Yard and Garden 2013

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B. I love it!! It is gorgeous!!
My kale, chard, and spinach plants. I also have beet seedlings which I am in the process of thinning out (and eating!). I am getting two salads a day! The chard came back from last fall.
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*sigh*

after a week of sunshine and warmth....

we have a frost warning for Sunday.



i will not be going to get plants until later this month.
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Calvin was checking in to make sure things are going ok.

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Byron,GA> Charleston, SC> Jacksonville, FL> Guilford, CT> Rohnert Park, CA! A southern drawl in sunny Cali! .
The amount of time from slipping on the peel and landing on the pavement is exactly one bananosecond.
I do have a secret yen for pink in unexpected places. ~ninja dog
I've decided that I'll never get down to my original weight, and I'm OK with that--After all, 8 pounds 2 oz. is just not realistic.
Calvin was checking in to make sure things are going ok.

Originally Posted by spring1onu
Are those the same raised beds as in your first post? What a difference!
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April showers (and snow) finally brought May flowers.
Johnny Jump Ups, they always make me smile.
Periwinkle and Sweet Woodruff.
A celery plant that came up from last year.
Chives (I have had chive plants at all my houses and apartments and have given away a zillion plants, all from the same little plant I 'borrowed' for an herb garden at an old mansion turned museum that I lived next to during the late 80's early 90's. This is part of that plant and one of my favorite things.).
A collumbine that planted itself in my garden.
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divegirl, that's the same bed and it's doing really well so far! A few bug issues, but they're not obliterating anything so we'll see how it goes.




Byron,GA> Charleston, SC> Jacksonville, FL> Guilford, CT> Rohnert Park, CA! A southern drawl in sunny Cali! .
The amount of time from slipping on the peel and landing on the pavement is exactly one bananosecond.
I do have a secret yen for pink in unexpected places. ~ninja dog
I've decided that I'll never get down to my original weight, and I'm OK with that--After all, 8 pounds 2 oz. is just not realistic.
I spent several hours in the garden today, bit on the weedy side after a few weeks away. Have put in some veggie seedlings but they're so small I'll wait a while before putting pics up. Also planted about 100 bulbs but obviously nothing to see.
3b in South Australia.
This is on the right side of our house just beyond the walkway we built a couple of weeks ago. Thought I'd better hurry and take a pic before the deer come along and scarf it all down to the ground - they think it's their personal salad bar.

I absolutely love hostas! I wish we had a shady area to plant some here, they're a favorite. We had some in CT and the deer left them alone until the last two years there and they munched them down to nothing. What are the pink flowers? They sort of look like azaleas, but not.
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Byron,GA> Charleston, SC> Jacksonville, FL> Guilford, CT> Rohnert Park, CA! A southern drawl in sunny Cali! .
The amount of time from slipping on the peel and landing on the pavement is exactly one bananosecond.
I do have a secret yen for pink in unexpected places. ~ninja dog
I've decided that I'll never get down to my original weight, and I'm OK with that--After all, 8 pounds 2 oz. is just not realistic.
springy, believe it or not, the pink (actually, kind of lilac) flowers are azaleas - it's just that the deer munch the living daylights out of them, so they're growing all spindly and leggy and weird. The deer really aren't very talented with their pruning efforts, ya know? Also, by the time they've had at those azaleas (they must taste extra good because they don't touch the ones out front), we hesitate to do much else to them right away. By the time fall rolls around, we just sigh and say "what's the use?" lol. I'll have to try and get them shaped better this fall.

The hostas had been planted out in front of the house by the previous owners, but it was way too sunny in that spot, and they'd just burn up in the summers here. We moved them to the side, and they've done beautifully there. And, yes, the deer will also munch those down to nubs at some point soon. I'll have to take an "after" pic when they do. It's lucky for the deer they're so darn cute.
Wouldn't it be nice if the deer just did the proper pruning and then vacated? LOL Have you tried doing anything to deter them or you're just ok with them having an azalea and hosta buffet?
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Byron,GA> Charleston, SC> Jacksonville, FL> Guilford, CT> Rohnert Park, CA! A southern drawl in sunny Cali! .
The amount of time from slipping on the peel and landing on the pavement is exactly one bananosecond.
I do have a secret yen for pink in unexpected places. ~ninja dog
I've decided that I'll never get down to my original weight, and I'm OK with that--After all, 8 pounds 2 oz. is just not realistic.
Right, it wouldn't be so bad if they at least shaped them nicely!

Last year must have been slim pickings out in nature because they not only scarfed everything in that bed, but they also ate all of Mr B's roses in the bed below. (They're little-bitty in this pic because they were just coming back after the winter -- they're already more than doubled in size.) We went to the store and got some "deer repellant spray" -- dear god, that stuff is so foul and stinky, we couldn't stand to be anywhere outside for days on end til it rained and wore off some!

So, yeah, deer buffet it is.

At the boyfriend's this morn. Lily of the valley, some sort of bluebells, and lilacs, that make my whole house smell so good. Mmm.
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I love, love, love lilacs. I wait for them all year, every year. I don't even want to cut them anymore; just walk up to the bushes/trees and inhale.

If they would just make a super-duper version of that scent, anti-depressant usage could be cut in half (imo, and not making light of depression, which I have too, because I'm just lucky that way).

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Ditto. Fake lilac scent is never like the real thing! Same with jasmine and lily of the valley. They need to work on that!
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We had a whole hill covered in lily of the valley when we lived in CT and it was my favorite part of the year when it was blooming. It was right off the living room porch and the scent would waft in when I had the doors open.







Byron,GA> Charleston, SC> Jacksonville, FL> Guilford, CT> Rohnert Park, CA! A southern drawl in sunny Cali! .
The amount of time from slipping on the peel and landing on the pavement is exactly one bananosecond.
I do have a secret yen for pink in unexpected places. ~ninja dog
I've decided that I'll never get down to my original weight, and I'm OK with that--After all, 8 pounds 2 oz. is just not realistic.
It's just so dainty and magical......like fairy beds.

(Did I make that up or did it come from Fantasia?)
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We are in 'green season' here. Lots of green green green. These are the gardens at my office building. I do landscaping on the side and planted these gardens and take care of them.
The first pic is out front and the wall of windows with the flag is my office. I have looked out those windows for 26 years (and 7 more years out other windows in the building).
The 2nd pic is the garden out back under the fire escape. It's very dry and hot back here and this was nothing but sand, trash, and rocks a couple years ago. It has come along nicely with very little effort. I don't use fertilizer or poisons of any kind so it's all about planting the right stuff for the situation.
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