Southwest Gardening forum: SEPT. 2012 CHAT - Relief at last?

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Name: Susie
Phoenix AZ (Zone 9a)
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Aguane
Sep 2, 2012 1:14 PM CST
I keep thinking of the little goblins who will be Trick or Treating on October 31.... it will STILL be hot! Chocolate candies will melt. Boo HOO!!!!! Crying

I read a bit about what we're supposed to be doing to get the garden ready for the beginning of our Winter Spring. Rolling on the floor laughing Sweat and toil in September to ready the weed from Monsoon growth, enhance and amend the soil (dig down 12-18 inches to enhance drainage and root development). Yea, right. My pitch fork will not go further than 3 inches into this clay. Add sulfur to amend sodium accumulation. Before planting add nitrogen and phosphorous. Lightly trim hybrid roses, feed citrus. Take a trip to your favorite nursery and plant the pretties. Water and wait for Winter freeze. I know. Grumbling My brain is still ablaze.

My quilting may continue into November before I get out and do some garden work.

You? I'm all ears! Thumb of 2012-09-02/Aguane/ebbffa
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Name: Linda
Tucson, Arizona
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quietyard
Sep 2, 2012 10:27 PM CST
I am sooooo looking forward to fall!! Hurray! This has been a brutal humid summer but at least we have had a better monsoon. Thumbs up Parts of Tucson got over an inch of rain this afternoon, but not a drop here. Supposed to be more chances for rain this week. Big Grin The garden is tired and so is the gardener ! Hilarious!
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Name: Becky (Boo)
Phoenix, AZ 85022
finding joy one day at a time!
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Boopaints
Sep 6, 2012 1:15 PM CST
I can't wait for fall. Hurray!

Today I am so bummed. Someone stole a large pothos right off my front porch. Thumbs down Thumbs down As I said on facebook, I just do not understand how someone steals something that is not theirs. I mean, what part of their brain thinks its okay and keeps them from feeling guilty?????

Grrrrrr and a little bit of sadness today. I won't put anymore out there and now I am feeling like I need to make sure my back patio is secure. But those plants aren't as pretty. The pothos was beautiful and I will not buy another one until I have my own home again. I do have some indoors still where they will remain.
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Name: Linda
Tucson, Arizona
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quietyard
Sep 6, 2012 3:34 PM CST
Angry That is so wrong Becky !!! So sorry for the lose of your beautiful plant ! Group hug I also have never been able to understand how someone can take something that is not theirs. The guilt would kill me if I did something like that !!! Sad
" And the Lord God planted a garden eastward in Eden" Genesis 2:8
Name: Becky (Boo)
Phoenix, AZ 85022
finding joy one day at a time!
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Boopaints
Sep 7, 2012 9:54 AM CST
IT'S BEEN POURING FOR A LONG TIME TODAY AND RIGHT NOW, AT 8:53, IT'S 79 DEGREES. Soooooo refreshing. One thunderclap woke me up and another one about 30 minutes ago sounded like a gun shot in my driveway!
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Name: Linda
Tucson, Arizona
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quietyard
Sep 7, 2012 12:21 PM CST
Lucky you ! Smiling The big storms in Tucson yesterday missed us again. Thumbs down We just received .10 and the humidity today is terrible. Crying We still have lots of clouds, however so temps are way down. Thumbs up
" And the Lord God planted a garden eastward in Eden" Genesis 2:8
Name: Marilyn
Greenwood Village, CO (Zone 5b)
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CDsSister
Sep 10, 2012 6:00 PM CST
90 Today but the forecast has me smiling.

Love the 70s not crazy about the 60s this early but will take it.

Here is what our forecast looks like. Note the lows

Thumb of 2012-09-10/CDsSister/ab9445

Hurray! Hurray! Hurray! Hurray!

Name: Linda
Tucson, Arizona
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quietyard
Sep 10, 2012 8:12 PM CST
The 60's F sound pretty good to me !! Hurray!
" And the Lord God planted a garden eastward in Eden" Genesis 2:8
Name: Marilyn
Greenwood Village, CO (Zone 5b)
Garden today. Clean next week.
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CDsSister
Sep 10, 2012 8:22 PM CST
As long as it doesn't drop into the 50s and even snow. It has been known to happen in September.

The trees are beginning to turn. Am planning a couple of leaf peeping tours later in Sept and early Oct.

This was last year

Thumb of 2012-09-11/CDsSister/bcb0a8 Thumb of 2012-09-11/CDsSister/bc0ca1


Name: Linda
Tucson, Arizona
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Region: Southwest Gardening Echinacea Roses Birds Seed Starter Plumerias
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quietyard
Sep 10, 2012 8:37 PM CST
Love those fall pictures, Marilyn! Thumbs up I miss fall so much. We have a few things that change color but nothing like a real fall. Crying Speaking of snow, I was just visiting with my friend Margaret in British Columbia and she had just had some snow, sent photos of her yard covered with it. Smiling
" And the Lord God planted a garden eastward in Eden" Genesis 2:8
Name: Marilyn
Greenwood Village, CO (Zone 5b)
Garden today. Clean next week.
Garden Procrastinator Region: Colorado Heucheras Region: Southwest Gardening Container Gardener Enjoys or suffers cold winters
Sempervivums Annuals Foliage Fan Herbs Garden Ideas: Level 2
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CDsSister
Sep 10, 2012 8:40 PM CST
Tooooooooooo early Thumbs down Thumbs down Thumbs down Thumbs down Thumbs down For me anyway.

