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2022-05-24 10:38:16 AM  
thinned out some of the lettuces and had a nice salad the other day. The garden is rocking and rolling.

planted some additional scallions between the rows of radishes after reading that tip somewhere.

first broccoli rabes are about to get harvested.

trying to decide what to do about planting some pole beans.

learning a lot about managing my space this year. happy mistakes. so far the lil bites tomatoes seem to like the hanging baskets. will get interesting once they get heavier
 
2022-05-24 10:40:39 AM  
Summer squash and tomato patch...We have given away lots to our neighbors and frozen about 10 quarts of squash.  We planted everything in early march and started harvesting mid April.  We have had to water almost every day because mother nature was taking a break.
This does not include our green beans and cucumbers, both of which are booming now.  I think we are up to 10 quarts of beans in the freezer and about 40 or so cukes.

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2022-05-24 10:42:34 AM  
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just going over now.
10 days/2 wks philadelphus and day lilies will be out.

and we've continued with proper sunny days, interspersed with proper rainy days, so everything's growing like blazes.

it's just been thundering so the light's quite intense.  the lawn thinks it's xmas though

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2022-05-24 10:43:14 AM  

Wendigogo: Oh! I've lived in this farking house for 8 years now? And just discovered we have some rando rose bush on the side of the house. It's starting to get blooms on it. I just have no idea why this was put here. It's in between houses and we don't bother with the shared patch of land.

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I have one of those in a bad spot and it keeps snagging my dog's fur, so this year I decided it must die.
To save the labor of digging it out, I cut the stems short and drilled holes in them and then mainlined them with an injection of Roundup.
Wish me (and my dog) luck.
 
2022-05-24 10:53:05 AM  
I am seeing the first cucumber seedlings emerge but nothing from the beans yet. Everything else is greening up and leafing out. I have a lot of buds on my honeysuckle and clematis so It should be quite the show in about 2 weeks.

Silly me bought a hibiscus late last summer. I covered it well over winter and did not cut it down, as recommended. Nothing but a dead stick this spring so I bought a new one. The day before it was delivered, I saw the first green shoots at the base of the first one. Patience is not my strongest suit and that is not good when gardening. I gave the second hibiscus to a friend who had a good empty spot for it.

I have a large planter next to my garage with a clematis. This is a pruning class 3 so it gets cut down every fall, which is perfect so I can put the container in the unheated garage over winter. This is its second year and it is growing like crazy with tons of buds. I decided I wanted perennials instead of annuals in the rest of the space so I planted Shasta daisies a couple of weeks ago. First bloom of the summer!

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2022-05-24 10:53:28 AM  
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2022-05-24 11:10:53 AM  

Netrngr: whatshisname: The garden is finally hitting it's stride. So are the rabbits, which chewed my purple sprouting broccoli down to the ground and ate all my pea shoots. Bastards. I've fenced off the stuff they like but I think I'll need a fence all around the garden.
The perennials are coming on strong, too. The daffodils are done, there's a few tulips left and now the casmassias and alliums are blooming.
There's a buzz in the garden and the magic is starting to happen.

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Wow! THAT is a garden. I like the raised beds. I may have to see about creating some mole proof ones if I decide to try again.


I stapled 1/2" hardware cloth to the bottom of my beds.  So far so good.
 
2022-05-24 11:17:01 AM  
Amaryllis has made its 18th annual appearance this week.
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And here are some pretty salvias. The pale lavender one is white sage, the darker blue one behind it is Cleveland sage, and the pink one is hummingbird sage.
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Salvias live and live when everything else dies and dies.
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2022-05-24 11:21:59 AM  
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Inside garden stuff.  Got some cat grass growing nicely after a week and just planted a second pot.

Soaked some asiatic lilies and put them in our new flower bed area.  Lettuce is coming up under the grow lights.  Got cucumbers, beans, carrots, romaine, squash, and tomatoes started as well.  Hoping for a good year!
 
2022-05-24 11:26:58 AM  

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Inside garden stuff.  Got some cat grass growing nicely after a week and just planted a second pot.

Soaked some asiatic lilies and put them in our new flower bed area.  Lettuce is coming up under the grow lights.  Got cucumbers, beans, carrots, romaine, squash, and tomatoes started as well.  Hoping for a good year!


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This was probably a week ago, we have 8 tomato plants in bags that are now probably twice as big.

