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Discussion in 'The Cat Lounge' started by Norachan, Mar 27, 2019.

  1. posiepurrs

    posiepurrs TCS Member Top Cat

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    Bearded iris is my least favorite of the iris family. I love Siberian’s and Japanese( my Japanese died though, I think)☹️.
     
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  2. MoochNNoodles

    MoochNNoodles TCS Member Veteran

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    I LOVE the peach iris @posiepurrs!! :loveeyes:

    Someone near my church has a nice mass of irises in a canary yellow. Or maybe a tad darker than that. But wow. :hearthrob:
     
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  3. verna davies

    verna davies TCS Member Staff Member Forum Helper

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    I'm usually pretty good at identifying plants but this one has me stumped. Anyone recognise it?
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  4. bbdoll22

    bbdoll22 TCS Member Top Cat

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  5. foxxycat

    foxxycat TCS Member Top Cat

    @verna davies davies Beautiful. I don't know what it is-but love the colors.
     
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  6. verna davies

    verna davies TCS Member Staff Member Forum Helper

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    Thank you. Mystery solved.
     
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  7. doomsdave

    doomsdave TCS Member Top Cat

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    That's a Cissus, aka "Rock Rose." Those are so pretty, but I wish they bloomed longer.

    We have them here in Cali, and a surprising number of plants happy here grow in the UK, too.
     

  8. doomsdave

    doomsdave TCS Member Top Cat

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    If the dahlia grows, it will take over the pot from the tuberous rooted begonia, though not completely. I'd still keep them apart. The begonia has a different resting season than the dahlias do, if memory serves.
     

  9. foxxycat

    foxxycat TCS Member Top Cat

    I ended up putting the begonia in a different pot. There wasn't enough room to put them together...So far the Dahlia is getting stronger but still have it leaning on the trovell.

    It was super windy yesterday so moved all teh plants onto the ground and used plywood to block the sides and keep wood chuck out..If I put any plants on the ground the little baloney will eat all my plants. He/she is living under the neighbors shed which is next to the long garden....
     
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  10. doomsdave

    doomsdave TCS Member Top Cat

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    Keep the dahlia happy, and you'll have dahlias out the orifices after a while. They'll multiply biblically if you let them. (I suspect you already know, but this is for others, too.)
     

  11. NY cat man

    NY cat man TCS Member Top Cat

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    We had to do some shopping today- one of our grandnieces has a birthday coming up- and on the way home stopped at a greenhouse and picked up 3 Dianthis for one of the beds by the house. It's amazing how fast the shelves empty once decent weather arrives- and sticks around.
     
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  12. foxxycat

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    Thats one reason why I bought these plug plants on Ebay. I was tired of all the greenhouses running out of unique colors by Mother's day. We just finally got warm weather last week. At least now I have some unique colors to plant.

    I need to dump all dirt out of planters and add new dirt then plant babies in there.

    Today the tomatoes got a full day of sun and they look fine. The petunias are still in the shade for the most part. Tomorrow is cloudy so dont have to shield anything. Everything is coming along. I've got 6 people who put in orders. Next week will sell to my neighbors and towns folks on our Facebook forum page for our town.

    I know I won't have any problems getting rid of them. The local greenhouse didn't do any annuals the past 4 years so there's many folks who go to next town over and spend 5.50 for one pot of wave petunias. If they get bigger this weekend I can try to get $2 for one. I just want to recoop money spent. Not looking to rip anyone off.
     
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  13. foxxycat

    foxxycat TCS Member Top Cat

    Actually I don't know anything about them. I didn't put new dirt in that pot either...i just dug a hole and plopped it in...so far looks happy. Probably wont be an issue...
     
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  14. NY cat man

    NY cat man TCS Member Top Cat

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    One thing I'm undecided over regarding my tomato plants is whether to cage them or not. They are still small enough that I still can if I want to, but I have also seen set-ups where 3 wooden staves about 7ft each are lashed together in a tripod to support the plants. Opinions?
     
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  15. doomsdave

    doomsdave TCS Member Top Cat

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    My two cents . . .

    Are your tomatoes determinate or indeterminate? Determinate means they hit a certain size, then don't get much larger plant-wise. Indeterminate means they grow and grow and grow and grow.

    Most of the early types tend to be determinate. "Big Boy" etc. are indeterminate.

    Cages for the determinate types, stakes, which can be replaced/suppelemented with bigger ones for the indeterminate ones.

    Not sure? Go with stakes.
     
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  16. NY cat man

    NY cat man TCS Member Top Cat

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    If I had to go by previous years, I would say indeterminate. The varieties are Sweet Million and Sweet 100, if that means anything.
     
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  17. foxxycat

    foxxycat TCS Member Top Cat

    Ive always used tomato cages...in fact I have to go dig mine out of the shed...or did I give them away?:doh:

    You can also use stakes and string. The ones I have here grow 4 feet min so will use stakes if I can't find the cages...off to look on craigslist for yard sales this weekend.. need more large pots too. Never have enough pots of flowers :bliss:
     
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  18. foxxycat

    foxxycat TCS Member Top Cat

    I will look up anemone-but quick glance says it's a bulb. I think I got it at a plant sale already established and plopped it in behind the butterfly bush in the newest garden-which needs the most work. Weird how it Blooms in May faithfully even if dought.

    Today I brought some of my plants to work to go to their new homes- the tomatoes are already growing their 3rd set of leaves. I had them in full sun yesterday and they did fine. Today is cloudy with showers tonight. I gave them a drink last night. The petunia blue need to be repotted. I will try to take care of that tonight after work otherwise it will be done this weekend.

    Still need to dump out the dirt from all the pots and put fresh dirt then plant the babies to grow up and be pretty flower box flowers...I just love May.
     
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  19. foxxycat

    foxxycat TCS Member Top Cat

    Those are cherry right? I think those grow 3 feet if I remember correctly but if you compost the heck out of them you could get them bigger...
    ok scratch that= found this site

    Plant Size of Supersweet 100 & Sungold Tomatoes

    says grow 8 to 12 feet!!!:eek: holy smokes thats a big plant!

    My buddy who bought the mountain hybrids, he often gets them 12 feet and taller. Ive seen pictures of his gardens. He's from Wisconsin so he's been farming all his life. I haven't tried to grow anything super tall but this year I want to try.:anticipation:
     
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  20. NY cat man

    NY cat man TCS Member Top Cat

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    One is a cherry, the other a grape, and yes, because of the clay soil here, I compost the snot out the growing beds. In fact, for the 8' by 9' bed, I used 5 wheelbarrow loads, along with 3 cu.ft. of perlite and 9 bags of garden soil, so in spite of all the rain we got, it didn't turn into a mud hole.
     
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