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ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

January 11, 2013
9:01 AM

Post #9381981

Just in time for 2013.Keep up the chatter.I have helebores just budding
We were here:
http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/t/1286639/#new

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nutsfordaylily

nutsfordaylily
Halifax, MA
(Zone 6a)

January 12, 2013
6:45 PM

Post #9383163

I'm hoping to get some brush cutting done tomorrow. Going to be in low 50s, but since the sun won't be out, it won't feel all that warm, I'm thinking. There's supposed to be dense fog in the morning. Might make for some good pictures. I'm going to Plymouth tomorrow to run some errands, including going to HD to get some new lopping shears and pruning saws. My nephew is going to help out.

Looks like it was more like about 6 years ago that I went to Lexington Gardens. How time flies!

Karen

RosemaryK

RosemaryK
Lexington, MA
(Zone 6a)

January 12, 2013
9:30 PM

Post #9383298

Sounds like a nice way to be with your nephew and get some pruning done too, Karen.

It was nice enough today to walk around and survey the garden and dream about all the projects. At least there are definite areas that are each different.
wha
Pepperell, MA
(Zone 6a)

January 12, 2013
9:32 PM

Post #9383302

still snow here

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

January 13, 2013
2:49 AM

Post #9383358

Snow is completely gone but garden is wet. I want to check the witchazel for any sign of buds. Deer ate the buds on my Rhodie and broke branches off the Correlineum. I have never seen so much damage.
I took down the big cracked corn feeder.They snacked on the flowering shrubs getting to the feeder and emptied 5 pounds in 2 days.
wha
Pepperell, MA
(Zone 6a)

January 13, 2013
8:51 AM

Post #9383587

sorry about the deer damage - they do seem to like witch hazel buds so hope they have not got to them there - need to check mine here too.

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

January 13, 2013
8:55 AM

Post #9383593

I checked and they nipped off all the new branches that would have produced flowers.There looks like only 2 blooms on the whole 3 year old bush.

nutsfordaylily

nutsfordaylily
Halifax, MA
(Zone 6a)

January 13, 2013
9:34 AM

Post #9383635

Oh, so sorry to hear about all that deer damage, Jo. I hate it when they come through here and get my daylily buds. Had it happen only once, and I pray every year that it doesn't happen again. I wanted to cry when it happened.

Guess I won't be doing any brush cutting today after all. I decided I need to wait till I can get some Green Light cut vine and stump killer first, and it has to be ordered. I used to be able to get it at Walmart or HD and Lowe's, but none of them carry it anymore. It's the best product I've ever found to kill the plants after cutting them. It has to be applied when they're freshly cut, and it kills the entire root. If I don't do that, everything will just grow right back, as it always does. I will got and get the lopping shears and pruning saws today, though, and will order that GL product. I will also get out there and take inventory on my daylilies so I can begin listing them for sale. Need to make some money for gardening projects.

Karen

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

January 13, 2013
9:43 AM

Post #9383645

I cant stay put inside. Its just too nice out and the wind means the from\nt is coming that will return us to January weather again.

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

January 13, 2013
10:24 AM

Post #9383668

So maddening, Jo.

nutsfordaylily

nutsfordaylily
Halifax, MA
(Zone 6a)

January 13, 2013
1:36 PM

Post #9383843

Yes, I'm itching to get some brush cut while the weather is nice. I can still do it when it's cold, though, just won't be as comfortable to work outside. I did make it to HD today and bought 2 new lopping shears, one with extendable handles, a 13" pruning saw with nice big teeth, gardening scissors and some small pruners, the kind you would use to cut roses for putting in a vase or cutting bloom stems off of orchids, etc. Spent nearly $100 on those few things. I need to buy more shovels this year, and some nice rakes, too. I have a lot of plans for this year, so I want to sell some daylilies to pay for all the new stuff I want to get.

Karen

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

January 13, 2013
2:18 PM

Post #9383883

That sounds like enterprise to me Karen.

flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

January 14, 2013
7:15 AM

Post #9384474

Pulled a few weeds yesterday

Buds on Hellebores and can't wait to smell the Daphne!

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victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

January 14, 2013
8:00 AM

Post #9384516

Found that I have snowdrops in bloom too!
bbrookrd
Nantucket, MA
(Zone 7a)

January 14, 2013
9:15 AM

Post #9384592

Victor, see life is fair. Just saw H. Wisley Supreme is in bloom. flowAjen, nice buds. Love Daphne. I must add another this spring to a place where I will see and smell it better. Patti

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

January 14, 2013
9:20 AM

Post #9384598

I must check mt W.Supreme then.
bbrookrd
Nantucket, MA
(Zone 7a)

January 14, 2013
9:59 AM

Post #9384652

Some kids out today. Patti

Hamamelis mollis Wisley Supreme

Exochorda 'Niagara' Snow Day™ Surprise
Helleborus foetidus Wester Flisk

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victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

January 14, 2013
11:17 AM

Post #9384736

Okay, now you're pushing it!! ^_^

onewish1

onewish1
Denville, NJ
(Zone 6b)

January 14, 2013
11:25 AM

Post #9384743

wow cool
wha
Pepperell, MA
(Zone 6a)

January 14, 2013
12:04 PM

Post #9384788

where do you live patti!? still snow here

onewish1

onewish1
Denville, NJ
(Zone 6b)

January 14, 2013
12:14 PM

Post #9384803

mine is gone today Bill
bbrookrd
Nantucket, MA
(Zone 7a)

January 14, 2013
1:36 PM

Post #9384885

Wha, I live in zone 7 and there isn't any snow anywhere here. Must be all my hot air that keeps the Island Paradise a tad warmer than you. Patti

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

January 14, 2013
1:38 PM

Post #9384887

Thank the gulf stream - that's the reason.

ROBINDOG

ROBINDOG
Thomaston, CT

January 14, 2013
1:41 PM

Post #9384891

Wow...great to see the flowers! My heather is starting to bloom, & I found a bud on a dianthus...probably was just opening when the snow hit...

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bbrookrd
Nantucket, MA
(Zone 7a)

January 14, 2013
1:46 PM

Post #9384899

Yes, of course, but I like to take some credit as when I moved here in the 60's it was a whole lot colder. It still is, despite the zone, always seemingly colder feeling with the dampness from the ocean than it feels when in a place that has a dry cold. It is way cooler here in summer and fall than the mainland while warmer in the winter, but we have almost no spring except in our yard where I have planted enough bulbs for the whole Island. Patti
bbrookrd
Nantucket, MA
(Zone 7a)

January 14, 2013
1:48 PM

Post #9384903

Why don't I have heather ? Oh, killed the ones I had years ago and never tried again. So Pretty. Patti

ROBINDOG

ROBINDOG
Thomaston, CT

January 14, 2013
1:50 PM

Post #9384905

Thanks...I have 3 in that garden...try them again, I don't think deer like them...

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

January 14, 2013
2:33 PM

Post #9384949

You are prob too wet for heathers, Patti.

RosemaryK

RosemaryK
Lexington, MA
(Zone 6a)

January 14, 2013
3:36 PM

Post #9385015

I'm not too far from Bill's area, but apparently far enough for the snow to melt. It was almost gone on the weekend, and then today with 60 degrees out, not a trace of it.

My next garden project is to get more trees to replace the aging mulberrys in the back yard. They're clearly on their last breath this year. There's a natural looking patch there with primarily new viburnums and witch hazels,snowberry, and aronia and such. Flowering cherry is started nearby. The rhodi and holly area is higher up on the hill under white pines. The puzzle is what would feed the birds, provide a light overstory for the shrubs, with an open habit, but tolerate shade from the white pine and ash trees. I am considering stewartia and some vase shaped JMs for autumn and winter interest, but not much bird or animal food with that idea. The cornus mas, dogwoods and relatives are already planted elsewhere, and a little too small--the 20 foot tall mulberrys supported swings and hammocks. I think a scarlet oak sapling will go a little nearer the house, but too big for here. Maybe a pair of filberts? A magnolia sieboldii since they handle shade? Too exposed for persimmons. It's a spot that guests gravitate toward because it currently says "natural."

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

January 14, 2013
5:14 PM

Post #9385133

Bill seems to be in a cold microclimate.
bbrookrd
Nantucket, MA
(Zone 7a)

January 14, 2013
6:22 PM

Post #9385194

Wha is in the area of Mass that is known as the Snow Belt. Patti

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

January 14, 2013
6:29 PM

Post #9385205

I would think Bill would have enough stone to absorb the sun's heat and thwart old man winter's worst. Guess he's just not up to it...

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

January 15, 2013
1:52 AM

Post #9385515

L O L Victor.You have a good point.
bbrookrd
Nantucket, MA
(Zone 7a)

January 15, 2013
6:20 AM

Post #9385654

Victor, you better watch out for rocks being lobbed your way. Wha has built up some good upper body strength from all his wall building and probably could toss them to the Hudson.

