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  • Photo-upload-446393?1464098814
    24 May 2016
    Two years ago I bought this 6 inch twig that was supposed to be a rugosa rose from Aldi for $1.99. Didn’t have high hopes that it would do anything. Last year the thing got huge, but never flowered. This year happy to report that it is ev...

    Lisa's Joliet garden and Rose Rugosa in pink Blooming

    Clear 23°C / 73°F
  • Photo-upload-446522?1464292865
    26 May 2016
    … keeping me busy Harlow Carr and Scepter’d Isle are the first to bloom

    Everything's Coming Up Roses garden

    Sunny 20°C / 68°F
  • Photo-upload-446556?1464353290
    27 May 2016
    Pretty sure it was psychological. I’m taking the week off to stage my house— clean, clear, and declutter. In the winter I bring in a bunch of planters and pots, and last week I put them back out. Two of them are heavy ceramic planters ...

    Potted garden

    Mostly Cloudy 21°C / 70°F
  • Photo-upload-446352?1464053890
    24 May 2016
    I’ve got “Xan’s Krims” although full disclosure, they haven’t been credentialed, or whatever it is for backyard cultivars. But this is year 12 (13?) from the original Black Krim Urmutter, and they are utterly adapted ...

    Hello!Howard Seed Saving garden , Pepper- Tolli's Sweet Italian Planting Out, Tomato- ...

    Mostly Cloudy 24°C / 75°F
  • Photo-upload-446489?1464212188
    25 May 2016
    Before we moved, in the last few years, I collected some clematis seeds. After we moved, for a few months, I had this baggie of clematis seed floating around. A few weeks ago I mashed them into the dirt in a pot and left it sitting outside. Well...

  • Photo-upload-446566?1464384712
    27 May 2016
    After just over 9 weeks, slowed by poor weather, the gate and posts are completely painted and varnished. The hanging will happen tomorrow evening, weather permitting!

    Sunny 20°C / 68°F
  • 08 May 2016
    I bought a small potted fig tree about a few weeks ago, and it was doing well until I transplanted it. I bought a “selfwatering” pot, thinking it’d be handy as I’m usually away over the holidays and so it’s less likel...

    Indoors 20°C / 68°F
  • Photo-upload-446454?1464148418
    24 May 2016
    Such a lovely afternoon, mostly spent in the garden. The Eggplant Fairytale got planted in a big pot. The purple beans’, Trionfo Violetta, planter got moved from the patio to Shade garden against the fence. They are almost tall enough to sta...

    Lupin Gallery Yellow Blooming, Verbascum Blooming, Tradescantia Andersoniana 'J. G. We...

    Scattered Clouds 24°C / 75°F
  • Photo-upload-446308?1464026090
    23 May 2016
    I didn’t think I’d have anything to post today, and I didn’t even notice that Cameroons bloomed yesterday – a wimpy, faded flower, but still there. Today there was a flower next to the Little Print label. If you just guess...

    Hem. Little Print and Hem. Eenie Allegro