gingercat


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gardening interests: Composting, Container Gardening, Cooking, Culinary Herbs, Edible Landscaping, Fruits and Berries, Gardening with Kids, Medicinal Herbs, Organic Gardening, Ornamental Gardening, Vegetables

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Member Since: 03/13/2009


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These were some of my roses and other flowers last season! I can't wait to get out there again!!!!!

Here are some of my shrub roses, sunflowers and Rudebeckias. I had an explosion of these Rudebeckias in my front landscape last year. I hope they will do the same this summer.



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Re: Bringing Back the Bees

Thank you for posting this info. I think it's so important for us gardeners to get the bees into our gardens.
Every year I plant a large variety of sunflowers along with marigolds in my veggie garden. The benefit for me is a high yield of fresh veggies.
I also try my best to use all oraganic methods for of pests and deseases my vegetable plants may encounter.

Re: The Road to Healthy, Productive Tomatoes

I moved into my home in 2002, since the first summer of my veggie garden, I've had a huge tomato leaf blight problem. Every year I've tried numerous things, so I wouldn't have to deal with blight the folowing year. Nothing helps.
I was wondering if I should start treating them with an organic fungucide as soon as I plant them in the ground this year and continue to spray them every 14 day through out the growing season.
If anyone has any advise I would really appreciate it. I rotate, I plant them far enough away, I only water in the morning and I keep all my tomatoes caged and staked and I still deal with extreme blight every season. I hits mid season.
Thanks

Re: These were some of my roses and other flowers last season! I can't wait to get out there again!!!!!

Hello WesternNYgardener,
Thank you! A few years back I purchased about 5 Rudebeckia Herta plants. These are supposed to be biennials. Since I've planted them they keep multiplying, because I allow them to stay all winter long and cut them once the weather starts to warm again.
You can try and keep the dried plants up all winter so they can drop more seed and multiply.
I hope this you out helped some.
Have a great day,
Gingercat

Re: These were some of my roses and other flowers last season! I can't wait to get out there again!!!!!

Hello Grassyfields,
Sorry I don't know the name of them.

Re: Friendly Blue Mason Bees are Perfect Pollinators

Hello,
I do what ever I can to try to get bees into my garden every summer. I interplant sunflowers, marigolds and this year I will also interplant Alyssum with my veggies, to get a greater number of bees visiting this summer.
I've never heard of the mason bee. Thank you for letting me know about them. I will have to check out the houses too!
Have a great day,
Gingercat