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This thread is in reply to a blog post by Seedfork entitled "Blooming in the garden today.".
Name: Annie
Waynesboro, PA (Zone 6a)
Cat Lover Keeper of Poultry
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LysmachiaMoon
Oct 8, 2014 6:08 AM CST
Really pretty flowers. My garden is about done; we had a light frost on Sunday morning, so it's a pretty sure bet the season is over. Starting to see some really spectacular fall tree color here though!
The end is nothing, the journey is all.
Name: Larry
Enterprise, Al. 36330 (Zone 8b)
Region: Alabama Composter Garden Photography Garden Ideas: Master Level Plant Identifier Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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Seedfork
Oct 8, 2014 6:23 AM CST
I just finished working over the vegetable garden yesterday, dug out some daylilies that I had put in there, pulled up the tomato vines, put the cages away till next year, removed some liriope and some other stuff. I left the peppers as they still have a lot of developing peppers on them and I left some marigolds and one very pretty purple coneflower. I relocated one of the cold frames in the vegetable garden so it will get more sun this year and made a new plastic cover to replace the one the sun devoured this past year, it did last two seasons. Hope to snap a few photos of the work later today, I put a nice thick coat of compost over the bed. I worked many wheelbarrow loads of compost into that bed the past two years, and I was shocked to find so little sign of any compos left, maybe next year the soil will began to really show some improvement,it seems to take me at least three years to start seeing much change.
Name: Annie
Waynesboro, PA (Zone 6a)
Cat Lover Keeper of Poultry
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LysmachiaMoon
Oct 10, 2014 5:35 AM CST
It always surprises me too, how fast compost, mulch, etc. gets "eaten up" by the soil, especially if it's poorish soil to begin with. I've been dumping tons of compost and mulch on the beds in the Storybook Garden, which is my newest garden area and at the top of the hill. The soil up there is heavy sticky clay for the most part and it just seems to suck in all that organic stuff.
The end is nothing, the journey is all.

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