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timeinabottle
Louisville, KY

April 25, 2012
5:22 PM

Post #9097756

This is my first of the season . Seed grown

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Oberon46
(Mary) Anchorage, AK
(Zone 5b)

April 26, 2012
5:49 PM

Post #9099174

Wow, that is impressive -- from seeds no less.

HazelCrestMikeB

HazelCrestMikeB
Hazel Crest, IL
(Zone 5a)

April 27, 2012
5:03 AM

Post #9099673

Timeinabottle that's a nice one. My first bloomed last week and then another bloom a couple days ago. Second pic is O/P sharing the stage on the first bloom on Iris Immortality.

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timeinabottle
Louisville, KY

April 27, 2012
7:29 AM

Post #9099823

Mike that is a beautiful bloom. Your O/P has a really nice color
Oberon46
(Mary) Anchorage, AK
(Zone 5b)

April 27, 2012
8:29 AM

Post #9099895

I tried to eliminate my dark red ones with black centers but I keep getting volunteers. Guess I will let them go. They were taking over an entire bed and I wanted some variety. I would send them to others but I hear they don't transport very well. And I don't know that I haven't been successful in 'rooting' them all out. I doubt it.

HazelCrestMikeB

HazelCrestMikeB
Hazel Crest, IL
(Zone 5a)

April 27, 2012
4:10 PM

Post #9100429

Timeinabottle, that's a plant from seed that fell from the mother plant next to it. The mother was the first to bloom the last two years until now.
Oberon46, I believe the one that you made reference to might be Red Shades. It spreads fast. I got mine from High Country Gardens in New Mexico.
Oberon46
(Mary) Anchorage, AK
(Zone 5b)

April 28, 2012
7:14 AM

Post #9101057

I believe I got mine locally or from Bluestone Perennials. I planted several in that spot and only a few survived. Wasn't sure which was which. I will have them again this year as I am going to get them grow. May have to move them as I planted a geranium, Splish Splash in that spot and it will get huge.

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

April 30, 2012
1:53 AM

Post #9103416

I have such tightly planted OP's I need to deadhead so they dont spread. Once they put down roots it's impossible to dig them without creating more plants.
Oberon46
(Mary) Anchorage, AK
(Zone 5b)

April 30, 2012
8:40 AM

Post #9103807

Yup. That's what I found. But at least the huge clump is now broken up.
timeinabottle
Louisville, KY

May 1, 2012
4:30 AM

Post #9105082

Orientals as part of a group shot taken this morning'

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timeinabottle
Louisville, KY

May 1, 2012
4:33 AM

Post #9105086

orienta shasta

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Cem9165
Duluth, GA
(Zone 7b)

May 1, 2012
4:35 AM

Post #9105090

John, your garden is just stunning. Are those delphiniums and irises in the background with the poppies? Annette
timeinabottle
Louisville, KY

May 1, 2012
4:41 AM

Post #9105097

Annette those are fox gloves from seeds . they are very easy from seed.

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

May 1, 2012
4:42 AM

Post #9105099

W O W and those foxgloves.Joyful.
timeinabottle
Louisville, KY

May 1, 2012
5:19 AM

Post #9105146

I hope you don't mind my sharing this.

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timeinabottle
Louisville, KY

May 1, 2012
5:23 AM

Post #9105153

Final picture.

