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Been out working in the yard this morning. Got my Plum tree planted and my wild Hydrangea that I got on Wed. I'm hoping it will tolerate the transplant and bloom for me this year. Wonder what color it will be?
I'll probably take some to the round up this fall. They shouldn't be hard to get up.
Got to go back to the hospital Monday for more tests to try and find the blockages around my heart and maybe soon I'll be able to do stuff again. Seray, RRM, and I want to do a round up in Agusta Ga. in September if all works out and we will post more about it when all the details are worked out, but IF we do it, I'll be taking some stuff growing and seeds for the ones able to come. Would like to see some of the wonderful people I've met and made friends with on here.
hi all it has rainedi have not caughed in over an hour my kind of day hope i don,t caugh tonight that would be great. has al got home does he have any pictures on line yet. leave him alone nettie he is probly in bed asleap. i know i would be its all the pictures im spoiled to seeing them al.im just bad please let me know when you do put them on here love nettie almost forgot mekos do you have any siberian iris ithink they are so pretty. and seam to do good here. love all of them. good night all talk later
Mekos and Nettie, you 2 both take care of yourselves! Sure hoping that you are both feeling good, and prayers are with you. Al, where are those pictures? Rained and snowed and very windy here for the last 2 days, so have gotten nothing done outside, and the forecast is for worse weather for the next 2-3 days. Obviously, I need everyone's pictures, as it may be awhile here! At least the trees are blossoming yet, so this cold freezing weather shouldn't kill our chances of fruit this year, at least not this freeze, anyway! Night all!
I'm editing my Arizona pictures as we speak. Kinda got caught up in business stuff after the trip so I've been busy the last couple of days. I'll start another thread just for the photos so not to plug up this one for everybody.
OH Robin, How precious! May God bless you all. They are Both adorable! What a blessing!
It's ok Al, I just kinda get lost when I'm not on much and lose what thread we are on so was just wondering if I was lost. Take your time. Hope you are rested from the trip some.
Skellogg, how much longer does your winter last? I'm so sorry about your snow.(;0) but cheer up you still have time to put snowballs in the freezer and use them in the summer when someone urks you. Let em have it. I do this.I been planning a trip to Ga for RRM. I got snowballs with her name right on them.(Now Charlene, you know I wouldn't really do that! Don't ya?) But you get the idea?!?
Nettie, I sowed seeds last fall and got some tiny babie seedlings. May bring them to the round-up in Sept. They probably won't bloom in my lifetime. We'll see. Here is one I got growing.
Oh, she really does skellogg, don't beleive her, she is not as innocent as she looks. Watch out for Mekos, she keeps snowballs in freezer so she and that big red mule can lope them at me!!!1 How sneaky can you get. Your iris will be in mail Monday, Skellogg.
Come on nettie, I want to meet you. Come on everyone and Keep your snowballs in the cooler til we meet.☺☺
OH AL, how nice. I had a friend that lived there for a year or so and she sent me pictures of the red rocks around and I thought it was amazing. I love the colors there. She moved back down here just a year before she died. But that is a beautiful place. One I always wanted to see.
Those are 2 precious irises Mekos hehe This is iris "before the storm"
Im glad my irises are back close to the house and not near the road.. stupid sucker working for the county came thru driving truck spraying round up in swirling winds of about 20 mph on the 29th(Thur) didnt spray my yard but sprayed the other side of the road like the wind wasnt gonna carry it.. By the time I realized what he was doing and ran up there it was to late he had already sprayed...I shook my finger at him (guess which one) and gave him a few choice words...
I washed everything with water... Friday heres a pic of hosta in shade garden which is packed full of different hosta and shade plants not to mention my goth garden in there my bog garden is right there all my EE my calla lilies I am fuming... I called the judge He came down yesterday evening but told me he didnt think it was the round up because he didnt think it would go to work that fast... So after he left I went and walked down the road and found some bushes it had wilted and took a few pics of them.. He is supposed to be back Monday.. I bet he wont pay for danged thing out there tho...
OH huney, I think that was the name mine had when I got it a while back. I didn't keep the tag and it never bloomed before and I had forgot. I pull the center petals open to see inside of mine but it looks just like that. I'll have to remember the name... yea right! me remember anything?!? I have several of those. All are starting to bloom now for the first time.
That is so pretty. I have the black gamecock but it is still tiny and won't bloom this year. But it's ALIVE!
So sorry about the spraying out there. They came here a year or two ago and sprayed mine and killed my cedar tree and azaleas under it and it was waaaay down in my yard, not on road property. I had a few choice words for them too but nothing I could do. I cut them down and planted more azaleas but not another cedar tree. Now I watch for the idiots and stand out there with a camera when they come by and they leave me alone.
This one I call the Goth bed.. It has EE and calla's ferns, peruvian daffs, cocks combs, the lil pink phlox i just dug up.. My LA irises, butterfly ginger, pink surprise lilies..IM hoping washing the plants with water right after he sprayed may have helped them.. I dont know tho..Plus it rained all day yesterday.. I will know after the first hot day we have for sure.. I have brugs planted out next to the road too...
Tired of my pictures yet? I have to get up and go to work but I needed a break lol... heres a picture looking across the front of my yard, part of it anyway, im hiding the ugly run away wisteria bush i need to trim up..
Here is my new peony bloom from MamaJack's tree peony co-op. it is so cute.
Tubby ,that oxalis is there on the right side of the tree peony. That tree peony is still a baby but ,look at that bloom. How pretty.
Lori, Your oxalis is in with your iris too. going to mail it all Monday.
I love your yellow. That is georgeous. Isn't Huney's yard pretty up there? I wish mine looked that good. She has that black iris like mine and I see you got it too. LOL What is that about great minds???LOL
I want a red one. I have a short early one but I want one for now. I'm going to look at Lowes tomarrow. I love Iris. Just wish I hadn't lost all those name tags, but it doesnt keep them from being pretty.
OH Mitt, AMAZING!!! I love the red rider and delirous and concertina. OH MAN! What beauties. I think this one of mine looks a little like your orange popsickle. I also got a Savanah sunset that is orange but darker orange.
Your Iris are so pretty. They look great! Are those some you made by pollinating from others?
huney, water will help rain is also good if you got enough rain the hound up won,t work at all so the county waisted their money. i hope it was a wast of moneyyou and your plants are in my prayers love nettie.
mekos did i here you right you have some started from seed, iris that is. my la,s make seed every year i should save the deed from them ill start doing that. im always a day late and a dollar short.story of my life. love nettie
Love all the blooms! Thanks for all the pictures! They are all so pretty! Mitt, you have the most gorgeous iris!
Huney, sure hope those idiots spraying didn't hurt everything! I would definately rattle some cages there. That judge would not want to see me coming. Mekos, spring will be here in May, I hope! And it's May 1st now, so hopefully, after Mother's Day, I can get serious about spring, although, I have been known to wait until after Memorial Day, just to be safe! Can't wait to see all your pictures Al. I have family in Scottsdale, and love to visit. It is so different than what we have here! So much fun to see all the variety of plants and trees! Huney, when you trim that wisteria bush, save me some cuttings if you can. Would love to try to get some here! lol
Thanks, RRM! Will keep an eye out for them! Woohoo! Finally quit snowing, now if the wind will just quit too! I'm going to throw out more grass seed tomorrow, one way or the other, so it better not be blowing too hard. Don't feel like seeding the neighbors yard, especially since they don't even live there.
Does anyone have any ideas for a tall plant for some of my pots? Would love any suggestions!
Me too Nettie, guess we'll just have to start the dollar short and a day too late club. I'm ALWAYS there. Hugs
Yes, I sowed seeds last fall and got some about 4 inches tall. They are cute but takes a L-O-N-G time to get big enough to bloom.
Have a great night all.
sk - if you're looking to do some combo plantings in the pots, think thriller, spiller and filler! Something bold/tall - a grass is always good. Then something to spill over the sides like maybe Lobelia? And a filler - maybe some short Zinnias?
