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 Post subject: Green thumbs 2017
PostPosted: Sun Apr 02, 2017 11:48 am 
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4/1/17 Just beginning to see a tiny bit of our large flower bed as it starts to peek out from our snow storage pile. No foolin'!😜🌾🌷

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I spy some green sprouts popping out of the ground!

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The Hollyhock and Poppies are greening up. Just hope the voles don't eat them before they have a chance to grow.

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Quite a bit of snow left to melt. Natures way of auto-watering!

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 Post subject: Re: Green thumbs 2017
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^^^ Yay! Hope springs eternal... FYI, after some months of unemployment I am now working in the Garden Center at The Home Depot in Santee, Ca.

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 Post subject: Re: Green thumbs 2017
PostPosted: Wed Apr 05, 2017 9:25 am 
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^ Oh, hope everything is okay. Cool place to work...you should enjoy that! :)

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 Post subject: Re: Green thumbs 2017
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4/15 Hope springs eternal! First bloom in the big flower bed of our mini-daffys. Unfortunately, a varmint vole has begun to chew on one of them...aargh! :fubar:

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It got to 53 in our neck of the woods in town so it was a good day for SG to begin using the roof rake to stop the infernal dripping!

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 Post subject: Re: Green thumbs 2017
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Who would have thunk that all the snow which was was in our driveway and our snow storage pile could have been nearly gone by April 30th? We thought we'd still be dealing with it for the first-half of May at least!

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I began my gardening prep this morning and was outside for 4 hours. It reached 64 at our place today! Raked the gardens, sprinkled some plant food on them, then put some snow on top of that for some self-watering. Once SG came outside, he raked the cinders off the lawn and swept the driveway (I swept yesterday, but he can put more muscle in it and do a better job) and got down all my flower pots, the hose, our screens and the lounge chairs we use on our back deck. Felt great to be outside in the warm sunshine in a t-shirt and shorts and to get so much accomplished today. :sun:

A few Crocus popped up in the last few days.

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Before:
This is what's left of the snow on our small flower bed.

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During:

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After:

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Before:
This is what's left of our snow storage pile.

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During:
Mr. Robin Redbreast stopped by to check for worms and got one.

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Then a Bumble Bee came to enjoy our Crocus.

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After:
I chopped into the snow on the slope to use for watering the large garden.

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Before:
Our large flower bed after raking and fertilizing.

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After:
Used some of the snow to water the large flower bed. Should have enough snow left for the next day or two to use again. Then the hose gets hooked up.

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Last fall a tree service came and chopped down the big pine tree that used to be at the end of our driveway (you can see the stump in the first large flower bed shot). The roots were getting into the sewer and the tree was touching the roof of the self-storage building next door. The crew also took down two smaller pines between that building and the one behind us. This little pine is "Junior" and we actually have about 4-5 other tiny ones that started growing on the slope the last two summers. Poor Junior was completely buried under our snow storage pile this winter and when it emerged most of its pine needles were brown, so we're not sure it is going to make it. :(

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 Post subject: Re: Green thumbs 2017
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 Post subject: Re: Green thumbs 2017
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My garden loves me. I love my garden.

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 Post subject: Re: Green thumbs 2017
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 Post subject: Re: Green thumbs 2017
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I'm onegoodturn on instagram too if you'd like to follow my progress. Urban farming is fun...

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 Post subject: Re: Green thumbs 2017
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Nice ogt!
Im seeing evidence Sundays early AM storm had some hail in it. All my tom and pepper plants (and succulents) are speckle-bruised. They should be fine but the blossoms took a hit. Im sure youve seen worse.


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 Post subject: Re: Green thumbs 2017
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6/4/17 More Poppies!

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The Hollyhock that was greening up and bushing out is now gone! Damn voles! It was between the smaller Poppy bush and the rose bush a few days ago.

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I put the white picket fence around the little flower bed. Everything is greening up.

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Our condo manager recently blew out the sprinklers and is repairing a lot of broken ones from winter damage. He should be mowing the lawn soon and firing up the system.

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 Post subject: Re: Green thumbs 2017
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6/28/17 No time for any real gardening lately. I haven't been around much to buy flowers or plants for my pots, boxes or flower beds. However, our perennials continue to thrive and bloom and now the daisys are blooming. Our poppies have spread, taken seed and are blooming everywhere! The mint is coming in...Mojito time! :)

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 Post subject: Re: Green thumbs 2017
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Yay for perennials...the Columbine are now blooming!
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The Penstemon have seeded themselves everywhere! Sadly, we need to cut down Junior...he couldn't take this past heavy winter. :(

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The Penstemon are really tall!

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 Post subject: Re: Green thumbs 2017
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Good crop of jalapenos this year. From last years plant.

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 Post subject: Re: Green thumbs 2017
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That looks like a firecracker party for the mouth!


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