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ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

May 1, 2012
6:18 AM

Post #9105229

Its lovely
Oberon46
(Mary) Anchorage, AK
(Zone 5b)

May 1, 2012
7:36 AM

Post #9105360

Great garden. I love to see other people's arrangements. I am still struggling with mine and it is so helpful to see what other people have done. I am too regimented in my planting and think gardens like yours are the very best. Thanks for sharing.
pirl
(Arlene) Southold, NY
(Zone 7a)

May 1, 2012
7:43 AM

Post #9105377

Love your photos and your gardens, John. Terrific. Reminds me of the Garden of Eden I've seen in art but yours is real!
Oberon46
(Mary) Anchorage, AK
(Zone 5b)

May 1, 2012
7:48 AM

Post #9105387

John, what do you have planted amid your stepping stones? I have creeping wooly thyme but would like another stepible to try.
Cem9165
Duluth, GA
(Zone 7b)

May 1, 2012
8:29 AM

Post #9105449

My, oh my!!!! Just beautiful. I love the look of the combination of plants. It has a cottage garden feel. Annette
timeinabottle
Louisville, KY

May 1, 2012
12:34 PM

Post #9105845

Mary;

I have a little stone crop between some of them and a baby veronica among others. Mainly its just the grass and clover. The stepping stones and garden edging is among things on my list but my tells me I can only do so much.

Annette The cottage garden effect is what I am looking for. What I hope to have follow is lillies , larkspur and dahlias. I had hoped to have hollyhocks , but the rabbits ate them all.

John
Oberon46
(Mary) Anchorage, AK
(Zone 5b)

May 1, 2012
1:20 PM

Post #9105915

Ahhh., So they aren't something you can walk on and not hurt. My paths are edged in creeping phlox, low dianthus, several kinds of low thyme and sedum. Or and arbeita. All have flowers at different times. And when it is cool and wet I have a nice mossy stuff that grows with the walkable thyme.

HazelCrestMikeB

HazelCrestMikeB
Hazel Crest, IL
(Zone 5a)

May 1, 2012
4:08 PM

Post #9106136

Just wonderful John. Do you soak the foxglove seeds before planting ? I have some "The Governor" seeds that I saved from last season that I would like to plant and see what happen.

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HazelCrestMikeB

HazelCrestMikeB
Hazel Crest, IL
(Zone 5a)

May 1, 2012
4:17 PM

Post #9106149

John, did you get your "Shasta (super) Poppy" from Heronswood or Jung ?
timeinabottle
Louisville, KY

May 1, 2012
6:00 PM

Post #9106281

I believe it was a collection of super poppies from Burpees. Tha t was 2 years ago.

John

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

May 2, 2012
1:35 AM

Post #9106682

I just planted a root of this yesterday.It will be blooming next year I guess.
Miss Piggy
I think its from Nature Hills

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timeinabottle
Louisville, KY

May 2, 2012
6:59 AM

Post #9106926

Joanne thats a beauty

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

May 2, 2012
7:22 AM

Post #9106961

I probably wont see more than 1 bloom this year but I had to have it.
Oberon46
(Mary) Anchorage, AK
(Zone 5b)

May 2, 2012
7:41 AM

Post #9106999

Gorgeous. I might have to rethink orientals.

HazelCrestMikeB

HazelCrestMikeB
Hazel Crest, IL
(Zone 5a)

May 2, 2012
3:54 PM

Post #9107602

Burpee and Heronswood are owned by the same company.
Ge1836, I love Miss Piggy along with the other frilly ones. My Turkenlouis O/P have quite a few buds on them. They were planted in the fall of 2010. can't wait for the first bloom. I also have another one that will bloom for the first time. The name is eluding me right now

HazelCrestMikeB

HazelCrestMikeB
Hazel Crest, IL
(Zone 5a)

May 2, 2012
4:20 PM

Post #9107629

Heartbeat is the name of the other one. Got that one from Jung in the fall of 2010.
birder17
Jackson, MO
(Zone 6b)

May 2, 2012
7:17 PM

Post #9107880

Looks like we have the same foxglove!

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ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

May 3, 2012
2:10 AM

Post #9108096

Hazelcrest mike.I think Burpee acquired Herronswood just a couple of years ago.
I have poppies from them from 2008. Big orange ones.

HazelCrestMikeB

HazelCrestMikeB
Hazel Crest, IL
(Zone 5a)

May 3, 2012
9:24 AM

Post #9108632

GE1836 you are correct.

