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ginger749

January 2, 2007
2:38 AM

Post #3044153

Since our last thread was getting so long and slow to load I started a part II.
Here is the link to part I. http://davesgarden.com/forums/t/674437/
There are lots of good tips, pictures, and other cool things contributed by the folks here on the Rocky Mountain Gardening Discussion Forum.

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mulchmania
Ennis, MT
(Zone 4a)

January 2, 2007
2:54 AM

Post #3044287

That pic is a good brightener all right. How do you post a hyperlink???
ginger749

January 2, 2007
3:03 AM

Post #3044320

Cut and paste it from your Address bar to (Your message:)
Then press " Preview " and like magic DG will do it for you.
Give it a try right now.
greenjay
Centennial, CO
(Zone 5b)

January 2, 2007
3:06 AM

Post #3044330

ginger, I already CREATED the new thread at 2pm today( link was in my post) : http://davesgarden.com/forums/t/681336/
ginger749

January 2, 2007
3:08 AM

Post #3044337

OOPs I didn`t see that.
I`ve been out Mowing all day. Ok I see now .
It looks like you are showing me how to do it.
Thanks again.

This message was edited Jan 2, 2007 2:13 PM
mulchmania
Ennis, MT
(Zone 4a)

January 2, 2007
3:37 AM

Post #3044423

Ok, here's a try. This is to a thread where we have been posting both paintings and photos of poppies.

http://davesgarden.com/forums/t/680845/

Wow, this looks like it is going to work!
mulchmania
Ennis, MT
(Zone 4a)

January 2, 2007
3:38 AM

Post #3044424

It did! Thanks ginger!
ginger749

January 2, 2007
6:03 AM

Post #3044657

On ya M8.
ginger749

January 2, 2007
6:12 AM

Post #3044669

Wow! what a day.
We Mowed 1/2 acre of grass, Then raked it together.
Loaded it onto the UTE and bought it up the hill.
There were 11 Ute. loads full.

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ginger749

January 2, 2007
6:15 AM

Post #3044672

Jack Kept an eye out all the time.

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ginger749

January 2, 2007
6:20 AM

Post #3044681

Now it`s all done, Jack will look after it
While we have a drink or three.
hot day.

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ineedacupoftea
Denver, CO

January 2, 2007
6:31 AM

Post #3044693

Do you do golf courses?
ginger749

January 2, 2007
6:35 AM

Post #3044697

Not Today I`m Faked. lol
A nice bottle of wine would be nice.
ineedacupoftea
Denver, CO

January 2, 2007
6:37 AM

Post #3044700

Champaigne? Left over from New Year's?
ginger749

January 2, 2007
6:43 AM

Post #3044705

You Buddy, don`t know how many rellies we have had here.
They drank the lot.
Dam it all .
I had to send one of the rug rats to get some more. lol
ginger749

January 3, 2007
5:18 AM

Post #3048062

These are 'Low Line' cows.
Not much bigger than a big Dog.

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ginger749

January 3, 2007
6:08 PM

Post #3049513

This was another Childrens Python.
These are Studio shots.
They are harmless till they bight. lol

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ginger749

January 3, 2007
9:40 PM

Post #3050211

JamesCo,
Somewhere you asked what 'Photo Chop" was .
Here`s an example.

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mulchmania
Ennis, MT
(Zone 4a)

January 3, 2007
11:09 PM

Post #3050607

It appears she meant what I would call Photoshopped. Her term may be more apt for that pic...
ineedacupoftea
Denver, CO

January 4, 2007
4:16 AM

Post #3051566

Ah- I'd call it "cut and pasted," being so old fashioned.

Mulch- Who is "she"? I think I'm getting these threads mixed up.
ginger749

January 4, 2007
4:53 AM

Post #3051625

Watch it JamesCo,
Who are you calling old fashioned.
That Tree is 2000 Years old.
ginger749

January 4, 2007
6:59 AM

Post #3051730

If yall have been paying attention, you will know what this is.
If not, can you name this plant ?
If in doubt, Don`t google Hairy balls.
The flowers Will be no help at all.

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mulchmania
Ennis, MT
(Zone 4a)

January 4, 2007
1:03 PM

Post #3052063

"She" is ginger. How is that confusing?

Photoshopped can refer to all manner of adjustments in color as well as cut and paste operations.
ginger749

January 5, 2007
5:40 PM

Post #3055861

This was last year.

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mulchmania
Ennis, MT
(Zone 4a)

January 6, 2007
3:48 AM

Post #3057653

Ginger, I am glad we got some more snow last night, but your lovely picture makes it hard to look out the window right now...
ginger749

January 6, 2007
6:52 AM

Post #3057907

mulchmania
Don`t forget the name of this thread.
I`m here to try to cheer yall up.
This was all grown at home.
I`m glad you got the extra snow last night.

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mulchmania
Ennis, MT
(Zone 4a)

January 6, 2007
10:08 AM

Post #3057965

That's a beauty!

Makes me look forward to my amaryllis blooming. I have a favorite white one that usually has some extra little ruffles and fringing in the center which I love to paint. I suspect I need to pot it up into a larger pot as it bulges way up out of the one it is in and has developed two secondary bulbs which are tightly packed in there. I know they like some crowding but that is getting ridiculous! It has not sent up any flower stalks yet this winter, I am ready for it to do so even if it isn't.
pajaritomt
Los Alamos, NM
(Zone 5a)

January 6, 2007
4:48 PM

Post #3058835

Thanks, ginger, for all the beautiful flower pictures. Makes me want to go to Australia.