It is a damp morning snd in the low 40's. I hate this type of day most. I would rather in be cold a sunny then damp and blah. Patti
wha
Pepperell, MA
(Zone 6a)

January 15, 2013
6:29 AM

Post #9385664

still all snow cover here although the yard across the street is green - they get more sun i guess - where there are rocks you can see the tops - snow depth is maybe only 4 or 5".

rosemary that sounds like a nice little project - although it will take some time to replace 20' trees and if you really want a hammock jm's would not be the choice. i've seen nice hammock set ups using 6x6 pressure treated wood posts (or larger) in the ground. Dogwood was my first thought although you have them already it sounds. There are always crab apples. my one crab is living on borrowed time as a nice large jm would look nice there, although the birds and squirrels really enjoy the fruit this time of year.

ROBINDOG

ROBINDOG
Thomaston, CT

January 15, 2013
7:26 AM

Post #9385723

I was thinking crabapple as well, Rosemary...squirrels would get your filberts, they got mine...If you think Bill's in the snowbelt, my Foxoboro friends used to live in Williamstown, MA...snow up the wahzoo...we used to cross country ski on Greylock with them...
bbrookrd
Nantucket, MA
(Zone 7a)

January 15, 2013
8:06 AM

Post #9385779

RosemaryK, We have been very pleased with a planting in partial shad under pitch pines of Betula nigra 'Little King' FOX VALLEY . It is small tree between Japanese red maple and bench. Nice in winter. It throws up lots of low growth which we have pruned off to keep it open. Not sure if it has any merit for birds or suitable for a hammock. Patti

http://www.missouribotanicalgarden.org/gardens-gardening/your-garden/plant-finder/plant-details/kc/j520/betula-nigra-little-king-fox-valley.aspx

http://statebystategardening.com/state.php/ky/blog_03/oustanding_bark_for_winter_interest/

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ROBINDOG

ROBINDOG
Thomaston, CT

January 15, 2013
4:37 PM

Post #9386467

That's a pretty spot, Patti...on the farm where my son lives, they have a clump of river birches with purple leaves...very nice.

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

January 16, 2013
1:27 AM

Post #9386748

lovely patti

RosemaryK

RosemaryK
Lexington, MA
(Zone 6a)

January 16, 2013
5:48 AM

Post #9386869

Wow thanks for the ideas, everyone! If I do feed the squirrels nuts, then perhaps I'm also feeding the hawks and skyfishers, so I wouldn't mind too much. Lots of ideas and lots more trees to replace gradually. Having gotten rid of a ton of Norway maples it is a bit of a fresh slate.

Sad to lose so many trees but the mulberrys were in their prime 20 years ago when we bought and they have a short life. Lots of memories with the hammocks too. Imagine the "twin" language preschoolers used. Their nursery school teachers were alarmed, but I knew better, and i was always amused by how they made up silly words to say things like "let's all go and hang on the hammock upside down." It is a sweet memory also that they were very skilled at climbing all the trees, so that is why the 60 foot tall ash trees have had their lower branches trimmed---they they were a handfull.

nutsfordaylily

nutsfordaylily
Halifax, MA
(Zone 6a)

January 16, 2013
9:03 AM

Post #9387109

Nice blooms/buds Patti, Jen and Marilyn! I checked one of my hellebores the other day, and there are lots of buds on it. Can't wait! It usually begins in March. I need to check my Hamamelis. It should be starting soon. The area where my 2 are is one of the areas where I have to clear out a lot of brush. Have cleared that area several times, but this time I will be using the cut vine and stump killer, and the stuff won't grow back. I should be getting it in the mail before the weekend, so I'll be able to get to that project then. Can't wait.

I did inventory on all my daylilies on Monday. I have about 150 that I have enough of to sell. More if I were to account for all the NOID ones, but since I don't have stats on most of them, then I just sell those out of the garden when they're in bloom. If I list, then I like to have stats, as people want to know bloom season, bloom diameter, scape height, etc.

Patti, I've tried heather here, too, but killed mine as well. Lasted a few years, then bit the dust. They like a dry, gravelly soil, I guess. Most of my soil is very rich.

Rosemary, I like the idea of a Stewartia or Magnolia. I love both. I have yet to get a Stewartia. I think that I'll get one to replace the Cornus Florida dogwoods out front when we eventually get rid of them. They may only have a few years left. I'm sure they have that disease they get. If I had Norway maples, they would go, too, do not like them.

Patti, that Betula nigra is gorgeous! I'd love to have one.

Karen

ROBINDOG

ROBINDOG
Thomaston, CT

January 16, 2013
9:06 AM

Post #9387114

Karen, my heathers are in a raised bed...that may help.

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

January 16, 2013
9:59 AM

Post #9387168

Rose - Stewartia is a fantastic tree. Have had one for about 12 years. Three season tree.
wha
Pepperell, MA
(Zone 6a)

January 16, 2013
10:28 AM

Post #9387197

If you decide on a stewarthia rosemary and do not want to wait for them to grow weston nurseries have large specimen's - i have one as well although just pulled it out of the container and planted last year, has really grown a lot.
Rose1959
Norwich, CT
(Zone 6a)

January 16, 2013
6:09 PM

Post #9387643

My friend and I would like to start sweet potato vines for our containers. She wants to go to the supermarket and get a few sweet potatoes. I tell her that we have to do research on the variety. Any words of wisdom from any of you?

RosemaryK

RosemaryK
Lexington, MA
(Zone 6a)

January 16, 2013
8:11 PM

Post #9387765

Hmmm. So many choices for so little space...

ROBINDOG

ROBINDOG
Thomaston, CT

January 17, 2013
6:03 AM

Post #9387942

Sweet potato vines are ipomoea...I don't think that's an edible sweet potato...

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

January 17, 2013
7:08 AM

Post #9388011

Thanks Marilyn.I wasnt sure but I think you are right.I dug my ipomoeas one fall and there was a huge tuber.I also remember someone trying to cook them with tasteless results.

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

January 17, 2013
2:57 PM

Post #9388449

Yes on the sweet potato vines, though I never tried starting them. Always bought small plants in spring.

nutsfordaylily

nutsfordaylily
Halifax, MA
(Zone 6a)

January 20, 2013
11:29 AM

Post #9391333

I'm bummed out. I went to check on my 'Diana' witch hazel. I'm guessing it's a grafted plant. Anyhow, it's dead above the graft. There's a live growth that came up below the grafted part, but it will not bloom the same. There's no buds on the new growth.

Karen

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

January 20, 2013
11:40 AM

Post #9391344

Bummer

ROBINDOG

ROBINDOG
Thomaston, CT

January 20, 2013
2:10 PM

Post #9391509

Oh, no, Karen...what a disappointment...

nutsfordaylily

nutsfordaylily
Halifax, MA
(Zone 6a)

January 20, 2013
8:40 PM

Post #9391918

Yeah, and it was one I really liked. Have no idea what the root stock would be like. Probably a species variety. I have one of those, and although I like it, it's not a spectacular as the hybrid cultivars.

Karen

ROBINDOG

ROBINDOG
Thomaston, CT

January 21, 2013
5:44 AM

Post #9392092

Witch hazel grows in the woods nearby, but you really have to look closely to see the blossoms...

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

January 21, 2013
9:20 AM

Post #9392361

Same here. The wild ones' flowers are pretty puny.

nutsfordaylily

nutsfordaylily
Halifax, MA
(Zone 6a)

January 21, 2013
11:07 AM

Post #9392469

Yes, puny is right.

Karen
bbrookrd
Nantucket, MA
(Zone 7a)

January 21, 2013
6:45 PM

Post #9392948

I just downloaded a bunch of shots from last year onto the new Garden Showcase on DG. I wanted them to load from oldest in Jan 2012 to Dec 2012, but they got loaded in reverse order. I must have done something wrong. I am always confused when up or down or exporting or importing files. Patti

flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

January 21, 2013
8:33 PM

Post #9393157

Too bad there's no option to move them around once they're in the album like you can on FB

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

January 22, 2013
1:46 AM

Post #9393286

Everytime there are new gadgets or electronic anything I feel further behind.

ROBINDOG

ROBINDOG
Thomaston, CT

January 22, 2013
5:43 AM

Post #9393409

Me, too! It's pretty pathetic when I have to ask my 4 year old GS to do things for me...

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

January 22, 2013
6:05 AM

Post #9393441

so humiliating. I was at the PT office yesterday and opened a copy of Scientific American.You wont believe whats coming down the pipeline.
Pfg
(Pam) Warren, CT
(Zone 5b)

January 22, 2013
6:52 AM

Post #9393489

That sounds ominous!!!
bbrookrd
Nantucket, MA
(Zone 7a)

January 22, 2013
6:55 AM

Post #9393491

Nothing in SA makes any sense to me anymore. I am stuck in bio101 from the 60's. Patti

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

January 22, 2013
7:32 AM

Post #9393520

Hee hee! C'mon guys, embrace the future!