Oh! Calla lilies might be good! I do combo pots every year, so have things like petunias, geraniums, calabracoa, lobelia, zinnias, bacopa, etc. Just can't ever figure out what to do to add some height! I kinda like the sunflower idea too! That would be unique, and I always get sunflowers growing under my bird feeders, lol. Could just stick them in a pot when they come up!
OH ment to say my beautiful burgandy (dark) burgandy Festival grass came back and is looking beautiful already. I left it in the yard and someone last year said it wouldn't make it outside in my zone. Hahahaha White Bird of Paradise did too. Hahaha. I do push the zone thing and WIN! (sometimes?!?)(;0)
I'm on cloud 9 right now. I just got my Amorphophallus Prainii I've been looking for forever. Now my Amorph. collection is complete. Woo-Hoo! YES!!!!!
I found and got the stictocardia vine and seeds I wanted and found the schisandra rubriflora vine I wanted and I'm about to explode. YE_HA!!! Good night, going to turn in and dream about my new babies coming home in a few days. Bet them don't get put out in a greenhouse again.
r r m the first time mi tree peony bloomed it was a sindle bloom, then it finaly got old enough to put on a show all by itself yours will to just wait and see, i don.t know why this one made seed this year its never done that before. as a mater of fact none of these have ever made seed.strange things hapen around here,hope its not gona drop dead. your iris look good also love nrttie
Nettie, I had a couple vines real hard to find and mid winter my power went off at night and killed most of my tropical plants in the greenhouse. It was in the teens all that week. I was heart broken. Not going to replace most of them but a couple vines and have been looking for a Amorphophallus Prainii for a real long time and no one had one of those either. BUT I have the stictocardia vine and seeds coming next week and got the Amorph. P. coming next week and found the Schisandra Rubriflora vine and waiting for them to tell me if it is available. If it is, I'll have it too. That was all I wanted. My dreams came true so far.
No got to go back Monday to hospital for another test on my heart to find the blockages. That not better but the other is good news.
How you doing now, Nettie? Feeling better?
They are pretty rare and with the harsh winter most everyone lost theirs so no one had any. I'm in heaven early. Good night all. Got to go to bed. Baby will be up before you know it for a bottle and changing. Adrien has an upper respiratory infection and guess who has little Kaylee? She already thinks she is mine. She laughed at me today. First big laugh. I tickled her and she laughed. She is getting so big. Well, back tomorrow.
mekos she will be grown before you know it. when they are small like that they go in leaps and bounds. my all started walking earley its hard to get them to understand not to bother things i was never good at putting things out of reach if you do you can,t take them any where i was afraid mark wasn,t going to have any hands left he didn,t do no very well just had to see how far he could push and he pushed real hard at times.he would look at me aand mouth no and shake his head.my mother wouldn,t put anything out of harms way she said they need to learn what they can have and what they can,t don.t know if that is good or bad at times i had a guilt complex but it worked.im glad she is a good girl for grand ma love nettie
Well, good morning to all. Baby got me up early then she went back to sleep and I'm up. Oh well, thought I'd see who else was an early bird this morning before I get sleepy again and go crash.
Yes Nettie. They grow too fast I think. Seems like yesterday mine was tiny and now gone out in the world.
This one I'm pretty sure is orange popsicle should be another one in there somewhere near it. It would have been fully open at the top yesterday but we got lots of storms all day yesterday so I didn't go out to see it
Beautiful Mindy. I love them all. I like the snowball bush too. I use to have one but didn't move it when we bought this place and never got another one. But I have the blue and some pink hygranga, (I bet I didn't spell that right) But those type bushes are really pretty all summer. Looks good.
Ummmm Mekos would it be possible to get a couple starts of that pink hydrangea? Cuttings woulbe fine it they root that way. I have a niece wanting pink and white and she wants 2 of each color. I had just popped back here to ask if anyone had any to trade with me. I have seeds of the blue ones waiting to see it they are going to sprout for me or not. I can get cuttings from my sister of her green one or maybe even rooted ones since she just told me she needs to divide hers.
Mary I've not had luck with cuttings on the snowball yet so I hope to learn right along with you on this. I have managed to root them by putting on the ground and holding down with a rock but DH keeps forgetting and weedeating the babies when I do that.
Marti, you can layer them or put in water and root them. I've done it both ways and seems to be fine either way. If you layer, just scratch a place on the stem going to touch the ground and get the dirt loose and put it down and add a rock on top. Leave it alone for a few months and this fall you will have a rooted piece and all you do is break the stem. If you want to root in water, place a cutting in a glass jar in a window with bright light and if you want add some root hormone.
Mindy my pink ones are just putting out green so will be a while yet before I can pull some pieces but happy to when I can. I have blue also and if you put a few pennys around the stem of the plant it will turn purple. I've done that and made mine purple too. I did have a blood red one but it didn't make it through winter, but we have a local jockey lot /flea market and they sell them there rooted for 3.00 so will pick up some this summer.
Take it anytime you want. I have done it anytime and get the same results. You can also put a stem in the dirt and root it if you keep it wet enough till it gets roots and shaded. I mostly use the older stems but several times I used the new stems that broke off as I moved them or worked around them and they root as well.
No rush Mekos I already told Misty she would have to wait until I found some before I would have any for her. She's into white and pastels so is doing her yard in plants of that color. I have a lilac bush for her right now and a white with red center Rose of Sharon bush. She wants 2 but I only have 3 and refused to part with a second one since I already promised one to her mom.
I have lots of the rose of sharon pink and lavender and white and now got a few seedlings of Blue satin and blue bird, but taking the extras of those blue ones to the round up this fall. If she wants some of the pink and lavender ones I can save seeds for her or look for some babies under mine. I also have the double wine color and double creamish pink althea rooted also to take to the round up. They have tiny blooms on them now and only about 6 inches tall. So cute.
Marti, try one from the bush as layering with a rock if you can and then also get a couple for the water method and see for your climate which works best for you. If it is humid and hot weather it will root fast.
Sometimes Marti it is best to have a pot of soil and cut off several pieces and put it into the pot and wait for it to root. They don't take to water very well. Have to keep changing it, it gets sour. You can dip it in rooting hormone too.
Thanks Mekos I'll check if she wants pink ones or not. I have 2 Blue bird seedlings that srouted and more seeds not sure if I have any white ones. Dh got some sprouts plus seeds from a freind's dad last summer and the seeds I planted most came up but I haven't got a clue what color they are yet. I have purple here. Don't think I've seen a pink one only the white, purple and lavendar ones around here when I was growing up. I would like to have one of each color for myself. Mekos I've never seen the double ones in person bet they are pretty. Seed are fine with me I like sprouting seeds.
RRM I would like seeds of your white one they seem to sprout easy for me here.
yellow la. iris started blooming yoday they get to go to yhe garden show they will bloom to earley and won,t get to go have to stay home. they have won blue ribbons 2 years in a row. mother nature will have her way. just go with the flow thats all i can do. still have purple blue and pink they should open by thursday. i can takr smothing make people happy.oh well i need to go to bed im not going to wory about this love to all nettie.
Good morning everyone. Rain and thunder storms all night but at least we didn't get washed away like some did. These storms are so bad and last night a church was floating down a road. My word! That is awful. News said 15 killed by these storms. Tornados all around with them. Everyone in the path of all this be careful. I saw on the news where so much more was coming. God bless us all! I'm so sorry for all in the path of this destruction.
Hope everyone is safe and taking cover.
These are my neighbors irises - been neglected and didn't bloom at all last year. I really want to hop the fence and steal them!! Don't know if I can get my hands on them or not, she has had a stroke and isn't near as friendly as before. She sure has some pretty ones in there. My favorite is the white with purple in the back.
Thanks Mekos, I have a white from my mothers, doubt it will bloom this year. Next year the irises should be awesome! Can't wait. Thank you for the offer! On second thought, I bet it isn't the same as mom's, send it on! I will send postage or candles or something - just tell me what you would like.
