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ImageMaryE
Apr 28, 2019 3:33 PM CST
Name: Mary
The dry side of Oregon
Be yourself, you can be no one else
Vic, about June 1. And then I still need to be prepared to cover tender things.
Of all the things I've lost, I miss my mind the most.
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Imagevic
Apr 28, 2019 5:47 PM CST
Name: Vicki
North Carolina
Wow - that is a late frost date - what is your first frost date in the fall?
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ImageMaryE
Apr 28, 2019 9:31 PM CST
Name: Mary
The dry side of Oregon
Be yourself, you can be no one else
About mid September, but sometimes not until October.
Of all the things I've lost, I miss my mind the most.
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Imagevic
Apr 29, 2019 3:52 AM CST
Name: Vicki
North Carolina
I didn't realize your growing season was so short.
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ImageArleneB
May 1, 2019 5:34 AM CST
Name: Arlene
Grantville, GA
I love Weigelas. I have a Wine and Roses one, the leaves are a burgandy color. It has struggled here but it looks pretty darn good this year and is in blossom right now. WIth the neighbors planting a row of Leland Cypress right next to where it is, I don't know how long it will survive and I sure don't feel like moving it.

That is a short growing season!
ImageMaryE
May 6, 2019 2:13 PM CST
Name: Mary
The dry side of Oregon
Be yourself, you can be no one else
The weeds have just exploded! I made some progress in the never ending war but now am having to run sprinklers so they will all get much larger before I can deal with them once, and then it will be time to start again. I'm thankful I only have to mow the grass once a week. This morning I cleaned out a bed where I have several hollyhocks and planted some orphan iris in the gaps. I hope I remember to keep watering them. Did some weed wacking (wonderful machine!) and have a lot more of that to do in the next few days. The pear and plum trees are in full bloom, the apple we planted at the same time as one of the pears and the plum has just a few blossoms. We have never had it grow an apple! Maybe this year? It's had the same TLC as the others. I think it is a honeycrisp.

Water from the spring is running in the new asparagus row, flood irrigating it and watering the grapes at the same time. Almost all of the garlic has been weeded for the first time. All of it has been watered once by hand held sprinkler and now I am using one set in the pathway between rows. It 's not as efficient as watering with a hand held wand and not as easy as drip lines. Wind blows some of the fine mist away. The rhubarb has had a good drink and is growing fast.

Our neighbor brought cows to our pasture yesterday. They thought they had landed in heaven!

The long term forecast is for warm days and no more frost through the end of the month. Yipppee!
Of all the things I've lost, I miss my mind the most.
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Imagevic
May 6, 2019 4:50 PM CST
Name: Vicki
North Carolina
Ah, the JOYS of spring - weed, water, repeat Lovey dubby
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ImageArleneB
May 8, 2019 4:30 AM CST
Name: Arlene
Grantville, GA
Even though the weeds get ahead of us, Mary you take good care of the garlic, rhubarb, trees, etc.

Did the newly planted trees get their fencing yet?

Last night during "Show and Tell" one member brought a peach bag she just purchased to cover each individual peach because growing organically is such a challenge. She has tried the clay you spray on the peaches but decided to go this route this year. When thinning the peaches she just slips the bag over a peach and it has a twist tie attached. They are supposed to last many years but if it could get us even just a few peaches it would be worth it.
ImageMaryE
May 8, 2019 7:32 AM CST
Name: Mary
The dry side of Oregon
Be yourself, you can be no one else
The back yard fence has been reassembled with a pipe type of farm gate to keep the dog out of the yard. The fence was taken down last fall when we had a dead tree removed. Now that the new tree is in place the rails were replaced. We bought a new 4 ft gate. It won't be quite as handy to have to open and close it, but life is full of tradeoffs. Peaches will now be able to eat in peace without worrying about the dog showing up to steal her food. We haven't put protection around the new trees yet. We decided the poplars won't need it because of the wild rose bushes growing all around. I'll park the chipper/shredder in the spot where the deer would have to walk. The tree in the yard will get a barrier which we already have. It's plastic, black and similar to what you see at construction sites in bright orange.
Of all the things I've lost, I miss my mind the most.
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ImageMaryE
May 14, 2019 7:30 AM CST
Name: Mary
The dry side of Oregon
Be yourself, you can be no one else
My garden is rototilled and now I can start planting. I've got corn seed soaking and will be quite busy with other seeds and setting out plants from the greenhouse in the next few days.
Of all the things I've lost, I miss my mind the most.
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ImageArleneB
May 14, 2019 2:59 PM CST
Name: Arlene
Grantville, GA
Holy cow, I am really behind if you're already planting corn. I need to get going. Beans too!
ImageMaryE
May 14, 2019 4:27 PM CST
Name: Mary
The dry side of Oregon
Be yourself, you can be no one else
Arlene, this is a warm year so I am planting a couple of weeks early. Corn is in and watered (ground was pretty dry). I pulled the ends of a 16 ft welded wire farm panel together to make an arch for pole beans and dragged that into place. Those things are heavy. And they are stubborn when you try to bend them much. I tied a rope to one end in about the middle, stood it up and bent it slightly while holding onto it, then attached the rope to the other end and started pulling. It's made enough of an arch for me to stand up in it but I will try to bend it a little more to keep my head from being in the beans when I pick them. I'll stake it down to keep it from going BOING! Have the seeds soaking to speed up germination. I can set out some tomatoes today and plant the onions that have been waiting in pots. Showers are possible tonight. Probably won't happen here. Garden planting time is exciting! And work!

