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Old 10-04-2011, 10:42 AM
 
Location: Silver Springs, FL
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Just went out to the garden to turn on the sprinklers, looked up and saw 2 fledgling bald eagles play-fighting each other directly overhead.
How cool is that?
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Old 10-04-2011, 11:03 AM
 
Location: Land of Free Johnson-Weld-2016
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I saw Mr rabbit and threw two of my leather sandals that mouldered in the wet air outside on the porch at it. It hopped away a little and probably laughed at me. Little...bugger. So, I went out and sprayed my lettuces and cabbage with deer/rabbit repellent.

I also sprayed what's left of the pink lemonade blueberries and Carolina phlox. It looks like something ate some of the red lettuces. Thank goodness seeds are so cheap. Hopefully I can manage to get one head. sniff.
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Old 10-05-2011, 05:24 PM
 
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I saw a Monarch Butterfly on the butterfly bush so I went up to see if it had been tagged or not. It wasn't. But on a branch below it I saw a praying mantis giving it and me the eye. The Monarch flew away luckily.
Then I thought our male Holly tree had changed its sex. Up in the upper branches were red and green berries. Looking closer I saw they were some kind of berry on a vine that had worked its way up the inside branches.
The last of the green peppers are still in the garden but the tomatoes are long gone. They're going in spaghetti sauce and on a home made pizza.
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Old 10-05-2011, 05:57 PM
 
Location: Land of Free Johnson-Weld-2016
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I planted some of the plants for the new deck bed today. Woot. I put the rhodie in the ground and the dwarf arborvitae and one of the passel of mums I got for $2. I'm also re-planted the dixie wood fern the grey squirrel unearthed again. I put cedar mulch around it, so let's see if that puts him off.
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Old 10-06-2011, 12:22 PM
 
Location: Southern California
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I did not split my black bamboos last spring--and wondering if I should split them this fall.

They are all in large pots, 5 in total now.
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Old 10-06-2011, 12:30 PM
 
Location: Silver Springs, FL
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Ugh, I've been pulling weeds today.
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Old 10-06-2011, 02:23 PM
 
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Its now cool enough here in Houston to do some outside work again. We are finally finishing up on the landscaping of the front beds. Today we got 2 Banana Shrubs, 3 Frostproof Gardenias and 2 Firecracker Plants into the ground. Also got our landscape fabric down and 5 yards of mulch spread. Its been a long day but a productive one! Pictures will be coming tomorrow
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Old 10-06-2011, 03:23 PM
 
Location: Land of Free Johnson-Weld-2016
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Its now cool enough here in Houston to do some outside work again. We are finally finishing up on the landscaping of the front beds. Today we got 2 Banana Shrubs, 3 Frostproof Gardenias and 2 Firecracker Plants into the ground. Also got our landscape fabric down and 5 yards of mulch spread. Its been a long day but a productive one! Pictures will be coming tomorrow
WOW!! oO
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Old 10-07-2011, 12:15 PM
 
Location: Charlotte, NC dreaming of other places
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Been picking up a few red tomatoes of what's left on my plants. Picked up couple peppers and an eggplant today. My plants are done, I just can't get myself you pull them while they still have veggies on them. Been cleaning around but next weekend is going to be a busy one, plan to pull out everything if it doesn't rain. Sounds like everyone is having fun out there and enjoying the warm days of October.
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Old 10-07-2011, 12:34 PM
 
Location: Silver Springs, FL
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More weed pulling today, where do they come from so fast??????
The Marzano tomatoes are showing the very beginning of flowering, the rest should be too very soon.
Almost forgot, DH bought me thornless blackberries over the weekend, Natchez, to be exact, still trying to decide where to put them so they are safe from any rogue goat attacks.
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