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ginger749

February 5, 2012
5:20 PM

Post #8995940

This is where we came from :
http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/t/772123/
So Let's start afresh.
Three out of ten is not a bad start.

I'm going to start of with My Latest Canna.
I have yet to find out what it is.


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pepper23
KC Metro area, MO
(Zone 6a)

February 5, 2012
5:42 PM

Post #8995964

Thanks, Kell!!

Like the canna. I only have one variety. Purple leaves, red flowers. Was a gift from a friend and I've given a ton of them away already. lol
Redtootsiepop
Livermore, CA
(Zone 9b)

February 5, 2012
5:42 PM

Post #8995965

Ahhh, very pretty! My cannas are not doing as well here.. probably too dry. :(


I need to take more pics.. the backyard was completely dirt & empty when we moved in - and I have filled it up. So now, I am busy moving my mistakes! So glad to see/hear from the old gang - Hey Pepper !





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Redtootsiepop
Livermore, CA
(Zone 9b)

February 5, 2012
5:44 PM

Post #8995967

and after 2 years of having the mud clump to our feet, we put in a pool... this is an almost there picture.

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Redtootsiepop
Livermore, CA
(Zone 9b)

February 5, 2012
5:46 PM

Post #8995974

and on the other side we have a grassy area, and garden and these little guys ! (Olivia in the chicken coop)

I'll take some more up to date pictures, the perspective on these is not so great I realize now.

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ginger749

February 5, 2012
6:08 PM

Post #8996005

What a wonderfull looking Pool Red.

Are the Chooks laying yet ?

Free fertiliser hey ?

I can send you some of my Hores stuff if you like.

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ginger749

February 5, 2012
7:37 PM

Post #8996105

I heard on one of our smaller TV Channels.
There was a Soccer Game somewhere over there in Umerica today.
I also heard they were playing in a Fruit Bowl ?

Gee you guys do strange things. ;o)
On OUR Australia Day we just all go to the Ocean and have a swim in the salt water. (only real bath all year)
Then we go home again and Bake a Roast Lamb. :-)

Your Soccer players don't even know what a REAL touch down is.
They GOOSE STEP over a line. (weird)

kell.

ginger749

February 5, 2012
9:56 PM

Post #8996215

Soooo!! I heard on that same low quality TV program that a BIRD stole the show.

Apparently M.I.A. Stole The Fruit Bowl Half-time Show From Madonna and Nicki Minaj.
She had bought a Bird into the Fruit Bowl with her.
During the half time show she 'Flipping The Bird' out of the cage.

I'm not sure what all this means, but it sounded like everyone was having fun.

Perhaps this should have been posted on the Bird Forum ???

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Redtootsiepop
Livermore, CA
(Zone 9b)

February 6, 2012
2:33 PM

Post #8997015

ha ha ha -, we did watch the Fruit Bowl!

Yes, the ladies or "chooks" are laying, we have 8 total now, 3 lay brown eggs, 3 lay white, and 2 are Easter Eggers and lay pale green eggs. They love to supply fertilizer, constantly adding more and more. One of the chicks ended up being a rooster, had to give him away - can't have them in the city.

Can't wait for it to warm up so we can swim in the pool again, it is salt water - nicer on the skin. Ooops - gotta run to pick up the kids from school

Tracy
pepper23
KC Metro area, MO
(Zone 6a)

February 6, 2012
5:01 PM

Post #8997196

That goosestep touchdown was funny. The commercials weren't that great this year though.
ginger749

February 6, 2012
5:47 PM

Post #8997250

Have you ever seen an Aussie make a REAL Touch Down ???
They throw themselves over the try line horizontally and the BALL touches the ground first.

Pic #2 is another type of touch down. (painful touch down)

Pic #3 New Zealand winning World Cup Last year.

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ginger749

February 6, 2012
8:21 PM

Post #8997446

Did any one notice we can now add up to 5 pictures to each post ?

Now all we need is to be able to add pictures into Old posts. :-)









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ginger749

February 7, 2012
12:02 PM

Post #8998086

Redtootsiepop wrote:ha ha ha -, we did watch the Fruit Bowl!

Can't wait for it to warm up so we can swim in the pool again, it is salt water - nicer on the skin.
Tracy


What temperature is it there at the moment ?

