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Imagestarlight1153
May 9, 2011 3:30 PM CST
Name: starlight1153 Zone 8a/b
AL.
Hopefully most of the bad and crazy weather is ovr now and w e get down to serious gardening.

We came from here... http://cubits.org/ellasgarden/thread/view/53649/

If your new to the thread, feel free to just jump right on in. Everybody welcome! The more the merrier and the more we learn from each other. Thumbs up
ImageMistirose
May 9, 2011 3:40 PM CST
Name: Misti
Fate, TX
I be here! Hurray!
mekos
May 9, 2011 4:46 PM CST
Name: Jan - INKY'S PAL Charleys Girl
NEWBEE CHAT & HELP LINE
I'm a Charley's girl and loving it!
I made it too! Thumbs up Sorry about your temperatures jumping all around Ella, we are holding at night around 45-55.
Sunny days around 75-90. Lots of rain since Dec. so everything is lush and green. Even all my weeds! *Blush*
Mindy03
May 9, 2011 5:40 PM CST
Name: Margaret
Delta KY
I'm A Charley's Girl For Sure
HI Everyone. Sounds like everyone is busy as can be. Just learnt today that the tornado I mentioned a few weeks ago did hit closer than we thought. It hit on top of a hill on DH's boss's place. The road up in there just got dry enough for them to check the fences up there today. Took whole fence out, downed some big trees and caused a landslide in one section. That's a mite too close for comfort just about a mile away from us and less than that to his boss's house.

Imagestarlight1153
May 9, 2011 5:58 PM CST
Name: starlight1153 Zone 8a/b
AL.
Watched the evening world news and boy that not looking good at all. 13 states going under water. So much destruction all over. So sad. Crying

Imagejoseph
May 9, 2011 6:29 PM CST
Name: Joseph
Cache Valley Great Basin
Landrace: locally-adapted diversity
starlight1153 wrote:Hopefully most of the bad and crazy weather is ovr now and w e get down to serious gardening.


Ha! We had an inch of rain last night, and a half inch so far today. Out here in the desert we are considering it a flood!!!! (Our little creek is 1.5 miles wide today instead of it's usual 20 feet, but we aren't expecting problems from it.) Fortunately I got my family upset at me by planting all day Friday and Saturday before the storm arrived, so my plants will be happily germinated and growing like crazy by the time it dries out enough to get back into the fields.

Regards,
Joseph
Author of Mother Earth News Blog about Landrace Gardening: http://www.motherearthnews.com/search.aspx?tags= Lofthouse
mekos
May 9, 2011 10:01 PM CST
Name: Jan - INKY'S PAL Charleys Girl
NEWBEE CHAT & HELP LINE
I'm a Charley's girl and loving it!
Thumbs up That was quick planting. Good call.
Sorry Mindy about the tornado but at least you weren't damaged there. Glad you and the boss was safe.
We are praying for all the ones flooding there and hope soon it will end and dry up.
ImageKLStuart
May 10, 2011 5:04 AM CST
Name: Kelly
Simpsonville, SC
Hey all! Welcome Bit! Not much rain here I'm afraid. Hope all that are under it make it through and that the plants love it!

Already looking at my dianthus Spooky for seeds :) They're not ready yet, but won't be long here! Trimmed back some Penstemon Violet dusk the other day, and had to decide did I want to try for more blooms, or let the seeds develop... Does anyone know will Penstemon continue blooming if deadheaded?
Imagechelle
May 10, 2011 7:51 AM CST
Name: Michele Roth
N.E. Indiana
Kelly,

I don't know the answer to that one, but I'm all ears since I'm one of the lucky recipients of your seeds. Thumbs up ......and Oh, Boy did they ever make a lot of sprouts! Between those and another that I have no ID for I should be in penstemon heaven this summer! Uhm, that is, if they bloom the first year??? Blinking
ImageSteven
May 10, 2011 9:49 AM CST
Name: SW_Gardener
Ontario, Canada
Zone 6a
Hi everyone and welcome Bit!

I'm in love with these new(for me) Tulips called 'Monsella', they are just beautiful and fragrant too!
Thought you might all enjoy them as much as I am!

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Imagewildflowers
May 10, 2011 11:03 AM CST
Name: Christine
Northeast Texas, Zone 7b
Thumbs up Steven, those are very pretty ~ they must look bright and cheery in the garden!

Did I say welcome too Bit... well, if not welcome! LOL I love growing edibles too!

My first nasturtium bloomed today! It's jewel mix from Sorellina I think the giant leeks I'm growing may be your seeds too?

