Grateful Dead

In and Out of the Garden He Goes...

So after getting a fairly gratifying amount of long-overdue yard work done over the holiday weekend, I am getting a big kick out of the fact that decades' worth of chance-acquired plants are starting to look like they belong together. And then in another topic JurassicBlueberries was holding forth on the care and feeding of blueberry plants, and what with one thing and another, I bet we've got gardeners here. Let's talk!

(PS: Folks, this should probably go without saying, but if your gardening efforts involve the cultivation of plants illegal in your jurisdiction, please do not post about them here. For all practical purposes, everyone in the world can read what you post here, and that definitely includes your local law enforcement. Or your not-so-local law enforcement. Or your mama. Silence is golden.)

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Chillies

looking at Chilli seeds on the net, any recs for varieties that grow well in a hottish dry climate,

Bob

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don't forget to feed the birds

if you are in a wintry place....they're queuing up at the feeders right now..dozens of them ...

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Fall and Winter

Well the cooler seasons are upon us. Time to plant. I put in a new fiery red maple tree and re planted a whole bed,moving in a whole new family of day lilies. My favorites to grow cuz they reproduce so easily and keep on giving you new plants-free! Trimmed all the shrubs and bushes,tall grasses too.Cleaned the filters on the pond and changed the fish food over to their 'winter' formula.Keeping up with cleaning away all the flower debris from the dropping blooms off of the camelias (aah! winter color).A fresh layer of mulch has gone on all the beds-it looks so nice for the Christmas season. Time to look for some nice fir trees and maybe a holly or two to plant.
Never had such a good time...........

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the bulbs are in

i cant beleive the colar in one of my gardens.my roses i think thet are enjoying the break,buds everywhere,and blooms.all my mums are very nice to the fall,garden is taken place.and persimons should be ready for picking this week.and "indian apples"are splitting ready to be eatin.perserve time.and lotes of baking.

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End of the season - report from Eastern Washington

Still have a few tomatoes on the vines and some greens, amazing at the end of October, no freeze yet, maybe tonight, makes one think about global warming.

Gathered lots of peppers and the last of the basil over the weekend. I make pesto and freeze it and have it through next year. Yummy!

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well

thanks marye for the heads up on the irises i relly have to put them into day.ive been on the putt ridding enjoying the weather .so i shall go put the bulbs in.at least its nice here in sac..peace

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Vegetable Gardener

I mainly plant vegetables in my garden. Tomatoes, sweetpeas, cucumbers, grape and cherry tomatoes. That's about all kind of a small garden. Anyhow season is over and it was a great 1. I'll post again next year around mothers day when the garden goes in.

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thanks marye for the input

yah the irisrs are going in tommorow.if i dont get started on this stuff i either wont go in or it will go in late.i do have the time,so thanks again..peace,heather

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irises

yes, I think they go in now, though as I recall Dutch and Bearded have different blooming schedules.

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autumn colars

its amazing doing yard work at this time of the tear as i clean flower pots cut down/back lots of stuff i get to experience the wonder of spring/summer.to see how much things have grown taking on new life.pretty neat.then to see the fruit on the trees for this time of the year and to pick them to bake or make perserves or just snack on .lots of fun,even the raking and clean up.nice way to get grounded and become a part of mother earth,enjoy everyone!

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