ROBINDOG

ROBINDOG
Thomaston, CT

January 22, 2013
8:57 AM

Post #9393619

Only if the future can make me more comfortable, not necessarily more of a techie...

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

January 22, 2013
9:14 AM

Post #9393630

Wait until you get that robot hunk in a few years...
bbrookrd
Nantucket, MA
(Zone 7a)

January 22, 2013
1:30 PM

Post #9393877

Ge1836, glad you entered some of your shots. Great use of foliage color. Patti

onewish1

onewish1
Denville, NJ
(Zone 6b)

January 22, 2013
3:33 PM

Post #9393988

my lakeside catalog came today.. these were on the cover for you Bill

http://www.lakeside.com/Garden/Statues/Rock-Garden-Friends/prod650273.jmp?navAction=jump&fm=search

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

January 22, 2013
3:57 PM

Post #9394010

Thanks Patti.
I save images all year by season to use as a desktop image on my computer.I just loaded everything I had for 2 years.

flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

January 22, 2013
5:24 PM

Post #9394106

cute!

ROBINDOG

ROBINDOG
Thomaston, CT

January 23, 2013
6:15 AM

Post #9394501

Hunky robot? Hmmmm...sounds like my brand of techie...
wha
Pepperell, MA
(Zone 6a)

January 23, 2013
6:21 AM

Post #9394514

we are in the presence of the #1 gardener on garden showcase - congrats patti :)
bbrookrd
Nantucket, MA
(Zone 7a)

January 23, 2013
6:54 AM

Post #9394549

Wha, only by the sheer numbers of shots that I have posted...not by any other perimeters. I am working on my Narcissus list today. This is new feature is great as I am going to work my way through all my plant collections and post them so they are all together. You all will be so bored with me, very very soon. Hopefully I will get some specialty folks who will correct some of my postings. I got sick of all the metal markers in the garden and pulled them all out, so I am often really confused about who is who. Patti

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

January 23, 2013
7:05 AM

Post #9394563

He He He I was about to say the same thing Patti.
I went thru my "Desktop" images because they were the easiest to load.
I am not sure I will go into my other garden files.I need the pix to see what I am loading.
wha
Pepperell, MA
(Zone 6a)

January 23, 2013
7:43 AM

Post #9394603

patti my wife thinks the metal markers look bad especially when everything dies back and over the winter the frost tends to push them out of the ground. i have to agree, especially since i went with black on white which really stands out, should have choose black on clear or back on gold.

i plan to keep them for now especially for jm's, cornus, shrubs, hosta, peony, and some trees. there is just so many of these that the names are not at the tip on my tougue. still undecided on perennials although i remember back to my ru and one attendee was furious i could not remember the name of a geranium and the plastic stick with the name could not be found (not one of the regular crew here). so it will depend on how much they show in season. i did find the name of the geranium last year when i moved the plant during the pond construction and the plastic stick appeared...

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

January 23, 2013
8:14 AM

Post #9394657

Bill:::::: Where are your albums on Garden Showcase ?
Victor too.

ROSES_R_RED

ROSES_R_RED
Mount Bethel, PA
(Zone 6a)

January 23, 2013
8:19 AM

Post #9394666

There's a way to see all the images in your individual files, ge, and if you minimize both screens, all you have to do is hold down the mouse and drag them over. Is this the way you're doing it. By the way, I commented that your container images had me buy more seeds to try to emulate yours.

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

January 23, 2013
8:26 AM

Post #9394681

One of these days...

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

January 23, 2013
8:26 AM

Post #9394682

WOW That is worth doing.I will try it.
I have other garden files month by month year by year.
Thanks for the comment Roses are Red.Help yourself to any ideas.Thats how I developed my gardens.

flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

January 23, 2013
8:32 AM

Post #9394688

I saw in this week's article this is a way to tag the plants too...hope everyone does that, cause that helps tremendously!

nutsfordaylily

nutsfordaylily
Halifax, MA
(Zone 6a)

January 23, 2013
8:35 AM

Post #9394693

I have yet to check out the garden showcase. Would like to put some of my stuff in, but right now I'm haveing computer issues (again). My hard drive was going, so I'm getting a new one and having all the files/software transfered over. What a pain!

Bill, I think that's awful that someone at your RU was so furious that you couldn't remember the name of a geranium and could not find the tag. Wow.

Karen

flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

January 23, 2013
8:37 AM

Post #9394697

I think he was being sarcastic(at least I hope he was)
Pfg
(Pam) Warren, CT
(Zone 5b)

January 23, 2013
8:54 AM

Post #9394718

Furious, really?! Did he pay to get in?! Even professionally run gardens don't always have everything marked! Boot the bum, I say! (LOL)

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

January 23, 2013
8:55 AM

Post #9394719

Not know the name?!! I would have walked out...

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

January 23, 2013
8:58 AM

Post #9394723

Wish someone recorded Bill pronouncing the JM names! David from Davidsan's, with his Midwestern accent, was relating to me how he enjoyed comparing my NY accent to Bill's Boston.
bbrookrd
Nantucket, MA
(Zone 7a)

January 23, 2013
9:11 AM

Post #9394739

Ha, I don't even try to pronounce things correctly especially Japanese Maples or Acer japonicum.

Almost nothing in our garden is now labelled and all the people (nearly 300) who came to the Garden Conservancy tour last summer where totally fine with my stupidity about names. I did a lot of "who knows, but isn't it beautiful". Or "God Knows, but I sure can't remember today". Then I told them to email me and I that I would get right back to them via email with the correct information as the names of everything in the garden was in my garden journal. Not one of them sent me a query so I think they were mostly just chatting and being polite about liking our garden. But I would have decked anyone being miffed about me not knowing something. I think I would have hip checked them into the rosa rugosa bed. Patti
wha
Pepperell, MA
(Zone 6a)

January 23, 2013
11:19 AM

Post #9394907

it is true and it was a her not he - i still think about the dirty look i got from time to time - and when asked about the name plates i use her as one of the reasons why. i also remember kathy (boojum) explaining to me by having the name plates she did not have to answer what's this or that all day long.

the ru was before the metal name tags that was why i had those papers in my hand that listed everything. after pointing out the names for a while i did become tounge tied and started just getting close to the pronunciation - its a japanese name who would notice if i was wrong :)

flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

January 23, 2013
11:24 AM

Post #9394914

wow really? that's nuts
wha
Pepperell, MA
(Zone 6a)

January 23, 2013
11:51 AM

Post #9394942

you were here jen.
Pfg
(Pam) Warren, CT
(Zone 5b)

January 23, 2013
11:58 AM

Post #9394955

Too funny... I can just imagine trying to answer a miilion questions from a piece of paper... Yikes!

I didn't keep tags until I became active on DG and got more interestedj in growing specific cultivars. Now I have umpteen ugly white tags everywhere, mainly because I'm tired of not remembering from one week to the next what is where--especially since I seem to move everything around a lot.

I'm thinking copper paint pen on beige?
wha
Pepperell, MA
(Zone 6a)

January 23, 2013
1:14 PM

Post #9395013

that would work - it is the white that stands out

Pam i had printed out my garden excel file tab's so i had pages for each tab cataloged by plant type and some specific plants like jm's and hosta that i have a lot of - ridiculus to wander around with that.

flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

January 23, 2013
1:15 PM

Post #9395015

I know! and I'm trying to think who it could be

Bill you should use paint pen on rocks
wha
Pepperell, MA
(Zone 6a)

January 23, 2013
1:21 PM

Post #9395026

can not reveal names, in fact it would take some doing to remember:) I just never forgot the look i got - i have gotten a couple dozen geraniums so hard to remember them all - and the reason for name plates now.

i would need someone with good handwriting, a lot of time, and more (can you believe this) rocks.

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

January 23, 2013
1:35 PM

Post #9395045

At the NYBG they use metal tags but pushed way down low to the ground.

flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

January 23, 2013
2:51 PM

Post #9395132

Like little headstones??

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

January 23, 2013
2:56 PM

Post #9395140

Kind of. Doesn't look stupid when they're dead, like the lighter ones.

