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notthatamanda

Re: The Garden Thread that two people wanted
« Reply #200 on: July 13, 2020, 07:26:03 AM »
Well I got my new potato pieces planted today. I left a couple of things that I'm still not sure are weeds.
 
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LilyBLily

Re: The Garden Thread that two people wanted
« Reply #201 on: July 13, 2020, 07:50:45 AM »
I hauled out the hedge clippers and finally trimmed the azaleas myself since a certain person has not cooperated and this has dragged on too long. They probably won't bloom much next year because they likely already set their buds. Okay, but now all the bushes that needed trimming have been trimmed. Done.

Found another mullein in the process but will need a tool to dig it out; the lack of rain has turned the dirt here to concrete. Very typical of every summer here. Eventually even the weeds in the lawn die back and the only green visible in the drain field is directly above the drain lines themselves.
 
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notthatamanda

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« Reply #202 on: July 14, 2020, 06:35:15 AM »
Morning glory is curling around the mailbox post. Happy happy joy joy.
 
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« Reply #203 on: July 14, 2020, 08:02:53 AM »
I found a baby wood turtle! Whoa!
 
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LilyBLily

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« Reply #204 on: July 22, 2020, 09:40:41 AM »
I finally took pity on all the gasping plants and did some early morning watering. Twelve hours later, we're actually having a bit of a rain shower. Not a soaking, but something. Maybe tomorrow I should wash my car.
 

notthatamanda

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« Reply #205 on: July 22, 2020, 09:43:03 AM »
My Asiatic lily is opening. My winter hardy hibiscus has tons of blooms but they just won't open. Morning glories are on track to take over the mailbox.
 

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Re: The Garden Thread that two people wanted
« Reply #206 on: July 26, 2020, 01:42:20 AM »
Thought you might like to see my neighbour's pony tail palm (sometimes called an elephant's foot palm). It only flowers every 10 - 20 years.

From the www.
You can grow ponytail palm in the ground or in very large pots. In either case, given sufficient patience, you may be lucky enough to see it flower. Flowering on a ponytail palm does not occur the first year you purchase the small plant nor is it likely to during the next decade. Before the plant flowers, it increases significantly in size and girth. The plantís palm-like trunk sometimes grows to 18 feet (5.5 m.) high and widens to 6 feet (2 m.) in diameter. But size alone does not trigger first flowering on a ponytail palm. Experts believe that a combination of factors, including weather, can be instrumental in causing initial ponytail palm flowering. Once the plant blooms, it will flower every summer.

Not sure about it flowering every summer  :icon_rolleyes:

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notthatamanda

Re: The Garden Thread that two people wanted
« Reply #207 on: July 26, 2020, 03:00:05 AM »
Wow, I feel special for getting to see that. Thanks for sharing Jan.

Garden - ugh. A friend told me a potato sprouted in her vegetable drawer and she planted it a month ago and has been harvesting potatoes left and right. We are headed into another heat wave, 100 degrees predicted on Monday, but the rain barrels are full for now. Only one of my roses rebloomed, with only two flowers. I need to get some fertilizer down for the rain at the end of next week hopefully. If they blew the forecast and we don't get rain, well, veggie garden is going to be in trouble.
 

LilyBLily

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« Reply #208 on: July 26, 2020, 05:46:43 AM »
That palm is fantastic! Beautiful.

We discovered another wild version of an evening primrose. And we got lucky and finally there was significant rain. Many flowers look quite singed, however.
 

Vijaya

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« Reply #209 on: July 28, 2020, 02:22:00 AM »
It's beautiful Jan.


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Re: The Garden Thread that two people wanted
« Reply #210 on: August 02, 2020, 01:17:18 AM »
Two more lockdown projects almost completed. All the plants were donated by the residents, or we split ones that were already growing in the common property. We've used mostly bromeliads, cacti or aloes that don't require much water or looking after.  Grin.

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notthatamanda

Re: The Garden Thread that two people wanted
« Reply #211 on: August 04, 2020, 01:11:28 AM »
Yesterday I fertilized the roses and lilacs in prep for the rain we should get from the hurricane. Munstead wood is the only one that's reflowered this year, which is really unusual. The morning glories are overtaking the mailbox. The winter hardy hibiscus buds started opening! The dalias I attempted this year are pretty stunted, not enough water.

If we don't get any water from the hurricane, well, the leaves look healthy. Last year a hurricane missed central and northern New England entirely. We went up to the beach that day and we could see it off shore which was pretty cool. Watched it move further north all day. The waves were amazing. When the tide came in rogue waves were making it up to the sea wall, which of course happens, but I hadn't ever seen it before.
 

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« Reply #212 on: August 04, 2020, 02:12:00 AM »
A moonflower seed that I'd planted inside intending to move it outside has bloomed anyway. Huge white blossom. Not a variety I've ever had before.
 

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Re: The Garden Thread that two people wanted
« Reply #213 on: August 04, 2020, 03:15:03 AM »
A moonflower seed that I'd planted inside intending to move it outside has bloomed anyway. Huge white blossom. Not a variety I've ever had before.

would love to see a picture of it. grint

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« Reply #214 on: August 04, 2020, 03:40:55 AM »
Okay, trying to post pics.

Which apparently worked. Thanks to Simon for how to make the file size smaller.
 
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Re: The Garden Thread that two people wanted
« Reply #215 on: August 04, 2020, 05:35:25 AM »
Okay, trying to post pics.

Which apparently worked. Thanks to Simon for how to make the file size smaller.

Very pretty. Don't think I've seen one.

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notthatamanda

Re: The Garden Thread that two people wanted
« Reply #216 on: August 04, 2020, 06:40:22 AM »
Okay, trying to post pics.

Which apparently worked. Thanks to Simon for how to make the file size smaller.
Oh so pretty. When the blossom is done you can harvest the seeds from it. It's a viner so you can throw some out by your mailbox in the fall if you want and see if they come back next year.
 

Vijaya

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« Reply #217 on: August 04, 2020, 09:17:47 AM »
What a beauty!


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