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Moderator T
05-03-2012, 10:19 PM
FROM DEE...


Ever grow a HUGE pumpkin or do you have a beautiful little succulent plant you'd like to show off? Post pictures of your house & garden or your favorite plants. Vegetable gardens, raised beds, flower garden, rockery... we all need a bit of inspiration and help sometimes.

I'll start with my rockery... taken a while ago (before the drought). I'd like to bring it back up to this level again so I keep it for encouragement.

ORIGINAL DEECOILY THREAD (http://www.nappturality.com/forum/showthread.php?t=84037)

Lockolatte
05-10-2012, 10:39 AM
Thanks for the new thread ModT. Here is a picture of my garden so far:
http://inlinethumb23.webshots.com/51350/2500187080086871397S500x500Q85.jpg
I planted some okra, cukes, more lettuce, and some birdhouse gourds. The tomatoes are getting tall so fast. I'll need to get some more cages for everything soon.

creativity
05-10-2012, 01:43 PM
NIce Lock! I will take some pics today. What is the big pot of flowers?

Lockolatte
05-10-2012, 08:52 PM
Thanks Creativity! Those yellow flowers are delphiniums. They are perennials that came back from last year after a bad case of powdery mildew.

creativity
05-11-2012, 01:19 AM
^Nice! Those flowers are beautiful. THanks!

Lockolatte
05-18-2012, 12:18 AM
Thanks Creativity! Those yellow flowers are coreopsis. They are perennials that came back from last year after a bad case of powdery mildew.

I had to change this. My dad corrected me when I showed him my pics.)8-|

creativity
05-18-2012, 12:45 PM
^lol! I've never heard of either so the education is great. Thanks Lock.

Lockolatte
05-20-2012, 02:03 AM
http://inlinethumb59.webshots.com/49274/2014939980086871397S500x500Q85.jpg
Potatoes are in the orange bucket.

http://inlinethumb48.webshots.com/47727/2430245150086871397S500x500Q85.jpg

Tomatoes, cukes, okra, lantana, and birdhouse gourds

OHR
05-20-2012, 02:27 AM
Potatoes are in the orange bucket.
You growin' potatoes now?!? *kicks a can and a possum*:(Seriously, I'm considering growing sweet potatoes this year.

One of my mom's long time friends gave her some veggies Thursday...one of them is a rutabaga. I've prepared rutabagas before...anyway, I fought with that sucker and managed to cut some pieces for a beef stew I made for her and dad. Yummy. I found out today that rutabaga is a cross between a turnip and cabbage AND contains almost ALL the minerals and vitamins we need.
http://t2.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcSnZ_CCj2cD3ABmAD1_yphvenp89Yqen EQTTOm8uBfk1Qp7qd1IJAI brought the leftover rutabaga home with me....it's right here on my kitchen table. This YouTube lady gives tips on how to peel the danged things:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AT4sBW4h2Rc

OHR
05-20-2012, 02:33 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=28NxIsMtl_w&feature=related

Lockolatte
05-20-2012, 02:46 AM
Lol @you kicking a possum! I hope to grow some potatoes, never have before. What is the flavor and texture of the rutabaga?

OHR
05-20-2012, 03:03 AM
Lol @you kicking a possum! I hope to grow some potatoes, never have before. What is the flavor and texture of the rutabaga?
^OnceT I grew a sweet potato vine in my dorm room in a tall glass bottle. I attached white string to the vines and then had them grow upward over my window :-))Iono...I got the idea from a newspaper article of the day.
n e way: What does rutabaga taste like? I think they taste like potatoes. Some say they taste like cabbages or a turnips. You can mash them with potatoes if you want or roast 'em. Yeah, you'll think they resemble potatoes in texture.

Lockolatte
05-27-2012, 12:41 PM
Thank for the info OHR.
I was finally able to find some tomato cages. Walmart only had a few and I bought several. Here are a few pix:
http://inlinethumb60.webshots.com/48635/2633933670086871397S425x425Q85.jpg
Cucumbers and tomatoes Okra in front and gourds in back
http://inlinethumb18.webshots.com/49361/2579670150086871397S425x425Q85.jpg
Everything in its own cage
http://inlinethumb25.webshots.com/5016/2296434550086871397S425x425Q85.jpg
http://inlinethumb59.webshots.com/49658/2448013640086871397S425x425Q85.jpg
Collards got cooked yesterday. I moves some peppers to one earthbox. The other one is empty.

Lockolatte
05-28-2012, 11:54 PM
The edit button disappeared. Anyway, today I bought some more poles for my tomatoes. We've been having so many storms I don't want to take any chances. Also I used twine to secure the tomatoes and peppers to the supports. What do you all use to secure your plants?
http://inlinethumb29.webshots.com/33884/2294968330086871397S425x425Q85.jpg

OHR
05-29-2012, 01:14 AM
What do you all use to secure your plants?
http://inlinethumb29.webshots.com/33884/2294968330086871397S425x425Q85.jpg
Gurl, I'm low rent all.the.way. when it comes to stakes...I've used old used sticks and used old rags, torn into strips to tie the vines upright...I've also used the twist ties from loaves of bread and such to secure.

Edit: I was tempted to buy more lettuce plants today...but didn't. I do need to plant more green bean seeds though...if I remember, I'll do that before leaving for work in the morning.

