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The joys of gardening.

 
 
Butrflynet
 
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Reply Wed 9 Feb, 2011 05:26 pm
@neko nomad,
Quote:
Now is the time of year gardening fever comes out of remission.


I've had the fever for a month now and still have to wait at least 8 more weeks. Have already ordered veggie seeds and some plants to be delivered then. Need to wait another 3 to 4 weeks before starting seeds. Have already turned the soil in the beds, just need the weather to cooperate and decide that we are not a part of the Arctic Zone in New Mexico.

Those peonies are beautiful.
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littlek
 
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Reply Wed 9 Feb, 2011 06:45 pm
I am usually driven into gardening-in-my-mind by now. I think the excitement of the snow has kept that itch at bay for now.
neko nomad
 
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Reply Sat 12 Feb, 2011 07:51 am
@littlek,
Over here little details start to take on significance.
For example, shadow length. I.e., amount of daylight.


Taken 1:38 P.M. yesterday:

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v188/nekonomad/nekonomad0433A.jpg

Compare with December 21 view at the same time and from the same spot(click on photo), but also note the difference in snow depth by that lilac trunk - marked with red asterisk- above and to the left of my shadow.

Still colder than hell, tho.
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neko nomad
 
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Reply Sat 12 Feb, 2011 07:00 pm
Has anyone's Christmas cactus started to bloom yet?
Old Timer looking great at 33.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v188/nekonomad/nekonomad0435A.jpg



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neko nomad
 
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Reply Tue 22 Feb, 2011 11:56 am
@neko nomad,
And here's oldtimer's spring 2011 show.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v188/nekonomad/nekonomad0437A.jpg

neko nomad
 
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Reply Mon 28 Feb, 2011 07:01 am
@neko nomad,
Best admired from a step or two away.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v188/nekonomad/nekonomad0440A.jpg


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neko nomad
 
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Reply Mon 14 Mar, 2011 09:57 am
Happiness is finding, uh, well....

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v188/nekonomad/nekonomad0442A.jpg

Need I say more. Happy gardening 2011, everyone.
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in-the-woods
 
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Reply Tue 15 Mar, 2011 05:48 am
@Slappy Doo Hoo,
The only thing damaging our ears is your general annoying presence. Did I hear something....kinda like the incessant droning buzz of a mosquito in the HEAT of summer? SLAP IT!
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neko nomad
 
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Reply Fri 10 Jun, 2011 05:05 am
his week the flower show up front gives a crescendo
of color as the natives, anemone and phlox- together with
irises and peonies- join in.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v188/nekonomad/nekonomad0463A.jpg


Here's a closer look at TB Monet's Blue. This shade of blue
kinda reminds me of the blue used in Wedgewood porcelain.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v188/nekonomad/nekonomad0464A.jpg

neko nomad
 
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Reply Fri 10 Jun, 2011 01:30 pm
@neko nomad,
This is a better view of those irises, fully opened, as of this morning.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v188/nekonomad/nekonomad0465A.jpg

msolga
 
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Reply Fri 10 Jun, 2011 07:47 pm
@neko nomad,
Such an exquisite shade of blue in those irises, neko.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v188/nekonomad/nekonomad0464A.jpg
The entire garden is looking pretty damn good, actually! Smile
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chai2
 
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Reply Fri 10 Jun, 2011 07:49 pm
very very nice!
neko nomad
 
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Reply Sat 11 Jun, 2011 09:35 am
@chai2,
Now here's an upbeat seasonal image, a presento, from Neko for your monitor screen:

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v188/nekonomad/nekonomad0466A.jpg

There's a 1029x772 sized one under it.

Kinda makes the heart sing, doesn't it?
Letty
 
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Reply Sat 11 Jun, 2011 09:48 am
@neko nomad,
necko nomad, Where have you been?

I saved my Hibiscus bush after it froze last winter.

http://www.offenburger.com/images/WholeHibiscusBush.jpg
neko nomad
 
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Reply Sat 11 Jun, 2011 10:11 am
@Letty,
lol - I've been workin' on the chain gang, Letty- like the song I posted on yer thread says.
Ah, those hibiscuses.....sigh... . so long ago. Any way, good to see you.
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chai2
 
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Reply Mon 13 Jun, 2011 08:18 am
Got a question everyboyd/anybody.

My cucumber bush is just about spent, so I'll be having to pull it up soon.

Since I'll be replanting there next year, I'll need to find an annual to put in there for now.

Something that will establish itself even in the heat, which gets well over 95 degrees every day now, in pretty much full sun.

I can think of some perennials, but I need an annual.
Butrflynet
 
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Reply Mon 13 Jun, 2011 11:03 am
@chai2,
Lavender, sage, thyme, oregano. You'll need to give them a little water now and then to get them started.
chai2
 
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Reply Mon 13 Jun, 2011 11:06 am
@Butrflynet,
Those aren't annuals.

I've got plenty of lavender and rosmary plants.

I need something with some color.

Thinking of portaluca, since I've already got that growing in another section closer to the street, but I wanted maybe something different.

BTW, I HATE petunias, so not them.
neko nomad
 
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Reply Tue 14 Jun, 2011 03:15 pm
@chai2,
Have you tried california Poppy ?

chai2
 
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Reply Tue 14 Jun, 2011 03:36 pm
@neko nomad,
pretty.

will they seed all over the place?
 

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