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Name: Rita
North Shore, Long Island, NY
Zone 6B
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Newyorkrita
Sep 20, 2013 12:10 PM CST
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Grape Vine picture courtesy of Shannon.

You have found the chat thread for the Vines and Climbers Forum. Join us and talk about your gardens. Or talk about the weather or what you watched on TV or a good book you are reading. Even talk about vines! Welcome!
Name: Debra
Garland, TX (NE Dallas suburb) (Zone 8a)
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lovemyhouse
Sep 20, 2013 12:22 PM CST
I'm here, Rita. Big Grin
If you don't ask, the answer is always 'no.'
Name: Juli
(Zone 5b)
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daylily
Sep 20, 2013 1:18 PM CST
Thumbs up

I need to learn more about vines - I didn't realize that this forum was here before I kept seeing the chat thread on my home page. I have several clematis, and those long beans that I am trying, cucumbers, and I grow edible pod peas in the spring, but other than that, I don't grow vines. I should! I have places I could!

I have wild grape vines in my woods. Wow - those are some tenacious things. I've been trying to kill a few of them at the edge of the yard that are trying to over take a young buckeye tree for several years.

Hope you don't mind if I join you all here when I can! Whistling
Name: Rita
North Shore, Long Island, NY
Zone 6B
Charter ATP Member Seed Starter Tomato Heads I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Vegetable Grower Lover of wildlife (Raccoon badge)
Birds Garden Ideas: Master Level Butterflies Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Roses Hummingbirder
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Newyorkrita
Sep 20, 2013 1:22 PM CST
Juli, I am glad you are here. Thumbs up

You could grow morning glories, they are really easy.
Name: Debra
Garland, TX (NE Dallas suburb) (Zone 8a)
Service dogs: Angels with paws.
Dragonflies Dog Lover I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Photography Bee Lover Plays in the sandbox
Butterflies Region: Texas I sent a postcard to Randy! Charter ATP Member Annuals Garden Sages
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lovemyhouse
Sep 20, 2013 2:51 PM CST
Juli, I am delighted that you are here.
If you don't ask, the answer is always 'no.'
Name: Natalie
North Central Idaho (Zone 7a)
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Natalie
Sep 20, 2013 2:53 PM CST
Thumbs up Perfect title!

I just got back from the neighbors house. We put up part of her fence for her today, which is along another fence that has grapes growing on it. She picked some green grapes and handed them to me, and said to try them. I was worried, since all I had seen were purple grapes! But, I tried one, and they were THE BEST grapes that I've ever eaten!! I didn't know that grapes could be that sweet! She has the green and purple grapes growing together, so I didn't notice the green ones. They are yummy! We also cut some big branches off her trees for her, where the grape vines had been climbing, so now the area is under control, and hopefully the deer can no longer get into her garden - at least from that side. Tomorrow we'll run the electric fence around her fir trees so that the bucks don't do any more damage. They use the trees to scrape their antlers, and the trees are starting to look bad!
Natalie
Name: Rita
North Shore, Long Island, NY
Zone 6B
Charter ATP Member Seed Starter Tomato Heads I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Vegetable Grower Lover of wildlife (Raccoon badge)
Birds Garden Ideas: Master Level Butterflies Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Roses Hummingbirder
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Newyorkrita
Sep 20, 2013 2:58 PM CST
Natalie, you are a good neighbor to help out like that with all that work. And my favorite grapes to eat are the green ones. I always buy green gapes at the store when I want grapes.
Name: Rita
North Shore, Long Island, NY
Zone 6B
Charter ATP Member Seed Starter Tomato Heads I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Vegetable Grower Lover of wildlife (Raccoon badge)
Birds Garden Ideas: Master Level Butterflies Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Roses Hummingbirder
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Newyorkrita
Sep 20, 2013 3:07 PM CST
A BIG sigh of relief! I planted my bulbs that where here from my early September shipment. That means I can rest up until the ones that ship early October arrive. And with the October ones I don't have the pressure of knowing I have to get them done quickly before more bulbs arrive. But then I don't want to be planting in November either.

Last year what with the hurricane messing things up, I was really late getting my bulbs in ground. The shipments only came later in October, then the storm, so then I was planting in November. I hated that as the soil was cold already and the weather was not so nice either. So this year as I was ordering from those companies shipping in October, I contacted customer service to request early October Ship date. I plan on October being bulb planting month.

Then last thing I do to put the garden to bed for over the winter is to mulch everything with fall leaves I collect each year. People put them out in bags for the city to pick up and I go around and put them in my car and bring them home. Been doing that for years.
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Name: woofie
NE WA (Zone 5a)
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woofie
Sep 20, 2013 5:23 PM CST
Well, I don't have to worry about mulching my new roses; the old cottonwood trees will take care of that nicely. My problem will be finding them next spring! Hilarious!

