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Name: Dianne
Sacramento, CA, zone 9a
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soilsandup
Apr 3, 2014 9:51 PM CST
Everything is nice and fresh after the rains. Here is couple of long shots of the front yard.

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Name: Rita
North Shore, Long Island, NY
Zone 6B
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Newyorkrita
Apr 3, 2014 10:01 PM CST
BEAUTIFUL!!!! Thumbs up
Name: Jo Ann Gentle
Pittsford NY (Zone 6a)
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ge1836
Apr 4, 2014 3:07 AM CST
We are still in peeking mode here.Perennials are barely showing but the rest of this week and next week have temps in the 50's so spoinging will begin.

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Name: David Paul
(Zone 9b)
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DavidofDeLand
Apr 4, 2014 4:08 AM CST
Love it Dianne! Thumbs up
Name: Arlene
Grantville, GA (Zone 8a)
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abhege
Apr 4, 2014 8:40 AM CST
Jo Ann, peeking mode is fun! Seeing what surprises there are and what survived the winter.

Very nice, Dianne!
Name: Jo Ann Gentle
Pittsford NY (Zone 6a)
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ge1836
Apr 4, 2014 9:01 AM CST
It's the second time this week I have sprayed. Deer are still eating. Time for a new repellant.
Name: Arlene
Grantville, GA (Zone 8a)
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abhege
Apr 4, 2014 9:16 AM CST
How about a dog? Whistling just kidding. I stopped to the farm before hitting the road and just outside our electric fence were 4 deer, just as bold and brave as can be. But they don't jump the fence because of Thor, our livestock guard dog. Thumbs up

Seriously though, I feel for you having the deer eating the plants. It's very maddening!
Name: Jo Ann Gentle
Pittsford NY (Zone 6a)
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ge1836
Apr 4, 2014 9:43 AM CST
Its exhausting to keep up the spraying,thats the part I mind most.
Name: Arlene
Grantville, GA (Zone 8a)
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abhege
Apr 4, 2014 11:20 AM CST
Yeah, I am not good at that part. I usually try to get my son to do that for me but it hasn't been working lately.
Name: Rita
North Shore, Long Island, NY
Zone 6B
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Newyorkrita
Apr 4, 2014 11:40 AM CST
abhege said:How about a dog? Whistling just kidding. I stopped to the farm before hitting the road and just outside our electric fence were 4 deer, just as bold and brave as can be. But they don't jump the fence because of Thor, our livestock guard dog. Thumbs up

Seriously though, I feel for you having the deer eating the plants. It's very maddening!


Good for Thor, keeping the deer away!
Name: Rita
North Shore, Long Island, NY
Zone 6B
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Newyorkrita
Apr 4, 2014 11:49 AM CST
Purple crocus blooming away.
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Advance crocus
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Name: Neal Linville
Winchester, KY (Zone 6a)
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gemini_sage
Apr 4, 2014 3:05 PM CST
Dianne, your garden is gorgeous!

JoAnn, wonderful surprise on your Tulips!

Rita, your Crocus are showing off beautifully!

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Some random pics I took this morning, mostly Daffodils blooming now. The various little blue bulbs I added last fall are getting showy- they started sprouting later than I expected, and only a few were showing up at a time at first, but they're starting to make some visual impact.

"...and don't think the garden loses its ecstasy in winter. It's quiet, but the roots are down there riotous." Rumi
Name: David Paul
(Zone 9b)
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DavidofDeLand
Apr 4, 2014 3:21 PM CST
A surprisingly large beautiful garden area with vista view Neil. I can only imagine the magic you will have developing this 2014! Thumbs up
Name: Huggergirl AKA Tamar
N.E Indiana (Zone 5a)
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huggergirl
Apr 5, 2014 9:15 AM CST
Nice Neal...I cant wait to see some color up here !!! soon I hope
Name: Michele Roth
N.E. Indiana - Zone 5b
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chelle
Apr 5, 2014 11:35 AM CST

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Crocus blooming here. Not too sure why I have them all the way up on the cold and windy hillside when they should be closer to a window. Sticking tongue out It's not like they ever really bloom when it's a joyfully warm up there! The next batch I get I'll need to remember to do differently.
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Name: Dianne
Sacramento, CA, zone 9a
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soilsandup
Apr 5, 2014 9:32 PM CST
Neal - It must be so nice to have a large expanse of land to grow whatever you want to your heart's content.

Chelle - can you move your crocuses from the hill to closer to the house? Then you won't have to buy new ones?
Name: Jo Ann Gentle
Pittsford NY (Zone 6a)
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ge1836
Apr 6, 2014 6:08 AM CST
Still looking pretty lifeless.
NOT my house in the background.
early tulips emerging
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Helebore Spotted Pink
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Frosty Bear
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Name: Neal Linville
Winchester, KY (Zone 6a)
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gemini_sage
Apr 6, 2014 7:01 AM CST
Dianne, while it has been a blessing to have as much garden space as I could ever want, I've learned it can also be a curse- it's too easy to bite off more than I can chew, LOL.
"...and don't think the garden loses its ecstasy in winter. It's quiet, but the roots are down there riotous." Rumi
Name: Michele Roth
N.E. Indiana - Zone 5b
I'm always on my way out the door..
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Forum moderator Garden Sages Garden Ideas: Master Level Dog Lover Cottage Gardener
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chelle
Apr 6, 2014 8:09 AM CST

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Dianne,

Yes, I could move them, but they do look nice where they are and there's only a double handful or so anyway. I could use some more. Big Grin

Plenty of seed work going on here, but the gardens themselves are coming along very slowly this year. My earliest tulips are showing growth in south-facing areas, and most of the daffodils are getting close to the halfway mark. Even the hellebores are hesitant this year...new growth is still curled up and seems content to stay that way for now.
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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
Apr 6, 2014 8:17 AM CST
Chele: I wonder if the frozen soil has anything to do with slow emerging spring bulbs.
It seems the ground has been solid for much longer than I can remember. Ours has just loosened up a bit but still freezes at the surface when we have a cold night.

I'm mixing potting soil for sempervivum planters and getting them ready. Grandson will come this afternoon to help clean up and rake areas of the gardens where leaves ate thickest.
I am also taking apart the sprayer so I can spray repellant.

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