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How is your garden looking today?

 
 
cjhsa
 
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Reply Fri 31 Mar, 2006 03:45 pm
That's awesome eoe. Are you sure it's not too late to do that though, considering your location? Haven't they already popped through the soil?
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sozobe
 
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Reply Fri 31 Mar, 2006 03:50 pm
Such a beautiful picture, eoe. I especially like what you've done with containers -- I want to get into that more.

How can you tell that they're choking? (I have a bunch of hostas, some of them are BIG, not sure how to know when I need to do something about them.) (I don't think any of them are as big as yours, yet.)
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eoe
 
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Reply Fri 31 Mar, 2006 04:35 pm
Thanks. I'm very proud of my garden as it's my first, having lived in apartments all of my life.

Well, I sacrificed the hostas and planted them near ivy and it's a constant battle to keep the ivy from strangling them. They're about six years old now and one barely came up last year and was smaller than the others which indicated, to me, that it was being choked so I'll dig up the four on that one side, get out as much of the ivy roots as possible and replant. Divide and replant. The ones on the other side are big and lush and in need of division as well. The ivy isn't so intense on that side of the walkway.

Only the two lower plants are really peeking through. The others are just beginning to come up. I read that early spring is an okay time for dividing and replanting. Fall is best but it's not fatefully late yet.
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JPB
 
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Reply Fri 31 Mar, 2006 04:39 pm
beautiful picture, eoe. You should be fine as long as the leaves haven't uncurled.

Soz, many hostas never need to be divided and some of them are large leaf varieties that look big but aren't overgrown. What eoe describes (barely comes up and poorer performance than previous years) is the key.
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satt fs
 
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Reply Fri 31 Mar, 2006 11:46 pm
These are flowers of Crassula portulacea in my house.

http://img80.imageshack.us/img80/5117/a3ry.jpg
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msolga
 
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Reply Sat 1 Apr, 2006 02:10 am
neko nomad wrote:
http://groups.msn.com/_Secure/0WgAAAGQaDb80gq0S4Ys1TMj6sw2E9*8lEOOaKG8g7MzDbpjbqpaoCMX36Krt1B5C4jYFKAcuOFZEQzveufW9jVfepoCCat*NT1jcH2MSIPa45asaMAxTePqWwqWnxCjwDJd6JFjLKss/neko%20nomad%20430A.jpg

Nekochan making an early spring tour of the garden (click on picture)


Hooray, neko, the first signs of spring! It won't be long before your garden is absolutely perfect again & Nekochan lives outside, in it, every day! Very Happy
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JPB
 
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Reply Sat 1 Apr, 2006 07:35 am
Beautiful picture, satt_fs. I still have the cherry bloosom picture from last year hanging by my computer.



Hehheh, I'm sure he can't wait to hide in the flower beds, msolga.
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msolga
 
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Reply Sat 1 Apr, 2006 07:39 am
I think Neckochan is a she, J_B. (Isn't she pretty? Very Happy ) And I'll bet she can't wait, either!
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neko nomad
 
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Reply Sat 1 Apr, 2006 12:27 pm
Nekochan was born to be a garden supervisor; already she's showing me where to set out plants by digging into spaces where more will fit.
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CalamityJane
 
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Reply Sat 1 Apr, 2006 12:57 pm
This is not my garden of course, but we'll go now and visit
these flower fields that bloom every year in abundance and
are color coordinated.

http://members.cox.net/gzucconi/flrfld7.jpg
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CalamityJane
 
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Reply Sat 1 Apr, 2006 01:00 pm
Here is another picture of it

http://www.sfgate.com/n/pictures/2004/03/24/flowers5.jpg
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msolga
 
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Reply Sat 1 Apr, 2006 08:36 pm
neko nomad wrote:
Nekochan was born to be a garden supervisor; already she's showing me where to set out plants by digging into spaces where more will fit.


