Gardening 101

Can we talk about plans, plants, favourite flowers, success stories, funny failures. Let's get our hands dirty and have some good clean fun.

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Comment by Leonard on September 3, 2013 at 12:30pm

Hi I live in Calgary and love to garden. This is one of the sunflowers I grew this year.

Comment by Lynn MacQ on July 12, 2013 at 12:35pm

Wet spring, wet summer, the garden has survived despite the earwigs, I leave them little pots of veg. oil to swim in, at least I'm keeping them in control. the eat the aphids so I guess a few is necessary - Just stop eating my plants.I'm having a difficult time trying to get my clematis to bloom.  Troubles in flower land..

Comment by karen berta on June 21, 2013 at 7:50pm

a new project this year to go along with new fence

Comment by Charles on June 21, 2013 at 4:16pm

Can someone remind me what this plant is called

Comment by Charles on June 21, 2013 at 4:15pm

Comment by Charles on June 7, 2013 at 2:12pm

A few years ago I ruthlessly attacked my hydrangea bushes cutting out all the dead branches & ones I didn't want. I thought wow I don't have much left now but it has filled back in & looks good now. ours are on the south side & get mainly sun. Our gardens are being ignored so far this year.  I have almost got the branches cleared off the lawn (past my deadline) both my wife & I have not been well this year, so we haven't been able to keep up with everything. Things are just starting to bloom now. Our last tulip had its bloom fall off last week. Because of the effect of the cool off the water we are usually a few weeks behind our neighbours.

Comment by Karen Pritchard on June 7, 2013 at 1:35pm

Can anyone give me some advice about Hydrangea Bushes.  We have three in our Garden that have been their about 12 years.  They used to be beautiful but for the past two year and it looks like this year they have come up as usual but don't bloom any more.  They are located on the south side of our garden and get sun for most of the day.

Comment by barbara craven on May 26, 2013 at 5:56am

Where do you have them planted Charles? I had three that were in mostly shade and and I transplanted them into the sun and they took off.  Also, you need to mulch round their roots.  They like to be cool around them. Do you prune them back each year.  I know some like that , but I've found that even though some of the branches look dead, leave them and you'll see new leaves come on what you thought was dead wood.  I don't cut off any until just about now..

Comment by Ron MacDonald on May 25, 2013 at 6:49pm

hey.........................everything and I mean everything is up and working fine....................wonderful spring.......just the right amounts of rain and cool temps.................climate change? duh? clamatis is in a sorry state however....3 years in and it's still stringy and not doing what I had expected......what's the secret???? help!!

Comment by laura52 on April 17, 2013 at 11:44am

LOL, I can definitely relate to that one Charles.  Our place is surrounded by trees and this winter the storms broke many branches and the usual Mother Nature's pruning. 

Today it is finally a sunny warm day, but the ground is still really mushy for walking on.  I double checked when I was out feeding the birds and no daffodils poking through in the garden even close to the house.  :(  The Poppy has survived another winter and loving this weather though.


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