Still waiting for the nasturtium cherry rose to bloom ~ it's about to also! Rolling my eyes. Those were from Ella. they do look pretty in salads!
FAITH over fear!

ImageSteven
May 10, 2011 11:06 AM CST
Name: SW_Gardener
Ontario, Canada
Zone 6a
Thanks Christine! Did I send you the Cherry Rose? I'm just getting mine planted today Whistling
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Imagewildflowers
May 10, 2011 11:29 AM CST
Name: Christine
Northeast Texas, Zone 7b

oh I guess it was you! Rolling my eyes.

I can hardly wait to see the flowers!
FAITH over fear!

ImageSteven
May 10, 2011 11:39 AM CST
Name: SW_Gardener
Ontario, Canada
Zone 6a
Its a really nice one! I just need to figure out where to sow them!
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Imagetcs1366
May 10, 2011 1:20 PM CST
Name: Terese
Leesburg, FL zone9b
Wisconsin Dells Area, zone4
sorry -- i've just been so busy.... just skimmed the posts.

thanks Ella for starting a new one,,, i try to get it at 200, but been busy...

hate it when you want it to rain and it doesn't [and it's forcasted] then when you DONT want it to rain, it doesn't stop.

got home 5pm-ish on sunday and ahve been working outside ever since... no rain, when i needed it to over night... but oh well.

Thoroughly cleaned one bed yesterday, found some tiny seedlings - volunteers. Planted some agastaches and salvias and my Sweet Peas... hope they dont keel due to transplanting... the roots were huge.

I need to get some humus and other goodies to improve the soil, which is like concrete. I did add fresh compost with the new plants.

Kelly -- I just LOVE Blue Bedder. what a fabulous color. those bloomed til frost for me last year.

Uggg... i've taken a few hr break -- buddy got a bath too.. good day since it's 80 outside....

but have to get back out there.
Terese -- Leesburg, FL & Lake Delton, Wi
My Email is my userID at hotmail.com

Imagechelle
May 10, 2011 9:18 PM CST
Name: Michele Roth
N.E. Indiana
Gorgeous tulips, Steven.

Here's a new one for me this year. I've been eagerly anticipating them opening up....and now they have! Lovey dubby
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My seedlings really had a growth spurt today!!!....yes, just in a days worth of time I've noticed incredible growth! Hurray!
ImageSteven
May 10, 2011 9:26 PM CST
Name: SW_Gardener
Ontario, Canada
Zone 6a
Thanks Chelle, the only WS seedlings here putting on major growth is the cosmos. They are really taking off, the rest are still kind of just sitting there.
On the other hand, all the perennials in the garden are growing like mad, yesterday just a few leaves on the ostrich fern today almost a whole ring of leaves part unfurled! Amazing!
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ImageKLStuart
May 11, 2011 5:33 AM CST
Name: Kelly
Simpsonville, SC
Hey Chelle, wish I could take credit, but this is my first year with blooms on the Penstemon Violet Dusk. I may have passed along a spare pack (looks like I had them from Danita and also ordered some from Summerhill...oops, really wanted them!). Anyway, they didn't bloom first year for me, but were worth the wait!

Speaking of germination, did anyone get some on my Pentas Butterfly Pink? The Vinca First Kiss Blueberry has germinated like crazy (volunteered actually), so that's a promising sign... can't wait to see blooms!
Imagetcs1366
May 11, 2011 6:32 AM CST
Name: Terese
Leesburg, FL zone9b
Wisconsin Dells Area, zone4
OH -- i was going to answer the question on the Penstemon.... I dead head mine [Husker Red] and i do not get a new flush of blooms.

I too think i got my seeds for Violet Dusk from Danita. Just gave away the last of the seeds too. but i have 2 small plants -- 1 that looks more 'struggling' than the other... I should get blooms this year, as I grew them in 2010.

I think my Red Rocks died over the winter -- nto sure if it was a short lived perennial or it just died. But i have tiny seedlings that i WS'ed this year.

I have 2 new Penstemons this year too... i'll have to see if i have germination on them or not. Hope so, and hate to wait til second yr for blooms... but as Kelly said... they are worth the wait.
Terese -- Leesburg, FL & Lake Delton, Wi
My Email is my userID at hotmail.com

Imagechelle
May 11, 2011 6:57 AM CST
Name: Michele Roth
N.E. Indiana
Okay. Thanks!

I can't find who it's from by my trading list, maybe it was in my one-for-one trades. At any rate I'm super happy with them. They're one of my healthiest looking seedlings. Big Grin

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