I replanted squash seeds in greenhouse pots about a week ago. I wish they would hurry and show me they are alive. This batch didn't dry out and I didn't use the heat mat so they shouldn't be cooked.
Of all the things I've lost, I miss my mind the most.
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ImageArleneB
May 14, 2019 4:34 PM CST
Name: Arlene
Grantville, GA
Well, you have inspired me to get moving since I have the fabric project to date taken care of. Having a get together with family Sun. -Wed. but after that I can focus, at least my mornings, on my gardening. I remember last year 4th of July week planting beans and corn because I was so far behind so if I get busy next week, I'm still ahead of that. I planted some pumpkins someone gave me and they came up. Planted near the Rue so maybe it will help keep the squash bugs/vine borers away?

That welded panel sounds like a good way to do beans but you must be pretty strong to get it to bend. I'd love if you took a picture of it?
Imagevic
May 14, 2019 5:36 PM CST
Name: Vicki
North Carolina
Mary - I'm tired just reading your post. I can't imagine actually doing all that Blinking Group hug
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ImageMaryE
May 14, 2019 8:33 PM CST
Name: Mary
The dry side of Oregon
Be yourself, you can be no one else
Arlene, not especially strong but smarter than the panel. Smiling I put stakes at the ends and left the rope in place. I still have some onions to plant. Didn't get to the tomatoes. Onions should have been in the ground 6 weeks ago.
Of all the things I've lost, I miss my mind the most.
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ImageMaryE
May 23, 2019 11:24 AM CST
Name: Mary
The dry side of Oregon
Be yourself, you can be no one else
The rest of the onions are planted. Smiling I hope they grow fast! The weather has been more cool and wet than nice and sunny so the tomatoes are still in their pots in the greenhouse. We've had some nights in the middle 30's so that is a good thing. My attention has been redirected to weeding the flower beds and planting a few flowers. Our son from Alaska visited for a few days so gardening was somewhat limited while he was here. As of a couple of days ago the corn was not up. I still have hope and will check it again today. The soil was warm when I planted the seeds and when I felt the surface temperature a few days ago it was not cold but not exactly warm either.

All of the daffodils have finished blooming and so have a lot of the tulips. A few iris have started so the color scheme changes as we go through the season. Mostly what I have in bloom now is whitetop, an invasive weed. It's perennial and in my mind probably eternal because when I pull it up most of the roots stay in the ground to sprout new plants. They aren't deep but are long and they run laterally through the roots of other plants. I'm trying to get them out before too many of them go to seed. The pasture is full of them too. I use the weed eater along the fence to try to make their life difficult. It's fair I think because they make mine difficult.

Hummingbirds arrived about 2 weeks ago, right on time as we had tulips in bloom and the lilacs were just starting. It's easier to remember that way instead of a date so that I am prepared with sugar-water made and the feeder ready to fill and hang. Rick was buzzed by one, I hung up the feeder and in less than 5 minutes one of them was drinking. So far we have been able to count three.

Yesterday I heard an oriole. I looked up and could see about where it was but never did see a flash of color.
Of all the things I've lost, I miss my mind the most.
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ImageArleneB
May 23, 2019 11:38 AM CST
Name: Arlene
Grantville, GA
Mary, my corn didn't come up either and only a few of the beans so I'll be replanting. Especially the corn. The beans may still come up yet, especially if I water.
Imagevic
May 23, 2019 5:30 PM CST
Name: Vicki
North Carolina
A colorful and busy time in your gardens Mary Lovey dubby
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ImageMaryE
Jun 20, 2019 3:06 PM CST
Name: Mary
The dry side of Oregon
Be yourself, you can be no one else
My corn is about 10 inches high, pole beans are up. My son helped me move the trellis when the first planted ones didn't come up and I decided they wouldn't get enough sun there anyway. I've planted some small vegies and most of them are up. My garden schedule was delayed by the rainy spring we had and then by a trip I made last week. Two weeks ago one of our granddaughters and her husband came to visit and help weed the garlic. That made a big difference and I felt like I was at last making some progress! I've been selling a lot of rhubarb. The gophers appear to like the onions so I won't have a big crop of those. Today I need to get on my hands and knees with the small scuffle hoe and clean the weeds out. Everything needs water. I think I will try to find a few cabbage starts at a nursery tomorrow and maybe also more tomatoes since a lot of what I planted are cherry type. I can sell some of those little ones at the co-op which is why I have them but the Big Beef part of the row is too short. There is still plenty of space for planting. We've eaten a few strawberries. I need to put netting over them because the birds like them too.

Red peonies have mostly replaced iris blooms now. Old fashioned fuzzy leafed orange poppies are also in bloom. They look like crape paper. Eventually the blooms fade to pink. Some of the poppies are next to clumps of dark blue salvia. They make a nice combination.

We are supposed to have some showers today. None here so far. They seem to be happening all around us and we have only had a few stray drops. After some record setting temperatures in early June we are in a cool phase for a while.
Of all the things I've lost, I miss my mind the most.
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Imagevic
Jun 20, 2019 3:13 PM CST
Name: Vicki
North Carolina
Sounds like a good start to summer at your house Mary - Colorful and producing. Thumbs up
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