Garden Planting?

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    Apr 15, 2009 3:22 PM GMT
    I was wondering if any one will be planting gardens this year?

    I don't care what kind of garden, but if so what kind? Why are you planting? etc... etc... Feel free to post pictures!


    Me?

    I am planting an herb garden, flower garden, and a vegetable garden.

    Reasons: I am panting flower gardens just to brighten my day and make my house look even better. Flowers always brighten people's day!

    I am planting a herb because, well, I love to cook and therefore it gives me a way to make things taste better and have a healthier side.

    I am planting a vegetable garden because, well I'm a vegetarian, and I want all my produce to be of my own panting, taking care of, and harvesting. I also want to know what was put into my veggies.

    I will try to post pictures of before, during, and after when I get time to put them up.

    ~P
  • MikePhilPerez

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    Apr 15, 2009 3:31 PM GMT
    I want to plant veggies, but I don't have much room. I might do something at the weekend. I will post pictures, so I hope you do, and I hope others do also.

    This could be a very interesting and fun thread. Thanks for posting icon_smile.gif
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    Apr 15, 2009 3:58 PM GMT
    I might put some tomato plants on my fire escape
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    Apr 15, 2009 4:04 PM GMT
    Herbs, some flowers, and tomatoes and lettuce on the balcony. Still working to see what I want. Have to do more research.
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    Apr 15, 2009 4:12 PM GMT
    I have planted a veggie garden pretty much my whole life- I'm guessing the desire stems from working on a farm for a good part of my life. They do exist in NJ by the way! icon_smile.gif I turned the soil just this week, and planted 3 different types of lettuce, and brocholli. The rest of what I plant has to wait until it's warmer- tomatoes, peppers, beans, and herbs. I have also started sunflowers from seeds. It's a lot of work, but relaxing and rewarding!
  • HndsmKansan

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    Apr 15, 2009 4:14 PM GMT
    Always into landscaping... both with flowers and shrubbery. Have started on the flower process. I have at least 20 pots around the property and garden beds to work. The annual "flat sale" is this weekend, so I'll be busy.. its always fun (albeit not the spending) to get things up and running.

    I also have a veggie garden and I'll have peppers, tomatoes, hills of watermelon and cantalope... a little smaller than before, but its going to be great.
  • DuggerPDX

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    Apr 15, 2009 4:14 PM GMT
    Herbs, lots of flowers, and some vegetables, here are last years pictures.

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    It has still been getting below 40 degrees at night here in Oregon so I have had to hold off planting anything fragile.
  • metta

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    Apr 15, 2009 4:29 PM GMT
    My frontyard is blooming with bulbs in all of the beds.....love them this time of year....as one kind ends another one comes up. I have not taken any photos. The ones that are out right now are the bearded iris - deep purple with yellow streaks. The other neighbors have not really used bulbs in their yards. Have no idea why because I think it fits in the area really well. But I like that it makes my yard look even more different. icon_biggrin.gif

    I'm always ripping stuff out and putting new stuff in. I get tired of the same plants after a while.

    I need to get some new photos. Here a couple of my backyard from 2-3 years ago:

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  • metta

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    Apr 15, 2009 4:31 PM GMT
    DuggerPDX saidHerbs, lots of flowers, and some vegetables, here are last years pictures.

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    It has still been getting below 40 degrees at night here in Oregon so I have had to hold off planting anything fragile.



    Wow...those are some of the nicest veggie beds that I have ever seen. I have thought about doing something like that to parts of the hill on the side of my home so that the area would be level for the veggies. I think that I will do it now. Might as well, I can easily plant all year long. My only problem is free time to do it and maintain it. I need it to be as easy as possible. I think the beds would help.
  • MikePhilPerez

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    Apr 15, 2009 4:47 PM GMT
    DuggerPDX saidHerbs, lots of flowers, and some vegetables, here are last years pictures.

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    It has still been getting below 40 degrees at night here in Oregon so I have had to hold off planting anything fragile.


    Very nice garden Dugger.
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    Apr 15, 2009 6:50 PM GMT
    I'm planting a veggie garden because supermarket vegetables taste bad, are typically stripped of their nutrients, and often contain carcinogens (petroleum-based fertilizers).
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    Apr 15, 2009 7:03 PM GMT
    For edibles, I'll just be doing some herbs and tomato plants. I live a five minute walk to a weekend farmers market.

    Other than that, it will be all flowers
    Callas, Cannas, Salipglossis, Cleome, Hibiscus, Nasturtiums, Snapdragon, Violas, Iris, Dahlias, Glads. Most of the 'outdoor' flowers I like are tender bulb types and annuals from seeds. There are perennials I like too. Cottage style gardening, nothing too formal.

    I tend to like cut flowers in the house a lot since most of the orchids don't bloom in the summer.
  • DuggerPDX

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    Apr 15, 2009 7:09 PM GMT
    MikePhilPerez said
    DuggerPDX saidHerbs, lots of flowers, and some vegetables, here are last years pictures.

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    It has still been getting below 40 degrees at night here in Oregon so I have had to hold off planting anything fragile.


    Very nice garden Dugger.


