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mekos
Apr 2, 2011 7:34 PM CST
Name: Jan - INKY'S PAL Charleys Girl
NEWBEE CHAT & HELP LINE
I'm a Charley's girl and loving it!
http://cubits.org/newbeeschat/thread/view/52341/ We came from here.
Welcome to our humble abode. If ya looking for friends, we here. If ya looking for information, we got it. If ya looking for fun, we have all you can handle. So jump in with both feet and help us out. What do you have blooming in your gardens now? Looking for anything in particular? Ask we may have that too. Big Grin Welcome home! Thumb of 2011-04-03/mekos/ab194b
This is white old timey Iris with red Columbine. Thumb of 2011-04-03/mekos/a97da6
Closer up of columbine leaves.Thumb of 2011-04-03/mekos/2e6ad3 My Nun's Orchid.
Imageskellogg
Apr 2, 2011 8:35 PM CST
Name: Sandi
Wyoming
Apparently ever'body got lost! I love your red columbine! And all I have is yellow, I think, although I might have yellow and white too. Do you know if they cross pollinate to come up with different color combos?
Love your pets! They are family too!
Imageskellogg
Apr 2, 2011 8:42 PM CST
Name: Sandi
Wyoming
Ok, all you smart people out there, do you all rake your lawns in the spring before you mow, or before it actually is growing? Ours is just starting to show up in spots and I spent all day raking. Just wondered if it was good for the lawn or not. Our lawn is pretty much weeds anyway, but didn't want to ruin the grass that we do have Big Grin
Love your pets! They are family too!
mekos
Apr 2, 2011 8:54 PM CST
Name: Jan - INKY'S PAL Charleys Girl
NEWBEE CHAT & HELP LINE
I'm a Charley's girl and loving it!
Do you areiate (don't think I spelled it right) BUT do you make holes in the ground in the spring? It makes oxygen get down and helps the grass to grow better.
Imageskellogg
Apr 2, 2011 9:18 PM CST
Name: Sandi
Wyoming
Haven't done that yet either. Keep trying to get DM walk all over my yard in her golf spikes, but she just won't do it Hilarious! I know it really is good for your lawn, though. We've got a pretty good sized area, and it was just so matted down and gross from being under 2 feet of snow, I had to rake it some. And we really don't have lawn, per say, as I just throw out grass seed and weed n feed and such trying to build a decent lawn. Sticking tongue out Sure wish I had a power rake tho Whistling Oh, and chipper/shredder would be great too Thumbs up
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mekos
Apr 2, 2011 9:20 PM CST
Name: Jan - INKY'S PAL Charleys Girl
NEWBEE CHAT & HELP LINE
I'm a Charley's girl and loving it!
Now, how do you chip and shred a lawn??? Ya lost me thar girl! Blinking
Imageskellogg
Apr 2, 2011 9:55 PM CST
Name: Sandi
Wyoming
Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing Naw, I don't want it for the lawn! I want that for all the pine cones, wood bark and scraps from splitting wood for the house all winter, and such, Hilarious! It would be wonderful for cleaning up after DH where he splits wood all winter in my yard! Sticking tongue out
Love your pets! They are family too!
mekos
Apr 2, 2011 10:28 PM CST
Name: Jan - INKY'S PAL Charleys Girl
NEWBEE CHAT & HELP LINE
I'm a Charley's girl and loving it!
Whistling Ohhhhhh. Rolling my eyes.
Imageskellogg
Apr 3, 2011 7:05 AM CST
Name: Sandi
Wyoming
And I could have all that wonderful stuff for my flower beds and garden too! What wonderful free mulch it would be! Big Grin
Love your pets! They are family too!
Imagewildflowers
Apr 3, 2011 7:41 AM CST
Name: Christine
Northeast Texas, Zone 7b
I'm here! here's a pic of that salvia (salvia tiliifolia, tarahumara chia, lindenleaf) I was talking about on the last thread. If anyone wants some sprouts, just let me know & I'll send some Big Grin

Thumb of 2011-04-03/wildflowers/7fbbae
Imagewildflowers
Apr 3, 2011 7:50 AM CST
Name: Christine
Northeast Texas, Zone 7b
Sandi, we mow our leaves to make a mulch over the lawn and then I can rake up the mulch to use in the garden too. dh got one of those aeration thingies to scrape the soil and distribute seeds over the areas where there was dirt because we are trying to cut down on the dirt that the dogs are bringing in the house!

we have mostly oak and hickory trees, I'm sure you have different ones but mowing the leaves works great! I am always amazed at how everything disappears when mowed. we never use a bag, just let everything go back into the soil and you won't need all that fertilizer & stuff!
Imagechelle
Apr 3, 2011 8:28 AM CST
Name: Michele Roth
N.E. Indiana
wildflowers wrote:Sandi, we mow our leaves to make a mulch over the lawn and then I can rake up the mulch to use in the garden too. we never use a bag, just let everything go back into the soil and you won't need all that fertilizer & stuff!


