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« Reply #30 on: July 01, 2007 07:53:34 PM »

this is a childrens rocking chair that I painted last year and it needs to be touched up this year, but I haven't taken the time to do it.
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« Reply #31 on: July 01, 2007 08:49:01 PM »

they are carpet roses and lay pretty close to the ground anyway.  Actually, I don't know if he actually landed on the roses so much as he threw huge pounds of dirt that he dug up in my yard as he flew threw it up the hill to the steps and then flew across the street.  lol.  my hubby was standing 10 feet away from all of this when it happened.  We were also very lucky that none of the dogs were out as they would have been hit since they spend alot of time sitting by the steps being nosy and looking in cars as they drive by.  Any other time they would have been outside with him. 
What a jerk-not only a garden molester, but he could have been a dog murderer. Well. this is a great testimonial for carpet roses!
[i0107_edited_WinCE_. this is a childrens rocking chair that I painted last year and it needs to be touched up this year, but I haven't taken the time to do it.
I love the chair-the colours are great!
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« Reply #32 on: July 03, 2007 05:25:30 PM »

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What a jerk-not only a garden molester, but he could have been a dog murderer. Well. this is a great testimonial for carpet roses!
Yeah, normally they like to stand a little higher but hopefully they'll pop back eventually (although it has been 2 months almost already).I should post the pics from the day it happened.
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Supermedic, I got the salvia D. from Ebay...

thanks, I don't think its illegal here so I'll check it out. 
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« Reply #33 on: July 07, 2007 07:00:25 PM »

We're only just beginning to get summer flowers here, the gladioli usually don't bloom until late, like August and September.

If these are too many photos, I can change to links.

I had to replace the cover on the cabbage circus with a cotton gauze, the polyspun shredded after some windstorms:


Little baby corns! I planted "Bloody Butcher" , which is supposed to be red. I am doubtful as to whether I will actually get any cobs, though:


The luffa are starting to climb


The first of the sunflowers have started to bloom. These were some volunteers in the corner of my second plot:


In the cabbage circus, the last of the kale, two types of cabbages - the foreground cabbages are heading and some are ready for picking, the cabbages in the background are being obliterated by cabbage worms. I am putting organic stuff on them tomorrow, but i think they've already done in those cabbages.


Baby chinese cabbages have taken the place of the mustards:


In my other plot, the coriander is in full flower and going to seed.


The leeks are also flowering, and completely coated with honeybees. I read that after flowering, the leeks will grow tender offshoots, so I will keep them and harvest the babies, then reseed them a little bit closer to the green onions in the plot.


The zucchini is really slow this year. Maybe the leeks are shading them too much. Last year I was harvesting fruit at the end of June, even with the hail incident


The tomatillo is hard to see, but it is starting to fruit


My lotus has four leaves, three of them appearing in the past week. I hope it will suddenly launch into vigorous growth.


Some kind of flowering herb


And the entire herb patch. The lavendar is in flower, the oregano is about to flower (I should pinch it back), and some of the mints are in flower.
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« Reply #34 on: July 07, 2007 07:21:19 PM »

What a beautiful garden! I had no idea that leeks looked like that.
How do you harvest coriander seeds?
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« Reply #35 on: July 07, 2007 07:25:57 PM »

Your flowering herb looks like calendula to me. My leeks are minuscule compared to yours and I live further south on the front range. Embarrassed
We had a good hailstorm this week and my squash look very lacy right now!!! Your herb garden must smell heavenly!
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« Reply #36 on: July 07, 2007 07:39:21 PM »

that is definitely calendula - I have it growing in a pot with marguerite daisies and cherry tomatoes Smiley

As for the coriander, I found out that in Australia, maybe other places that cilantro is called coriander from the get-go, for some reason in the US it's only the seeds.  Coriander is a nice spice, but the leaves become bitter once it bolts, or goes to seed... if you want the leafy parts you need to have succession plantings.


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« Reply #37 on: July 07, 2007 07:49:39 PM »




How do you harvest coriander seeds?
I cut the whole plant when it seeds and hang it upside down in a paper bag. The seeds will drop off into the bag and you won't have a mess
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« Reply #38 on: July 07, 2007 08:07:19 PM »

I have a bouquet of dried coriander that I cut last fall, and will use it for a new crop later this summer.

The leeks were actually last years, they are biennial and flower in their second year. These were very small last summer, and grew a lot in the late fall and early spring (I had a heavy cover over them and some other stuff - the very tender taiwanese summer cabbages even survived the cold (-10F) even though it is only rated to around 25F). The leeks aren't good to eat once they grow the flower stalk, which is woody - sometimes you get them from the grocery like that, with the flower stalk cut back, which is very annoying. The flowers are very pretty though, and have drawn in lots of bees that also pollinate the tomatillo and hopefully soon the gourds and zucchini. Unfortunately, the city turns off our water at the end of september, so fall crops that like the cool (like leeks) are hard to grow.

Your squash will bounce right back, balkandina! We had a very bad hailstorm in late June last year, my plot looked like this:
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the cabbages in the center were completely destroyed, but the zucchini on the far left sprang back after a week or two. The zucchini was beyond swiss cheese, only the tiny center leaves survived.

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« Reply #39 on: July 08, 2007 11:37:28 AM »

Thanks for the hail support. I've had years here  (before the drought) when I had to replant the whole garden because of hail. Can't complain, though, at least it rains now!!!
I can't wait for my leeks-we ate loads of them when I lived in Europe and they're so expensive and hard to find in the states.
My chard is getting eaten up right now-I think maybe slugs-out come the little beer slug drowning bowls tonight!
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