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ImageMistirose
May 7, 2014 8:27 AM CST
Name: Misti
Fate, TX
ohh good tip! I have had my leaves that I harvested in the fridge. mb will pop them in the freezer for a little bit and let them think its a freeze lol
ImageAndi
May 7, 2014 10:01 AM CST
Name: aka GardenQuilts
Facebook, NGA
and the beloved Winston the pug
I have seen frozen kale in the stores, maybe you can freeze some.

You are making me hungry for greens! I am getting creative with menus until I get out shopping. Winston the pug is a bad boy today. he has been eating dry dog food during the move. He got into the bagged garbage in the kitchen. My tall kitchen cans are full of as many winter sowing bottles as I could fit. I had to leave some behind, but the new owners are interested in winter sowing. Maybe we'll have new converts. They bought a new John Deere tractor and already have a rototiller. I am trying not to be jealous.

Back to work for me!
Imagegreene
May 7, 2014 1:54 PM CST
Name: greene
Savannah, Georgia, USA
Andi, hope you will soon have everything planted and blooming. I forgot to ask if you have a mailbox. Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing

Yesterday for some strange reason the Allie, the American bulldog decided to eat some Hickory leaves. I checked the internet and the leaves will not harm her, but how crazy is this dog? Does anyone understand dog psychology enough to know why a dog would eat Hickory tree leaves?
Imagerisingcreek
May 7, 2014 2:35 PM CST
Name: kacee
southern california
that kale recipe looks so tasty...thanks for posting it.

ImageAndi
May 7, 2014 3:54 PM CST
Name: aka GardenQuilts
Facebook, NGA
and the beloved Winston the pug
LOL, no mailbox crisis here, thank goodness. There is a bank of mailboxes nearby. I am going to pick up my key tomorrow. They will pick up and drop off packages at the door. I brought my other mailbox with me. It is holding my garden tools in the garage at the moment.

Winston the pug has been eating native day lily leaves. They are safe for dogs, so I let him eat them. He seems to like the new place. I set up a short bench with a pillow so that he can look out the front window. Two robins are busy eating something there. So far, Winston doesn't like the bench, I may have to come up with something else.

I am tempted to pick up some annuals to cheer things up until my seedlings mature or my roses recover and start blooming. There is a decorative wooden wheel barrow in the front flower (well, actually weed, rock and tree stump) bed that is crying out for some petunias or other trailing flower. My last frost date is later this month, so I should probably wait.
ImageMistirose
May 7, 2014 8:20 PM CST
Name: Misti
Fate, TX
Kacee how much is your shipping? Im watching your lists lol
ImageDanita
May 7, 2014 9:01 PM CST
Name: Danita
GA Zone 7b/8
Chelle,

I have a small Veronica that has tansy-ish leaves called Veronica x hybrida 'Christy'.

Here's a pic on someone's flickr:
https://www.flickr.com/photos/anitapix/3373832297/
ImageArleneB
May 7, 2014 9:06 PM CST
Name: Arlene
Grantville, GA
Joseph, just now searching for a post and somehow I missed your post about the Grassroots Seed savers. Congratulations on accepting. Are you running against others or is it just a formality? That is such a great opportunity.
Imagestarlight1153
May 8, 2014 5:00 AM CST
Name: starlight1153 Zone 8a/b
AL.
Morning folks! Been a busy busy week and just to much to do and going on so had to leave puter off and phone lines open. Been busy with tornado friends and than young close friend died from pit bull bites. Those in Ga and Al probably seen on news about Katie.

Just now getting a chance to catch up quick and will not be online much for next couple of days still helping folks and such.

Andi... Glad you and your fur babies getting settled all in.

Joseph... Congrats on the Seed saver program. When I get a chance will look more fully into it.

Posion... About how big do those Ozark berries get? I lost my whole strawberry crop. Have just two little plants with barely a couple of leaves that have made it. I was planting Seascapes and they did really well as an ever bearer even in heat down here, but am thinking about switching over to just a June bearer.

I would like to figure out what type the local Ga farmers grow down here that sell off to the walmart store. Them are some huge and sweet berries.

Sorry you lost so many of your plants from winter. Crying

Guess it been a bad winter all around. Friend down in Montgomery lost 3 really huge houses and all their stock too from winter. Major shortage of tomato and pepper plants this year because of it. Flowering plants too.

Folks are a hollering for stuff, but they just dont realize the plant losses. It like they got a few warm days and expect you to pop up over night plants for them. Rolling on the floor laughing

I have some new critters to the yard. One is a new Red-headed baby woodpecker. Keep watching everyday for it to finally emerge from the nest. Poor thing has to be so bored sitting way up in that tree all day long in the 90F weather. Mom and pop take turns feeding about 4 times a day, but poor little tyke surely has to be getting bored.

