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Ceee

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Container drift rose:



This thing is full of blooms. Maybe the freeze did it some good. I still have some other shrubs that are looking pretty pitiful.
 

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Container drift rose:



This thing is full of blooms. Maybe the freeze did it some good. I still have some other shrubs that are looking pretty pitiful.
I lost my container yellow roses last winter.

Those are lovely.
 

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I can't stand to sit still. I re-potted the celery into another container and added a little girly thing to the pot. The growers' pot was ugly. The celery plant is going back out into full sun.

I'm just biding my time until I can get down to the garden center.

 

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In this picture are three Alberta spruce trees which I moved to a new site last March
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The wife has decided that one of them needs to be moved again. It's the one in the middle.

We have had rain slow and steady for three days now. And cool temps. So I'm going to try to move it tonight.

Most of the trees in my yard have been moved at least once from their original positions. Like they are some kind of furniture. This will be the third time for this poor fellow.

Tree and root ball weigh in at about 200Lbs. Maybe more. I cannot do this one bare root.

If I don't post later tonight it's because I'm in hospital or mortuary.

Remains to be seen.
 

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I can't stand to sit still. I re-potted the celery into another container and added a little girly thing to the pot. The growers' pot was ugly. The celery plant is going back out into full sun.

I'm just biding my time until I can get down to the garden center.

We have rabbits in the back yard. I have placed 4 celery plants in the ground for them. They seem to like it.
So does the possum from time to time.


I've done the same with leaf lettuce stalks. They will also sprout and grow if planted in the right soil medium..
 

Ceee

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Most of the trees in my yard have been moved at least once from their original positions. Like they are some kind of furniture. This will be the third time for this poor fellow.
Oh my gosh. I can't even imagine moving trees around once they're established. I hope you find a permanent and suitable home this time. Your backyard is beautiful!
 

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Ironically, the new home is only ten feet away. But the wife says it belongs there instead of where it is.

In this case, I'm the gardener, she's the artist. I'm just the hired help.

That said,,,The pay is lousy but,,,,;the perks are worth it.
 

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We're gearing up to finally start planting hopefully this week. Ours will strictly be vegetables. Hopefully tomorrow I'll get the raised garden beds filled with soil.
 

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After the success of our COVID garden last year my wife decided that she wanted another one. I took out three of the old raised beds and replace them with three new ones. She has the tomatoes and peppers planted and set up a new herb bed.

The freeze back in February totally decimated my camellias. Those trees were probably at least about 40 years old and 15 - 20 feet high. I don't know many I have lost altogether but some are putting out new leaves. I'll leave them a while longer to see what happens but either way, there's a bunch of trimming to be done.

Franc, your back yard looks as if it would be a pleasure to sit in.

I have a permanent rose garden and all but one made it through the winter. They needed some severe pruning this spring but they were absolutely spectacular.
 

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Well, Trucking company didn't come by to pick up a hot order until almost 8:00 Never got to do the tree move. Maybe Tomorrow.
 

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I moved the tree, finally. It seems to have survived it,,,so far.
Cathy now wants a bush moved to "balance" the space vacated by moving the Alberta spruce.

..........it never ends.
 

Ceee

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I've done the same with leaf lettuce stalks. They will also sprout and grow if planted in the right soil medium..
I've been very happy with what you can do with a basically free end piece of celery. I always have pots and potting soil, so that's about as cheap as it gets. I've already had to cut it back a couple of times. It's just a pretty green patio plant. I may have to try the leaf lettuce too.
The freeze back in February totally decimated my camellias. Those trees were probably at least about 40 years old and 15 - 20 feet high. I don't know many I have lost altogether but some are putting out new leaves. I'll leave them a while longer to see what happens but either way, there's a bunch of trimming to be done.
My one camellia made it, never lost any leaves. This thing, however, don't even know what it is, lost all its leaves and turned totally brown. It has always been evergreen. I was ready to have it ripped out, but....

It's still ugly, but it's trying to get there.

 

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I've been very happy with what you can do with a basically free end piece of celery. I always have pots and potting soil, so that's about as cheap as it gets. I've already had to cut it back a couple of times. It's just a pretty green patio plant. I may have to try the leaf lettuce too.

My one camellia made it, never lost any leaves. This thing, however, don't even know what it is, lost all its leaves and turned totally brown. It has always been evergreen. I was ready to have it ripped out, but....

It's still ugly, but it's trying to get there.

That looks like Euonymus. Dark green leathery leaves. Green all winter?

My Crepe myrtle is just now showing some signs of life. At least one of the three bushes has some new sprouts.
 

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I'm not sure what these are either, but I have a row them on the side of my house. I thought they were goners for sure, but I'm not so sure now. I had a guy come out to look at them. He got down on his knees, broke a piece of the bottom, and told me...no green, have to be ripped out. I'm not so sure right now. Maybe he was thinking, more moola for ripping them out.



They are greening out from the bottom, so now I'm thinking about just having the tops trimmed off so that the bottoms get more sunlight and will hopefully grow back.

 

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I'm not sure what these are either, but I have a row them on the side of my house. I thought they were goners for sure, but I'm not so sure now. I had a guy come out to look at them. He got down on his knees, broke a piece of the bottom, and told me...no green, have to be ripped out. I'm not so sure right now. Maybe he was thinking, more moola for ripping them out.



They are greening out from the bottom, so now I'm thinking about just having the tops trimmed off so that the bottoms get more sunlight and will hopefully grow back.

I don't recognize them. But yes, unless you see green grosth on the upper branches, cutting them back would likely in courage recovery.

Also, if you don't it will be tedious to remove the dead branches once new growth occurs. You might try cutting one thick branch, and see if it is alive.
 

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We acquired a 3 toed Box turtle today. About 7 years old it was caught in the railings on our employee's pagoda decking. Apparently it tried to go through and go it stuck. Under a pile of leaves I only discovered it's plight because I was using a leaf blower to clean the deck.

Barely alive, it must have been stuck there for some time. We had a wading pool with some water in it for the grandchild so I put her in there. She submerged her head, in haled and spit water and then took a long drink. After that, some apple pieces and three large grapes, she was moving about freely in the pool.

This is not and endangered species but it is the State reptile. Whatever that means. You're not supposed to make pets of them from the wild. However, having saved her life and the missing left hind leg suggested this was a rescue. So I brought it home and placed it in our backyard arboretum. Fresh corn on the cob, peaches and some kale, all by a small bubbling pool of freshwater, she was happy as a clam.

Now wandering about the backyard when not napping.

The kids named her "Appleton"

Captured Turtles, when removed from their home, desperately seek to return. Even if in captivity for many years. 17 miles of streets and super highways, it would be a death walk for her. But there is absolutely no way out of my yard. Solid cedar fence on a stone foundation. So, hopefully she stays safe here.
 

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I love to do this kind of stuff. I had the one celery plant that I've cut back many times. I saved an old celery butt and a newer celery butt and planted them all together. I was surprised that the older celery butt leafed out before the newer celery butt. I am a piddler.

 

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I love to do this kind of stuff. I had the one celery plant that I've cut back many times. I saved an old celery butt and a newer celery butt and planted them all together. I was surprised that the older celery butt leafed out before the newer celery butt. I am a piddler.

What a pleasant potting. Aside from being the product of a vegetable scrap, in and of itself quite lovely.

The view out the window ain't bad either. Wow!
 
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