Milkweed? MILKWEED - Gardens of the WorldI bought a load of plants for the planters out on the deck, but it's snowing here today so they're all sheltering in my bathroom now.
We have one daffodil.
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I've made myself a compost container out of odd bits and pieces I had lying around.
It's quite large, cat for scale, but I have a steady supply of horse manure from the stables I ride at.
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It took 30 horses over a year to produce this......
Does anyone know what this plant is? They grow wild here, I was wondering if I should take a cutting and try to get them to grow in other places too.
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Our cherry blossom are out. We have 9 trees blossoming in the enclosure this year. Fujizakura grows like a weed around here, not even I can kill it.
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Pictures?I'd ask if I could have her castoff plants!! My Mom got all her irises from the city. The workers near her job (20 something years ago) were pulling out the bulbs from some beds and tossing them! She and a co-worker asked if they could have them and they said yes! Around the mailbox and both sides of her house used to be all irises. I have some from when she pulled a bunch a few years ago.
My aunt is constantly changing her yard up. It's probably 2/3 garden now. Her yard is very small; but man she has done a lot with it. Even the veggie garden is hidden behind a flower garden. I kept texting her last year when I was working out the shade garden in the back.
When do you get the sun? That's really important. Sounds like you mostly get it early in the morning. If you get at least half a day's direct sun, morning glories, etc., should do okay. The huge trouble with morning sun is that it's often obscured by morning mist, and isn't as strong as afternoon sun.I thought I'd be much further along by now, but we had our last snow on April 12th so I'm only just ready to buy spring plants and flowers.
I have my new compost heap set up, the first of the daffodils are opening and the cherry blossoms are in bloom too.
Quick question; What would be a good vine or climbing plant for a place that only gets a few hours of direct sunlight? I have to keep a trellis and net up at one end of the deck so that the cats don't jump from the deck rail onto the enclosure fence and run off. I've tried Morning Glories and Bitter Gourds (Goya) there in previous years. Even though the plants grew to about 2 meters in height I didn't get any flowers or gourds. Would something like runner beans do better?
I want something that will grow to about 2 meters, provide a bit of shade, but not so heavy it pulls the trellis down.
The house and deck face north, so we get sun all day. Trouble is we live in the middle of a forest so there are always patches of shade because of the trees. Not just trees in our yard either, there are thick woods all around and as it's a national park we can't cut down any trees without permission.When do you get the sun? That's really important. Sounds like you mostly get it early in the morning. If you get at least half a day's direct sun, morning glories, etc., should do okay.
No, but I do tell myself the only reason I don't have a pony is because these darned cats eat so much. But sometimes when I'm out on a walk I make clippity-cloppity noises in my head and pretend I've got a pony anyway.Does anyone else kid themselves into thinking the only reason they don't own llamas is because rhododendrons are so poisonous?
We had horses when I was a child. They were always jumping fences, getting lost or requiring expensive shots or foot treatments so the fun of riding was pretty much lost in the work and cost of keeping them.No, but I do tell myself the only reason I don't have a pony is because these darned cats eat so much. But sometimes when I'm out on a walk I make clippity-cloppity noises in my head and pretend I've got a pony anyway.
My Grandpa would tell you to get potassium. That stimulates blooms. Nitrogen for foliage, phosphorous for the roots, and potassium for blooms. Usually I just use Miracle Grow's All Purpose plant food with good results; but last year I wasn't getting blooms like usual so I got their flower food for my potted things. Things went much better after that.I tried Morning Glories two years back. They grew to over 2 meters tall, really healthy looking plans bu not a single flower on them.
Oh, I can imagine! I volunteered as a stable girl between the ages of 12 and 18, they are a lot of work. I'm lucky enough to be able to ride regularly, even though I don't have my own horse.They were always jumping fences, getting lost or requiring expensive shots or foot treatments so the fun of riding was pretty much lost in the work and cost of keeping them.
I just googled that. Banana skins in the compost seems like a good way to go.potassium for blooms
The garden centres around here, just opened last week. And mostly all they have so far are bags of soil, mulch, etc.I'm kind of envious of those of you who have plants in the ground already. Here, it has been so cold and wet as to make it an exercise in futility to do so. Besides that, none of the local nurseries are open for the season yet. Dang!
I feel you! It's been a wet and windy spring. We even had about 5 minutes of snow yesterday! But it is warm enough for cold-hardy greens like kale, chard, arugula in Toronto. I would have loved to put some in the ground already, but I'm building new garden beds this weekend, so it didn't make sense to start anything. My new beds will have 4 feet high cages on them, because our squirrel and raccoon population decimate anything edible. All of my other veggie seedlings are still happily hanging out inside with their heat mat and grow light. Still, I'm so jealous of the year-round gardeners.The garden centres around here, just opened last week. And mostly all they have so far are bags of soil, mulch, etc.
We've had a lot of rain, but also wind, which must have dried the ground, because my soil is mostly workable now. But definitely not warm enough to plant seeds, or even new "right from the nursery" plants. I am dividing and moving some perennials that survived the winter.