is taking over seeing to it that he gets the proper care from now on. She's already let them know she's not taking thier word for anything made them show her his leg. They keep saying he may lose it yet she says it's a nice healthy pink color except where that scab is infected no redness or anything suspicious anywhere else. My sister says they are already acting alot nicer and cooperating with her.
Would anyone be interested in a recipe for ham buns? These can be made ahead and frozen and then baked striaght from the freezer and can be put on either the reguarl size buns or the mini ones.
Today's check on my seed trays shows another lavendar up so that makes 4. Been snowing off and on all day today supposed to continue through tomorrow. Word has it that we may get some of that storm that hit TX by Thursday,. Hoping tomorrow is fairly decent as a burial is scheduled for tomorrow in one of the cementarys behind our place.
Always up for a new recipe Mindy! Glad your nephew has someone to take over. I'm the oldest I can relate. LOL Four lavender sprouts is a spring sign.
Sundews are great gnat catchers aren't they RRM. Mine are like sticky paper. I'lI need a bunch of them if it stays warm and rains anymore. SAND GNATS!
I have old type pear trees called Callery pears. Ornamental like Bradford. Mine are dying off year by year. The freeze usually gets them. The bark just splits. Pretty when they bloom but when they are old they are pretty messy with broken branches etc. I lost my forest pansy redbud this summer to verticillium wilt. Untreatable. Not a good tree year for some of my old ornamentals. Making way for something new. :)
Dave's been keeping them out of a rut today. :) Where's Mekos?
I haven't heard from Mekos since Thursday - send dmail and private email - nothing! I hope this is just due to the connection problem she forwarned us about. I hope to $%^# she ain't in jail for shootin' that dog! That's what would happen to me, it could kill three people and if I shot it, I would go to jail. I used to have game rangers follow me around - figured they could keep me out of trouble that way - fishing, hunting...always tried to hedge the rules just a little bit, not now though, I am a grandma - have to show a good example. ROFLOL
I guess I won't complain about the wind here today too much, I didn't see any damage. Of course, if I had a hoop green house, I would have to fetch it from Joeswife in Derby KS. (Actually wind blew out of west all day - kinda different). Gave the trash a new direction to blow I guess, I live a mile west and a half mile south of Wal-Mart and Lowes - lots of trash blows out here from town.
Mindy - glad someone has taken over your nephews care - should make a huge difference for him! We will keep praying for him and his family.
Ham buns - yep, I will try them if you don't mind sharing the recipe. After the dumplings, I'd say you are a pretty good cook.
RRM - sorry I have to work and can't keep you company - the thread has certainly slowed down. When Mekos gets back we should have a contest for a fish bowl candle and maybe some surprise seeds?? Just a thought - seems we need to keep something goin' on to keep us all here.
I have some Christmas cactus growing - if someone would like some, let me know. I will use what's left for trading later. I also have some (I think 4) borros tail started - they are just now taking root. RRM, your begonia is doin' good, you might actually get it this spring!
Gotta go, need to do laundry and get my old granny butt to bed.
Hello! I don't "talk" much on this thread. I get lost from everyone talking. lol. Here in ohio, we got more snow and cold. I can't wait til spring! I have hibicus growing, passionflowers growing, calla lilies growing, mimosa growing, trying to get bat flowers growing, gerber daisies growing, rosemary growing,...well I am just trying this and that.
Arejay, do you still need bat flowers? I have 3 seeds of a brown bat flower left from planting...I also have a WHOLE lot of seeds for you. I hope you can use them all. lol.
1/2 cup butter , softened
1 small onion, grated
1 tablespoon poppy seed
2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
2 teaspoons prepared mustard
1 1/4 cups finely chopped fully cooked ham (about 8 ounces)
1 cup (4 ounces) shredded Swiss cheese
6 to 8 hamburger buns, split or 16 to 20 mini buns
IN a bowl, combine the butter, onion, poppy seed, Worcestershire sauce, and mustard until well blended. Add ham and cheese; mix well. Divide evenly among buns.
Place in a shallow baking pan and cover with foil, bake at 350* for 15-20 minutes or until hot. Yield; 6-8 main dish or 16-20 appetizer servings.