ROSES_R_RED

ROSES_R_RED
Mount Bethel, PA
(Zone 6a)

January 23, 2013
3:25 PM

Post #9395186

The rocks are actualy a GREAT idea! Nothing else ever appealed to me. We have plenty of rocks here. Right, Jen. (Yours are still here waiting for you)

ROBINDOG

ROBINDOG
Thomaston, CT

January 23, 2013
4:10 PM

Post #9395222

Good grief...hope it wasn't me asking about the geranium! I just remember the awesome jms! And dropping a cupcake on your driveway, Bill, & wanting to slink away before you saw it! My tags tend to wander...the print fades away, or I have 2 markers with the same plant...And since Garret dug up half my plants, I'm not sure what I have where anymore...

onewish1

onewish1
Denville, NJ
(Zone 6b)

January 23, 2013
4:14 PM

Post #9395236

I hope it wasn't me either.. something I would not remember
Jan23
Salem Cnty, NJ
(Zone 7b)

January 23, 2013
5:39 PM

Post #9395318

Oh, boy, I am in trouble if anybody asks me names in May when you all come to my house. I will rely on whoever is here to help me out. Heehee.

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

January 23, 2013
5:45 PM

Post #9395329

Getting my disgusted look ready. ^_^
Jan23
Salem Cnty, NJ
(Zone 7b)

January 23, 2013
5:58 PM

Post #9395349

Heehee!! I am hoping you all will be so busy visiting you'll overlook my messes!!
wha
Pepperell, MA
(Zone 6a)

January 23, 2013
7:12 PM

Post #9395439

it is none of you guys - geez - a cupcake on the driveway? not a big deal, now one in the new pond that may call for a dunking marilyn :)

i push mine way down so only the top can be seen here - still frost heaves will bring them up

irisMA

irisMA
South Hamilton, MA

January 23, 2013
7:54 PM

Post #9395513

Jo I looked at your shadenewpart & tree peony Really enjoyed it. How you keep the lily beetles away--I gave up on them. How much shade do tree peonies take? Recognized 'Banded Tiger' & 'Bluebeads Ghost'. Too late at night to view others.

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

January 24, 2013
1:16 AM

Post #9395599

I spray for the beetle.
I spray for deer.
I spray for Borer
Actually I spray for borer and beetle at the same time of year.Early spring when lilies are just popping out of the ground, and iris have short green leaves.
I use Bayer Tree and Shrub or Sevin( I have plenty of bees and butterflies so dont jump on me for that)

The TreePeonies do well in part shade. I dont have but 2 an they are both in a woodsy area under trees that arent dense.

This message was edited Jan 24, 2013 4:49 AM

ROSES_R_RED

ROSES_R_RED
Mount Bethel, PA
(Zone 6a)

January 24, 2013
4:36 AM

Post #9395653

I had no room for the 2 tree peonies that I bought, so I put them in a garden near some trees and was worried that they wouldn't get enough sun. Now I know it was a luck mistake. Haven't seen any blooms yet.
Jan23
Salem Cnty, NJ
(Zone 7b)

January 24, 2013
4:56 AM

Post #9395660

Aren't luck mistakes great???!!!

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

January 24, 2013
5:19 AM

Post #9395673

I call them "happy accidents"

irisMA

irisMA
South Hamilton, MA

January 24, 2013
5:54 AM

Post #9395710

I have an area that is in the shade of the house in the morning but afternoon sun. Do you think they might be ok. The aruncus which likes shade does well.

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

January 24, 2013
6:04 AM

Post #9395723

I should think it would be OK.I would keep dark flowering plants out of the sun.The most charming sight I have ever seen is a Tree Peony farm with Japanese Parasols over the darker blooms to protect from sun.
Hope this link works.Its Cricket Hill in case you need to google
http://www.treepeony.com/treepeonies.htm

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

January 24, 2013
6:06 AM

Post #9395724

Try this for pictures
http://www.treepeony.com/index.php

ROBINDOG

ROBINDOG
Thomaston, CT

January 24, 2013
6:27 AM

Post #9395758

Cricket Hill is in my town...I thought the little umbrellas were just charming when I saw them...sort of like a fairy village...Our library has a fundraiser there every year, but a little too expensive for me...I'd rather spend the money on a peony!

flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

January 24, 2013
6:39 AM

Post #9395792

Yes I need to get up there and get more rocks. Hopefully this spring

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

January 24, 2013
8:39 AM

Post #9395927

I did a painting based on the parasoles

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ROSES_R_RED

ROSES_R_RED
Mount Bethel, PA
(Zone 6a)

January 24, 2013
9:09 AM

Post #9395969

Really very pretty, ge.

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

January 24, 2013
9:27 AM

Post #9396003

Beauty!

ROBINDOG

ROBINDOG
Thomaston, CT

January 24, 2013
9:37 AM

Post #9396022

Wow...that's beautiful, Jo...peonies are hard to paint because they are so tissue-like...you really captured that.

pixie62560

pixie62560
South China, ME
(Zone 5a)

January 24, 2013
10:56 AM

Post #9396148

Lovely Jo!!

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

January 24, 2013
1:46 PM

Post #9396337

Recent?

irisMA

irisMA
South Hamilton, MA

January 24, 2013
2:17 PM

Post #9396376

great painting.

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

January 24, 2013
2:55 PM

Post #9396409

Reminds me of the tropical drinks!

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

January 24, 2013
3:11 PM

Post #9396427

Less than 6 years old.I traded it for lamps for the new house a year after we moved in.
GF makes beauties.
wha, they look like kairnes but hollow clay pieces.

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onewish1

onewish1
Denville, NJ
(Zone 6b)

January 24, 2013
3:15 PM

Post #9396431

both are pretty!!!

ROBINDOG

ROBINDOG
Thomaston, CT

January 25, 2013
7:02 AM

Post #9397088

Very nice lamps! You know some creative folks, JoAnn...

flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

February 3, 2013
5:28 PM

Post #9407400

Hey Celeste, if it's still cold enough up there you can do these for V-Day
http://pinterest.com/pin/351912440687845/
debi_k
S of Lake Ontario, NY
(Zone 6a)

February 3, 2013
5:30 PM

Post #9407403

I like it

pixie62560

pixie62560
South China, ME
(Zone 5a)

February 3, 2013
6:51 PM

Post #9407482

NICE!!
wha
Pepperell, MA
(Zone 6a)

February 20, 2013
1:58 PM

Post #9425744

not the greatest picture - i built two of these trellis to replace the ones i built out of hickory saplings a few years ago that have rotted. used an old design from birds and blooms that called for cedar, copper piping and copper wire for scrolls. When i say old design the cost was estimated at $60 a trellis to build. The copper wire alone was .98/ft and it called for 115' ft per trellis - could buy a real nice one for that.

so i used pressure treated 2x2's (hard to find straight ones!), copper piping, and bagged the scrolls as nothing i could find was sturdy enough to keep the scroll shape. ordered the cobalt blue tops instead of making ones from wood. The trellis are 8' tall and will be buried at least a foot into the ground so they do not get blown over.

second one came out much better than the first which was no surprise - not a big deal as the clematis back there are pretty aggressive and will cover them soon enough.

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ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

February 20, 2013
3:15 PM

Post #9425836

Any natural wood structures I have made only last a couple of years.I made a White Birch table base and used it to cage dahlias for a couple of years.It just rotted.
Your project looks so sturdy. Nice bird houses too.

pixie62560

pixie62560
South China, ME
(Zone 5a)

February 20, 2013
4:56 PM

Post #9425943

Very nice Bill!!

flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

February 20, 2013
5:33 PM

Post #9425995

I like the cap too!
wha
Pepperell, MA
(Zone 6a)

February 20, 2013
7:13 PM

Post #9426126

thanks - not a very good pic from the deck you can barely see the copper piping.

onewish1

onewish1
Denville, NJ
(Zone 6b)

February 21, 2013
3:24 AM

Post #9426327

looks great Bill .. Randy would take an hour trying to find straight 2 x 2's... I just have to walk away and go look at something else

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

February 21, 2013
3:45 AM

Post #9426332

L O L

onewish1

onewish1
Denville, NJ
(Zone 6b)

February 21, 2013
3:48 AM

Post #9426334

you have no idea.. if I know we are going to go buy 2 x 4's or anything he is building with.. he climbs up on the HD shelves.. has to look at every single board.. now I know.. just walk away.. LOL

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

February 21, 2013
4:26 AM

Post #9426347

Is that his only obsession? Besides you?
wha
Pepperell, MA
(Zone 6a)

February 21, 2013
4:57 AM

Post #9426368

i ended up at lowes as hd only had crooked ones - even with the ones truest to straight i had to pull the tops together and screw them tight and then square off the top so the cap is square

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

February 21, 2013
5:22 AM

Post #9426392

They just dont do lumber like they used to.