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Cones of Dunshire over the cukes and beans.  Just took those off a day ago as they are growing nicely.  Of course as soon as I did the asshole squirrels nibbled on some, but otherwise they are doing good.
 
2022-05-24 11:32:49 AM  
My garden is in place!
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2022-05-24 12:24:18 PM  
Wow.  I see from the thread that everyone's gardens look better than mine.  I have many excuses, which I will not belabor.  I have a million or so starts to get out still.
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It's high asparagus season.  Mrs. knobmaker loves it; me not so much.  But I imagine it's good for you.

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The garlic looks pretty good so at least we won't be garlic-less this year.

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As you can see, the wilderness is reclaiming much of my garden.  But it's a nice day today in the North Country, so maybe I can at least get some tomatoes out.
 
2022-05-24 12:40:46 PM  
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me and the help got a little dirty putting in some flowers.

Low maintenance stuff here
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the hoops used to be a trampoline until a storm in March.  Now they'll be lattice for the morning glories.
 
2022-05-24 12:44:50 PM  

whatshisname: The garden is finally hitting it's stride. So are the rabbits, which chewed my purple sprouting broccoli down to the ground and ate all my pea shoots. Bastards. I've fenced off the stuff they like but I think I'll need a fence all around the garden.
The perennials are coming on strong, too. The daffodils are done, there's a few tulips left and now the casmassias and alliums are blooming.
There's a buzz in the garden and the magic is starting to happen.

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Carpenter bee?
 
2022-05-24 12:51:00 PM  
Hi all,

I don't normally (ever) post here, but I have some new plants in my yard I can't identify with certainty. Wondering if any of you fine folk know what they are.

First is this woody shrub with these huge leaves (like a foot long):

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The other is a vine which started blooming these lovely and nice smelling flowers:
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Google keeps trying to tell me it's wisteria, but I don't think that's right. But what do I know?

Any help is much appreciated.

And in case it matters, I live in the mid-Atlantic region.
 
2022-05-24 12:58:09 PM  

nmrsnr: Hi all,

I don't normally (ever) post here, but I have some new plants in my yard I can't identify with certainty. Wondering if any of you fine folk know what they are.

First is this woody shrub with these huge leaves (like a foot long):

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The other is a vine which started blooming these lovely and nice smelling flowers:
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Google keeps trying to tell me it's wisteria, but I don't think that's right. But what do I know?

Any help is much appreciated.

And in case it matters, I live in the mid-Atlantic region.


is the top one a fig?
or looks a little bit like a walnut tree.

i r no expert tho
 
2022-05-24 1:08:03 PM  

nmrsnr: Hi all,

I don't normally (ever) post here, but I have some new plants in my yard I can't identify with certainty. Wondering if any of you fine folk know what they are.

First is this woody shrub with these huge leaves (like a foot long):

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The other is a vine which started blooming these lovely and nice smelling flowers:
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Google keeps trying to tell me it's wisteria, but I don't think that's right. But what do I know?

Any help is much appreciated.

And in case it matters, I live in the mid-Atlantic region.


The bottom one looks like a Sweet Pea.
 
2022-05-24 1:17:06 PM  
"...Google keeps trying to tell me it's wisteria, but I don't think that's right. But what do I know?
Any help is much appreciated.
And in case it matters, I live in the mid-Atlantic region."

Top leaf may be fatsia japonica, The bottom leaf looks dead on for wisteria, but the flowers, which are pea shaped, are usually in long racemes.
 
2022-05-24 1:39:50 PM  

catmandu: nmrsnr: Hi all,

I don't normally (ever) post here, but I have some new plants in my yard I can't identify with certainty. Wondering if any of you fine folk know what they are.

First is this woody shrub with these huge leaves (like a foot long):

[Fark user image 640x853]

The other is a vine which started blooming these lovely and nice smelling flowers:
[Fark user image 470x467]

Google keeps trying to tell me it's wisteria, but I don't think that's right. But what do I know?

Any help is much appreciated.

And in case it matters, I live in the mid-Atlantic region.

The bottom one looks like a Sweet Pea.


Lynx Nocturna: "...Google keeps trying to tell me it's wisteria, but I don't think that's right. But what do I know?
Any help is much appreciated.
And in case it matters, I live in the mid-Atlantic region."

Top leaf may be fatsia japonica, The bottom leaf looks dead on for wisteria, but the flowers, which are pea shaped, are usually in long racemes.


