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PostSubject: Re: Jenn's 2015 Gardening thread   Jenn's 2015 Gardening thread - Page 2 EmptyThu Jun 11, 2015 5:16 pm

Renee, that is quite possible. there was a article in the paper that talked of a couple that bought a old home and removed sod, layers of rock and found old garden beds from like 70yrs ago and the plants came back!
I try to buy a lot of xeriscape plants or "wild" CO native plants that will spread, i buy some things at home depot but some of my newer plants have come from a HUGE $$$ garden center and if i hit the sales right its not to bad.

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PostSubject: Re: Jenn's 2015 Gardening thread   Jenn's 2015 Gardening thread - Page 2 EmptyThu Jun 11, 2015 8:07 pm

Your pond area is just awesome, I really love it!!!  really looks amazing Jenn.

You and I have a lot of the same plants! Only I somehow killed my Columbine and I was told by several people that I must be pretty special to have been able to do that cuz the stuff is un-killable, hahaha <pats myself on the back> Wink

I just can't picture Sierra doing that!!! She looks so sweet and innocent!!!! I have my side yard blocked for now from Mishka going over there anymore, she took a cucumber and an onion minutes after I planted them, I figured she doesn't need to be over there anyways and tomatoes and onions I know are somewhat toxic to dogs (which is weird cuz in most dog foods, tomatoe is an ingredient) so since this side yard is small, I blocked it off.

I love the way you did your corner planter too! Looks awesome! Everything does Jenn, you guys did an amazing job!
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PostSubject: Re: Jenn's 2015 Gardening thread   Jenn's 2015 Gardening thread - Page 2 EmptyFri Jun 12, 2015 1:23 pm

" tall green thing is a saururus cernus" that sierra snacked on last night Mad she also pulled a leaf off the iris, guess im building fine mesh cages this weekend for the pond plants till she learns...

Thanks Jimmy, i love your yard to! i have killed Columbine (maybe dogs) in my dreaded shade corner. they like the sunny front of the house much more, they just reseed themselves every yr. maybe i will try to get seeds this fall and try in the back again. i love how they keep changing colors every yr as well, never know what im gonna get. Sierra also gets AWAY with more then she should because of her cuteness!

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PostSubject: Re: Jenn's 2015 Gardening thread   Jenn's 2015 Gardening thread - Page 2 EmptyFri Jun 12, 2015 2:21 pm

@jbealer wrote:
" Sierra also gets AWAY with more then she should because of her cuteness!

Don't they all lol! lol! lol!
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PostSubject: Re: Jenn's 2015 Gardening thread   Jenn's 2015 Gardening thread - Page 2 EmptyFri Jun 12, 2015 8:45 pm

Thank you Jennifer!

For your shade corner I have an idea for you, it's something I did for my friends that gave me the fountain. They had a pond as well in their backyard that they kept Koi fish in, the area was completely shady because they had huge trees to help block the view from the predatory birds. Don't know if you like that needlepoint type ivy , but that's about the only thing that would grow in the shade, under the trees (with all their roots) it's a hardy ground cover that withstands a lot of trampling from the dogs and then for color, you can just fill large pots and set them in random places in the ivy, the ivy can get pretty thick/high and can then hide your pots. For them I used impatiens and begonias and fern, they all are pretty and love shade. Just a thought for you Smile

And the thing with Sierra...lol...that's how it is with Mishka and I...I just can't get mad at her! She just looks so happy when she's doing destructive things, lol...and too cute for her own good. I am really shocked though at Sierra, hahaha, she just looks like such an angel!
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Well after Sierra made snacks of the new pond plants i had to do this Sad
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I did go buy the larger rock for the rim and bought our water lily (on the left) so it is done till i buy my bench and do some boxes in the back

oh and Jimmy, i can not do pots in the back yard, take one guess why lol! but i will look into that ivy, i do have an ivy type of cover now its just not spreading as fast i thought it might.

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PostSubject: Re: Jenn's 2015 Gardening thread   Jenn's 2015 Gardening thread - Page 2 EmptyTue Jun 16, 2015 8:34 pm

That looks awesome Jennifer, it really does. Smile

Ivy does grow/fill in slowly, but once it's established it can really take off...not in a bad way, just gets nice and thick
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PostSubject: Re: Jenn's 2015 Gardening thread   Jenn's 2015 Gardening thread - Page 2 EmptyTue Jun 16, 2015 8:39 pm

wow  amazing garden, and i hope Sierra is ok after eating the  Water Hyacinth from the  pond. we have to finish fence the rest of the garden form Leo, Laughing .
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PostSubject: Re: Jenn's 2015 Gardening thread   Jenn's 2015 Gardening thread - Page 2 EmptyTue Jun 16, 2015 10:31 pm