Nutrition Facts; 1 serving (1each of) equals 300 calories, 20 g fat (11 g saturated fat) 58 mg cholesterol, 722 mg sodium, 10 g carbohydrate, 1 1 g fiber, 12 g protein.
Only changes I make to this one is leave out the poppy seed and use other kinds of cheese. You could try other meats for variety. And if you make ahead leave in dish and cover with foil to freeze then just add an extra 10 minutes for baking since you just pop in the oven straight from the freezer.
Mindy, the recipes looks easy and would taste great.
Lori, I bet Mekos would like the idea of the fishbowl contest.
Tuck one of those Burros tails in with my Begonia. I bet it
I know Mekos is enjoying that G'daughter.
tishrh, you are more than welcome to visit us anytime. Don't matter what part of the states you are from.
We all love to garden in one form or other.
Welcome Tish don't feel shy we all get lost from everyone talking. lol We start lost most of the time. It's our trademark!
My guess is Mekos lost her connection. Since I usually guess wrong maybe we'll hear from her later. I haven't gotten any email jokes from her either though. Hopefully she won't stay off long. If she was in jail they would let her loose pretty quick for their own piece of mind don't ya think. :)
When she gets back we'll party. I imagine she'll have a game to go. Fish candle prize sounds good Enid. We can sweeten the pot as we get going. LOL
You are not wrong. They are just a tad short of rotten. I don't have to chase them, honey, they chase me. I got pocket Longears. If I go out and call it doesn't take them long to get here. when It's time to get their feet done. No problem. I have them tied before the farrier or the vet gets here to give shots or trim toes. Love my longears!!! ☺
Ok Seray, guess you are right, they wouldn't keep Mekos in jail long. I bet she would raise quite a fuss about being locked up.
RRM - you are down for a burros tail ( I spelled it wrong yesterday) they are funny little things - I kinda enjoy just looking at it. I will send you a pic so you can see what your baby will turn into.
Been on the road too many hours today - can't sit in front of this computer any longer - going outside to stretch my legs.
HI guys HI Blondie
Well, one mitten finished second one on the needles and of course the dogs and hubby want my attention just when I need to concentrate the most. Mitten looks great too bad it's just a wee bit too big for my little hand pout. Fits hubby just fine though LOL. That's what I get for trying to make them on a size bigger needle than the pattern calls for just cause I didn't want to order the correct size I needed.
Just had an ornery thought Mindy...don't do the other mitten until you get the smaller needles! when hubby tries on the second one tell him his hands are growing! Sorry, just came to mind when I read your post...
LOL Jar you are a stinker for sure. Nope, don't want to wait until the needles get here be a week if I'm lucky we are due a snow storm this weekend if it doesn't head in another direction and I want my hands covered when I go out since it will also be really cold. I can wear these just don't like them that loose.
Yea!!! Haw!!! We are ready too. I'm already collecting cardboard for mine.
Went for short Walk. Would you like me to start a "walk in the woods" thread? It is going to be Beautiful when the Azalea's are in bloom. Clematis and everything. Will be so pretty.
This was so pretty, the water was gurgling up asnd there was foam on the water. It was gorgeous.
Hello all.. hope you are doing great. My DH was off for a long weekend since the weather was so nice outside we were busy around the house..We got the house all washed down, all the windows washed inside and out, the deck bleached and all my last years flower pots hauled to the shed.. I pulled up some winter grass from my flower beds..Lots of lil babies sticking there heads up and the weather man says it may get down to 18 this weekend..I sure hope it doesnt stay that cold for long...Ok im heading back outside for a while...I have a few wheelbarrels of pecan hulls to spread yet..
HI Everyone Pretty day here if a bit chilly. Snow storm headed our way this weekend though and I'm worrying about my little sprouts out in the plant room. It's not the snow that bugs me be warm enough for them if it snows it's the cold afterwards going to get down to at least 8 one night. I have more lavendar up, cabbage and lettuce starting to spout, and some sweet williams, pinks and geraniums are up today.
Need to catch up with DH to ask if I have enough gas to keep the heater going all night the coldest nights. One mitten done, cuff done on the second one. Needled ordered and hopfully shipped today.