DH bought me a big bag of tulips from Costco, but when I went to plant them, a LOT of them were rotten! I was really surprised and disappointed; Costco usually has excellent merchandise. I just stuffed them back into the bag and told him to return them next trip. It's not like they'd been sitting around for a long time...he just got them about a week ago and they were stored in a cool place. I'm thinking about taking Michigan bulb up on their $20 off on a $40 order and getting some different things.
Confidence is that feeling you have right before you do something really stupid.
Name: Rita
North Shore, Long Island, NY
Zone 6B
Charter ATP Member Seed Starter Tomato Heads I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Vegetable Grower Lover of wildlife (Raccoon badge)
Birds Garden Ideas: Master Level Butterflies Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Roses Hummingbirder
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Newyorkrita
Sep 20, 2013 5:24 PM CST
Yes, get some tulips! Thumbs up
Name: Rita
North Shore, Long Island, NY
Zone 6B
Charter ATP Member Seed Starter Tomato Heads I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Vegetable Grower Lover of wildlife (Raccoon badge)
Birds Garden Ideas: Master Level Butterflies Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Roses Hummingbirder
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Newyorkrita
Sep 20, 2013 5:31 PM CST
Picked some tomatoes again today and three nice large cucumbers. Smiling
Name: woofie
NE WA (Zone 5a)
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woofie
Sep 20, 2013 5:33 PM CST
I really want to. Anyone know anything about these? They look really pretty in the picture! They call them Blue Eyes, I think.


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Confidence is that feeling you have right before you do something really stupid.
Name: Rita
North Shore, Long Island, NY
Zone 6B
Charter ATP Member Seed Starter Tomato Heads I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Vegetable Grower Lover of wildlife (Raccoon badge)
Birds Garden Ideas: Master Level Butterflies Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Roses Hummingbirder
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Newyorkrita
Sep 20, 2013 6:40 PM CST
Looks like species tulips LITTLE BEAUTY.

http://www.vanengelen.com/flower-bulbs-index/tulips/species/...
Name: Shannon
Burkeville,Va (Zone 7a)
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Shannon
Sep 20, 2013 6:53 PM CST
I picked up a 40 pack of Daff's from Lowes today. Really need to see them this spring
The horse is God's gift to mankind. ~Arabian Proverb
Name: woofie
NE WA (Zone 5a)
Charter ATP Member Garden Procrastinator Greenhouse Dragonflies Plays in the sandbox I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
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woofie
Sep 20, 2013 7:00 PM CST
Oho! Rita, that is very interesting and a MUCH better deal than the one I was looking at! Cute little rascals.
Confidence is that feeling you have right before you do something really stupid.
Name: Rita
North Shore, Long Island, NY
Zone 6B
Charter ATP Member Seed Starter Tomato Heads I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Vegetable Grower Lover of wildlife (Raccoon badge)
Birds Garden Ideas: Master Level Butterflies Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Roses Hummingbirder
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Newyorkrita
Sep 20, 2013 7:04 PM CST
woofie said:Oho! Rita, that is very interesting and a MUCH better deal than the one I was looking at! Cute little rascals.


I am planting 100 of them for the spring. Coming in my October shipments. Also planting 100 Little Princess.

http://www.vanengelen.com/flower-bulbs-index/tulips/species/...
Name: Rita
North Shore, Long Island, NY
Zone 6B
Charter ATP Member Seed Starter Tomato Heads I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Vegetable Grower Lover of wildlife (Raccoon badge)
Birds Garden Ideas: Master Level Butterflies Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Roses Hummingbirder
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Newyorkrita
Sep 20, 2013 7:06 PM CST
Shannon said:I picked up a 40 pack of Daff's from Lowes today. Really need to see them this spring


Shannon, that is what I love about daffs. After the long winter I am so ready for the happy flowers of daffodils.
Name: Rita
North Shore, Long Island, NY
Zone 6B
Charter ATP Member Seed Starter Tomato Heads I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Vegetable Grower Lover of wildlife (Raccoon badge)
Birds Garden Ideas: Master Level Butterflies Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Roses Hummingbirder
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Newyorkrita
Sep 21, 2013 9:16 AM CST
Raining today. My garden work for the day consisted of throwing out some grass seeds and clover seeds to fix up some areas I messed up with my digging to plant bulbs. Good timing as it is raining now so should get those seeds soaked and started growing.
Name: Rita
North Shore, Long Island, NY
Zone 6B
Charter ATP Member Seed Starter Tomato Heads I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Vegetable Grower Lover of wildlife (Raccoon badge)
Birds Garden Ideas: Master Level Butterflies Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Roses Hummingbirder
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Newyorkrita
Sep 21, 2013 9:52 AM CST
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My new front yard daylily garden in the rain today. Those daylilies must like it there because they are greening up nicely and growing.

And in the spirit of vines, my fall planting of peas has started to flower.


Cucumbers that I picked.


Name: Debra
Garland, TX (NE Dallas suburb) (Zone 8a)
Service dogs: Angels with paws.
Dragonflies Dog Lover I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Photography Bee Lover Plays in the sandbox
Butterflies Region: Texas I sent a postcard to Randy! Charter ATP Member Annuals Garden Sages
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lovemyhouse
Sep 21, 2013 11:23 AM CST
Hurray! Hurray! Hurray! Hurray!
If you don't ask, the answer is always 'no.'

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