Jen. I love the big, round rocks at your pond edge! Maybe Sierra needs her OWN edible garden to leave yours alone. Yeah, right - yours probably tastes better lol! Those soft buff, pinky-red colors of the stones really make everything so restful.
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PostSubject: Re: Jenn's 2015 Gardening thread   Jenn's 2015 Gardening thread - Page 2 EmptyWed Jun 17, 2015 12:37 am

I love your pond, such a nice and relaxing look to it.
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PostSubject: Re: Jenn's 2015 Gardening thread   Jenn's 2015 Gardening thread - Page 2 EmptyThu Jun 18, 2015 1:15 am

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Well after Sierra made snacks of the new pond plants i had to do this Sad
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I did go buy the larger rock for the rim and bought our water lily (on the left) so it is done till i buy my bench and do some boxes in the back

oh and Jimmy, i can not do pots in the back yard, take one guess why lol!   but i will look into that ivy, i do have an ivy type of cover now its just not spreading as fast i thought it might.

Scratch the Ivy idea Jennifer, just found out its poisonous to dogs Sad
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PostSubject: Re: Jenn's 2015 Gardening thread   Jenn's 2015 Gardening thread - Page 2 EmptyThu Jun 18, 2015 11:00 am

Creeping phlox is a good ground cover. Grows a little slow but has been very hardy for me and has a long blooming cycle at the beginning of the spring. It's also prickly so sierra might leave it alone.

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PostSubject: Re: Jenn's 2015 Gardening thread   Jenn's 2015 Gardening thread - Page 2 EmptyThu Jun 18, 2015 11:08 am

Shade corner, have you thought of Hosta? THey are easy to grow...not sure if Sierra will eat the leaves. Sometimes the squirrels try to eat mine. I have part sun sun and shade hostas and even it the dogs walk on them when little they seem to avoid them by this time of year as they are bigger.
Then again my columbine lived for 3 years in the shade next to the hosts but never came back this year? So maybe it is just chance that the hosta are doing fine?They both "moved in" at the same time.

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PostSubject: Re: Jenn's 2015 Gardening thread   Jenn's 2015 Gardening thread - Page 2 EmptyThu Jul 16, 2015 7:46 pm

Colleen i had hostas over there but they did not live, maybe now i have water flowing they will do better, i will try next spring, spent way to much $ on the yard and pond this yr!

so after replacing like 6-7 zucchini plants i finally got 2 to survive Sierra and were growing and had flowers, guess what happened yesterday?

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and after adding the chicken wire in hopes of saving what was left i came home from the qym and she pushed the wire out of the way and finished it off Sad
i now have one zucchini left, i will be double chicken wiring it and watching her like a hawk.

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front is in full bloom

now on to some close ups

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making whoopee day lilies

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he just hung around letting me take a ton of pics

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PostSubject: Re: Jenn's 2015 Gardening thread   Jenn's 2015 Gardening thread - Page 2 EmptyThu Jul 16, 2015 8:31 pm

your mini garden look like its doing well, but then i saw the aftermath.  i hope your plants do better with the double chicken wire and hawk eyes watching.


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PostSubject: Re: Jenn's 2015 Gardening thread   Jenn's 2015 Gardening thread - Page 2 EmptyThu Jul 16, 2015 9:21 pm

I think Sierra and my Mishka would get along GREAT!!! lol!

Love the front yard in bloom!!! Looks awesome!

Are those pumpkins in the right hand corner of your vegetable garden?
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PostSubject: Re: Jenn's 2015 Gardening thread   Jenn's 2015 Gardening thread - Page 2 EmptyFri Jul 17, 2015 10:56 am

Bugs got my zucchini. They have been far more viscous on my garden this year than any critter could have ever dreamed of being. Glad to see you front yard has woken up after that little choke back earlier on. It looks great.

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Jenn, it's not bugs for me - well, I've killed a few tomato worms but not too bad - it's the blasted mice!

I have a green pepper plant that set one really nice looking pepper, I was waiting for it to start to change colour - and of course the mice managed to eat about half of it!  It looks like there's a half dozen more that are set so I may get some from it yet! I also have a yellow pepper plant (produces long yellow peppers) that they haven't bothered.  I set some regular mouse traps out, they ate the peanut butter and tripped the trap but noi mice in them - argh!!

Yellow crook neck squash is about ready to get harvested - looks like I have a couple dozen of them and they're looking good, so far! and the mice don't seem interested in them (knock on wood).

Cucumbers are doing well, the only problem I have with them is getting them before they get too big.  They hide nicely under the leaves and sometimes I don't see them till they're football sized (okay, not quite but way big).  Took a half dozen of them into town to a friend yesterday.  The blasted cucumber plant is taking over my garden space though ... four plants that have covered most of a 10 x 10 area, need to remember next year to give them more room all to themselves!

Watermelon didn't sprout but the cantaloup is up and has set buds, now I'm hoping I can see if there's going to be anything (under the cucumber leaves!)

