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Jul 21, 2015 2:52 PM CST
Name: Richard
Joshua Tree (Zone 9a)
Birds Herbs Irises Ponds Plant and/or Seed Trader
What are you the things you would like to get done before fall/winter. I would like to finish separating the irises, get a planter box built and a few more irises moved and finished up.
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Jul 21, 2015 3:07 PM CST
Name: Cleta
Idaho Falls Idaho (Zone 4a)
Irises Lilies Region: Idaho
Heal from my broken shoulder so I can feel like deadheadING my sad platycodon, Speedwell, and Campanula. Just want to get through the next few weeks .
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Jul 21, 2015 3:37 PM CST
(Zone 9b)
Region: California Garden Ideas: Level 1
What don't I want to get done...
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Jul 21, 2015 4:04 PM CST
Name: Patrick
Toms River, New Jersey (Zone 7a)
Dog Lover Irises Lilies Region: New Jersey Orchids Region: Pennsylvania
Roses
I have to start thinking about "Winter protection" for the Iris beds. Since they will be full of newly planted
rhizomes. So I have to probably buy pine straw and evergreen boughs to protect the beds over the Winter,
but I certainly have time for all of that .......
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Jul 21, 2015 4:46 PM CST
Name: Jan Wax
Mendocino County, N. CA (Zone 9a)
I'm a semi-retired studio potter.
Dog Lover Region: California Organic Gardener Daylilies Irises Hummingbirder
Dahlias Garden Art Cat Lover Vegetable Grower Birds Celebrating Gardening: 2015
Short term goal is to get the last 30 or so rhizomes planted. Getting some digging help tomorrow!
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Jul 21, 2015 4:53 PM CST
Name: Bonnie Sojourner
Harris Brake Lake, Arkansas (Zone 7a)
Magnolia zone
Region: United States of America Region: Arkansas Master Gardener: Arkansas Irises Plant and/or Seed Trader Moon Gardener
Garden Ideas: Master Level Dragonflies Bulbs Garden Art Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Gardens in Buckets
I must have missed something (or a lot), Cleta, I did not know you had broken your shoulder. I am sorry for your woes and hope you mend quickly.

I will have masses of leaves to contend with once they start to fall. I hope I can keep up with them. I am going to make one more iris bed to hold a few gotta haves.
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Jul 21, 2015 5:03 PM CST
Name: Richard
Joshua Tree (Zone 9a)
Birds Herbs Irises Ponds Plant and/or Seed Trader
cbelt1 said:Heal from my broken shoulder so I can feel like deadheadING my sad platycodon, Speedwell, and Campanula. Just want to get through the next few weeks .



cbelt1, I was in a similar spot march of last year when I broke some ribs and I wanted/needed to work in the garden. I hope it heals quickly cause its not fun.

