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  1. Steppinstone

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    I noticed noone started this year's thread so here it is,
    The official gardening thread of 2006!! :)

    I myself don't have enough sunny areas for a full fledge garden. I mainly have a few flower beds and do a bit of container gardening!

    I can't wait til the days start getting longer and I will be able to start some seeds indoors!

    Take care everyone!
     
  2. trekguy

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    Looking forward to spring! (y) (y)

    Tree trimming and repairing last year's grub damage in the lawn, are first on the list.
     
  3. treespirit

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    Nice thread:) Looking forward to spring as well. Hoping to get a few more flowers planted this year, and also a lilac bush.:)
     
  4. franca

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    Hi Cari.......how are you ? well I hope :) It's been so mild here in paradise this winter we have stuff blooming already :eek: won't be long now before we check the Dalias to see how they wintered over :)

    cu take care,

    Frank, :cool:
     
  5. Steppinstone

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    Hi Treespirt, Trekguy and Frank!! Frank you have such a nice long growing season.. Does your season ever really stop??

    We had a bit of sun today, that has been pretty scarse around here. Maybe 3 days where sun has peaked out in the 7 weeks. I am surprised the whole state of Michigan isn't in a depressed state..
    Atleast I can get out of this winter funk by talking about gardening :)

    Frank, Have you heard from Penny at all? I hope she is doing well, and if you talk to her tell her pop in and say hello!
    Hello to Carole and pats to Jaki!
     
  6. trekguy

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    Yeah, agreed on the clouds... haven't seen the sun much this winter. However, the clouds also help keep the temp from dropping at night, so I guess I can't complain too much. :) We have had one of the warmest winters ever up to this point, I don't think it's been below zero for more than a few days so far. Nice!
     
  7. Davey7549

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    Chari

    How nice to see what was started back in 2003 has continued. The last two years have been rather hard for me but hope 2006 will be a bit better. Nevertheless both years I had my gardens which produced much enjoyment and fruit for my labors. I am already planning my 2006 gardens and am in the process of getting the seeds necessary to bring life once again to the currently frozen ground.
    Here is a Picture of my garden in May. Taken from a small plane which we were privileged to ride in.
    Take care all and hope to spend a bit more time here this year enjoying everyones gardening.

    Dave
     

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    Carole said Hi back & Jaki loved his pats thanks......... (y)

    cu later, takee care......Happy Gardening........ :p
     

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  9. teengeekgrrl

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    Man I wish I had a garden.

    We have kept a garden before but now it's just a plot in our yard, filled with weeds and pokeberry bushes that haven't been touched for three years, surrounded by chicken wire.

    And there's the fact that I have the opposite of a green thumb.... Cacti are supposed to be easy to take care of but I have even managed to kill one of those before.

    Best of luck with your gardens!

    -TGG
     
  10. trekguy

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    TGG, you gotta shovel and a rake?? We would be more than willing to help you cure that "brown thumb". It'll be fun! (y)
     
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    We've had such a mild winter, it's a wonder the flowers and trees haven't started blooming yet. I even saw a raccoon last night, even the animals are confused:eek:
     
  12. Steppinstone

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    It is so good to see ya Dave! I know we missed you around here! :)

    I am including the links to the other gardening threads, just in case we need to go back and find out what worked and what didn't..

    http://forums.techguy.org/random-discussion/132028-vegetable-garden-2003-a.html?highlight=Gardening


    http://forums.techguy.org/random-discussion/191442-gardening-2004-a.html?highlight=gardening+2004


    http://forums.techguy.org/random-discussion/314404-gardening-2005-a.html?highlight=Gardening


    Looks like we may have more sun today! ( jumps up and down)

    Treespirit, it was so warm here that I actually had a pansy turn green in one of my pots that didn't get put away. Very strange winter, and here I thought this year was going to be the rough winter that we haven't had in years..

    TGG, like Trek said, we will help you turn that brown thumb green :) You will be the envy of every teen in the neighborhood :)

    Frank, Carole looks like a very sweet lady, and Jaki looks like quite the playful pup!

    Bah humbug, time to get ready for work!

    Chari
     
  13. teengeekgrrl

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    Maybe I'll give something a shot this year. Maybe an herb garden if nothing else-I really love fresh herbs and cook with a lot of spices whenever I can.

    Thanks guys! :D
     
  14. Steppinstone

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    I thought I'd post some links in case anyone wants to order a seed catalog ( free of course). I mainly like to look at them for ideas and such!
    and I am sure that it is a link that a member here has given me in the past.

    http://www.rareseeds.com/index.php?page=indexpage

    http://www.seedsofchange.com/default.asp?UID=

    Usa zone map
    http://www.usna.usda.gov/Hardzone/ushzmap.html

    Europe zone map;
    http://www.usna.usda.gov/Hardzone/ushzmap.html

    Austraila zones,
    http://www.usna.usda.gov/Hardzone/ushzmap.html
     
  15. Tuppence2

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    Hello folks - surprised to see me, I bet! It's been a long time since I was here last.
    Thanks for starting the new thread, Steppinstone.

    How are you all? Your gardens are all in the depth of winter, no doubt, though here the weather is more often mild than winter-like: we did have a cold morning today, with frozen water in the bird bath and ponds.

    My bonsai are "slumbering" quietly, waiting for the Spring. There are catkins on the hazel at the bottom of the garden - which is usual, as they appear anytime from January to March.

    I'm hoping to plant a Victoria plum this year - have asked at the garden centre for one on a dwarf rootstock and there's a mini-rootstock available. The tree won't get much past 8 feet high, whereas ordinary plums are huge. I've got to think of some way of stopping the dogs peeing on it as it's going in the middle of the grass in the back garden - could plant it in an old tin container, with the bottom removed. Will have to ponder on that. Any ideas?

    My alpines in their pots and tubs on the patio are also waiting for Spring, but there are shoots of miniature crocuses showing already.

    Thanks very much for the links to the seed catalogues.

    See you all again soon.

    Bye,
    Penny. :)
     
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