March 2010 - Part 3

L.A. (Canoga Park), CA(Zone 10a)

We came from here


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L.A. (Canoga Park), CA(Zone 10a)


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L.A. (Canoga Park), CA(Zone 10a)

woolly paintbrush

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L.A. (Canoga Park), CA(Zone 10a)

This is called rattlesnake weed. I don't know why.

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L.A. (Canoga Park), CA(Zone 10a)

At around 3,000 ft, Boney Mountain is one of the highest points in the Santa Monica Mountains, which are very nice but I don't consider them real mountains.

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(Zone 3b)

Thanks for the new thread, kelli~
The photos are so nice-the lupine is gorgeous.

(Zone 7a)

Thanks for the pics, Kelli. Always enjoyable to go on your rambles.

I found out that rattlesnake weed was used as an aid for snake bites.

L.A. (Canoga Park), CA(Zone 10a)

Thanks, interesting

Springboro, PA(Zone 5a)

Partly Cloudy 43 F Beautiful weekend here--plenty of sun and moderate temps. I've been fighting the head cold from hell the past few days but managed to get some pruning, raking and other clean-up done.

Kelli.......You're in full bloom there-- I especially like the lupines.

marsue.........You are well into spring there. I have 1 crocus blooming and other things are beginning to peek out of the ground.

dyson.......breaking sod with a small tiller is no easy chore. I don't envy you.

rusty.........your raised beds are looking good!

Photo: I've wanted some copper topped post caps for my sitting garden but was too cheap to pay the $50 to buy them. I was at a HD a while back and they had some on clearance for only a $1 a piece. They were for 5" posts though, an odd size I've never seen around here. I adapted my 4" posts to accept them and they worked out quite well. I like the bigger size because they stand out better.


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Springboro, PA(Zone 5a)

The finished look.......


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Cincinnati, OH(Zone 6b)

I forgot to wish everyone a HAPPY SPRING!!!

I love those e_b!
Like you I'm too cheap to pay full!

There are about a 1/2 dozen plants called either Rattlesnake Weed or Snake Weed.
All were though to help... none do..... :-(
I found the one Kelli photographed (Euphorbia albomarginata)
years back when I was researching a plant we grow called
Rattlesnake Master Plant (Eryngium yuccifolium).
It too was thought to help w/ Snakebite.

Mache is pretty funny. We grow it for it's blooms.
Never could ID it.
Then someone in England finally gave us the name.
Seems here and in most areas it's cut for salad greens before it bolts.
So no one knew the flower.

Rusty that's a good looking Project!!

Pepper THANKS for keeping the snow for us!!!!

We were out in shirtsleeves again.
The rain still hadn't moved in.
Just starting to drizzle now.
It's still 60!

Our neighbor took me over to Lowe's and we picked up the subfloor and wall sheathing today.
Thought that's all we'd get done.
But the weather held up so the base is now plumbed and the sub cut.
Tomorrow looks like a rain out so we won't get the floor glued and screwed till probably Tuesday.


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Cincinnati, OH(Zone 6b)

Lots of new blooms today.
The first is a hybrid Pulmonaria I've been nursing for a few years.
Love this bloom.
If you go counter clockwise from the red/coral bloom that's the colors it goes thru w/ each flower.

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(Zone 3b)

Some of you are digging in the soil and greeting green and growing plants. Today DH began chopping a path through the
snow on the lower deck.
Was in the high 30's*F this afternoon~normal for this time of year.
Sunset will be 8:14.
ric~the project looks great. Belated b'day greetings to your father.
E_B~your project is beautiful. Love the copper.

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Cincinnati, OH(Zone 6b)

Kiska he needs a Flame Thrower! lol!

Here's some Bloodroot.
First bloom of the year.

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Rocky Mount, VA(Zone 7a)

57, Raining (w/ some lightning) Still dark.

Nichols, IA(Zone 5a)

Well, the boys went home yesterday. I stayed up till 8:00 pm before going to bed, and I still slept in :o) It's a chilly 28 this morn! Looks like the mid 50's all week. I'm reading, but can't comment on all.

Mau, we haven't seen Friday for a while. He's looking dapper!

Darius, I love your winter names!

Pepper, I'm glad your nephew is OK!! Glad your Dad won't flood for now.

Ric, you have a great looking Dad! I agree, he does not look his age!

Rusty, you really got hit with the snow!

Celia, love the hawk! They have made a come back around here.

Pepper, we did not get you or Rusty's snow. Our layer melted already. You have my pity.

Kiska, you've come into Spring and Frank looks great! Love the snow dog trying to climb on the porch ;o) Ahhhh, moose :o)

Kelly and everyone, love the new blooms! I still only have crocus.

Early, how lucky to get the copper caps at that price!! I love copper roof on the bird house I have.

Kiska, oops, you and Frank still have a ways to go till Spring :o(

Dyson, I hope you got the garden tilled up before the rain. Hope you aren't overdoing anything!

Where is Sharon? I hope all is well with her.

