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ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

June 17, 2012
1:17 AM

Post #9168334

We came from here:
http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/t/1258276/#new
Keep those garden works coming.
New paths,new accessories any addition.

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onewish1

onewish1
Denville, NJ
(Zone 6b)

June 17, 2012
3:17 AM

Post #9168355

Jen mine looks like I never dug it out for the last 3 years.. big & full.. took over that part of the slope again :(

we are going to try and get out as much as we can after this weekend.. told Randy I don't even care if we loose the black eyed susans that are there.. just get rid of it

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

June 17, 2012
3:41 AM

Post #9168369

Thats a hard decission and I amaze myself when I am willing to "off" a plant I thought was so special when I put it in the ground.

ROBINDOG

ROBINDOG
Thomaston, CT

June 17, 2012
1:04 PM

Post #9168909

Right now spiderwort is growing on the roadside, outside of my fence...I've been pulling all shoots that wander! Have more weeding to do in the veggie garden...I was going to plant my cutting garden in rows this year, then decided to broadcast the seed instead...shoot me, please...can't tell the weeds from the baby plants, & some are growing on top of each other!

darius

darius
So.App.Mtns.
United States
(Zone 5b)

June 17, 2012
3:32 PM

Post #9169118

Hi... I read this forum a LOT because my mountain zone is closer to yours than the rest of my state.

Having said that, I'll take ANY spiderwort anyone wants to send me!

onewish1

onewish1
Denville, NJ
(Zone 6b)

June 17, 2012
6:26 PM

Post #9169332

mine might be mixed with black eyed Susan.. I can send you some if you still want em.. we are going to hopefully be digging them out next week

darius

darius
So.App.Mtns.
United States
(Zone 5b)

June 17, 2012
6:31 PM

Post #9169342

onewish1, that would be great... but I'm fund-less for postage (or anything else) until my next SS check since my debit card was compromised online.

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

June 17, 2012
6:31 PM

Post #9169344

Actually, mine is not spiderwort. Gotta figure out what it is.
Pfg
(Pam) Warren, CT
(Zone 5b)

June 17, 2012
8:27 PM

Post #9169459

Mine is, and it's blooming all over the place. Grrrrrrrrrrrrrrr...

onewish1

onewish1
Denville, NJ
(Zone 6b)

June 18, 2012
3:15 AM

Post #9169592

Darius the bank didn't make good on it?

darius

darius
So.App.Mtns.
United States
(Zone 5b)

June 18, 2012
6:19 AM

Post #9169754

Actually the bank will make good on the fraudulent charges, but being a small town bank rather than a national bank, they say 30-60 days. That doesn't buy any groceries this week!

onewish1

onewish1
Denville, NJ
(Zone 6b)

June 18, 2012
8:08 AM

Post #9169869

ugh.. sorry.. bank of America had my funds back in a couple of weeks

darius

darius
So.App.Mtns.
United States
(Zone 5b)

June 18, 2012
8:10 AM

Post #9169872

BTW, Happy Birthday!
wha
Pepperell, MA
(Zone 6a)

June 18, 2012
10:58 AM

Post #9170119

if you are looking for some idea's for the yard check this out for some pictures of bedrock gardens in lee, nh - http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/t/1265673/

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

June 18, 2012
11:43 AM

Post #9170177

Thanks for the album.The ironwork is wonderful.

onewish1

onewish1
Denville, NJ
(Zone 6b)

June 18, 2012
12:36 PM

Post #9170232

[quote="darius"]BTW, Happy Birthday![/quote]
thanks!!

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

June 19, 2012
4:54 PM

Post #9172005

When choosing nice containers, what takes priority when choosing the color, how it complements the plant, or the surroundings (house, patio, etc.)??
debi_k
S of Lake Ontario, NY
(Zone 6a)

June 19, 2012
5:08 PM

Post #9172013

Both!
Of course I have cobalt blue ones that don't really go with either.
bbrookrd
Nantucket, MA
(Zone 7a)

June 19, 2012
5:11 PM

Post #9172016

I match the plants with the pot which I picked out to go with the space in the first place. But that is in an optimal situation. So mostly I have pots that I have had for years that I put where they look best according to size, color and shape. Then they get planted with what ever I have or can buy that goes together. Some work, some don't, but as I love having tons of containers filled with color even those that aren't so perfect just become part of the chorus and blend with the rest or I move them to some spot where they look better.

But Jo Ann has some of the best containers that I have seen on DG so I think her ideas will be the best too. Patti

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

June 19, 2012
5:22 PM

Post #9172030

Obviously, the problem arises when you cannot match both.
Pfg
(Pam) Warren, CT
(Zone 5b)

June 19, 2012
7:08 PM

Post #9172183

I think the cobalt blue are classics, they go with everything

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

June 19, 2012
7:09 PM

Post #9172188

I love the cobalt too.
Jan23
Salem Cnty, NJ
(Zone 7b)

June 19, 2012
7:16 PM

Post #9172197

It shows off many colors very nicely.

flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

June 19, 2012
7:52 PM

Post #9172248

I have to match the house, then the plants need to compliment the container, I'll take a pic of the containers I just did, tomorrow

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

June 19, 2012
7:54 PM

Post #9172251

So you pick plants to match the pots?!

flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

June 19, 2012
8:02 PM

Post #9172257

Yes

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

June 19, 2012
8:03 PM

Post #9172259

Kids to match their clothes? ;)

flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

June 19, 2012
8:04 PM

Post #9172262

but of course


my hangers match my clothes

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

June 19, 2012
8:05 PM

Post #9172263

That's backwards! Clothes should be bought to match the hangers.

flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

June 19, 2012
8:06 PM

Post #9172266

well if you have any empty hangers you need more clothes

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

June 19, 2012
8:07 PM

Post #9172271

Don't tell my wife!

flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

June 19, 2012
8:09 PM

Post #9172276

hee hee, oh btw what's her cell #?
Rose1959
Norwich, CT
(Zone 6a)

June 19, 2012
8:11 PM

Post #9172278

Victor, you make me laugh!!!

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

June 19, 2012
8:25 PM

Post #9172287

Glad to help, Rose! ^_^

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

June 20, 2012
1:46 AM

Post #9172407

Holicow.
This sounds like a science.My planters were bought 10 years ago for the driveway of my old house because they were cheap and classic.
I joined my daughter, and hers were probably bought the same way.
OUR combined planters on the deck of the new house are eclectic to say the least.
I pretty much do what patti does as far as plants except I controle the major number and overall "look" by ordering choices from RD after a winter of plans.
The plants are combined for themselves. and because the planters dont stand out much , the plants are what are most visible.
I dont consult with DD as to which colors she is going to buy for her planters because she likes geraniums and petunias and all manner of flowers so I stick to colored leaves. Thats how the rail pot is white petunias and red geraniums and my pots in the area are deep subtle colors, a cacafiny( sp) of color.
We live together and there are areas where I just dont interfere.
Garden is a pleasure for both of us with different results which work when viewed overall.


I also love the cobalt pots but there is no place to store them over winter.

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bbrookrd
Nantucket, MA
(Zone 7a)

June 20, 2012
4:08 AM

Post #9172444

Victor, matching the pots with you eye color is always a safe bet. Patti

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

June 20, 2012
4:15 AM

Post #9172450

LOL

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

June 20, 2012
5:58 AM

Post #9172539

Hard to find pots in Bloodshot!

ROBINDOG

ROBINDOG
Thomaston, CT

June 20, 2012
6:21 AM

Post #9172565

I buy pots for their color & form...my fav is cobalt...that said, this year I was too lazy to plant any pots, but I'm thinking about some annuals because the perennials will be gone quickly this year...

jumper2

jumper2
Huron, OH
(Zone 5b)

June 20, 2012
11:14 AM

Post #9172947

DH and I weeded this am, before it got too hot.