Enid, I have an idea! I'll come down, and you keep the neighbor busy, and I'll dig! TeeHee! She'll never miss them, lol. She does have some pretty ones, and I love that Victory Falls. I have decided to do a new iris garden, and do it all in iris with country names, especially the ones with names from around here, Cheyenne, Badlands, Lasso, etc. Gives me an excuse to get more irises! LOL! Of course, the iris with other names will still keep coming as well, just go in different beds. Can't ever have too many!
Am I the only one who has problems with getting coneflowers to grow from seed? And Black Eyed Susans! My god, they are like weeds, and I can't get them to take off at all.
Photo of the Red Rock area of Sedona AZ taken from our apartment balcony at Diamond International Resort. We had purchased a friend's time share "points" they were willing to sell even slightly less expensive than a good hotel for the entire week.
Weather was clearing most of the week, but we finally got our rental plane reserved for Saturday. Owner/Pilot "Paul" took us for an unbelievable guided ride out of the Sedona Airport. I got to ride co-pilot in the right seat, wife Ellen sat comfortably in the back. The airport sat on a flat top mesa, once off the runway we were already flying at 6000 feet! Whoopeee dooo takeoff!
Come on Skellog - we will dig at night. She is normally in bed before 11p.m. - we can drink Mojitos until 12 and dig those babies up. We might have to take the Mojitos a little slow though, the giggling might wake her up. We don't want her coming out the back door with her shotgun AGAIN!
Great pics Al, looks like you folks had a grand time! The tomatoes still look good - warming on up here, will see how they do.
Okay Janice - Just one more. This is Bell Rock just before we got to Sedona. It's the most photographed monument there, having been shown in many western movies starring John Wayne, Clint Eastwood, Clif Robertson and many others. So many movies have been shot in this area that they have their own private production company.
Sherri, it looks very similiar to the one in my bog. It is growing. Got some nice rain on it today. That is a beautiful bunch of sempers, can'r remember how to spell the rest. ☻ Love all the flowers. Al, You had a beautiful trip by those pictures.
Al, that is breathtaking! I can't believe how beautiful.
Seray, I love them. Oh my , those are so beautiful!!!! OK, I'm at a loss for words. I want Queens circle! I've never seen anything like that. (just kidding on the I want) But I do. The purple and yellow mixed is gorgeous too. I love them. Good going on the co-op. Looks like you hit the jackpot.
I was at the hospital all morning and came home to pouring rain and the mail lady came and honked so I go out and get drinched but no problem, I got 2 packages. An orange Angel trumpet and another package with a little terrarium and tiny little sundew. That was the cutest little thing I ever saw. I put it in my kitchen window for the bright light and morning sun. It actually looks like a couple different little green things growing in there too. I can't wait to see what everything is. Bennifactors, I sure do love you. I was feeling bad but not for long. Thanks.
OK you guys, I need some help. I have a headboard across my pond and it is about 6 feet or more across. I want to find something to plant in it to hide the box and maybe hang over toward the pond water. I want lots of color and green. Last year I had cypress vines, MG vines,pentas, and a yellow 4'oclock at the end. But it just wasn't pretty. I also had a couple ground orchids too but those died in the greenhouse disaster a while back. I don't need anyone to send plants , I have many and can get what I need around here when I decide what to use, just want some ideas as to what would fill the box and be pretty. I'm thinking maybe some pitcher plants but the only problem the box is wood and the water would run out and was going to fill in around the pitcher plants with the parrot feather you see growing in the water now.
There are water lilies and other pond plants growing in the pond with my baby koi fish.
This is my small pond. Any ideas? I do have the stictocardia vine coming soon. ?????
But it didn't grow fast this past year for me so probably wouldn't be enough alone.
Edited to correct spelling.
Line the box with heavy pond liner plastic and then you can put your CP's in there. Or if it's shady fill it with ferns and/or caladiums. You'll have green and color and you can take the bulbs up before frost.
Got another delima- I'm pulling out the big guns for this. The nursery with the schisandra rubriflora vine does not have any more. I can't find it. I'll give anyone that can find me a live vine one of my Duck Orchid bulbs if you can find me one and I'll pay for the vine. Just need a source to get one. Anyone want to help me look?
It's hard to grow from seeds, because they HAVE to be fresh. The last one I grew took me dozens of seeds and about a year to get 1 baby vine.( seeds are expensive) I found seeds on e-bay back then but not any there now.
They can't ship to here from the UK and I can't find anyone here that will turn lose of one.
Thanks Nettie. I've e-mailed everyone that I was able to find who had them but all out and most out permanently. Well, IF anyone finds me a vine, I'll definately reward them good!
Yes, Seray, that is what I thought on the caladiums, and I really want some colorful blooms growing UP and some greenery growing down toward the pond area. I'll keep racking my brain. Thanks everyone! You are a great bunch of peeps.
Mekos, did you try Greer Gardens? Their website says it is new for them this year, and sells for 29.95 for a 2 gallon size. I didn't talk with them, so don't know if they are out of stock or not. Their toll free number is 800-548-0111. I'll keep searching, just in case, tho.
I e-mailed them a bout Friday or saturday and got an e-mail saying they don't have it. I wanted it. If you can get them to say they got one, I'll take it. Maybe they didn't understand what I was looking for. I tried to call them but got no answer and don't know where they are located. So don't know what time of day or night it is for them. I'll try again later on the phone.
I think that they are in OR, but not sure. Heck, most of the time I'm not sure where I am! lol But I sent them an email too, so maybe I will hear back from them. I'll let you know. I do have a friend in the UK, but not sure how you would get one into the US either, or how it would make the trip, if they could send one. But, I'll keep searching for you. I think there are some places in Canada too that might have one, but then again, not sure if they can ship to the US.
I sent e-mails to both places. I found out the first place is in oregon and a Diane said they didn't have it but I sent another e-mail to Harold Greer- owner and asked him and gave the plant Number code and asked him for information so maybe I'll hear back soon. I spoke to someone in the UK and they said IF they had one it would cost over $400.00 just to ship it to me here. So even though it would be hard to do, I'd have to say NO THANK YOU. So I'm waiting to hear back . Thanks everyone for your help. Good night. Tomorrow is another day.
Good Morning Everyone,
Thank you for all the compliments!! He is beautiful, he had a little snag looks like pneumonia, then maybe not they dont know but he looks fine to me. They are taking him off iv's today at least another day in the hospital.
Jan is this the vine you are looking for? I just want to be sure I am keeping my eye open for the right one. I spent last summer if you recall looking for Florida Orchids in Maine trees I still find none but dont give up maybe this year and I will add this to the hunt if this is the right one.
Where is Mit , we are going to have to get a Mits Iris Coop going , I have seen at least five I dont think I can do with out...
Mekos - Janice my dear friend - remember I know NOTHING! What about Million Bells - Calibrachoa? Talk about adding a splash of color - and they are kinda whispy - would drape over the front of your box.
Ok, on to deal with my day. I swear if my son causes me any trouble today he is on the first bus to a state none of you live in! I wouldn't want you to have to accidentally encounter him! Lord that boy is a mess - there is nothing left to do but pray for him. Maybe if we had a national day of prayer for the child it would help - and then again...
Hahaha LOL- Good morning all. Thanks all of you for helping me find the plant and I think this time we may have it after all. Brandy, one of my little friends in Florida found another place in Oregon that says they have it for 19.99 and I just ordered it with instructions to notify me NOW if it is available to be delivered now. I'm waiting for a confirmation to stop looking. I got to have it. (guess Brandy gets the Duck Orchid bulb if this pans out).
But now Arejay, it was fun looking for the orchid, wasn't it, and I did get one, however it almost bit the dust over winter but is starting to show a tad of green in one place so hoping it made it. I lost 6-8 orchids over winter in the greenhouse. Not sure what will make it or not. I'm not going to try to replace them though so don't have to get a crooked neck again from looking UP.LOL
You guys have a GREAT day.
