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The joys of gardening.

 
 
neko nomad
 
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Reply Wed 12 May, 2010 09:06 am
The lilacs are in bloom now. The front and back are well-perfumed.

a magenta french lilac:

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v188/nekonomad/nekonomad0374A.jpg


persian lilac:

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v188/nekonomad/nekonomad0375A.jpg


common lilac:

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v188/nekonomad/nekonomad0376A.jpg







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neko nomad
 
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Reply Tue 20 Jul, 2010 08:02 am
Yesterday was a good day -no sun- to work on the pine tree.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v188/nekonomad/nekonomad0384A.jpg
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CalamityJane
 
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Reply Tue 20 Jul, 2010 09:32 am
Oh I missed your last pictures, nekomad - I love lilacs and yours are especially beautiful. Your pine tree seems so healthy and green, nicely pruned too.
neko nomad
 
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Reply Sat 24 Jul, 2010 06:45 am
@CalamityJane,
Gosh, thanks, Cal....
With the climate we get here, a Scots pine could quickly grow to become
a forest giant right here in my tiny backyard.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v188/nekonomad/nekonomad0386A.jpg
enlarge

This is it, job done, for this year- and should do for a couple or three more years.
Kinda looks like a plucked chicken right now, but I'll show the net effect this time
next year.
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Butrflynet
 
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Reply Sun 22 Aug, 2010 09:34 am
http://images.orkut.com/orkut/photos/OgAAAH2Riiq_bM4joGhdfNXAFeY1vTJjRqcTBJjzcNIlViEDorQl9HHofto_IQeAHgRjNeO6Xpd7eNaYU9QaUtksO4IAm1T1UGap5QLP_vNmV0H3zp3hMaubMAR-.jpg
Tomatoes, peppers and eggplant picked fresh this morning from my garden.
CalamityJane
 
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Reply Sun 22 Aug, 2010 09:38 am
@Butrflynet,
wow that looks really good, Butrflynet. Ratatouille today?
Butrflynet
 
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Reply Sun 22 Aug, 2010 09:40 am
@CalamityJane,
Probably just a fresh tomato salad with a light oil and vinegar dressing. Haven't decided what to do with the eggplant yet. I have 6 more in the fridge waiting for inspiration. I'm about worn out on ratatouille. May just bread some slices of eggplant and a few tomatoes and bake them.
CalamityJane
 
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Reply Sun 22 Aug, 2010 09:57 am
@Butrflynet,
I like to slice and salt eggplants, roll them in a mixture of flour and garlic and
fry them in the pan. Add some feta cheese and that's it.
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BumbleBeeBoogie
 
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Reply Mon 23 Aug, 2010 10:12 am
@Butrflynet,
I loved the tomato salad Butrflynet made for lunch yesterday. About five different types of tomatoes from our garden. Delish!

BBB
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alex240101
 
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Reply Wed 1 Sep, 2010 11:59 am
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Butrflynet
 
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Reply Wed 1 Sep, 2010 02:04 pm
@alex240101,
Wow, that plant is loaded with peppers!
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cicerone imposter
 
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Reply Wed 1 Sep, 2010 03:19 pm
@gustavratzenhofer,
gus, All the luck in the world.
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neko nomad
 
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Reply Fri 1 Oct, 2010 09:50 pm
Last spring I took this picture to serve as a guide to
fill in spaces in the crocus border the following autumn.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v188/nekonomad/nekonomad0403A.jpg


I wonder how many the squirrels will leave behind by blooming time come April.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v188/nekonomad/nekonomad0404A.jpg
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neko nomad
 
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Reply Sat 2 Oct, 2010 06:45 pm
My crocus border as of last spring under the flowering crab:

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v188/nekonomad/nekonomad0405A.jpg


I set about fifty bulbs into that gap near the sidewalk.

Start:
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v188/nekonomad/nekonomad0406A.jpg


I spread a generous amount of crushed limestone to hopefully
minimize loss to squirrels.
Finish:
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v188/nekonomad/nekonomad0407A.jpg

Eventually - a couple more years, maybe - I'll have a border of yellow crocuses on both sides of the sidewalk.
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neko nomad
 
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Reply Wed 2 Feb, 2011 10:59 am
This year, sometime the first week in August, I'll install an iris bed in the front yard.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v188/nekonomad/nekonomad0427A.jpg

Click on photo to see where I've marked it. It'll be about two feet wide and in front of a honeysuckle dedge.

I'm using tall bearded Monet's Blue seen in the lower right corner, set out last September in front of the front terrace.

And later, perhaps, some blue and yellow primulas will be set as the yard's perimeter.
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neko nomad
 
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Reply Wed 2 Feb, 2011 05:31 pm
Happiness is receiving a Schreiners shipment at the doorstep.
This one arived last August:

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v188/nekonomad/nekonomad0428A.jpg

Seven TB Monet's Blue and six each BB Mostest, a yellow self. A couple of bonus
TBs were included.
The yellows were set out in the border that was underway out back.


They arrved a bit pale in color but otherwise okay.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v188/nekonomad/nekonomad0429A.jpg




A day later the Monet's Blues were in the ground alongside TB Amas:

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v188/nekonomad/nekonomad0430A.jpg


Click on photos for added or enlarged views.
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neko nomad
 
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Reply Thu 3 Feb, 2011 07:18 am
If you're buying locally, the seller should give some sound advice; generally, though, they'll need about a month to set new roots in about 72 degree F. soil.
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neko nomad
 
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Reply Thu 3 Feb, 2011 07:58 pm
Here's how those Amases look in bloom as of last May.
These and the medium blue Monet's Blues should look nice together. That is,
if they bloom together. We'll find out come May.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v188/nekonomad/nekonomad0431A.jpg


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neko nomad
 
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Reply Mon 7 Feb, 2011 10:19 am
After browsing all available selections, I've settled on
Spirit Of Memphis to highlight my projected bed, one at each end, of Monet's Blue
which'll go along the length of my front yard in front of that hedge.

I'll confess to being sold by the names of these cultivars.

neko nomad
 
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Reply Wed 9 Feb, 2011 12:13 pm
@neko nomad,
Now is the time of year gardening fever comes out of remission. In addition to
irises, that front yard has space for another peony bush. A After a web search through a couple or three Canadian growers' sites, this one,

Le Charme,http://www.pivoinescapano.com/pix/francais/Catalogue2009/Lecharme.jpg, a Japanese, carried by a grower in Quebec,
looked the most interesting and carries a reasonable price tag. Picture links to its description.

We're looking at next September here.
 

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