Two of my amaryllis began sending up flower stalks just about the solstice. They are a brilliant red, common but always cheering this time of year. I can't wait for the blooms. I spent yesterday afternoon killing those little white fluffy bugs that come in the winter -- on my brugs and trimming the big one to make new ones for friends. This is the best I can do for gardening right now. Oh, that and the fact that my seed packets are starting to arrive. Sure sign of spring.
mulchmania
Ennis, MT
(Zone 4a)

January 7, 2007
4:21 AM

Post #3060939

Uh oh. Ginger, I just discovered on another thread when I was rambling around DG that you evidently are a HE. My most abject apologies, I have two good friends named Ginger who are both women and I brainlessly made the same gender assumption as a result. I have no doubt that face to face I would not have made such an error. No slander of any kind is intended, Ginger, I am sure you are an exemplary man!

This is what I would call the Penguin Problem. Scientists have to dissect the small Adele penguins to determine gender. Unfortunately the penguins themselves seem to have the same problem. Their courtship ritual consists of a boy penguin laying a pebble at the feet of a girl penguin. Woe be when the unfortunate suitor lays a pebble at the feet of another boy penguin! All manner of havoc ensues.

So, to avoid any further difficulties, Ginger, I shall forthwith announce to any boy penguins I encounter that they are not to lay pebbles at your feet!
ginger749

January 7, 2007
4:49 AM

Post #3060981

mulchmania
Thanks mate, As I told JamesCo 4 days ago,
I feel we are all people here.
We all have a Love for Gardening,
That comes first and fore most.

Well this thread seems to have died a natural death.
Maybe you all got bored with my Sunshine ? Kell.

This message was edited Jan 23, 2007 7:59 AM
vadap
Aurora, CO
(Zone 5b)

February 1, 2007
10:46 PM

Post #3146961

Snagged this off of the canna thread. My style of gardening with the glass of wine handy. Hope you don't mind Kell.

http://davesgarden.com/forums/p.php?pid=3146125
ginger749

February 1, 2007
11:07 PM

Post #3147033

And here I was trying to sneak away !!!
Someone asked me by D-mail if I grew Potatoes.
This [above] was my response . Kell
ginger749

February 2, 2007
4:40 AM

Post #3147872

vadap
Do you know what Lychees are ?
We have a small tree here .
Right next to the BBQ .

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pajaritomt
Los Alamos, NM
(Zone 5a)

February 2, 2007
2:49 PM

Post #3148708

Your leechees are beautiful. I have seen them them growing in the Thai hill country where the Hmong people raise them for a cash crop. They also make some really strong drink out of them which has a lovely leechee flavor. They use it for ceremonial purposes, one of which is greeting. We were given some at about 9:00 am and spent the morning a little fuzzy. But we didn't want to be rude.
ginger749

February 2, 2007
5:25 PM

Post #3149205

This is what they look like inside .
Whitish / clear. Taste fantabulous.

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vadap
Aurora, CO
(Zone 5b)

February 2, 2007
5:30 PM

Post #3149231

Kell, never heard of it, but will look up. The leaves look like a peach tree. Any relation?
ginger749

February 2, 2007
5:37 PM

Post #3149257

vadap,
The bit you eat is like no other.
There is a large dark brown seed inside.
Perfectly smooth. Unlike a peach.

We have them with Ice Cream .
All the asian stores sell them.

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vadap
Aurora, CO
(Zone 5b)

February 2, 2007
5:56 PM

Post #3149351

Sounds interesting. Guess they grow primarily in S Florida over here, but becoming more popular. There's a big asian grocery store not to far from my house, so will have to go looking next time there. A couple of the sights said they make wine out of it too.
ginger749

February 2, 2007
6:01 PM

Post #3149369

pajaritomt, Said much the same farther up the page.
Which I forgot to thank her for the Input.
vadap
Aurora, CO
(Zone 5b)

February 2, 2007
6:08 PM

Post #3149400

Read it, but didn't register-a bit manic these past couple of days! Whenever in a "liberty" port in the navy days, I spent quite a few of the days fuzzy by 9 am! It was always 5 o'clock somewhere.
ginger749

February 2, 2007
6:19 PM

Post #3149441

We have a saying here in Aus.
Avoid Hangovers. Stay Drunk .
pajaritomt
Los Alamos, NM
(Zone 5a)

February 3, 2007
12:06 AM

Post #3150926

Go to an Asian grocery and buy a can of them in the canned fruit section. You won't regret it. Sometimes you can get them fresh in Asian markets. Just realize that a canned leechee is to a fresh leechee as a canned peach is to a fresh peach. In other words you lose something in the canning process, but canned leechees are pretty darned good canned so you can guess how got they are fresh.
ginger749

February 3, 2007
12:12 AM

Post #3150946

When we get to many to eat in one day .
We freeze them. They then keep indefinitely.
ginger749

February 4, 2007
6:37 AM

Post #3155310

OK all you ARTISTS .
How many colours can you see on this Water Dragon ?

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garden_mermaid
San Francisco Bay Ar, CA
(Zone 9b)

February 4, 2007
7:36 AM

Post #3155338

What a lovely and proud beastie! I love the burgundy touch on the belly. Are those mating colours?
Is that a casuarina tree (Austrailian pine) in the background?
ginger749

February 4, 2007
7:48 AM

Post #3155348

mermaid
You are right on all 3 questions.
You sure know your stuff.
I normally only see the plain grey ones .
But this day I was blessed.
I like the first Pic better.
Because it`s all of him .

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garden_mermaid
San Francisco Bay Ar, CA
(Zone 9b)

February 4, 2007
6:38 PM

Post #3156993

The connection here is - water.
Dragrons, casuarinas and mermaids all live in or around it.