RRM...bloodroot blooms early in the woods...they are beautiful if you catch them before the deer do...for some reason, those critters love bloodroot...ooohh ooohhh ooohhhh and trillium...I love trillium...does it grown down there where you are?
I am so lucky. I have bloodroot and mayapple rootlings and I just bought and planted 3 trillium. One red, one white and one yellow. Plus three ferns for the shade garden. I've got everything for now in pots as they started to grow and I had to do something with them. Shade garden area not quite ready.
Oh I love trillium there are aall colors here when it stops snowing anyway,the most beautiful purple reddish trillium where I go for blueberries... Ill find that picture It is here somewhere..see you soon.
I don't have any pictures right now except the packages that the trillium came in and I don't know how to get them on the site. I don't have a scanner. Thats one thing on my wish list. My own computer and a scanner. I'm using my sisters computer for now, but saving for my own.
The ferns I got are:
Osmunda cinnamonea - Cinnamon Fern - up to 4 feet tall
Dryopteris marginalis - Leatherwood Fern - 1 - 3 feet tall
Adiantum pedatum - Maidenhair Fern 1 - 2 feet tall
The trilliums are:
Trillium erectum - red - grows to 2 feet tall
Trillium grandiflorum - White - grows up to 2 feet tall
Trillium luteum - Yellow - Ha citrus scent 8 - 12 inches tall.
Trillium - just says assorted colors. this will be my spring surprise.
Nope probably won't get them until Tuesday and that depends on the roads in town UPS won't come in here if it's bad so we have a friend in town who will accept devlivery for us when we need him to. Can't buy the small sizes of anything around here in hooks or needles I've decided that's because the people ordering them can't use them and don't want anyone else to either LOL. I even have a hard time getting ahold of the small size crochet thread usually have to ask if they are going to order more or not before they will stock it.
Howdy all! Home today - we were supposed to have a big icy storm coming in last night at midnight so planned not to work, school closed... here it is 1p.m. and nothing! Oklahoma, the land of the unpredictable! They say it is coming, guess we will see.
Mindy, those are really nice mittens!
RRM - great pics - just makes me want to come visit all the more!!
Baby was up all night so I have been napping off and on all morning. He is gonna be the death of me yet!
Have to do some housework today - that or burn the house down - guess I better clean - the yard is looking too good to have fire trucks out here.
IT"S HERE! Freezing rain now - guess we are gonna get it after all.
RRM - I can go any where in my big truck - however I don't have a tag that allows me to take mine out of the state - guess I will have to come by motorcycle or pickup - this ain't motorcycle weather! A little chilly even for hard core bikers - makes your lips turn blue and stuff!
Has anyone heard from Mekos yet? Dang her for disappearing anyway!
I have about decided burning the house down may not be a bad option - I have made a BIG mess on the carpet with potting soil - I wonder how something like that could have happened? DH blames me, I think it is the fairys - you have to watch them!
I sent her a card. Maybe she'll write me a note.
I don't want to have to thaw you out before we get to visit.
Can't have your lips turning blue. I'll wait til it warmer.
Those woods aren't going anywhere.
I do that on the kitchen table. I have it sitting everywhere.
She's there Marti. She told us ahead of time they would cut her off for awhile. She switched from cable to Dish network Then realized her internet was on cable. She's been waiting for them to cut her off before contracting for internet service with someone else. It takes awhile.
We won't let her stay gone for long. I'm sending her stuff too. LOL
I'll join RRM in sending her cards next week if she's not back on. Dying for one of her mojitos. Piggy blankets I can still wait on those. LOL
loca i hope they bloom for you i didnt notice any on mine yet i hope soon, i hope the ones in the garden made it i kept some in a pot,
hey arejay, i still have yours but thought it better in spring
nice walk rrm i m planning a walk in the woods one day soon before it starts growing back
mindy you are so talented, i just learned how to do the macrame plant hangers, i have to get the puter fixed so i can show my masterpiece lol if you want to call it thatlol
well my hands are getting tired of typing this way
see ya all later
Hello all.. I do hope you are managing to stay warm..Theres a cold wind blowing here..light rain starting to fall..Upper part of the state may get some snow..IM so jealous, wish it would snow here, enough to at least blanket the ground in white...I spent the day shopping..Have to take my son to the Dr tomorrow.. Asthma, allergies, sinus infection, cough and congestion..Well I am going over to take Charleens walk, then im off to bed... See you all tomorrow..
