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Container Flowers

I like to grow annual flowers in various containers.  This year, cosmos, zinnia, and sunflowers have all done well in their flower pots. I’ve planted these cosmos and zinnia varieties before and they have always grown well in containers.  The … Continue reading

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Blooming Cactus

I have an enormous prickly pear cactus that lives in a corner of my office, where it’s mostly out of the way and less likely to injure me.  I’ve blogged about this cactus previously, in “I’ve got blisters on my cactus!” … Continue reading

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Volunteer Flower

While checking the garden tonight, we discovered an unexpected flower growing where the ‘hakurei’ turnips and cabbage greens were planted.  Those vegetables are mostly finished for the year.  The remaining cabbage greens have quit producing leaves and are flowering, as … Continue reading

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Hyacinths off to an early start

We had very warm weather through December.  So warm, that several plants have come out of their dormant state prematurely.  In addition to my azalea and lilac bushes that bloomed in September, I saw a flower on my peach tree this … Continue reading

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Spring Again?

Although spring is coming in the Southern hemisphere, we are heading into fall (or autumn) here in the North.  A couple of my (usually spring-flowering) shrubs seem to be confused about the time of year however. Over the past few … Continue reading

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White Caterpillars Eating My Rudbeckia

Yesterday, I spotted two large, white caterpillars dining on a Rudbeckia fulgida ‘Goldsturm’ (Black Eyed Susan) that I planted this summer. I found a photo of what appears to be the same insect at BugGuide that is said to feed on Rudbeckia. … Continue reading

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Transplanting Peppers, Eggplant, & Marigolds

Today, my daughter helped me transplant the pepper and eggplant seedlings into garden bed number one.  I originally planted the seeds on March 14th.  We followed much the same transplanting procedure as last year and the year before.  The peppers have … Continue reading

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Three Azaleas in Bloom

These azaleas bloom in order red, purple, pink, from right to left. I took the photo yesterday.  Although the bushes are on the north side of the garage, they still get direct sun at midday.  You can see lily-of-the-valley growing … Continue reading

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Moving the Morning Glory

When I moved the other flowers home from my office, I didn’t move the pot of morning glory vines because the bamboo pole they are climbing makes the entire assembly about five feet (1.5 m) tall.  Today, I decided to find … Continue reading

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Morning Glory Vines Run Out of Headroom

I gave the morning glory vines that are growing in a pot in my office a bamboo pole to climb a few weeks ago.  There is about four feet (1.2 m) for them to climb, and two vines have already reached … Continue reading

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