Do you ever run your bare feet over the casuarina cones? Great foot or fin massage!
ginger749

February 4, 2007
7:36 PM

Post #3157153

No I haven`t .
On the tree or on the ground ?
mulchmania
Ennis, MT
(Zone 4a)

February 4, 2007
11:31 PM

Post #3157838

Nice looking water dragon, have you painted one?
ginger749

February 4, 2007
11:41 PM

Post #3157863

I did about 10 yrs ago.
Can`t even remember where I sold it .
So I`m not sure where it is now .
mulchmania
Ennis, MT
(Zone 4a)

February 5, 2007
12:31 AM

Post #3157978

Did you photograph it before you sold it?
ginger749

February 5, 2007
12:51 AM

Post #3158013

Not sure But I`ll have a look .
No digital in those days .
garden_mermaid
San Francisco Bay Ar, CA
(Zone 9b)

February 5, 2007
1:55 AM

Post #3158214

LOL! on the ground. Could be a little tricky when they are still in the trees.

Perhaps this dragon will consent to pose for you so you can paint another.
ginger749

February 5, 2007
5:51 PM

Post #3160207

I do mainly abstract now .
So it wouldn`t be the same
as the one I did 10 yrs ago .

I`m working on a series of 27 paintings ,
Titled "My Red Shoe Experience" .
Not that I`ve had much experience wearing them . lol
BloomsWithaView
Moab, UT
(Zone 6b)

February 5, 2007
8:12 PM

Post #3160617

Your water dragon is indeed a dragon. for a minute I thought you were talking about running your feet down its spiney back. OUCH

Do you feed with your mown grass or does it end up mulch. LOL I suppose if you feed with it it ends up compost.
mulchmania
Ennis, MT
(Zone 4a)

February 5, 2007
8:24 PM

Post #3160667

Want to post any of your Red Shoe series?
ginger749

February 5, 2007
8:35 PM

Post #3160705

BloomsWithaView
It`s only when we cut really long grass that we gather it up.
Otherwise it kills the small Blue Cooch.
The shorter grass is just left where it is cut .


I`m going to start a thread called
"What Type of Grass do you Grow ? "
I`s that a good idea or not ?
garden_mermaid
San Francisco Bay Ar, CA
(Zone 9b)

February 5, 2007
9:38 PM

Post #3160921

Can one assume you are referencing Queensland Blue Cooch golfcourse type grass here?
(the word has a few other meanings in our local vernaculars. :D)
ginger749

February 5, 2007
9:42 PM

Post #3160942

Yes mermaid , Qld BC .
I have heard of the one that`s grown over there.
That`s why I`m asking should I post the Thread .
It may attract a lot of attention ? Just a thought .
ginger749

February 6, 2007
12:00 AM

Post #3161364

Thank you mulchmania for asking.
I have been looking for 1 hour ,
Just can`t find those Pic`s .
No matter, I`ll take some more .
I`ll post them up later .
Go the Colts .
mulchmania
Ennis, MT
(Zone 4a)

February 6, 2007
1:09 AM

Post #3161643

Be fun to see them when you do.

I am happy to say I got through Superbowl Sunday without seeing the game. I did not even know who was playing until I saw the score on the internet headlines. But you must be happy because the Colts won.

ginger749

February 6, 2007
1:16 AM

Post #3161667

mulchmania
Please go to http://davesgarden.com/forums/t/690891/
And leave your comment / or Mark.
ginger749

February 6, 2007
5:36 PM

Post #3163561

Just an update to the A Day in the life of a Tomato story .
Last pic taken of toms on the vine .
Today the Ginger have the bed all to themselves .

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ginger749

February 6, 2007
5:38 PM

Post #3163566

Washing and dicing .

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garden_mermaid
San Francisco Bay Ar, CA
(Zone 9b)

February 6, 2007
5:40 PM

Post #3163569

Looks like you got a nice harvest. The Bushies still behaving themselves?
ginger749

February 6, 2007
5:40 PM

Post #3163571

And into the dryer .
Not bad for 6 weeks growing .

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ginger749

February 6, 2007
5:43 PM

Post #3163577

Yes mermaid ,
Guess they will have to go back to the Macadamias for Dinner .
They don`t even seem to like the Horse feed .
BloomsWithaView
Moab, UT
(Zone 6b)

February 6, 2007
5:43 PM

Post #3163578

Lovely harvest, did you make at least one tomato sandwich.?
ginger749

February 6, 2007
5:51 PM

Post #3163605

Yes Blooms,
What you see in the drier was only half my Stash .
A lot went in here .
Look at the colour of those Yokes .
Free range no less .

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BloomsWithaView
Moab, UT
(Zone 6b)

February 8, 2007
3:30 AM

Post #3168426

Yumm wouldn't mind having that for my supper.
ginger749

March 1, 2007
7:10 AM

Post #3236657

Hope this Warms Yall Up .