Good Morning Ladies !
Cold and gloomy here today. Haven't been on for awhile as have been busy with things with my DD and haven't had the time. How is everyone? Hey if a lady shows up here and she goes by kc's mom give her a big welcome. She is a new person.
Good Morning all. Calling for freezing rain and snow. Wonderful
. Sooner we get it, the sooner it's over with and Spring is on it's way.
I am ready. Today ign is for Above ground Crops and Transplant.
It will be awhile before we can transplant again.
I did get an E-mail from Mekos yesterday afternoon, so that is good.
Morning All I left the good off lol,cause its been pouring down rain since 4 am near 3 inches already I guess while others are getting 6 inches of snow we are getting 6 in of rain...I want SNOW toooooo...I have to get out shortly and pick my son up for Dr appt ..I dread that for sure...Its not so bad if I dont have to go any where lol...The snow is pretty endi...Hope you guys dont get to much of it tho...Enjoyed the walk in the woods Charleen...Id take you guys walking in our woods and show you the huge old cypress trees and knees but we'd have to swim...Maybe when it dries up a lil and get a lil warmer..I hope the rest of your day is a good one..im off to shower then to the school then dr's office then walmart, then to sons girlfriends house its her birthday..im going to leave him there, they are all going out to eat and ill meet them sometime later tonight to pick him up...I think I may blow my diet and go eat chinese food tonight while im out and about...I had tuna and cauliflower for lunch, banana for breakfast, lol the devil is tempting me...I lost another 5 pounds I should prob leave that chinese food alone..sigh...I'll let you know tomorrow who won me or the devil lol... Trish
Honey, that would be great. A coast to coast walk. Yes, Wewould love to see the Cypress knees.
It is cool. When it warms up, I'm going to jump that creek. Check out the other side.
Don't want to jump now, my luck, I'd fall in. If I get wet I want it to be warmer. huh?????
Hey Everyone! It was absolutely georgous here today! Snow on the ground everywhere, but bright and sunny, and about 30 degrees! T shirt weather! LOL But seriously, very nice. Very happy that the bloodroot will grow in 4b, will have to zone push again, and try some. Anxiously awaiting spring pics, but we won't see it here for some time, I'm afraid. I'm just hoping it rears its head before June! LOL Hey Kel, did you get to go see Jeremy today in Scottsdale?
Ok, just to let you know what all you are doing to me
1) started dieting with Bonjon to get ready for iris season and I am not even sure I have a good kind of irises
2) dragged out the sewing machine from the closet to make a lap quilt with Heavenscape and not sure I remember how
3) dragged out all my stored seeds and started sorting them for trades and round robins
4) tried to make buttermilk biscuits to die for because Al (?) posted the recipe
5)created another pile (cardboard, newspapers, etc) for a lasagna bed and I don't really like Italian..prefer meat and potatoes
6)dragged the treadmill and total gym into the kitchen because the biscuits cut into the diet plans
7)spent hours reading a fairy garden tale and now have kids bugging me to do one...(another pile of stuff collected)
8) had to clean my kitchen because Jaye sent some gorgeous towels and an angel that made me feel guilty about my clutter
9)dusted off my scroll saw and circular saw because Deejay9 sent me a book on simple garden crafts I know I can do
10) worried about Mekos going MIA
11)keeps wondering where Arejay keeps disappearing to
12)spent an afternoon walking in the woods with RidesRedMule
13) wondering how to create a list of home jobs people could do to raise extra money until the economy starts back up because people I now know are suffering
14) spend way more time on here than I should because I read now more than I write
15)can proudly say I know people from all over the nation who are good, honest, decent folks who I would trust to come see me anytime
that is alot for a newbie to take in for a month...geez!...
But I would not have missed it for the world
Funny how a few people can have such a huge influence on ya huh? Also funny how fast they come to feel like family...How you look forward to seeing them every day, or how you miss them when they cant be here...
