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Flowers / Re: What is Blooming?
« on: December 10, 2018, 05:07:59 AM »
It started out as four, scraggly, pass-along cuttings 3 years ago, and now itís a monster - albeit a well mannered one. Like a group of eager kids, my Christmas cacti are anxiously waiting to celebrate.

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Flowers / Re: What is Blooming?
« on: November 12, 2018, 05:40:28 AM »
Great looking blooms, Whitestrout.  We're expecting our first freeze of the season in the next few days, so the outside blooms here will come to a seasonal end. 

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Flowers / Re: What is Blooming?
« on: November 04, 2018, 07:00:39 AM »
You have to look hard - the gnome is trying to be inconspicuous. I seem to get that reaction a lot when I offer photo opís with my porcelain planter🤔

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General Discussion / Re: Organic Fertilizer Generator
« on: October 29, 2018, 02:25:35 AM »
MikeM,

Please don't plant any seeds of thought in my kids' heads ;)

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General Discussion / Re: Organic Fertilizer Generator
« on: October 28, 2018, 07:46:02 PM »
Bigboberta,
 
;) LOL

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General Discussion / Re: Organic Fertilizer Generator
« on: October 28, 2018, 10:22:32 AM »
Gymgirl,

It's hard to believe, but, yes, we're potty training her in a litter box. So far, she's learning quickly.  And, yes, I have to admit, I never thought I'd have a pig in the house :)  The things you do for your kids......

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General Discussion / Organic Fertilizer Generator
« on: October 26, 2018, 05:31:28 AM »
I guess my daughter thinks I need to use more organic fertilizer in the garden - she got me maniature potbelly for my Bday.  Along with the poop generated from 5 chickens, I'm not sure I'll be adding too many nutrients to the soil, but every little bit helps.  And in the meantime, we'll enjoy the pig's company ;) Oh, and I guess if it doesn't work out, we can always have pork chops, albeit small ones, for Christmas.  Juuuuuust kidding.  We wouldn't do that to Petunia.

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Flowers / Re: What is Blooming?
« on: October 25, 2018, 05:56:38 AM »
Fall blooming obedient plant - one of the few, non-yellow colored wildflowers blooming in my area now.

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Fruit Trees / Re: Fig tree still putting on fruit in Zone 9A/B
« on: October 17, 2018, 06:59:13 AM »
Dwight,

Same song, second verse, here.  I rooted a Celeste fig cutting, then put it in the ground last Spring.  The tree is roughly 4 ft tall, and it's loaded with small, green figs.  Only one has ripened so far, and it was pretty tasty. 

Maybe Gene will provide some insight.  He's got a lot of experience with figs.


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General Discussion / Re: What did you do in the garden today ?
« on: October 15, 2018, 04:21:55 AM »
Itís not easy on the eyes. In fact, itís downright ugly, but itís the first Fall tomato, so looks donít count. The recent wet weather caused some cracking and blemishes, but that wonít effect the flavor. When it finishes ripening, Iíll just close my eyes when I enjoy eating it😉

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General Discussion / Re: What did you do in the garden today ?
« on: October 14, 2018, 07:33:14 PM »
I started the seed late, and by the time I transplanted the Fairy Tale eggplant, we hit a stretch of unseasonably wet, rainy weather. Yet, in spite of my procrastination and Mother Natureís oneryness, the plants are starting to produce. Fingers crossed that I get a few of the fruit before the first frost, typically toward the end of November.

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Flowers / Re: What is Blooming?
« on: October 14, 2018, 03:24:24 PM »
Whitestrout

Thanks for sharing the pic.  There are some of those trees in my area, and I wondered what they were called.  The "lanterns" are pretty amazing.

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Flowers / Re: What is Blooming?
« on: October 10, 2018, 06:24:21 PM »
Nice pic's Ragun.  Thanks for sharing.

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Livestock / The Chickens are Molting
« on: October 06, 2018, 05:32:37 AM »
It's that time of year - the chickens are starting to molt.  Normally, these two Wyandottes look like twin sisters, but the one on the left is well into her molt.  If she loses too many more feathers, she'll be running around naked  ::)  It will be interesting to see how long it takes her to regain her normal plumage.










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Flowers / Re: What is Blooming?
« on: October 05, 2018, 04:45:41 AM »
Great pic, Maggie.  It makes me yearn for a real Fall.  On the gulf coast, we won't be seeing Fall for a while, yet, and even then, the color changes are modest. Thanks for sharing.

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General Discussion / Re: What did you do in the garden today ?
« on: October 05, 2018, 04:37:00 AM »
The first, ripe, Celeste fig from our small tree. Itís not much to look at, but it was tasty 😀

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Flowers / Re: What is Blooming?
« on: October 03, 2018, 03:48:59 PM »
The crinum lilies are starting to bloom again.

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General Discussion / Re: What did you do in the garden today ?
« on: October 01, 2018, 03:34:23 AM »
The Celebrity tomatoes are loading up with fruit. I just hope the continual rain weíve been getting doesnít create fungus issues or root rot.

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General Discussion / Re: What did you do in the garden today ?
« on: September 30, 2018, 06:31:22 PM »
Whitestrout

That's a timely question.  Today at church, a gentleman brought in two bags of Satsumas that he picked from his tree, and yes, it's very early for them.  They sure taste great.  Like yourself, though, I'm curious as to why they're ripening so early.

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Flowers / Re: What is Blooming?
« on: September 29, 2018, 03:20:06 AM »
You're right, Rabbitproof.  It keeps things interesting. Every time something pops-up when I'm not expecting it, it puts a smile on my face :)

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