Garden Club IV: Rise of the Honeysuckle

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Re: Garden Club IV: Rise of the Honeysuckle

Post by Cayla » Sun Mar 31, 2019 1:03 pm

No sign of my peonies, yet. In fact, there is no sign of anything today, as it is all covered by snow.
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Re: Garden Club IV: Rise of the Honeysuckle

Post by Cayla » Sun Apr 07, 2019 11:47 am

The weather was nice enough yesterday, for the daffodils to finally bloom. I hope the hyacinths bloom, today. The peonies are now emerging from the ground. I went to the garden center last night and bought five six packs of pansies to plant in the front and back flower beds. I'm tired of everything outside looking dead. I'll plant those today. I planted peas on Thursday. I also bought a new coffee plant, since the one I had for ten years, has yet to produce any coffee beans.
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Re: Garden Club IV: Rise of the Honeysuckle

Post by RJDiogenes » Sun Apr 07, 2019 8:30 pm

Have you seen Froggie around? :frog2:
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Re: Garden Club IV: Rise of the Honeysuckle

Post by Cayla » Mon Apr 08, 2019 12:25 am

No I have not seen him, but that does not mean he isn't around. I usually do not see him until later in the Spring. He is good at hiding.

The hyacinths have begun to bloom. The yard has a little more color with the pansies in it.
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Re: Garden Club IV: Rise of the Honeysuckle

Post by scottydog » Mon Apr 08, 2019 1:05 am

We're getting ready to plant our green beans, lima beans, tomatoes, and bell peppers. Our last frost is usually around mid-April, so we'll probably plant 2 weeks from now.

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Re: Garden Club IV: Rise of the Honeysuckle

Post by Cayla » Wed Apr 10, 2019 12:03 pm

The grass is finally turning back to green. The trees are beginning to bud, with the magnolias getting ready to bloom. The crocus, daffodil, and hyacinths are in full bloom. Spring is finally here!
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Re: Garden Club IV: Rise of the Honeysuckle

Post by RJDiogenes » Wed Apr 10, 2019 10:10 pm

Still a little bleak here, although there are buds everywhere. But it's been chilly, so that's probably holding them back. I wonder what things will look like at my Mother's house this weekend.
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Re: Garden Club IV: Rise of the Honeysuckle

Post by Cayla » Sun Apr 14, 2019 11:43 am

I think I lost the gardenias that I had planted last year. It said this variety would tolerate my zone. I covered the roots and mulched them just in case, but they appear dead. My rhododendron is blooming, and so are the apple trees. Unfortunately, it is going to snow tomorrow, so I hope that this doesn't affect them.
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Re: Garden Club IV: Rise of the Honeysuckle

Post by RJDiogenes » Mon Apr 15, 2019 12:22 am

Aw, sorry about the gardenias. Maybe they just need a longer stretch of warm weather to wake up.
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Re: Garden Club IV: Rise of the Honeysuckle

Post by scottydog » Mon Apr 15, 2019 1:11 am

^^ I know that I need a long stretch of warm weather to wake up :lol:

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Re: Garden Club IV: Rise of the Honeysuckle

Post by Cayla » Wed Apr 17, 2019 10:52 am

The trees are flowering.
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Re: Garden Club IV: Rise of the Honeysuckle

Post by huggle » Wed Apr 17, 2019 3:58 pm

the first daring lilacs are opening a few blossoms :) Lovely scent!
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Re: Garden Club IV: Rise of the Honeysuckle

Post by scottydog » Wed Apr 17, 2019 6:24 pm

^^ That's great! I love those floral scents :sweetlove:
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The trees are flowering.
Isn't it wonderful? It almost makes enduring the long winters worth it. Almost :lol:

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Post by RJDiogenes » Wed Apr 17, 2019 10:30 pm

Our trees are starting to wake up, too. They should be bursting by the weekend.
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Re: Garden Club IV: Rise of the Honeysuckle

Post by Madeliaette » Thu Apr 18, 2019 5:29 am

cabbage brussels sprout and tomato seedlings are being planted fown the mplot with beans and peas and corn and chickpeas. the big apple tree is blossoming. bluebells arew in bloom...

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Re: Garden Club IV: Rise of the Honeysuckle

Post by Cayla » Thu Apr 18, 2019 11:21 am

scottydog wrote:
Wed Apr 17, 2019 6:24 pm
^^ That's great! I love those floral scents :sweetlove:
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Wed Apr 17, 2019 10:52 am
The trees are flowering.
Isn't it wonderful? It almost makes enduring the long winters worth it. Almost :lol:

Yes, it almost does. I love Spring. The world comes back to life, after being dead for several months.
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Re: Garden Club IV: Rise of the Honeysuckle

Post by RJDiogenes » Sun Apr 21, 2019 11:23 pm

It actually looks more Spring-like here than it does at my Mother's house. The trees down there are still kind of barren, but the trees on Hancock Street have all blossomed with white petals.
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Re: Garden Club IV: Rise of the Honeysuckle

Post by Cayla » Mon Apr 22, 2019 10:29 am

Are trees are all in full bloom, except for the dogwoods. Tiny green leaves are appearing on all of the trees.
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Re: Garden Club IV: Rise of the Honeysuckle

Post by scottydog » Mon Apr 22, 2019 2:48 pm

Not that the freeze danger has passed, we're planting tomatoes and green beans in our veggie garden this weekend.

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Re: Garden Club IV: Rise of the Honeysuckle

Post by scottydog » Fri Apr 26, 2019 1:35 pm

We're getting heavy rains today, which means it will be a bit muddy planting our veggies tomorrow. But at least the ground will be soft :yes:

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Re: Garden Club IV: Rise of the Honeysuckle

Post by Cayla » Sat Apr 27, 2019 8:01 pm

Froggie was out and about, today. He is huge!
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Re: Garden Club IV: Rise of the Honeysuckle

Post by huggle » Sun Apr 28, 2019 11:11 am

He might be a she, full of eggs :)

The nights are still too cold for my tomatos. Another 2-3 weeks till they can get out, I'm afraid. The first ones are already flowering.
The cherry and pear trees are shedding their petals and since it's a bit windy today, we're having a white and pink snow storm. This year everything is a bit out of the usual order: I got a huge bunch of hyazinths in the market yesterday while my iris are already done with flowering and the peonies get rather thick buds.
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Re: Garden Club IV: Rise of the Honeysuckle

Post by Cayla » Sun Apr 28, 2019 2:08 pm

Yesterday, we bought a peach tree to replace the one we cut down in the Fall. This one will go in a better spot, where it can get more sunlight, and have more room to grow. I also bought 6 brussels sprouts plants, 6 broccoli plants, and several red onions to plant. I still have to wait another 3 weeks before I can plant tomatoes, peppers, beans, cucumbers, and annual flowers.

We also went to the beach for an hour. My husband brought home two large pieces of Lake Erie driftwood to use as decorations in the flower beds around the pond.
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Re: Garden Club IV: Rise of the Honeysuckle

Post by Cayla » Sun Apr 28, 2019 2:36 pm

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Re: Garden Club IV: Rise of the Honeysuckle

Post by scottydog » Sun Apr 28, 2019 6:29 pm

^^ FROGGIE MAKES AN APPEARANCE!

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