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

June 20, 2012
1:52 PM

Post #9173183

No garden work today. Not until Friday.

ROBINDOG

ROBINDOG
Thomaston, CT

June 20, 2012
1:58 PM

Post #9173197

Stayed out of the garden here also...not a fan of heatstroke...

flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

June 20, 2012
2:04 PM

Post #9173210

Too much work going to even bring the garbage can in

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

June 20, 2012
2:29 PM

Post #9173253

I have been inside watching the hot wind exhaust and batter the blooms.
debi_k
S of Lake Ontario, NY
(Zone 6a)

June 20, 2012
2:55 PM

Post #9173279

I have some perennials in pots, one of my favorite is Jacobs ladder. That and columbine bloomed the same time, but the Jacobs ladder keeps looking nice after the blooms.

flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

June 20, 2012
3:14 PM

Post #9173295

Here's the ones I just did, the top container was left by the previous owners, I just left it

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bbrookrd
Nantucket, MA
(Zone 7a)

June 20, 2012
5:40 PM

Post #9173425

I just did a tweak of our containers so they look as best as they can for this tour tomorrow.

I went to a luncheon today for the people involved. Lovely lobster salad etc in a home that had amazing gardens and a site to die for right on the harbor. Their garden was way out of our league. Their garden staff does an amazing job, but I wasn't too fond of the 3 dancing frogs playing musical instruments that cost more than my car and towered over me. But some of their property was breathtaking. I didn't have my camera and thought it would be rude to shoot with my cell phone as it was a luncheon.

I think, with a quick walk about in the early a.m. to dead head anything that needs it and then a quick final sweeping of the hardscapes, we will be as ready as we can be. It is going to be warm, but nothing like it will be on the mainland so I hope we get some visitors. One of my dear friend in NYC sent me a funny email which I am sharing with you all. [quote]Here's wishing you a good tour tomorrow! I'm sure all the plants are behaving as they should and that it will be splendid. Of course, if it is 900 degrees like it is in NYC it may be a bit toasty for your tour-group! Hose 'em down if they get crabby![/quote]


http://www.beautifulfrog.com/index.html

Here is an article that shows some of the garden where I had lunch; sans frogs. http://splendidsass.blogspot.com/2011/05/garden-in-nantucket.html

I will report back as to if we survived and if anyone liked the garden, except friends who are always kind. Patti
debi_k
S of Lake Ontario, NY
(Zone 6a)

June 20, 2012
5:51 PM

Post #9173438

Good luck Patti but I know you don't need it!

flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

June 20, 2012
6:21 PM

Post #9173483

Have fun Patti
Jan23
Salem Cnty, NJ
(Zone 7b)

June 20, 2012
6:28 PM

Post #9173500

Will be thinking of you tomorrow. Enjoy!!!

luvsgrtdanes

luvsgrtdanes
(Ronnie), PA
(Zone 6b)

June 20, 2012
6:39 PM

Post #9173518

Enjoy Patti!

pixie62560

pixie62560
South China, ME
(Zone 5a)

June 21, 2012
2:19 AM

Post #9173830

Have fun Patti, everyone will love your gardens!

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

June 21, 2012
2:25 AM

Post #9173834

Patti: my excitment leveled off when you said "staff".We have gardens like that here,Looks great but I dont think the oeners appresiate them as much as those of us who toil.
I have 1 helper who comes twice a year to clean and edge.

Here's why.See the elderly woman with a prop walking the garden?
Guess who.

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wha
Pepperell, MA
(Zone 6a)

June 21, 2012
5:34 AM

Post #9173950

have a great day patti!
bbrookrd
Nantucket, MA
(Zone 7a)

June 21, 2012
6:31 AM

Post #9174018

Half and hour to go and I am showered and dressed. I said "stop " to my obsessing an hour ago. Hard to do as I keep seeing things that I want to prune or move or make bloom . Not happening. Not doing this again any time soon, though we got things done that I had wanting to do for years. Hot even here today. Patti
"

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

June 21, 2012
7:08 AM

Post #9174066

Best of luck.
You are the only one who sees flaws.The general views are just splendid. Thats what the tourists see.

ROBINDOG

ROBINDOG
Thomaston, CT

June 21, 2012
7:35 AM

Post #9174107

Patti, the garden near the ocean is beautiful, but Jo is right...it doesn't reflect a personal space, just one that is taken care by gardeners...my gardens are a wild hodge-podge, but they are mine, & obviously say something very crazy about me, but oh, well! Jo, you do amazingly well in your gardens...Jen, I like the pots, they will keep that space colorful all summer!
Jan23
Salem Cnty, NJ
(Zone 7b)

June 21, 2012
7:36 AM

Post #9174109

Ditto to what Jo said!!! I am sure everyone will enjoy themselves.

Also agree that the ones tended by 'staff' are pretty but don't seem as loved as your personal space.

This message was edited Jun 21, 2012 9:37 AM
wha
Pepperell, MA
(Zone 6a)

June 21, 2012
9:09 AM

Post #9174283

here are a couple shots of cairns i built recently

the first one (same one in second shot) was quite a challenge doing it alone - very heavy stone and its base is a boulder, nothing level - crashed down on me more than a half a dozen times before i got it to stand - stable now... i hope

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flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

June 21, 2012
9:24 AM

Post #9174308

very neat

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

June 21, 2012
9:35 AM

Post #9174327

I love it,especilly the topper with the round stone in the crevice.
Jan23
Salem Cnty, NJ
(Zone 7b)

June 21, 2012
9:56 AM

Post #9174362

Me, too, Jo!!! Wha, you have a good eye!!!

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

June 21, 2012
9:58 AM

Post #9174367

Stacking rocks is an art. There is a birdbath I want,however it means I will have to eleminate something.

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

June 21, 2012
11:13 AM

Post #9174451

Nice, Bill. You should make one into a nice sundial.
wha
Pepperell, MA
(Zone 6a)

June 21, 2012
12:02 PM

Post #9174520

thanks folks

not sure if i have the stones for a sun dial - was happy to finally use those large flat ones i stacked - have had them for over year - that trip to bedrock gardens did the trick.
bbrookrd
Nantucket, MA
(Zone 7a)

June 21, 2012
1:40 PM

Post #9174642

Love the close up (middle shot) Brilliant use of wonky stones.

I survived the day, barely. We had 265 paying visitors. Pooped from the heat, questions and endless strolling about with all the guest. The general reaction was heart warming. They liked it. Patti

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

June 21, 2012
1:45 PM

Post #9174653

Are you speaking literally, Bill?? ^_^
wha
Pepperell, MA
(Zone 6a)

June 21, 2012
1:47 PM

Post #9174657

that is a lot of visitors patti! Was there any doubt they would like your paradise!
wha
Pepperell, MA
(Zone 6a)

June 21, 2012
1:50 PM

Post #9174661

only you...:)

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

June 21, 2012
2:07 PM

Post #9174679

Wow, Patti!

flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

June 21, 2012
2:10 PM

Post #9174685

whoa that's a lot of people
bbrookrd
Nantucket, MA
(Zone 7a)

June 21, 2012
2:18 PM

Post #9174693

Heavens, I just found a very noticeable weed by the front, so there is probably, at this very minute, a massive email going back and fourth to all those folks who came and are now complaining that our garden was a weed infested mess. The dogs were able to stay outside and behaved beautifully. No barking or jumping up and they dug no more huge holes while the tour was happening. Most pleased as I wasn't sure what we should do with them. I took some shots this morning and will post some of them later. Patti
debi_k
S of Lake Ontario, NY
(Zone 6a)

June 21, 2012
2:19 PM

Post #9174698

Wish I was one of them
Not the emailing part :-)

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

June 21, 2012
2:33 PM

Post #9174717

I would have turned around and left if I saw that weed...