HazelCrestMikeB

HazelCrestMikeB
Hazel Crest, IL
(Zone 5a)

May 6, 2012
8:23 AM

Post #9112555

O/P Double Red Shades
Coral Reef
Great Red
Double Read Shades Clump

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ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

May 6, 2012
11:16 AM

Post #9112705

Corel Reefs are great.
Oberon46
(Mary) Anchorage, AK
(Zone 5b)

May 6, 2012
11:22 AM

Post #9112712

Looks a lot like Princess Victoria Louise
Cem9165
Duluth, GA
(Zone 7b)

May 6, 2012
2:36 PM

Post #9112892

Very pretty Mike. Love the orange.
timeinabottle
Louisville, KY

May 6, 2012
6:08 PM

Post #9113133

Reallly really nice...I love Coral reef too,

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

May 7, 2012
1:37 AM

Post #9113506

Here are my Corel Reefs
Princess Louise is in there

Corel Reef is farthest away. I think Princess Alexandra is in the middle and Queen Alexandra is in front or vise-versa.

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Oberon46
(Mary) Anchorage, AK
(Zone 5b)

May 7, 2012
7:48 AM

Post #9113853

Oh yes. I see the difference. I love Princess Alexandra. May have to get one when the garden situation straightens out

HazelCrestMikeB

HazelCrestMikeB
Hazel Crest, IL
(Zone 5a)

May 7, 2012
4:14 PM

Post #9114559

I have both Coral Reef and PVL that I got from Graceful Gardens a few years ago. They are pretty close to each other in apperance.
birder17
Jackson, MO
(Zone 6b)

May 10, 2012
7:03 PM

Post #9119224

Mike, I am trying to grow "Great Red" from seed this year. Is it really that orange? I thought it would be more red. Regardless, it is very pretty as are your other poppies. I like the Victoria Louise and Coral Reef. I had not seen Princess Alexandra before. It's is pretty also.

HazelCrestMikeB

HazelCrestMikeB
Hazel Crest, IL
(Zone 5a)

May 11, 2012
11:40 AM

Post #9119955

Birder, I got Great Red from Graceful Gardens it is not a full red. It does have a little orange/red in it.
birder17
Jackson, MO
(Zone 6b)

May 11, 2012
8:06 PM

Post #9120479

Thanks Mike. It sounds like from your description, it's a red-orange. It's nice to know as I thought it was a red-red. This will help me determine where I am going to put this poppy-if it will make it to maturity.
This is what Swallowtail Seed says about this poppy:
"Largest poppy of them all. 6-8" blooms. Plants reach 4 to 5 feet but need no support and produce huge, frilly 6 to 8" scarlet flowers with black blotch at the base. Blooms mid to late spring".

They go on to say it is closely related to the Oriental Poppy. Some oriental poppies have this poppy as parentage.

So, do you agree with this description? And, what companions did you plant with this poppy? Just curious.

HazelCrestMikeB

HazelCrestMikeB
Hazel Crest, IL
(Zone 5a)

May 12, 2012
9:49 PM

Post #9121667

From that description mine is not Great Red. I will have to look up my original invoice to double check.

HazelCrestMikeB

HazelCrestMikeB
Hazel Crest, IL
(Zone 5a)

May 16, 2012
5:06 AM

Post #9125654

Turkenlouis O/P is starting to open for the first time around here. I am very excited. A better pic is coming as soon as it opens fully. Second pic is one that came with the house purchase. LOL!
Poppy meets Festiva Maxima Peony. Delphinium meets O/P Jacinth and White Wedding.

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HazelCrestMikeB
Hazel Crest, IL
(Zone 5a)

May 16, 2012
5:14 AM

Post #9125664

White Wedding
Iris and roses meets poppy
Clump shot of Jacinth
Princess Victoria Louise

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HazelCrestMikeB
Hazel Crest, IL
(Zone 5a)

May 16, 2012
5:22 AM

Post #9125672

Second pic was suppose to be Manhattan = NOT ! Angry = yes.
Clump shot of said plant. Grrrrrrrrrr !

