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TR Garden Club - Episode #9 Spring 2011

By boxfiddler Moderator ·
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This is a continuation of a discussion started here: (TRGC Part 1) http://preview.tinyurl.com/2qflz5
And continued here: (TRGC Part 2) http://preview.tinyurl.com/ytxn7j
Then proceeded to carry on here: (TRGC Part 3) http://tinyurl.com/6fw8c7
You can find Part #4 here: http://tinyurl.com/6pteb6
Part #5 can be located here: http://preview.tinyurl.com/bekqml
Part #6 is here: http://preview.tinyurl.com/bs5t45
Part #7 can be found here: http://tinyurl.com/2bajdru
Part #8 can be found here: http://tinyurl.com/5rlq6ng

AV's opening post:
My garden in Spring 2011

We don't have a new garden post. Boxy! We need one. I can't post it because I'm having technical difficulties.

Anyways, this year I'm going to have a special garden. This is the first year I'm going to try to grow wildflowers from seeds and get them to take in my environment. Its going to be a real challenge because the wildflowers are from Colorado, but I'm going to grow them in New Jersey. I'm talking about Columbines, Coneflowers and alot of flowers like that, but all from seed.

I have a few different areas that I am going to try, but I'm also going to try to grow them as container plants. Don't know if I will be successful, but I'm doing it anyway.

We've had the worst of winters. Its been beyond awful here and I've felt like I lived in Maine instead of New Jersey. I'm not knocking Maine, but I wouldn't choose to live there because its so cold and snowy.

I still have my potato bags from last year. They survived the winter, amazing! This year, I'm only planting red potatoes. They had a much better yield than the Yukon Gold potatoes last year.

I'm going to plant lots of lettuces. The lettuces flourished in the planter beds. I buy Gurney's Red Sails and Mixed Greens and they were very prolific last year.

Also prolific were the Early Contender green beans. I'm using last years seeds and have done that in the past. They are still good.

AV

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Bug bath...

by boxfiddler Moderator In reply to Wolf Spiders? (YIKES)!

Smallish containers holding water and rocks on the ground for the bugs to get water. Funny thing is, with a couple of the deeper ones, the birds use the heck out of them.

Here's a couple of them:

http://i220.photobucket.com/albums/dd185/juphol1/GARDENING%20FOR%20WILDLIFE/Photo48.jpg

http://i220.photobucket.com/albums/dd185/juphol1/GARDENING%20FOR%20WILDLIFE/P1010031.jpg

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I'm seriously considering having the house treated, and continuing treatment regularly, for bugs. Eeewww...
Outside, fine. Inside? NO.

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I never thought of trying something like that

by AV . In reply to Bug bath...

I have some good bugs. I think Michael Jay would even be impressed with some of the Wood Spiders we have up here. They are smart as **** and very impressive with their strategies. We have some great tree spiders and their webs are beautiful. Sometimes I can't open the windows because one of them has made a huge web outside. Its a great show.

We even had a pink and white polka-dot spider outside a window last year. Probably a tree spider, but big and beautiful.

AV

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Thunder

by boxfiddler Moderator In reply to TR Garden Club - Episode ...

just doesn't sound 'right' down here, either. Flat thunder is... not thundery.

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Well I'm not going there Davette

by HAL 9000 Moderator In reply to TR Garden Club - Episode ...

But I'll try to get some photos before winter sets in of the new plants.

Col

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yay, the spam is gone and i can post

by seanferd In reply to TR Garden Club - Episode ...

Uhhhhh. Awesome thread. This sounds like an interesting spring.
(Pretty lame after waiting to post, and not much of a contribution.)
I'll just enjoy the gardening vicariously from my corner.

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Don't you dare laugh

by boxfiddler Moderator In reply to yay, the spam is gone and ...

when I get to jumping and shrieking at every last little bug that investigates or lands on me. :^0

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@Boxy - LOL

by seanferd In reply to TR Garden Club - Episode ...

Not to be the wet blanket in all things, but I think this thread would go better as a Discussion. No? Question thread format is questionable.

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I started a discussion, seanferd.

by boxfiddler Moderator In reply to @Boxy - LOL

Water Cooler is accessible as Discussion or Question. If you open WC stuff while in Questions, it shows in Question format...

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Funny thing, if you come here from questions

by Michael Jay In reply to I started a discussion, s ...

it looks like a Question, come here from forums, and it looks like a discussion.

Yea, like she said.

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It's called "being in the DaaQ"

by AnsuGisalas In reply to Funny thing, if you come ...

i.e. Discussion as a Question.
And it only works for Off Topic discussions.

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