ROBINDOG

ROBINDOG
Thomaston, CT

June 21, 2012
3:06 PM

Post #9174774

Patti, so happy the tour went well...money well spent for a great day in the gardens! And the girls knew they had to behave...Bill, love the cairns, very creative use of stone, great designs...

onewish1

onewish1
Denville, NJ
(Zone 6b)

June 21, 2012
6:49 PM

Post #9175040

just fantastic Bill... wish you would come make my rocks look pretty!!.. wow what a long day Patti.. I could never do something like that
Jan23
Salem Cnty, NJ
(Zone 7b)

June 21, 2012
6:58 PM

Post #9175052

Glad there was a good turnout to see your lone weed, Patti. Please get a good rest for a bit, you deserve it!!!
bbrookrd
Nantucket, MA
(Zone 7a)

June 21, 2012
8:17 PM

Post #9175167

I know there are many more weeds lurking, but it did look pretty dang spit and polished today. However by the time we get back from New Orleans on July 3rd, they will be all back and thumbing their noses at me. My brother is staying here with the dogs, but he doesn't weed. He will water if things if they are screaming, but the dogs adore him and he is very neat and orderly, so we will come home to no problems except some weeds.

Wha, I am going to have to start collecting some interesting stones for a wonky cairn on the property at some point. Looked at them again tonight and do love them. I must stop and see them in person soon. Patti
wha
Pepperell, MA
(Zone 6a)

June 22, 2012
5:36 AM

Post #9175546

open door here for you patti - i would think that you could find some in VT especially on the stream bank - check out the ones i posted from bedrock gardens - wish i could find some big flat ones with lichen like they have - the two i used where buried, i could only see a small piece of them coming out of the ground, could tell they should be flat and started digging - needless to say i will be looking for more - have some slate here although not convinced that would have the look i want
bbrookrd
Nantucket, MA
(Zone 7a)

June 22, 2012
7:39 AM

Post #9175682

Wha, So you should drive up to Vt once we are finished with the addition and clean up the property and score some rocks from us. I did love the Bedrock posting, but like your middle cairn one better than theirs, so there!

Packing for trip to an even hotter place. New Orleans will be fun but way too hot. We apparently broke a June heat record here on Nantucket yesterday as it was in the 90's. No wonder I was melting. When walking the garden this morning I found more weeds and realized that I told a zillion people that one plant was called Red Dragon instead of White Dragon, which was way dumb as it had big white plumes. Strike Two. Patti

ROBINDOG

ROBINDOG
Thomaston, CT

June 22, 2012
8:40 AM

Post #9175765

Patti, you make me giggle...that sounds like something I would do...have fun in NO!
wha
Pepperell, MA
(Zone 6a)

June 22, 2012
9:19 AM

Post #9175834

hmmmm - sounds like you are trying to get me to work for some choice flat rocks - i will need to see pictures of these rocks first :)

now you have me thinking - we have not visited our friend out in the berkshires in a couple years - all the "post" stones on the cairn with the round rock on top were from the brook down the steep hill on her property - might have to bring the two wheeler with us on the next visit - in the past i carried these about 50 yds. up that hill or rolled them up it - never did look for flat ones as i was trying to build her a nice stone mushroom.

stay cool and have a good time!

Jan23
Salem Cnty, NJ
(Zone 7b)

June 22, 2012
10:52 AM

Post #9175929

Glad you will get to enjoy N'awlins. A much deserved rest.

nutsfordaylily

nutsfordaylily
Halifax, MA
(Zone 6a)

June 23, 2012
12:33 PM

Post #9177348

Great cairns, Bill.

Patti, how wonderful that the tour went so well. I can't see people complaining about your one weed. Now if they came to my gardens...I have about a bazzillion weeds they could complain about.

Bill, thanks for the tour of the Bedrock Gardens. I will have to take a peek up there in the fall when the leaves are changing.

Karen
wha
Pepperell, MA
(Zone 6a)

June 25, 2012
7:38 AM

Post #9179835

I've been busy - check this out - http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/t/1267575/

flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

June 25, 2012
7:42 AM

Post #9179839

Yes you have been busy!!!!!!!!!!!

flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

June 25, 2012
7:47 AM

Post #9179853

now time for a vacation?
wha
Pepperell, MA
(Zone 6a)

June 25, 2012
7:49 AM

Post #9179857

no, time to weed, i've only done two yard sweeps this year and they are out of control right now.

This message was edited Jun 25, 2012 9:55 AM
debi_k
S of Lake Ontario, NY
(Zone 6a)

June 25, 2012
7:49 AM

Post #9179858

Wow, I skimmed for now, will look again when I have more time!

flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

June 25, 2012
7:51 AM

Post #9179868

I want to take the vitamins you do! or can I bottle your energy?

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

June 25, 2012
11:21 AM

Post #9180251

Really! That is monumental for one person. (Or does he have a crew he doesn't talk about?? ^_^)

Tip - don't do any water grasses. They get way out of control. Even waterlilies get quite big.

I pray you don't get anymore leaks!
wha
Pepperell, MA
(Zone 6a)

June 25, 2012
11:38 AM

Post #9180273

Thanks victor - yup just me a wheel barrel and shovel - it took from last fall till last week - that is why i did not want to bore everyone with posts on progress reports.

we went to a pond supply/building place on the way home from bedrock garden to look at the 7 or 8 ponds they had and i saw how big the water grasses can grow - lily pads too. will stick with the one lotus i plan on for now. my wife wants to float in there and does not like frogs so i am not allowed to have too many things for them to hand out on - plants do help for keeping the water clean so i may add something else in the future - besides i have some nice looking stone in their i want to be able to see
bbrookrd
Nantucket, MA
(Zone 7a)

June 25, 2012
11:48 AM

Post #9180289

Wha, I think you must rent a frog costume and dive in. When she sees the frog she will know to kiss him and then you will turn into her prince charming. And from that day on, she will adore all the frogs in your pond. We never have seen one in ours. I love frogs. Sad. Still waiting for the plane. I hate airports! Patti
wha
Pepperell, MA
(Zone 6a)

June 25, 2012
12:03 PM

Post #9180317

funny - i'm afraid that plan would back fire - you have not seen her scream and jump when she spots one ------ or maybe that was only when i was chasing her with one:)

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

June 25, 2012
12:27 PM

Post #9180360

If I attempted a project anything like this, it would be an endless SCREAM.

Frogs will show up anyway. As will more deer now that they have a place to drink. But so will lots of birds!

ROBINDOG

ROBINDOG
Thomaston, CT

June 25, 2012
12:31 PM

Post #9180364

Plants I like for a pond are iris, like JI or sibs...leave them in pots so they don't go crazy...
wha
Pepperell, MA
(Zone 6a)

June 25, 2012
12:35 PM

Post #9180372

victor trust me there were several times i was just about to fill the hole back up - when i ran into that ledge and then the french drain it got ugly here - not understanding the plumbing terms and trying to decipher what they meant was comical now that i look back on it - diana was very patient with me.

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

June 25, 2012
1:01 PM

Post #9180429

I know that feeling, Bill. Ponds are great, but can be extremely frustrating. I still have never found my leak and now my pump stopped working. It's already the second one.

nutsfordaylily

nutsfordaylily
Halifax, MA
(Zone 6a)

June 25, 2012
1:49 PM

Post #9180520

I'm just blown away, Bill. And I, for one, would not have been bored by progress reports. You could take a swim in that pond! If it were mine, I'd be loading it up with plants. I just went out and bought a dwarf papyrus, as the one I had last year died, in spite of the fact that I moved it inside. Also bought some water lettuce. I have 2 waterlilies in there; one is a dwarf. I also have a dwarf acorus and a corkscrew rush. Oh, and I bought a sensitive plant today, too. My pond is only 4'x6' and 15" deep.

