How are your gardens looking this spring?

posted 8 months ago in The Lounge
Post # 2
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: City, State

I put a big fake flower in my garden to add colour. The real flowers are still hibernating from winter. I saw some damage on my favourite clematis, but I’m going it survives. So my garden looks dead – but I’m in Canada so it’s not surprising.

Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2017

Notsogood my friend, not so good! 

We had an addition done from August-January and the trucks tore up my lawn. It looks like we could host a monster truck rally honestly. This will be my big project for the spring while I’m home with the baby. I hope other people comment because I could use some inspiration! 

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2018 - Location

Lol “Spring” it’s 0 degrees today and there’s still snow on the ground. 

Gotta love Canada! 

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2018 - UK

Mine is an absolute mess at the moment! Judging by the rain at the moment, it’s going to be a while before we can get it looking nice. UK weather is so unpredictable and unreliable…

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2019 - City, State

We’re finally in the first stages of spring (~50-60 degrees most days and rain) so I’m obsessively staring at my tulip pot, lol.  No green yet!  FH said he’s going to take me garden shopping for my birthday though, so I’m excited. =)

Post # 7
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Helper bee

We currently have no flowers. We have some rose bushes that are kinda puney lol.

We focus mostly on vegetable gardens… Some are doing ok. Some are being stubborn (because its not yet consistently warm) and some stuff we haven’t planted yet. 

We bought a thornless black berry bush recently. No flowers on those but still  pretty I think.

Early spring Tulips and Daffodils are rampant. Love my daffodils but they are now gone. I think mostly wild flowers are big right now. Most flowers can grow in Tennessee easily. I think sunflowers do good. I know more about veggies though because I like growing our own food. So I am probably no help on flowers in the area. HAHA.

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2019

I live in the Midwest, spring ain’t here yet lol. ๐Ÿ™ But I can’t wait to get my veggie garden going.

Post # 9
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: City, State

Like a cemetery. 

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2019

I started my seedlings but we can have frost all 12 months of the year. We’re going to try raised beds this year and hopefully can transplant end of May/June. Zinnias & sweet peas are my favorites so fingers crossed I can get some going before they get killed off. I’m looking for a native wildflower blend, too. This is a totally different climate than what I’m used to so there will be a steep learning curve.

I have some strawberries, herbs, and greens going in containers to hold me over. We’re really on the hunt for native trees/shrubs to provide shade & windblock in our pasture so that will be our main focus this spring! I love plants and really want a little greenhouse.

Post # 11
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Bumble bee

Our camelia trees are going nuts with flowers right now. Sadly though, it will be the last year for the lilacs and the rhodos as we want to re design some of the garden so I will really appreciate them this coming season. 

Post # 12
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

Top left: My 6+ foot pomegranate tree is doing SOOO well since I planted it in the ground 2 months ago. I’ve had it for almost 7 years; got it when it was a little 12″ baby tree. It’s had 1-3 fruit for the past few years. I’m hopeful we’ll get more this year. 

Top right: Just planted this Dr. Merrill Magnolia tree in the front yard last month after we ripped out the hydrangeas (hubby hates them). The flowers on this magnolia look like starbusts and the leaves are a fun bright green. Very excited to watch this baby grow, shape it, and enjoy it’s classic look.

Bottom right: Hubby ripping out a woody vine that’s got crazy invasive roots right next to our pool. We are re-doing the entire section behind the pool in the next 1-2 months. I normally do all of the gardening but my back was out this past weekend so hubby got to flex his muscles and get a little dirty. wink

Bottom left: My lemon tree (3 years old now, still in a pot) has a bunch of blooms and a few fruit already growing! Yay! 

Post # 13
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: City, State

I’m jealous of everyone’s green thumbs! I am having trouble just trying to keep my 3 little cacti alive, and they’re supposed to be some of the easiest to care for, lol. If anyone has tips for cacti, please feel free to share! 

DeniseSecunda :  

Post # 14
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Busy bee

CinqueTerre :  are they succulents? Remember, when you water, water until the water that falls through the holes on the bottom of the pot, runs clear…then dont water thoroughly again until the soil is completely dry (sometimes evry 2 weeks). You can mist the leaves throughout the days. ๐Ÿ™‚ 

Post # 15
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Busy bee

Okay, so I dont have photos, im at work, and ill prob forget. But I LOVE MY flowering plants.

I love perennials and annuals alike, but rn im obsessed with blue bonnets, though their season is coming to an end. I love red poppys, and their season is just beginning and Ive been wanting to plant some red common poppies! Gotta do it since it’s California flower, right? ๐Ÿ˜€

I have succulents pretty much year round, and also have basil and cilantro growing amazngly in my kitchen window. ๐Ÿ™‚ I want to get to a point to grow zucchini, some other squash, tomatoes, etc… 

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