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Bar & Grill [Public] / Re: The Garden Thread that two people wanted
« Last post by LilyBLily on July 06, 2020, 02:07:30 PM »
I have some ground phlox that bloom in the spring, and then I have a weird hybrid, not even two feet tall, white, that bloomed a few weeks ago but won't bloom again the rest of the year even if I pick back the spent blossoms, plus it never reseeds itself and it doesn't grow wider. And then I have my standard tall phlox that Nothing Can Kill (TM), that blooms from now until nearly October, mostly a lovely pink with an occasional Miss Lindgard white one sneaking in. The pink ones are so strong they overwhelm the other colors, which tend to vanish. If the deer don't eat them, these phlox will do their best to take over the world. I have them in with the echinaceas and rudbeckias and some artmeisia, though, and they also are doing their best to take over the world. Not to mention mistflower and various tall weeds. It's a fight to the finish.

I have a few white echinaceas but most are pink. I've seen some interesting hybrids with other colors but I figured the pink would overwhelm them, and anyway, I don't have much room for new plants and certainly no dirt.

I think I discovered that a persistent weed in the front yard is St. John's wort. Maybe 18 inches tall, with a bunch of small yellow flowers. On the whole, I approve of yellow flowers, but I'm getting rid of the mulleins because they are non-native invasives. I pulled out 37 in just one patch--1 main plant and 36 babies. Tilting at windmills, considering they can be found on every other piece of land around here.
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Bar & Grill [Public] / Re: The Garden Thread that two people wanted
« Last post by idontknowyet on July 06, 2020, 01:53:01 PM »
I think I am going to plant the sweet potatoes. The sprouts off the top of the potatoes haven't gotten any bigger in weeks, despite plenty of sun and the jar staying full of water. It just sits on the deck mocking me. It's going in the potato place today.

Edit - I did it. I pulled what I was absolutely sure was clover. I still have other stuff that may be potatoes or just weeds. I guess I'll find out in the fall. There is really good soil over there, a couple of years worth of compost, the dirt is black. Hopefully I get something.
Wow really? My sweet potato now plants are over a foot almost 2 foot long on some of them. Even the slips still in cups have doubled in size. Did they root at all?
Yes the jar was full of roots but just little 1/4 inch red sprouts on the top of the potato. I stuck it in the ground. Fingers crossed.

Oh its too early. You need to wait for the sprouts to grow 4 inches above the potato. Then you slice them off close to the potato. Stick them in water for about a week and the slip will root. Then you plant it. They say planted sweet potatoes dont produce as much as slips do.
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Corona Virus Public Discussions / Re: Covid-19. The Lighter Side
« Last post by Maggie Ann on July 06, 2020, 01:13:14 PM »


Mars officially bans all flights from Earth. Says it will review policy in 5000 years.
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Marketing Loft [Public] / Re: Amazon Ads: WHERE ARE THEY?
« Last post by notthatamanda on July 06, 2020, 01:03:14 PM »
Huh, I'm in the US and on my book page I see

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I don't have any advice for you. I gave up on AMS a while ago but I thought I'd mention the ad carousels are there.
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Corona Virus Public Discussions / Re: Covid-19. The Lighter Side
« Last post by Maggie Ann on July 06, 2020, 12:57:49 PM »
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Bar & Grill [Public] / Re: The Garden Thread that two people wanted
« Last post by notthatamanda on July 06, 2020, 12:56:37 PM »
Just keeping up with watering my pots of tomatoes on that hot deck seems like enough outdoor time. We're having a brutal spate of 90-degree weather. It's too hot to attempt anything serious outside but I went out early and did some weeding just to be out of the house. I've been cheered by the sight of 30-40 daylilies blooming each day. The phlox are just starting, and the liatris, and I can see the buds getting bigger on the rudbeckia. I have a bunch of bloomstick alium looking good, and a sixth stalk has come up from my canna roots. Meanwhile the pink echinaceas are blooming and some regular yellow lilies, and my faithful gallardia struggling with inferior dirt. This year we had two big yucca flower stalks, which are just about done. The wild black raspberries are almost done, too. While picking them I've seen numerous very tiny praying mantises, too, which was a treat; one seldom sees the babies.
Huh, you must have a different variety of phlox. Our blooms early. Low to the ground type.
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Bar & Grill [Public] / Re: The Garden Thread that two people wanted
« Last post by notthatamanda on July 06, 2020, 12:55:22 PM »
I think I am going to plant the sweet potatoes. The sprouts off the top of the potatoes haven't gotten any bigger in weeks, despite plenty of sun and the jar staying full of water. It just sits on the deck mocking me. It's going in the potato place today.

Edit - I did it. I pulled what I was absolutely sure was clover. I still have other stuff that may be potatoes or just weeds. I guess I'll find out in the fall. There is really good soil over there, a couple of years worth of compost, the dirt is black. Hopefully I get something.
Wow really? My sweet potato now plants are over a foot almost 2 foot long on some of them. Even the slips still in cups have doubled in size. Did they root at all?
Yes the jar was full of roots but just little 1/4 inch red sprouts on the top of the potato. I stuck it in the ground. Fingers crossed.
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Corona Virus Public Discussions / Re: Covid-19. The Lighter Side
« Last post by Maggie Ann on July 06, 2020, 12:51:02 PM »
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Corona Virus Public Discussions / Re: Covid-19. The Lighter Side
« Last post by Luke Everhart on July 06, 2020, 12:42:31 PM »

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Bar & Grill [Public] / Re: The Garden Thread that two people wanted
« Last post by LilyBLily on July 06, 2020, 11:14:51 AM »
Just keeping up with watering my pots of tomatoes on that hot deck seems like enough outdoor time. We're having a brutal spate of 90-degree weather. It's too hot to attempt anything serious outside but I went out early and did some weeding just to be out of the house. I've been cheered by the sight of 30-40 daylilies blooming each day. The phlox are just starting, and the liatris, and I can see the buds getting bigger on the rudbeckia. I have a bunch of bloomstick alium looking good, and a sixth stalk has come up from my canna roots. Meanwhile the pink echinaceas are blooming and some regular yellow lilies, and my faithful gallardia struggling with inferior dirt. This year we had two big yucca flower stalks, which are just about done. The wild black raspberries are almost done, too. While picking them I've seen numerous very tiny praying mantises, too, which was a treat; one seldom sees the babies.
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