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Killarney
True Blue Farmgirl

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Connie
Arlington TN
USA
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Posted - Sep 24 2018 :  4:43:47 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I love all the garden stories and pictures!! Marie your Dahliahs are gorgeous!!! We got a good soaking rain last night and today! I'm waiting for it to get cooler so I can clean out and deadhead to plant Turnip greens. They do good here after it gets cooler. They will grow till the first hard freeze! My mums are loaded down with buds, I forgot what color they were.Last year they were the size of these yellow ones I bought last week at the Wal-Mart garden center. Last year right before Thanksgiving, I planted about 6 mums in my raised bed, they all came back except 1.

Connie
Imagine....#3392
Fgotm August 2014, September 2018

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GardenSpells
Farmgirl at Heart

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Maria
Lewiston MN
USA
7 Posts

Posted - Sep 24 2018 :  4:50:21 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thank you, Connie. Oh I wish I could plant mums here in MInnesota but our winters are brutal. I did find one at Lowe’s that’s tri-color and have never seen one so I had to get it. #128514;#128514;#128514;

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YellowRose
True Blue Farmgirl

3876 Posts

Sara
Paris TX
USA
3876 Posts

Posted - Sep 26 2018 :  11:11:01 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
This morning I sowed the rest of my yellow 4 O'clock seeds. Sowed last fall but only one came up and didn't do well. Neighbor moved in a travel trailer which blocked the sun to that bed. Used another bed today with direct sun but late afternoon shade. Most plants in Texas have to have late afternoon shade to thrive.

Sara~~~ FarmGirl Sister #6034 8/25/14
FarmGirl of the Month Sept 2015.

Lord put your arm around my shoulders and your hand over my mouth.

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YellowRose
True Blue Farmgirl

3876 Posts

Sara
Paris TX
USA
3876 Posts

Posted - Oct 04 2018 :  06:57:00 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Harvested pineapple mint and one container of sage. Will leave the sage in raised bed to use fresh until 1st frost.

Sara~~~ FarmGirl Sister #6034 8/25/14
FarmGirl of the Month Sept 2015.

Lord put your arm around my shoulders and your hand over my mouth.

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katmom
True Blue Farmgirl

11503 Posts

Grace
WACAL Gal Washington
USA
11503 Posts

Posted - Oct 04 2018 :  4:59:47 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Sara,,, lucky you... I just finished 'putting my garden to bed'...
cleaning out, weeding and digging up bulbs... the only thing left is to final trim my lavender and roses...
Oh sigh,, Good bye sweet garden... see you next Spring.

>^..^<
Happiness is being a katmom and Glamping Diva!

www.katmom4.blogspot.com & http://graciesvictorianrose.blogspot.com


Edited by - katmom on Oct 17 2018 09:37:43 AM
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nubidane
True Blue Farmgirl

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Lisa
Georgetown OH
2477 Posts

Posted - Oct 04 2018 :  6:40:59 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Grace, give me pointers on how you trim your lavender pretty please.
I usually just let mine go and hope for the best next year, but I have some planted in pots/old watering cans that may or may not make it.
My local gal gave it to me as it was near death and it has done quite well, but not sure what to do to overwinter it. One is a sweet variety that has pink strawberry like blooms.
Thanks!
I have heard a rumor that you are the lavender expert... Wink
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Killarney
True Blue Farmgirl

3622 Posts

Connie
Arlington TN
USA
3622 Posts

Posted - Oct 06 2018 :  7:48:23 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Maria, those are beautiful! We don't get a heavy frost some years, not until January!
Sara, love four O' clocks! I had a small patch of pinkish ones this year. I had Pineapple mint one year, loved it.
Nothing like fresh sage!
I use to grow Dill for my granny, she canned a Garlic dill spear and she loved fresh dill, so I grew it just for her, I miss that. She went to Heaven in 2005. I love to hear what your doing in the garden and the Kitchen!!

I heard Grace was the Lavender Queen too! Hugs!

Connie #3392
Imagine....
Fgotm August 2014, September 2018
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Killarney
True Blue Farmgirl

3622 Posts

Connie
Arlington TN
USA
3622 Posts

Posted - Oct 11 2018 :  2:56:30 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Should see some color soon!!

Connie #3392
Imagine....#3392
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YellowRose
True Blue Farmgirl

3876 Posts

Sara
Paris TX
USA
3876 Posts

Posted - Oct 11 2018 :  3:01:34 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Connie, great mums.

Sara~~~ FarmGirl Sister #6034 8/25/14
FarmGirl of the Month Sept 2015.