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pajaritomt
Los Alamos, NM
(Zone 5a)

March 1, 2007
1:33 PM

Post #3236993

Lovely bonfire, but no matter how close I hold my hands to the screen they are still cold.
ginger749

March 1, 2007
3:18 PM

Post #3237334

Here we have a saying ,
If you are out camping and run out of matches .
How can you start a fire ???
Rub 2 boy scouts together .
pajaritomt
Try rubbing Your hands together .
pajaritomt
Los Alamos, NM
(Zone 5a)

March 1, 2007
4:04 PM

Post #3237471

We have that saying too. Today is cold but sunny. It should be warming up over the next week.
ginger749

March 1, 2007
4:11 PM

Post #3237514

pajaritomt
Here`s Something to think about while you are trying to keep warm .
Which country has the most fatal shark attacks in the world ?
pajaritomt
Los Alamos, NM
(Zone 5a)

March 2, 2007
1:22 AM

Post #3239248

Ginger,
Australia?
ginger749

March 2, 2007
1:28 AM

Post #3239272

pajaritomt
Was that a Guess ?

http://www.flmnh.ufl.edu/fish/sharks/statistics/GAttack/World.htm
USA is about 4 th . Who would have thought ?
pajaritomt
Los Alamos, NM
(Zone 5a)

March 2, 2007
1:59 AM

Post #3239383

From that chart USA has the most shark attacks. Yes, that was a guess. I never gave the whole business much thought. I am not terribly surprised though, because I have read a lot about shark attacks, both here and in Australia, but more in the US. The Australia ones are mostly TV films of guys in cages trying to bait sharks so they can photograph them.
One way or the other, I don't much worry about sharks. Occurances are still are rare considering the number of beach goers. I grew up around sharks and I worry more about them than I do about the people they bite. They are slowly but surely declining in numbers. Humans are not.
It is terrible for the families involved, but we have too few predators in the world. The biggest problem with sharks is that we are eating their food supply so they go for humans.
Another problem of overpopulation.
QuillGordon
Sandy, UT

March 3, 2007
12:35 AM

Post #3242676

I'll throw in some cheer myself...

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vadap
Aurora, CO
(Zone 5b)

March 3, 2007
1:15 AM

Post #3242802

Daylilly? Think I just got some that look a bit like that.
ginger749

March 3, 2007
1:18 AM

Post #3242810

Yeah , I have no idea what it is .
I like the Pic though .
BloomsWithaView
Moab, UT
(Zone 6b)

March 3, 2007
6:01 PM

Post #3244530

Just something bright to go with the sunshine we have here today.

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pajaritomt
Los Alamos, NM
(Zone 5a)

March 3, 2007
6:04 PM

Post #3244535

That is lovely. What is it?
ginger749

March 3, 2007
6:06 PM

Post #3244542

To me it looks a bit like a Passionfruit ?
Nice colour .
BloomsWithaView
Moab, UT
(Zone 6b)

March 3, 2007
10:56 PM

Post #3245251

yep, passion flower vine. busily covering the wall of the garage, the house, the overhang, the sidewalk

It's my DDs and these just love southern california.
pajaritomt
Los Alamos, NM
(Zone 5a)

March 3, 2007
11:27 PM

Post #3245348

So I gather this one is in Southern California?
BloomsWithaView
Moab, UT
(Zone 6b)

March 3, 2007
11:49 PM

Post #3245406

oh, s'cuse, yes- Santa Ana, Ca


ginger749

March 3, 2007
11:52 PM

Post #3245420

Will it bear fruit ?
Or is it for show only ?
QuillGordon
Sandy, UT

March 4, 2007
1:07 AM

Post #3245619

Feelin cheery yet???

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ginger749

March 4, 2007
1:24 AM

Post #3245665

QuillGordon ,
That`s just a great Pic .
I`ll ask you here as well .
Could find the time to post a pic or two on the Guessing Thread ?
It`s here . http://davesgarden.com/forums/t/697361/
QuillGordon
Sandy, UT

March 4, 2007
12:14 PM

Post #3246524

I would but I cant remember the name of the flower...
Photographer
Moxee, WA
(Zone 4a)

March 5, 2007
1:42 AM

Post #3248777

ginger749, Terrific pic of the plumaria. Makes me want to go visit or move back to Hawaii. They have such a terrific aroma. I recall making leis for my date(s) to the formal prom dances at college. I couldn't afford the leis at the flower shops so I picked the blossoms myself off more than a few trees and laced up matching leis for both myself and my date ... on more than a few occasions. Hawaii was great fun ... provided the money was continually coming into my bank account. Folks there are paying $7.50 for a gallon of milk today. That close to 3 times the cost of eating here on the mainland. Hawaii has a steady stream of local kids leaving at age 18 simply because it is unaffordable.
pajaritomt
Los Alamos, NM
(Zone 5a)

March 5, 2007
1:48 AM

Post #3248797

How sad! I have always had a fantasy of living in Hawaii. It is the ideal environment. But I guess turning all the farms into hotels for millionaires has raised the cost of food in Hawaii. Property was always sky high. Maybe some people would be willing to raise dairy cattle at $7.50 per gallon.
ginger749

March 5, 2007
1:52 AM

Post #3248807

Photographer
I would one day like do a boat cruise to Hawaii.
I guess if you were on a boat cruise
You could eat and drink all the milk & food you wanted !
Have you thought of that ?
ginger749

March 6, 2007
7:23 AM

Post #3252912

I guess not ?
Photographer
Moxee, WA
(Zone 4a)

March 10, 2007
4:18 PM

Post #3267923

Ginger, I am on this site seldom lately. Pardon my pause in responding. I too have dreamed of taking a boat trip to Hawaii ... but in my own 75-100 footer. With any good amount of luck ... I'll have one in a year or so. I was actually thinking of going to Hawaii, French Polynesia, New Zealand and Australia and then up to Japan to visit the in-laws and then home to Vancouver, BC.
ginger749

March 11, 2007
6:12 PM

Post #3270949

That sounds like a great plan.
The 100 ftr . Wind/sail or Motor boat ?
Don`t forget Gold Coast .
You have Friends here . Kell
BloomsWithaView
Moab, UT
(Zone 6b)

March 11, 2007
11:02 PM

Post #3271641

ginger, as to your passion flower question... I never saw any fruit on it. Saw lots of butterflys but not any cat damage. But it was a determined grower and tried to eat the garage. And was starting on the house. A fellow DGer came and dug it up and took it away.