I didnt see a buttermilk biscuit recipe Al making biscuits lets meet at his place!! There are two places to visit for snacks and round ups Seray invited us all two months ago and Al I know he would make biscuits for all of us he is just so big hearted. Jar I have to tell you I love your post. Who is cleaning grout did Cue come back I thought she was the only one that did that kind of thing? Who is that? That is the worst job in the whole world. Don't do it just darken the grout and plant some flowers. I am not dieting. Tat is just all there is to that. Sping is on the way and fresh veggies and salads and that is healthy and the excercise that is put into gardening is unmet by all other methods of man made torture so...no treadmills and diets for me. If Jan , Meko is in jail you can put your last dollar on it that she is teaching and or planting flowers to the fellow inmates and if she doesnt get them all to donate seeds she may stay until they see things her way. Well unless Al has found some clever way to mail biscuits to her house like he does Christmas treats and tomatoes. I love the cross country picture thread idea and when I see the first sign of spring I would love to be involved Rider you have found something big there girl I would say that will be so much fun to see from thread to thread across the country and maybe the world, spring flowers from all corners. Maybe Cue will show up in time to narrate!!
Arejay - I am the crazy grout cleaner - gotta do it - even to put on a color, it would have to be clean first. I wonder though if they make grout dye in dirt color?
Jar - I feel your pain! I have been here since October and have never been so busy - or motivated for that matter. Funny how we can be so far away and have such an influence on each other. Hang in there, a couple more months and you will have so many projects you won't know what to do with yourself!
Painting the bathroom and hanging wallpaper border today. Baby is gone, son is gone - forced DH out of the house - alone finally - time to get to work!!
Whoa Biscuits Already! I honestly don't think it was my recipe, but I do like biscuits though. Mine usually come out of a Bisquick box with a little added crumbled sausage and shredded cheddar cheese on top. The kids all come home for this one! I bought little Livy (now age 3) a mini muffin pan for her and mom for Christmas and she loves it! Made blueberry muffins for a visit last week!
Okay - Anyone have any experience with a so called "mushroom kit"? They are advertised all over for about $30-35 or so. Do they have a season or grown in any old cold damp basement (like mine)? Are the really worth the price and trouble for fresh ones?
I clean grout only before major company. Guess I'll get started soon to prepare for our spring RU. I'm sort of in the middle of the east coast. Well we can play like anyway. Lots of fun things to do here. Our little town has a huge park with a 3 mile walkway through the marsh. Camping grounds on the marsh. I'll buy the bug spray!
The reason I mention it now is because the new owners IB have told Dave that he's welcome to be a member of DG but they don't really have a place for him. Here's the link:
I thought they had the Dave thing all figured out and he was staying. What a mess!!
I got the kitchen border up - now on to the bathroom.
I have not tried the mushroom kits - they sound like a bigger pain than they are worth. I have read lots of reviews frome people who did buy them. I think you get three crops out of your $35.00 - you can mess up and get nothing - each crop is smaller than the last..trying to remember all the negatives. Some varieties they say don't taste "right" - bland, rubbery...opinions vary wildly. I think I will save my money.
lycodad they have a big mushroom farm in arkansas they sent a rep down to one of our garden club meetings they plant those on tree logs, certain size and length, can,t remember exactly now but by the time the man fenished his program i was thinking cream of mushroom soup. but i don,t care for dandeion root , wood sorrow,wild vilot ,im just funny like that. we have a speaker at every meeting,but i draw the line on some of that stuff.i did eat some of the jelly made from the wild vilots. im not gona tell all the wild stuff ive had in my mouth . enough said!!!!!!!!!!!
I think they grow them in caves, don't they? Wild Moral mushroom grow in Mo. in the Spring. Used to go out looking for them when I was a kid, that has bee a long time too...Love Fried Mushrooms...yummy
red i think they use tarps to cover the logs, but i could be wrong, i think they can only grow 2 crops on the logs then they have to cut and season new ones. just don,t remember as good as i did at one time. husband reminds me it has alot to do with the year 1942.
you have a good point. do you ever dig bulbs up,thinking the spot was empty. i would never do anything like that. we got a good helping of snow and ice last night. my camellia si full of flower buds don,t know if they will hold or drop off, couple of big cedar trees hit bad that will be the husbands problem. they don,t let me lose with a chaine saw. i ask for a front end loader and diger when he got the tractor i didn,t get them he said do you think im crazy. we have alot of rock and i need more flowe garden room. oh well ill live thrugh this little set back.
