Blog post: The rain is coming: Tilling & toiling

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Name: Ann ~Heat zn 9, Sunset
North Fl. (Zone 8b)
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flaflwrgrl
Nov 5, 2011 7:42 PM CST
Those doggies are just itching to get in there in that nice black dirt & DIG! Better watch them close Sue. Dogs are escape artists & that makes them excellent at getting IN where they aren't supposed to go. You can see they're already plotting & planning.
The flowers are superb! I love Vesper.
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Name: Suzanne/Sue
Sebastopol, CA (Zone 9a)
Sunset Zone 15
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Calif_Sue
Nov 5, 2011 7:53 PM CST

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Thanks Ann!
They have plenty of room to go elsewhere, always on patrol for gophers, so I hope they will not try to get in there.
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Name: Ann ~Heat zn 9, Sunset
North Fl. (Zone 8b)
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flaflwrgrl
Nov 5, 2011 8:20 PM CST
Do they ever get the gophers?
I am a strong believer in the simple fact is that what matters in this life is how we treat others. I think that's what living is all about. Not what I've done in my life but how I've treated others.
~~ Sharon Brown ~~



Name: Suzanne/Sue
Sebastopol, CA (Zone 9a)
Sunset Zone 15
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Calif_Sue
Nov 5, 2011 8:54 PM CST

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In the 7 months we have been here, the black one, Kona, got one but she keeps digging around and trying to get more. I drowned one and their 2 cats got 6 that we know of, although some were from the neighbors yards. Big Grin
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Name: Ann ~Heat zn 9, Sunset
North Fl. (Zone 8b)
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flaflwrgrl
Nov 5, 2011 9:06 PM CST
Sheesh! It's something I've not had to deal with and am not familiar with. But they are on the property & all the neighbors too. Everyone out there says there's nothing you can do. Can you tell me what I might expect in the way of them eating my plants? And what do you mean you drowned one?
I am a strong believer in the simple fact is that what matters in this life is how we treat others. I think that's what living is all about. Not what I've done in my life but how I've treated others.
~~ Sharon Brown ~~



Name: Suzanne/Sue
Sebastopol, CA (Zone 9a)
Sunset Zone 15
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Calif_Sue
Nov 5, 2011 9:38 PM CST

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This is all new for me too, came from a small city lot 7 months ago and moved to gopher central. I put my roses, daylilies and a few special plants in gopher cages to protect the roots.
One day one of the big dogs started digging and exposed a hole in the lawn, I pulled her away and leaning down, I could hear the gopher digging so realized it was quite near the surface. I was watering so stuck my hose in the hole and held it there and all of a sudden, the gopher started pushing up against it trying to get out. I kept the hose there for at least another minute and when I pulled the hose out, it flopped out onto the lawn, it had drowned.
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Name: Ann ~Heat zn 9, Sunset
North Fl. (Zone 8b)
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flaflwrgrl
Nov 6, 2011 5:26 AM CST
What timing eh? with the gopher digging & you there with the hose running. Good for you!
So now you know I've got to ask ---- how do you make gopher cages to protect the roots? I believe I'm going to have to employ that method myself.
I am a strong believer in the simple fact is that what matters in this life is how we treat others. I think that's what living is all about. Not what I've done in my life but how I've treated others.
~~ Sharon Brown ~~



Name: Suzanne/Sue
Sebastopol, CA (Zone 9a)
Sunset Zone 15
Region: California Plant Database Moderator Roses Irises Clematis Garden Photography
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Calif_Sue
Nov 6, 2011 11:50 AM CST

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I cheat, I buy them from this local guy about 100 at a time for cheaper than the stores sell them. He makes them the round sizes of 1 gal, 5 gal and 20 gal pots, much easier to use than the store bought square ones. You can make them too, there are probably a few online tutorials.
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Name: Ann ~Heat zn 9, Sunset
North Fl. (Zone 8b)
Garden Sages Native Plants and Wildflowers Xeriscape Organic Gardener I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Ideas: Master Level
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flaflwrgrl
Nov 6, 2011 2:28 PM CST
Thanks Sue.
Happy tilling!
I am a strong believer in the simple fact is that what matters in this life is how we treat others. I think that's what living is all about. Not what I've done in my life but how I've treated others.
~~ Sharon Brown ~~



Name: Vicki
North Carolina
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vic
Nov 9, 2011 9:03 PM CST
LOTS of work going on there Sue - LOL at the dogs Big Grin

The roses are stunning! Lovey dubby
Name: Suzanne/Sue
Sebastopol, CA (Zone 9a)
Sunset Zone 15
Region: California Plant Database Moderator Roses Irises Clematis Garden Photography
Cottage Gardener Keeper of Poultry Hummingbirder Bee Lover Butterflies Birds
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Calif_Sue
Nov 9, 2011 9:55 PM CST

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Thanks Vicki, 'watch' the blog for updates!
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