ginger749

March 11, 2007
11:15 PM

Post #3271661

BloomsWithaView , Good to have friends .
The big Purple Passion Fruit cost $1 each in our Supermarkets .
We enjoy them with Yoghurt .
Photographer
Moxee, WA
(Zone 4a)

March 12, 2007
3:27 AM

Post #3272345

Ginger, Motorboat ... probably 4 diesels. I have an acquaintance / business friend with a 64 ftr. He lives on his boat south of Houston near South Padre Island and is continually reminding me of having absolutely nothing to do now that he's retired and living on his boat. I suppose we could do the same. With any good luck ... I'll be able to rub his nose in it once I have a 75 ftr or better. I just need 6 more months and continued steady business revenue. If we do 75% of what we did last year ... I'll get my necessary work accomplished. I have an enormous project we're in the midst of but at least we're making serious headway. To simplify it ... I need to get 12 mil images down onto DVD from film. My scaner converts 100 to 150 images / minute. We can convert close to 100k images a day ... 2mil / month and should be finished with it all in 6 months. At that point my net worth triples. Sounds awesome to a guy approaching retirement age ... it is precisely that to me ... the proverbial pot of gold at the end of the rainbow. If you really do want ... we can come visit the Gold Coast. Does that mean you're near to Adelaide or Brisbane? Friday my technician shipped "5 belts" to a repair shop in Noumea, Nouvelle Caledonie. I had the toughest time reading the buggers emails. Convinced him we'd ship parts to him only on condition of receipt of funds from a wire transfer into our bank account ... no credit to someone on the other side of the planet. He was a French speaker and I parlay in English only...none of the pidgin for me. Every day is something different.
ginger749

March 12, 2007
3:39 AM

Post #3272381

Sounds all really great .
Yes , Gold Coast is right next to Brisbane ( Brisvegas )
South East Queensland .
And to think it takes me 5 Mins to upload 1 Pic to this site .
100k images a day is Cool .
ginger749

March 16, 2007
12:09 PM

Post #3287863

Photographer
These images you convert , Are they Arial Pics of M. earth ?
Photographer
Moxee, WA
(Zone 4a)

March 16, 2007
8:25 PM

Post #3289464

Ginger, Historical documents. I bought a 15k roll collection of genealogical interest from our National Archives. The census of the USA from 1790 through1930. It has 12mil images total and 600mil lines off information. I'm going to begin loading it it up to the www this summer. Should be done by X-Mas or sooner. It'll be a lower cost option to what is offered currently at $150/client subscription. Within a few years it'll be fully indexed and honestly a better product all around than what is currently available. We're scanning at 50% higher resolution and to be accurate our images come directly form the Feds. Our competitor scanned a used collection that was 3rd generation.
ginger749

March 16, 2007
8:32 PM

Post #3289494

Sounds Great .
We have archives of past events .
They are not cheap to get at .
Being able to access yours on the net
Would make life so easy for many folk trying to create a family tree .
Photographer
Moxee, WA
(Zone 4a)

March 16, 2007
10:13 PM

Post #3289894

Ginger, This stuff I completing isn't going to make researching genealogy any easier than it is already. However, it will make it 3 times more affordable.
Katye
Sammamish, WA
(Zone 7b)

March 19, 2007
12:59 AM

Post #3296842

sun was in & out today, but more importantly - it did not rain!
I have an offering for "cheering up" - A Camellia that is a stellar performer.
the Wood bees were out & about being very territorial about anything in bloom.
I had to remind them about who planted what and why. The worms ought to set them straight...

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ginger749

March 19, 2007
1:11 AM

Post #3296856

Great Pic. Katye ,
You are lucky to have worms .
I thought they die in winter ?
It won`t be long now by the sound of things .
The entire site will be swamped by Beautiful Pictures .
vadap
Aurora, CO
(Zone 5b)

March 19, 2007
4:06 PM

Post #3298555

Beautiful flower, love the rain drops! Wysteria is blooming, and everything is right behind it. The one viburnum that is healthy enough to bloom is just a couple of days away- big billow of white. The other one was so sickly looking, that I chopped it back to abt a foot last spring, and it is about 2 feet high now, so will see if it does anything. Daffs, aliums and everything coming soon. YEAH! I got a disposable camera to take pics to maybe post later. Kell, worms just burrow down below the frost line in winter. Was rearranging the sprinkler system this past weekend, and had worms galore(collected some and put in compost piles). Now, I will have less grass and more garden, but don't know if the water bill will decline much.
ginger749

March 19, 2007
4:30 PM

Post #3298623

Thanks for that info Paul.
I didn`t know worms could do that .
I should have guessed there was a way,
How else could they come back the following spring .
Glad to hear spring has sprung for most of you .
This pic was taken 3 days ago , Of the flowering Cannas .
I know Paul has seen it before .

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Katye
Sammamish, WA
(Zone 7b)

March 19, 2007
10:32 PM

Post #3300119

Ginger - are those papayas above the Canna?
I lived in Hawaii in the early 80's, and had fresh papaya daily. So sad that they won't grow here for me - I'd need a very tall greenhouse...
Thanks for that cheery shot - I love the backlit Canna foliage.
We'll have to wait several months for our summer heat - try August, or July, if we're lucky...
The rain has returned - apparently for the next 2 weeks straight. No water shortage here.
I was glad for a dry partly sunny Sunday - Here is one of my Pieris: fragrant, bright & well-guarded by the Bees!