ROBINDOG

ROBINDOG
Thomaston, CT

February 21, 2013
6:09 AM

Post #9426454

For sure! Love that trellis, the cobalt blue top is awesome.
Frank65
Hallowell, ME

February 21, 2013
7:52 AM

Post #9426607

Bill - why don't you buy larger 2x stock and strip them and use a plane and router?
wha
Pepperell, MA
(Zone 6a)

February 21, 2013
12:58 PM

Post #9426894

i did consider that Frank but i was not sure how the trellis would come out - to drill the holes for the piping you rough cut a piece with @80 degree angle and just hold it while dilling a 5/8 hole at the same angle 1"deep using the scrap piece as a guide - flip the wood and drill another hole same way - when you drill that second hole the drill jumps a bunch and hoping the holes are all the same depth is a crap shot - so i went with the cheaper alternative - next time i would rip down some 2x4's and not use the suggested piping lengths like i did on the first one - on the second one i measured each pipe length individually and it came up perfect.

There is also a piece of wood between the sides that all three pipes go through - making sure that drill hole was straight was very important - i did end up needing more wood after messing that up a couple times

onewish1

onewish1
Denville, NJ
(Zone 6b)

February 21, 2013
3:12 PM

Post #9427049

JoAnn.. no thank goodness packing things are another!!.. LOL

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

February 21, 2013
3:17 PM

Post #9427057

I cant help but side with Randy on some things.I tend to toss away stuff but packing materials seem to have so many other practical uses.

onewish1

onewish1
Denville, NJ
(Zone 6b)

February 21, 2013
5:41 PM

Post #9427215

materials... and he is an obsessed packing fiend .. must make many things fit in a tiny space.. (decorations for example) he will make it all fit in it's place ... and remember exactly where that thing is

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

February 22, 2013
1:13 AM

Post #9427500

Of course !!!!
Frank65
Hallowell, ME

February 24, 2013
5:43 AM

Post #9429622

I do see your point Bill. I make mine out of all wood. Copper is just too expensive for me. And I get tired of breaking into foreclosed houses just to rip off the piping! :)
wha
Pepperell, MA
(Zone 6a)

February 24, 2013
7:57 AM

Post #9429719

:)

the piping was only $10 for 8' and only needed one per trellis so not bad.
wha
Pepperell, MA
(Zone 6a)

March 3, 2013
5:25 PM

Post #9437875

was able to get out and trim several jm's today - with the pile of branches it looked like i took a tree down.

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

March 4, 2013
1:16 AM

Post #9438039

Odd how those little suckers mount up.

ROBINDOG

ROBINDOG
Thomaston, CT

March 4, 2013
4:55 AM

Post #9438102

I haven't pruned any...I do have a broken branch on Cindy...
wha
Pepperell, MA
(Zone 6a)

March 4, 2013
7:03 AM

Post #9438228

most of the trimming was to clean out dissectums of lower branching, some were major branches getting covered by branches above - always try to create some interesting twists and turns when trimming a dissectum

was planning to do some major work on a seiryu but backed off and just cleaned up a bunch of small sucker branches and will evaluation it before chopping off a couple big ones - hard to go back once they are off! - have the same decision on the large shirazz, removed a couple small branches that i had been trying to train that just did not look right, three big branches that start low that might come off later this year.

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

March 4, 2013
7:34 AM

Post #9438249

I lost half my 3 year old Siryuse,think I mentioned it earlier.Heavy snow just ripped a limb off.
#1 the scar.The limb that ripped off was equal in size to whats left of the tree.
Do you think it will shape nice in years to come?Bill.
#2 Always my favorite Spring Delight,made it thru another winter.it was planted in '08

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wha
Pepperell, MA
(Zone 6a)

March 4, 2013
8:47 AM

Post #9438348

nice shape on the spring delight.

the seiryu should bounce back - i would stake it and pull it to the left so the main trunk is as straight as it can be - better would be to dig around the root ball and re-plant so it is straight. possibly clean up the wound with a saw if possible so it is smooth. and watch to see if begins healing, it should as it is a nice size tree.

I had a jm of similar size that lost a major limb like yours and it is fine now and you can not even notice it lost a major branch from its shape. like you i was devastated when it happened - the root ball had grown so much that i had to do a combination of digging and then tilting the root ball, bringing in more dirt, and staking and forcing the tree straight. it has been a couple years and plan to remove the stake this spring.

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

March 4, 2013
8:50 AM

Post #9438352

The siryue is staked but it looks like some tweeking is necessary from the photo.

ROBINDOG

ROBINDOG
Thomaston, CT

March 4, 2013
9:13 AM

Post #9438375

Winter is hard on our poor trees!
bbrookrd
Nantucket, MA
(Zone 7a)

March 4, 2013
2:47 PM

Post #9438740

Went to Smith College today to see their annual bulb show in their greenhouses. It was the perfect dip into spring. Saw some nice orchids too and a wonderful collection of ferns. I took many shots of them to look up, but I think most of the ferns that I loved where most likely not hardy even in zone 7. Nice day. Patti

ROBINDOG

ROBINDOG
Thomaston, CT

March 5, 2013
5:12 AM

Post #9439272

Smith is an easy drive for me...would like to go next year...
bbrookrd
Nantucket, MA
(Zone 7a)

March 5, 2013
7:14 AM

Post #9439384

Talk about organized as they have their dates posted through 2017.

You still have time to go until the 17th March this year.
[quote]The bulb show is open to the public daily, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., with Friday evening hours on March 8 and 15, 4-8 p.m. The suggested donation is $2. Members-only hours are 9-10 a.m. Groups of ten or more should schedule in advance by calling (413) 585-2742.

In conjunction with the bulb show, "From Petals to Paper: Poetic Inspiration from Flowers," a selection of poems by contemporary poets Li-Yojng Lee, Jean Valentine and Louise Glück, will be on view in the Church Exhibition Gallery of the Lyman Conservatory. The poems were selected by Smith seniors Liliana Farrel and Janan Scott, both of whom are pursuing academic concentrations in poetry.

On Saturday, March 23, noon to 3 p.m., and Sunday, March 24, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Friends of the Botanic Garden and the general public are invited to purchase many of the hardy bulbs that appeared in the show. Inexpensively priced, these crocus, daffodil, hyacinth, narcissus, and tulip bulbs, as well as other plants, can later be planted outdoors or displayed indoors in pots.

Lyman Conservatory is wheelchair accessible. Parking is available on College Lane for the two weeks of the show. For more information, contact the Botanic Garden of Smith College at (413) 585-2740.[/quote]

[quote]Smith College Botanic Garden
Spring Bulb Show and
Fall Chrysanthemum Show
Future Dates


2013
Spring Bulb Show: March 2 – March 17, 2013
Fall Chrysanthemum Show: November 2 – November 17, 2013

2014
Spring Bulb Show: March 1– March 16, 2014
Fall Chrysanthemum Show: November 1 – November 16, 2014

2015
Spring Bulb Show: March 7 – March 21, 2015
Fall Chrysanthemum Show: November 7 – November 21, 2015

2016
Spring Bulb Show: March 5 – March 20, 2016
Fall Chrysanthemum Show: November 5 – November 20, 2016

2017
Spring Bulb Show: March 4 – March 19, 2017
Fall Chrysanthemum Show: November 4 – November 19, 2017[/quote]

ROBINDOG

ROBINDOG
Thomaston, CT

March 5, 2013
8:27 AM

Post #9439459

Thanks so much, Patti! I wrote down the info...next week may be a possible go for me!

RosemaryK

RosemaryK
Lexington, MA
(Zone 6a)

March 7, 2013
4:43 AM

Post #9441571

Smith has a peony event too, though I've never been. DD1 told me she wouldn't go to college there just so I could visit the flowers.

ROBINDOG

ROBINDOG
Thomaston, CT

March 7, 2013
5:19 AM

Post #9441602

Northampton is an interesting town...supposed to be a great yarn shop there...

RosemaryK

RosemaryK
Lexington, MA
(Zone 6a)

March 7, 2013
7:43 PM

Post #9442411

I think so too.

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

March 9, 2013
4:40 AM

Post #9443540

I have a plan but it will have to wait a few days.
https://plus.google.com/photos/118247922869033571662/albums/5853321762214349969?authkey=CIeo15GFyKm2Lw

ROBINDOG

ROBINDOG
Thomaston, CT

March 9, 2013
5:20 AM

Post #9443571

Pretty amaryllis...nice temps this week, Jo, your plan will start soon! I read my garden journal from last year...my reticulated iris & crocus were finished blooming, daffs, hyacinths, tulips all were budded...this year I can't even find the gardens!

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

March 9, 2013
5:27 AM

Post #9443584

I dont bother to check 2012 images when I want to know when early things bloom.It was a non-year as far as I am concerned.
I am impatient but probably Monday will be good if the weather holds and no rain.

irisMA

irisMA
South Hamilton, MA

March 9, 2013
6:08 AM

Post #9443613

After our foot of snow yesterday, there is some melt starting. It was 40° when I shut down the computer late last night. 36 at the present time. Garden is under there somewhere.

