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  • zengirl 12 Apr 2014
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    Armstrong BC gardening spring 2014

    Started Basil seeds today – Basil, Mammoth Ocimum basilicum Burpee seeds, Basil Lime Ocimum Basilicum Burpee seeds, Basil Thai Mckenzie seeds. Pre started in the house. It’s +12
    Partly Sunny 12°C / 54°F
  • Tralamander 15 Apr 2014
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    Back (properly this time)

    Crassula perfoliata var. heterotricha , Colutea x media 'Copper Beauty' , Dioscorea elephantipes 'Eve' , Ag...
    :) Hello, I’m actually doing lots of gardening stuff now, so I’ll be a lot more active on here at last. Apparently I hadn’t logged a milestone for 10 months! I’m sorry, Folia! Updating all the changes in my plantings will take a while, I’m sure, but in the meantime I...
    Sunny 11°C / 52°F
  • halhurst 09 Apr 2014
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    Still not aquaponic. But close.

    Saw a root emerging from a lettuce net pot, which signaled me that it was time to set up my lettuce raft. The tank was not ready but I set something up. The turtle is just for fun. Water comes directly from the fish tank. As soon as I get a return to the system rigged up, then it will be aquaponic.
    Clear 27°C / 81°F
  • Prickles 10 Apr 2014
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    It’s true, I saw a bee. That must be the first one I’ve seen all through summer and halfway (almost) through our autumn. Come to think of it, I don’t recall any bee-sightings in spring, either. Mind you, I didn’t venture outside all that much during our recent drought. I...
    Light Drizzle 16°C / 61°F
  • PlantyHamchuk 12 Apr 2014
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    Fatigued... "treasures" in the woods

    Peach - Redhaven - Semidwarf Budding
    The weather was beautiful yesterday so we decided to explore more of the woods together. V has explored it far more than I have, it’s incredibly steep and filled with much thorny scruffy underbrushy stuff. Looking at the GIS we also estimated our boundary line and went to go check things ou...
    Clear 17°C / 63°F
  • xan 13 Apr 2014
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    100 Haiku- Forty-three

    Ideas garden
    My own Pandora, running the risk of fortune and an open box My daughter was born 25 years ago today, also on a Palm Sunday. This haiku is inspired by the following poem, written for her by her brother on the occasion of her high school reunion. Pandora said, "my ancient hangups ...
    Overcast 18°C / 64°F
  • xan 15 Apr 2014
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    100 Haiku- Forty-five

    Ideas garden and Iris, reblooming
    A late spring snow storm covered new flowers in white I shrug and put on boots
    Partly Cloudy -1°C / 30°F
  • rainymountain 09 Apr 2014
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    Cloud, sun, wind, but mostly sun

    Iris reticulata danfordiae , Snowdrops , Hellebore 'White Lady Spotted' Budding, and Snow Crocus 'Zwanenber...
    I am now ripping carpets of rooted maples seedling out. All the planters have been moved out from the path in Shade – no signs of life in the last three or in the big blue pot. Did I say I have been building a strawberry pot to go against Bay Box? We’ll see if it survives being vertic...
    Scattered Clouds 11°C / 52°F
  • xan 10 Apr 2014
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    The god in the garden

    Angelonia Breaking Dormancy, Phlox Breaking Dormancy, Lavender- English Moved, Hyssop Breaking Dormancy, Ev...
    As often happens on the first spring clean up day, the god, in the form of a large crested robin, followed me around. I suspect because I’m loosening soil and making it easier for him to get fed. Of course, along with the god comes Loki, in the form of the squirrels, who I expect will simpl...
    Mostly Cloudy 15°C / 59°F

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