Lord put your arm around my shoulders and your hand over my mouth.

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Killarney
True Blue Farmgirl

3622 Posts

Connie
Arlington TN
USA
3622 Posts

Posted - Oct 11 2018 :  7:45:55 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks Sara, it's the best I have ever done with mum's!
Connie#3392
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YellowRose
True Blue Farmgirl

3876 Posts

Sara
Paris TX
USA
3876 Posts

Posted - Oct 12 2018 :  02:34:21 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Connie I buy big full mums but they never winter over and come back so I treat them as annuals. Would love to have them come back.

Sara~~~ FarmGirl Sister #6034 8/25/14
FarmGirl of the Month Sept 2015.

Lord put your arm around my shoulders and your hand over my mouth.

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katmom
True Blue Farmgirl

11503 Posts

Grace
WACAL Gal Washington
USA
11503 Posts

Posted - Oct 17 2018 :  09:36:02 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Well, today I am going to take advantage of the bit-o-sunshine and mid 50 degree weather and prune the roses and put away all the flower pots.. it is just a matter of a dew weeks before we get our first snow... my gal~pals in Montana & Colorado have already gotten theirs.

Soon it will be time to pull out the Garden catalogues and day dream of summer gardening again! lol!


>^..^<
Happiness is being a katmom and Glamping Diva!

www.katmom4.blogspot.com & http://graciesvictorianrose.blogspot.com

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katmom
True Blue Farmgirl

11503 Posts

Grace
WACAL Gal Washington
USA
11503 Posts

Posted - Oct 17 2018 :  09:56:30 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Lisa, aka nubidane... and Connie... lol!
I am the 'don't follow the rules' lavender gal! lol!

Lisa, , check your potted lavender plant (roots) if they are over grown for the pot, transplant them into a bigger pot.. you can bring it indoors for the Winter. water sparingly unless you keep your house uber warm then check more often,, Lavender is a drought tolerant plant,, if the tips start to curl over,,, it needs water.

If you decide to plant it, do so early enough before Winter (ground freezes) so the roots can take hold.
As for pruning,, I prune my lavender into a mound shape (think- 1/2 round)... do not prun past the 'wood',,, stay just above the wood.. you can tell the wood from the shoots by the color..

Up here in Spokane WA., we have winter hardy lavender cultivated and grown over in Sequim WA.,, so ours are Winter hardy.
Actually the snow covers the mounds and protects the lavender from damage caused by a freeze.

this is a picture at my old house,,

I grew both 'Melissa' and 'Sharon Roberts' cultivers.. (Melissa is a white lavender.)

this what they looked like early on...
The family we sold our home to,, has changed a lot of the landscaping and there is only 1/2 as many lavender plants.. I had 125 in the field, not including what was around the house and in my fenced in garden...


alas,,, everyone has different ideas on gardening.


>^..^<
Happiness is being a katmom and Glamping Diva!

www.katmom4.blogspot.com & http://graciesvictorianrose.blogspot.com

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katmom
True Blue Farmgirl

11503 Posts

Grace
WACAL Gal Washington
USA
11503 Posts

Posted - Oct 17 2018 :  1:38:19 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
The above pics are from our old house just barely a mile down the road,, the house we are in now, is smaller, but with more acerage..

This this years planting of lavender,,,

right after pruning..
and of course, our lil Ginger wanted to be in the photo...

I had to do a "walk about" to find all my lil Gnomes... now they are picked up and stored away to protect them from the brutal snow.


>^..^<
Happiness is being a katmom and Glamping Diva!

www.katmom4.blogspot.com & http://graciesvictorianrose.blogspot.com


Edited by - katmom on Oct 17 2018 1:39:04 PM
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katmom
True Blue Farmgirl

11503 Posts

Grace
WACAL Gal Washington
USA
11503 Posts

Posted - Oct 17 2018 :  1:39:31 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote

The above pics are from our old house just barely a mile down the road,, the house we are in now, is smaller, but with more acerage..

This is this years planting of lavender,,,

right after pruning..
and of course, our lil Ginger wanted to be in the photo...

I had to do a "walk about" to find all my lil Gnomes... now they are picked up and stored away to protect them from the brutal snow.


>^..^<
Happiness is being a katmom and Glamping Diva!

www.katmom4.blogspot.com & http://graciesvictorianrose.blogspot.com


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>^..^<
Happiness is being a katmom and Glamping Diva!

www.katmom4.blogspot.com & http://graciesvictorianrose.blogspot.com


Edited by - katmom on Oct 17 2018 1:40:27 PM
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