What did you do in your garden today?


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Didn't do much today.

Cut and scarified our small front lawn. Mowed the back lawn, dead-headed a few roses, got the garden vac out and collected a lot of fallen azalea blooms.
Watched a lot of tennis on TV.
 
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Didn't do a lot today. Had a change round of pots.

Moved the four tree roses off the new paved area.

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Put two on the small patio and replaced the two tree azaleas at the bottom of the garden with the other two.

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The tree azaleas have been relegated. Azaleas aren't attractive when the blooms are dying off.

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Moved two roses off the main patio to the new paved area.



Finished re-painting the pagoda.

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Didn't do a lot today. Had a change round of pots.

Moved the four tree roses off the new paved area.

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Put two on the small patio and replaced the two tree azaleas at the bottom of the garden with the other two.

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The tree azaleas have been relegated. Azaleas aren't attractive when the blooms are dying off.

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Moved two roses off the main patio to the new paved area.



Finished re-painting the pagoda.

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Heavy pots!
 

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I went to the local native plant sale and picked up a few. I already have Side-oats grama, but wanted to pick up another. Royal Catchfly and Meadow Anemone are new species to my garden.

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Didn't do much today.

Cut and scarified our small front lawn. Mowed the back lawn, dead-headed a few roses, got the garden vac out and collected a lot of fallen azalea blooms.
Watched a lot of tennis on TV.
Please define scarified.
 
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I suspect many only dethatch once a year, but how often do you run the machine? 2 or 3 times across a season maybe?

I use it about now and again in September on a mdium setting. Then again at the end of October on a high setting as it's ideal for leaf collection. Probably why it's lasted so long. But I do give it a bit of a "lub job," before putting it away.
 
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Didn't do a lot today. Had a change round of pots.

Moved the four tree roses off the new paved area.

View attachment 54436

Put two on the small patio and replaced the two tree azaleas at the bottom of the garden with the other two.

View attachment 54440


The tree azaleas have been relegated. Azaleas aren't attractive when the blooms are dying off.

View attachment 54437


Moved two roses off the main patio to the new paved area.



Finished re-painting the pagoda.

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I just realized you have round paver stone simply to handle the plants in pots. I am in an envy\awe celebratory mood because of how much practical sense it makes!:geek:
 

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Started harvesting a new to me "drying" bean, the Bingo. Looks like we will have several gallons of these to freeze. The taste is yet to be determined but very easy to grow.

From the description: "A classic in Italian cuisine, Bingo is a highly sought after Borlotto-type pole bean. Big, creamy green pods are streaked in bright pinkish red, growing 5 inches long and 1/2 inch wide."


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I like the description...highly sought after...always adventuresome! They look cool though!

Today was about getting ready for the rain to come, so I picked a couple gallons of yellow squash, put out fertilizer and 54 bags of lime on the lawn.
 
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I just realized you have round paver stone simply to handle the plants in pots. I am in an envy\awe celebratory mood because of how much practical sense it makes!:geek:

Thanks for that.

It's easy to drag them to one edge then the other, when I'm mowing, as I can mow over the stones. The grass then doesn't get damaged by the pots.
I've also stepping stones from the paved area around the tea-house so I can reach the pagoda or the back corner of the border without walking on the grass. Not that I don't walk on it, but it's surprising the number of times you can walk back and forth over the same area when you're doing something and it shows where you've been, particularly if the grass is a bit damp..
 

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I've slowly been working on a new project. I haven't talked too much about it, but I'm excited about what it might become.

Along the side of my driveway there are a row of maple trees between my driveway and my neighbor's. They've grown considerably over the last decade and now shade out the entire area. Beneath these trees, all that grows are weeds. I've recently been thinking about doing something with this area and started planting native seedlings a few weeks ago. I want to make this area beneficial to pollinators in the spring. I did discover a few natives such as blackberries, one Redtwig Dogwood, and one Downy Yellow Violet, which was a huge surprise, because I've never seen this specie around here before. Maybe it'll spread some seed and create a larger population.
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I also have non-native bleeding heart over there. I do like the flowers, so for now I'm going to let it stay.


My main native garden is old enough that my woodland plants are reliably producing seed, and I often find new seedlings popping up, so I'm starting to move them over to that area. I'd like it to eventually look more like a natural woodland floor. Next week, I'm going to start pulling some of the weeds and planting more native seedlings. Right now, the priority is Wild Geranium, Eastern Red Columbine, and a couple of fern species. If things go well, I may purchase a few other species next year, but I want my budget for this to be close to $0.

It's a big area. Only about 6 feet wide, but around 40 feet long, so this will be a multi-year project, and there are some pretty aggressive plants or shrubs over there that I may not be able to defeat. Right now, I'd just like to get enough natives in that they can establish and start spreading their own seed. If I can get even a few species to establish populations along there, I'll be happy. I'm excited about the possibilities of this area. I'll be sure to photograph it in the future.
 
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I've slowly been working on a new project. I haven't talked too much about it, but I'm excited about what it might become.

Along the side of my driveway there are a row of maple trees between my driveway and my neighbor's. They've grown considerably over the last decade and now shade out the entire area. Beneath these trees, all that grows are weeds. I've recently been thinking about doing something with this area and started planting native seedlings a few weeks ago. I want to make this area beneficial to pollinators in the spring. I did discover a few natives such as blackberries, one Redtwig Dogwood, and one Downy Yellow Violet, which was a huge surprise, because I've never seen this specie around here before. Maybe it'll spread some seed and create a larger population.
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I also have non-native bleeding heart over there. I do like the flowers, so for now I'm going to let it stay.


My main native garden is old enough that my woodland plants are reliably producing seed, and I often find new seedlings popping up, so I'm starting to move them over to that area. I'd like it to eventually look more like a natural woodland floor. Next week, I'm going to start pulling some of the weeds and planting more native seedlings. Right now, the priority is Wild Geranium, Eastern Red Columbine, and a couple of fern species. If things go well, I may purchase a few other species next year, but I want my budget for this to be close to $0.

It's a big area. Only about 6 feet wide, but around 40 feet long, so this will be a multi-year project, and there are some pretty aggressive plants or shrubs over there that I may not be able to defeat. Right now, I'd just like to get enough natives in that they can establish and start spreading their own seed. If I can get even a few species to establish populations along there, I'll be happy. I'm excited about the possibilities of this area. I'll be sure to photograph it in the future.
I look forward to those pictures you take so well.
 

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