Redtootsiepop
Livermore, CA
(Zone 9b)

February 11, 2012
11:39 AM

Post #9002999

wow, skipped a couple of days ! It has been in the 70's here, we're east of San Francisco so usually warmer/drier here. We are expected to drop to 60's and a few days of much needed rain... we'll see how much we get.

I love the multiple pictures! Cool.

I'm going to try to work on some paths outside today, will take my camera out. Hey Pepper!


day old chicks, and Vincent picking an artichoke last year, when the yard was mud & vegetables (a VERY popular combination, I know!)

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ginger749

February 11, 2012
1:45 PM

Post #9003126

Anyone have an Arbor like this ?

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pepper23
KC Metro area, MO
(Zone 6a)

February 11, 2012
5:27 PM

Post #9003368

I wish I had an arbor like that!! I could plant all kinds of roses and clematis and a few other vines on there!! lol
ginger749

February 11, 2012
5:38 PM

Post #9003386

Can you see what it is growing on this one ?

pepper23
KC Metro area, MO
(Zone 6a)

February 11, 2012
5:39 PM

Post #9003387

Bougie vines?
ginger749

February 11, 2012
5:43 PM

Post #9003395

You got it in one.

Do you know how long this Arbor is ?

pepper23
KC Metro area, MO
(Zone 6a)

February 11, 2012
5:45 PM

Post #9003397

Hard to tell.
ginger749

February 11, 2012
5:47 PM

Post #9003402

Here is a link to it.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/South_Bank_Grand_Arbour

It is one kilometre long.

pepper23
KC Metro area, MO
(Zone 6a)

February 11, 2012
5:50 PM

Post #9003406

It's neat looking!!
ginger749

February 11, 2012
5:57 PM

Post #9003414

Is your multiple picture thingy working ?
It says I can add 5 pictures.
But it only gives me one place to put one ????
Another screw up by admin.
I think they need a broom through them.
Then get some YOUNG people in who know the Computer.
These old fogies can't even fix your 'Blue Ribbon'.
ginger749

February 11, 2012
6:02 PM

Post #9003417

How about that Whitney Elizabeth Houston is dead.

ginger749

February 11, 2012
6:13 PM

Post #9003427

This is an aerial view of the Arbor.
It goes from Red Dot to Red Dot.

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roxxanne
Houston, PA
(Zone 6a)

February 11, 2012
6:14 PM

Post #9003430

I think as you add pics it keeps giving you one more spot to add another.

It's too bad about Whitney Houston, what's with these wealthy people? It's never enough. Too bad.
pepper23
KC Metro area, MO
(Zone 6a)

February 11, 2012
6:14 PM

Post #9003431

I haven't added pics for a couple months. Nothing new to take pics of right now. So the new feature I haven't tried yet and don't know how well it works.

A friend of mine saw the report on her and asked me to verify if it was true. I googled and reliable sources came up so I'm guessing it is. A shame.
ginger749

February 11, 2012
6:32 PM

Post #9003467

roxxanne wrote:I think as you add pics it keeps giving you one more spot to add another.

It's too bad about Whitney Houston, what's with these wealthy people? It's never enough. Too bad.

Thanks Roxxane.
I have tried that but only still get one picture option.

Two days ago I was able to add 5 ?

I know what you mean about wealthy people.
A lot of very famous people have died at 27 YO.

I've more than doubled that so I can't be too famous.
I'm just a legend in my own nightmare. :-)


kell.



Redtootsiepop
Livermore, CA
(Zone 9b)

February 16, 2012
9:09 AM

Post #9008758

that arbor is beautiful !!

I was met with this out my kitchen window (December I think) ... then looked down to see our kitty doing her job

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ginger749

February 16, 2012
10:05 AM

Post #9008802

Good Guard.
But did she kill it in the end ?

ginger749

February 16, 2012
7:21 PM

Post #9009411

I was quite disappointed to find all this damage yesterday morning.
I found not one Caterpillars at all.
So what was it that did all this damage in less than a day ?

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roxxanne
Houston, PA
(Zone 6a)

February 17, 2012
6:12 AM

Post #9009659

WOW! Someone was hungry! Go out at night with a flashlight if you don't see anything during the day.
ginger749

February 17, 2012
6:58 AM

Post #9009714

So, This is what ate my Cannas.