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

March 9, 2013
6:35 AM

Post #9443633

Our weather has been freezing for 2 months so there hasnt been much mabey.Maybe you will get the benefit of the 60* weather Sunday.Rain Monday should finish the snow pack.

ROBINDOG

ROBINDOG
Thomaston, CT

March 9, 2013
12:35 PM

Post #9443942

The rain is scheduled here for Tues...I'd love it if the snow goes, but I'm still talking feet in places!

irisMA

irisMA
South Hamilton, MA

March 9, 2013
1:21 PM

Post #9443983

Right. Although I can see the seat of a bench again.

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

March 9, 2013
2:14 PM

Post #9444043

Doesnt all thismelting and revealing make you feel something is coming to life?

ROBINDOG

ROBINDOG
Thomaston, CT

March 9, 2013
3:41 PM

Post #9444144

Yes, but I'd like to see some blooms in the gardens...

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

March 10, 2013
1:05 AM

Post #9444462

Patience will pay off.It always does.

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

March 10, 2013
1:08 AM

Post #9444463

I sowed some coreopsis seeds yesterday using my milk bottle cloche system.Fingers crossed it works.

ROBINDOG

ROBINDOG
Thomaston, CT

March 10, 2013
5:22 AM

Post #9444524

Let me know...I'd like to get delph seeds outside if I can find some soil...

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

March 10, 2013
5:49 AM

Post #9444540

Just finished the cloches in the Lasagna garden and Daylily garden
Lasagna was like a rock but I think the cloche is anchored.
Pix #1 is DayLily garden nearly killed myself getting across the snow.Its the last day that I can do this.the next 2 weeks are cold and snow.
pix #2 Lasagna
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ROBINDOG

ROBINDOG
Thomaston, CT

March 10, 2013
8:58 AM

Post #9444715

Hope those work well for you, Jo...it will be nice here until Thurs., then the cold is back...My brother is heading for Pittsford for Easter, unless the weather is bad...he can take the train from Albany, am trying to persuade him!

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

March 10, 2013
9:07 AM

Post #9444722

I admire his endurance.
Its killing me to wait for the snow to melt .I tried to shovel a path from the deck steps tothe bare spot at the garden edge.Its icy under the snow so I stopped.
Sowing coreopsis like this is a new trick.I checked one of my cloches of poppies and they look dead.It will be final if they dont appear in May.

ROBINDOG

ROBINDOG
Thomaston, CT

March 10, 2013
1:16 PM

Post #9444936

No! Where the snow has melted off the south side garden, I found nice green poppies, & verbascum...also a trillion weeds!

flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

March 12, 2013
9:26 AM

Post #9446914

Township workers started trimming the 2 Purple Norway maples by the street(hubby hates them there, I can't understand why they planted them there in the first place) I went out to find out what they were doing,
they are going to be paving our road and using a mill machine so they couldn't have any overhanging branches, I told them they should just take them down, they said they couldn't do that
Then they moved down and started on huge maple that is on the other side of the sidewalk but it's so big that the branches reach into the road...doorbell rings, sorry, a branch hit your mailbox our boss is coming to look at it and will be replacing it...THANKS, I just bought a new mailbox cover and hadn't put it out yet, so it will go on a nice new mailbox :)

ROBINDOG

ROBINDOG
Thomaston, CT

March 12, 2013
12:29 PM

Post #9447067

I walked down our road today...many mailboxes are down from the plows, glad mine is set back...

RosemaryK

RosemaryK
Lexington, MA
(Zone 6a)

March 12, 2013
3:23 PM

Post #9447256

Ours is one of the downed mailboxes. Seems there's always something needing attention.

irisMA

irisMA
South Hamilton, MA

March 12, 2013
7:41 PM

Post #9447539

DH has a rope attached to the mailbox so he can swing it in when the plows come. Melting & rain tonight is taking down the snow. A bit more coming Sat.?

ROBINDOG

ROBINDOG
Thomaston, CT

March 13, 2013
6:19 AM

Post #9447805

My box is fine, but the white board fence has come apart where the neighbor plowed snow against it! Have to get it fixed & painted for my first project of the spring...

irisMA

irisMA
South Hamilton, MA

March 13, 2013
6:34 AM

Post #9447816

We have a plow damaged gate, but will probably take it down as it hasn't been used in awhile.

flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

March 13, 2013
7:41 AM

Post #9447899

That's funny about the rope tied to the mailbox, maybe they should be mailboxes from traffic cone material so they bounce right back when hit

jumper2

jumper2
Huron, OH
(Zone 5b)

March 13, 2013
1:28 PM

Post #9448192

the mailbox swings out on an arm. it's quite cool. Dad came up with that yrs ago.
wha
Pepperell, MA
(Zone 6a)

March 13, 2013
1:56 PM

Post #9448215

when we moved in here the mail post was iron with a large spring at the base. when it finally rusted apart i replaced it with a normal wooden post that the local Yout's smacked around with baseball bats along with the rest of the street a few years ago. now it is replaced with an aged granite post and a baseball bat proof mail box.

there are several in town with the swinging arm here - kind of like a gate swing - they are pretty cool and work well.

pixie62560

pixie62560
South China, ME
(Zone 5a)

March 13, 2013
3:22 PM

Post #9448293

We have a gentleman who makes the swinging mail boxes in the next town over. :)

ROBINDOG

ROBINDOG
Thomaston, CT

March 13, 2013
4:17 PM

Post #9448361

Now with the huge amounts of snow dumped on us, that makes sense.

irisMA

irisMA
South Hamilton, MA

March 13, 2013
7:25 PM

Post #9448513

Our old big box finally rusted out this is 'normal' size. The various boxes have been hit on purpose & attacked with a bat. It is posted the height of a windshield so they don't drive at it any more. That sort of thing seems to not be the way of life nowdays.
wha
Pepperell, MA
(Zone 6a)

March 16, 2013
1:19 PM

Post #9451439

spent a couple hours under the deck this afternoon with the hammer-drill and chisel smoothing out the very hard/heavy rock i mentioned a while back. made some good progress although i am running out of chisel. this rock just eats them up. have about 1" of metal left and maybe 1 1/2" from the old one that i am now glad i did not throw out as it will be needed.

ROBINDOG

ROBINDOG
Thomaston, CT

March 16, 2013
2:01 PM

Post #9451479

What will the rock become, Bill?

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

March 16, 2013
2:20 PM

Post #9451498

My birdbath.
bbrookrd
Nantucket, MA
(Zone 7a)

March 16, 2013
4:50 PM

Post #9451650

When pigs fly. Patti

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

March 16, 2013
8:53 PM

Post #9451912

Really?

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bbrookrd
Nantucket, MA
(Zone 7a)

March 16, 2013
9:02 PM

Post #9451919

Nice try. But using photo shop is a violation for bird bath rules. Patti
wha
Pepperell, MA
(Zone 6a)

March 16, 2013
9:53 PM

Post #9451943

victor you could not afford the shipping :)

ROBINDOG

ROBINDOG
Thomaston, CT

March 17, 2013
6:46 AM

Post #9452158

I'm closer!
bbrookrd
Nantucket, MA
(Zone 7a)

March 27, 2013
6:26 AM

Post #9463633

Here is a good article about impatiens and the downy mildrew that wiped mine out last year that I just read in one of my favorite garden blogs. I will be using only new guinea impatiens this year and more Periwinkle or Vinca, Catharanthus roseus which I love in lieu of impatiens. Patti

http://awaytogarden.com/impatiens-downy-mildew-forecast-too-soon-to-tell

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

March 27, 2013
6:34 AM

Post #9463637

Landscape guy came to look where new paths are to go.
Lasagna Garden

There might be another that willsolve a cut thru problem for me.
It will completely dissect one end of the gardens on the east side of the house.If the price is right I will have both done.

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wha
Pepperell, MA
(Zone 6a)

March 27, 2013
6:55 AM

Post #9463657

only planted a couple boxes with impatiens and did not notice a problem although to be candid I rarely take a close look at them as they are on the shed windows.

good luck with the walkways joann that looks like a quick easy job so i would think the price would be reasonable. i would just do it for you if i was closer.

finished the latest stone birdbath this past weekend - last time i attempt working with that type of stone!

have a couple other stone projects in mind that i would like to do before raking season starts here. we shall see it i can get to them as everything is melting fast, still the snow to where the compost is 12" deep or more and the last to melt so i have a couple weeks maybe.

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

March 27, 2013
7:34 AM

Post #9463682

The 2 pathes last year were really reasonable.He used left over pavers from other jobs plus I bought some Lilac stone.
really wanted a brick edge and asked for it this time.He said he would need to buy brick. I will only have the brick on the Lasagna garden.The dissect is in a wooded area where I rarely go.
bbrookrd
Nantucket, MA
(Zone 7a)

March 27, 2013
10:18 AM

Post #9463838

Wha, you would have noticed if your impatience had it. They went from big full plants to losing all their leaves almost overnight in August. I first thought some rabbit had eaten everyone we had along the paths and along the stream over night. They were just skeletons.

