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Old 03-12-2013, 09:31 AM
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Ideally we'd do a total overhaul this year. Realistically, I hope to have part of the back bulldozed and graded correctly, trees planted, part of the garden area redone which is going to be a huge pain, and I'd really like to get the front of the house done, but we need to tear out some shrubs and I have *no* idea what to plant in their place. I need stuff that can do well getting direct morning sun and range from no to some afternoon sun. And that doesn't need obsessive watering. Preferably non-annuals though I'm sure I'll be filling in with annuals for color or until everything else is established...

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Old 03-12-2013, 09:39 AM
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We've already had our garden planted for three or so weeks. We've got Kale and lettuce, a bajillion snap peas, some beans that were planted a couple days ago, onions, and something else I'm forgetting. Our tomatoes died because we forget about the random freeze in the beginning of March, and we didn't cover them
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Old 03-12-2013, 09:50 AM
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Mostly I need to level the yard some, bring in some fill dirt for where we tore up the asphalt pad, and plant grass seed. My dad thinks I should just sod but he doesn't seem to be hearing when I tell him I DON'T HAVE ANY MONEY.

Oh yeah, I also need to remove the sand from next to the porch and I'd like to put some kind of edging up there, and possibly rock it in, but I don't think I have the cash to buy the rocks either - I want to get larger rocks (like bigger than the size of a fist) because otherwise puppies try to eat rocks like they do at my parent's house, and I'm tired of that. =P There's also still plenty of smaller rocks lurking in the yard that I need to get picked out.

So totally landscaping rather than gardening. I want a garden (I want to grow my own sweet potatoes!!) but that will just have to wait. Maybe in 2014.


A new deck is in store at some point but I have no idea when, because it may involve moving the entrance to the crawl space... we talked about closing off the exterior entrance and making an interior entrance in a closet or the utility room instead... that is definitely not in store for this year unless I win the lottery!
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Old 03-12-2013, 09:55 AM
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Oh, many many plans....

~ 50 tomato plants from seed in the greenhouse at school (it was for a lab, anyone want some? LOL)
~ 8 pepper plants from seed in the greenhouse
~ 2 Hosta plants in the greenhouse
~ 8 Mondo Grass plants in the greenhouse
~ 6 Fatsia plants in the greenhouse
~ 6 Magnolia plants in the greenhouse

At home, I have...

~ 6 Lavender, Sage, Cilantro, and Parsley from seed in the garage by a window till it warms up outside.
~ 7 quart size pots of Sunflowers from seed, again waiting till it warms up.
~ TULIPS! I saved all my bulbs from last year and they're coming up in the garden now! Ah, so excited! First time doing Tulips.


And then of course everything is starting to make it's way out of the dormant season that was already established last year...Crepe Myrtles, Elephant Ears, Mums, Azalea, Hydrangeas, Canas, Jasmine, Umbrella Plants, Day Lilies, Mint, etc.
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Old 03-12-2013, 10:52 AM
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I want to do a garden this year... it'll have to be raised or in buckets/barrels of some sort. Keep meaning to do it every year but never really find the time..
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Old 03-13-2013, 10:32 PM
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Oh, many many plans....

~ 50 tomato plants from seed in the greenhouse at school (it was for a lab, anyone want some? LOL)
Seriously?!?! Yes!

We made our garden larger. 10 ft by 22ft now. It was 10x10 last year. The hubby rented a tiller and tilled it up, so I spent the last week picking the grass and roots out of it. We added manure and fertilizer this week and I plan to plant at the end of the month.

I'm sure I'll go overboard like I did last year. Tomatoes, cucumber, squash, spaghetti squash, pumpkin, peppers, corn. I pretty much plant whatever strikes my fancy.

I want to do strawberries in pots, but haven't got around to it yet. Maybe tomorrow or Friday.
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Old 03-30-2013, 07:45 PM
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So all those bulbs I planted last fall are doing well....daffodils are about to pop, crocus are blooming, and tulips are coming along nicely. All the bulbs from years past are doing well too. Looks like most of the azaleas and hostas I got late last summer (in 100+ degree weather) are coming back so phew!

Have a bunch of seeds started now....did several about a month ago and then started more today and transplanted/thinned some of the older ones. Still have a ton to direct sow next month.

I am trying to switch my focus back to flowers, or at least even it up. For the last several years the majority of flowers I grew were as companions in the veggie garden and I miss having more ornamentals.



Last sunday lol (still snowed for several hours after these pics)





The rose is actually leafing out pretty nicely under the snow lol
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