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Lady tehMa wrote: Jun 22nd, 2022, 8:11 am Ooh! QK knows someone who would like a plant :up:
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Speaking of rhubarb… some people still cut the stalk rather than pulling….this leaves an open wound subject to infection that shortens the life of the plant. Always leave 1/3 of crop standing to rejuvenate the plant for next year’s production.

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ohh, I NEED to see pix of your poppies Lady
We have a bunch of wild ones on the creek bank, and a man down from me has some stunners
They are so delicate looking, just love them

I don't garden with flowers or veggies, meanwhile my black lace has gone insane growing, and this year my smoke tree is beyond :/ Guess the cooler damp weather

Black lace were bushes, I have trained them into trees
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Oooh - black lace elderberry, those are lovely! And smoke bushes too.

Here is one
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the other
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Icelandic poppy - it came back!
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Those are my Flander's poppies

It doesn't seem to want to put the photos the right way up? :135:
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Lady tehMa wrote: Jun 23rd, 2022, 10:01 am It doesn't seem to want to put the photos the right way up? :135:
If you click on the photo, they appear the right way up.
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Oh, neat. thanks! :130:
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the poppies are lovely. And so tall!
The smoke bush is now a smoke tree.. this year it finally turned the color I had bought. At first the smoke was kinda dull, this year it's amazing.
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I'd love to see pics of them (Black Lace too) if you are so inclined :130:
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I will when I finish work, the pictures won't do them justice
I like that the blooms turn to tiny berries, and then the birds feast
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its prettier in the sunlight :/ Thanks Ferri :)
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normaM wrote: Jun 24th, 2022, 10:07 am its prettier in the sunlight :/ Thanks Ferri :)
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I was bundled, Sun came out - surprised I didn't turn to smoke like a vampire
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That is beautiful, Norma. A real boon to eyes and birds.

After an eleven days absence from my garden, high above Vernon, in a north wind windtunnel that never stops, I visited today to be met with soil hardened to concrete. Hoed and weeded like I was possessed, watered deeply and then picked a bounty of lettuce, green onion and dill for salad.

Next, cut off tomato leaves touching ground, nipped off suckers, tied them to stakes (again), fertilized and watered them too. It seems that all the downpours were beneficial to this dry, windy, humous-poor soil.

Green beans at flowering stage; carrots need to be thinned desperately but no time to spare until Sunday.

My only disappointments are the cucs (few germinated and if they did, quail and dreaded earwigs) have been at them. Have never seen such a crappy performance before in all the years of gardening. Only in Vernon. Oh well, persevere

The heaps of lettuce, every leaf perfect grown under sheer curtains, is bounty enough for me. It sure beats the offerings sold in grocery stores.
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It has filled up the courtyard, I can sit out in Peace.. no one can see me.... one of the best things I did to the house was the courtyard
I used to like to grow roses, they don't seem to enjoy the weather here much tho
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