Next she'll be helping you choose the plants, neko! Catnip? Very Happy
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littlek
 
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Reply Sat 1 Apr, 2006 09:48 pm
I took a panorama of my back yard this afternoon. This is early spring.

http://groups.msn.com/_Secure/0TwABA1YXQ5RzuoNLxz5pk4tQVexnPXpPd1IJ4FBYWizPxLR2PG1ygoEyUZvjPg1dDlB70AzI*n7uuxxU6Sd!90rBIcxsMX!5NWmo*7SqYbMQuq7he!raKg/2006_04_01backyard2.jpghttp://groups.msn.com/_Secure/0TwDmAlcXfpRzuoNLxz5pk4tQVexnPXpPWF4dlcQmAuThWookr5r*4rUA9PRNLMaaqo1q*FpMSiwWHnaqxewnA3noNugbnLkfRwgBPuLUAczi2yUVza3Lwg/2006_04_01backyard3.jpghttp://groups.msn.com/_Secure/0TwABA1gXuZRzuoNLxz5pk4tQVexnPXpPq!hmdQmHKBT47Npzf9eWMfuGf7kNqglsNg*9mM8ovDGSWuoyb3NhpoYwlfdfZ0KAvPiIlZG0f6ZS7l*zQ9CCRw/2006_04_01backyard4.jpghttp://groups.msn.com/_Secure/0UADZArkXWLFzuoNLxz5pk4tQVexnPXpPZfbk7isJJFIX1nvOp56Rr!hTaPZ!VIG0lPzpWIxVQuiWwAkQTSl1WKumd*Q7M4zBzC7*KoNFyMNMTJZicj*QZHSC8RwAcPEc/2006_04_01backyard4a.jpg
http://groups.msn.com/_Secure/0TwDpAlUXCJRzuoNLxz5pk4tQVexnPXpPCV4JZIif9L6nAVGpOoSx1jfdn8yDsIgyLqMbEXpEdRbTvzTYjkXQpKr*AEDcCMxt6tU9T50AZ51uI2iMzSzTBQ/2006_04_01backyard1.jpg<--leftside::rightside-->http://groups.msn.com/_Secure/0TwABA1kX9JRzuoNLxz5pk4tQVexnPXpPlGtOFYMGTTtdwrnlsSShlgvvQPdQuLQIcQonKDyu18QTmDT4k1jvqkAeuNKgGA0OZnmML!4u9URBwDoS2SkE7Q/2006_04_01backyard5.jpg

I'm going to try and post more when plants grow and bloom.....
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msolga
 
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Reply Sat 1 Apr, 2006 09:52 pm
Early "bunnytime", k?

That's certainly a very interesting time of year, I agree! :wink:
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littlek
 
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Reply Sat 1 Apr, 2006 09:53 pm
darn, the pix didn't line up right...... oh well. Yes, bunnytime is good time..... <giggle>
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eoe
 
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Reply Sat 8 Apr, 2006 08:01 am
Got the hostas divided and replanted.
My muscles are screaming at me but...
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neko nomad
 
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Reply Thu 13 Apr, 2006 08:43 pm
It's crocus time here.

http://groups.msn.com/_Secure/0VgDhApoZhFg0gq0S4Ys1TMj6sw2E9*8l7iGecdcoURYy1vOu3ELI24!KdCnldwHb62PD*ELt9D*g9IW70wPaz4g4Z2spE9y5PhGNz*t7D7n*qjOHi9iTThyQfnUkNvqa/neko%20nomad%20431A.jpg
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Eva
 
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Reply Thu 13 Apr, 2006 10:03 pm
It's Full-On Spring here. Dogwoods, azaleas, tulips and everything. It's gorgeous.
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littlek
 
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Reply Thu 13 Apr, 2006 10:19 pm
Cherry trees are starting to peak. Magnolias are in full bloom.....
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msolga
 
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Reply Fri 14 Apr, 2006 05:27 am
Ah, spring!

<sigh>

Enjoy!

My little garden received a good drenching this afternoon. Despite the cooler temperatures here, it's still been quite dry so far this autumn. So now everything is looking rather pristine & sparkly after a good wash. Very Happy

Soon I'll have to give my little mandarin tree (now 2 years old & growing in leaps & bounds!) a good feed of citrus food. This morning I noticed aphids on the new leaves, so hosed them off. (Aphids are such annoying parasites! Evil or Very Mad )
I'm delighted my (3 year old) feijoa bush (also growing rapidly) is doing so well. Not a huge amount of fruit (first crop) but they were big & juicy! I'm very proud of my little garden. All my own work!
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