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ImageSharon
Mar 12, 2010 5:15 PM CST
Name: Sharon
Kentucky
We came from here:

http://cubits.org/bluegardens/thread/view/5872/

Join us as we talk about our favorite garden colors, our least favorite pests, what works and what doesn't in our Blue Gardens.

Don't forget to bring pictures when you join us!!

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ImageTrisha_S
Mar 12, 2010 5:26 PM CST
Name: Trisha
Washington State
You can do almost anything for 15 m
Nothing Blue yet, only Yellow

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It is never too late to be
What you might have been.
~George Eliot
ImageTrisha_S
Mar 12, 2010 5:30 PM CST
Name: Trisha
Washington State
You can do almost anything for 15 m
and Pink Smiling

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It is never too late to be
What you might have been.
~George Eliot
SunnyBorders
Mar 12, 2010 9:19 PM CST
Name: Charlie
Aurora, Ontario, Canada
Zone 5a
Lovely pictures above.

Of all the pests mentioned previously, by far the most destructive for me is voles.

They can mine out vast numbers of spring bulbs. The squirrels get just a few. Do get minor rabbit damage now, though maybe not minor for a few shrubs.

Particularly annoying with voles is that they really seem to like crocuses (that stay together in clumps, even forming sheets). They don't seem to make any dent on things like chionodoxa and puschkinia which seed all over the place.

Daffodils have grown on me (poisonous and spared).

Like others around here, voles got into the basement of our house (through the holes left by the metal rods used in laying concrete - our building code favours developpers, not home owners).

ImagePollyK
Mar 12, 2010 10:19 PM CST
Name: Polly Kinsman
Hannibal, NY

I plant daffodils just for that reason. Nothing seems to bother them here. And they certainly are cheery. Hyacinths aren't bothered here as much as tulips. The really attract the voles.
ImageElena
Mar 12, 2010 10:43 PM CST
Name: Elena
Middle Tennessee
My first daffodil blooms appeared today and so did some crocus blooms. Hoorah! I was and am thrilled. I just wanted to sit and look at them for ages. Nighty night everyone. Sharon, I hope you have a wonderful visit with your boys. Love you.
ImagePollyK
Mar 12, 2010 10:56 PM CST
Name: Polly Kinsman
Hannibal, NY

Yes, Sharon, have a great visit with your guys.
ImageSharon
Mar 12, 2010 11:35 PM CST
Name: Sharon
Kentucky
Thank you, I'm sure I will.

I just heard from my son and they are about an hour or less away, of course I just now finished getting their rooms ready for them....I am so slow.

Trisha, I love your blooms....just another week or so and I'll be catching up. This is an exciting time...spring, it's like everything is just now waking up, each one yelling..."Yoooohoooooo, look at me me me!!" I love spring. I especially love when the greens start on the trees. There's a certain color that should be called spring green, because it's not here at any other time. It isn't mint and it isn't lime, it's just a beautiful spring green. I can't wait to start seeing it.

I have bunches and clumps of daylilies, seems they have grown up overnight, and irises, Polly...oh my, our irises are just taking off, competing with the daylilies, seeing who can grow faster, who can get there first!

I do get a little carried away with spring.
Y'all have a good night, and I'll check in from time to time while my boys are here.

Oh and Polly, Ethan asked me to save some lilies for him to plant...I did. I just hope it doesn't rain.
ImageTrisha_S
Mar 12, 2010 11:46 PM CST
Name: Trisha
Washington State
You can do almost anything for 15 m
Sharon I know that green, it is popping out on all the willow trees right now and a color like no other!

Have fun with the boys and have a good night.
It is never too late to be
What you might have been.
~George Eliot
ImageSharon
Mar 12, 2010 11:51 PM CST
Name: Sharon
Kentucky
Thanks, Trisha...
you have a great weekend too.

