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MCBarb
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USA
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Posted - 09/18/2016 :  08:14:10 AM  Reply  Reply with Quote
I gave the plants Miracle gro dn then it rained for a couple of days so the plants are very happy!! I will pick jalapenos again this week. YAY! I picked 3 marigolds and 2 zinnias for seeds. I got a fuschia pink zinnia and a red zinnia, the marigolds are yellow and orange. The temps are warmer and it is humid. Rain showers are likely. Next week, it will be warm and plants will grow. I have been picking off the new buds and new flowers so the plants will take care of what they have now.

Judy, I wanted to send you some jalapenos but thought it might not be appreciated. So I will ask. I would LOVE to send you some of my jalapeno peppers. Do you want some? You might give them to people that are helping out. It is up to you, hon.
Jnannne, do you ever get seeds from flowers and plant them yourself or do you buy yours?
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JudyK
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Eau Claire, WI. 54703-1729
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Posted - 09/18/2016 :  3:41:10 PM  Send JudyK an AOL message  Reply  Reply with Quote
Youre right..lol Theres a ton of peppers in the freezer from last year yet, plus, those still in the garden, however I dont know their condition. I have been donating the fruits frozen up last year for baking also, leaving a couple of pkgs for Kurt, just in case he decides to bake. Wont be long and the big freezer can be shut down.
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Jnanne
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LA
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3047 Posts

Posted - 09/19/2016 :  09:42:30 AM  Reply  Reply with Quote
Mostly I plant perennials so I don't have to worry about collecting seeds, and I prefer bulbs which need to be separated every few years. Most of the plants I get come from the sad plant section of the nursery--the ones that the clerks swear are dead and that I am just wasting my money. So many people don't understand that perennials often die back and when they are put in the ground and watered they either come back immediately or in the spring the following year. They just need to get roots established.

I'm too lazy to do much with annuals. I want to increase the blooms every year by just adding to the mix, changing it up with things that bloom during different seasons or that have different shaped or colored leaves.

Judy--keep up the wonderful attitude. It is amazing how much that aids in quality of life. Seeing the best in what is around you, noticing the good, rejoicing in what you can do more than mourning what you can't. Smell the flowers and enjoy the greenery of the veggies, even when your tummy won't allow you to enjoy the taste! And know that you are loved.

Jnanne
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MCBarb
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USA
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Posted - 09/19/2016 :  3:52:01 PM  Reply  Reply with Quote
Jnanne, I would use perennials, bulbs and also start my own from seed and buy annuals...IF I had my own place. I would not be able to do that here.

I got peppermint, 2 cherry tomatoes, 1 lemon boy tomato and 1 roma tomato free at a local hardware store. The cashier said they were dead but I do not agree. I have had 10 cherry tomatoes, 5 roma tomatoes and the lemon boy has quite a few. I am waiting for them to get bigger and ripen. Dead plants?? No way!!~
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Jnanne
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LA
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3047 Posts

Posted - 10/21/2016 :  4:23:08 PM  Reply  Reply with Quote
I am so thoroughly enjoying the long growing season down here. The fall flowers are gorgeous and most lawns are still very green. It is definitely time to return to the nursery in search of derelict bulbs that others passed by. I may find some at excellent sale prices!

Jnanne
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MCBarb
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Posted - 10/22/2016 :  05:25:32 AM  Reply  Reply with Quote
Jnanne, good going for you! We are supposed to have snow flurries tonight. I am done and have been done with the gardening here. I picked all peppers and tomatoes. I still have a LOT that are ripening. I did pretty well considering I put plants outside July 4th!!

So what kind of bulbs are you buying? Where do you shop for them? What kind of flowers do you have for fall flowers? I recall living in Morgan City ... it used to get cold in winter.... not as cold as it is here in the Adirondacks.
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MCBarb
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USA
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Posted - 10/23/2016 :  4:30:29 PM  Reply  Reply with Quote
Jnanne, I sent you an email but not sure if you got it. I did send Judy a card. I hope she gets it. I have prayed for her soul and I miss her a lot.............
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Jnanne
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LA
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3047 Posts

Posted - 10/23/2016 :  5:10:17 PM  Reply  Reply with Quote
I'll be getting whatever is cheap. My flower budget isn't very big, and since just about any bulb will fit well into the beds I have, I don't need to be picky. Any color, any size, any blooming season. I am especially looking for hosta, elephant ears, and calla lilies. I want some variety in leaf sizes, as well as in the color of the petals. With my ten-year plan I have plenty of time to fit in new blossoms and move (or thin and spread) old ones.

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Jnanne
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LA
USA
3047 Posts

Posted - 11/03/2016 :  09:53:26 AM  Reply  Reply with Quote
When I was at my mom's house in Florida earlier this summer she gave me some desert petunia with purple blossoms. A friend saw them and gave me some he had with pink blossoms--and a yucca. I just need to figure out where to put the yucca, though. The petunias are hardy enough to grow just in just about any conditions, but thrive best in full sun with well-drained soil. And they spread like crazy, so need to be where I either don't care if they spread or where they are enclosed by concrete on all sides. Easy decision. They go in the easement.

McBarb, what's happening in your garden?

Jnanne
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Jnanne
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LA
USA
3047 Posts

Posted - 05/19/2017 :  12:42:14 PM  Reply  Reply with Quote
JudyK, I miss you.

Jnanne
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MCBarb
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USA
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Posted - 05/20/2017 :  05:38:55 AM  Reply  Reply with Quote
Me too. I miss her big time...like every day.

My gardening is still inside. It may freeze tonight, so I will put my plants outside for a while but not all night.

So far I have yellow pear tomatoes, cherry tomatoes, salsa tomatoes,
Cherokee purple tomatoes and I bought a plant...it is roma.

I also have Cubanelle peppers, sweet peppers and jalapenos!

I finally can grow dill, oregano and have some basil.

How about you Jnanne? What is new with you?
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Jnanne
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LA
USA
3047 Posts

Posted - 07/25/2017 :  09:52:01 AM  Reply  Reply with Quote
I've planted very little this year. I transplanted a few wild flowers and bulbs into my yard with mixed success. Moving forward with my ten-year plan to beautify the property has stalled for a bit, but I will resume when the temperature is consistently below boiling.

Jnanne
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