Glad you finished your difficult bird bath. We will all want to see it, especially Victor, who doesn't get it, no matter how much he wants it.

Ge1836, Love the new stone path outline. I think we are done with paths as of last year as we have no more stones from our building the house in 1981. Plus living on Nantucket, there are none here that are affordable as we found out a few years back when we needed a few more to flat stepping stones finish off our rebuilding of our steps to the lower terrace. I changed the path and stairs to a better spot, but then we needed more stones to finish the project. Cost was shocking.

DH worked in the veggie bed today and then sprayed deer repellant on the maples outside the deer fence He also tried to repair some big trenches that our dear dogs dug last night through a couple of our bed. grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr. They were looking for moles and voles and made a big mess.

i worked in the GH yesterday doing some pruning and deadheading and then I took a few shots both inside and out and will post the garden ones shortly, but here are some from the GH. I am taking notes on what beds need more crocus and reticulated Iris for next year. Patti

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ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

March 27, 2013
10:30 AM

Post #9463850

Great GH shots.Look at all that sun.
wha
Pepperell, MA
(Zone 6a)

March 27, 2013
11:28 AM

Post #9463907

it is amazing what stone alone cost. check out this link for a couple stone cairns and not the cost. granted they are large, will make a few on a smaller scale here, which means as big as i can muscle them into place or move with the help of boards and ramps.

there are also some fantasctic stone projects on this site - well worth the time to check out - they are probably close to your property in VT patti.

http://www.inthecompanyofstone.blogspot.com/#!http://inthecompanyofstone.blogspot.com/p/stone-yard.html
wha
Pepperell, MA
(Zone 6a)

March 27, 2013
11:31 AM

Post #9463920

rosemary if you want a stone seat they have some granite stabs on sale below the cairns that would work well - just a bit of a drive from lexington.

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

March 27, 2013
12:58 PM

Post #9464002

LOVE those donut shaped forms.
If I remember the bill for the 2 paths was $500.00
I had an earlier walk with steps done in '09 I think it was a grand but more serious construction.
Its the slope that was dangerous.Worth every dollar to keep me from a broken hip.

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ROBINDOG

ROBINDOG
Thomaston, CT

March 27, 2013
3:14 PM

Post #9464186

Glad you finished the birdbath, Bill...no way am I going to let my son see that stone site...he has many piled along the side of his drive, he needs to finish his third floor instead! Patti, very nice photos of the GH...nice to see such a variety of plants. Understand well about the dogs...my airedale twins ripped up the entire back lawn one day in pursuit of moles or voles! Jo, having paths there is a great idea...I know you'll plant something to coordinate...the snow melted off an area where I have brick edging, usually covered up by hostas...noticed one brick was dated 1914...used to be a brick factory in town, & friends gave us many bricks they found on their property from the factory located on Clay Street...
bbrookrd
Nantucket, MA
(Zone 7a)

March 27, 2013
7:32 PM

Post #9464469

Love old bricks. At times I wish we could pave the all the grass over with bricks so dogs couldn't dig up the yard. But they would just dig up the beds, which they already do at times. Here are some more shots. Patti

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RosemaryK

RosemaryK
Lexington, MA
(Zone 6a)

March 27, 2013
7:57 PM

Post #9464489

Wonderful projects! So nice to see the new walkways, the GH and to hear about the birdbath. Nice to see a source of seats for my little garden benches, Bill :)

I am reading and thinking a lot since garden work is still out of the question for me maybe for another month. So today on my day off I learned how to grow blueberries (but there's an ancient privet hedge in the spot now).
bbrookrd
Nantucket, MA
(Zone 7a)

March 27, 2013
8:19 PM

Post #9464505

Sell the privet and plant high bush blue berries. Patti

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

March 28, 2013
1:22 AM

Post #9464625

Great garden photos.
Alliums are not that impressive to my eye but other pix are great.
http://www.gardeninggonewild.com/?p=23578

RosemaryK

RosemaryK
Lexington, MA
(Zone 6a)

March 28, 2013
4:22 AM

Post #9464666

Someone would want the privet? Who knew. Yep, Patti. I'm in favor of a little elbow greese and an irrigation system, and the big bush blueberries. Low bush ones elsewhere for ground cover. And edible garden walls too so the critters don't eat it all.
bbrookrd
Nantucket, MA
(Zone 7a)

March 28, 2013
5:49 AM

Post #9464724

Big anything that can be transplanted by landscapers at fancy homes for an instant garden is always is in demand. Most have the right equipment to dig large shrubs and trees out and the trucks to haul something big away, They are usually willing to pay good money for something big and mature if they have a client for it or will dig and haul it away for free if they may need it for a future job which will save you trying to dig it out. I would email photos of what you want gone to some of your areas landscapers and see if you can scare up some interest. Worth a few minutes of entry work to try. Patti

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

March 28, 2013
6:15 AM

Post #9464744

Thats a great idea Patti.
My GF 's SIL on Nantucket replaces whole landscapes just at the whim of the client.
Must be nice to tire of the Cottage Garden after a few years and change it to desert scape.
bbrookrd
Nantucket, MA
(Zone 7a)

March 28, 2013
6:30 AM

Post #9464759

Oh no, I think now I want a tropical jungle surrounding my mcmansion this week as I just bought a dress with pink and green palm trees on it to match hubbies golfing palm tree pants. Life is grand.

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

March 28, 2013
7:04 AM

Post #9464785

LOL
bbrookrd
Nantucket, MA
(Zone 7a)

March 28, 2013
7:37 AM

Post #9464815

RosemaryK, here is an article that will inspire you further. http://awaytogarden.com/10-tips-for-growing-blueberries-in-the-backyard-win-lee-reichs-book-and-come-meet-him-may-11

ROBINDOG

ROBINDOG
Thomaston, CT

March 28, 2013
8:03 AM

Post #9464846

Patti, your photos say spring ...great color...Jo, loved the photo with the alliums, you can do that!

RosemaryK

RosemaryK
Lexington, MA
(Zone 6a)

March 30, 2013
5:33 AM

Post #9466536

Ha ha! and thanks. I think I'll read Lee Reich's book.

It would be great to have a crew take out the old bushes and replace with irrigation and blueberries.

DH was laboring late all winter for a supposed big bonus to each member of the team. It was awarded yesterday and it was just a couple thousand dollars. Can't plant many palm tree or even see how they live in Palm Beqach with that.

ROBINDOG

ROBINDOG
Thomaston, CT

March 30, 2013
5:38 AM

Post #9466538

How disappointing...my son is looking for his own company at this time...if he's not successful, he may teach landscape architecture in the vo-ag dept.

RosemaryK

RosemaryK
Lexington, MA
(Zone 6a)

March 30, 2013
6:23 AM

Post #9466572

Seems we are all haveing to adjust our ideas of what makes for financial security as well as pleasure.

Jo, I enjoyed the alliums too. I just spent the last half hour exploring all the links on the site
Pfg
(Pam) Warren, CT
(Zone 5b)

April 1, 2013
4:01 AM

Post #9468227

Whoopee!!! We opened the house this weekend, felt so good to be back here! Lots of snow and ice still, but that's not unusual for us.

The big surprise, thought, is that the guy we met last fall at a local festival who works with stone has been here, no idea when. He repaired a section of wall that had fallen down during Sandy, and did a beautiful job. But the most fun things are the birdbath base, and the beginning of the cairn.

At first I thought the birdbath was sitting on a weathered stone bust, got my feet soaked getting to it so I could have a closer look. I just love the irregularity of it, and the way it nestles into its spot, looking like it's been there forever. The basin is cement and has been outdoors year round for many years at my late Mom's, so I don't have to worry about it, and I'm happy to have the reminder of her here.

The cairn is the piece de resistance... At first I thought it was too sort, would be completely hidden once the daylilies get going. Then I realized that there's a pile of extra stones nearby, he hasn't finished yet. I love the chunkyness of it, really looking forward to the rest...

The best is that we can see both from the house.

Now I have lots more ideas for him...




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irisMA

irisMA
South Hamilton, MA

April 1, 2013
4:08 AM

Post #9468233

wonderful projects. Your snow looks like outs last week. I am assuming that you are at a higher ellevation.

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

April 1, 2013
4:12 AM

Post #9468237

What great stonework.The Birdbath is a treasure and fits beautifully into the area.
Post more of your ideas as he does them.
Wish he lived here.

pixie62560

pixie62560
South China, ME
(Zone 5a)

April 1, 2013
4:16 AM

Post #9468242

Love the bird bath

onewish1

onewish1
Denville, NJ
(Zone 6b)

April 1, 2013
4:25 AM

Post #9468247

very nice.. the birdbath is awesome
bbrookrd
Nantucket, MA
(Zone 7a)

April 1, 2013
4:40 AM

Post #9468259

What a nice surprise to come back and found that your Stone Mason had done more than you expected. I always love seeing shots of your garden. It is even more magical with the new stonework. But it will be amazing with some blooms highlighting it. Bring on those DL's.