Sunny and very nice here today. Rain has cleared out and looking good.
Just remember when you get babies from that vine, you'll have to start a list of people who want it. I know I'd like to have a place on the list!! Let us know when you get confirmation that they have it. Maybe we'll all see about ordering one each.
Hi Marti, I'd be happy to share with all my friends here. Hopefully it will grow good and I'll snip cuttings as I can and mail. Got you on the top of the list. They are the hardest thing to grow from seeds though. You have to have fresh seeds and sow bunches and get 1 vine??? not too fertile. Gives big headaches trying to get a vine and then let it freeze out the first winter when it is suppose to be winter hardy here. Kicking myself.
You won't believe this! I ordered the vine from the new place just this morning and NOW just got an e-mail that the greer place does have the vine I wanted for 29.99 and had over looked it.?????!!!!!!! EEEERRRRRRR!!!!!!!!!!!
Well I already ordered it from another place because she sent me 2 e-mails telling me she didn't have it. Guess I better wait to see if the other place has it before I tell her NO THANKS! I might have to bite my tongue and get it after all.
Hahaha, mekos! Isn't that just the way things always work! But, at least you should be able to get one, between the 2 of them. Happy for you! I also received an email from Diane Johnson at Greer, and she said that they do have one.
Yippee, Robin! So glad the IV's are coming out! That is good news!
Happy Birthday Michelle! Have a great day!
Love the pictures Al! Such pretty country, especially in the spring time!
I finally got more grass seed thrown out, although had to do it last night at 8:30. Took that long for the wind to die down enough, and woke up this morning to more snow on the ground, but fortunately, it's mostly gone now. And the forecast is for rain and wind for the rest of the week, so at least the weather should help with the seed!
I got to move up your way. We barely got any snow and when it did, it was at late evening and gone by morning. No fun for me. No snowman or any thing fun.
When we bought this place, I sowed grass seeds every spring and fall and just got weeds. It either washes off with the rains or dries up with the hot sun. So after 5 years of sowing, I gave up and kept the green weeds. It beats red georgia clay dirt-MUD on your feet every step outside.
Don't you just love the red dirt Mekos, it won't wash out of anything. When I was younger and water skied, we always wore dark bathing suits - the lake water would stain everything a kinda funky redish brown. The stuff grows good wheat but it ain't good for much else.
Snow, Skellog - how awful! Do they not know that it is almost summer time - there is no snow in May for heavens sake. You need to move - too cold for gardening where you live! I don't think I could stand that much cold weather.
I know what you mean Lori. Same here. But it does grow cotton pretty good. I grew up on a farm planting it, hoeing it, and PICKING it. HATED IT. Now I got a cotton plant growing! Go figure. Back then it wasn't considered a flower, look at the world now?????
LOL! Shouldn't freeze, RRM, cuz we are at about 40, but man, what a wind! Blowing hard again, constant 30-40 miles per hour, with stronger gusts! YUCK! Good thing we have strong clay dirt too, being hard clay probably keeps the plants from blowing away! Too cheap to buy sod, and there was kinda grass here when we bought the place, so just keep adding more seed and hoping someday I'll have lawn where I want it! Gotta add lots of manure too, of course, and the really bad areas I'm just putting in flower beds and such! lol North Pole, funny, RRM!! LOL But my iris will be blooming long after yours are all done! I just pretend not to let the cold and short growing season bother me, and just keep zone pushing. Think I'll add a magnolia tree this year maybe.
Look! Spring time has to be here! We have baby Canadian Honkers! 6 of them! This is at my DM's house, about 30 miles from me. She gets a pair of honkers every year that nest in her back yard on the edge of the pond! Not the best picture, cuz I hate to have them chase me! They can be very mean!
Ok, all you plant experts, does anyone know what kind of plant this is? I'm guessing it's related to a wandering jew of some kind, but really fuzzy! We call it monkey butt, but I know that's not it! LOL
Cool, Seray! I've never seen my flower, but hope it does! Mine isn't very old tho, just started it last spring, with a piece about 3" long, and it's growing good, despite my lack of care. It's the only house plant I have, so you would think I could handle one, but the poor thing gets very neglected. They sure start easy tho, and grow really fast! Does yours have lots of pink and purple on it, like the normal wandering jew?
Thanks you guys. It is because of you all sending me links and I'll find a way to repay you all. I'll send cuttings so you can have some too. Seray, my little red sundew has doubled in size. It has really taken off. Thank you so much.
LOL!! Now that's funny! There is no possible way for me to do a wish list! I want and like everything! I'd have to do a 320 page book! And my DH would really wonder about me then!
FYI, don't know if all of you have Hardware Hank stores, but one of our local area HH puts up a greenhouse every year, and now have Bat Flowers in 4" pots for $5.00. Don't know if that's a good price or not, but thought I would mention it, as it might be worth checking out in your areas.
I planted the other Pitcher Plant in the little "bog pot" with the one I got from RRM. I think the little red sundew croaked as I didn't see it in the pot last night. I put some of that moss in there so maybe it's just hiding - lol. The little green guys looks like one maybe is growing. I put the shade up on the garden yesterday so I hope they survive the summer. I will have to remember to fill the pan up under it every night to keep the humidity up. Hard when you live in the bone dry desert.
I was the same way when I was in SC 2 years ago, and NC last year. We can always pick out the gardening nuts, cuz we are all the same! Always bugging everyone about all the plant life, no matter where we are, lol! We are all sick! That gardening bug is a dangerous thing to catch!
Mindy's eggs went out this morning so be looking for egg soup soon. They didn't guarantee the package to get there in one piece because they are eggs. $20.00 and no guarantee, now I'm sick. It better be full of peanuts when it arrives too Mindy.
Loca your little collector ornament and surprise will go out tomorrow.
RRM your rose bush will go out this weekend. That is how far I've got on my list so far, so PLEASE be patient with slow me and d-mail if I forget anyone.
The tag on them say they are cuphea ilavea, but I don't think they are the same ones you guys were putting in your goth beds are they? I had them give me a tag from them, it says "Kids will love the funny, dark purple faces and electric orange-red ears of the cuphea! Grow a mass of this plant near a window where you can enjoy watching the hummingbirds feast on the almost endless supply of nectar that it produces. This fast grower is very heat tolerant with free flowering blooms that flit above wiry, sticky, hairy foliage. Plant this summer loong bloomer in mixed containers, hanging baskets, or wherever you desire hot, bright splashes of color. Overwinter as a houseplant in a sunny window and it may continue to bloom all winter. Pinch back the stem tips to maintain a dense, compact shape. plant in full sun to llight shade in moist well drained soil. Feed with a slow release or liquid fertilizer as directed. Height 12" -14", width 12"-14". Anybody want me to pick one up for you? Are they the same ones you all wanted in your goth gardens?
Ok, looked them up online, and every thing I can find on them calls them bat face flower, but also says they grow to 36".
So who knows what they are! lol But I can see this week how many they have left, and still pick one up for anyone. I might even have to get me one, and just put it in a pot so it's easier to winter. Oh no! 2 house plants, lol, might have to think on that one, lol!
OH Skellogg, I've seen them in catalogs and that is a great price and they are a beautiful plant, you will love them. Go for it. They are a deep purple and the flower looks like a bats face. It's not the Tacca plant but you will like it better. Easier to care for and grows faster.