Men!!!! I've planted stuff right on top of bulbs before I know it. We can't remember everything!!!!
I told my DH I wanted a bucket truck, I got about the same responce you did. Oh, Well. I have some rock to make a flower bed just had to get me a trail blazed. His brother helped. One way or another we can do it...☺
Littlenettie...buy a fourwheeler...cheaper than the front end loader and they can pull some nice size rocks...I know...I've done it!! (should have seen the look on my SIL face when it came up on two wheels pulling a really big one!) They don't let me on it often because of it!
Get r ready Seray!! We will have to wait and see what the change of hands brings I guess. Maybe we will see Dave on our newbie thread!! One thing about change we can certainly depend on it coming wherever we are and whatever we do. Change is inevitable if it did not come then there would be something wrong. Let hope for the best and prepare for the worst and we will be ok. I know how to make a web site so ...dont fret...
im working on a plan to expand the rock garden no dirt down there just huge live oak trees. i can work through them need to put me in a walking path but something a wheel chair can get down one of the ladies in garden club could not handle rough stuff and i would like for all of them to come out at the same time. ill figure it out one way or the other. have i waited to late to cut that sweet autum cle. down to the ground. im getting so bad may need a note book to keep dates and things in. id just loose it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Look at it this way...every year the spring changes to summer to warm up the soil and grow BIG tomatoes for luscious sandwiches...summer gives way to fall so we get to enjoy the fruits of our labor and pig out on powdered donuts and cider...fall transforms into winter to kill the bad stuff in the soil and then...and THEN...AND THEN>>>>>>>>>>>>winter gives way to SPRING!!!!!!! to start it all over again...so change is VERY good!!! lol
hey lm not allowed on 4wh. can,t use the rideing lawn mower any more its got a big pull wagon i turned it over in the road. husband says he can,t trust me. lo im not the one with the problem if you know what i mean.
Thanks Arejay for the words of cheer! I'll dmail you my email and get on the grout!
After I joined Daves I got bold and joined a few more. One said, "I hope you contribute something to this site..." Another one said after I told him I came from Daves "I don't belong to Daves. Why pay just to answer someone else"s questions". One free the other subscription. Others were nice but limited to another country or specific plants.
somebody better e-mail me.I'm sure feelin helpless. Subscription up in May. You all go, takke me with you. Seray and arejay...
I'm just waiting to see what is going to happen I guess like everyone else. I know they are getting worried too.
No place like home ...☺
HI Everyone well we got our big snow as advertised. I think there's about a foot out there. DH said there was already 9 inches when he went out this morning and did his measuring. It's snowed more since he did that. Very pretty out but mailman won't be able to get in here for a week if he doesn't have 4wh drive.
I'm being lazy today went outside teice to tend the chickens and played with the younger dogs in the snow. It's so deep they have to hop to see where the heck they are going.
Here's a picture for you to enjoy. This is my side yard towards the neighbor's property next to us.
Thank you Charleen. Nope he has work gloves. My pretty mittens wouldn't hold up to feeding the cattle LOL especially if he has to drag one out of a pond. He took the picture though. I would love to put a water garden in that side yard just below that rock sticking up.
Dont not even one of you worry one more minute...about the change. I have many of your private emails and remember I have sent seeds to all of you or most all of you. I will find you if they turn us off. Feel free to dmail me with your personal emails. I know Flower has my email and Seray and Meko. So someone can always find me...and if you send me your email addresses I will send out an email to you . I dont remember which of you siad it but you are right. There is no place like home and Dorothy home is where the heart is and the heart is where the people that love you no matter what are and kiddos that happens right here on this thread and this thread can be reproduced anywhere anytime. Honest we will find each other and start over if need be. Right Seray, Jar, Endi, Little, Kelly, Mindy, Flower, Al,Rider,Mittsy, Huney , Enid,Skell, Marti, Blonde, Remember we will continue no matter what dg does or does not do.