Yes....that willow tree color, that's it!
Imagegemini_sage
Mar 13, 2010 6:25 AM CST
Name: Neal Linville
Winchester, KY
Trisha, what is that yellow blooming shrub? Its gorgeous! Looks like a Forsythia on steroids.
ImagePollyK
Mar 13, 2010 9:06 AM CST
Name: Polly Kinsman
Hannibal, NY

Sharon, I do hope the rain stays away so you and Ethan can plant the lilies. How special that will make them for you. You kids have fun, now.

PS, glad to hear your irises are doing well. Hurray!
SunnyBorders
Mar 13, 2010 9:13 AM CST
Name: Charlie
Aurora, Ontario, Canada
Zone 5a
Hi Sharon,

Have a great weekend. Please give our regards to the boys.
Tell them we really like their mother/grandmother!

Charlie
westraad
Mar 13, 2010 12:10 PM CST
Hmmm, i have a very stupid question, but then again i'm not very smart! Big Grin
Ok, what is a vole???? all the other mentioned animals i know, but the vole is a mystery to me.
So glad spring is arriving for you guys!! Sharon, i told you it would come! while everything my be spring green there, over here my garden is getting ready for winter. it doesn't go to sleep, it just slows down. In April it will be a good month to start sowing seeds, want to plant some vegetables.
isaac

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ImageMoonhowl
Mar 13, 2010 12:30 PM CST
Name: Jean
Prairieville, LA
In the eyes of a child you will see
Here ya go Isaac...all ya ever wanted to know about voles....grin Moon

http://www.encyclopedia.com/topic/vole.aspx
What I don't know is why books are written.
ImageTrisha_S
Mar 13, 2010 2:04 PM CST
Name: Trisha
Washington State
You can do almost anything for 15 m
Neil, I think it is forsythia, That was an extreme close up....MIL always called it winter blooming Jasmine...this is a photo of the entire plant....

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It is never too late to be
What you might have been.
~George Eliot
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ImageMoonhowl
Mar 13, 2010 2:49 PM CST
Name: Jean
Prairieville, LA
In the eyes of a child you will see
It surely looks like a forsythia. Pretty shrub.
What I don't know is why books are written.
ImageElena
Mar 13, 2010 7:19 PM CST
Name: Elena
Middle Tennessee
I always look forward to the early blooming plants and forsythia is one of my favs.
SunnyBorders
Mar 13, 2010 7:44 PM CST
Name: Charlie
Aurora, Ontario, Canada
Zone 5a
Isaac,
Not stupidity at all. I never knew an adult python could kill a crocodile! That certainly added to what I heard about pythons and alligators when in Florida.

The information about what you can and do grow is also intrinsically interesting. At my age, I don't believe that I'll ever be reaching Mozambique, let alone installing a garden there. Nevertheless, it's very interesting to hear how you garden and what the opportunities may be.

There's so much to learn and relearn. Recently heard that hippopotamus are responsible for more human deaths in Africa than any other animal (mammal?).

A long time ago, I did a lot of library research on Hippopotamids (for a paper) and must have read 100 papers/articles. I would know enough not to get on a hippo path between a hippo and the water, or to be very wary in a small boat around hippos. But the new (to me) fact that hippos kill more humans than lions, etc, on your continent, just says it all.

As you probably now know, a vole is small rodent, much like a mouse. Not much likelihood of being trampled, bitten, gored, etc, by a vole, but there's always hygiene to consider.

Lovely sandy beach. Could work some of that sand into our heavy clay.

Charlie
ImageSharon
Mar 13, 2010 7:57 PM CST
Name: Sharon
Kentucky
Really pretty pictures, and yes, we did have a beautiful week just past, but it is so wet and cold today. Still the trees are budding, and there are lots of clumps of green in my flower beds.

My grandson...playing with polymer clay...
He'll be six in July, and really wanted to help plant flowers this weekend. Not to be though, maybe next time he's here...Toooo cool and rainy...

You all have a good rest of the weekend.

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