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Sat May 26, 2012, 04:15 PM

What are you doing this weekend in the garden?

Me, I spent yesterday morning finishing up container plantings. Today, I came out to find that squirrels or chipmunks have used the soil to bury things, digging up plants and making a mess. Oh, yeah!

Other than that, it rained this morning, so I went to the local ACE Hardware and took advantage of a number of super sales after rebate on lawn and garden products. Then, after the rain quit, I have gone out, weeded a couple of beds, and am now renovating an entire garden bed that has been an out-of-control mess for a few years. I have cut out or pulled weeds, volunteers, and spreaders. It is then going to get a fresh piece of landscape fabric and mulch. Eventually, I will fill it in with some new plantings, probably not until next weekend.

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Reply What are you doing this weekend in the garden? (Original post)
Denninmi May 2012 OP
jp11 May 2012 #1
elleng May 2012 #2
Lugnut May 2012 #3
beac May 2012 #4
Melissa G May 2012 #5
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Response to Denninmi (Original post)

Sat May 26, 2012, 05:47 PM

1. Finally transplanting into the garden.

Had bunches of things growing in pots and been held off by rain/heat/work. Got to clean up the planting area too, weeds, and I think some comebacks from last year.

Now I need to take pictures of some of my plants to ask people what they are cause I plum forgot.

Next year I'm going to plan on growing more things in pots cause I hate my garden too many mosquitoes that love me, gnats, and bees that that think I'm a flower.

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Response to Denninmi (Original post)

Sat May 26, 2012, 07:47 PM

2. 'Harvested' 2 blooms from abandoned house of neighbor,

BEAUTIFUL fragrant dark red rose from which, at your suggestion, I may try to take cuttings.



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Response to Denninmi (Original post)

Sun May 27, 2012, 12:54 AM

3. We're getting the veggies planted....finally!

Tomatoes, peppers and cucumbers are going in. The herbs have already been planted in pots and they're all looking good.

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Response to Denninmi (Original post)

Sun May 27, 2012, 08:28 AM

4. Getting the last of my veggies into containers and finishing

"decorating" our back porch with potted plants and flowers. It's our Spring/Summer living room and so each year I make a little mini garden back there.

I too have an in-ground bed in desperate need of renovation. That's next on my list!

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Response to Denninmi (Original post)

Sun May 27, 2012, 04:12 PM

5. Mulched a path

to the back yard through the side yard. Mulching more tomorrow morning.

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Response to Denninmi (Original post)

Sun May 27, 2012, 04:28 PM

6. Like it sounds everyone else is,

I am exhausting myself. I have finally stopped mostly because winds came in so bad that I figured a storm was coming fast. Well, we didn't get rain with it, just thunder and lightning and wind....lots of branches down now. Ugh.

I got my peppers and tomatoes in cardboard boxes (a new experiment that I think will be a mistake---if you try this, use very strong boxes, but don't ask me why I say that). I also got all my flowers in containers and even drug out all the garden decorations...some I have not used for years. I ran into some stupid problems that had to be hilarious to people watching me---like both hoses that I connected outside have sprung leaks----why is it that all the leaks end up spraying right up at you??? I also restrung some windchimes, removed rust and repainted some of the garden decor, and cleaned gutters.

And my gardens are overrun by spreading crap that will not be destroyed, even after years of trying. And I have not made any efforts to work on them yet. There just isn't enough time in the day when you work all week----and it is too dry already to make that a task that isn't impossible.

Oh well, I have other days!

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