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Weekly Gardening Thread 2011 (Vol. 50) December 23
JustaDumbBlonde | December 23, 2011 | JustaDumbBlonde

Posted on 12/23/2011 8:55:36 AM PST by JustaDumbBlonde

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TOPICS: Food; Gardening; Hobbies; Miscellaneous
KEYWORDS: gardening
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To: Red_Devil 232
We've actually got flooding in the area today. It has rained steady for the best part of 2 days. Our pond out back went over the spillway today, up from about 4 feet low.

We've got a house full of grandchildren with new toys, 4 dogs and they can't get outside. Can you spell i-n-s-a-n-e? I love it.

101 posted on 12/26/2011 6:44:22 PM PST by JustaDumbBlonde (Don't wish doom on your enemies. Plan it.)
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To: Darth Reardon

I’m not seeing your photo, just an angelfire box. Is it just me?


102 posted on 12/26/2011 6:45:50 PM PST by JustaDumbBlonde (Don't wish doom on your enemies. Plan it.)
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To: JustaDumbBlonde

Same here on the rain. It is still coming down good. Cashmere just can’t stand being in the house when the rain is coming down. She just ran outside to walk around in a down pour and will be pawing at the door to come in soon. My wife says she does it to get the towel rub down to dry her off. I am beginning to believe it!


103 posted on 12/26/2011 7:24:31 PM PST by Red_Devil 232 (VietVet - USMC All Ready On The Right? All Ready On The Left? All Ready On The Firing Line!)
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To: Red_Devil 232

Believe it ... I’ve got a dog that gets wet for the rub down with the towel. My oldest dog, a maltese mix, goes out and rolls in leaves and dirt so that I will brush him before he comes in. He loves to be brushed and he’ll do it several times a day if I don’t watch him closely. :)


104 posted on 12/26/2011 7:58:48 PM PST by JustaDumbBlonde (Don't wish doom on your enemies. Plan it.)
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To: JustaDumbBlonde
Gardens are where you find them and I found this one on Humboldt Bay (better known as Bender Bay) a few days ago...


105 posted on 12/26/2011 8:13:08 PM PST by tubebender (I always wanted to be somebody, but now I realize I should have been more specific.)
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To: tubebender

Nice find! Send sunshine SE please!


106 posted on 12/26/2011 10:18:52 PM PST by JustaDumbBlonde (Don't wish doom on your enemies. Plan it.)
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To: who knows what evil?

The tomatoes initially grow upward, then gradually fall over and the main stalk grows straight down, so almost all of the force is down and the roots are being pulled down into the pot, not up or to the side. When growing tomatoes, I was instructed to only use a couple pots on a stack due to the plant size, and to only put two plants per pot since the roots need a lot of room (I did sneak a couple habanero plants in with the tomatoes as a gift for the squirrels).

Haven't had any issues with breakage on the tomatoes (I do lose some pepper branches, but I think the squirrels may cause some of those). The spot in the picture where you can see a branch broken off was almost certainly done by me. I have to get out there just about every day and remove the sickly leaves and branches. I'm trying varieties which claim to be resistant to this, that, and the other virus, but so far I just have to keep them trimmed up.

The top of the highest pot is just under five feet, FWIW.

107 posted on 12/27/2011 8:19:26 AM PST by Darth Reardon (No offense to drunken sailors)
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To: JustaDumbBlonde

I’m not sure why you don’t see it and I do. It’s the Calvin and Hobbes cartoon where Calvin builds a snowman with the base on the hood of his dad’s car, the chest and head spread on the ground, and three other snowmen looking on with mouths gaping in horror.

Calvin did a lot of twisted things with snowmen.


108 posted on 12/27/2011 8:25:24 AM PST by Darth Reardon (No offense to drunken sailors)
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To: Darth Reardon
I did sneak a couple habanero plants in with the tomatoes as a gift for the squirrels.

You're too kind. :-)

Appreciate the info on the Verti-Gro...may have to give it a 'test run' with mid-size tomatoes; just to see how it works out.

109 posted on 12/27/2011 11:19:22 AM PST by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: trisham; Nepeta

I’m a little late, but..
“You will NEVER defeat Bok Choy!”

The Bok Choy will take over.
Cincinnati is doomed.
];-)


110 posted on 12/27/2011 1:52:20 PM PST by Darksheare (You will never defeat Bok Choy!)
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To: Darksheare

:)


111 posted on 12/27/2011 2:00:18 PM PST by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: JustaDumbBlonde

Do you think you could teach me how to open a feed sack if I came and stayed 2 weeks with you??????????


112 posted on 12/27/2011 4:13:09 PM PST by tubebender (I always wanted to be somebody, but now I realize I should have been more specific.)
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To: tubebender

That would be an affirmative, sir!


113 posted on 12/27/2011 5:53:12 PM PST by JustaDumbBlonde (Don't wish doom on your enemies. Plan it.)
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To: Darth Reardon
One of my favorite snowman cartoons:

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114 posted on 12/27/2011 5:58:38 PM PST by JustaDumbBlonde (Don't wish doom on your enemies. Plan it.)
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To: JustaDumbBlonde

THAT’S JUST NOT RIGHT!!!!!


115 posted on 12/27/2011 6:00:40 PM PST by tubebender (I always wanted to be somebody, but now I realize I should have been more specific.)
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To: JustaDumbBlonde
For our Texas FRiends...


116 posted on 12/27/2011 6:04:46 PM PST by tubebender (I always wanted to be somebody, but now I realize I should have been more specific.)
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To: tubebender
Prolly not, but I have a twisted sense of humor. :)

I caught 5 nice big mouth bass today. They always go to bitin' when there is a flood of new water and they can lay in the grass that is freshly submerged.