grannysgarden, have rake will travel for irises (just kidding).
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Jul 21, 2015 6:18 PM CST
Name: Lucy
Hamilton, MA (Zone 6b)
irises
Charter ATP Member Cottage Gardener Irises Region: Northeast US Region: United Kingdom Region: United States of America
Enjoys or suffers cold winters
Sorry about your shoulder & hope you are more comfortable soon.
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Jul 21, 2015 7:40 PM CST
South central PA (Zone 6a)
Irises Region: Pennsylvania
What do I hope to get done before winter? The most important is to turn over more builder's "soil" and prep for planting more of the potted irises. Potted ones have not done well here when trying to overwinter them. The next is to visit the old house where I have permission to dig more irises to move here, but this must be done soon as the contract says "by July 31."
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Jul 21, 2015 8:25 PM CST
Northern CA (Zone 9a)
Region: California Cat Lover Dog Lover Irises Enjoys or suffers hot summers
Build more beds and plant iris.
• “Whoever said, ‘Do something right and you won’t have to do it again’ never weeded a garden.” – Anonymous
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Jul 22, 2015 9:50 AM CST
Name: Leslie
Durham, NC (Zone 8a)
Garden Photography Cat Lover Irises Region: North Carolina Peonies Enjoys or suffers hot summers
Celebrating Gardening: 2015
Same thing as last year, plant iris, dig more beds. Would like to get the Japanese iris beds enlarged. I am so behind in yard projects!
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Jul 22, 2015 10:31 AM CST
Name: Sherry Austin
Santa Cruz, CA (Zone 9a)
Birds Bulbs Region: California Dragonflies Foliage Fan Irises
Keeper of Poultry Roses Photo Contest Winner: 2015
Plant, plant, plant...
So far, I've potted up slightly over 100 rhizomes in the last few weeks.. I've still got maybe 15 to go, and then Superstition will arrive... I still need to dig and send a few orders...
Fall and winter are busy times here... Fall is the best planting time here when the soil is still warm, but the days are shorter and nights cooler... Then hopefully get watered in when the (oh lord I hope) rainy season starts. If I've bought bulbs, they go in.. (that reminds me... I need to dig up some daffodils and re-plant under the persimmon). I start pruning the roses and the orchard at the end of December.. Divide perennials and start cuttings in Dec, January, and February.. Toss out some seed at that time... In some ways I envy you folks who have down time in the garden in winter... I'd love to be able to get my house in order and take on some project that weren't garden related.
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Jul 22, 2015 10:56 AM CST
Name: Arlyn
Whiteside County, Illinois (Zone 5a)
Beekeeper Region: Illinois Irises Celebrating Gardening: 2015
I have a LOT that NEEDS done *Blush* , and even more that I WANT to do Rolling my eyes. , so, I'll stay busy, I guess Sticking tongue out
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Jul 22, 2015 11:39 AM CST
Name: Pam
Pennsylvania
Cat Lover Dog Lover Keeps Horses Irises Region: Pennsylvania
Weed,till,weed,clean leaves,weed, plant,weed,label,weed,fall fertilize,till,weed.......does it ever end???
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Jul 22, 2015 11:49 AM CST
Name: Jan Wax
Mendocino County, N. CA (Zone 9a)
I'm a semi-retired studio potter.
Dog Lover Region: California Organic Gardener Daylilies Irises Hummingbirder
Dahlias Garden Art Cat Lover Vegetable Grower Birds Celebrating Gardening: 2015
Dig more beds, lather, rinse, repeat....
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Jul 22, 2015 1:05 PM CST
Name: Celia
West Valley City, Utah (Zone 7a)
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Photography Irises Plant Identifier Hummingbirder Birds
Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Cat Lover Butterflies Enjoys or suffers cold winters
Oh boy, I have quite a list. I will probably get a quarter of it done. I'm lazy.

New beds, more planting, another raised bed, trellis up, weeding is never done but I try, more...
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Jul 22, 2015 1:53 PM CST
Name: Tom
Southern Wisconsin (Zone 5b)
Butterflies Vegetable Grower Keeper of Poultry Irises Keeps Horses Dog Lover
Daylilies Cat Lover Region: Wisconsin Celebrating Gardening: 2015
Fall is a busy time everywhere I'm guessing, but what season isn't. Hilarious! On top of getting beds cleaned out for winter, and putting mulch down on things other then irises, I have the apples to pick and do something with, either can, freeze or take to the food pantry. I have one tree ready to pick now (yellow transparent), but I can barely keep the lawn mowed. Lawn care is supposed to be minimal in July, it's supposed to get dry and the grass stops growing, but no such luck. I have horse pastures that need mowing too, and I'm thinking about doing a major re-model on the house this winter, or next spring. I haven't quite decided yet. Then with any luck, there are sweet potatoes to dig and Irish potatoes to dig, and winter squash to pick, and bake with butter and brown sugar. Tomatoes to can and freeze and eat. That first fat juicy BLT with tomato juice running down your arm. Top it off with 7 baby ducks that hatched today, and I can't even take pictures. I went to Best Buy and they didn't have the right memory card. Now I have to go look somewhere else. Then will come the leaves. They look so nice when they turn color, but then they have to fall and blow all over the place. But when it's all said and done, fall is just one sticky gooey caramel apple! Sticking tongue out a season I love.
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Jul 22, 2015 8:21 PM CST
Name: Richard
Joshua Tree (Zone 9a)
Birds Herbs Irises Ponds Plant and/or Seed Trader
Wow Tom, you have a lot on your plate coming up. My list is not quite as bad,
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Jul 22, 2015 9:12 PM CST
Name: Celia
West Valley City, Utah (Zone 7a)
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Photography Irises Plant Identifier Hummingbirder Birds
Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Cat Lover Butterflies Enjoys or suffers cold winters
The one thing I got excited about there were the baby ducks! And the tomatoes. Okay, two things. And going to Best Buy. Alright already! Three things!!!
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Jul 23, 2015 3:05 AM CST
Name: Tom
Southern Wisconsin (Zone 5b)
Butterflies Vegetable Grower Keeper of Poultry Irises Keeps Horses Dog Lover
Daylilies Cat Lover Region: Wisconsin Celebrating Gardening: 2015
Yup, 7 little spotted Ancona ducks. And I can't take a picture. I have to go scouting around today to see if I can find a memory card that fits my camera. If not, I may have to get a new camera.
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