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  • flowerweaver 18 Jul 2014
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    Thanks, Oops!, and more storms

    We want to thank everybody for their kind words and thoughtful care packages. More than anything it’s been good to not feel alone in this challenging time, to know people do care. You’ve brightened our days! Tuesday I was unloading hundreds of pounds of feed, and I knew something wasn...
    Mostly Cloudy 24°C / 75°F
  • flowerweaver 20 Jul 2014
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    • 4

    A career launched and the harvest stops for nothing!

    The tiger-striped asparagus beans have impressively outwitted all calamities, and are positively thriving. I’m saving all the seed for increasing in next year’s planting. Today we harvested our first melon ‘Sweet Freckles’ from the melon landrace project and it is indeed a...
    Clear 30°C / 86°F
  • HollyBee 15 Jul 2014
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    • 5

    Blooms and Veggies

    Shade or Woodland garden , Echinacea 'Fatal Attraction' , Daylily 'Stella D'Oro' , Daylily, NOT Strawberry...
    Yesterday I planted an entire bed of Parisien carrots. Today I planted an entire bed of Mignon carrots, and two entire beds of two different kinds of kohlrabi. This is my second planting of these veggies since the weeds were so bad in the previous beds that I just pulled everything out. There ...
    Thunderstorm 23°C / 73°F
  • flowerweaver 18 Jul 2014
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    TPS potatoes, rare beans, and a compost experiment

    This morning we harvested our first potatoes. We’ve grown potato plants for many years that never made potatoes. Ever. So it was quite exciting to discover our true potato seed potatoes had produced something! The soil in that field is looking very good, so I think we are on to something. I...
    Mostly Cloudy 24°C / 75°F
  • HollyBee 17 Jul 2014
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    First Bloom

    Pots and Stuff garden , Pathway Flowerbed garden , Hosta , Shade or Woodland garden , Front of vegetable...
    I am so excited by one daylily bloom, it’s ridiculous :D I have been trying to gather daylilies that are neither orange nor yellow. The first one I bought was called ‘Strawberry Fields’. I waited three years for it to bloom, and when it did, it was a beautiful crystal-clear y...
    Rain 22°C / 72°F
  • macchick 20 Jul 2014
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    A little garden helper...

    Annuals in All garden
    Yesterday I headed to town and stopped at my favorite greenhouse because they had all their plants 50% off and I wanted to get more annuals to fill in some spots in my beds around the house. Got home and got my tools out and here comes little Joey from next door running up to me and asking “...
    Mostly Cloudy 18°C / 64°F
  • rainymountain 15 Jul 2014
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    • 2

    Lilies for July Bloom Day

    Rosa Flower Carpet Coral var Noala Blooming, Olina Tango Lily Blooming, Coreopsis verticillata 'Moonbeam' B...
    Another day of pinkish sunshine filtered through smoke, the source is around Prince George a long way away but there is a small fire now in the Okanagan, much nearer but still a couple of hours as the crow flies and to the south of us. Very annoying – the planting info and name for the pink...
    Light Smoke 29°C / 84°F
  • Kevalsha 22 Jul 2014
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    The Herb Garden

    I have been growing all kinds of Herbs through the years. However, these herbs are all over the garden, and that is fantastic. Now I want to create a new garden in a spot closest to the back door as possible. So, I started by planting rosemary and thyme around a small area by the papaya tree. ...
    Clear 30°C / 86°F
  • HollyBee 21 Jul 2014
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    • 2

    Early Morning Gardening

    Petunia Glamouflage 'Grape' , Shade or Woodland garden , Tree Peony 'Shimano Fuji' , Solomon's Seal, Dwarf...
    I have to get up early and get out into the garden these days if I want to get anything done. By noon, the temperatures with humidity are too high to be out any more. I did get the new hostas planted in the Shade/Woodland Garden, as well as moved a couple forward. I also discovered that I hadn...
    Mostly Cloudy 26°C / 79°F

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