Gonna have to try one. Have the perfect pot for it, right off the patio, so I can watch the hummers! And for $5 if it doesn't make it thru the winter (no doubt due to my neglect,lol) I'm not out that much! Mekos, you want one too?
oh my seed crazy plant happy peeps ive lost it i may never have had it im setting here eating christmas candy its not very good but it will fill you up real fast need to throw this mess away. no wonder i feel bad. mekos im so glad you are getting your happy dance plants, yaw ive been there makes my dh crazy when i get upset over some plant or whatrver.oh my that one was rootbeer old nasty candy gota get rit of it that was bad i hate to throw anything away but this in necessary, going to find smothing thats not out dated i hope.oh yes fresh cheetos i could live on these things love them love you all have a nice night nettie
enid you know you arn,t going to hurt the boy or ship him off anywhere if we could send them off we would wory if they had food or if they had a roof over their head don,t wory be happy things will get better love you big hug take care they will grow up probly not today but soon we pray.
I would love one but really no place to keep it. My yard is full of pots that need to be put in ground and my screen room is covered in pots that have to be kept in and back deck has a patio table full of some that needs to go in ground and still got bunches in the greenhouse that got to find room for somewhere. BUT it would be nice in the headboard of my pond! HOT DOG! No better not or I'll get the sickness everyone around here got. I'm cutting back. I'll plant something I already got in that headboard. Slapping my hand and mouth. Biting my tongue too. Fixing to break the fingers too. SO Better not but thanks bunches. You get one and show us the pictures. That will work. Love you and good night.
Good night Nettie and don't you get sick on candy. Cheetos are good. I munch out on those too. When I get my pond figured out, I'll show you guys. BIG HUGS all.
found some more rainlily bulbs in ft. smith today i love those going to plant them in the morning, just pink i have white and yellow they will get me through a hot dry days. a little rain and they bloom make my day when nothing else is blooming.flower show is friday and saturday im going to be draging for a week or so it is alot of hard work.ill try and post some pictures if the son will help me love to all talk later.
Good morning all! Mekos, I just found out we are under a "Winter Storm Watch" until Friday! Forecasting up to 6" of snow with wind! Any ideas on how to ship some to you? And can't they at least call it a "Spring Storm Watch" even if they are forecasting snow? At least I'd feel better then. LOL Sure hope that doesn't mean those of you who have been getting all the rain won't be getting 6 inches more rain. My heavens, not what you need!
So sorry Skellogg. I know you want spring. We need to switch places for winter. I go there till spring and you come here till spring. Then we trade back. I could like all that snow. Then come home to my georgeous flower blooms. Have a great day everyone. Drink lots of hot chocolate and roast some marshmellows, Skellogg. Throw in a few cheetos and you'd be ok for a while. LOL
Arghh! I'm going to need a greenhouse! Anybody have the winning lottery numbers? I am being over run inside the house with plants that need to go in the ground! But hate to put them out now, with this forecast, so even have the hardy ones inside, even the peach irises. Everything is just getting potted up inside. LOL! Maybe I'll just fill the living room floor with good dirt and plant everything in the living room. We don't use it much anyway! lol
What a great idea, why didn't I think of this?!? A good excuse not to vaccuum or clean. We need the dirt on the floor. OH man what I could do with that! There has got to be some hope for this tidbit of info. I'm gonna work on that.
Didn't realize you only have bumblebees! Interesting. My DM just called me, and she is very mad! Seems her cat woke her up at 4 am today by jumping on her bed and promptly turning a mouse loose on her pillow! lol Of course, Mom immediately jumped out of bed, turned on the light, yelling and screaming at the poor cat. But alas, the mouse was no where to be found by then. LOL! Lost in her bed or bedroom somewhere, no doubt hiding from her and the mean cat. No more sleeping in that room or bed. DM turns 81 this year, and has now called all 4 of us kids and wants us all to come to her house and find and kill the mouse. SOON!!!
I could do without bumble bees, they just bore holes in all my wood and hover all over us when we go out and I don't like the stinkers. They take over my bird houses and run off the birds. Last year I had to tear down 3 bird houses and wash out all the honey they made and clean it up for my blue birds and then the birds wouldn't use them any more. The bees ruined their nests. I'm not happy with them right now at all. We do have honeybees and yellow jackets and hornets-yellow japanese hornets and some black hornets and such. Oh man, the pesky horse flies have begun already. Got me 2 times yesterday on my arms. They got a black lacey wing. They hurt too.
All of us kids just laughed and laughed. What a good kitty! lol The cat will find it, sometime, tho. So guess DM will just stay in the guest room until then. LOL!
We have yellow jackets, hornets, and deer flies, and horse flies, wasps, etc. Those buggers do hurt when they bite! But the ground hornets are really mean, especially in the fall when the weather starts turning colder. So far this year the only bees I've seen are honey bees on my hyacinths, that were starting to bloom. This freeze will probably stop that tho. But, the cherry trees and lilacs haven't leafed out yet, so they will be back then. We don't have the bees chasing off the birds, tho, thank heavens! Nasty buggers! I don't like any of them, even tho I know it's necessary to have them. If it can bite me, I don't like them! But, I'm not prejudiced, I don't really like any bugs much and really hate spiders! YUCK!!
When I see a purpose for an insect, I can understand the reason for having them but what on earth could the purpose for bumblebees and hornets be? Birds don't eat them, they too big and mean. The winters are not bad enough here to freeze anything out and if it's rainy in spring, they ALL swarm in with a vengence. I need rambos number.
Got to love your Momma while you got her. They don't go on forever, you may think so but They go when their time is up. My poor old Momma been gone a good while and believe me you still miss them. I am an Orphan. Just me out of a family of five., but I got a dear SIL who I love and all my friends here.
there is a virus that has infected bees, we still need pollinators, that for sure. Mekos, I bet it is a dear fly, you think?
OH MITT, That is my kind of garden! OH MY! Those in the front are absolutely beautiful. Love the lavender/white, the deep blue(or purple)/white and thet deep red. Oh my goodness! What color. I love em all. Those goldish copper in toward the inside left, wow! Those are so nice. Love them all.
Sorry RRM, I was coming down to answer you and got HIT with those georgeous Iris blooms. I'm in LOVE. You all have the prettiest blooms and color of anywhere. OH MY, I've lost my mind here. WOW!
Probably a deer fly. Mean sucker but yes, probably was.
I'm wit you guys. I love em all but those are just so outstanding. See Mitt, I told you I may not know nothing about judging Iris but I know what I like. And I usually know what will be most wanted. How am I doing with picking the most beautimos? LOL
Outstanding Irises all - mine are just starting to bud out, I'm about two weeks behind everybody else. You folks have such beautiful colors, too. I'm not sure what mine are exactly, they don't have a name like many of yours. I'll take a photo later.
hi all please keep allthe bugs you have and let me send you some red wasp im afraid ive already had a wasp killing i keep 2 big cans of spray handy and look for them cause they like to come inside and nest hurt bad when they sting you i don,t think we need them for anything at all if we do just don,t tell me i don,t won,t to know about it that way i don,t feel guilty about killing them. hope you had a good day and a better tomorrow love to all and bie hug for charley pretty thing and a big smooch to good night nettie.
It's beautiful! I only dream of those places. My husband would be hunting a way to get there if he saw these pictures. He's always talking about moving to Alaska. I hear about too many bugs there though. I see people talking on the shows and mosquitos fly in their mouths during spring time. I headr they get use to the weather and cold don't kill them. But this is just beautiful. Be still my heart! We gonna have to work a trade of places for winter and spring, Skellogg. I like your spring.
RRM, I love them. And the fish... So cute. I just love the fish and I'm sure everyone knows when I dug 2 ponds so I could have them and water plants. This morning I'm being seranading by frogs outside sitting on the water lily pads. They are sooooo cute!
You guys just have all the luck with all those beautiful plants. One day I'll have blooms pretty blooming too. Just not the fancy ones.
Saw this blooming yesterday, got a pic. this am. It's almost red.
By my other pond. I dug and made mine too, Mekos. one is above ground, two are dug. One shown earlier has stream bed,dry.
IN my younger days. ☺
Nice RRM. I love the color.
Good morning Al. Hope you are getting rested up from your trip. I love the pictures. Helps you see places too far away to go yourself, seems more real than just a book. I really enjoy them. Thanks.