Now enough of my going ons, lets garden!!Spring is how many days away???
how is everyone
rainy out today got some seeds planted finally.
nice snow pixs it is in the 70s here kinda hoped for snow but i guess not this year lol
i need a lot of plants for the ones i lost gives me a reason to visit my favorite nursery.
i guess i am going to start dinner have a good evening
my computer repairman is coming over next week to fix the dern puter finally this one finger typing stinks
You are welcome Seray. Yes it's peaceful and quiet here when the neighbors are in FL hardly anyone comes in here though I'm sure some dumb bells have or will try to come in our road. It's a steep short hill off the highway and you better be moving fast coming in or have 4wh drive or you'll slide all over the place. I've never drove it without 4wh drive myself but have been with DH and his dad both when they came in lots of bouncing around until you get to the flat section LOL. Really fun in a Mustang with 10 wide tires LOL. Might walk out the road tomorrow and take pictures for you all. We ended up with 10 inches here with some drifts 12 inches.
It really is pretty. Too bad Mekos can't see it and be hollaring for another snowball fight.
You got a pretty good snow. We just got rain. Sure is filling the ponds and creeks.
Hey! When you all go out for those walks, check yourself for ticks. I got one. Durn thing buried
himself in me. I got him out, but got a red spot where he was.
Mindy, I've been watching people try to drive on the road today. Its been funny and I live on a dead-end street. For the first time in the 10 yrs my sister has lived here, they come down the street with a snow plough. She says she's never seen on on this road before. Of course, the mailman could not make it down the road so we think thats why the plough came though. We have between 6-8 inches of snow. Me? I'm not even going to try to drive in this stuff. My car is still set up for Calif weather as far as tires go. Havn't had the money to buy different tires.
I put Triple antibiotic salve on a bandage on it. If it doesn't look any better I'll ask my DR. about it. It sure looked bruised and bloody.
You know ,as you get older yor skin gets more delicate (?) anyhow I'm watching it. Got to get some good insect repellent, Ticks are bad down there.
No worry on ticks on my walk won't be any along the road where I'll be walking. We do have to watch for them from the dogs though they are in the pine trees on the property and the dogs go under them. DH got bit on his neck last week from one that lil Smokey gave him. Made a big place and hurt but it seems to be clearing up now.
DH took two more pictures besides the one I posted but I didn't want to clutter up the thread LOL. Not to worry Mekos will get to see mine once she's back on here again and I know her email address I'll email them to her if I have to.
You know little rascals, feel your body heat as you go under treelimbs and jump on you. He imbedded himself in my should. They can move very fast. Mindy, you're right they will crawl off a dog onto you in a heart beat. I fear them more than the smnakes. The snakes will slide away, thise darn ticks will come right at you. I thin they just wait til the critter goes by and jumps.
RRM...I have to check the girls every time they come in from outside because ticks get bad here...letting the chickens free range cut down on a lot of them...cut back on the flea population too...love those fowl beasts!
I tell you something those chickens are good for---Catching mice. I mean they get brutal when they catch a mouse. One will catch it and the rest will run after her thil they all get a piece of that poor stupid mouse. I thought about putting the chickens under my house after i saw that. Can't do that---they would get into the pasture and that stupid gelded donkey I got would stromp them to pieces. Aren't animals a mess sometime. So i want my donkey and I want my chickens, just don't want the dag-nagged mice.
Happy Saturday girls. Spent the day cleaning and sorting out Gramp's estate. He and Gram sure piled in a lot of stuff in their years together. We took out three truckloads today, mostly junk and old clothes. One to the landfill, one to the Salvation Army, and one to Catholic Charities. Sorted through tons of old pictures and memories, and we've still got a lot more to go.
The farm will be sold in April, we already have a solid purchase offer and a very good price. My son Richie was managing the place, but is now working on assignment elsewhere. We just can't afford to pay taxes and maintain the place at the same time, so it's far better off for everybody to sell. The new owner is a friendly neighbor down the road so we're happy to see it in good hands. It was meant to be a farm and will continue to be one, at least an extension of the one he already has. A young farm couple and child will be living in the old ranch house. We're really happy for them, but it's kind of sad to see it go.
Hi sk - nope, didn't go to Scottsdale this week. Had my food co-op and puppy training this weekend.
