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Thread: Here's the garden work I've done this week & my Irises are starting!!

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    I've been busy this week trying to get all the flower beds and the veggie garden under control before we go back to the hospital...its been a busy week :D

    The weather has been perfect and everything is coming up and starting to bloom...my favorite time of the year and I just thought I'd share..here you go...hope you enjoy.

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    Can you see my gardening helper in the freshly mulched bed..under the Encore azalea
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    AAARRRRGGGGGGGGGGGG! That is so wonderful, but after getting about 18" of snow in the last 36 hours, I'm sooooooooooooooooooooo evious!!!! Hosta is my favorite and you have hosta up!!!! I hope my little primroses who were poking their little heads up don't die under our whit stuff!!!

    Enjoy your flowers and thanks for sharing your spring...(sigh)

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    I was so hung up on the hosta and azalea I didn't even notice the cat in the picture!
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    Here are a few more.. they include my veggie garden. It doesn't look like much now, but you just wait...I have tomatoes, bi-color corn (yummy!!) okra, zucchini, yellow squash, red, yellow & green bell peppers, cucumbers, basil and cilantro....can't wait!!!! :lol: :lol: If it is like last summer...if you park your car near me..you better lock your doors unless you want me to sneak some veggies in there when you aren't looking!!

    Slim guarding the garden..crows already broke off 2 tomatoe plants..GRRRR
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    The wygelia is loaded with blooms
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    Another friend is helping me out today..can you find it? My camera isn't too great at the macro stuff
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    I like Slim! Great pictures, and lots of inspiration. I'm limiting myself to flowers this year. I wish I did live near you. I'd happily leave my windows open and you could toss in all the veggies you wanted!! :D

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    Beautiful flowers! I would love having a big garden like that! It's going to be good eating at your house this summer!

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    Yep, I wish you lived near me too MissT!

    And thank you Chele..come on over and share the bounty!

    My veggie garden just looks big in the pic...we have greatly downsized..thank goodness..it was that or I told DH I was retiring altogether from veggies..waaaaaay tooooo much work. Now we basically plant only what we can't buy at the store (well, not as good anyway). We have given up trying to give things away...these lazy people want you to do everything but eat it for them :evil: ...I'm nice, but......

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    Beautiful gardens. Not much up here yet, especially on the coast. Soon I hope.

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    Beautiful, you can't beat the taste of homegrown veggies though, I used to have an allotment for a few years back in the U.K. loved it!! :D

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    The iris's are just gorgeous. They are one of my favorite flowers. Right up there with roses and gardenias. The garden is looking good. Mine is coming up pretty good except fo the potatoes. We have had so much rain that I think a lot of them have rotted in the ground. Tomatoes and purple hull peas are looking good though. And maybe just maybe if I can beat the squirrels to them I will get strawberries next week. :lol:

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    Thanks for showing your beautiful garden! My DM's favorite flower is Iris, but they don't do very well for me. Do you have any catmint for your kitty?

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    Wonderful pictures! Kitty looks comfy shading him/herself.
    He/she is actually waiting for you to go and make a quilt so it can be "tested". lol
    I'd LOVE to leave my car near you when you are picking veggies. I own a van AND a small pickup. I'd leave doors open for you to put ALL veggies in there!!

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    What's the address? I wouldn't have any problem at all with you putting fresh produce in my car!

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    Lucky you!! Our Iris peak about the first week of June.

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    Wow I haven't turned the soil yet. my garden is about a quarter that size.
    your flowers are lovely. My trees don't even have leaves yet. In the next week or two they will come out. I like slim tehe :D

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    I'm glad you all like my flowers and gardens. You'll have to share yours with me since when your flowers bloom...mine will be all gone :cry: The Irises are one of our favorites too, the only problem is that they just don't last long enough!

    Sure wish ya'll were my neighbors...I got blessed with just lazy ones! teehee :roll:

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    Heres what I found when we got home from the hospital. Hmmmm, ignoring a garden must help. Also...I've been looking for unlocked car doors...the squash/zucchini/cucs. are driving me crazy!

    Slim did his job and I went ahead and moved him.
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    Yup, no tainted maties for us...we'll be eating these babies by July 1!!
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    My tomatoes look better than they have in several years..we've had good rain
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    I'm leaving my car doors unlocked. Load me up!

    I just LOVE, LOVE, LOVE your garden!
    I cannot wait until I can have one of my own!!

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    :lol: :lol: Let me know where you are parked Teri!

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    Quote Originally Posted by sandpat
    :lol: :lol: Let me know where you are parked Teri!
    I'm right here! Can't you see my van??

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    Beautiful flowers. No green thumb here :cry:

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    Psst Bev....Miracle Grow works WONDERS!!!

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    Beautiful!! :D If you don't know the names, I could ask my dad. He knows them all.

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    I LOVE your barn!! :D :D :D :D

    In NY the corn should be "knee high by the 4th of July." I can't believe how tall yours is!!

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    if you park your car near me..you better lock your doors unless you want me to sneak some veggies in there when you aren't looking!!
    hahaha That's funny. That's just the way it is. You have such abundance, you just can't eat it all. My dad can't even can it all. We eat his canned tomatoes all year. (spaghetti sauce)

    He's always sending home with me bags of lettuce I don't even want, cucumbers coming out of our ears.


    And get this, it's just two little vegetable patchs about 3 feet wide and 9 feet long each. That's a lot of produce in a small amount of space.

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