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ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

May 16, 2012
6:27 AM

Post #9125762

Love the color of Jacinth.All are great.
timeinabottle
Louisville, KY

May 16, 2012
7:33 AM

Post #9125841

I have never seen Jacintha before .. They are beautiful

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

May 22, 2012
3:35 AM

Post #9133050

My Orientals are just starting
Beauty of Livermoore

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ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

May 22, 2012
3:57 AM

Post #9133066

this might be Victoria Louise or Corel Reef
Anyone want to guess?

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HazelCrestMikeB

HazelCrestMikeB
Hazel Crest, IL
(Zone 5a)

May 22, 2012
4:52 AM

Post #9133103

I'm going with Coral Reef. Ge1836, both of them are lovely.
Jacinth, double shot.
Royal Wedding and Jacinth.
Harlem, blooming for the first time. What a relief to get what you paid for. LOL!!
Shasta meets Lupines and Penstemon Mystica, etc.

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HazelCrestMikeB
Hazel Crest, IL
(Zone 5a)

May 22, 2012
5:02 AM

Post #9133107

Turkenlouis. Having a hard time capturing the beauty of this one.
Delphenium meets Shasta and Royal Wedding.
Prince Of Orange staring down yonder. LOL!
Garden shot.

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HazelCrestMikeB
Hazel Crest, IL
(Zone 5a)

May 22, 2012
5:07 AM

Post #9133112

New to the neighborhood visitor said hi.
PVL
POO and PVL

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ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

May 22, 2012
6:26 AM

Post #9133225

great pix Mike
timeinabottle
Louisville, KY

May 22, 2012
12:54 PM

Post #9133750

Beautiful MIke

Joane I believe that is coral reef and I love it.

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

May 25, 2012
4:53 AM

Post #9137727

This is no-mans-land but it looks better than the planed garden

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HazelCrestMikeB

HazelCrestMikeB
Hazel Crest, IL
(Zone 5a)

May 26, 2012
8:08 AM

Post #9139219

Ge, that's a nice one.

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

May 26, 2012
9:02 AM

Post #9139303

I'm not sure of the ID. The pinks are hard to makeout. Light one might be Queen Alex and the other Victoria Louise.

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

May 27, 2012
6:12 AM

Post #9140191

More OP's

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caitlinsgarden
McGregor, IA
(Zone 4b)

May 28, 2012
5:28 AM

Post #9141417

I've never heard of Jacinth - where did you get it? I have an OP that bloomed for the first time this year; it says " Raspberry (something)" but it has a mouthwatering watermelon color.

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

May 28, 2012
6:03 AM

Post #9141468

I dont know why plantsmen dont just say pink,white or orange. The subtleties in one variety are endless and many times it depends on where the plant is,how much sun it gets ,soil condition.
pirl
(Arlene) Southold, NY
(Zone 7a)

May 28, 2012
6:26 AM

Post #9141504

They probably don't use pink, white or orange because people will claim it's not white, it's cream. Or it's not orange, it's peach or salmon or light or dark orange or cinnamon. You're right that it's the soil and sun as well as the climate and the genetics that make a flower what we end up seeing.

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

May 28, 2012
6:44 AM

Post #9141528

yup

HazelCrestMikeB

HazelCrestMikeB
Hazel Crest, IL
(Zone 5a)

May 29, 2012
5:27 AM

Post #9142832

Caithlinsgarden, I got Jacinth from Heronswood nursery about three years ago. I have also seen it on Jungs website.

