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Re: Are you growing any vegetables this summer?
« Reply #300 on: May 18, 2013, 08:06:14 PM »
Ok.  I used to work in the garden dept at Lowe's and Home Depot, so here we go.
Picture #1:  Vinca
Picture #2:  Wild Violets
Picture #3:  Phlox
Pictures #4 & #5:  Dogwood




Vinca:  great ground cover.  I grew it in Maine.  I grew mine under my lilac bushes, but it can grow in full sun, if you give them a lot of water.


Wild Violets:  enjoy these!  They are so pretty and come up as "volunteers" sometimes where you don't want them.  You can always replant those if you want to.  They love shade to part sun.


Phlox:  low growing and spreads nicely.  Once established, it can make for a beautiful show this time of year.  Let me see if I can find a picture from my folks place back in Maine.  My Dad never did a thing to them and they flourished nicely!  Nope, can't
find it in a hurry.  Will have to look.

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Re: Are you growing any vegetables this summer?
« Reply #301 on: May 18, 2013, 08:49:55 PM »
Ha!  I knew someone here would be brilliant & informed enough to help us out!  Thanks, Beth.

And yeah, we were so happy!  We moved here September 1, so we had no idea what was here.  It started with the daffodils & hyacinths, then the vinca and violets, then the forsythias all over, and then the dogwoods.  I wonder if there's any more through the rest of the spring & summer!

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Re: Are you growing any vegetables this summer?
« Reply #302 on: May 18, 2013, 08:52:16 PM »
I found the picture, but this stupid tiny pic won't work for me.  When I upload the pic the link is all messed up and intertwined with other wording.  Sorry.  Will send you the pic via email.

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Re: Are you growing any vegetables this summer?
« Reply #303 on: June 09, 2013, 01:00:20 PM »
It’s awesome to hear about everyone’s gardens… Especially the ‘Cukes’! LOL  I had never heard cucumbers called that until Larissa mentioned it, and to this day I still chuckle.


No tomatoes this year AGAIN! Busy with home repairs and stuff… but there’s always next year. So for now I will live through all of you and your gardens… Thanks! Keep the pictures coming.

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Re: Are you growing any vegetables this summer?
« Reply #304 on: June 09, 2013, 08:15:43 PM »
This is a trumpet squash I grew from seeds brought back from Sicily...I'm keeping my
fingers crossed.. this is the first time I've grown one
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Re: Are you growing any vegetables this summer?
« Reply #305 on: June 26, 2013, 07:37:46 PM »
Vintage Gypsy, that squash looks gorgeous!

And I'm back in this thread because I finally have decent plants to show & we know what's succeeding & what's not.

First, the hops.  Eric's growing hops for his beer brewing, and several of them (there are 5 varieties, two of each) are doing really well.  First year hops aren't expected to grow big, and some of these are first year.



These insanely tall ones are the cascade hops, which do really well in this climate.



We've got several varieties of tomato, from beefsteak to cherry, and they're mostly doing well.  A few have had a couple flowers, which makes me happy.



Our original cucumbers all got a crew cut from the groundhog, so these are new ones, some regular, some pickling.  The front left one already has flower buds.



The corn is really, REALLY happy about all the rain.  This is our "Suck It, Monsanto" mini cornfield.



Next to the corn is the garden box where we've got the root veggies:  Potatoes, beets, onions, radishes, and carrots.  I'm especially excited about beets & carrots.



Then are the pumpkins (left) and butternut squash (right).  These are obviously really, REALLY happy.  They may take over the yard.  And the squash are getting flower buds.



Watermelons to the left, eggplant in the middle (yum!), and lettuce to the right.  There were 4 heads of lettuce and the ones there were bigger before either the groundhog or rabbits had a buffet, but they're all coming back.


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Re: Are you growing any vegetables this summer?
« Reply #306 on: June 27, 2013, 12:54:09 AM »
This is a trumpet squash I grew from seeds brought back from Sicily...I'm keeping my
fingers crossed.. this is the first time I've grown one


Sweet!  Seeds from Sicily… That is very cool!  Fingers crossed for you too!
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Re: Are you growing any vegetables this summer?
« Reply #307 on: June 27, 2013, 01:02:33 AM »

Larissa Dear… You are the ultimate Woman! From gardener to beekeeper to artist to lawyer… Wow! Congrats to you! Love to hear about all your adventures! ;D

You Go Larissa!
 
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Re: Are you growing any vegetables this summer?
« Reply #308 on: June 27, 2013, 07:44:40 AM »
Larissa,  I don't  where you get all that energy, but I would like to have some  ;D
This year I was too lazy so I only have a few potted plants.

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Re: Are you growing any vegetables this summer?
« Reply #309 on: June 27, 2013, 08:27:10 AM »
I've got to give credit where it's due - the veggies are probably 70% Eric.  The flowers are probably 60% me.

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Re: Are you growing any vegetables this summer?
« Reply #310 on: June 29, 2013, 09:52:48 AM »
Pickling cukes have HUGE flowers!



And yeah, we need to do some weeding.

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Re: Are you growing any vegetables this summer?
« Reply #311 on: June 29, 2013, 10:59:44 AM »
Couple of six foot tall Elephant garlics from my garden...

 

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Re: Are you growing any vegetables this summer?
« Reply #312 on: June 29, 2013, 04:05:49 PM »
Couple of six foot tall Elephant garlics from my garden...

 
Cool!! I want some of those. Maybe I'll try next year. It might be too late now.


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Re: Are you growing any vegetables this summer?
« Reply #314 on: June 30, 2013, 04:34:33 AM »
Couple of six foot tall Elephant garlics from my garden...

 


Matt!  Watchout… Becareful… I heard they won’t eat you!  I promise! LOL  WOW! Matt… I have never seen anything like that before. I need to get out more! LOL 
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