I'm always getting frogs in my pond. They come and go. I think what happens is a heron comes and eats the ones in there, and then more move in. I could be wrong.

Victor, does your pump quit on you because the leak causes the pond to go dry? Bummer.

Karen
wha
Pepperell, MA
(Zone 6a)

June 25, 2012
2:12 PM

Post #9180555

what kind of pump did you have?

Karen thanks - having the water covered with plants is not the look i want at least least for now. will start with the lotus which i hope to pick up tomorrow.

pond is 3' deep so we can go in

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

June 25, 2012
3:29 PM

Post #9180645

Its a wonderful addition Bill.

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

June 25, 2012
4:24 PM

Post #9180724

Where did you get all the stones, Bill?

I will check on the pump.

No, Karen - it's a slow leak so doesn't bother the pump. When it gets low enough to suck air I can hear it and will turn it off until water is added.

pixie62560

pixie62560
South China, ME
(Zone 5a)

June 25, 2012
4:47 PM

Post #9180760

That is awesome Bill!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

June 25, 2012
6:28 PM

Post #9180913

I was so inspired by Bill that ...I pushed the recliner back all by myself. Normally, I have the kids do it. No more of that!

This message was edited Jun 25, 2012 9:46 PM
wha
Pepperell, MA
(Zone 6a)

June 25, 2012
6:35 PM

Post #9180919

thanks again

granite i guess you know a pile of stone when you see it:) There are some nice ones.

victor we have a friend who lets me take all i want from her property...and let's me use her pick up truck to get them here - she has ton's of old stone walls buried under leaves and trees. will probably get more later this year to build a second retaining wall above the one i just finished, actually two, a small one on one side and a larger one higher upon the other - it is a real pain to mow there and this would end that problem. Just have to get my mind around doing it, i've learned you get what you think you need and multiply by 3. they will be 2' high and almost 3' wide so they really eat a lot of stone. it is a lot of work just getting them in and out of the truck and moving to where i need them so you need to be mentally prepared for some pain.
wha
Pepperell, MA
(Zone 6a)

June 25, 2012
6:36 PM

Post #9180922

do not hurt yourself - your living on the edge there!!

flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

June 25, 2012
7:43 PM

Post #9181062

LOL

I have to take a pic of the rocks that Teri's neighbor let me take, she said I can come back anytime(next time I'll bring the truck, Allison)

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

June 25, 2012
7:48 PM

Post #9181084

I need to post a pic of my 1/2 billion yr old Manhattan schist. Very shiny.

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

June 25, 2012
7:49 PM

Post #9181087

Murphy's Law dictates that Bill, after moving 100s of tons of stones, will get a hernia by sneezing. ^_^

onewish1

onewish1
Denville, NJ
(Zone 6b)

June 25, 2012
7:59 PM

Post #9181106

I forgot to ask you Jen.. how was the ride home with them?.. I was worried about some of those bigger ones

flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

June 25, 2012
8:30 PM

Post #9181160

It was fine, thinking I should have brought home more

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

June 25, 2012
9:35 PM

Post #9181242

I'm hoping you aligned the stream for maximum karma, Bill.
wha
Pepperell, MA
(Zone 6a)

June 26, 2012
5:32 AM

Post #9181482

the stream will need some touching up so no karma there for at least a year.

ROBINDOG

ROBINDOG
Thomaston, CT

June 26, 2012
6:42 AM

Post #9181597

Instead of "Endless Stream" it will be "Endless Project"...must never let my son see that!

ROBINDOG

ROBINDOG
Thomaston, CT

June 28, 2012
9:47 AM

Post #9184729

Started today on a project I've put off for 2 years...when I had the long garden done by my landscaper/neighbor he used soil that was full of clay, then put down landscape cloth...my plants are suffering, so I'm removing the cloth, & edging the garden with left-over bricks...worked for a few hours before the sun got to me...will continue later today...

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

June 28, 2012
11:16 AM

Post #9184876

Not a fan of cloth. Just doesn't work.

flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

June 28, 2012
1:20 PM

Post #9185070

can't stand the stuff, esp that heavy duty plastic which I still find around the perimeter of the house and end up grumbling about the previous owners yet again

ROBINDOG

ROBINDOG
Thomaston, CT

June 28, 2012
1:45 PM

Post #9185096

No, you're right...cloth doesn't work...I should've gotten to it sooner, but at least I started...

onewish1

onewish1
Denville, NJ
(Zone 6b)

June 28, 2012
1:47 PM

Post #9185098

the areas I did use cloth in.. I made sure the plants had plenty of space for water to get through.. and / or drippers from the sprinklers

ROBINDOG

ROBINDOG
Thomaston, CT

June 28, 2012
1:49 PM

Post #9185102

It wasn't the water...the clay soil was not giving enough oxygen to the roots...I'm digging in some compost...

nutsfordaylily

nutsfordaylily
Halifax, MA
(Zone 6a)

June 29, 2012
7:58 PM

Post #9186951

I'm not a fan of cloth, either.

Victor, don't get a hernia from moving the recliner.

Karen

RosemaryK

RosemaryK
Lexington, MA
(Zone 6a)

June 30, 2012
4:55 AM

Post #9187172

I'm unhappy with the biodegradable cloth, too. It was work to install last summer, then in spring it caught fire--a dangerous underground smouldering kind, and now the weeds are as bad as ever in that region. I'm switching to pizza boxes, of which I expect plenty.

onewish1

onewish1
Denville, NJ
(Zone 6b)

June 30, 2012
6:12 AM

Post #9187217

LOL .. Way to reuse!!!
bbrookrd
Nantucket, MA
(Zone 7a)

June 30, 2012
7:34 AM

Post #9187297

Fire? Weird and dangerous. Pizza boxes dangerous too, at least for the waistline. I have eaten my way through 6 wedding event so far here in New Orleans with 2 to go so I will be eating no pizza any time soon upon my return. in fact I should be eating nothing for weeks.

We use the weed barrier cloth under our pine needle walks in the woods. We still get a few weeds and things like sweet woodruff, lilies of the valley, and other invasive that we use as much loved ground covers in the beds along those pathways creeping out, but they are easily pulled, so I like the cloth for those paths. We also but it down each spring in the veggie bed walkways and cover it too with pine needles. I tried straw one year, but we have free pine needles. We rake the pine needles out in the fall and roll up the cloth for another season. That way the needles don't get incorporated into the veggie bed soil. That works well for us. But I never plant anything on top of it. I have found that the type we have bought most recently is greatly improved, but have no idea of the name. I know it wasn't the cheapest kind and it really holds up and seems to prevent most weeds better than what we bought 10 years ago. Patti

ROBINDOG

ROBINDOG
Thomaston, CT

June 30, 2012
8:10 AM

Post #9187359

The cloth that the landscaper used was white, and although it did allow some weeds to appear, my complaint was I couldn't amend the soil...have to add compost to keep the clay in check...the river runs right below us, so I'm sure he just used riverbank soil to put in my garden...sounds like NO has been a fun place for you, Patti...good to relax after the garden tour!
bbrookrd
Nantucket, MA
(Zone 7a)

June 30, 2012
12:28 PM

Post #9187631

Just took the tour down the Mississippi which is always interesting, plus there was a lovely breeze and an interesting awry of ships to see along the way. Now resting for the wedding tonight.

Our cloth is a dark grey, but as I use it on only the paths, I don't want the soil beneath it to be good. Though I am always amazed that many common weeds grow best in the worst soil. And I am always puzzled by the new ones we get, just when we are winning the battle with our old weed nemesis. Go figure.