I had to laugh at myself. I told the Grandkids to come wash their hands and one of them hollered back, Wait! I shot back with Weight broke the wagon. I didn't get it when I was a kid either, but Mom used to say it.

Yeah, they look innocent :o)

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Cincinnati, OH(Zone 6b)

Well the front moved thru last night and dropped some serious rain for a time.
No violent weather, though I did hear a rumble or two.
Just gray here today so far.
Looks like low mid 60's today. Sunny and the same tomorrow.
After a VERY Cool Jan/Feb we are now running 10 higher than average.

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Nichols, IA(Zone 5a)

Kelli, I think rattlesnake weed is the neatest plant I've ever seen. I have to keep looking at it!

Ric, you have plants I've never seen too. What is this one?

More kids :o)

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Cincinnati, OH(Zone 6b)

Gotta love those ears!
Cropped a bit that will be a great 'Captions' picture!

The plant above is Alpine Rock Cress (Arabis alpina)
An absolutely wonderful ground cover!


Rocky Mount, VA(Zone 7a)

Thought it was going to rain all day but the sun came out and it is 56

Details for Monday, March 22
Sunshine and clouds mixed. High near 60F. Winds S at 10 to 20 mph.
Evening: Overcast with showers at times. Low around 40F. Winds WSW at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 40%.

Back outside while I can !

(Zone 7a)

Have fun, Dyson!

Ric, very nice looking project.

BP, the goats are adorble, aren't they. We kept a couple years ago.

43.3 F with 54 for the high.
Mostly Cloudy
Windchill: 43 F
Humidity: 56%
Dew Point: 29 F
Wind: Calm
Wind Gust: 0.0 mph
Pressure: 29.99 in (Rising)
Visibility: 10.0 miles
UV: 0 out of 16
Clouds: Scattered Clouds 10000 ft
Mostly Cloudy 14000 ft
Mostly Cloudy 20000 ft
(Above Ground Level)
Elevation: 4383 ft

1st daffy of the season. Yea!

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Fayetteville, AR(Zone 7b)

Hi everyone!!! How in the world do I get so far behind all the time?!?!?!

It was cold cold cold, rainy, and miserable yesterday, today it's sunny and nice and I'm at work all day again BUT my dad and his girlfriend are coming to visit Wed thru Sun so I'll have Wed, Thurs, and Fri off! Woo Hoo!!

58.1 F
Humidity: 19%
Dew Point: 16 F
Wind: 4.0 mph from the North
Wind Gust: 4.0 mph
Pressure: 18.41 in (Rising)
Visibility: 10.0 miles
UV: 8 out of 16
Clear -
(Above Ground Level)

This Afternoon
Mostly sunny. Highs in the upper 50s. Northwest winds 10 to 15 mph.

Mostly clear. Lows in the upper 30s. Northwest winds 5 to 10 mph in the evening...becoming west after midnight.

Nichols, IA(Zone 5a)

Ric, I had no idea what pictures I had till I unloaded the camera. Cracked me up! Anyone who wants to use the picture for captions, may. Aahhh, rock cress. I see that now. It's such a pure white!

Yay, Sunshine for Dyson! It's a good day!!

Celia, they are absolutely adorable! Beautiful little Daffodil peeking out of the grass! I saw a short bud on mine today!

Chrissy, if we told you, you wouldn't believe it, LOL! What a great way to get and spend your days off!

I'm going out later and rake up more walnut sticks. I'm trying real hard NOT to clean off any beds, but I want to!! It's 52 sunny, but windy.

Jasper Co., MO(Zone 6b)

Here's full Mother Nature water flood my new beds and big Wow to see it... I gonna more rototiller again for more beds and I gonna try for the brick beds as I remember my mom did put bricks... It's work for me that I have new electric tiller for the beds and new troy buit rototiller on ground...

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(Zone 3b)

33*F this afternoon-highs in the 30"s so we're there now.
Overcast but the sunlight seems brights.
bp~cute kids-both types, they do look innocent:) Love the "weight" comment; had never heard it before.
kwanjin~fun and sunny flower- they really do celebrate spring with such a pretty yellow.
Dyson~good to know you're out and about.
ric~pretty little white blossom~
crissyr~nice to look forward to those days off, I'm sure.
Rusty~your plans for the brickwork sound great.
Lilac shadows~

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Balotesti, Romania(Zone 5a)

Jackie, love the shadows on the snow! Great news about Frank, he must have had enough of those! Cute moose, coming with mommy to find something to eat!LOL
Sally, those goat babies are too cute and your babies too!LOL
Kelli, great pics! I have the winter vetch on my field too.
Celia, lovely daff!
E_B, good choice of that fixture for your fence!
Ric, thanks for the info about muscari. I also found something interesting about their bulbs which are looking so much like garlick. They say the Greeks are eating them. Love your blooms. The alpine rock cress seems so much like aubrieta, only it's white.
Here's mine blooming... not a good picture, sorry!

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Balotesti, Romania(Zone 5a)

And the whole has spread a bit since last year.