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terri_emory
Alba, TX
(Zone 8a)

February 17, 2012
9:03 AM

Post #9009890

I'm usually a lurker on the canna list as I only have a couple so far. Just ordered three more, so I should have a better display soon.

Lovely pool and children! Nice start on the landscaping too.

ginger749, when i was moving from Chicago to Texas my your son and I drove down together. We followed a flatbed truck with an All Blacks fan scarf in the back window. We stopped at the same station for gas and the driver told us we were some of the very few people he met in his travels who knew who the All Blacks are! =) Congrats on the big win and I missed the Fruit Bowl as I was watching Downton Abbey instead. Shockingly, DH joined me was he said the commercials weren't up to standard this year.
ginger749

February 17, 2012
11:00 AM

Post #9009986

Hi Terri,
And welcome to our Canna group.
Things are a bit slow at the moment around here.
The more people join in the busier it will get.

As you might have realised my dig at the Fruit Bowl was directed at Red and Pepper, ;o)
Lets see some pictures of your two Cannas if you have any.

kell.


terri_emory
Alba, TX
(Zone 8a)

February 17, 2012
12:02 PM

Post #9010039

Well sure! This is my favorite so far, canna Thai One On. I also have Panache and Australia (I just realized I have three). I think that this is the best photo I have right now. I just ordered Ermine, Tama-Tulipa, Thai Rainbow, Musafolia, and Red Stripe from Plant Delights.

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ginger749

February 17, 2012
12:06 PM

Post #9010050

That sure is a beauty Terri,
It looks like a salmon pink colour to me.

Texas is pretty hot and dry is it not ?
Where do you get your water from ?

terri_emory
Alba, TX
(Zone 8a)

February 17, 2012
12:58 PM

Post #9010105

Northeast Texas is hot and very humid in the summer. We are not so dry as the western part of Texas, usually between 35" - 40" of rain per year here. We can usually grow some sort of veggies through most of the year.

However, last year we participated unwillingly in a 100 year drought with a record two and a half months of consecutive days with temps of 100 plus degree F and no rain at all. We live out in the boonies but we are lucky enough to have city water and a deep well. If it had not been for the well I would have lost many more plants than I did. I'm pretty sure I lost the canna Australia, indirectly from the drought. Our pasture was so dry and even though we had it mowed short to prevent a brush fire, some #$%@ drove by on the road and flicked a lit cigarette out of the vehicle window. So we had a small fire (we were very lucky, many in our area lost acres and acres of what little grazing was left, not to mention homes and trees, to brush fires). Our neighbor saw it happen and quickly rushed over with his bulldozer and contained the fire. Not before one bed of canna Australia w/some roses got scorched. Oddly I thought the canna would come back and I would lose the roses. But it seems you can keep Teasing Georgia and Snow goose down and they came back with quite a bit of watering. I'm fairly new to Texas and am hoping for a better gardening year this year.

What are the weather conditions in your area?
ginger749

February 17, 2012
1:45 PM

Post #9010163

As you may or may not have heard.
Queensland has just had 2 of the worst Flooding years in what they call a once in a hundred year flood ?
It has been on the News all over the world for more than a month.
My House and Studio were never threatened.
But 4 acres of my front paddocks were inundated.

I like it that way.
It brings silt down from the Mountains around me.

This is My Front Gate looking back up towards My Studio.


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terri_emory
Alba, TX
(Zone 8a)

February 17, 2012
2:16 PM

Post #9010219

Wow! When not flooded I bet that is a beautiful view! I think I have seen the news reports on the floods.

And I do remember there were extensive brush fires withing the past year in Australia as well. The first year we moved here to Texas we had the floods. So we seem to have gotten the entire gamut of weather we are hoping Texas has to offer in the past five years.

And Thai One On is described as salmon pink.
ginger749

February 17, 2012
2:30 PM

Post #9010253

When you say a "well" ?
Do you mean a Well like in the Biblical Days ?
Or a modern day Bore ?

This is the normal way the front paddocks look.

