Cottage Gardening forum: New Projects in my garden

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Name: Jo Ann Gentle
Pittsford NY (Zone 6a)
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ge1836
Apr 6, 2011 4:21 PM CST
Waited years to do this job. I hired a landscape guy and discussed my ideas and signed the check.
They did more of the garden edging today and will returne next week to repair and reset the bluestone path in the Woodswalk garden.
https:/picasaweb.google.com/jgentle4/EdgingDoneApril201102
Name: Kathleen Tenpas
Wickwire Corners NY (Zone 5a)
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Kathleen
Apr 13, 2011 7:33 AM CST
Wow Jo Ann, That is going to be great. I've thought about hiring a landscaper, but I'd just be out there getting in their way, so I pretty much decided to just do what I can and try to explain to my kid help what needs doing that I can't.

Name: Jo Ann Gentle
Pittsford NY (Zone 6a)
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Cat Lover Heucheras Hellebores Container Gardener
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ge1836
Apr 13, 2011 8:45 AM CST
I needed someone who could take away the sod clumps.
I did some edging and dumped the sod under a diseased Spruce. That aught to finish it off.
Name: Lucy
Hamilton, MA (Zone 6b)
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irisarian
Apr 13, 2011 11:59 AM CST
The spruce or the sod?
Name: Jo Ann Gentle
Pittsford NY (Zone 6a)
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Cat Lover Heucheras Hellebores Container Gardener
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ge1836
Apr 13, 2011 12:54 PM CST
the spruce. Landscaper said too much mulch or anything under the trees will kill them'
They have roots close to the surface for feeding and when they cant get nourishment they die.
Name: Lucy
Hamilton, MA (Zone 6b)
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irisarian
Apr 13, 2011 3:20 PM CST
Good to know, although we have pines & juniper. Not planted by us as this was 'conservation land' for 30 yrs & everything colonized it on its own.
Name: Jo Ann Gentle
Pittsford NY (Zone 6a)
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Cat Lover Heucheras Hellebores Container Gardener
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ge1836
May 13, 2011 5:31 AM CST
Guess this is as good a place as any to post a album of blooms for today.
https://picasaweb.google.com/jgentle4/BloomsMay12
Name: Kathleen Tenpas
Wickwire Corners NY (Zone 5a)
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! The WITWIT Badge Raises cows Region: New York Farmer
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Kathleen
May 13, 2011 7:22 AM CST
Your garden is just a bit ahead of mine. The iris haven't started here and the foam flower are just budded. Don't you just love the Tulip Orphanidea Flava? Mine have doubled and doubled again. They look like little torches in the garden.

Name: Jo Ann Gentle
Pittsford NY (Zone 6a)
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Cat Lover Heucheras Hellebores Container Gardener
Birds Region: New York Irises Garden Ideas: Master Level Avid Green Pages Reviewer Lilies
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ge1836
May 13, 2011 7:31 AM CST
I sure love these tulips,they look like traffic lights in the late afternoon.
Name: Jo Ann Gentle
Pittsford NY (Zone 6a)
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Cat Lover Heucheras Hellebores Container Gardener
Birds Region: New York Irises Garden Ideas: Master Level Avid Green Pages Reviewer Lilies
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ge1836
May 13, 2011 7:37 AM CST
I couldnt stand not knowing how wide those blooms were. Reaaaallllly close to 6 inches.
Name: Lucy
Hamilton, MA (Zone 6b)
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irisarian
May 13, 2011 9:24 PM CST
Doess interplanting daffs with tulips keep rabbits & deer away? Would like more tulips but get eaten. We have a stray here & there. Tree service came to spray for winter moth today. first warm day when they could do it. I squashed 4 of them coming down their long strands.
Name: Jo Ann Gentle
Pittsford NY (Zone 6a)
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Cat Lover Heucheras Hellebores Container Gardener
Birds Region: New York Irises Garden Ideas: Master Level Avid Green Pages Reviewer Lilies
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ge1836
May 14, 2011 2:52 AM CST
I had not thought of interplanting tulips and daffs.
My thinking is ( a theory mind you ) it might work. I doubt deer would deliberatly shuffle thru daffs to get to tulips especially at this time of year when other "brouse" is available.
They seem to be opertunists and eat what they find rather than conciously go for a certain plant.
They have trail habits, and when they find something yummy growing in the trail area ,they eat.

Rabbits on the other hand will eat tulips no matter where you hide them.

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