Yes Skellogg, you stay warm and dry and take care of the plants. I want maters when I come to visit.
I found a nice companion for Charley. His name is Jerry, named after the wild west mining town of Jerome in Arizona. He seemed real friendly especially when we offered some stale cookies in our pack. He was part of a junkyard display of old mining equipment there.
Yep, Thanks!! RRM, they went into pots, and are right beside the maters!
Al, is the place where you saw Jerry also a restaurant? We ate at a place like that last time we were there! Food and atmosphere was awesome!! And they have bands outside playing on the weekends! Really cool place, but I can't remember the name of it, of course.
How's that new baby doing, Robin? We need more pictures of him and updates, please!
RRM, they just came in the mail this morning, but have them all potted up already. They are huge! And look wonderful! I usually wait until the end of May before I put anything outside. I winter sowed some stuff for the first time this year, but heck, don't even know why we call it winter sowing, cuz don't need to start til after the first day of spring! lol I have been known to wait until June, tho, depending on the weather forecasts. But funny, I've always planted my taters on Good Friday. That's when Gram & Gramp always told me was the best time.
Hi all and great picture Al. Love the mule.
My angels came today too RRM. Thank you so much. They look real nice. I so appreciate them and will show pictures when they bloom. Will get them out when it cools down this evening . My mail runs LATE in the day. Dil been here all day and just left so got Kaylee for a couple hours. Later dudes.
enid i bet if you would go talk to that neighbor lady she would love for you to have some of those iris she probly is not able to take care of them and would like them to have a new home. i don,t have the extra funds to bail you out wright now so don,t do it please. love and good night. you be good both of you.
Great pics everyone! I finally got some blooms on my Iris this year! So far I have 5 colors. Don't know their names yet but at least they bloomed! I think they didn't bloom last year because a) the beds needed to be thinned badly and b) the caretaker that was here before us cut everything down to the dirt.. Lots of new things this year that I didn't have last year, too ..
Hi little friend, welcome back. Good to see you are back in the swing. Gotta love the Irises. They sure are pretty. Hugs to you and the kids.
Cookies and apples to Charlie and HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY everyone. If you are not a phisical mother to your own, I'm betting you are to the communitys kids, so you included too. Have a great one.
OH MITT! (mouth wide open with no words coming out!)
That really took my breath. Those are AMAZING! I know it must smell like heaven right there. That is a master piece. I love them ALL. Mitt, you are so blessed with the ability to produce these babies, I so envy you. That is a picture for better homes and gardens. How I wish I could just stand in the middle of that garden right now. AWSOME!!!
Thank you for the picture. I love it.
Would anyone know what this is? I got it last year in a trade as an extra and don't have a clue. It was tiny last year and grew all winter very slow and little bigger now but still don't know what it is or if it blooms or eatable.
Hey you guys, mail just came and brought me a wood rose vine and so pretty. AND a bunch of seeds for more and Papaya seeds,African tulip tree seeds, White hong kong orchid,2 packs of seeds of yellow rattlebox-tall tri-leaf. ALL from my Hawaiian friend. BIG HUGS my friend.
Another box too from another buddy. Holy COW! OH MAN!! My Stictocardia vine and 2 pots of Pardancanda Dazzler series- purple/orange/yellow and mixed Candy lilies. OH my word, DH gonna hate coming home today to plant flowers. Oooowww! OUTCH! Got to go get these a drink of water. Later.
Sorry forgot the upper post, Loca. The plant has little pink blooms and real pretty. About the size of salvia, that is what it puts me in the mind of. Makes a single stalk or sometimes a small bunch. Thanks for the ID.
This other green thing-Rhubarb??? How to grow it???? How big does it get? I don't have a clue to how to take care of it. Put in ground or keep in pot, does anyone want it? and all that.
ok friends and neighbors, its time for me to take a chill pill and lay the body down for a while. need to get over my mad and i have been real angry need to go take an anger controll class. one person gets me real riled up if dh knew how angery i got he would make me get ouy of garden club oh well just go with the flow or get out. thats pretty simple wright. aint it. im just crazy thats a fact. enough ive got behind again that will keep me buisy. love nettie talk later. had a fair day everything considered
Well, I never had anything that looks like this one. It came up volunteer a couple years ago and just keeps coming back. We get floods around here and seeds could have washed from other neighbors or birds dropped from the neighbors gardens but I never had any. Next package I send out will be to RRM and I'll try to remember to include one for the road. Then you can see close up. It is pretty.
Where is my Blondie,my partner in crime? She would climb a 30 ft tree to get me an orchid, I bet she would go wit me to grab an Iris on the ground.
Hey Mitt, you going on vacation any time soon? HHhmmmmm?????
Oh now girls - never fear, I am right here. Of course I had to laugh at the mental image of you two out sniffing blooms in your football helments. Actually, my image was more of one of you bent over with the other stuck in your butt - next person to come along sniffing, stuck in the next butt. I have a very long line of women bent over ...well, I think you get the picture. That would make a great cartoon! LOL
So, what are we stealing now Mekos? Irises from Mitt?? I'm in!! I have lots and lots of black - and we could paint or faces and hands, wear dark glasses - they would never see us coming. However, there can be no drinking of the Mojitos before we go - I refuse to go to jail because we were laughing while stealing irises!!! Iris stealing is serious business and must be done in silence.
You guys stay out of trouble, I have to go feed the baby - he is into the dog food again - guess I should supplement with a little human food.
Mitt one of these days I'm going to have lots of iris blooming like you do. Mine are showing up one or two at a time still have about half of my bed to go yet. Shared some of yours with my sister on condition I get them back from her when they are big enough to divide. She fell in love with the Rides the Wind one and since she's had alot of health issues the last few years I was nice and let her have it and a few more.
Soon as the sun drops down a little more so it's not so bright outside I'll take pictures of the newest ones. I think one of them may be the one my mom bought me a long long time ago that I moved out here last year.
Well I'm off to check on Cue and my family at FB then off for the night.
Hey!!! Lori, let me know when you get your pkg. Where you been. Mekos and me out here plotting to take a trip to view (hehehe) Mitt's iris farm. Wanna go chaperone and keep us out of trouble. He sure got some pretty ones.
Mekos, my friend - the package arrived today! Thank you soooooooo much! The ornament is so cute. I'll try and get a pic of it later and maybe the plants too since I have no clue what some of them are - lol. Got em still wrapped in a little water. They looked good after their trip. I'll separate them later and see if I can figure out what they are - lol.
I can't believe this. I'm outside working in the garden and you girls are planning on riding the mule with the saddlebags to do some plantnappin.
I don't know what kind of mileage the mule gets on all those mojos but let me warn all the iris grabbin girls. If ya come any closer, I'll cut all the flowers off so they'll all look the same.-
LOOK at MINDY SUCK UP! She wants my Iris, I know what she is doing!
Enid, I got about 15 snowballs with RRM name on em in the freezer, but I can wipe off the names and put someone elses name on them. Skellogg got snow right now so we can count on her for more. Arejay had bunches of snow but mat have melted by now. I know Blondie will help us out. I'll copy that picture so we will know which is which even without blooms. No fretting about that. We can just count the plants. I'll bring the mojitos to bribe the cops if they show up.
Forgot Mindy to post about yours. Geesh! Those are just beautiful but I don't want to snitch yours, Mitt will never miss his. He has got bunches. The smell alone would be intoxicating with that many. I'm trying to save him from the smell. I'm doing it for him besides if we dont get em someone else might be tempted to steal em, and then they would go to jail so we are just taking away the temptation. Just that one. That is all I want.( We'll sneak back later for the rest. )
Darn gone it!!! Been listening to thunder far off for about the last hour. Now its raining here and thunder is right overhead. Dogs have decided that lying on the porch is out of the question now. Cats ran in the house! Guess thats all for them for the night.