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ginger749

March 19, 2007
10:41 PM

Post #3300152

yes Katye , They sure are .
One tree will usually supply our needs for a few years .
As you can see the tree is loaded .
And there are at least 5 new plants around the base .

If I were a Bee , I would guard it also . Nice Pic.

Soferdig
Kalispell, MT
(Zone 4b)

March 20, 2007
3:16 AM

Post #3300715

Ginger you will appreciate these shots while I was up in Anchorage. http://davesgarden.com/forums/t/703525/ Probably reminds you of Northern Queensland. :)

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ginger749

March 20, 2007
1:42 PM

Post #3301887

We are upside down here in Aus.
So the farther North we go the Hotter it gets .
So north QLD is hot , We in SE. QLD are just hot .
South of us is VIC. It snows down there .
Thanks for sharing your fantabulous Pics . Kell
Soferdig
Kalispell, MT
(Zone 4b)

March 20, 2007
4:47 PM

Post #3302518

I knew that and I was making a joke. You have no snow in Aus do you? But thankyou for the imput. I have read many a story of queensland and I think that is where I would go after Sidney. So many sailing stories about the passage to your north. I forgot what it is called but It is a frightening place in a sailboat. But after that is the sail to the Coscos Islands in the Indian ocean. (I'm bad at names)
ginger749

March 20, 2007
4:53 PM

Post #3302537

Yes we do .
We have many Ski fields .
But they are all below Canberra .
Mt Kosciusko is the biggest Ski Fields .
Mainly Threadbo.
Soferdig
Kalispell, MT
(Zone 4b)

March 20, 2007
4:57 PM

Post #3302550

Where are they? tasmania?
ginger749

March 20, 2007
5:03 PM

Post #3302575

Mt. Kosciusko is West of Shiteney .
And it is about 500 miles below The Gold Coast .
I`m not sure if Taswegia is part of Australia ?
We call NSW = Mexico
Because they are South of our border .
no offence fourx . lol
Soferdig
Kalispell, MT
(Zone 4b)

March 20, 2007
5:11 PM

Post #3302603

That is cute but never being to 'Shitney' I will hold off. Pretty much I have to fly in there to see the rest of your neck of the woods. My old boss is from east of sidney.
vadap
Aurora, CO
(Zone 5b)

March 20, 2007
5:13 PM

Post #3302619

Sofer, Haven't you ever seen "The Man from Snowy River"? LOL Sorry, love that movie, if for nothing else, the scenery.
Soferdig
Kalispell, MT
(Zone 4b)

March 20, 2007
5:15 PM

Post #3302624

Snowy river is in the beautiful Lowland hills northwest of Sidney. I didn't know snow fell there. I thought it was a title to a book. LOL
ginger749

March 20, 2007
5:23 PM

Post #3302651

Got this from Google , Hope it shows up for you .
http://www.google.com.au/search?hl=en&sa=X&oi=spell&resnum=0&ct=result&cd=1&q=the+snowy+mountains&spell=1
vadap
Aurora, CO
(Zone 5b)

March 20, 2007
5:27 PM

Post #3302663

LOL I never took geography in high school, because I had already learned so much about the world. Ever since I was a kid, I read all I could get my hands on about other cultures and environments(not that I ever studied enough to do something with it, what with my scater brained, gemini induced attention span-LOL) One comes to mind of the 3 stories of 'Mutiny on the Bounty'. Capt Bligh sailing along the north coast of Australia to get to the English settlement. Quite interesting, their thoughts of the natives.

came out fine, Kell. Truely beautiful.

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Soferdig
Kalispell, MT
(Zone 4b)

March 20, 2007
5:28 PM

Post #3302665

Absolutely georgeous I never knew! Wow. Ok then I have to go there in the winter. Then up to QLD for some beach time. I have all night to work starting in 5 hours so got to go nite nite. Steve
ginger749

March 20, 2007
5:41 PM

Post #3302727

And Paul you know the good part ?
It`s 10 hours drive from my front door .

Ron ~ Steve .
ginger749

November 25, 2011
10:53 PM

Post #8906062

Wow! So many new faces.

I know Paul is still here. (Vadap)
But I wonder if any of the old crew are still about ?
This is about the time Nov/Dec I first started posting here many many years ago.
ginger749

November 26, 2011
2:10 PM

Post #8906740

I originally started this Thread off to cheer all you good folk from Rocky Mountains up.
I believe it is snowing there and everyone's gardens have once again been moved inside.

We call this comfort food. ;~)

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Pewjumper
Glenwood Springs, CO
(Zone 5b)

November 27, 2011
12:50 PM

Post #8907890

Hmmmm...I just put a 24 Lb. turkey in the oven. That should keep me going until the crocus show up. LOL

Sonny
ginger749

November 27, 2011
2:02 PM

Post #8907962

Hi Sonny,

I fear all the old members have long gone.
One has even died ?

What is the weather like where you are ?
Paul aka Vadap said he lives one mile above sea level. ;~)
Pewjumper
Glenwood Springs, CO
(Zone 5b)

November 28, 2011
5:16 AM

Post #8908656

I live at the 5900 foot level on the western slope of the Rockies and it has been cold at night and warm and dry during the day for our area. Hopefully it will snow/rain later in the week.

Threre are still a fair number of Rocky Mountain members out there, they just aren't writing as much.

Sonny
ginger749

November 28, 2011
8:10 AM

Post #8908876

Here is a place that has not seen snow for 700,000 years.

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ginger749

November 29, 2011
7:08 PM

Post #8910844

Hi Sonny,

How did that 24 lb. Turkey go ?
Is there any left ?

Saw this at our local Supermarket today. ^_^
Automaticlly thought of all you guys way up there in the clouds of The Rocky Mountains.

kell.

