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  • flowerweaver 20 Jul 2014
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    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
  • flowerweaver 24 Jul 2014
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    Melons, coffee stories, and a strange sunset

    Yesterday we harvested two rare Punjabi melons called Kajari from my landrace project. It’s quite possibly crossed with the ‘Sweet Freckles’ melon, of which we harvested a third, and the ‘Prescott Fond Blanc’ which is still on the vine. They are filling the house wit...
    Mostly Cloudy 34°C / 93°F
  • Motherhen 21 Jul 2014
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    Poppies flowering

    Over the Fence garden
    From a swap with Elizabethspetals,
  • 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
  • HollyBee 21 Jul 2014
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    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
  • seeingreen 14 Jul 2014
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    July's Blooms

    Borage Blooming, Feverfew Blooming, Verbena 'Bonariensis' Blooming, Lily 'Landini' Blooming, Poppy, breadse...
    Everything flowering their socks off but still MB 2 is looking a bit tatty. Not had the time or inclination (too hot) to be titivating it each day. 1) A mixed bouquet mainly sweet peas with Verbena Bonariensis, Veronica & Achillea. 2) Sunflower ‘Ruby Eclipse’ – I think R...
    Mostly Cloudy 23°C / 73°F
  • rainymountain 22 Jul 2014
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    "There is a parcel with leaves sticking out for you."

    Sea Holly 'Blue Hobbit' Blooming, Asiatic lily 'Landini' Blooming, and LA Lily Brindisi Blooming
    This was the message on my answering machine when I got home last evening. I was waiting for some Epimediums to arrive. This morning I went down to the Post Office to collect my leafy parcel. After 7 days in the tender care of Canada Post, they looked in perfect condition thanks to their excelle...
    Cloudy 21°C / 70°F
  • tabb 20 Jul 2014
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    I got another treasure chest of plants this time from Jayme in FL

    This is what she sent: 2 mature but trimmed corms of crocosmia ‘Emily Mckenzie, Several roots of Siberian Iris & 2 roots of Bearded Iris, 2 bulbs of White Spider Lily, 1 large bulb of Giant Allium ’Globemaster’, Roots of day lily ‘Janice Brown’ Pink & ‘...
  • rainymountain 20 Jul 2014
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    Mainly Porch Garden

    Hemerocallis 'Ruby Stella' Blooming, Thalictrum 'Evening Star' Blooming, Asiatic lily Courier Blooming, 2. ...
    I planted the Meadow Rue, Thalictrum ‘Evening Star’, which has been blooming continuously in its pot on the porch. It went in Porch beside the Dwarf (so-called) Lavender behind the Arabis. Porch got a thorough watering, which hopefully will penetrate to some depth as the soil is very ...
    Overcast 23°C / 73°F

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