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Name: Susie
Phoenix AZ (Zone 9a)
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Aguane
Jul 31, 2011 9:14 PM CST

My gardening efforts have waned and my vitamin D intact (sunlight) is suffering.

I'm so glad we've had some nice little rainy episodes, more to come?

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Name: Sharon K. Winter
Las Vegas, NV
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WormslovUsharon
Jul 31, 2011 9:52 PM CST
We have a very sweet drizzle all day. I did not do much except read the paper and watch it rain on the back patio.

I finally moved inside at 3pm.

Now I am changing linens because one company has left and another arrives on Wednesday. And doing laundry. Sharon.
If it is not going to affect you five years from now, do not let it get you down.
Name: Becky (Boo)
Phoenix, AZ 85022
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Boopaints
Aug 1, 2011 12:13 PM CST
I adored Johnny!!! Not a fan of Leno but Dave is okay. Ellen's a riot. Big Grin

Lots of beautiful rain at 85022 last night.
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Name: Marie
Tolleson, Arizona (Zone 9a)
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Desertdenial
Aug 1, 2011 12:52 PM CST
I would love a nice long drizzle!!
Marie
Caramels are only a fad. Chocolate is a permanent thing
Name: Alan
Chandler, AZ; 85225 (Zone 9b)
Sunset Zone 13
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Name: Alan
Chandler, AZ; 85225 (Zone 9b)
Sunset Zone 13
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Name: Becky (Boo)
Phoenix, AZ 85022
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Boopaints
Aug 2, 2011 9:41 AM CST
I like incense too but stay away from the musky ones....would you send me the link, Alan? Thanks!
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Name: Crista Abel
Gilbert, Arizona
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Crista
Aug 2, 2011 11:01 AM CST
Whew! Found you guys! Plant question about rodney asters that I got at the swap a few years ago. Will it hurt them if I whack them back a foot or so? They're about four feet tall and block the view of my garden from my patio door. Is there anything I can do to get them to bloom before they're good 'n ready in a month or so?
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Name: Marie
Tolleson, Arizona (Zone 9a)
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Desertdenial
Aug 2, 2011 11:34 AM CST
I do not know about making them bloom but you can whack them as much as you want. They never go away!!
Marie
Caramels are only a fad. Chocolate is a permanent thing
Name: Becky (Boo)
Phoenix, AZ 85022
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Boopaints
Aug 2, 2011 11:41 AM CST
I agree Crista~
I wacked mine to about 4" from the soil n a container and they came back better than ever. Blooming not so sure at this late date. I love the blooms...
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Name: Susie
Phoenix AZ (Zone 9a)
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Aguane
Aug 2, 2011 12:33 PM CST
Does the heat have anything to do with what might be the optimum time to whack? We don't whack roses in summer so as to not stimulate growth that can stress the plant. Let the plant rest then whack in Fall when they are more likely to shoot up healthy growth. But, if it's a matter of being unsightly that's different story.

(Hi Crista!)
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Name: Alan
Chandler, AZ; 85225 (Zone 9b)
Sunset Zone 13
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Name: Crista Abel
Gilbert, Arizona
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Crista
Aug 3, 2011 11:50 AM CST
Okay, so I'll whack some and not whack others - split plot design - will run the t-test and get back with ya! Sticking tongue out

I have time to do this because I decided to retire from the school district! Waiting on my fingerprint card so I can sub. Whooeee!
Crista
Name: Susie
Phoenix AZ (Zone 9a)
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Aguane
Aug 3, 2011 12:17 PM CST
Wow ! Christa! Great news! I've been retired for 4 months. It's different I'll tell ya! I'm having a bit of a hard time structuring productivity. Subbing will be a good strategy to start with. You'll have lots of free time. Congratulations!

Thanks for doing the test!
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Name: Alan
Chandler, AZ; 85225 (Zone 9b)
Sunset Zone 13
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Name: Marie
Tolleson, Arizona (Zone 9a)
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Desertdenial
Aug 4, 2011 9:25 AM CST
Not sure.........
Marie
Caramels are only a fad. Chocolate is a permanent thing
Name: Becky (Boo)
Phoenix, AZ 85022
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Boopaints
Aug 4, 2011 9:53 AM CST
Thumbs down Barf! I hate thinking about that~

Purslane alert! $5 at HD
The thread "Purslane ALERT" in Southwest Gardening forum
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Name: Susie
Phoenix AZ (Zone 9a)
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Aguane
Aug 4, 2011 9:54 AM CST
I don't.
The only candy I eat is See's dark chocolate coconut. Yes, sometimes See's dark " pink" raspberry and cherry. If it's good enough for Warren Buffett it's good enough for me.

Never had a Big Mac or Chicken McNuggets
Don't do Wendy's or any fast food at all
I eat La Brea whole grain bread.
Allergic to all cow products. East only soy or almond milk yogurt
Don't drink juices... I eat whole organic fruit
No Jello
No ice cream
No Skittles
No Gum
I DO eat salmon almost every day

How about that stock market??????
“Don't give up too quickly"... unknown, I heard it somewhere.
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Name: Alan
Chandler, AZ; 85225 (Zone 9b)
Sunset Zone 13
Charter ATP Member Region: Southwest Gardening Organic Gardener Native Plants and Wildflowers Cottage Gardener I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
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Name: Susie
Phoenix AZ (Zone 9a)
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Aguane
Aug 4, 2011 10:19 AM CST
Down 300 pts <>
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