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Old 06-04-2011, 08:54 AM
 
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Thanks to the HOT HOT HOT weather here, my garden has "exploded" growth. You can almost watch them grow in real time. Zuccinis and cucumbers are fighting for sun space and the sugar snap peas are just happily climbing trellis giving up lots of sweet peas.
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Old 06-04-2011, 11:58 AM
 
Location: Bella Vista, Ark
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Thanks to the HOT HOT HOT weather here, my garden has "exploded" growth. You can almost watch them grow in real time. Zuccinis and cucumbers are fighting for sun space and the sugar snap peas are just happily climbing trellis giving up lots of sweet peas.
same thing here. I think most of our plants have doubled in size in the past 5 or 6 days and we are seeing lots of blossoms.

Nita
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Old 06-04-2011, 09:50 PM
 
Location: Charlotte, NC dreaming of other places
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I just heard on Making It Grow, a local PBS show here in SC that if you want to attract pollinators, plant boneset.
Thank you Mary Ann, I have one bee that keeps coming every other day. I will check on the boneset.
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Old 06-06-2011, 07:36 AM
 
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Default A little humor...

You Know You're Addicted to Gardening When...


Your neighbors recognize you in your pajamas, rubber clogs and a cup of coffee.

You grab other people's banana peels, coffee grinds,apple cores, etc. for your compost pile.

You have to wash your hair to get your fingernails clean.

All your neighbors come and ask you questions.

You know the temperature of your compost every day.

You buy a bigger truck so that you can haul more mulch.

You enjoy crushing Japanese beetles because you like the sound that it makes.

Your boss makes "taking care of the office plants" an official part of your job description.

Everything you touch turns to "fertilizer".

Your non-gardening spouse becomes conversant in botanical names

You find yourself feeling leaves, flowers and trunks of trees wherever you go, even at funerals

You dumpster-dive for discarded bulbs after commercial landscapers remove them to plant annuals.

You plan vacation trips around the locations of botanical gardens, arboreta, historic gardens, etc.

You sneak home a 7 foot Japanese Maple and wonder if your spouse will notice.

When considering your budget, plants are more important than groceries

You always carry a shovel, bottled water and a plastic bag in your trunk as emergency tools.

You appreciate your Master Gardener badge more than your jewelry

You talk "dirt" at baseball practice.

You spend more time chopping your kitchen greens for the compost pile than for cooking.

You like the smell of horse manure better than Estee Lauder.

You rejoice in rain...even after 10 straight days of it.

You have pride in how bad your hands look.

You have a decorative compost container on your kitchen counter.

You can give away plants easily, but compost is another thing.

Soil test results actually mean something.

You understand what IPM means and are happy about it

You'd rather go to a nursery to shop than a clothes store.

You know that Sevin is not a number

You take every single person who enters your house on a "garden tour"

You look at your child's sandbox and see a raised bed.

You ask for tools for Christmas, Mother/Father's day, your Birthday and any other occasion you can think of.

You can't bear to thin seedlings and throw them away.

You scold total strangers who don't take care of their potted plants.

You know how many bags of fertilizer/potting soil,/mulch your car will hold.

You drive around the neighborhood hoping to score extra bags of leaves for your compost pile

Your preferred reading matter is seed catalogs

And last but not least:
You know that the four seasons are:
Planning the Garden,
Preparing the Garden,
Gardening,
~and~
Preparing and Planning for the next Garden

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Old 06-06-2011, 07:40 AM
 
Location: Bella Vista, Ark
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Thanks Lialleycat!
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Old 06-06-2011, 09:20 AM
 
Location: Charlotte, NC dreaming of other places
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Thank you Cat, this is inspiring, I am still working on my gardening skills and hope one day I will achieve the status of " Gardner "
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Old 06-06-2011, 10:22 AM
 
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Thanks lialleycat,

That was a fun read.
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Old 06-06-2011, 01:18 PM
 
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You're welcome. Made me LOL so I thought others would appreciate it.
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Old 06-14-2011, 09:14 AM
 
Location: Perry South, Pittsburgh, PA
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lialleycat, that was a funny read! I definitely checked off about half the list and am working pretty fast toward the other half... What fun!

I really cracked up at the mention of Estee Lauder. I work at a department store, in the cosmetics area! I like the smells there, but there's something special about manure compost...
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Old 06-15-2011, 08:25 AM
 
Location: Bella Vista, Ark
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on my garden, my poor garden, we had a horrible storm last night and all my plants are smashed to the ground even the tomatoes. I think they will come back and thank God it only lasted about 15 minutes, but we were without electricity for about 12 hours.

Nita
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