Many of the trees and shrubs down here in New Orleans are in bloom so the gardens that I can see along the street in Uptown are stunning. Wish I could take a peak at the private ones behind the grand old homes. I may try to get to the botanical garden after the final brunch for the bride and groom tomorrow as that would be interesting, but i might be all danced out by then. Meanwhile I think we are cooler here than many people further north. So stay cool all. Patti

ROBINDOG

ROBINDOG
Thomaston, CT

June 30, 2012
2:15 PM

Post #9187786

Yes, nasty heat here, although the humidity is tolerable...have fun, enjoy the wedding...
Jan23
Salem Cnty, NJ
(Zone 7b)

June 30, 2012
4:23 PM

Post #9187952

Enjoy yourself, Patti!!!

Here is the garage roof. Not quite finished

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onewish1

onewish1
Denville, NJ
(Zone 6b)

June 30, 2012
5:29 PM

Post #9188025

looking great Jan!!!!
Jan23
Salem Cnty, NJ
(Zone 7b)

June 30, 2012
5:31 PM

Post #9188027

Glad it was still on after the storm last night. It should be okay while we are gone for the month.

onewish1

onewish1
Denville, NJ
(Zone 6b)

June 30, 2012
5:32 PM

Post #9188029

Randy would be in heaven!!

flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

June 30, 2012
5:48 PM

Post #9188050

I like it!

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

June 30, 2012
5:58 PM

Post #9188063

My neck hurts again.
Jan23
Salem Cnty, NJ
(Zone 7b)

June 30, 2012
6:01 PM

Post #9188072

Sorry, Victor.

Glad others like it, too. We are noticing all kinds of metal roofs everywhere now. Heehee

nutsfordaylily

nutsfordaylily
Halifax, MA
(Zone 6a)

June 30, 2012
7:09 PM

Post #9188170

I love it, Jan!

Louise, sounds like you're having fun in NO.

I use weed block on an area in the back where I have potted plants for sale. Nothing on top of it but the pots. Sure does keep the weeds down. I wouldn't put in in my beds. Pathways would be fine.

Karen

RosemaryK

RosemaryK
Lexington, MA
(Zone 6a)

July 1, 2012
7:27 AM

Post #9188551

Pizza boxes just magically appear in my house. So do large numbers of 18 year-olds at unexpected times. It's just as easy to throw a rock on one near the back boundary of our property to start garden "lasagna" as it is to bundle them for the recycler. I'm sure they'd be flamable too in a grass fire, but it won't mean a couple hundred dollars up in smoke.

Wish I knew how to prevent the corners of the plastic week barrier from eventually showing themselves. Do have some under the gravel path. BHG site said to put bigger rocks on the edges, but no matter how many I put there, they seem to move. So this year, seems necessary to keep adding the pea gravel again and again. DH and DS are rebuilding an engine, so it's my aching muscles. The do it yourself instructions didn't say that. Stakes break off as the ground and stones settle (last year I bermed the area nearly three feet higher and planted). It was nice it was done when 50 people were treading in and out of the house for our graduation party last week and no mud.

NO sounds like just the place to be this weekend, and for a wedding, no less.

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

July 3, 2012
4:44 AM

Post #9190911

I just took out yet another square foot of cloth in my lily garden.It was the whole contracters area where they planted pine trees and mulched the 100 foot x 15 foot area.I spent the spring of'07 removing both plastic and cloth. Cloth is the worst. Roots get into it and it cant be pulled out easily.

On the otherhand I am starting another path by myself. Its 20 inches wide and 6 feet long. I wont attempt this again as my bloodpressure meds make me dizzy when I exert and stand up.
This was how it looked since '09
second pix is bucket of quartz countertop pieces
Pix 3 is the nearly done path

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wha
Pepperell, MA
(Zone 6a)

July 3, 2012
5:42 AM

Post #9190962

that looks good joann you are now to be known as "the queen of the garden paths" :)
bbrookrd
Nantucket, MA
(Zone 7a)

July 3, 2012
5:50 AM

Post #9190972

Jo Ann, handsome, must be you're artistic eye that gets it so right!

Off to Nantucket to see if we have any lilies left. It was a horrible time to be away from our garden, but we had great fun at the wedding in New Orleans. Ate very well, too well in fact. Patti

ROBINDOG

ROBINDOG
Thomaston, CT

July 3, 2012
5:56 AM

Post #9190979

Love that path, Jo! Really adds a nice pattern to that area...Glad you're back to Nantucket, Patti...the lilies are starting to shine in the gardens here...Have had to put my edging project on hold for a few days ...have a sinus infection...
bbrookrd
Nantucket, MA
(Zone 7a)

July 3, 2012
6:01 AM

Post #9190989

Robindog, sorry for your misery. DH gets them, so I can imagine how lousey you feel. He keeps putting off surgery, but I suspect he will have to at some point. Edging can wait. Have a good 4th all. Patti

ROBINDOG

ROBINDOG
Thomaston, CT

July 3, 2012
6:04 AM

Post #9190994

Thanks...I do feel pretty awful...hope to be spending the 4th at the farm if I feel better...

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

July 3, 2012
7:06 AM

Post #9191071

Sorry about the infection Marilyn.
The path is done. Bright sun doesnt show it well.Shade pix tomorroe.

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ROBINDOG

ROBINDOG
Thomaston, CT

July 3, 2012
9:47 AM

Post #9191310

Thanks, Jo...the euphorbia stands out nicely next to the path...

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

July 3, 2012
9:58 AM

Post #9191343

That area was so narrow I had trouble walking in and walking out.I added8 inches,makes a big difference.

onewish1

onewish1
Denville, NJ
(Zone 6b)

July 3, 2012
11:17 AM

Post #9191441

yes that does.. very pretty JoAnn

nutsfordaylily

nutsfordaylily
Halifax, MA
(Zone 6a)

July 3, 2012
7:59 PM

Post #9192146

Very nice, Jo. I really like how it turned out.

Karen
Jan23
Salem Cnty, NJ
(Zone 7b)

July 3, 2012
8:02 PM

Post #9192151

Feel better, RD.

Jo, very lovely path you created.

Patti, glad you had a good time in NO and are now back home.

flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

July 3, 2012
9:11 PM

Post #9192235

Looks good! I like how you mixed up the stone

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

July 4, 2012
1:36 AM

Post #9192316

I like the combinations too.I use what I have.I wont be making another path by myself.The exertion level is way beyond what I should have attempted.

ROBINDOG

ROBINDOG
Thomaston, CT

July 4, 2012
6:29 AM

Post #9192476

Thanks, Jan...starting to feel better...Jo, it's surprising what we can do sometimes...you really rose to that challenge!

RosemaryK

RosemaryK
Lexington, MA
(Zone 6a)

July 4, 2012
7:02 AM

Post #9192520

It's an amazing amount of work, isn't it? Glad you can enjoy the beauty now that it's done, Jo. I'm thinking too that I'd rather get fit at a gym and solve some physical problems before I even consider a major garden project. I've just learned that a very low dose of gabapentin from the doctor reduces my achiness without causing sleep.

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

July 4, 2012
8:12 AM

Post #9192621

I listen to my "little voice" sometimes I over ride the caution and learn a hard lesson.
bbrookrd
Nantucket, MA
(Zone 7a)

July 6, 2012
7:44 PM

Post #9195960

My"Little Voice" needs to get a megaphone for me to hear it as I keep putting it on ignore.