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Hancock, ME(Zone 5a)

Hi Everyone:
Weatherwise: it was a dreary, cloudy day in the low 40's with a raw feeling to it.
Now: 41 F, 63% humidity and light rain, no wind.
Rain forecast through tomorrow night. It is needed.

Love to see pics of the goats and other "kids" and the project with the copper caps - they look great.

Kiska: I was going to ask if you still have snow, but I know the answer. When can you plant outside? How long a growing season do you have? How much daylight are you gaining each day. Right now we increase by just over 3 minutes a day.

picture is a dreary day on the beach.

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Cincinnati, OH(Zone 6b)

Rusty you could plant Rice!

Adina they do look a lot alike.
Is aubrieta evergreen?

Well the Weather Liars really blew this forecast.
Supposed to be 62 we barely broke the mid 40's.

That IS a cold dreary beach shot!
Beautiful though!!

Hit Lowe's and HD today.
More wood, a new ceiling fan for the Kitchen and new lights.
The LED under counter puck lights are in.
Tomorrow we'll work on the other stuff.


Jasper Co., MO(Zone 6b)

It got all melting so fast today... Good!

It remind me of Wizard of Oz as the witch said I'm melting!

(Zone 3b)

Mostly cloudy; 34*F;
Isolated snow showers in the evening. Lows in the lower to mid 20s.
Wind 10 to 20 mph.
Sunrise was 7:50 w/Sunset at 8:17 this evening.
Gain of 5m 51seconds today.
adina~that purple blossom is gorgeous. Glad to see there's an end to the winter you've had.
legergardener~I love the look of the misty ocean view. "Official" planting day is Memorial Day in May; except for root veggies, nearly everything planted has been started indoors weeks earlier. Carrots and radishes, in the soil, from seed, do have time to grow to maturity. The season is short, intense and with 24 hour light, grow non-stop. Mid-late August ends the growing season, but harvesting pototoes, carrots goes till early Sept. Cool weather crops are grown here. Normal summer temp is mid-60's w/cool rain frequently.
This link has info about the veggies. Paragraph four features our friend, Scott Robb. (Giant veggie grower)>
Gray day here, too. Overlooking frozen pond-we live at the base of the mountain in the distance.

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(Zone 3b)

Ric and rusty - crossed~
ric~lots of projects underway and nearly finished with others; great way to start spring.
Rusty~love your comment- very accurate, too.

(Zone 7a)

The rain they promised us earlier today is finally here.

Rocky Mount, VA(Zone 7a)

Details for Tuesday, March 23
Windy with a few showers early. High 56F. Winds W at 20 to 30 mph. Chance of rain 30%.
Evening: Partly cloudy. Low 43F. Winds WNW at 15 to 25 mph.

Isabella, MO(Zone 6b)

Good morning, everyone! It's a beautiful day in my neighborhood! My internet service provider was down for a little while last night so I am behind again.
I'll just wave to everyone and say that I hope you all have a good day!

# Today: Plenty of sunshine. High 73F. Winds SSW at 5 to 10 mph.
# Tonight: Partly cloudy early with increasing clouds overnight. Low 46F. Winds SSE at 5 to 10 mph.

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(Zone 7a)

32.9 F with 49 for the high.
Scattered Clouds
Windchill: 33 F
Humidity: 75%
Dew Point: 26 F
Wind: Calm
Wind Gust: 0.0 mph
Pressure: 30.14 in (Rising)
Visibility: 10.0 miles
UV: 0 out of 16
Clouds: Scattered Clouds 6500 ft
Scattered Clouds 13000 ft
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Elevation: 4383 ft

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Cincinnati, OH(Zone 6b)

Gray and cool here but the rain has moved on.
Supposed to get some Sun this afternoon.

Guess we'll be doing some rewiring today.

Kiska I love that shot!

(Zone 3b)

bummer~cliked to look at a pic full size; came back to find my post was deleted-
Will re-create the post:
Sunrise: 7:47 (an hour from now)
Sunset: 8:19 Gain today of 5m51seconds
Highs in the 30s
Strong wind through this afternoon...
Partly cloudy..
Northeast wind 15 to 30 mph with gusts to 45 mph.
Kwanjin~I love the sky/clouds photo-very nice.
Dyson~sounds like a good day to be indoors.
ric~seems you'll be indoors as well. thanks for comment.
marsue~cute pic of friends at play.
gson w/leggos - That's about all they want to play with when they come to visit. I've collected leggos for some time; can't tell from his laid back attitude, but they do get quite creative.

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Fayetteville, AR(Zone 7b)

Good Morning everyone!!!

I'm not meaning to brag or anything with Mau, but you've got to see this again! LOL

Sunny. Patchy fog in the morning. Highs in the lower 70s. Southwest winds 5 to 10 mph.

Mostly clear. Patchy fog after midnight. Lows in the mid 40s. South winds 5 mph.

Right Now
59.4 F
Humidity: 19%
Dew Point: 17 F
Wind: 3.1 mph from the South
Wind Gust: 5.8 mph
Pressure: 18.41 in (Rising)
Visibility: 7.0 miles
UV: 1 out of 16
Clear -
(Above Ground Level)
Elevation: 600 ft

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