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Name: Sally
central Maryland
Seriously addicted to kettle chips.
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sallyg
May 15, 2016 6:11 AM CST
Mark's been slowly filling up his new garage, starting with doing the entire electrical system wiring.
Then two nice workbenches. I was quite impressed. I see a potting bench in my future. In fact, the picnic table I have been using has a big crack in the leg, so...

He was excited to put a shelf by a window and give me a plant shelf. I didn't have the heart to 'splain how all my plants are out under trees etc to get rain now. I did have a spider plant from Gita, needed uppotting, so it's on the new shelf now. It should work nice for over wintering some things.

All this rain has been great for new grass around the garage, so it's quickly looking much better than the mud pit we've been looking at.
i'm pretty OK today, how are you? ;^)
Name: Robin Bunch
Odenton, Maryland (Zone 7a)
Million Pollinator Garden Challenge
robinbunch5
May 21, 2016 11:02 AM CST
Been working on the area in front of the rock wall, the progress so far.
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Still trying to figure out what to do in the backyard with this.
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Name: Sally
central Maryland
Seriously addicted to kettle chips.
Charter ATP Member Houseplants Keeper of Poultry Vegetable Grower Region: Maryland Composter
Native Plants and Wildflowers Organic Gardener Region: United States of America Cat Lover Birds Butterflies
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sallyg
May 21, 2016 11:06 AM CST
1- you've been working a lot! Hurray!

2- no ideas!
i'm pretty OK today, how are you? ;^)
Name: David
Lucketts, Va (Zone 7a)
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greenthumb99
May 21, 2016 2:44 PM CST
Robin - make a bog garden and grow interesting plants that require/prefer wet locations.
Earth is a galactic insane asylum where the inmates have been left in charge.
Name: Sally
central Maryland
Seriously addicted to kettle chips.
Charter ATP Member Houseplants Keeper of Poultry Vegetable Grower Region: Maryland Composter
Native Plants and Wildflowers Organic Gardener Region: United States of America Cat Lover Birds Butterflies
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sallyg
May 21, 2016 7:56 PM CST
Do you have such a garden David? I seem to think you do. I wondered if bogs needs some natural flow, or other than truly stagnant water an undraning pond would make.
i'm pretty OK today, how are you? ;^)
Name: David
Lucketts, Va (Zone 7a)
Native Plants and Wildflowers Heucheras Birds Region: Virginia Herbs Bee Lover
Seed Starter Butterflies Winter Sowing Ferns Region: Mid-Atlantic Plant and/or Seed Trader
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greenthumb99
May 21, 2016 9:17 PM CST
Some seepage is considered ideal, but a filled in pond liner works ok. I have a bog in a sunken pond liner and grow a number of plants in it such as Marsh Fern (Thelypteris palustris), Iris versicolor, Filipendula rubra, Mimulus ringens and several others. At a previous location I had a bog with pitcher plants, sundews, and Venus fly traps, really a lot of fun. There are a lot of plants that would relish Robin's site. My current bog has a few small holes drilled about 2 inches from the top at the slightly downhill end for excessive water to drain slowly past Swamp Milkweed, Joe Pye Weed, Marsh Mallow, Baptisia australis and Ostrich Fern. Best to fill with soil almost to the top of the liner so that water does not stand long and encourage mosquitoes.
Earth is a galactic insane asylum where the inmates have been left in charge.

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