Here is an album of shots taken on June 21 on the morning of the garden tour and then some shots taken when we got back on July 4th. But I reallized that I missed taking shots of a couple of beds. Another time. Enjoy, Patti

https://picasaweb.google.com/pmc.ack/GARDENALBUMLATEJUNEEARLYJULY2012?authuser=0&authkey=Gv1sRgCMLn5fjljuyBQw&feat=directlink

flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

July 6, 2012
8:24 PM

Post #9195993

I drool every time I see your yard!
Pfg
(Pam) Warren, CT
(Zone 5b)

July 6, 2012
8:30 PM

Post #9195997

Me too!

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

July 6, 2012
8:31 PM

Post #9195998

Me three. Just glad I don't have to take care of it! Needs a full-time staff.

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

July 7, 2012
1:55 AM

Post #9196115

I didnt think it could look any better .I dont believe I have ever seen the gardens in July.The striped shirt guy is teriffic.

onewish1

onewish1
Denville, NJ
(Zone 6b)

July 7, 2012
3:07 AM

Post #9196126

just fantastic Patti.. don't know how you do it

pixie62560

pixie62560
South China, ME
(Zone 5a)

July 7, 2012
3:08 AM

Post #9196128

Amazing Patti!! Everything looks beautiful!!!!!
bbrookrd
Nantucket, MA
(Zone 7a)

July 7, 2012
4:34 AM

Post #9196155

Sweet of you all, guess where I am heading? Out to weed and deadhead before it gets too hot. DL's are a pain, but pretty. I need to cut back three more big spireas today as they have gone by and looking brown and ugly. We did three yesterday. I have some new Japanese Iris out since taking those shots and am pleased with them as I have always had trouble growing them well. I have another scarecrow to take a shot of which is my husbands favorite. I never stuffed them so they are kind of lame and we seem to have more crows this year than ever, so they aren't working. I found a giant hole in the Hosta bed yesterday from the dogs, but at the bottom was a big fat and very dead mole. DH filled it back in and replanted all the Hosta they had dug up. grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr. Mole wasn't happy either. Have a good one all, especially Karen at her DL sale. Patti

This message was edited Jul 7, 2012 7:44 AM

luvsgrtdanes

luvsgrtdanes
(Ronnie), PA
(Zone 6b)

July 7, 2012
4:41 AM

Post #9196163

OH my Patti your yard is spectacular!!

ROBINDOG

ROBINDOG
Thomaston, CT

July 7, 2012
5:49 AM

Post #9196224

The lilies are really the stars of the show, Patti...just lovely...

RosemaryK

RosemaryK
Lexington, MA
(Zone 6a)

July 7, 2012
6:19 AM

Post #9196257

Question for Patti... What is your darkest red lily called, if you know? I bought Martagon Claude Shride, but mine looks just like yours, so I doubt it's really a Martagon (except in my garden with all the weeds and seedpods it looks like the Adams family lives here).

It's like taking a vacation to see your slideshow! I especially like the look of the pink lilies next to the house.

nutsfordaylily

nutsfordaylily
Halifax, MA
(Zone 6a)

July 7, 2012
8:07 PM

Post #9197279

Loved the tour, Patti. It's the next best thing to actually being there. Your place looks perfect. I would love to show off some long shots of my place, but I'm afraid many of the beds are awfully weedy looking. There is just not enough time. I did well at my sale. Made $80, in spite of hardly any customers showing up.

Karen

ROBINDOG

ROBINDOG
Thomaston, CT

July 8, 2012
6:26 AM

Post #9197550

Wow...$80 is terrific! Yeah, my beds are very weedy...maybe today I'll get something done...
Jan23
Salem Cnty, NJ
(Zone 7b)

July 8, 2012
10:56 PM

Post #9198496

Glad to hear, Karen!,

Patti, loved the show! Please listen to the little voice! HUGS

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

July 9, 2012
2:03 AM

Post #9198534

Has anyone noticed how the sun comes up later? maked me sad

onewish1

onewish1
Denville, NJ
(Zone 6b)

July 9, 2012
2:24 AM

Post #9198542

me too

ROBINDOG

ROBINDOG
Thomaston, CT

July 9, 2012
6:05 AM

Post #9198689

Hands over ears...nah, nah, nah..don't want to hear that!
wha
Pepperell, MA
(Zone 6a)

July 9, 2012
6:17 AM

Post #9198703

not the greatest pictures with the sun coming up - this is a "new" bed that i nearly doubled in size this spring - the boulder in the last picture is the one i dug out in the spring and previously posted. no edging in the beds in the way back i just use round-up to keep the weeds and grass from climbing into the beds there.

planted two small jm's grown from seed, maybe a dozen hosta, a couple other shade plants, a small quince, the pink annabelle hydrangea who's name escapes me right now, and var. celestrial shadow dogwood. there is still more space although i will expand it some more next year again and move a couple vib's in here.

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ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

July 9, 2012
7:28 AM

Post #9198854

I really miss the dapply shade we had when the scots pine was there.
Those are beautiful gardens Bill.The spots of sunlight add another dimention to the plants.

nutsfordaylily

nutsfordaylily
Halifax, MA
(Zone 6a)

July 9, 2012
7:47 AM

Post #9198886

I don't want to hear about the sun coming up later, either, nor about it going down earlier.

Marilyn, I made another $33 yesterday, and I may have someone stop by later on today. I have a customer coming on Thursday as well, so more money to be made. Of course I will be having a sale every Saturday this month, and the first Saturday of August. I have my Plants 4 Sale sign up out front.

Nice new bed, Bill. You are always busy. Never a dull moment in your life.

Karen

ROBINDOG

ROBINDOG
Thomaston, CT

July 9, 2012
8:01 AM

Post #9198920

Nice beds...the hydrangea looks really good there...good for you, Karen...hope you have many more sales!

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

July 9, 2012
10:27 AM

Post #9199103

You guys are up too early!

nutsfordaylily

nutsfordaylily
Halifax, MA
(Zone 6a)

July 9, 2012
11:38 AM

Post #9199199

Thanks, Marilyn!

Too early, Victor? What time are you up?

Karen

flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

July 9, 2012
12:11 PM

Post #9199232

Anyone have to revamp a whole bed cause it just isn't working anymore?

ROBINDOG

ROBINDOG
Thomaston, CT

July 9, 2012
12:46 PM

Post #9199264

Yes...and it still isn't the way I want it! Too many invasives, & things popping up where I don't want them...also, I need more lilies in that bed...

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

July 9, 2012
1:55 PM

Post #9199354

Yea, Jen - I often switch side with the wife.

Karen - I am rarely up at sunrise. Maybe winter.

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

July 9, 2012
2:07 PM

Post #9199366

The one I want to change is full of creeping jenny and strawberryweed.

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

July 9, 2012
2:38 PM

Post #9199401

Love creeping Jenny!
granitegneiss
Norridgewock, ME
(Zone 5a)

July 9, 2012
4:37 PM

Post #9199513

Bill and Patti, thanks for the great pics, always inspiring.
Patti, what is the white flower that looks like a shasta daisy on drugs? Do you know the one I mean?
Wynne

onewish1

onewish1
Denville, NJ
(Zone 6b)

July 9, 2012
5:03 PM

Post #9199558

I will be after tree loss Jen

:(
granitegneiss
Norridgewock, ME
(Zone 5a)

July 9, 2012
5:34 PM

Post #9199612

I'm expanding the half-shade garden by the woods this year. We moved the garden shed back by 10 ft to make the space. I've done a rough layout of where the path will go, we've moved some rocks in, and starting to put plants around. I want to stain the garden shed a color that blends into the woods instead of matching the house.

