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Got a call from husband when he was out visiting with a friend. "Hey, friend is switching to (what's that thing? Oh yeah) xeriscaping and wants to know if you want any daylilies . . ."

He came home with the back of the hatchback filled with a big box of them.

I found spots and was irritated beyond measure by the amount of grass invading my garden beds. :swear:

So, as soon as I finished work I went outside and dug holes, split bundles, watered them in. Also moved a hollyhock that was crowding shorter plants. Hope it lives, it has a massive root.

Still haven't planted anything in the main garden, amendments need to be dug in.
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Peas are arising!

I feel stuck though, a vast swath of area for gardens is being utilized for getting the house ready for stucco repair and repainting.

I'm also stuck on a garden design issue and which would increase my productivity but be a helva a lot of extra work. Decision time.

Tulips are in full colour swing right now and my orange and yellow tulips got pollinated to produce yellow/orange stripped tulips of which I plan to document and publish on fb soon.
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Strawberries out of the ground and into the pots for the season. Fixed a bunch of my drip/spray irrigation issues. Things like plugged hoses or heads. In one case I added a drip line to my tree peony.

I still need to work on my containers, though. I have 5 pots ready for peppers. I have 3 more I will plant with herbs. And I have two more areas to work on tweaking irrigation. And the main food garden needs work. I need to dig in amendments, set up the plan and then set up the irrigation accordingly. And there is so much grass in my garden beds, It's enough to make me weep.

My friend has sprouted some tomatoes for me, so I got the transplant pots ready yesterday. I also did a free (trial) gym class with a friend and am having troubles lifting my arms.
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Lady tehMa wrote: Apr 21st, 2024, 7:45 am Fixed a bunch of my drip/spray irrigation issues. Things like plugged hoses or heads. In one case I added a drip line to my tree peony.
Arrrgg, don't remind me. 8 zones and all need attention from broken heads, goof plugs installed, plant realignment re-routing....
Oh well, I'll wash the car today and maybe do some reloading and walk the dogs... :D
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The radicchio I planted a couple of weeks ago is up and looking good. I'll thin it out a bit, then thin it more and transplant some. I'll keep some in my balcony container and try a few in my community garden.
I tried growing it a few years ago, but what came up was somewhat odd. A friend had the same results.
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Never tried that one. Is it good? I'm planting lettuces soon.
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Queen K wrote: Apr 23rd, 2024, 5:56 pm Never tried that one. Is it good? I'm planting lettuces soon.
Never grew it before but my MIL did, ate it in salads often. The resort we were at recently had it in the buffet, no bitterness at all.
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I was thinking it might be hot, like Argula is, sometimes called Rocket. I hate that stuff and hate it more when restaurants list it as an ingrediant.
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Rain rain rain! We need it, we got it. But we need more! Thankfully my rain barrels are all full to the brim and I took some time to fill all the watering cans to make room in a few of the barrels for more.
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Queen K wrote: Apr 26th, 2024, 7:40 am Rain rain rain! We need it, we got it. But we need more! Thankfully my rain barrels are all full to the brim and I took some time to fill all the watering cans to make room in a few of the barrels for more.
It is nice to have the rain :130:

When it clears son is going to have fun with mowing a lawn that is overdue for a trim as of a few days ago :admin:
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Makes transplanting flowers easier though. I have several that need new locations. Norlands are popping up in the former Red Currant Bush site. I filled the site with really nice non-clay soils and let it settle over Winter, topped off with handfuls of sand. Should make potatoes grow really well into the space. :D
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Lady tehMa wrote: Apr 26th, 2024, 8:11 am
Queen K wrote: Apr 26th, 2024, 7:40 am Rain rain rain! We need it, we got it. But we need more! Thankfully my rain barrels are all full to the brim and I took some time to fill all the watering cans to make room in a few of the barrels for more.
It is nice to have the rain :130:

When it clears son is going to have fun with mowing a lawn that is overdue for a trim as of a few days ago :admin:
I recall those days, grass overwatered by rain, growing 10 times faster then my whiskers, but now that's all behind me. I sold my house, the lawn and gave away my mower. But I do miss that huge garden.
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Babba said
I recall those days, grass overwatered by rain, growing 10 times faster then my whiskers, but now that's all behind me. I sold my house, the lawn and gave away my mower. But I do miss that huge garden
I agree with you about missing garden space, but not about the whiskers.
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My sister-in-law came by today - picked up the strawberries I was giving her. I had so many excess I offered them to her.
She saw some volunteer maples, and was hopeful to get them. So after she left I dug them up (do not belong in my food garden, or the garden beds).
Then I replanted some columbine that had seeded in difficult spots, and dug up some raspberry canes for SIL as well. And some wild plum starts. She's going to be busy :biggrin:

I'm glad she wanted them, it got me going a bit.
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Petunia variety in planters on Kelowna boulevard ?

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Does anyone happen to know what variety those pink petunias are in the big cement planters on the Dilworth/Hwy.97 intersection?
The planters that were installed to keep panhandlers away from traffic.
They always look so nice and I'm wondering if they're mounding petunias, trailing petunias...what type.

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