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Old 05-28-2015, 07:24 PM
 
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Where can we get some good rosemary in Stamford/Norwalk area?
Agway has some nice rosemary. Just bear in mind that it's not quite as "perennial" up here in New England as it is in the southern and southwestern states (and Asia and the Mediterranean, where it grows natively). It might come back next year, or it might not even make it through the end of the summer. It's normally a very hardy plant, in its own natural habitat, and can grow uncontrollably like a weed, in those parts of the world.
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Old 05-28-2015, 08:51 PM
 
Location: New Canaan, CT
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Is Agway just an agricultural Amway?
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Old 05-29-2015, 05:21 AM
 
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Agway has some nice rosemary. Just bear in mind that it's not quite as "perennial" up here in New England as it is in the southern and southwestern states (and Asia and the Mediterranean, where it grows natively). It might come back next year, or it might not even make it through the end of the summer. It's normally a very hardy plant, in its own natural habitat, and can grow uncontrollably like a weed, in those parts of the world.
Even while living in North Mississippi, there were plants (Elephant Ear) that could be killed by the cold and we successfully mulched and covered them until spring. Wonder if that would work with rosemary?
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Old 05-31-2015, 06:42 PM
 
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Any perennial flowers that are reliable?
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Old 06-01-2015, 06:33 AM
 
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Is Agway just an agricultural Amway?
Not really. It is kind of like a local True Value or Ace but they deal solely with landscaping and pet/animal supplies. One thing I love about them is some of their products are geared towards the actual climate/region the store is in. For instance they sell a CT grass seed mix that you won't find at a big box store, and there are different types of feed for horses, chickens, etc.

This rain has been great for the yard, everything is greening up again as the moisture soaks in. We had a good downpour yesterday in the early evening and it's been steady since which my plants have loved. A good deep watering will only help them, I need to get my trellis in so they can start to grow up more.
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Old 06-01-2015, 09:13 AM
 
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Any perennial flowers that are reliable?
Most perennials are "reliable." That's what makes them perennials

It really depends on your soil and how much sun your garden gets though. Just make sure to plant appropriately for your garden's conditions.

My herb garden is exclusively perennial, and all of the herbs in it grow flowers.
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Old 06-04-2015, 06:12 AM
 
Location: Near the Coast SWCT
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Update: June 4: Thanks to the one of record warm but dry May, everything got a head start.

All Tomato plants have blooms on them. Some are fruiting. Campari and Farmstand.



Exciting! Mmmm. Pickle time soon.




Onions. FYI... Cardboard works GREAT to hold weeds down. You can put mulch to make it look "pretty". I don't. Using it for the walkways is so convenient so you don't have to pull weeds near the pavers.



I like my herbs in pots. Easy to get to on the deck



A test? I added Straw to the 2 rows of Tomatoes on right. We'll see which rows do better or same



From Left to right. Fava Beans, Eggplants, Bell Peppers, Onions, potatoes. String Beans in back. Eggplants NEED HEAT NOW. They are so picky!!




Overall look at the 2 Beds

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Old 06-04-2015, 07:49 AM
 
Location: Connecticut
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Wow, very nice Cam. Jay
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Old 06-04-2015, 11:46 AM
 
Location: Near the Coast SWCT
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Wow, very nice Cam. Jay
Thanks! It keeps me sane and busy during the worst months of the year for me. Something to look forward to in time of SAD. LOL!

And here's my neighbors garden and custom shed. (yes, he's Italian too)



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Old 06-04-2015, 04:57 PM
 
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Absolutely beautiful! Both gardens! (well all three) It looks like you've got pickles on the vine!

My sweetie, born and raised in Milford, had an Italian neighbor who taught him a lot about gardening AND cooking! He's got some great stories about that family! They were very nice to him!
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