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Redtootsiepop
Livermore, CA
(Zone 9b)

February 19, 2012
8:53 AM

Post #9011996

Kell - Amazing front gate ! The flooding didn't hurt any plants? *No, the cat failed when she came round to the back door to meow for some crunchies - rat escaped... boo.

Terri, the Thai canna is a beauty, love the color. My only canna that is showing its face is a potted black - still too cold at night I guess. My phone won't import pictures at this particular moment, so I'll try later.

Here is from the Bay Breeze half marathon I ran yesterday, not garden related - but a good reason to have a glass of good wine last night!

And a showing from our chickens, beautiful eggs -

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ginger749

February 19, 2012
10:44 AM

Post #9012061

Lookin good Tracy.

Funny looking green eggs.
Look longer than the rest.

My new Tropicanna bed.

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Redtootsiepop
Livermore, CA
(Zone 9b)

February 19, 2012
3:33 PM

Post #9012354

wow, the leaves on those cannas looks delicious! If I were a bug, I would definitely be eating those.

The green eggs have the biggest orange yolks - for some reason the shape has been off/longer since they started laying again? I have no idea why.

and thank-you, I was quite a sweaty mess.

pepper23
KC Metro area, MO
(Zone 6a)

February 19, 2012
5:17 PM

Post #9012457

I miss fresh eggs but don't miss all the trouble I had with critters coming after my chickens all the time. And having 3 roosters at one time isn't much fun either. lol.
ginger749

February 19, 2012
5:34 PM

Post #9012478

Do you know why eggs are tapered at one end ? :-)

All the Cannas are in and watered.

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pepper23
KC Metro area, MO
(Zone 6a)

February 19, 2012
5:37 PM

Post #9012481

Your cannas look good!! Here's the canna I grew last year. I had it in a another spot too but this was the best one.

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ginger749

February 19, 2012
5:47 PM

Post #9012493

Is that your new wheels in the first picture ?

Tropicannas a few weeks later. :o)

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pepper23
KC Metro area, MO
(Zone 6a)

February 19, 2012
6:04 PM

Post #9012519

Old wheels. I've had it for many years now.
ginger749

February 19, 2012
6:30 PM

Post #9012555

pepper23 wrote:Old wheels. I've had it for many years now.


I'm just catching up pepper.

This was the start of my first Flower Spike.

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terri_emory
Alba, TX
(Zone 8a)

February 20, 2012
7:23 AM

Post #9013084

LOL, my well is a modern "bore" with a pump and piping to the veg garden and parts of the ornamental beds. We purchased the section of land adjacent to our existing property mainly because it was such an eye sore. This property had listed in the disclosures at closing: well, disrepair--unusable. Nothing was mentioned of this well when we bid of the property, which was extremely overgrown and impenetrable in places. We ended up with a huge clearing job and finally finding the well with well-pump still in place. We called in electric and well people and they got it up and running in about five minutes. DH had the piping installed two years ago for Mother Day. Lucky considering the weather last year.

Love the front gate sans flooding and love lurking on this forum. Hope to have something more to contribute this summer.
Redtootsiepop
Livermore, CA
(Zone 9b)

February 20, 2012
8:57 AM

Post #9013224

Kell, the leaves look so gorgeous.. do they get full sun? Mine end up looking tattered and burnt by summers end? I took them out of our front walk. My cannas did so much better in Oregon. I'm doing something wrong here.

* I'll let you tell the joke about the egg :)

Pepper, your canna is beautiful - the flower color is gorgeous!
ginger749

February 20, 2012
12:18 PM

Post #9013532

Yes Red, full Sunshine.
How far is your new home from old home in Oregon ?
*Something about closing with a bang. :-)

One of my nicer Cream Cannas.

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Redtootsiepop
Livermore, CA
(Zone 9b)

February 20, 2012
3:38 PM

Post #9013798

about 600 miles ? We moved from outside of Portland, OR to East Bay, CA - we are in a very deserty climate. The soil is different so it has been a learning curve for me.

And I was so anxious to fill our slope with plants, I didn't plan it out as well as I should've. So now I'm moving stuff around, it's all good.

The cream canna is incredible - what is the name?

