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Getting raised bed ready for fall planting
Posted on Sep 9, 2012 12:28 PM

Just pulled up and/or unpotted all my tomato plants.  I had 16-18 of them and it was time to recapture my raised garden as well as free up some pots.  My compost pile is now topped-off with the tomato plants.  I will be planting 4-6 dozen gourmet garlic cloves in mid-October and I will grow them organically.   I should be able to harvest the large bulbs in early May, let them hang to dry for a couple of weeks, and then sell them from the middle of May through June, or until I run out.  Fresh, home-grown, gourmet garlic cloves taste far superior to anything available in super markets. Even though planting time for them will be in mid-October, I have to amend the soil and give it time to settle and mellow.

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problem uploading pics
Posted on Sep 4, 2012 3:41 PM

For some reason, when I am answering a message on one of the forums that is directed to me, I cannot seem to upload any pics to send to that message.  Is there a trick in doing so?  I have uploaded numerous pics but now I am stimied.

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Blc. Greenwich 'Elmhurst' AM/AOS
Posted on Jul 23, 2012 7:44 AM

This 'Elmhurst' has now been in full bloom for two weeks and still looks great.  Nice fragrance as well as beautiful flowers. 

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orchid in bud
Posted on Jul 23, 2012 7:23 AM

These are buds that are about to open.  There are five buds here and it looks like there will be some lavender in the blooms. The plant is C. Hardyana 'Exotic Orchids' x self and this will be the first blooms I have seen from this plant.  No one seems to know what the blooms will look like.  One expert says that when an orchid is crossed with itself, the blooms may or may not be like those of the uncrossed plant.  I will know within a few days.

I will post the flower when they first show and again when they completely unfold.

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plumeria id
Posted on Jul 20, 2012 8:28 AM

This is an unknown Plumeria.  I thought it was going to be a 'Celadine' since it is planted amoung several of my 'Celadine' plants and the stem/leaves are similar. Now that it has bloomed, it definitely is not the 'Celadine'.  The flowers have a slightly sweet fragrance, not nearly as fragrant as the 'Celadine'.  The petals are approximately 1 1/2" in length, 3/4 " in width, and the tips are both ovoid and slightly pointed.  The flowers have white petals with a bright yellow center. The back of each petal shows one edge that I would call fuchsia rose that shows through when looking at the top of the petal, giving the top edge a soft pink color.

What is the variety?

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