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onewish1

onewish1
Denville, NJ
(Zone 6b)

July 9, 2012
6:36 PM

Post #9199674

very pretty spot GG... can't wait to see it fill in!!
wha
Pepperell, MA
(Zone 6a)

July 9, 2012
7:09 PM

Post #9199719

that tall vertical rock is a keeper granite!

flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

July 9, 2012
7:11 PM

Post #9199721

What type of plants do you have planted in there, granite?

nutsfordaylily

nutsfordaylily
Halifax, MA
(Zone 6a)

July 9, 2012
8:12 PM

Post #9199805

Oh, now I get you, Victor. I'm not usually up at sunrise either, except in winter to get ready for work. Then I'm up before sunrise. But I thought you were referring to the time frame that we were posting our comments, which wasn't early.

Jen, I'm in the process of revamping a very old bed that wasn't working anymore, one that my mother put in. It has been getting taken over by invasives, plus there were a lot of daylilies in there that I just didn't want. I got a small portion of it done this past spring. Now I'll have to wait till the daylilies and such are done to do anymore work on it, so I don't stress them out.

Looks great, GG! I love that tall vertical rock, too.

Karen

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

July 10, 2012
1:31 AM

Post #9199944

granite: Its going to be a lovely spot.Worth the effort.

pixie62560

pixie62560
South China, ME
(Zone 5a)

July 10, 2012
2:56 AM

Post #9199959

Love what you've done already!! I knew Bill would notice that rock!!

ROBINDOG

ROBINDOG
Thomaston, CT

July 10, 2012
6:03 AM

Post #9200086

A new garden is such fun! I'm still filling up my new one...

flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

July 10, 2012
8:28 AM

Post #9200277

Little disappointed cause this bed isn't that old...could it be that just all the wacky weather this year is just making it look less appealling? Should I wait till next year to see if it works or just go ahead and redo it in the fall?
Jan23
Salem Cnty, NJ
(Zone 7b)

July 10, 2012
11:01 AM

Post #9200414

Looks great GG. Definitely worth moving the shed.

ROBINDOG

ROBINDOG
Thomaston, CT

July 10, 2012
1:05 PM

Post #9200569

I would wait until next year, Jen...then you can decide what it needs...or be thinking of something to order to add color, or height, or whatever...
granitegneiss
Norridgewock, ME
(Zone 5a)

July 10, 2012
3:32 PM

Post #9200697

The vertical rock took three people and a tractor to move--it was right at the limit of the tractor's tipping point and my husband drove it verrry slowly. It was one of the rocks that was in the way of the house construction 25 years ago and was dumped in the woods, waiting for its repurposing. I love wandering around looking for interesting rocks, but most of the cool ones are too big or too far away.
wha
Pepperell, MA
(Zone 6a)

July 10, 2012
3:34 PM

Post #9200698

yes they are :) it is great when you can get one of them

nutsfordaylily

nutsfordaylily
Halifax, MA
(Zone 6a)

July 10, 2012
7:33 PM

Post #9200987

Yes, the wacky weather could have a lot to do with the fact that your garden is looking less appealing, Jen. I have noticed on some of my daylilies that they aren't getting as tall as they should, or aren't looking all that appealing (foliage-wise, mostly), etc. We had a lot of rain towards the end of spring, but around the beginning of spring it was dry for a long period of time, and then, of course, there was all the hot weather, followed by cold and freezes, off and on for quite a while. Just crazy. Maybe next year would be a better time to think of revamping that bed.

Karen

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

July 10, 2012
7:40 PM

Post #9201001

But then again, it might be YOU, Jen. ^_^

flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

July 10, 2012
8:15 PM

Post #9201057

:p

flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

July 10, 2012
8:33 PM

Post #9201076

I have some old 6x6 ceramic tiles how can I use them in the garden?

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

July 10, 2012
9:05 PM

Post #9201107

Stepping stones for the dog??

nutsfordaylily

nutsfordaylily
Halifax, MA
(Zone 6a)

July 10, 2012
9:23 PM

Post #9201127

How about breaking them up and making some sort of mosaic?

Karen

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

July 11, 2012
2:03 AM

Post #9201222

They probably wont winter over.Mosaic sounds like a good idea.

ROBINDOG

ROBINDOG
Thomaston, CT

July 11, 2012
6:22 AM

Post #9201384

Yep, I'd set them in concrete...

flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

July 11, 2012
10:06 AM

Post #9201641

okey dokey, time to learn how to do mosaic

onewish1

onewish1
Denville, NJ
(Zone 6b)

July 11, 2012
12:16 PM

Post #9201774

I did that hypertufa stuff last year Jen.. messy but fun
wha
Pepperell, MA
(Zone 6a)

July 23, 2012
1:18 PM

Post #9215899

I guess i will call this vacation project - better pictures of the cairns i built while on vacation.

while in maine i noticed strange signs warning that it is illegal to remove stone from maine beachs - who would ever even think to do that?

the second image has a nice heart shaped rock - the fourth was my personal favorite

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Jan23
Salem Cnty, NJ
(Zone 7b)

July 23, 2012
2:11 PM

Post #9215980

Heehee, I can't imagine who would even think to do that. I like them all

ROBINDOG

ROBINDOG
Thomaston, CT

July 23, 2012
2:22 PM

Post #9215999

They are all wonderful! Wow, like Maine doesn't have enough rocks? My son would always bring home some nice ones...

flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

July 23, 2012
3:10 PM

Post #9216080

so very cool! I hope people leave them be

DonnieBrook

DonnieBrook
Southwest , NH
(Zone 5b)

July 23, 2012
5:25 PM

Post #9216277

Quote Hank: "Very Cool!". Quote Louise: "AMAZING, in fact!". I love the last one with the engineer and his creations! About that rock prohibition...I know someone who "rescued" a rock from the Acropolis before seeing the signs about prosecution. Her pocketbook was glowing with guilt.

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

July 23, 2012
6:06 PM

Post #9216323

You're supposed to be enjoying downtime with Cindy!!
wha
Pepperell, MA
(Zone 6a)

July 23, 2012
6:09 PM

Post #9216328

that is down time

thanks all

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

July 24, 2012
2:14 AM

Post #9216561

I love Maine,cousin lives in Rockland.Its true.
I guess it's true about the ban on rock removal.It makes sense tho.
Beautiful kairnes Bill.

ROBINDOG

ROBINDOG
Thomaston, CT

July 24, 2012
6:03 AM

Post #9216684

Would love to get into garden to finish project with brick edging...still coughing, though not as much...

flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

July 31, 2012
9:57 AM

Post #9224841

oh Bill!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I have another project for you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

July 31, 2012
10:10 AM

Post #9224853

Wow!

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

July 31, 2012
10:30 AM

Post #9224866

i can do that lol

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

July 31, 2012
11:04 AM

Post #9224910

Flintstones!
wha
Pepperell, MA
(Zone 6a)

July 31, 2012
12:32 PM

Post #9224984

pretty funny jen:) must be on a farm somewhere

ROBINDOG

ROBINDOG
Thomaston, CT

July 31, 2012
1:39 PM

Post #9225090

That would take a year or two...

onewish1

onewish1
Denville, NJ
(Zone 6b)

July 31, 2012
3:53 PM

Post #9225226

that is awesome!!!

DonnieBrook

DonnieBrook
Southwest , NH
(Zone 5b)

August 2, 2012
2:23 PM

Post #9227372

Very cool!

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

August 7, 2012
2:58 PM

Post #9233349

The August view of the new path past the fountain

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Jan23
Salem Cnty, NJ
(Zone 7b)

August 7, 2012
3:18 PM

Post #9233370

Wonderful, JO!!

ROBINDOG

ROBINDOG
Thomaston, CT

August 7, 2012
3:22 PM

Post #9233379

Very serene...