Pepper - how did you end up with 3 roosters, ha ha ha. We came back from a vacation to one of our girls "cockadoodle doo-ing" at 3 am- my favorite of course, he was a total dingbat. Had to give him away.
ginger749

February 20, 2012
4:03 PM

Post #9013831

You know me Red.
I really have no idea what it's called.
I just call it Kara. :-)

Do you know what this one is called ?

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pepper23
KC Metro area, MO
(Zone 6a)

February 20, 2012
4:56 PM

Post #9013910

It's been many years since I've had those chickens. I got them to have as my FFA (Future Farmers of America) project. So we went to the feed store, got I think 9 chicks and brought them home. Rhode Island Reds is the breed we got. Gorgeous chickens!! Well, we couldn't tell at the time what was what so we just got a bunch. There ended up being 2 roosters in there. Ok, 2 is fine we think. Well...my neighbors at the time had chickens also. RRRs and exotics. The RRRs were too aggressive so they asked us to take them off their hands. They had a rooster. So we ended up with 3 roosters. lol. We killed one later that year, kept 2 for several years then 2nd one got killed off. The last one got killed when a little Banny rooster from next door got out and came over to take over as head of the hens I had left. LOL.

I am soooo glad those chickens are gone! No more trying to run them out of my gardens and no more chasing dogs out of the yard. Snakes don't hang around as much either. The yard is all mine again!! LOL
ginger749

February 20, 2012
5:05 PM

Post #9013931

pepper23 wrote: The yard is all mine again!! LOL


Don't you get a little lonely all by yourself in your garden ?

I love my visitors.
This Dragon is 5 foot long.
He comes into My Studio if I don't go out into the Garden.

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pepper23
KC Metro area, MO
(Zone 6a)

February 20, 2012
5:16 PM

Post #9013953

I have my butterflies, birds, squirrels and hummers. Sometimes I see a lizards. But none of them bother me. lol. The squirrels entertain me when they start yelling at me. lol.
ginger749

February 20, 2012
5:23 PM

Post #9013960

OK then Pepper.

Any of your brothers still living at Home ?

My Zorro thinks he is a Muslim.

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pepper23
KC Metro area, MO
(Zone 6a)

February 20, 2012
5:31 PM

Post #9013972

Brothers on their own and either married or engaged.

I don't know whether to laugh at Zorro or cringe. He looks spooky and funny at the same time. lol. I think it's the flash in his eyes. lol
ginger749

February 20, 2012
5:37 PM

Post #9013979

In the cold, he will lie next to the Potbelly Stove.
Dear old Zorro.

ginger749

February 20, 2012
5:49 PM

Post #9013991

This was August last year. (our winter)

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Redtootsiepop
Livermore, CA
(Zone 9b)

February 24, 2012
9:11 AM

Post #9018284

ah, Zorro seems sweet - he's got a nice little spot there on the rug.

Thanks to Kell I have ordered a cream colored canna from Brent & Beckys... Creamsicle? I'm going to pot it, tho - I think I'll have better luck than putting it in the ground.

Pepper - love your chicken story, I don't think I'd enjoy them much if they were on the loose ! We have a coop with a large run, so they are confined. We have a fair amount of hawks here (not to mentions raccoons) I'm sure they'd be somebody's lunch quickly. Also, I wouldn't want their poop on my patio !!

I'd scream like a little girl if that 5 ft. dragon came into my house, or even if I saw him outside! We have the tiny lizards which are great and toads which take a dip in the pool every now and again... I would think the salt water would bother them?
ginger749

March 15, 2012
9:55 PM

Post #9044522

Looks like it's back to one again ?
Time to give up I guess.
TTFN.

kell.

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terri_emory
Alba, TX
(Zone 8a)

March 16, 2012
7:09 AM

Post #9044762

I'm planting out my new cannas now. As soon as I have some blooms I'll be posting.
smurf428
cullman, AL
(Zone 7b)

March 16, 2012
2:49 PM

Post #9045233

Ours went out this past weekend, then ones in the ground were starting to come up, so out came my potted ones, and I started a bunch of seeds.. Were moving soon, so they will be potted for a bit until we get them to the new place.. I will for sure take pics of mine, as they were all started from seed, so who knows what they will look like
jen
pepper23
KC Metro area, MO
(Zone 6a)

March 16, 2012
5:04 PM

Post #9045354

Mine still have some time before I can plant them but it won't be long now.

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