Name: Linda
Tucson, Arizona
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quietyard
Sep 10, 2012 8:44 PM CST
Rolling on the floor laughing
" And the Lord God planted a garden eastward in Eden" Genesis 2:8
Name: Becky (Boo)
Phoenix, AZ 85022
finding joy one day at a time!
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Boopaints
Sep 10, 2012 11:19 PM CST
Marilyn, I am with Linda...the 60's sound heavenly. Lovey dubby

It's poring again tonight. Last night was "ONE-OF-THOSE" amamzing thunder and lightening storms that scared you every time the boom-crack crack-boom-came!

Tonight is hard rain and wind but so far no thunder and ligtening.

My friend who lives in southern Iceland said they have snow in Northern Iceland ... knocked out electrical service all day and into tomorrow. A real black out. Nothing like it since 1995. Blinking
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Name: Marilyn
Greenwood Village, CO (Zone 5b)
Garden today. Clean next week.
Garden Procrastinator Region: Colorado Heucheras Region: Southwest Gardening Container Gardener Enjoys or suffers cold winters
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CDsSister
Sep 11, 2012 3:21 PM CST
Linda and Becky(boo) ,

Nice here until the last couple of hours, now it looks like we will get some rain late afternoon and evening.

YEA!!! Glad for rain, if not ugly storms. I agree with you it has been very strange all over.

Hope winter is not as weird ... I think we are all Blinking Blinking Blinking

Stay safe.



Name: Marilyn
Greenwood Village, CO (Zone 5b)
Garden today. Clean next week.
Garden Procrastinator Region: Colorado Heucheras Region: Southwest Gardening Container Gardener Enjoys or suffers cold winters
Sempervivums Annuals Foliage Fan Herbs Garden Ideas: Level 2
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CDsSister
Sep 12, 2012 11:28 AM CST

9/12/2012

Got up to a nice steady rain and about 60 degrees. They say it will rain all day giving us about an 1-1 1/2 inches. YEA!!!!!!

Then another warm up to the eighties is coming. Things will really green up.... Hurray! Hurray!

Name: Linda
Tucson, Arizona
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Morning Glories Region: United States of America Amaryllis Hummingbirder
Region: Southwest Gardening Echinacea Roses Birds Seed Starter Plumerias
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quietyard
Sep 12, 2012 3:38 PM CST
Sounds like a perfect day, Marilyn! Hurray!
" And the Lord God planted a garden eastward in Eden" Genesis 2:8
Name: Marilyn
Greenwood Village, CO (Zone 5b)
Garden today. Clean next week.
Garden Procrastinator Region: Colorado Heucheras Region: Southwest Gardening Container Gardener Enjoys or suffers cold winters
Sempervivums Annuals Foliage Fan Herbs Garden Ideas: Level 2
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CDsSister
Sep 12, 2012 3:45 PM CST


:iagree: I agree I agree For a day or two then I want my sun back Hilarious! Hilarious!

Never satisfied nodding
Name: Susie
Phoenix AZ (Zone 9a)
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Aguane
Sep 12, 2012 7:58 PM CST
I'll be anxious to hear if Becky just experienced what I did. One of the worst/best downpours/rain/wind I've ever seen in Phoenix.
“Don't give up too quickly"... unknown, I heard it somewhere.
~ All Things Plants, SOUTHWEST GARDENING ~Cubits.org ENERGY & POWER
Name: Becky (Boo)
Phoenix, AZ 85022
finding joy one day at a time!
Charter ATP Member Forum moderator I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Art Purslane Garden Ideas: Master Level
Region: Southwest Gardening Enjoys or suffers hot summers Region: United States of America Birds Hummingbirder Container Gardener
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Boopaints
Sep 15, 2012 10:27 AM CST
I was in class across town and missed the entire blast, Susie. Interestingly, becasue my balcony faces east, not a thing was blown away. But the front stairwell had water up to the neighbors doors when I got home. It faces west.
ALL THINGS PLANTS ~ Garden Art ~ Purslane & Portulaca ~
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Name: Becky (Boo)
Phoenix, AZ 85022
finding joy one day at a time!
Charter ATP Member Forum moderator I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Art Purslane Garden Ideas: Master Level
Region: Southwest Gardening Enjoys or suffers hot summers Region: United States of America Birds Hummingbirder Container Gardener
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Boopaints
Sep 19, 2012 11:26 AM CST
This is such a big deal right now for me:

Thumb of 2012-09-19/Boopaints/eebb4d

One little bloom on my former morning glory that bloomed profusely at my old home. It's in a pot, on my balcony and I refused to give up.
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