DH made a simple H-shaped support out of some ceder stakes for a species rose that I bought a few years back called R.wichuraiana which is known as the Memorial Rose. I expected it, from what I read, that it would ramble and to be vigorous, but it is a monster of a vine. We moved it from where I had first planted it in 2008 to a new spot in 2010 to let it grow up through a large cedar which it has done. However it is also sending out large ground runners that we are now hoping that we can get those to instead cascade over this new make do trellis until we can figure out something nicer. Or pull it out as too much to deal with, but I hope we can save it. Patti

ROBINDOG

ROBINDOG
Thomaston, CT

April 1, 2013
5:00 AM

Post #9468281

Pam, nice to see the gardens again even when they are still resting...I only have crocus blooming...the birdbath is a beauty, & am waiting for the finished cairn...so nice that you can see it from the den!
wha
Pepperell, MA
(Zone 6a)

April 1, 2013
6:26 AM

Post #9468359

pam that stand for the bird bath is really nice and it will be interesting to see what comes of the cairn.

here is a photo of the bird bath i just finished, probably looks better now after the rain last night got the dust off it - still unsure where it will go in the yard. i like the look of a rough interior verse one that is polished or done with a grinder - still this one is still a little rough for my taste, however there is a limit to the number of hours i am willing to work on it - sticking with a more granular stone in the future.

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wha
Pepperell, MA
(Zone 6a)

April 1, 2013
6:33 AM

Post #9468371

and here is a new stone piece of art i build late saturday afternoon - saw a picture of something similar on another site from the denver botanical garden and decided to give it a shot. it looks a lot like the rock balances i left a link behind for earlier.

used all beach stone - very large piece of quartz for the base, an angular reddish beach stone on its tip, a flat green stone, then alternated red and dark grey to the top. it is about 3' tall and needed to be moved with a dolly.

wife thinks it needs a better place in the yard to show it off, we shall see, for now it will stay on the rock wall in front of the brick patio.

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ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

April 1, 2013
6:46 AM

Post #9468392

LOVE your work Bill
debi_k
S of Lake Ontario, NY
(Zone 6a)

April 1, 2013
6:55 AM

Post #9468407

Cool Bill

pixie62560

pixie62560
South China, ME
(Zone 5a)

April 1, 2013
6:55 AM

Post #9468408

Beautiful Bill!
bbrookrd
Nantucket, MA
(Zone 7a)

April 1, 2013
7:00 AM

Post #9468416

Spectacular...move over Calder. Patti

ROBINDOG

ROBINDOG
Thomaston, CT

April 1, 2013
7:53 AM

Post #9468497

I agree...would love having either in the yard!

flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

April 1, 2013
8:07 AM

Post #9468515

so cool!!!!

irisMA

irisMA
South Hamilton, MA

April 1, 2013
8:57 AM

Post #9468565

I would tiptoe softly past it. What a job. Birdbath near shrubs so birds can hide from hawks?
wha
Pepperell, MA
(Zone 6a)

April 1, 2013
9:21 AM

Post #9468579

thanks ladies - i am really happy how it turned out - i was TOLD i have make a smaller version for my wifes desk or else :)

birdbath will go into one of the beds lucy, would like to find some short stone to use as a pedestal, it will probably end up at the top of the stream here and i'll move a bright blue/gray one i made last year to a planned bed expansion if the sister rock found late last fall can be used for a pedestal for that one.

flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

April 1, 2013
10:32 AM

Post #9468677

Zone 6 garden chores for April
Set out cool-season annuals
Set out seedlings of warm-season annuals
Set out summer-flowering bulbs
Plant fall-blooming bulbs
Divide and replant crowded winter- and spring-blooming bulbs after leaves yellow
Plant balled-and-burlapped, container, and bare-root fruit trees
Spray apples, peaches, and pears that have been affected with canker problems
Plant permanent ground covers
Plant ornamental grasses
Plant and aerate lawns and loosen thatch
Plant bare-root perennial vegetables
Plant seedlings of cool-weather vegetables
Sow fast-growing warm-season vegetables
Sow seeds for frost-tolerant perennials
Sow seeds for tender perennials
Divide and replant spring-blooming perennials after bloom
Plant container and bare-root roses
Uncover roses for spring and apply dormant spray
Plant balled-and-burlapped, container, and bare-root trees, shrubs, and vines
Apply dormant spray to trees, shrubs, and vines
Plant tender shrubs and vines
Plant summer-blooming shrubs and vines
Plant frost-tolerant trees
Plant needle-leafed evergreens


Zone 5
Set out cool-season annuals
Sow seeds of warm-season annuals
Set out summer-flowering bulbs
Plant fall-blooming bulbs
Plant balled-and-burlapped, container, and bare-root fruit trees
Apply dormant spray to fruit trees before buds swell
Spray apples, peaches, and pears that have been affected with canker problems
Plant cool- and warm-season lawns
Plant bare-root perennial vegetables
Plant seedlings of cool-weather vegetables
Sow fast-growing warm-season vegetables
Sow seeds for frost-tolerant perennials
Sow seeds for tender perennials
Plant container and bare-root roses
Uncover roses for spring and apply dormant spray
Plant balled-and-burlapped, container, and bare-root trees, shrubs, and vines
Apply dormant spray to trees, shrubs, and vines
Plant summer-blooming shrubs and vines
Plant frost-tolerant trees
Plant needle-leafed evergreens

Zone 7

Prune winter-flowering shrubs and vines after bloom
Plant summer- and fall-flowering bulbs
Spray for peach leaf curl, peach leaf blight, and canker
Plant permanent ground covers
Plant or repair lawns
Plant ornamental grasses
Plant bare-root and container roses
Plant or transplant warm-season annuals
Plant fruit trees
Spray dormant fruit trees
Prune frost-sensitive fruit trees
Feed houseplants that are growing or blooming
Plant heat-loving perennials
Uncover roses and apply dormant spray
Plant ornamental and evergreen trees, shrubs, and vines
Apply dormant spray to trees, shrubs, and vines
Prune spring-flowering or tender shrubs and vines during or just after bloom
Plant vegetable seedlings

debi_k
S of Lake Ontario, NY
(Zone 6a)

April 1, 2013
10:38 AM

Post #9468681

I'm tired just reading that
Cold wind here, occ sun, only out for a little bit.

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

April 1, 2013
10:59 AM

Post #9468709

Deb.It wont warm up until Thursday.Almost the same pattern as last week.
debi_k
S of Lake Ontario, NY
(Zone 6a)

April 1, 2013
12:05 PM

Post #9468785

Yeah but if Thurs is sunny and 55 like they say!!
Pfg
(Pam) Warren, CT
(Zone 5b)

April 1, 2013
12:51 PM

Post #9468846

Wha, your work is beautiful... I love the solidity of the birdbath, enjoyed reading about the ordeal of making it (my arms ached in sympathy). The balance piece is lovely too, no wonder your wife wants her own!

Jen, that list, yikes! I've been starting seeds since December, but now I feel I'm lagging behind! And fuggedaboudit when it comes to digging, no chance for at least a couple of weeks. I must say, sitting in a comfy city apartment, the thought of bundling up and going out into the elements does not appeal. I know that will change, it happens every year, but right now, no way...

irisMA

irisMA
South Hamilton, MA

April 1, 2013
2:47 PM

Post #9468938

For april: rake leaves, pick up sticks & weed, weed, weed.
Jan23
Salem Cnty, NJ
(Zone 7b)

April 1, 2013
3:43 PM

Post #9469005

Love both your birdbaths and rock structures, Pfg and wha.

Jen, my list is long and I know not everything will be done, but will just try to plow ahead and do what I can.

onewish1

onewish1
Denville, NJ
(Zone 6b)

April 1, 2013
6:35 PM

Post #9469199

nice Bill!!

RosemaryK

RosemaryK
Lexington, MA
(Zone 6a)

April 13, 2013
6:33 AM

Post #9482261

We're considering rental today of a groundmover. Anyone ever use theToro Dingo Track? Directions say it's safe for a 25% grade, but I'm a litttle nervous with all our hills. There is also a Boxer brute with similar treads on the machine. We coudn't find any Utube pics of the Dingo working on any hills.




ROBINDOG

ROBINDOG
Thomaston, CT

April 13, 2013
7:46 AM

Post #9482357

Never have seen either used...let us know...

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

April 13, 2013
11:12 AM

Post #9482534

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