One of the SW peeps created a Facebook group for the SW gardeners in case we can't connect on Dave's. Mekos and cue have my personal e-mail and phone # to contact. Robin - I'll send you my e-mail and feel free to share it with any of the peeps we hang out with - lol.
Blondie - here's a pic of one of the buds on the Orchid... The lighting is crappy for some reason but you get the picture... Can't wait to see it bloom!
RRM, my grandmother use to soak a sponge in bacon grease and let it dry out...then she would put out a bowl of water...I asked why one time and she said because the mice and rats eat the sponge and then get thirsty and drink the water...the sponge swells and blows up their stomach and kills them...I always thought that would be great if they didn't die in a wall somewhere.
Al, it is always hard to say goodbye to an old home..especially when it's been there for you for so many years. But it is nice to see another farmer buying it instead of a developer...here alot of old farms get sold and the buyers divide them up into 5 acre lots (smallest space you can sell undeveloped here) and then the places get bought up by outsiders...not like it used to be...small towns are changing all the time... bet you laughed a lot and cried some too going through all the stuff. *note: when my daughter's grandmother died, she went down and dug up the old lilac bush from the place...now we all have a lilac growing in our yards from that one shrub...every time it blooms we all laugh about all the lilacs she cut and put around the house...used to have to look around the arrangement on the table at dinner time, it was so big. and she refused to move it even for meals.*
Ah, the memories, huh? My grandparents had to sell there farmhouse and land a couple years back. They are both in their 80s and couldn't do the stairs well, plus they lived in the boonies and it was kinda scary if they got snowed in or if they had to go to the hospital or something. They bought that farm in 1946 when they got married! Lots of memories in that 'ol place. The folks that bought it are teachers in Connecticut and they spend the summers there. They put a lot of work into fixing it up and told my grandparents to stop on by and see the place anytime they want. Makes it a little easier on them. My Grandpa has Parkinsons and it affects his memory quite a bit. Sometimes he thinks he still lives on the 'ol farm...
They can take everything but your memories. specially the good ones.
Jar, they say grits or cornmeal, if fireants eat it they blow up. Don't know about that either.
Hope you all don't get them. those are some mean ants , I got bite scars on my feet to prove it too.
Went through the same process with my grandparents farm and my mothers estate. Bittersweet! My mother moved all the stuff she could from the farm to her house. I had three generations of stuff from 1930's to 1980's. Records from Roy Rogers and The Rolling Stones to newspapers from WWll. I still goggle the farm sometimes. Kinda wacky but hey! LOL
I love the hummers! DH hates the Cape Honeysuckles. They get leggy if you don't be on them all the time cutting them back. You can also trellis them, but I'm trying for the bushy look, pretty unsuccessfully so far - lol. But the flowers are beautiful and the hummers flock from miles around!
Thanks for all the mushroom information. It looks kind of expensive and chancy at best but some are having good results. Seems like I could buy an awful lot of mushrooms at the grocery store for $30 but growing them would probably taste better. I might try it just once though.
Always fun to try. Let us know how it works AL. I've been curious too.
I'd cut them back once the chance for frost was over Loca. They look dormant to me. You can see small green leaves starting to grow as they come out of dormancy. Mine have started that here. 29º tonight. LOL
New thread coming up... and just for kicks here is a new bees...facebook page I put it in my name for now as I dont know how to do it differently yet!! Feel free to friend it... firstname.lastname@example.org is what you search for
I'm on high speed and it's a tad slow to load, so maybe a new thread is in order.
Yeah, Al - I bet those mushrooms are really tasty! Let us know how it works out if you try it. It would be fun for kiddos methinks...
Last frost here is by some accounts mid-March, but I don't think I've seen it past early February. Next week I will start following the extended forecast pretty closely since I like to have my tomatoes and peppers out by Valentine's Day.
Thanks for the info girls. Still don't know where the CPs permanent home will be. Not sure if I can sustain a bog... It would probably dry up in the summer heat - lol. I have a shady area on the north side of a south wall, so am looking for things to plant there that can take shade and our summer heat... Maybe the CP will find a home there.
Here's a crazy pic of the germination of my Sheyenne tomato seeds. I planted them in the garden January 7th and they germinated in 13 days. The pic is through the top of the milk jug cloche/greenhouse I made to raise the soil temp.