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Gardening Journals

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    16 May 2015
    There are some new glades near home, recently cleared up from bushes and young trees, and they are full of little wild flowers. 1) wild pansy 2) wild pansy and common bugle 3) red campion 4) forget-me-not and speedwell 5) wild orchid

    coralroot bittercress (cardamine bulbifera) Blooming, aquilegia Blooming, pale flowere...

    Rain 11°C / 52°F
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    15 May 2015
    the last tulips and the first iris 1) tulip clusiana lady jane 2) tulip shirley 3) iris bedtime story 4) perwinkle

    perwinkle Blooming, iris barbata bedtime story Blooming, tulip shirley Blooming, and tu...

    Rain 11°C / 52°F
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    16 May 2015
    Clematis vitalba (Old man’s beard) is an invasive weed, here is almost everywhere. You can boil the young sprouts and use them to make a risotto or frittata. It’s a traditional dish from Marche (a region in the center of Italy). Fri...

    Rain 11°C / 52°F
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    15 May 2015
    Planted a Native TX Rudbeckia, from swap with Rocketshipgirl of Conroe, in the No Dig Permaculture garden near the Cenizo. Removed its flowers b4 planting so it can focus on growing roots into its new home. Put the flowers in a vase with some othe...

    Backyard No-Dig Permaculture garden , Kitchen garden , radishes mixed- Under Attack Fle...

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    16 May 2015
    This year’s weather is giving the word “spring” a whole new meaning, because it keeps springing from the 80s to the 40s. No gentle rise or fall. Precipitous plunges— on Wednesday I wore a winter coat. Today I’m in sho...

    Eggplant- Long Purple Hardening Off, Eggplant- Black Champion Hardening Off, Eggplant- ...

    Overcast 21°C / 70°F
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    17 May 2015
    Still a bit too cold round here to put out my plants from the Garden Room for the summer, but I have started preparing them and today put together two pots of pelargoniums ready to harden off. These both contain plants that I have over-wintered i...

    Terrace garden , Zonal geranium Transplanted, and Geranium Transplanted

    Scattered Clouds 11°C / 52°F
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    17 May 2015
    I went for a hike in the woods and came upon this creature. Anyone know what it is? Found in joliet, IL. Zone 5.

    Mostly Cloudy 28°C / 82°F
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    17 May 2015
    I didn’t get out into the garden until late afternoon after going to buy Zucchini and Eggplant seeds and some nylon string to tie up the trellises. Unfortunately there was a choice of neon pink, neon orange or white – I guess neon gree...

    Ladies Bed Straw Blooming, Siberian Bugloss 'Jack Frost' Blooming, Seasonal Container g...

    Mostly Cloudy 21°C / 70°F
  • Photo-upload-425294?1426443305
    16 May 2015
    Well, after a full season with the Aerogarden, I thought I’d share my opinions on it. I used the “Gourmet Herbs” starter kit, which includes Dill, Mint, Genovese Basil, Thai Basil, Chive, Curley Parsley and Cilantro (Coriander). ...

    Aerogarden 7 garden

    Partly Cloudy 15°C / 59°F