Skip to comments.Weekly Gardening Thread – 2011 (Vol. 50) December 23
Posted on 12/23/2011 8:55:36 AM PST by JustaDumbBlonde
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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.
I’m not seeing your photo, just an angelfire box. Is it just me?
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!
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. :)
Nice find! Send sunshine SE please!
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.
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.
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.
I’m a little late, but..
“You will NEVER defeat Bok Choy!”
The Bok Choy will take over.
Cincinnati is doomed.
Do you think you could teach me how to open a feed sack if I came and stayed 2 weeks with you??????????
That would be an affirmative, sir!
THAT’S JUST NOT RIGHT!!!!!
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.
I’ve known the ‘secret’ behind (zing!) the vanilla soft serve cone for years, and I STILL love ‘em...
[rim shot] LOL!
The collards and dwarf kale are still growing, too...as is the catnip and catmint.
Looks like it quit raining down yonder y’all?
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.
I may have read the book, but I'm fairly certain that I didn't see the movie. It sounds interesting, though.
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.
Sounds good! LOLOLOL!
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.
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.
Wanna share some of that rain with us? We’ve had some, but not enough.
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.
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.
I like your tag line. Right now I’m doing just that for the 2012 presidential election.
Red sky at morning, sailor take warning ... red sky at night, sailor’s delight.
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!
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!!!
If you did that in the pump house you could call it the “Cistern Chapel”...
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.
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