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ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

May 30, 2012
2:40 PM

Post #9145186

This is Prince of Orange with Pattys Plum

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HazelCrestMikeB

HazelCrestMikeB
Hazel Crest, IL
(Zone 5a)

May 30, 2012
3:55 PM

Post #9145280

Ge1836 those are nice. I bought two Patty Plum a couple years ago and both didn't survive. BUMMER ! Things are whining down around here. I am intrested to see if the "super poppies" rebloom for those of you in the warmer climate.

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

May 31, 2012
1:23 AM

Post #9145695

Those 2 plants are 4 years ols. The Princeo'Orange isnt looking well.Very yellow and smaller blooms this year.

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

May 31, 2012
2:51 AM

Post #9145716

http://smilebox.com/playBlog/4d7a45344d4463324e6a4d3d0d0a&blogview=true
Oberon46
(Mary) Anchorage, AK
(Zone 5b)

May 31, 2012
7:01 AM

Post #9145952

JoAnn, your 'show' is gorgeous. What a neat program.

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

May 31, 2012
7:11 AM

Post #9145968

Hi Oberon!! I am waiting for the somnifareums to bud and open.
The program is Smilebox. The most fun is the membership version.Isnt that just the way it always is?
Oberon46
(Mary) Anchorage, AK
(Zone 5b)

May 31, 2012
9:01 AM

Post #9146123

Oh yes.
birder17
Jackson, MO
(Zone 6b)

June 4, 2012
4:36 PM

Post #9152331

ge, thanks for the slide show--so nice. I need to do something like that with my garden. I am not very capable on the computer!

HazelCrestMikeB

HazelCrestMikeB
Hazel Crest, IL
(Zone 5a)

June 17, 2012
3:24 PM

Post #9169106

These were the last two to bloom.

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timeinabottle
Louisville, KY

June 17, 2012
3:53 PM

Post #9169131

very nice mike

juhur7

juhur7
Anderson, IN
(Zone 6a)

September 17, 2012
9:03 PM

Post #9278418

Yes indeed very nice slide show!
I have some great red poppies started and I would appreciate any advice I could get about growing them.
The problem that I have is getting the little plants to keep growing, I have never had much luck with poppy even though it is said that they are easy to grow.
Easy to germinate moderate level for me, sprout nicely, then I lose them at three or four leaves even when the animals do not get to them.I'l take and read through any advice at all.
I did have a few reds and a Miss Piggy that I lost in a flood then a vole got the remainder. That may have been a success with some question only it is still not much luck, none of those had I grown from seed.

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

September 18, 2012
1:19 AM

Post #9278516

The Miss Piggy is new for me. I had 6 plugs ( starter plants) and only 2 survived. I might believe it is an Oriental Poppy variety that is hard to establish and grow.
I gave up trying to start orientals from seed. I buy the plants.It always works here.
Oberon46
(Mary) Anchorage, AK
(Zone 5b)

September 18, 2012
8:13 AM

Post #9278779

I've heard they are very hard to move although I have had some success. And once you have them, boy, do they spread. I find them popping up within a few feet of the mother plant. They must like cold and wet because that is what they get here, though out in full sun, whenever we get any.

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

September 18, 2012
9:17 AM

Post #9278859

I believe there are varieties that cant be killed. I tried to move several and if you dont get the whole root there will be "root cutting" plants in the old area again.
The ones I have had do this are Queen Alexandra,Prince of Orange and Brilliant.
Oberon46
(Mary) Anchorage, AK
(Zone 5b)

September 18, 2012
10:44 AM

Post #9278932

Prince of Orange and Princess Victoria Louise. I try to catch them as they sprout and dig deep. I kept two clumps, one in front and one in back. Already see tiny clumps trying to sprout this late.