Yeah, so after some more specific googling, I found this picture of "amethyst falls wisteria" from the Cincinnati Zoo which seems pretty definitively what I have:

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Other wisteria pictures show much larger flower chains, which is why I wasn't convinced, but this definitely looks right.

Thanks for the help.
 
2022-05-24 2:15:44 PM  

nmrsnr: catmandu: nmrsnr: Hi all,

I don't normally (ever) post here, but I have some new plants in my yard I can't identify with certainty. Wondering if any of you fine folk know what they are.

First is this woody shrub with these huge leaves (like a foot long):

[Fark user image 640x853]

The other is a vine which started blooming these lovely and nice smelling flowers:
[Fark user image 470x467]

Google keeps trying to tell me it's wisteria, but I don't think that's right. But what do I know?

Any help is much appreciated.

And in case it matters, I live in the mid-Atlantic region.

The bottom one looks like a Sweet Pea.

Lynx Nocturna: "...Google keeps trying to tell me it's wisteria, but I don't think that's right. But what do I know?
Any help is much appreciated.
And in case it matters, I live in the mid-Atlantic region."

Top leaf may be fatsia japonica, The bottom leaf looks dead on for wisteria, but the flowers, which are pea shaped, are usually in long racemes.

Yeah, so after some more specific googling, I found this picture of "amethyst falls wisteria" from the Cincinnati Zoo which seems pretty definitively what I have:

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Other wisteria pictures show much larger flower chains, which is why I wasn't convinced, but this definitely looks right.

Thanks for the help.


Yay! It is very pretty. Enjoy
 
2022-05-24 3:42:18 PM  
Allergies and heat are keeping me inside, but fortunately the garden is in good shape, so all I need to do is water it and enjoy looking at it from the air conditioned living room.
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2022-05-24 3:52:59 PM  
Replacements for the stuff finishing in the next few weeks (front to back):
- climbing french beans
- radishes
- kale, pak choi, swiss chard
- basil, coriander, spinach

Soon to be harvesting are:
- broad beans
- strawberries
- new potatoes
- spring onions
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2022-05-24 7:00:08 PM  
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sojourner: Replacements for the stuff finishing in the next few weeks (front to back):
- climbing french beans
- radishes
- kale, pak choi, swiss chard
- basil, coriander, spinach

Soon to be harvesting are:
- broad beans
- strawberries
- new potatoes
- spring onions
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I love to garden but I have a front and back yard full of trees which I also love. I tried tomatoes last year but they had too little sun in the most sunny part of my yard. Yesterday I pulled about a hundred poison ivy plants and in a few days I am going after the privets which don't flower because lack of sun. When they do flower elsewhere they stink to highest heaven. I hate those flipen farks and I am allergic to them. I have some good news also though, my wife says that she spotted a 6 foot rat snake in the back yard (she is deathly afraid of them) but I think they are ideal for the many chipmunks digging under the foundation and front sidewalk.I hate English ivy but damn it to heck, with a back yard and front yard full of it, who am I to spend my time killing it all? I tried to a few years ago but it killed the rental lawnmower and also my lawnmower in a futile attempt. That is my gardening news, here from the south. Also I am so jealous of you guys that have so much sun. Go out and dance nekid in it to celebrate
 
2022-05-25 8:39:40 AM  
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not the best picture, but that's a bumblebee in there!  in my garden.
doing my bit for biodiversity.
 
2022-05-25 12:41:23 PM  
That's an American native wisteria, with the short flowers. Chinese wisteria has longer racemes, looks pretty, and is wildly invasive. There are streets in my town where it makes a gorgeous canyon, 70 feet high, of blooms. I also rip it out of my yard annually, where it is coming from the neighbor's trees.
 
2022-05-25 5:46:31 PM  

nmrsnr: Hi all,

I don't normally (ever) post here, but I have some new plants in my yard I can't identify with certainty. Wondering if any of you fine folk know what they are.

First is this woody shrub with these huge leaves (like a foot long):

[Fark user image image 640x853]

The other is a vine which started blooming these lovely and nice smelling flowers:
[Fark user image image 470x467]

Google keeps trying to tell me it's wisteria, but I don't think that's right. But what do I know?

Any help is much appreciated.

And in case it matters, I live in the mid-Atlantic region.


I think the top one is a healthy oak leaf hydrangea.
 
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