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Old 05-16-2008, 05:03 PM
 
Location: State of Being
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It's Friday! That means many of us here in the piedmont will be out in our yards and gardens. So how about grabbing some pictures to show us what is growing in your garden!!!

Doesn't matter whether it is a bush or a flower . . . just show us what is going on in your part of the Charlotte metro region.

Now don't be shy!!! Let's see what you have around your house (or neighborhood)

These are my first yellow roses of the season.


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Old 05-16-2008, 05:54 PM
Status: "North of Palm Trees, South of High Taxes" (set 4 days ago)
 
Location: Noth Caccalacca
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It's Friday! That means many of us here in the piedmont will be out in our yards and gardens. So how about grabbing some pictures to show us what is growing in your garden!!!

Doesn't matter whether it is a bush or a flower . . . just show us what is going on in your part of the Charlotte metro region.

Now don't be shy!!! Let's see what you have around your house (or neighborhood)

These are my first yellow roses of the season.

ani - I'm am so jealous of your beautiful roses! They are botanical masterpieces! Between painting and entertaining my sis and BIL, I'm so far behind in my gardening from where I was last year. I haven't even planted my seeds yet and I have to return to NJ on Sunday for the closing on my old house. I weeded all the areas around the house and as soon as I return, I will garden with a "vengence"! I'll have my "Super Zinnias" blooming by the end of June.
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Old 05-16-2008, 08:22 PM
 
Location: State of Being
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ani - I'm am so jealous of your beautiful roses! They are botanical masterpieces! Between painting and entertaining my sis and BIL, I'm so far behind in my gardening from where I was last year. I haven't even planted my seeds yet and I have to return to NJ on Sunday for the closing on my old house. I weeded all the areas around the house and as soon as I return, I will garden with a "vengence"! I'll have my "Super Zinnias" blooming by the end of June.
I cannot believe you have not been to garden! I know how you have looked forward to it this year!!! But I do know how it is when one has guests.

I am glad you are getting the house closed . . . even tho that will be a little trip "up North," LOL. Now don't you go back home and get all nostalgic on us!!!! But I think we have made a Southerner outta you now, so no fear of losing you at this point . . . Have a good trip, Em.
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Old 05-16-2008, 09:12 PM
 
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Default Well we did a lot of work on ours this weekend...

but still waiting for sod from the builder!!! ha!

Anyways, does anyone know how to install or what type of hooks I need to buy in order to install flower boxes in my vinyl siding? I prefer not to drill but if we have to I guess we will!
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Old 05-17-2008, 07:39 AM
 
Location: State of Being
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but still waiting for sod from the builder!!! ha!

Anyways, does anyone know how to install or what type of hooks I need to buy in order to install flower boxes in my vinyl siding? I prefer not to drill but if we have to I guess we will!
I would check w/ Home Depot or Lowe's. Their guys are very helpful. Or you might post a new thread asking that question.

Mj - get your camera and post some pix!!!!
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Old 05-17-2008, 10:35 AM
 
Location: Waxhaw, NC
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I love to garden. Is it easy to grow vegetables in ones yard? I am moving to Union County in July. May be too late this year but I love to grow tomatoes, cucumbers, zucchini, peppers, etc. Not used to the clay. Do you have to put topsoil over it first?
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Old 05-17-2008, 01:06 PM
 
Location: Way up high
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Very pretty Ani-IF I ever get this house situation done, I'd take a trip to a Garden center and try my green thumb out. I can tell you that I wasn't very successful in the past though
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Old 05-17-2008, 02:02 PM
 
Location: The place where the road & the sky collide
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I love to garden. Is it easy to grow vegetables in ones yard? I am moving to Union County in July. May be too late this year but I love to grow tomatoes, cucumbers, zucchini, peppers, etc. Not used to the clay. Do you have to put topsoil over it first?
I've been gardening in clay & marl for years. I double-dug garden beds on my present property. It took 5 years, digging in the spring & fall. Don't even think of attempting to dig in July (unless you're fond of using a jack hammer)

Here's some information that might help

Improving Clay Soils - Fine Gardening Article

Clay Soil Gardening

I've grown tomatoes in clay, after the double digging and adding compost, & had them go over the top of a 5 foot tall fence & go down to the ground on the other side.
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Old 05-17-2008, 02:08 PM
 
Location: The place where the road & the sky collide
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It's Friday! That means many of us here in the piedmont will be out in our yards and gardens. So how about grabbing some pictures to show us what is growing in your garden!!!

Doesn't matter whether it is a bush or a flower . . . just show us what is going on in your part of the Charlotte metro region.

Now don't be shy!!! Let's see what you have around your house (or neighborhood)

These are my first yellow roses of the season.

Beautiful roses, Ani
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Old 05-17-2008, 03:20 PM
 
Location: Between Belmont & Cramerton, North Carolina
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Pics from 2 weeks ago...

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