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

September 18, 2012
10:47 AM

Post #9278936

In this zone Orientals are putting up winter crownes and look like they will be blooming in January,but NO .The crowns stay all winter.
My gardens are so crowded I dont let seedpods form and keep deadheading to avoid reseeding.
Oberon46
(Mary) Anchorage, AK
(Zone 5b)

September 18, 2012
12:01 PM

Post #9279024

I thought the orientals sort of spread themselves by underground growth. I also deadhead so not sure why I have all of these guys popping up. I may start putting a dab of brush killer on each one

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

September 18, 2012
12:43 PM

Post #9279064

I honestly dont know about the underground growth. Its my understanding they can be divided thru root cuttings.This is done when the plant is dormant in July here.
I know some varieties are very prolific.
I had to do the Round-up brush thing. I had planted Beauty of Livermore too close to the border and I interfered with lawn mowing. The orientals really have a wide spread.
When I dug it to move it back there must have been some root left that sent up many new plants. Each time I tried to dig them I couldnt get a clean ball so the root left would send up another plant.
I finally just killed it.
Oberon46
(Mary) Anchorage, AK
(Zone 5b)

September 18, 2012
1:27 PM

Post #9279116

I suspect when I get tired of eruptions in other plantings I will do the same. I am making my first batch of rhubarb/strawberry jam. I have helped my folks but never by myself. Scary. I'll let you know how it turns out.

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

September 18, 2012
3:21 PM

Post #9279206

There is nothing better than those 2 fruits combined.I love them in coblers,pies and as a sauce for good vanilla icecream.
Oberon46
(Mary) Anchorage, AK
(Zone 5b)

September 18, 2012
4:52 PM

Post #9279292

Looks like that is what I ended up with - sauce. All the jars popped but it still looks pretty loose. That's okay. I will use it on my toast anyway. And way yummy on vanilla ice cream, or cheese cake, or or or. lol

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

September 19, 2012
1:57 AM

Post #9279641

I see you dont need any advise on eating L O L

HazelCrestMikeB

HazelCrestMikeB
Hazel Crest, IL
(Zone 5a)

September 19, 2012
3:41 AM

Post #9279661

LOL!!
Oberon46
(Mary) Anchorage, AK
(Zone 5b)

September 19, 2012
8:38 AM

Post #9279910

THAT is an unfortunate truth, alas for me. Back to the treadmill, literally

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

September 19, 2012
8:55 AM

Post #9279934

I count on gardening to keep me in check.I cant afford another pound or gardening as I know it will cease.
Oberon46
(Mary) Anchorage, AK
(Zone 5b)

September 19, 2012
9:04 AM

Post #9279949

My problem is that I start dropping weight in the spring and early summer as the gardening (including hardscaping and hauling 45# bales of soil) provides great all day exercise. Later in the summer and for sure in the winter I have to fight to make myself go to our exercise room and get the right blend of aerobatic and weight bearing to make up for the lack of garden.
pirl
(Arlene) Southold, NY
(Zone 7a)

September 19, 2012
10:10 AM

Post #9280078

Same issue here, Mary. Gee, I thought the dinner table was the exercise room!

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

September 19, 2012
10:47 AM

Post #9280136

Whaaaaaa.What a concept.
Oberon46
(Mary) Anchorage, AK
(Zone 5b)

September 19, 2012
12:01 PM

Post #9280205

Yeah. That sitting around the dinner table with DH, finishing up the wine, just talking can be hazardous. Fortunately we don't have desserts around the house. And D will ask me to remove the serving dishes as well as his plate when he is obviously done. Sometimes I don't even bother to put the stuff on the table and then we are less likely to go back for 2nds.

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

September 19, 2012
12:11 PM

Post #9280216

Good trick.
Oberon46
(Mary) Anchorage, AK
(Zone 5b)

September 19, 2012
1:16 PM

Post #9280272

I really wish it would stop raining. I have peonies and spring bulbs coming any time. If I try to dig holes now they might fill in with water. Well, maybe not that bad, but darn close. As soon as they arrive and get planted, I will hope for a nice freeze to kill off the tops of the dahlias, then wait a week and dig them up to start that process. Poppies are soooo much easier.

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