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Apr 2, 2012 04:32PM Blessings2011 wrote:
Kimberly - I did write my uncle and ask for his expert advice on how to plant his prize tomato seeds. Of course, he's in Indiana, and I'm in California, but I believe he said he took classes to become a Master Gardener a while back, and every summer, his back yard is like a mini-farm!
Last week we dug up and tossed out (gave to gardener to mulch) three huge hopseed bushes that had gotten too big, toppled over, and died.
This week, DH dug up and moved two young birch trees to a better location; now we have a grove of them outside a bedroom window.
Next, we'll take all the skinny Japanese Maples that we got from my brother's house,and make a line of them along the back fence. I just love looking at them - the way the leaves change color and move....so soothing!
Got some GORGEOUS peony plants from the nursery a few days ago! After being in this house for 7 years, and having EVERY landscaper tell me I did NOT want peonies (?????) I got some! Sure, their blooming time is short, but worth it.
Two years ago we got a bag of peony bulbs from Costco.Planted them exactly to directions. Nothing. Zip. Zero. Nada. Now that I bought the expensive plants from the nursery, we've noticed the tiny red leaves poking up from where the bulbs were planted. Guess I'll have my peonies!!
Also - a few years ago, I noticed some old boxes of flower seeds (from the Dollar Store) on a shelf in the garden shed. Our yard was so large, and so naked at the time, I just scattered the seeds everywhere. Nothing came up, and I figured they were too old. But now, I've got mounds and mounds of flowers I can't even identify! Stuff is coming up everywhere....looks pretty, too.
I especially LOVE the California poppies.
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