I'm sorry Mitt! I just had a lapse in judgement. Lucy made me do it! That Iris was just too much for me to resist. I'm sorry, no stealing irises for me. I can't get Charlie in trouble. Snowballs are back in the freezer waiting for the roundup in Ga. (hanging my head in shame) Snif snif I'll be good, I promise. Show more pictures Mitt. Please.
No, she wo't Mitt. she will sneak in one of thos frozen snowballs and knock me out. That durn mule will be standin there nodding his head yes, Cause she's already sauced him up with her Mojitoes and Sammwiches. He has a terrible weakness for Mekos. Even when his Momma is involved.
Jeeze! I guess I have been abandoned - Mitt - look out, I am pretty sneaky. Been in Oklahoma a long time, learned from the indians how to sneak through the woods and scalp irises.
I am really disappointed in the rest of you - you get me started on an iris stealing mission and just dump me. Here is have shared my beautiful NOID plain ole peach iris with you and everything. Guess I will just go outside and dig a hole.
I think we should all just go help Mitt divide them. One for Mitt, two for us, One for Mitt, three for us. Charley could help us dig and we could give Mitt the mojitos. Before long all the work in the sun he did last year for us would be repaid and everyone would be happy, especially mojito man Mitt!
Ok girls, I figured it out. We won't have to go steal the irises ourselves - my nephew's wife lives in Philly - I can get her to do it. She is young and cute, bet Mitt would even do the diggin' for her. Poor girl, the kids got married in Sept. he lives in Canada, her in Philly. He can't find a job in the US that pays what he is making there and she can't find a job there. I feel kinda bad for them; it would be the perfect marriage for me - him in another country, just send the pay check - I would be just fine!!
We not going either, RRM. Calm down, I'm reformed! I'm being good. I don't have anyplace to put more plants outside any hoo. Half my stuff is still sleeping and the ground is already covered with new plants. The old ones are gonna be crouded out if I put more in there. Chill out girl. Listen to Nettie. Take a chill pill. I never stole anything in my life. Just thinking about it got to me. But IF I was going to it would probably be for that Iris. I can see me in jail now and the newspaper reads, OLD bat from SC, jailed for Iris napping. OH the shame of it all. I'd probably get kicked off DG and cubits and all my plants dry up cause no one would water them for me and look where I'd be then. NOT stealing flowers!
You too little buddy. Love you. My Mom will be 86 this august and Daddy passed on a few years ago. Once a month I have a florist send Mom flowers. She loved to garden but can't any more and has alzheimers and can't remember me in person but knows she has a daughter named Janice so when she gets her flowers,She calls everyone she knows a dozen times over, to tell them about her pretty flowers. Then they all call me to tell me how much she loved them and how many times she called them to tell them. Haha She don't remember telling them and does it over and over. Gotta love the Moms.
You have a great weekend.
I see that Seray has abandoned me and that erid has a plan to "divide" the irises 4 ways. You girls have to get up pretty early to pull one over on me. I know your every step and all the plans you have up your sleeve
Today we're having winds gusting over 40MPH. It's supposed to last thru the weekend. The stalk are tossed about but a large number are knocked over. I haven't tried to pick them up they'll only fall down again tomorrow.
Oh, poor babies! But since our snow is almost melted, I still think they are lovely, Mitt! (Can you tell I am desperate for spring, LOL!) Sure hope that the few I have won't have to go thru that when they do finally get that far into blooming. But, seriously, I really do think they are still very pretty.
mit gave us all iris virus now he needs to come up with the cure and it better not br a pill i have to take too many of those now and i can.t stand the thought of haveing to take another one.might mean he will have to start deviding iris and sending yhem out to sick people this might be better than stealing and no jail time/ now enid don.t go and get all excited just whine alot love you people i think we are all crazy. love littlenettie
Ok Mitt, I sympathize with the wind issue! We have lots of wind here in Oklahoma - guess I will leave your irises alone for this year - you have enough trouble with Mother Nature - don't need me tromping around in your beds.
Hope all you ladies have a wonderful Mothers Day! May it be filled with love and beauty!!
Happy Mother's Day, ladies! Hope you all have a great day! DH and I are going to spend the day with our Moms and help them with a few little tasks they want done. Fortunately, they both live close, so we get to visit and see them easily. I got my present yesterday, as I got to babysit the wonderful grandbabies! Getting to spend the day with grandbabies is the best present ever!
I beleive we like all of them. I like the Red better but that is o.k. Mitt. Mitt, do you breed them? I have a yellow and a dark purple, I'm hoping they will cross. That would be different. Especially the two I got.
Happy Mother's day everyone!
Hey Mitt, I love them all but these last ones are not as good as the other ones I pointed out was the BEST! Those you better keep under lock and key. You never know when a big bird might swoop in and get some.( Especially after a mojito binge.)
I've never seen so many beautiful plants from all you gardeners. I never met an Iris I didn't like either so go figure.
Hope you having a better day today Little Nettie.
It is sunny and cool here. Suppose to be around 70 by evening time and no winds, just georgeous! I'm spending the day with my little angel and Husband. Kids came yesterday and brought me flowers and bulbs and a water fountain for the table top. And this morning I got a message from the kids with a picture of a rose and music playing telling me they loved me. So I got the best day ever. I'm just thanking God and counting my blessings. Love to you all.
I just pruned it a month ago Marti but I'll send you some when I do it again if you want. It's blooming up a storm on my trellis. Remind me later this summer. I'll look to see if I can pin a cane on the ground. That's about the only way I can get them to root.
Wonderful Arejay! I know you had a great Mother's Day. Such a sweet and adorable family.
I picked some flowers from my garden this morning and they are smelling sooooo good!
I'm not good at arranging but they smell great!
Hope everyone had a great weekend.
How sweet, Loca.
Thanks everyone for the comments. I never have many blooming at the same time together so I cut some from all around and put them together. They do have a wonderful smell.
Enid, got the lily bulbs, thank you so much. I put them in my memory garden with all the plants from my friends here.
Found some dill about to bloom there also from last year. So far dill is the only one I see that came back. Lost the chocolate mint and orange mint.
mekogirl you are a natural you make the flowers like to be cut any time they look better in a container than thry do out in the yard they look lovely i like trhem alot look better than anything ive done in awhile love littlr nettie
Lots of ways Marti. It is easy. Use peat moss or Spag.moss or both and add water from the rain if you are useing CPs or Sundews, the chemicals in regular water will kill them. Then add the plants like venus fly traps ,pitcher plants, sundews and so on. Lots of different kinds of plants to go in them. The bog garden can be any size you want. Make sure the plants are cold hardy for your zone and you can leave it out all winter but if not hardy bring in to back room or garage or greenhouse.
Ok, since I don't have a bog garden, will somebody tell me what CP's are, please? If it stops snowing, I'll brave the weather and go out and see what I can find in the garage for a bog garden. Could be that I just might be interested in that one, especially since I need something to fill in a spot or 2 in my yard.
Well, you know other plants do grow in bog gardens as well so they can also be included. Like EEs and cana lilies, and japanese iris and paruvian daffodils and such. Anything that likes to grow in a bog can be added but the main part must be peat moss and Spag.moss and CPs. It will be judged on appearance like decoration, presentation, over all appearance and how well the plants look.( Living or dead.) Preferably living!
Give it a try, yours couldn't be more dead than mine. I killed 2 sundews. Got a red one and it looks much better now.It made a baby already and looks fine. I got pitcher plants and a cobra plant. Those are the CPs and I got another bog garden with stuff in it too that is not CPs. I'm trying to think of ways to combine them and still be nice.
Did we run Mitt off threatening to iris nab his iris?