DonnieBrook

DonnieBrook
Southwest , NH
(Zone 5b)

August 7, 2012
5:27 PM

Post #9233527

That is so lovely, Jo. It has been very enjoyable to come along with you to see all that you have done in your yard over the last few summers. Your artistry really shows.

luvsgrtdanes

luvsgrtdanes
(Ronnie), PA
(Zone 6b)

August 7, 2012
5:43 PM

Post #9233543

Very pretty Jo!
wha
Pepperell, MA
(Zone 6a)

August 7, 2012
6:14 PM

Post #9233563

looks great joann!

flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

August 7, 2012
7:32 PM

Post #9233665

so pretty

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

August 7, 2012
9:37 PM

Post #9233765

Love stone!

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

August 8, 2012
2:39 AM

Post #9233841

Thanks everyone.I just cant stop looking at it.

onewish1

onewish1
Denville, NJ
(Zone 6b)

August 8, 2012
3:01 AM

Post #9233846

you did a great job!!

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

August 8, 2012
5:14 AM

Post #9233909

My design but someone elses labor.I am thinking of another one in the lasagna garden for next spring.

pixie62560

pixie62560
South China, ME
(Zone 5a)

August 8, 2012
5:26 AM

Post #9233920

It looks wonderful Jo!!!

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

August 8, 2012
5:39 AM

Post #9233941

LOL I think this path need shaping up.
Why did I ever think those patio paves would work.They are OK in a group but individually they are a nuisance.

OPPPPS wrong image
This is the lasagna garden path area for spring 2013

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ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

August 8, 2012
5:40 AM

Post #9233944

I just hate the way this website loads images.
Here is the pix

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ROBINDOG

ROBINDOG
Thomaston, CT

August 8, 2012
1:35 PM

Post #9234551

The same type of path would look great there, too...I'm sure you can show me when I get to your place!
bbrookrd
Nantucket, MA
(Zone 7a)

August 18, 2012
1:02 PM

Post #9245797

Here is a project for contemplation if you happen to have a spare 600,000 begonias.

In the real world, I have been ordering fall bulbs and trying to figure out where I am moving a bunch of Japanese Maples that the deer decimated last spring. I am going to move them to the fenced part of the property in a couple of weeks. The deer always win, but I think I have some very suitable spots in the garden to redesign around those chomped on maples. Patti

Article: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/08/16/grand-palace-in-brussels-_n_1789239.html
wha
Pepperell, MA
(Zone 6a)

August 18, 2012
3:09 PM

Post #9245896

you can do that :)

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

August 19, 2012
3:26 AM

Post #9246243

ha! ha! ha!
bbrookrd
Nantucket, MA
(Zone 7a)

August 19, 2012
8:16 AM

Post #9246445

Wha, I can copy and post the link, but nothing more. Sorry. Plus I only planted a few begonias in containers. However in the 5th grade I made a mosaic of a flying horse out of rice that I had dyed many different colors. It was shown in a Tulsa Museum show of young people's art, though it was more craft than art. So at one point I had enough patience to use a tweezer to lay down and glue thousands of grains of rice on a big piece masonite. It was kind of cool and lasted nearly 50 until I finally pitched it in a cleaning fit. It went to the "Take It Or Leave It" so it may have been rescued by someone.

Today I have two ovens slow roasting 4 big trays of cherry tomatoes that we picked this morning. Many more to pick tomorrow. I am roasting three types of tomatoes today, a sun gold one and a small round red and a oval red. Must check to see which they are. I am using a variety of oils and herbs to make each batch different. One is made with lemon olive oil oil and dried basil and garlic cloves, another is mixture of herb of Provence drizzled with a spicy olive oil, one has dried Marjoram and garlic cloves in Olive oil and the other is again lemon infused olive oil with a mixture of Italian dried herbs and garlic powder. All have course sea salt and ground mixture of three types of peppercorns. Of course I didn't make a note of which was which, but I think I can taste them and know which is the best. Hope so. But they will be all good. Patti

ROBINDOG

ROBINDOG
Thomaston, CT

August 19, 2012
10:30 AM

Post #9246601

They all sound delicious! My sister told me today she wasn't eating her Sungolds because there were bugs on the plant...hello? Has she heard of washing them off? The bugs weren't even on the tomatoes, but on the plant...

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

August 19, 2012
10:57 AM

Post #9246641

I belong to a Community Supported Agriculture farm produce shares plan.
Its my last year.
This particular one is not well organized. They are over loaded with tomatoes and the leafy vedgs were dust duering the drought.Its the 10th week and so far I have been able to try vedgs I ordinarily woukdnt buy.Red Kohlrabi( size of a htennisball) Red Okra,done that been there.
Tons od tomatoes,3 kinds of prppers,hungarien hot wax,and 2 others.
Cuqumbers ,pickling and an Indian one with orange skin .It has a deeper flavor.When it came to the Savoy cabbage the size of a soft ballI wasnt surprised.When I got it home and started to peal the outer leaves it was inundated with worm excrament and sluggs. The amount of cabbage left wasnt enough for 1 serving.
Other problems not going to mention here ,have made me decise not to do this again.
We have a great super market that sells local produce in season. I will go there.

ROBINDOG

ROBINDOG
Thomaston, CT

August 19, 2012
2:34 PM

Post #9246835

Yes, I would have found that very disappointing...my neighbor, the farmer, is in to that...I can't see what he's growing, though, because of the weeds! Laurie has taken me to several great farmer's markets in your area, Jo...
bbrookrd
Nantucket, MA
(Zone 7a)

August 19, 2012
2:53 PM

Post #9246851

Sounds like a disaster. But bugs are high in protein.
Here are my first 4 trays of slow roasted cherry tomatoes, tasty! I have two more trays in the oven now. Patti

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ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

August 19, 2012
2:55 PM

Post #9246852

There are quite a few youre right.

Its a matter of the area where to pick up the produce.Last year it was in the basement of a church behind the Pittsford Firehousethats nearby.This year it's five minutes drive from my house. These are organic farmers but many are miles from my house,too much hassle.
There are many local farms that supply Wegmans.It doesnt make sense to go out for a separate produce trip when I can make it a one stop shop at Wegmans.Its not a matter of price either.The local farm markets charge the same.
I suppose there is the appeal of shopping like Europeans and buying from stalls where the farmer stands and chats with his customers. I am not enchanted with this method.

onewish1

onewish1
Denville, NJ
(Zone 6b)

August 19, 2012
4:09 PM

Post #9246908

they do look good Patti!!!

ROBINDOG

ROBINDOG
Thomaston, CT

August 19, 2012
4:12 PM

Post #9246912

Jo, you're lucky you have Wegmans...we get very little local produce in our stores here, but do have a few farmstands & farmer's markets...that would be where you could sell those yummy looking tomatoes, Patti...
wha
Pepperell, MA
(Zone 6a)

August 21, 2012
7:13 AM

Post #9248742

i made this birdbath and stone stand two years ago - finally the place it is supposed to be showed itself!

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ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

August 21, 2012
8:31 AM

Post #9248837

Thats how I garden Bill. Its just a perfect spot.

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

August 21, 2012
9:05 AM

Post #9248869

new thread :
http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/t/1276482/

flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

August 21, 2012
1:01 PM

Post #9249128

LOVE IT!

nutsfordaylily

nutsfordaylily
Halifax, MA
(Zone 6a)

August 29, 2012
11:00 AM

Post #9258320

Hey, everyone! Been busy with other threads in the daylily forums, but back here now.

Jo, your path is looking great. My beautiful rock pathway is hidden by weeds right now. Yesterday I had a friend and her son come over to help with weeding and mulching/fertilizing. They came twice last week, too. We got a lot done, but there's so much more to do. Will be doing a lot this weekend. It's supposed to be good weather.

I love the rock VW bug. Cool!

Louise, those tomatoes look and sound so yummy! Wish I could try some.

Personally I love going to the farmstands and chatting with the people who grow the veggies. Don't do it often, though.

Karen

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