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Yard and Garden 2013

spring1onuspring1onu Posts: 16,528Registered Users
I'd love for y'all to share your yard and/or garden pictures!! :D I love, love seeing what everyone is up to in their yards and if anyone's thumb is as black as mine. :lol: So, please feel free to share your pictures here.

We finally got our raised bed ready for planting this afternoon by adding some compost. We put in four types of tomatoes: early girl, an heirloom I forget the name of, sungold yellow cherry tomatoes, and sweet 100's. We also planted patypan squash and strawberries which are both new to me in growing. We put in seeds for bush beans and snow peas so we've got to get a trellis built for those in the next couple weeks.

I also added some new plants to the yard and to the container my maple is in. Those are achillea 'pink grapefruit', silver mound, and curious orange monkey flower.

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If these pictures are too large will y'all let me know? I know they're big, but on my screen they're not so large they make the thread go wonky, but not sure if that's the case for everyone else.
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Byron,GA> Charleston, SC> Jacksonville, FL> Guilford, CT> Rohnert Park, CA! A southern drawl in sunny Cali! . :D
The amount of time from slipping on the peel and landing on the pavement is exactly one bananosecond.
I do have a secret yen for pink in unexpected places. ~ninja dog
I've decided that I'll never get down to my original weight, and I'm OK with that--After all, 8 pounds 2 oz. is just not realistic.
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  • SCGSCG Posts: 5,416Registered Users
    How cute is your yard/garden?! I love it.

    Allegedly my parents are planning to build a bunch of raised garden beds this year, but we'll see if it happens... I'd really like for it to! I loved having a veggie garden a few years ago. If it does, I'll post pics! I'm not hopeful, though. :evil4:

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  • StarmieStarmie Posts: 6,675Registered Users Curl Dabbler
    My poor garden's not looking the best at the end of a long, hot summer but I'll take some pics at the weekend when I've (hopefully) tidied it up a bit. My veggie beds are almost empty as I refuse to put anything else in until I'm sure the hot weather has gone.
    3b in South Australia.
  • webjockeywebjockey Posts: 2,786Registered Users
    Just starting to get my raised veggie beds going.

    Hubby just made and designed these wicking beds:

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    hello.world.
  • spring1onuspring1onu Posts: 16,528Registered Users
    webbie, those are awesome!! I can't wait to see the progress of those planted. I'm always storing away ideas for when we get into our forever home and can actually put down roots and do things without thinking of having to move and leave it all behind.
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    Byron,GA> Charleston, SC> Jacksonville, FL> Guilford, CT> Rohnert Park, CA! A southern drawl in sunny Cali! . :D
    The amount of time from slipping on the peel and landing on the pavement is exactly one bananosecond.
    I do have a secret yen for pink in unexpected places. ~ninja dog
    I've decided that I'll never get down to my original weight, and I'm OK with that--After all, 8 pounds 2 oz. is just not realistic.
  • rouquinnerouquinne Posts: 13,494Registered Users Curl Dabbler
    webbie, could i hire your husband?

    :D
    My blog:

    /home/leaving?target=http%3A%2F%2Flabellatestarossa.blogspot.ca%2F" class="Popup

    Little Mother of all the Roaches, President-for-Life of the MAC Harlots!
  • jeepcurlygurljeepcurlygurl Posts: 19,235Registered Users Curl Dabbler
    We are still having snow and cold so no planting yet. But the perennials are coming up, some daffodils and snowdrops and periwinkle are blooming, the buds are showing on the trees, and some bugs are out, so at least it's starting to look like spring.
    Last weekend was warm enough to clean my plants and landscaping, clean the porch and patio, and all the furniture is out and ready for sitting!
    --I'm located in Western PA.
    --I found NC in late 2004, CG since February 2005, started going grey in late 2005.
    --My hair is 3B with some 3A, texture-medium/fine, porosity-normal except for the ends which are porous, elasticity-normal.
    --My long time favorite products are Suave & VO5 conditioners, LA Looks Sport Gel, oils, honey, vinegar.
    --My CG and grey hair progress -- http://www.naturallycurly.com/curltalk/going-gray/179328-jeepys-grey-hair-progress.html
  • goldencurlygoldencurly Posts: 2,385Registered Users
    We are still having snow and cold so no planting yet. But the perennials are coming up, some daffodils and snowdrops and periwinkle are blooming, the buds are showing on the trees, and some bugs are out, so at least it's starting to look like spring.
    Last weekend was warm enough to clean my plants and landscaping, clean the porch and patio, and all the furniture is out and ready for sitting!

