Gardening

  1. Joining a gardening forum this year to maybe help me with growing plants better.Have an area next to the house fenced in,where we always plant a few things.This year were going to try and plant,tomatoes,corn,bell peppers,squash,pumpkins and maybe a couple of other things.Who all here Gardens?Have you started yet and what do you usually Grow?I do all right,but believe I could do better thats why I'm joining a forum,to share tips....
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  3. by   SmilingBluEyes
    what forum? i am interested in pot gardening this summer........
  4. by   PennyLane
    I just came in from doing some spring cleaning in the yard. A little mowing, a little weeding, repotting, etc. I don't grow any vegetables (my yard is too small), but I fill it up with flowers. Right now my crocus have finished and my tulips are about to bloom. The black-eyed susans, daylilies, mum, and the rest of my flowers are coming up in preparation for summer. When it gets warmer I'll go out and buy and plant some annuals for summer-long color. I love gardening!!
  5. by   athomas91
    we had a spurt of warm weather...and darnit if my lilies didn't bloom...i couldn't believe it...

    i love to flower garden...ain't easy on a busy schedule...but still love it..
  6. by   ?burntout
    I have a flower garden that I am working on in memory of my son. We planted it last September and I am getting ready to add to it very soon.

    I've got 4 rose bushes I am trying to get to bloom again, pansies, daylilies, tulips, daffodils...

    Here is a pic of what is going on so far:
  7. by   H ynnoD
    Quote from SmilingBluEyes
    what forum? i am interested in pot gardening this summer........
    Gardenweb.com
  8. by   jnette
    Quote from ?burntout
    I have a flower garden that I am working on in memory of my son. We planted it last September and I am getting ready to add to it very soon.

    I've got 4 rose bushes I am trying to get to bloom again, pansies, daylilies, tulips, daffodils...

    Here is a pic of what is going on so far:
    That is so very beautiful,... what a wonderful memorial to your little man. (((HUGS)))

    I, too, love gardening. It's my little "piece of heaven" here on earth... that's where I'm most at peace and in tune with my spirit.

    I used to have a HUGE garden up on the farm while my kids were growing up.. grew everything from corn, strawberries, spaghettisquash and broccolii to rhubarb and asparagus... peas of all types, beans, beets, cabbage, onions, carrots... heck, you name it, I grew it. Of course canned and froze most of it as well... made all my own breads... was great... even milked my own goats and made my own yogurt.

    Now I just have a small "kitchen garden", or use a couple rows of our neighbors huge one he lets us use each year... just for a few tomatoes, peppers and cukes.

    But I just love getting out there and wriggling my bare toes around in the soil and earth... love tilling, planting, and running out early in the morning to see what's sprung up....so good for the soul !
  9. by   movealong
    I do most of my planting in containers now since I have a dog and he still likes to dig when he smells fresh earth!

    I have a covered front porch and hang flowering baskets and boston ferns all around it. It ends up giving the illusion of a curtain and provides a little privacy.

    Also have a patio in the back and do all kinds of flowers back there as well.

    Veggies are tough here: too many squirrels. Unless you use netting, forget it. I've seen them take one bite of every tomatoe and then toss them down. And I tried everything to discourage them: hot pepper flakes sprinkled over the tomatoes...nothing works.

    And bunnies ate my 1/3 of my hostas last year so I have to replace those. I put chicken wire over them until I think the bunnies have gone to better hunting grounds. last year I forgot to do this and was sorry.

    But I love to garden. My house, when I bought it, had nothing: no trees, bushes, nothing. Over the last 5 years I've planted redbud (which is looking beautiful right now), dogwood, japanese maples, dwarf red maples, mock orange bushes, hostas and ferns, lots of bulbs...

    And now I'm trying to grow from seeds and am just starting t see some green shoots coming up. It'll be interesting to see if they make it.
  10. by   H ynnoD
    Wow!Cool everyone.Taking the family to the nursery Sat. Morning so we can all pick out something we want to grow.Gardens to me seem like some of the most beautiful places to be.Its a learning experience and makes you proud that you can grow such beautiful things.My grandparents always had a hugh garden,thats probably were I picked up my joy of gardening.

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