This is the first year here that I've actually put anything in the ground; the past couple of years I've tried pots / tubs and never got enough to say it was worthwhile. I've been pleasantly surprised at the results - I think I'll be heading into town to pick up some 2 x 10 (2 x 12?) and increase my growing area this fall (winter gardens are good until the end of November[ish]) and that'll limit the explosive growth of plants that want to get carried away with them selves (I hope)

And ... before I get accused of trying to hijack your thread ... fin
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PostSubject: Re: Jenn's 2015 Gardening thread   Jenn's 2015 Gardening thread - Page 2 EmptyFri Jul 17, 2015 12:37 pm

Jenn - maybe next year, plant a "Sierra Garden" just in front and on the sides of your garden, with lots of squash for her to attack.

And be careful what you wish for - I have 9 zucchini sitting in the crisper, down from 14.  My yellow squash is not doing as good - only 3 of them in the crisper.  BUt nothing new coming - it has been cold and rainy and the slugs are unbelievable this year.

I love your island bed out front and the "making whoopie" daylily is beautiful.  Lovely, rich color...but then, I'm partial to daylilies in general.  

How do you feel about the invisible fence thing, I know its not for everyone - petsafe has this outdoor rock thing that is battery operated.  You could stick the "rock" in your garden and use it wirelessly or add a wire to keep her out.

 http://www.chewy.com/dog/petsafe-pawz-away-outdoor-pet/dp/48581?utm_source=google-product&utm_medium=cpc&utm_campaign=hg&utm_content=PetSafe&utm_term=&gclid=CPbrqIO_4sYCFQmKaQod4GUPuA
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Ami, Sierra i swear has opposable thumbs! was eating breakfast and she was not by my side this morning, that flew up a red flag went out side and sure enough she unhooked the chicken wire on my last zucchini and ate it Sad i have done a garden with them the last 5yrs and this is the first yr she has done this Sad

Jimmy,
no pumpkins (did not try) has other squash going but Sierra ate them to. my cucumbers are only a few inches long right now, and my basil is taking off as is my one cherry tomato. Now to play the waiting game and plan a fully inclosed fence for next spring that is Sierra proof.

Jenn, i am still waiting on my burning bush, only a quarter of it is leafed, going to wait it out till next spring, do some trimming this fall and see if it fully comes back or not. Happy my tree did.

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Awww, well...look at it this way Jenn, Sierra is eating healthy Wink

I somehow have fooled Mishka into thinking my veggie garden is not accessible anymore, LOL...not quite sure how I did it but she stands in front of the barricade as if it's some kind of vault or something, haha, yet there is a space between the fence and the barricade she could EASILY access but hasn't seen it...yet. It's kind of hilarious, LOL
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@Artic_Wind wrote:
Awww, well...look at it this way Jenn, Sierra is eating healthy Wink

I somehow have fooled Mishka into thinking my veggie garden is not accessible anymore, LOL...not quite sure how I did it but she stands in front of the barricade as if it's some kind of vault or something, haha, yet there is a space between the fence and the barricade she could EASILY access but hasn't seen it...yet. It's kind of hilarious, LOL

Jimmy - I know what you mean...Ami is kept out of the family room with a wobbly sheet of cardboard. If it moves and he's anywhere near, he runs away lol!
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LOL Amy, I can even picture it!!! I think every single one of my huskies have/had that one thing that scares the bejeezus out of them but it's so hilarious because of the ridiculousness of the situation.
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PostSubject: Re: Jenn's 2015 Gardening thread   Jenn's 2015 Gardening thread - Page 2 EmptyMon Aug 10, 2015 2:52 pm

So by now i have lost both cucumber plants to Sierra, i still have basil going and my cherry tomatoes and the lone zucchini plant i fenced in.

I did some major work in the yard this weekend! Ken was gone so i "played"

Picked up my new bench for the pond Smile
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i love it!

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and a new pond plant, pond mint, it smells so good and i like the off shoots on it.

now for the huge project i started sat night cause i went to pick up my bench and all the plants for 50% off, i just could not help my self. I have now completed the back yard!!!

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this was our junk strip, i had to remove rock, that i have been trashing for the last month or so, then i had to grate out the pile of dirt in the middle from waste when we did the grass, and then move all the left over flagstone. and other random crap.
also dug the trench for the wood edging.
I started this at like 7pm Sat. and finished digging the last plant at 9:30pm with a head lamp and lantern for light!

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all done! I finished the drip line and mulch sunday morning

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Joe-Pye weed is the tall flower

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my rock garden is filling in

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my morning glory's are taking off

So that is it for now, im so happy with everything.

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PostSubject: Re: Jenn's 2015 Gardening thread   Jenn's 2015 Gardening thread - Page 2 EmptyMon Aug 10, 2015 3:10 pm

Ooo...love the morning glories!!!

You were a busy, busy bee! Congrats on finishing - it is already lookin' great and will only get better as it fills in...barring little Miss Sierra's appetite lol!
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