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Pewjumper
Glenwood Springs, CO
(Zone 5b)

December 2, 2011
5:35 PM

Post #8914270

Kell,

The turkey came out much better than I expected. The twelve hours of brining and the use of an oven bag worked really well! I stripped it down, vacum packed the meat and threw most of it in the freezer.

I really must get out this weekend and throw a bunch of compost on the front beds, maybe I will even water if it isn't snowing as it has been so dry!

Sonny
ginger749

December 2, 2011
6:37 PM

Post #8914334

The Poinsettia has just started Flowering here at home.
A sure sign of Summer and Xmas. ^_^
By the way, today is officially our 3rd day of Summer.

[quote="Pewjumper"] That should keep me going until the crocus show up. LOL

Sonny[/quote]

What are the Crocus ???
Pewjumper
Glenwood Springs, CO
(Zone 5b)

December 3, 2011
8:43 AM

Post #8914811

Crocus are a large family of flowering bulbs that either come up in the Spring or the Fall depending on the variety. Some are quite small and are planted in lawn areas where the come up in very early spring, flower and die back before the grass really starts growing. The crocus in my front flower beds actually come up through the snow and are an encouraging sign that Spring is just around the corner.

You probably know of at least one species of crocus, Saffron Crocus.

Sonny
ginger749

December 3, 2011
6:22 PM

Post #8915402

I get it now.
I thought you were cooking the Turkey for a family gathering.
And you were calling your friends 'Çrocus'. ^_^

We call our relatives 'Outlaws'. (Inlaws)

Do you have Bamboo there ?

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Pewjumper
Glenwood Springs, CO
(Zone 5b)

December 6, 2011
5:28 PM

Post #8919229

I haven't seen bamboo growing in Colorado, but there may be some species that can grow here.

You ran a caption a little while ago, "Hasn't snowed in 700,000 years". Don't you get snow on Mount Kosciuszko and the Snowy Range, or were you refering to another place in Australia?

The photo is from one of the places I work at in the headwaters of Castle Creek, Colorado above Aspen, Colorado.

Willows, aspens, fir and pine with wildflowers in the Summer.

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ginger749

December 6, 2011
7:12 PM

Post #8919356

[quote="Pewjumper"]You ran a caption a little while ago, "Hasn't snowed in 700,000 years". Don't you get snow on Mount Kosciuszko and the Snowy Range, or were you refering to another place in Australia?
[/quote]
The place I took the Picture of that strange tree is in Queensland.
The Place is called Hughenden.
Stanthorpe is the only place in Queensland where it snows.

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ginger749

December 6, 2011
10:57 PM

Post #8919623

What a great picture you took there Pew.
Fancy waking up to that every day !!!

I've just spent 3 weeks in Alaska/Canada and loved it.

warriorswisdomkathy

warriorswisdomkathy
Kiowa, CO
(Zone 5b)

December 8, 2011
10:41 PM

Post #8922254

Hi can I jump in? Pew...I still find it amazing that I'm still higher than you and I live on the Eastern Plains, lol (6800-6900ft) lol. Still planting when the ground is clear, rototilled a few weeks ago so when the snow clears off and its warm enough, out I go to get more planting done. Will I ever be done when fall arrives, I'd like to veg like most gardeners do when late fall arrives,LOL. Finished planting approx 1500 iris, and still sticking other things in the ground yet. Hope it warms up a bit and stays clear of snow for a while. Maybe Santa is listening and will grant my wish, oh maybe I need my Fairy Godmother rather. Lol!!!! And Pew, just curious what do you do for a living? Love your Pix, is gorgeous!! Are you a ranger? Chat later, Kathy.

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ginger749

December 8, 2011
11:03 PM

Post #8922260

Hi Kathy,

You are most welcome to join in.

Wow, 1500 iris bulbs planted.
I'll bet you are exhausted.
I once planted 300 storm lilys.
So I know how you feel with five times as many.
Hope Santa grants you your wish. ;o)

Besides Yellow, your picture is full of my favourite colours.

Thanks again for joining in.

kell.
Pewjumper
Glenwood Springs, CO
(Zone 5b)

December 9, 2011
11:35 PM

Post #8923485

Kathy,

I am a water & wastewater treatment operator. I do not work for a government entity although on rare occasions I am called in to do rescue/reorganization work. I largely serve small entities like HOA'S which means I cover a lot of territory.

I live in Glenwod Springs which is nestled in the western arms of the Rocky Mountains. Our weather is pretty stable compared to the front range, (East side) of the Rocky Mountains. Once we get a season going there aren't to many surprises like what you get on the front range.

I have some big plans for landscaping around my place for 2012 provided the money & time work out. A lot of it has to do with soil engineering and terrascaping, I will send pictures later. It is a shame that Dave's Garden doesen't have folders for various projects.

Sonny

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ginger749

December 10, 2011
10:37 AM

Post #8923927

Sure looks like you have your work ahead of you Sonny.
Looking great so far.

Are they Cannas in your Wine Barrels ?
I only have Tropicannas.

Looking forward to those pictures. ^_^
ginger749

December 10, 2011
3:28 PM

Post #8924258

This is a Picture of some of my 300 Storm Lilies just weeks after I planted them.
That bed now has over 1000 bulbs in it.
And I didn't buy one single more than the original 300.
Each year they triple themselves. ;--)

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Pewjumper
Glenwood Springs, CO
(Zone 5b)

December 11, 2011
12:35 PM

Post #8925257

Ginger,

Yes there is a lot of work, fortunately most of it can be done with heavy equipment. The picture above is all finished with agastaches, coneflowers, tall bearded iris, daffodills and blanket flowers. This project was all done by hand, a total of some 77,000 lbs. of dirt and rock dug sifted and remixed with the addition of sand, peat moss & acidified cotton boll compost. A lot of work when you include the retaining wall.