    Thanks, I have spent a lot of time on the design of the landscaping, here a few other pictures if you are interested:

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    Enjoy!
  • tas_515

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    Apr 15, 2009 7:14 PM GMT
    Click on my profile http://www.realjock.com/profile/?id=39009, where I have some before and after pics of my garden from two summers ago. I can't figure out how to paste these pics into my forum reply--any suggestions?

    The catmint in these photos took over, and I had to rip it all out. I guess I needed to pay attention to the label that said "giant catmint." We have lavender growing from seed indoors that we will put out to fill the giant hole, when it gets warmer. Right now it looks like a meteor hit the garden.

    I have big plans to buy a beehive, and add backyard beekeeping to my nerdiness. I'll sell honey cheap--RJ discounts all around.

  • tas_515

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    Apr 15, 2009 7:39 PM GMT
    “Every year, back comes spring, with nasty little birds yapping their fool heads off and the ground all mucked up with plants.”

    --Dorothy Parker
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    Apr 15, 2009 7:46 PM GMT
    Love the pics Dugger, beautiful house and yard.
  • Webster666

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    Apr 15, 2009 7:53 PM GMT
    DuggerPDX,
    Gorgeous pics !! You've done an incredible job landscaping.

    Although I'm an avid gardener, I'm confined to my condo deck, and I feel fortunate to have that. My neighbor downstairs has a deck that is a third bigger than mine, and he has NOTHING on it !

    My Spring bulbs have come and gone (3 different types of beautiful daffodils, and red, yellow, lavender, and dark purple tulips). Now, "the calla lilies are in bloom again." LOL. Also, I have a sweet smelling honeysuckle covered in white blooms. There's a yellow snapdragon left over from last year that is blooming like crazy. Next up, I have a yellow rose and a geranium that are covered in buds. I get a lot of pleasure out of my little deck garden.
  • Webster666

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    Apr 15, 2009 7:58 PM GMT
    Tas_515
    Does this look familiar ?

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    Apr 15, 2009 8:14 PM GMT
    I havent figured out how to imbed photos into forum replies but here is alink to my facebook album I planted hibiscus, sago palms, border grasses, society garlic, heather plants, and potted some pygym date palms. This is not the most updated photos. They have bloomed in the three weeks since I planted them.

    http://www.facebook.com/album.php?aid=232500&id=630715550#/album.php?aid=232500&id=630715550
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    Apr 15, 2009 9:12 PM GMT
    It being Autumn down here, I've been planting a lot of Spring flowers.

    I still have to finish digging out my veggie garden, have to take out rock and clay,as with everywhere ells, and then fill it with good garden soil. My veggie patch is going to take about 10 cubic meters of soil to fill. But I did grow tomatoes this year, and watermelons, and a few other things.

    I still have a 40 foot trench to dig, along one of the border, it will also be about 5 to 6 feet deep, for good drainage, and root growth. I'm going to plant standard gravilliers there.

    I've done a lot of Australian natives, put not solely. I have many Japanese maples, and cherry blossoms, Canadian maples.

    I love my Tasmanian Blue Gums, they are a eucalyptus.
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    Apr 15, 2009 9:34 PM GMT
    You're all hoe-ers.
    ...Dirty, little hoe-ers.







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    Apr 15, 2009 10:19 PM GMT
    I just got back from the FSA office; finally submitted the loan application...

    /omgwtfbbq dance

    Dugger: WTB Mulch

    Patti: WTB Compost

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  • cbrett

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    Apr 15, 2009 10:28 PM GMT
    cool post guys Im the don burke of my office (he used to be on TV here in australia) I love my Garden I only have a really small one but i have fruit trees herds and a grow some veggies every year but as we a going to winter now i dont have much right, But i do have veggies garden at a few of my friends homes they had spave so i built them set them up and now we grow veggies all year round it great and my now do most of the work too
    cool post
  • zakariahzol

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    Apr 15, 2009 11:02 PM GMT
    Since I live in a tropical country, of course I have a tropical garden in my yard. I like to keep them in a natural state , you know wild , little tremming with a mixture of plant and flower . I have keep the garden for about 8 years now, and it start maturing to be a mini tropical forest with habiscus, frangipani, bird nest , yellow amanda ,bamboo, banana , pandanus, honey suckle and other plant I dont know their name. In one corner I also have a collection of bonsai tree, even thougn I am not as excited about it as I use to be. (It required a lot of watering and attention).

    Me and my housemate (and his musclar bf), use to have a bbq in the garden and we have blast. With flower blomming all around us, the sweet smelling honey suckle , a burning carcoal in bbq pit, full moon lighting the dark sky , excellent food and drink....talking about boys ..it just paradise. I dont need to go to Hawaii for vacation, it right here infront of my house
  • rancher

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    Apr 16, 2009 12:18 AM GMT
    Glad to see some fellow gardners on here. Gardening is my work out in the summer, trying to keep up with two acres of gardens and yard.
    I have lots of perenials, day lilies, lilies, peonies and some roses but they can be a pain in this climate.
    Our snow has just gone in the last week, so it will be another month before the veg go in.
    I will try to figure out how to put pics on here, I am a bit of a Ludite.