Thursday, March 13, 2008

Over achiever.... yes I am!

So... tomorrow morning (before 7:30) I have a planting extravangaza in store...

12 papevar oriental (oriental poppy)

6 asclepias tuberosa (butterfly weed)

3 buddleia (butterfly bushes)

Want to lend a hand????

Ginger... an ingredient, a medicinal plant, a flower.

OK... I have decided to try my hand at growing some ginger from the rhizomes. I have a couple of very nice roots (I use a LOT of ginger at work) and I thought, what the heck, maybe a nice indoor plant. Has anyone grown ginger flowers from the root? I would love to hear what you have to say!

Here we go on another adventure...
(Psst.... Zoe... those are moonies in the corner :::wink:::)

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

March 11, 2008 ..Zoe's SE Coastal Garden...Moon flowers and Hummingbird Vine..Planted 2/29-3/5

Better shot of the Bradford Pear ressurection....

Gloves or bare handed?

I am curious...

How many people religiously wear gardening gloves? I just bought three pair (they are still in the package, by the way) as I do every year, but, I only seem to wear them about a third of the time. My career dictates that I have short nails - so there is no nail breakage issue - and I wear protective gloves at work all the time (like a second skin), yet I cannot seem to keep my garden gloves on unless I am working with blackberries or roses.

Do you wear gloves?

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Monday, March 10, 2008

Treasures from Trash...

I have a great treasure find I am going to pick up in the morning- an old iron headboard with lots of curlicues and such that would be perfect for a bit of flowering vine (Moonflower? Hummingbird (cypress) vines? morning glories?). I think it is an awsome thing.... Do you ever see treasure in someone elses trash?

Sunday, March 9, 2008

I found a great resource!

Blotanical- Where garden blogs bloom

I stumbled across a collection of gardeners- amature, professional, container, raised beds... you name it! If you are a gardener (or want to be one) you should click on the link above.
Happy gardening!


This Bradford Pear was diseased and had to be cut down. This is a shoot off of the stub.

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I see a LEAF!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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The first violet

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Even the dandilion deserves a mention...

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oxalis (hopefully taking over the mowable part of the yard!)

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Its... its.... its an almost bloom!


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Our six flakes of snow on Saturday (from phone)

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