Mitt, come back! I love the iris pictures. I miss them. Come back!! We won't nab your irises. I promise we won't.
hi all my big red and whgite amarylls wone best in show people don,t think i grow them outside i push the zzone but if you plan ahead you can grow most things anywhere i get caughtr but not very often.just keep that thing still has 8 more stalks that are gona bloomtrying to grow all thingst i hate to take thingh in and out of the green house .got it for christmas 4 years ago thats how long it has ben in the ground planted it that spring after last frost yhey bloom about this time every year i would hate to loose them so far ive been blesed i use alot of mulch and they are getting some heat from the concret slab the den sits on im sure.the lord takes care of people like me who are not playing with a full deck bog garden people i have somenetted chain fern it loves loves wet the more the better don,t know how it would travel might do good. it grows good here it says zone 7 to9 always comes yp in spring could probly just put some root in a baggie might travel good.
Good morning Littlenettie, You can use that in a bog garden. Add some carnivorous plants like the venus fly trap or cobra lily or pitcher plants and post a picture for us
Yes Loca, that will work too. I was asking someone what to use if you don't get rain and someone who grows the CPs said she uses fish water from the place that sells fish, and her pictures of her bog gardens were so pretty.Man, what gardens! Lovely.
Nettie, Congratulations on the best in show! Great going!
Thank you MINDY. That is sweet of you. I wish I could do that! Life would be a little easier.
Wouldn't have to bother people all the time,except when I'm bored.
I ended up with 8 baby chicks Mindy. The other 4 eggs were bad. But they pretty chicks!
It is just a styrofoam one with clear windows on top and can hold about 2-3 dozen eggs, depending on how big the eggs. It costs about 50.00 for the you turn eggs yourself or 120.00 for it does all the work for you. I only used it once before in 2 years so I got the cheap one you turn yourself. Couldn't justify the automatic at higher cost for one or two times use. I use it more for hatching flower seeds-tropical ones that need warmer temps. Hehehaha I hatched all kind of seeds so far.
Wow, mekos, what a great idea. Grew up using incubators all the time (for eggs) and would have never thought of that. Now when I go to all those farm and ranch auctions this spring, I'm going to watch for one for seeds. Great idea!!
huny my amryllis,minerva like yours wone best in show at the garden club show send it to my little grand son to give his mother for mothers day it was real pretty this year i was afraid they wduldn,t makee it we had some nasty weather this year
Nettie - is that what you call wet? I think we can move right on up to water logged now!! My poor Bougainvillea is standing in water - don't quite know how I am going to handle that yet - guess I will have to wade in to save it.
Arejay - I don't plant anything with my irises - don't want anything shading my rhizomes.
How funny - I promise you if I covered my rhizomes in mulch they would rot. I have a little trouble with rotting as it is - most of mine are exposed to direct sunlight too - don't bury them deep enough to cover completely or they would rot for sure. There are a couple of them that heaved over the winter and are sitting on top of the soil - they are rooted down so figure I best leave them alone - they seem happy where they are.
Look- my rescued Josephs Coat is gonna bloom - Yippee - see, I don't kill everything!! Don't look at my black spots - I am treating those with fungicide as we speak. Rained about 3 inches here last night so am fighting a losing battle right now.
NOW MITT, I'm sorry for even thinking of nabbing your Iris. I asure you I am not going to jank up all my daylilies to have a place to put more Iris because I kinda sorta like em, if I do say so myself. And besides, they are already grounded here, if I did jank em up, they would send out roots and regrow so they would be back faster than you could blink. SO, Please come post more pictures for us to drool over.
All jokes aside, I do hope the wind didn't damage them too much. They are real beauties!
my la. iris are in a bog garden they get all the water from the washing machine dh did that for mr the plants love all the water they are real big killed two birds with one stone don.t need all that water iou of the septic system
Can anyone help me? Does anyone know of a plant with a name like Chindoxa? Or maybe Achindoxa? That is how the lady pronounced it anyway. It is a perennial, and is in bloom in zone 4 or 5 now. My niece saw it growing yesterday, asked the lady what it was, and that's how the lady pronounced it, so have no idea how it is really spelled. Any ideas?
Mitt, that is beautiful! Looks a lot like my Savanah Sunset Iris. I love it. And a good day to you as well.
Yup, she got me right in the heart! NOW I'm known as a baby snatcher. Oh the shame of it all.
Moving right along now...
Seray, you have really made my time here the best ever. I've grown to love you like a sister and best friend. I'll always thank DG for bringing us all together and allowing us all to grow together as a big family. We're still doing the round-up this fall and I'mm coming or BUST!
See you over on the other side, my friend. BIG HUGS till then.
Skellogg, that is a very nice plant.
Hello Littlenettie! Top of the day to you too, my lady(blinking eyes in disbelief !)
Thank you Loca. It is about 2&1/2 feet tall. Couldn't get it all in the picture unless I stepped back more and figured the light wouldn't be good and it would come out too dark. Has 2 stems going up. I'm excited. And It was only $19.99. They sent me a catalog too to buy from. They have some nice plants in there and really good prices.
Not too long , and I'll probably do that too. It took me so long to find it.( 2 thumbs up)
I'll probably stare it to death, It and the stictocardia vine.
I had a tiny piece of the Lotus parrots beak that sprouted up from the roots and it sure is looking good too. It is either Sierra sunset or golden flash one. Not sure, had both in the same pot. But I'm verry happy right now.
Next week will be my last week here. My Script is up on 22 of May, so after some of the things thats made me decide to let it drop. You all are great and I am going to miss you all.
Charleen and Charley riding off into the sunset...
AM I loseing ALL my families here in one day????? (BLINKING eyes!)
Now RRM, I can only think of a few nice words in this short amount of time, I'm in shock here and I get speechless. (Mouth wide open)
Come back my Charley. Cookies and mojitos are waiting over here for you my big red fuzzy ear baby.
BUT I'll miss you all. All the long ear tribe. I might cry now. It'll cost me a fortune to mail cookies and mojitos to Charley. Hey after a year, I just NOW figured out I been spelling his name wrong. Ever noticed??? I now got it right. Cheeshh!
Seray, I just wanted to say thank you for everything! I will truly miss you. RRM, at least we have you for another week. This place won't be the same without you and Charley!
Enid, that's it! Thanks so much. I was going nuts trying to figure out what on earth it was and how to spell it! Again, my friends here have saved the day! Bless you all.
I know it is sad riding down the dusty trail leaving your friends but that doesn't take the feelings of friendship away. I have really enjoyed being here with you all and sharing pictures and plants. So, hold your head up High Mekos, there may be a tree linb coming at ya and you won't see it til it plops you in the head. It's o.k. I think they may let me pop in once in a while ,won't they???
Where is everybody going? :( I plan to stick around that's for sure.
Mekos- I got your email about the bog garden contest. I'm going to sit this one out but I will follow it and learn from you guys. I have some ideas for a bog garden but I just have too many garden projects going on right now. And that Hibby is soo pretty!
Me and mekos are still here Mechelle! I'm sitting out the bog contest too. I'll be lucky if I can keep the CPs alive through the summer, and I also have too many projects going on. Doesn't it always seem that way - lol?!
Everyone just running off and abandoning me, I mean us.( Blinking big round eyes!)
Hey Mechelle, don't see you much, but hope everything is going good. Blondie is planning to come to our round-up this fall. It sounds like fun if we all can get together. It's in Augusta Ga. if anyone is interested, and will try to remember to post often to remind everyone.
(Mitt, if ya want to come to Ga. and bring Irises, we won't complain, unless you try to take them back with you!).
OK Mechelle, We are meeting in Augusta Georgia Sept. 25th. I'll be sure to send out final directions as soon as we make the final pick of three different parks there. Right now just getting an idea of who all wants to come. You can do a Map quest for directions from you to Augusta for a time line and directions.
Beautiful Roses nettie. It looks like one we call Seven Sisters around here. It comes in white pink and red and run everywhere if you let it. Yours is really pretty like that.
What kind of bog garden are you making or have you made? We're doing bog gardens "elsewhere" too. Ours are for the CPs and looking good I might add.
mekos ive tried to send my bog garden picture 3 times and it won.t go any where iy has la. iris,solomans seal horse tail and some other things a very big bog. sorry it won.t load. my connection is not the best slow.