Cottage Gardening forum: New cottage bed

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Name: Jennifer
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jvdubb
Aug 5, 2013 10:39 AM CST
I enlarged the bed around our lamp post. Then loaded it to the hilt!
Early after planting
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I had to put chicken wire around it because the rabbits were mowing it down. I finally got some plantskyd but my husband doesn't want me to use it because he is afraid it will attract flies.
Name: Arlene
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abhege
Aug 5, 2013 2:44 PM CST
Jen, seriously, when I am finished market gardening I need you to come help me plant my beds. I'll even pay your gas or flight and have everything ready so all you have to do is help me plant!

It is gorgeous!
Name: Lucy
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irisarian
Aug 5, 2013 3:00 PM CST
Marvelous planning. sorry about the rabbits
Name: Arlene
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abhege
Aug 5, 2013 3:13 PM CST
Did you ever figure out if that is the Bolero agastache? It is one you WS, right?
Name: Jennifer
48036 MI (Zone 6b)
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jvdubb
Aug 5, 2013 4:42 PM CST
The agastache is Globetrotter
Name: Arlene
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abhege
Aug 5, 2013 5:29 PM CST
Holy cow, I'd better get mine out of the pot ghetto if it has any chance at all. Mine is less than 12". *Blush*
Name: virginiarose
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virginiarose
Oct 29, 2013 4:01 AM CST
jvdubb said:I enlarged the bed around our lamp post. Then loaded it to the hilt!
Early after planting
Thumb of 2013-08-05/jvdubb/1beebc

More recent
Thumb of 2013-08-05/jvdubb/6e4d8f

My favorite section
Thumb of 2013-08-05/jvdubb/c5043b

I had to put chicken wire around it because the rabbits were mowing it down. I finally got some plantskyd but my husband doesn't want me to use it because he is afraid it will attract flies.


I love that flowerbed, from the pic in the middle what are the orange flowers on the right side. I can barely see the chicken wire which is good that you choose something that would not obstruct the view. I like to use the Milorganite to keep the critters out of the bed, squirrels, rabbits and cats will not dig there or munch because they hate the smell also the animals that are territorial will stay away because it has a human scent. The plants love it.
Susan

In the spring, at the end of the day, you should smell like dirt.....Margaret Atwood
Name: Arlene
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abhege
Oct 29, 2013 8:36 AM CST
Susan, those are Calendula but I can't remember the variety.@jvdubb can tell you though. I THINK IT IS princess orange, just not sure.
Name: Jennifer
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jvdubb
Oct 29, 2013 9:51 AM CST
Thanks Susan,

It is Calendula. I do not know the variety.

This bed exceded all my expectations. I crammed so much stuff in there. The only thought I gave it was the heights of the plants. That worked well. But what surprised me was how I got so lucky and lots of things were blooming all season long, once one thing pooped out its neighbor started. Some stuff went all season long. I couldn't do that again if I tried!

Also, there are two shrubs in there! In years to come I will have to remove stuff as they get bigger
Name: virginiarose
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virginiarose
Oct 29, 2013 6:41 PM CST
Thanks! They seemed taller than the calendula I am use to seeing. I have some seeds in my crock pot so maybe I can grow something next year. I got the ones that look like a mini cactus dahlia. Maybe I will luck out and have a winter this year so I can winter-sow some things. Sigh.
Susan

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