I do this here, as well. I find that all the little bits of mowed debris feeds the worms, who aerate the soil crust for me. Lovey dubby

Christine,

I'll check on those sprouts when I get out to do chores. Good to hear you're seeing some now! Hurray!

BBL Big Grin

Imageskellogg
Apr 3, 2011 8:30 AM CST
Name: Sandi
Wyoming
We do that too, instead of putting the bagger on the mower, except where it is really weedy and I don't want more weeds, lol! The mower doesn't work very well on pine needles tho, and would love to have them in smaller pieces Smiling Now I pretty much rake them up and use them for mulch in all my beds anyway. Seems to take a long time for them to break down, so for top coating works good. Then in spring, I just work them into the dirt some, and put new top layers on. And DH always leaves me a bad mess with bark and such from firewood every winter that I have to try to clean up every spring. I'll post a picture of my mess later Rolling on the floor laughing Just when the grass starts coming in nicely, it's wood time again. And I have some flowers along the fence that just get trashed from the wood too. Guess I'll figure out where to move them all, and figure something else out for along the fence Rolling on the floor laughing Our so-called "lawn" is so crappy! Big Grin That's why I keep putting in new beds and expanding the old ones, no pretty grass anyway! Hilarious!
Love your pets! They are family too!
mekos
Apr 3, 2011 10:05 AM CST
Name: Jan - INKY'S PAL Charleys Girl
NEWBEE CHAT & HELP LINE
I'm a Charley's girl and loving it!
Beautiful MGs would look great running up the fence or sweet peas or anything that climbs or runs. They can go up from behind the wood pile.
Imagechelle
Apr 3, 2011 11:15 AM CST
Name: Michele Roth
N.E. Indiana
skellogg wrote: That's why I keep putting in new beds and expanding the old ones, no pretty grass anyway! Hilarious!


Yeah, me too. Plus, most of the grass wants to be tan instead of pretty green in the heat and dryness of summer, right?

These pretty much still look like they could be just about anything at this point, but here's some of my delph sprouts. I'm so happy to have some! Thanks, Mekos! Some of them are yours that you sent to me. Lovey dubby


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Imagewildflowers
Apr 3, 2011 12:53 PM CST
Name: Christine
Northeast Texas, Zone 7b
aw shucks! mine don't look like that Glare I think it's purslane thats growing in my pot!!! arg!
mekos
Apr 3, 2011 4:03 PM CST
Name: Jan - INKY'S PAL Charleys Girl
NEWBEE CHAT & HELP LINE
I'm a Charley's girl and loving it!
One of my Bug thingys I bought from Cody for my bog garden is about to bloom. Glad the sprouts are doing good Chelle. Christine, all my seeds were fresh and good, birds could have got your seeds or chickens or whatever but they were good fresh seeds. Sorry *Blush* Whistling
Mindy03
Apr 3, 2011 4:16 PM CST
Name: Margaret
Delta KY
I'm A Charley's Girl For Sure
HI Everyone Been lovely weather here today but wind's getting stronger out there now.
DH has been fishing
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I've been walking around the area where I hope to start a bee garden. Alot of work out there waiting on me to get started. He also pulled a couple of frames of honey today. Light in color and very mild in taste. Don't know if he will pull more or not he said the young bees were eating alot of it. Time to get stuff bought up for honey now.

mekos
Apr 3, 2011 4:24 PM CST
Name: Jan - INKY'S PAL Charleys Girl
NEWBEE CHAT & HELP LINE
I'm a Charley's girl and loving it!
Wow Mindy, what is the picture of. I guess I am dense here but don't have a clue. Blinking
Imagechelle
Apr 3, 2011 4:27 PM CST
Name: Michele Roth
N.E. Indiana
Yummy! Y'all are eating good! Morels and fresh honey, yeah!

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