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Posted on 04/25/2008 4:55:55 PM PDT by Gabz
I have had a week from Hades and will be perfectly honest with you all.........I completely and totally FORGOT about this thread yesterday. And so you all have my heartfelt apologies.
My brain is pretty much just mush at the moment and so I am just going to share some of my favorite links.
You Grow Girl
National Home Gardening Club
Sorry about being so late folks!
just came in to watch the grass grow for a spell.
How about a story on growing rice at home and work...
Ha! Love your tagline, I’d heard it before except it was politician instead of lobbyist. Same truth for both!
Sorry that you’ve had the week from hell.
I, however, planted dianthus that smells like my childhood, a variety of sedums, and a replanting of one of my favorites, the fringe tree.
Also enjoyed playing with my new toy, a shredder-chipper. In three days my husband and I compressed a backyard of debris into two fabulous compost bins.
Life is good.
Hope that you can retreat to your garden and regain your sanity.
better late then never
Sorry you had a bad week. I appreciate the time and effort you, gardengirl, and others put into this thread.
That edible landscapes site is interesting. I think I may grow some berries in the front of some of my borders. I just ordered Wonderberry ‘Solanum Burbankii’ seeds from Baker Creek. I’m pretty excited about them. They’re an annual that produce berries the first year. Some online searches I’ve done indicate the berry may not taste that great fresh, but is really good in jams. I figure it’s worth a shot. Here’s a link:
I can’t find blueberry or raspberry plants anywhere right now. I guess I was too slow making a purchase.
You’re not late as far as I’m concerned! I completely lost track of what day it was! Just happened to check my pings!
Re: the week from Hades—ME TOO! Stupid questions don’t bother me so much—it’s just that there are so MANY of them! LOL
Caller—I bought this spray from you last year. Is it time to use it?
That High yield one.
Oookkkaayy. I’ve got ten people in line at the cash register, a credit card in my hand, which only works on the same phone line that the caller is currently on. Ma’am, what spray?
The High yield one.
Deep breath. Another deep breath. Ma’am, I’m looking at about 500 different sprays right now. What’s it for?
Okay. What are you trying to do with your spray?
Spray my plants.
Sigh to myself. Spray your plants for what? Are you trying to kill the plants or kill something that’s on them?
Now we’re getting somewhere—I think! What kind of bugs?
I don’t know. Those ones on the leaves.
Repeating to myself—Do not lose your temper! What kind of plants?
I don’t know. The ones with green leaves.
Tell me what kind of spray it is so I can help you better.
I told you—High yield.
Ma’am, what does it say on the label? What’s the chemical name?
I finally just told her yes! I have no idea whether she was spraying insecticidal soap or roundup!
We got ten inches of rain Sun nite, hail Tues, and more rain! Got any info on growing rice? How bout rice seeds? LOL
At least I didn’t have to water outside at the greenhouse!
Bad week here too. Your prayers for my son would be gratefully appreciated.
I go out to the garden to find peace. Of course the deer chomped all the native columbines - the ones I planted for the hummingbirds - the native ones must be a whole lot sweeter than the vulgaris which are not touched. Then the deer weasled onto my patio between all the plants waiting to go into the ground, past the roses, past the impatiens, past the hosta, tomatoes and other deer candy, to munch up a single white euphorbia of all things.
My homemade spray clogged two sprayers in a row - egg yolks are too gucky. So I shook up some cayenne, turmeric, mint oil and managed to spray everything before dark.
Do any of y’all know how to use eggs in a spray without clogging things? The eggs make it stick better and persist through some rain.
My Great Aunt Dell lived in Hangtown, Ca. It is known as Placerville now days.
The photos are 35mm slides that my father took on a visit to Aunt Dells Place. My Mother loved this place and took me there many times as I grew up. Aunt Dells Place was always unique to me because it always seemed to be overrun with weeds and flowers and plants and they were everywhere. I think my Great Aunt Dell just let everything go and grow as it wished. It was kind of a magical place out in the wilderness.
I hope this works.
My Great Aunt Dell Holding A Box Of Freshed Picked Strawberrys?
I don't know why some photos are huge and the others are small.
If the pics are over loading your computer I will ask the Mod to remove the post and try to figure out how to size them right.
First time visitor here.
I've tried the homemade "Deer Away" brew, but have also found it to be a pain in the rear. Have you ever tried human hair or Irish Spring Soap bar in an old pantyhose? People tell me that it's effective.
Great pics! Looks like where I grew up! i thought that’s how everyone lived, when I was little!
Love your mom’s hair braided and coiled around her head.
How’s the fig doing? We got most of ours transplanted into single pots this week.
My husband figures if he spend 2 hours a day between now and Tuesday, he’ll be set to start nmowing again on Thursday!
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