Those are indeed cannas in the wine barrels, the winter weather claimed them all because I didn't have an adequate place to store them. I may buy seeds in late winter and try my hand at getting them started on the light table out in the garage.

Is there another name for your storm lilys? They almost look like "Naked Ladies", a South African native. I am always looking for something new and different.

Sonny
ginger749

December 11, 2011
12:54 PM

Post #8925289

This is a close up Picture of the Flower and pollen.
I bought them privately so I did not get a name for them.
I will Yahoo it and see if I can find a real name.

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ginger749

December 11, 2011
1:03 PM

Post #8925304

OK, Here is a link to the site: http://plantthis.com.au/plant-information.asp?gardener=24679&tabview=features&plantSpot=

And another link: http://plantnet.rbgsyd.nsw.gov.au/cgi-bin/NSWfl.pl?page=nswfl&lvl=sp&name=Zephyranthes~candida

Hope this helps you Sonny.
Soferdig
Kalispell, MT
(Zone 4b)

December 11, 2011
6:43 PM

Post #8925578

I for one was glad to see the flowers and beauty of the otherside of the planet. Thanky
This is the beauty of my day. Whore frost on all of everything here. Just got home from Alaska and both places look the same. I love the squeak of frost on my shoes walking to my work.

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Soferdig
Kalispell, MT
(Zone 4b)

December 11, 2011
6:46 PM

Post #8925584

This was my walk off my boat Saturday am. Wrangell AK.

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ginger749

December 11, 2011
7:16 PM

Post #8925602

Hi Soferdig,
Nice to see you back.

That picture of the Whore frost is FANTASTIC. ^_^
Takes me back to My other life in Copenhagen.
If you have any more pictures of Snow/Frost in the Garden.
I would love to see them.

We get frost here but never Snow.
One year I lost 4,000 Tropical Fish that I keep in Ponds.
I breed them and sell to Pet Shops here on the Cold Goast.
Pays for my mower fuel and blades.

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ginger749

December 16, 2011
9:37 PM

Post #8932773

Wow ! It sure is quite from 'Thé Rockies'.
Took this Picture not 30 minutes ago.
This is the Poinciana Tree.
A sure sign of Summer and Xmas.

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ginger749

December 22, 2011
10:00 PM

Post #8940112

No snow around here as you can see.

Merry Christmas everyone.
So much more to do next year.

Cheers kell.

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Pewjumper
Glenwood Springs, CO
(Zone 5b)

December 23, 2011
1:47 PM

Post #8940785

Whaaaat?

No Fosters, KB Lager or even a sniff of Barossa Valley Shiraz?! LOL!

Merry Christmas!

Of course growing up in Southern California, the weather could be anywhere from the high 40's to the mid 90's. So I know what it's like to have Christmas in Summer.

Sonny
ginger749

December 23, 2011
3:22 PM

Post #8940866

All the bottles are re-sealable homebrew bottles. ^_^

Pewjumper
Glenwood Springs, CO
(Zone 5b)

December 24, 2011
7:40 AM

Post #8941449

A noble endeavor.

Many of the old Itallian familes in the valley make wine, I know of several folks who make various other beverages and even one guy who makes moonshine, (illegal in Colorado).

Do you have any house plants that are easy to tke care of that you really like. It seems my soil mix for my plumeria cuttings just has to much peat moss.

Sonny
Soferdig
Kalispell, MT
(Zone 4b)

December 24, 2011
11:24 AM

Post #8941620

I don't think it is illegal to moonshine, just to sell it. We have lots here in MT making their own.
Here I am getting the still warmed up. LOL

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ginger749

December 24, 2011
11:36 AM

Post #8941627

It's the same here in Auss Steve.

What are all the Toys hanging around your neck in your other picture ?
Soferdig
Kalispell, MT
(Zone 4b)

December 25, 2011
1:00 PM

Post #8942441

What toys? Which other picture?
ginger749

December 25, 2011
1:41 PM

Post #8942467

This picture: http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/p.php?pid=8940063

How was your Xmas party ?
We swam in the pool ½ the day.

Soferdig
Kalispell, MT
(Zone 4b)

December 25, 2011
7:51 PM

Post #8942722

Oh that one. I was in a 4th of July parade in Petersburg to introduce myself by wearing little stuffed animals and passed them out to kids along the way. I couldn't find any other clothing but Angus Young underwear for the american flag.
ginger749

December 25, 2011
8:06 PM

Post #8942741

How Cute.

I thought you were collecting stuffed animals.
I could have sent you a Kangaroo or a Koala. ^_^



ginger749

December 25, 2011
8:26 PM

Post #8942764

You look a little like Superman with your under-wear on the outside of your pants. ;o)
Spider Man did it as well.

This is MY favourite Super-Person outfit. ^_^

Not that I would ever wear it.

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Soferdig
Kalispell, MT
(Zone 4b)

December 29, 2011
8:49 AM

Post #8946513

Boy that one has it all, pointy things, Big hair, Muscles, and most importantly the definitive norwegian american. Her name must be Valkerie the Viking.
ginger749

January 3, 2012
12:18 PM

Post #8952949

I started this thread off to try to chear yall up.
There were lots of good tips, pictures, and other cool things being contributed by the good folks of the Rocky Mountain Gardening Discussion Forum.
But there has been no traffic for weeks.

So I have decided to "CLOSE" this Thread permanently.

Cheerio.

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