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Re: Mon jardin 2009
« Reply #50 on: May 09, 2009, 06:46:19 am »
I'm feeling quite spring like this morning. I have two varieries of Iris up (and a third is likely to show tomorow). The front yard's looks cleanly mowed (though it still need some trimming) and the weather is warmish.

Here's An update picture of the lungwort.

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Re: Mon jardin 2009
« Reply #51 on: May 09, 2009, 03:38:46 pm »
I really like this Dwarf Iris. Photo is 2 days old and I do believe another one is almost open. But this first one's already looking raged out there so I may not have a picture of more than one of em at a time - unless more come up.

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Re: Mon jardin 2009
« Reply #52 on: May 09, 2009, 06:47:25 pm »
OK, back to slighly older (4 days ago) pics.

The apple tree won't do much this year, but the pear tree is blooming beautifully.

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Re: Mon jardin 2009
« Reply #53 on: May 10, 2009, 03:55:02 am »
The Begenia is still giving off colour - with a smaller shoot joining the older one.

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Re: Mon jardin 2009
« Reply #54 on: May 10, 2009, 12:14:42 pm »
Here's a close up of the double bloom grape hyacinth. Mima tells me they're known by a dif'rent name, but I didn't write it down, so it's not currently available.


Int'resting how, at least on this plant, the buds form a spiral
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Re: Mon jardin 2009
« Reply #55 on: May 10, 2009, 12:53:27 pm »
my irises didnt' bloom again this year. Produced lots of leaves but no blooms.

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Re: Mon jardin 2009
« Reply #56 on: May 10, 2009, 05:23:12 pm »
Last weekend, Bryan spent two days here preparing (among other things) the vegetable (read tomato) bed. Out went the rhododendron  and the dwarf lilac. The lamb's ear got moved to the corners (or part of the potted plant sale). What we're left with is a much expanded area for tomatoes and herbs (the beans are going elsewhere this year). The flowering bulb plants (iris & tulips) are to be moved come late July.
 
Here's an early view of that area. Also in the picture you see my new larger composter. The garage is just out of the picture, on the left.

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Re: Mon jardin 2009
« Reply #57 on: May 10, 2009, 08:17:18 pm »
Last weekend, Bryan spent two days here preparing (among other things) the vegetable (read tomato) bed. Out went the rhododendron  and the dwarf lilac. The lamb's ear got moved to the corners (or part of the potted plant sale). What we're left with is a much expanded area for tomatoes and herbs (the beans are going elsewhere this year). The flowering bulb plants (iris & tulips) are to be moved come late July.
 
Here's an early view of that area. Also in the picture you see my new larger composter. The garage is just out of the picture, on the left.


drinking a lot of Sprite huh?  ;D

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Re: Mon jardin 2009
« Reply #58 on: May 10, 2009, 11:51:56 pm »
Actually I've cut back lately. The price of 'no-name' pop has invreased by 50% in the past couple of years (0,79$ to 1,19$). So I've cut back. Plus the aspartame is not great on muscle mass (it accelerates muscle wastage - a problem that is already inherant with my condition - not to mention getting older).

Those bottles are used as cloches to protect the tomato plants against frost, so I've been saving them for over a month.
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Re: Mon jardin 2009
« Reply #59 on: May 10, 2009, 11:57:22 pm »
Here's a second variety of dwarf iris - photo taken yesterday - after the hail storm had done it's damage.

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