    jeepy's nekkid piggies! Mine are snuggly wrapped in wool boot socks. What is spring? What's a garden? What's warm? For the love of all things sacred, what's warm???
  • spring1onuspring1onu Posts: 16,528Registered Users
    We're finally getting some rain, a downpour overnight, but thankfully nothing we planted floated away. :lol: Hopefully everything is appreciating a good drink in their new homes.
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    Byron,GA> Charleston, SC> Jacksonville, FL> Guilford, CT> Rohnert Park, CA! A southern drawl in sunny Cali! . :D
    The amount of time from slipping on the peel and landing on the pavement is exactly one bananosecond.
    I do have a secret yen for pink in unexpected places. ~ninja dog
    I've decided that I'll never get down to my original weight, and I'm OK with that--After all, 8 pounds 2 oz. is just not realistic.
  • NetGNetG Posts: 8,116Registered Users
    Right now the only place we're really growing anything is in the arena since my horse is at the trainer's and that's where I'm doing my riding.

    We have these great brick planters along the front of the house... and these rodent ground squirrel-ish things which eat any plants we put in no matter what we do. We'll be doing some indoor herb gardening, and maybe try to get some hanging planters for the backyard - we have chain link fence around the dogs, so it would be easy to hang planters from!
    The pews never miss a sermon but that doesn't get them one step closer to Heaven.
    -Speckla

    But at least the pews never attend yoga!
  • StarmieStarmie Posts: 6,675Registered Users Curl Dabbler
    Some not very good pics. It was a bit warm this weekend so I didn't get much tidying done so these are just a couple of the neatest looking atm.

    Almost empty veggie beds (with the sun shining so not very clear)
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    Veggie bed and plum tree in the background.
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    Front garden, trying to avoid a view of the very dead lawn. Sad that the only colour is DS1's car.
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    3b in South Australia.
  • theliothelio Posts: 5,374Registered Users
    I wish i could hire someone to make my garden look at pretty. I'm just too tired,
  • jeepcurlygurljeepcurlygurl Posts: 19,235Registered Users Curl Dabbler
    Still too early to plant veggies and such here, but at least spring has finally arrived and some of the posies are popping out.
    --I'm located in Western PA.
    --I found NC in late 2004, CG since February 2005, started going grey in late 2005.
    --My hair is 3B with some 3A, texture-medium/fine, porosity-normal except for the ends which are porous, elasticity-normal.
    --My long time favorite products are Suave & VO5 conditioners, LA Looks Sport Gel, oils, honey, vinegar.
    --My CG and grey hair progress -- http://www.naturallycurly.com/curltalk/going-gray/179328-jeepys-grey-hair-progress.html
  • StarmieStarmie Posts: 6,675Registered Users Curl Dabbler
    I just got back from the UK hoping for cooler weather here so I could plant some veggies, shrubs and the mountain of bulbs I have. No such luck, we're having a heatwave and it'll have to wait until the weekend. So annoying!
    3b in South Australia.
  • B-wavyB-wavy Posts: 1,733Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    Mr B & I finished this project this past Sunday. The inner circle is gardenia bushes, the middle is barberry bushes, and the other edges are blue rug junipers which will spread in time and fill in that whole area. We're still trying to decide what to do in the very center. Possibilities include a small red Japanese maple, a birdbath, a combination birdbath/fountain, or some type of metal sculpture.

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  • rouquinnerouquinne Posts: 13,494Registered Users Curl Dabbler
    Miss B:

    :notworthy:
    My blog:

    /home/leaving?target=http%3A%2F%2Flabellatestarossa.blogspot.ca%2F" class="Popup

    Little Mother of all the Roaches, President-for-Life of the MAC Harlots!
  • LotsawavesLotsawaves Posts: 8,660Registered Users
    I want a pic of your house!!!
    From Michael Berg:

    Every person has a unique connection to the Creator that can never be extinguished, and every person has a great soul that can manifest important things in our world. To make a person feel less than they are because of something inside themselves, be it faith, race, or sexual orientation, is the greatest sin of all."
  • B-wavyB-wavy Posts: 1,733Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    Lotsa, I took this one a couple of weeks ago - it's a little hazy though.