Edit #2: I cut up that large rutabaga Mom gave me and freezed most of it. Put some in a stew I made yesterday...very good.

Whitley Gilbert
05-29-2012, 03:51 AM
I had to change this. My dad corrected me when I showed him my pics.

lol. Dad's what would we do without them. lol. I love the flowers and they sound pretty resilient. That's the type of plant that I need.


The edit button disappeared. Anyway, today I bought some more poles for my tomatoes. We've been having so many storms I don't want to take any chances. Also I used twine to secure the tomatoes and peppers to the supports. What do you all use to secure your plants?


Your garden looks great (as usual). Are those bamboo sticks holding up the tomatoes?

Well, speaking of dads, here are a few pictures of my dad's garden. My oldest brother and I helped him stake tomatoes two weeks ago. He used cages one year, but he usually just uses wooden stakes and ties them up with twine. He gets them made at a local wood shop (free of charge).

These pictures don't include everything that he has growing, just the plants that we worked on when I visited. He also has watermelons, turnips, zucchinis, red and green peppers, and some other stuff growing. I forget.

Peas
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v675/naturalstarlet/kdnaidnrows.jpg

Corn
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v675/naturalstarlet/IMG_0288.jpg

Peas after I dusted them
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v675/naturalstarlet/IMG_0299.jpg

Tomatoes
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v675/naturalstarlet/IMG_0302.jpg

Whitley Gilbert
05-29-2012, 04:05 AM
I'm no gardener, I swear I have a brown thumb. haha.

Who has the lovely chicks and hens at there home? I remember asking someone about them a while back. I adore those plants and I finally got some plants for my place a few days ago. I have two others; however, I haven't potted them yet. (I won't share pictures of the three dead plants that I have sitting around here.)

My little babies:

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v675/naturalstarlet/0452.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v675/naturalstarlet/IMG_0455.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v675/naturalstarlet/0460.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v675/naturalstarlet/IMG_0456.jpg

Lockolatte
05-29-2012, 10:40 AM
OHR: At least you can find lettuce plants there. I've yet to see any lettuce seedlings here. I have had to buy seeds. Maybe I'm not checking for them soon enough.
Whitley: Thanks! I love your dad's garden! I can see how beautiful that corn is going to be once it gets tall! What is that stuff you put on the peas? OHR has a LOT of hens and chicks in her yard under a tree I believe... :)) I only have a few, but I love those cute little plants because you don't have to do anything to keep them alive, lol!

OHR
05-29-2012, 12:05 PM
Who has the lovely chicks and hens at there home? I remember asking someone about them a while back. I adore those plants and I finally got some plants for my place a few days ago. I have two others; however, I haven't potted them yet. (I won't share pictures of the three dead plants that I have sitting around here.
^Yep, that's me Whitley! Hens and chicks do very well under medium sized trees...and I sure have a lot of them this season. When I have a chance, I'll take new pics of them.

Lockolatte
06-03-2012, 11:22 PM
Look at the kids' raised bed at school.
http://inlinethumb15.webshots.com/50062/2156315400086871397S425x425Q85.jpg

creativity
06-05-2012, 05:35 PM
^Very pretty flowers. I am sure the kids are learning alot.

OHR
06-06-2012, 12:06 AM
Hens and Chicks.
https://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/389362_3471561951829_368750358_n.jpg

creativity
06-06-2012, 03:17 PM
^^WOW so pretty OHR! What happens to them in winter?

OHR
06-06-2012, 03:51 PM
^Nuffin. They are well protected by the snow and shrubbery that's around it! They just lie there. Each fall, I pull out some of the larger ones and stick them in areas I want filled...so the ones you see on the perimeter are the youngest.

creativity
06-06-2012, 03:57 PM
Wow sturdy little guys. And they just keep multiplying? cool

OHR
06-06-2012, 04:07 PM
^You can let them go...they don't need much to survive...here are some more great ideas with hens and chicks...
http://studio5.ksl.com/index.php?nid=71&sid=17076163

creativity
06-07-2012, 01:42 AM
Thanks for the link OHR.. checking it out.

Need to take in better light but I am trying yall.;)

OHR
06-07-2012, 01:55 AM
https://fbcdn-photos-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash3/577714_3471559311763_1865849281_s.jpg bell peppers

https://fbcdn-photos-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash3/542895_3471560711798_1440439050_s.jpg

Lockolatte
06-28-2012, 07:34 PM
OHR your garden is beautiful! It is supposed to be soooo hot here this weekend. I hope my plants do ok.
http://inlinethumb54.webshots.com/49205/2415882150086871397S425x425Q85.jpg
bell peppers
http://inlinethumb60.webshots.com/50555/2993423920086871397S425x425Q85.jpg
tomatoes, gourds, okra, etc
http://inlinethumb20.webshots.com/48531/2244658700086871397S425x425Q85.jpg
burnt up fuschia
http://inlinethumb07.webshots.com/36870/2771469140086871397S425x425Q85.jpg
peppers, rosemary, tomatoes, etc

creativity
06-29-2012, 05:11 PM
Your plants look really great Lock! sorry about the fuschia!

Lockolatte
09-04-2012, 02:20 AM
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Ollies has ceramic pots on sale so I got some. I need to do better with my houseplants.