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Name: Lynne
Houston, TX. Zone 9b (Zone 9b)
Enjoys or suffers hot summers I helped beta test the first seed swap
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LynneHTx
Sep 5, 2014 8:46 PM CST
What is everyone doing in the garden this month?
Name: Sam aka 'Rosie'
Post Oaks of Colorado Co. (Zone 8b)
Region: Texas
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WRRanch
Sep 6, 2014 7:11 AM CST
Started our fall vegetable garden seeds. Thumbs up

I also have been working on stone walls around all our borders & building a raised asparagus bed (25'X4') behind our garden. The stone walls have been a ongoing long-term project here.

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Name: Cheryl
Kingwood, Texas (Zone 9a)
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ShadyGreenThumb
Sep 6, 2014 4:47 PM CST
Just waiting for the weather to cool down. My little ponds need attention. Work sends me to Maui this month. Rough, I know! But when I get some time off at home, I will be finishing up the shelving in the new greenhouse in preparation for winter protection.

Rosie @WRRanch: Your place looks like a park! Thumbs up

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Name: Sam aka 'Rosie'
Post Oaks of Colorado Co. (Zone 8b)
Region: Texas
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WRRanch
Sep 9, 2014 4:48 PM CST
ShadyGreenThumb said:Rosie Your place looks like a park!


Thanks for the kind words, Cheryl!!! Thumbs up
Name: Sandi
Austin, Tx (Zone 8b)
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Bubbles
Sep 9, 2014 6:34 PM CST

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And I agree with Cheryl! I'm envious of those raised beds!
Name: Dave Whitinger
Jacksonville, Texas (Zone 8b)
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dave
Sep 9, 2014 8:23 PM CST

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I agree very impressive.
Name: Linda
Medina Co., TX (Zone 8a)
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LindaTX8
Sep 11, 2014 11:23 PM CST
Waiting for the front. Cooler temps and probably rain, it'll be heavenly!
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Name: Sandi
Austin, Tx (Zone 8b)
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Bubbles
Sep 12, 2014 6:51 AM CST

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So right, Linda! We had a little rain earlier this week, but not enough. I'm already planning to put the plants away for winter. The drought and intense heat have taken a toll. Very disappointing summer.
Name: Cheryl
Kingwood, Texas (Zone 9a)
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ShadyGreenThumb
Sep 12, 2014 12:40 PM CST
Rain today made me put off mowing this morning. Oh well. IT'S RAIN, right?!
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Name: Debra
Garland, TX (NE Dallas suburb) (Zone 8a)
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lovemyhouse
Sep 12, 2014 3:30 PM CST
Right, Cheryl! Had a couple hours of drizzle this morning. Disappointing as "they" kept calling for real rain, but I'll take it over another day of heat and sun.
If you don't ask, the answer is always 'no.'
Name: Donald
Eastland county, Texas (Zone 8a)
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needrain
Sep 12, 2014 3:39 PM CST
It just didn't happen - again. Now the weather people are busy taking out and lowering what they had for next week Crying .
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Name: Debra
Garland, TX (NE Dallas suburb) (Zone 8a)
Service dogs: Angels with paws.
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lovemyhouse
Sep 12, 2014 3:44 PM CST
Frustrating.
If you don't ask, the answer is always 'no.'
Name: Donald
Eastland county, Texas (Zone 8a)
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needrain
Sep 12, 2014 7:27 PM CST
56F right now in my part of north central Texas - after having 101F on Wednesday! The plants may go into shock! I need a jacket myself.
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Name: Dave Whitinger
Jacksonville, Texas (Zone 8b)
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dave
Sep 12, 2014 7:56 PM CST

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Tomorrow's high will be 76. I'm going to open every single window in the house first thing in the morning.
Name: Sandi
Austin, Tx (Zone 8b)
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Bubbles
Sep 12, 2014 9:27 PM CST

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We were caught in a down pour, a real gully washer, in south Austin late this afternoon. The streets were flooded, rain was coming down in sheets. We decided to find a restaurant and wait it out until after the 5 PM traffic. When the rain seemed to have past, we ran for the car and into rain again on the Loop, and all the way home. It is just barely sprinkling now, about 69° and lovely outside.
Guess the front has blown through. Should be in the 70s tomorrow. Crazy Texas weather! I guess it's time to start thinking about putting the plants up for winter.
Name: Cheryl
Kingwood, Texas (Zone 9a)
Region: Texas Greenhouse Composter Plant Identifier Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Amaryllis
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ShadyGreenThumb
Sep 12, 2014 9:39 PM CST
Yes, it was a cold front. We only got 1/2" according to the rain gauge. But it was an on and off slow rain, the kind my yard loves and benefits from. I was able to mow in the late evening. It's supposed to only get up to 80º tomorrow. Sounds like a perfect weekend! I plan to enjoy it in the greenhouse, finishing up the shelving to get ready for winter.
Life is short, Break the rules, Forgive quickly, Kiss slowly, Love Truly, Laugh
uncontrollably, And never regret anything that made you Smile.
Name: Debra
Garland, TX (NE Dallas suburb) (Zone 8a)
Service dogs: Angels with paws.
Dragonflies Dog Lover I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Photography Bee Lover Plays in the sandbox
Butterflies Region: Texas I sent a postcard to Randy! Charter ATP Member Annuals Garden Sages
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lovemyhouse
Sep 13, 2014 5:43 AM CST
57 here this morning. Wanting to have on a long-sleeved shirt only halfway through September feels just plain weird. Big Grin
If you don't ask, the answer is always 'no.'
Name: Sandi
Austin, Tx (Zone 8b)
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Bubbles
Sep 13, 2014 7:07 AM CST

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It's drizzling here and 60. Noticed the sprinklers were on up and down our side of the street. Saturday is our only watering day for the week, and only from midnight to 10 AM. We have a chance of rain every day this week! Life is good!
Name: Debra
Garland, TX (NE Dallas suburb) (Zone 8a)
Service dogs: Angels with paws.
Dragonflies Dog Lover I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Photography Bee Lover Plays in the sandbox
Butterflies Region: Texas I sent a postcard to Randy! Charter ATP Member Annuals Garden Sages
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lovemyhouse
Sep 13, 2014 7:32 AM CST
Hurray! Hurray!
If you don't ask, the answer is always 'no.'
Name: Sam aka 'Rosie'
Post Oaks of Colorado Co. (Zone 8b)
Region: Texas
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WRRanch
Sep 13, 2014 8:50 AM CST
We got 2.75" yesterday & another 1.35" last night when the cool front came through. We too really needed it.

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