117 posted on 12/27/2011 6:04:49 PM PST by JustaDumbBlonde (Don't wish doom on your enemies. Plan it.)
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To: JustaDumbBlonde

I’ve known the ‘secret’ behind (zing!) the vanilla soft serve cone for years, and I STILL love ‘em...


118 posted on 12/27/2011 6:05:05 PM PST by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: who knows what evil?

[rim shot] LOL!


119 posted on 12/27/2011 6:07:48 PM PST by JustaDumbBlonde (Don't wish doom on your enemies. Plan it.)
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To: tubebender
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120 posted on 12/27/2011 6:11:25 PM PST by JustaDumbBlonde (Don't wish doom on your enemies. Plan it.)
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To: Darksheare

The collards and dwarf kale are still growing, too...as is the catnip and catmint.


121 posted on 12/27/2011 7:04:59 PM PST by Nepeta
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To: JustaDumbBlonde; Red_Devil 232

Looks like it quit raining down yonder y’all?


122 posted on 12/27/2011 10:26:19 PM PST by tubebender (I always wanted to be somebody, but now I realize I should have been more specific.)
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To: Nepeta; trisham

Ever see “Day of the Triffids”?
If the doorbell rings and there’s nothing but greenery on the front porch, don’t open the door.


123 posted on 12/28/2011 7:23:23 AM PST by Darksheare (You will never defeat Bok Choy!)
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To: Darksheare
Heh. :)

I may have read the book, but I'm fairly certain that I didn't see the movie. It sounds interesting, though.

124 posted on 12/28/2011 7:31:23 AM PST by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: trisham

The classic black and white movie has this scene:
Man is in the forest, hears something move.
He turns in shock and fear to see.. a plant.
He laughs and begins to turn away.
The plant sprays poison pollen in his face.


125 posted on 12/28/2011 8:03:12 AM PST by Darksheare (You will never defeat Bok Choy!)
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To: Darksheare

Sounds good! LOLOLOL!


126 posted on 12/28/2011 8:14:46 AM PST by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: tubebender

It did stop raining and we had a peek at the sun yesterday afternoon. It is overcast so far today, but we are not expecting rain.


127 posted on 12/28/2011 8:16:35 AM PST by JustaDumbBlonde (Don't wish doom on your enemies. Plan it.)
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To: tubebender

I’ve been trying to decide the colors for our pantry. Just plain cream, white, pink, beige just isn’t interesting. I think I’ll do a scene such as the one you posted. I’ll put that picture in there for a couple of days then decide. I’m just not in the mood for plain, plain, plain one color.
Thank you for posting that tubebender. Got my juices moving.


128 posted on 12/28/2011 2:38:23 PM PST by tillacum
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To: JustaDumbBlonde

Wanna share some of that rain with us? We’ve had some, but not enough.


129 posted on 12/28/2011 2:40:18 PM PST by tillacum
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To: JustaDumbBlonde

LOL


130 posted on 12/28/2011 2:53:21 PM PST by tillacum
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To: tillacum
Just a cotton pickin minute there till!!! You may change your mind when you view this "closeup" shot of the same sunrise. I can't decide if I'm looking into the Gates of Hell or Merely a Volcano about to consume me...


131 posted on 12/28/2011 3:15:38 PM PST by tubebender (I always wanted to be somebody, but now I realize I should have been more specific.)
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To: tillacum

Please know that if I could share some rain with you, I’d do it in a heartbeat. We were dry today and the back end of the front, along with the clouds, cleared around 4 this afternoon. We had a peek at the sun right before it set.


132 posted on 12/28/2011 6:30:29 PM PST by JustaDumbBlonde (Don't wish doom on your enemies. Plan it.)
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To: tubebender

WOW tubebender, you put a differet outlook on what I thought would be a nifty ceiling painting. I could lighten it up, instead of the deep purple.


133 posted on 12/29/2011 6:23:23 AM PST by tillacum
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To: JustaDumbBlonde

I like your tag line. Right now I’m doing just that for the 2012 presidential election.


134 posted on 12/29/2011 6:28:23 AM PST by tillacum
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To: tubebender

Red sky at morning, sailor take warning ... red sky at night, sailor’s delight.


135 posted on 12/29/2011 7:32:38 AM PST by JustaDumbBlonde (Don't wish doom on your enemies. Plan it.)
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To: Red_Devil 232

I had a pup that went to 14 yr old. They really are your best friends for life. I have a picture of her with all the other family photos in our bedroom, and on my screen saver slide show.

Please post updates on your move. I know that things are very hectic. When we moved, we had a bit more time; several months. I never want to do that again!


136 posted on 12/29/2011 10:11:05 AM PST by rightly_dividing (1Cor. 15:1-4)
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To: tubebender

HA Ha, I just did a quick sketch, the deep orange is a deep yellow and as the orange lightens, so does the yellow. The deep purple is shades of lavendar and lillac with bits of pale, pale (almost white) lillac. Thanks for the ceiling idea. It’s going to look great, and the walls will be sponged shades of yellow. Great! Thanks!!!


137 posted on 12/30/2011 7:42:22 AM PST by tillacum
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To: tillacum

If you did that in the pump house you could call it the “Cistern Chapel”...


138 posted on 12/30/2011 7:59:46 AM PST by tubebender (I always wanted to be somebody, but now I realize I should have been more specific.)
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To: tubebender

Yep, LOL. Wait till I finish the garden shed. The outside is red the roof white and clear. The inside is a revolving color scheme. Now I’m waiting for hubby and helper to do my porch and steps. The roof of the porch I’m thinking of putting in corrogated resign. It may be clear or white.


139 posted on 12/30/2011 9:40:38 AM PST by tillacum
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