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Name: Annie
Waynesboro, PA (Zone 6a)
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LysmachiaMoon
Sep 9, 2016 5:54 AM CST
Glad you are back! I was getting worried. Hope you had a good time....love your photos. And yes, groundhogs are cute as the dickens....until they get in your garden. You must have had plenty of rain on your garden while you were gone....if I'd gone away for a month, I'd have come home to a fried mess...we've had almost no rain in weeks. Glad you're back and good gardening, Annie
The end is nothing, the journey is all.
Name: Kabby
Lowndesboro, AL (Zone 8a)
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Kabby
Sep 10, 2016 1:57 PM CST
Same here Annie, I was wondering where Larry disappeared to.
Larry how did your caladium from last year overwinter? Did you have a good return?
Tomorrow will be 3 weeks without rain here, I too have weeds galore. That chamber bitter came back like it had never been pulled. Angry
I guess I'll drag some hoses and be up early to weed some. The early morning air is invigorating. nodding
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
Sep 11, 2016 5:52 AM CST
Kabby,
I did not have many Caladiums last year because of the very cold winter of 2014 that almost wiped them out. What few I did have left all seem to return though. So unless we have a very cold winter like that again I expect most of them to return. Before the cold winter they have returned reliably for several years.
I watered the rose bed before planting the new daylilies in it, because it was so dry. The bog still had standing water in places, so I just had no idea what the weather was actually like while I was gone. I got contradictory stories about it from my neighbors on each side of me!
Name: Kabby
Lowndesboro, AL (Zone 8a)
Region: United States of America Region: Alabama Plant and/or Seed Trader Dog Lover Birds Hummingbirder
Butterflies Tropicals Bulbs Lilies Daylilies Garden Procrastinator
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Kabby
Sep 11, 2016 10:27 AM CST
Your neighbors sound like Jerry. When I'm spending the weekend in town for work, when I get home I'll ask about rain. He won't have a clue. D'Oh!
Once that bog critter was deported did you have any more?
My tithonia is a butterfly magnet, they love it!
I had a few caladium pop up under my fig tree and that was it, it was more than I expected.
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
Sep 11, 2016 10:36 AM CST
I have never had a plant more attractive to butterflies than the Mexican Sunflower. I thought for several years that Lantana was the best at attracting them, and it does seem to attract more of the swallow tails. But in general the Mexican Sunflower is just tops for butterflies here. I was just out cleaning mine up, it seems the limbs got so heavy with blooms they were all breaking off right at the stalk.
Name: Kabby
Lowndesboro, AL (Zone 8a)
Region: United States of America Region: Alabama Plant and/or Seed Trader Dog Lover Birds Hummingbirder
Butterflies Tropicals Bulbs Lilies Daylilies Garden Procrastinator
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Kabby
Sep 11, 2016 2:22 PM CST
Gorgeous delicious wet RAIN!

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