(Closed) Gardening season is here!

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Post # 3
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2012

Me! 

My husband and I have been planting up a storm in our yard the past couple of weekends.  The Home Depot in our area has had some amazingly great plants this year.  We just planted four Leyland Cypress trees day before yesterday.  We’ve put in lots of annuals, added some new perennials, as well as planted our herb garden and tomato plants for this year.

We love spring!  This has been a great year for azaleas in our yard, too.  I took some pics last night but I don’t have the camera with me.  Maybe I’ll post them tomorrow if I remember.  πŸ™‚

What do you like planting?  (Besides pansies, lol.  πŸ˜‰ )

Post # 4
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2010

I do!  I have a porch garden.  I started my seeds indoors in March, and they seem to be doing pretty well.  It is still too cold here to put them outside yet.  I have peppers, tomato, and will have cucs- they do just fine starting outside later on.  I am looking forward to having a full yard to work with again!

Post # 5
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

yess just starting to get into it. once me and FH have our own house i want a huge garden!! still living with the ‘rents and I went planting crazy last weekend. i just planted some lavender, sweet peas & aster.  i also threw wildflower seeds in a blank patch of dirt we have on the side of my (parents) house. hoping they will sprout this summer. fingers crossed.

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Our yard is still covered in 2-3 feet of snow but I’m DYING to get my hands on it!  We took possession of our house late last summer and with moving and wedding planning, we did absolutely nothing.  We’re not even sure what the previous owner has in the gardens as far as perennials go so it’s going to be a mystery to see what shows up.  All I know is that we have some rhubarb and a raspberry bush.

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

Me too! Darling Husband and I get the keys to our new house next Tuesday, so we’ll be just in time to get the gardens looking beautiful. πŸ˜€ I’m excited to have a veggie garden in the back yard this year too.

Post # 8
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Sugar bee

I’m so excited about starting a garden, although it may have to wait until next year.  Right now, there’s a giant gaping hole in our backyard where our future patio will be.  After doing the patio and a new fence, we want to add some new plants and maybe a flower bed.  Previous owner completely neglected the yard and I really want to get rid of what’s already there and start fresh.

Post # 9
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2012

@sarahbeth_:   I planted lavender for the first time ever this year!  I’m so excited to see how it does.  πŸ™‚  Have you grown it before?

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I do!!!

I’m in Colorado so I cant start anything outdoors until late May, but I have started broccoli, brussel sprouts and anaheim peppers inside.

My tulips and iris’s are coming up and I’m so proud of my hibiscus plant I have kept alive for 2 years now!

 

Post # 11
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

OMG this is coming just in time for us!

Our friends bougth us literally 40 seed packets from our local botanic gardens , ranging from sunflowers to peppers to lettuce to snap peas and I have never planted seeds before! We’re in NYC and will be using medium/large planter boxes (we have some made out of pallets)  We have a range of sun options on our terrace.

Is it too late for us to start these seeds? It’s been unseasonably cold so its actually just now consistantly staying above 45 at night, but we haven’t started anything indoors yet because I’m so lost (and googling these things is surprisingly difficult.)

Any bees with a green thum

Post # 12
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11167 posts
Sugar Beekeeper

@sehrler:  Me!!!!

I love pansies but they always die in our yard. The outdoor section at Lowe’s and Home Depot are my favorite, they always inspire new ideas.

We just ripped out our sparse lawn and are trying to think of something to put down instead. I was thinking ground cover. Any suggestions on something hearty, likes sun and can handle a dog or two stomping around?

Post # 13
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2011 - Bed & Breakfast

Me! Last weekend we ripped out the heather and mangy boxwoods in the front 1/3 of our side garden (cleared a 15 x 20 patch!). I still have a lot of weeding to do, and then it will be tilled and we’ll do a bit of soil amendment. We have a clay/rocky soil, so we need to mix in some sand and some compost to get it ready. We’re still a few weeks away from our last freeze date, so we have some time. I’m planting a cottage butterfly garden in that section. I’ve got hollyhocks started indoors, and plan to mix in some columbine, asters, and other plants that I’ll directly seed.

The back 1/4 of the side garden will be a shade garden. Supposedly the columbine I chose for the butterfly garden will also work in the shade garden. I’m also planting some hostas and heruchera in there, along with a generic “shade mix” that I ordered from Gurnee. I still need to clear out that section, but it should go much easier than the rest.

In the front garden my blackeyed susan and chrysanthemums that I planted last year have already sprouted. This year I’m adding teddy bear sunflowers and tri-color daisy chrysanthemums to the mix. I’m still debating on whether the azelea bushes that are currently planted there will be allowed to stay, or whether they will be relocated to another spot in the yard.

I’m still waiting for my herb seeds to arrive.  Mr. LK has promised to build a few planter boxes to sit out on the deck for the herbs. We’re doing basil, oregano, dill, rosemary, and a few others. We’re also on the lookout for some citronella plants to grow on the deck in hopes of deterring mosquitos. We don’t have a mosquito problem, per se, but they all seem to love devouring my poor husband. they find him to be extra tasty.

Post # 14
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

@bkrocks13:  I dont think its too late to start. I bought a little green house this from Lowe’s, it came with little dirt pods that you just push the seeds down in. They all sporuted….so now i have 36 little sprouts lol   It looks just like this but mine is a little smaller.

 

 

 

 

Post # 15
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

Ooohhh oh! Me! πŸ™‚ 

 

We are just closing on a house (as I’ve already said entirely too many times) and I cannot wait to plant something!!..although this house has already gorgeous landscaping because the current owners had it professionally done. 

 

I’m thinking of making this cotton candy grass for my first try. Anyone have any experience with this? Is it even a good idea?

 

 

Post # 16
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

@Sunfire:  yes i grew a little bit for the first time last year and it grew very easiy. it even stayed nice during the harsher seasons. its sweet smelling, lush and my favorite.  

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