And this is a critter that has decided it likes my yard and is driving me insane. I need earplugs big time. I kept hearing this loud racket and it wouldn't stop and would go on and on and on and on. Open my front door to go enjoy my coffee and critters and at the bottom of my steps is this huge female guinny chicken. Have no idea where it came in from but it having fun in my yard and trees. I am not having fun listening to it holler all day long. I keep hoping it will find somebody elses yard to call home.

In case I don't get back on before hand wishing all the mothers and grandmothers a Happy Mother's Day!!!!!!!!!!!! Group hug



Imagechelle
May 8, 2014 5:11 AM CST
Name: Michele Roth
N.E. Indiana
Danita wrote:Chelle,

I have a small Veronica that has tansy-ish leaves called Veronica x hybrida 'Christy'.

Here's a pic on someone's flickr:
]https://www.flickr.com/photos/anitapix/3373832297/


Thanks Danita! This does look like what I have. Thumbs up Sounds like I guessed okay on where to plant it, too. Lots of sun, but some filtered protection late afternoon and evening.
Imagechelle
May 8, 2014 5:16 AM CST
Name: Michele Roth
N.E. Indiana
Happy Mother's Day to you too, Ella. Lovey dubby

So sad to hear the news about your young friend. Crying
ImageMistirose
May 8, 2014 9:03 AM CST
Name: Misti
Fate, TX
There is a Strawberry called Giant, I found some seeds for them on Amazon for about 30 cents. Got spectacular germination and I will be putting them out this weekend in the garden. As long as they were properly labeled I should have some Giant Strawberries next year.
patrob
May 8, 2014 9:42 AM CST
Name: Patricia
Central TX 7b/8a
Ella, so sorry to hear of the tragic death of your young friend. Too many deaths from dog attacks in the news. Several small children and even one elderly woman have been killed in the last few years in Central Texas.

You may decide you like the guinea hen that has adopted you. Many country people here keep them for snake control and for "watch dogs." I agree about the noise, but as much trouble as you have with snakes, it might be worth it to have her around: http://www.guineafarm.com/guinea-farm-products/guinea-fowl/
Imagerisingcreek
May 8, 2014 10:31 AM CST
Name: kacee
southern california
Ella- so sorry for the loss of your friend.

Mistirose sent you a cmail
Imagerisingcreek
May 8, 2014 10:34 AM CST
Name: kacee
southern california
my neighbor gave me a huge amount of potted veggies, have to spend the next week planting and planting them. will give me a jump start on the ones I have started from seed. our weather is so messed up, cold and cloudy all this week, next week supposed to be 102. it is a wonder anything grows.

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tomatoes, peppers, squash, strawberries, herbs over 100 plants. all I need now if for my water supply to hold up, i will be able to feed the entire senior center
Mindy03
May 8, 2014 11:16 AM CST
Name: Margaret
Delta KY
I'm A Charley's Girl For Sure
Can someone ID these plants that didn't get a label when I sowed them? These are two different plants.

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Imagegreene
May 8, 2014 1:41 PM CST
Name: greene
Savannah, Georgia, USA
I'd be curious to know what the first one pictured is identified as. I have similar plants coming up in some old compost and I think they are Pokeweed. I have no idea what the one in the second photo is.
ImageDanita
May 8, 2014 1:57 PM CST
Name: Danita
GA Zone 7b/8
Mindy/Greene, Pokeweed was the first thing that I thought about the plant in the first pic. Hopefully it's not.

The leaves on the other one have a mallow-family look about them.

Mindy, do you know if they are flowering plants or veggies or could they be anything?
Mindy03
May 8, 2014 2:25 PM CST
Name: Margaret
Delta KY
I'm A Charley's Girl For Sure
Hmmmm on the first one It is possible I suppose it could be pokeweed since some of the trays had compost used in them.

I did plant some mallows not sure which ones though but that gives me an idea of where to plant them at least.
ImageAndi
May 8, 2014 3:19 PM CST
Name: aka GardenQuilts
Facebook, NGA
and the beloved Winston the pug
Happy Mother's Day to all of the mothers and grandmothers!

Hope your chicken leaves you some fresh eggs, Ella.

I got a planter to try for the strawberries - a three tiered planter. I also got a six pack of dark leaved, coral flowered begonias. I'll be out and about tomorrow again. I hope to find pink and coral impatiens to plant in front of the azaleas by the front door and some purple trailing petunias.

I popped into the craft store while I was in the neighborhood. I got myself another project - a simple one- a wreath for the front door. I'll take pics, but first Winston the pug wants his dinner.

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