Seed Swaps

Gardening Journals

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    24 Jun 2015
    A very old rose fills the tree. Does anyone know if this is Seagull or Rambling Rector?

    Under the Apple Tree garden

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    23 Jun 2015
    Queen of Sweden Comte de Chambord Comte de Chambord Evelyn Ferdinand Pritchard

    Everything's Coming Up Roses garden

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    24 Jun 2015
    Lilies, the Couriers have been standing tall among the deep purple blue of the Tradescantias, the buds growing fatter and fatter for what seems like months. Then in the middle of today the first opened and the suspence is over. There are more lili...

    Clematis 'Huldine' , Clematis Jackmanii superba Blooming, Winter garden , and Asiatic ...

    Overcast 24°C / 75°F
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    22 Jun 2015
    I’ve come to the end of the first bed at the other house. I have a little room at the end where I transplanted Pauline — oh roots and leaves, I clipped off almost all of Clematis Pauline, chunked her up, and transplanted her. I hope ...

    Iris ensata, Flashing Koi , Clematis macropetala Pauline Transplanted, saxifrage Bloomi...

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    27 Jun 2015
    Watering this morning after I had been to the Farmers’ Market early. The orchard fruit growers are having a difficult time, everything is coming early and the fruit gets soft in the heat, watering is no help. Also the packing sheds are too h...

    Aquiligia 'Crimson Star' , Ozark Sundrops , 4. House garden , 5. East garden , Asiatic ...

    Clear 16°C / 61°F
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    23 Jun 2015
    We survived the crazy tornado weather yesterday with no damage other than some downed tree limbs and a brief power outage. Midsummer updates: Both the “crazy” Daisy and regular shasta are blooming. Triplet lily is blooming as well. Mo...

    Triplet Lily Brodiaea Blooming, Dayliliy Ming Toy Blooming, Shasta Daisy Blooming, dais...

    Clear 24°C / 75°F
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    23 Jun 2015
    Marigold Bee Balm Shasta Daisy Crazy Daisy Cosmos I’m sure I will have more by the end of the week.

    Cosmos Double Click Blooming, Monarda Bee Balm Blooming, Marigold Burpee Best Blooming,...

    Clear 24°C / 75°F
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    22 Jun 2015
    Recently I bought a 24V cordless pole pruner, from Mantis, which has just arrived. Wisely or not (we shall see), I chose this model over the mains-powered equivalents because I want the flexibility to use it at the allotment as well as at home, an...

    Front garden

    Scattered Clouds 15°C / 59°F
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    23 Jun 2015
    I watered in the late evening. It was a pleasant temperature outside, probably helped by the humidity caused by rain storms over the western mountains during the day – none of the rain reached the valley bottom. Still no mozzies due to the d...

    Seasonal Container garden , Clematis 'Emilia Plater' Blooming, Leucanthemum x superbum ...

    Mostly Cloudy 22°C / 72°F