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  • spring1onuspring1onu Posts: 16,528Registered Users
    B, you have a beautiful house!
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    Byron,GA> Charleston, SC> Jacksonville, FL> Guilford, CT> Rohnert Park, CA! A southern drawl in sunny Cali! . :D
    The amount of time from slipping on the peel and landing on the pavement is exactly one bananosecond.
    I do have a secret yen for pink in unexpected places. ~ninja dog
    I've decided that I'll never get down to my original weight, and I'm OK with that--After all, 8 pounds 2 oz. is just not realistic.
  • B-wavyB-wavy Posts: 1,733Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    Thanks, springy!
  • ruralcurlsruralcurls Posts: 2,574Registered Users
    B. I love it!! It is gorgeous!!
  • B-wavyB-wavy Posts: 1,733Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    Thanks, rural!
  • divegirldivegirl Posts: 1,286Registered Users
    My kale, chard, and spinach plants. I also have beet seedlings which I am in the process of thinning out (and eating!). I am getting two salads a day! The chard came back from last fall.
  • rouquinnerouquinne Posts: 13,494Registered Users Curl Dabbler
    *sigh*

    after a week of sunshine and warmth....

    we have a frost warning for Sunday.

    :sad9:

    i will not be going to get plants until later this month.
    My blog:

    /home/leaving?target=http%3A%2F%2Flabellatestarossa.blogspot.ca%2F" class="Popup

    Little Mother of all the Roaches, President-for-Life of the MAC Harlots!
  • spring1onuspring1onu Posts: 16,528Registered Users
    Calvin was checking in to make sure things are going ok.

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    Byron,GA> Charleston, SC> Jacksonville, FL> Guilford, CT> Rohnert Park, CA! A southern drawl in sunny Cali! . :D
    The amount of time from slipping on the peel and landing on the pavement is exactly one bananosecond.
    I do have a secret yen for pink in unexpected places. ~ninja dog
    I've decided that I'll never get down to my original weight, and I'm OK with that--After all, 8 pounds 2 oz. is just not realistic.
  • divegirldivegirl Posts: 1,286Registered Users
    spring1onu wrote: »
    Calvin was checking in to make sure things are going ok.

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    Are those the same raised beds as in your first post? What a difference!
  • jeepcurlygurljeepcurlygurl Posts: 19,235Registered Users Curl Dabbler
    April showers (and snow) finally brought May flowers.
    Johnny Jump Ups, they always make me smile.
    Periwinkle and Sweet Woodruff.
    A celery plant that came up from last year.
    Chives (I have had chive plants at all my houses and apartments and have given away a zillion plants, all from the same little plant I 'borrowed' for an herb garden at an old mansion turned museum that I lived next to during the late 80's early 90's. This is part of that plant and one of my favorite things.).
    A collumbine that planted itself in my garden.
    --I'm located in Western PA.
    --I found NC in late 2004, CG since February 2005, started going grey in late 2005.
    --My hair is 3B with some 3A, texture-medium/fine, porosity-normal except for the ends which are porous, elasticity-normal.
    --My long time favorite products are Suave & VO5 conditioners, LA Looks Sport Gel, oils, honey, vinegar.
    --My CG and grey hair progress -- http://www.naturallycurly.com/curltalk/going-gray/179328-jeepys-grey-hair-progress.html
  • spring1onuspring1onu Posts: 16,528Registered Users
    divegirl, that's the same bed and it's doing really well so far! A few bug issues, but they're not obliterating anything so we'll see how it goes.
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    Byron,GA> Charleston, SC> Jacksonville, FL> Guilford, CT> Rohnert Park, CA! A southern drawl in sunny Cali! . :D
    The amount of time from slipping on the peel and landing on the pavement is exactly one bananosecond.
    I do have a secret yen for pink in unexpected places. ~ninja dog
    I've decided that I'll never get down to my original weight, and I'm OK with that--After all, 8 pounds 2 oz. is just not realistic.
  • StarmieStarmie Posts: 6,675Registered Users Curl Dabbler
    I spent several hours in the garden today, bit on the weedy side after a few weeks away. Have put in some veggie seedlings but they're so small I'll wait a while before putting pics up. Also planted about 100 bulbs but obviously nothing to see.
    3b in South Australia.
  • B-wavyB-wavy Posts: 1,733Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    This is on the right side of our house just beyond the walkway we built a couple of weeks ago. Thought I'd better hurry and take a pic before the deer come along and scarf it all down to the ground - they think it's their personal salad bar.

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  • spring1onuspring1onu Posts: 16,528Registered Users
    I absolutely love hostas! I wish we had a shady area to plant some here, they're a favorite. We had some in CT and the deer left them alone until the last two years there and they munched them down to nothing. What are the pink flowers? They sort of look like azaleas, but not.
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    spring-smiley.gif?1292867680

    Byron,GA> Charleston, SC> Jacksonville, FL> Guilford, CT> Rohnert Park, CA! A southern drawl in sunny Cali! . :D
    The amount of time from slipping on the peel and landing on the pavement is exactly one bananosecond.
    I do have a secret yen for pink in unexpected places. ~ninja dog
    I've decided that I'll never get down to my original weight, and I'm OK with that--After all, 8 pounds 2 oz. is just not realistic.
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