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Old 04-21-2010, 05:44 PM   #16
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I just added another 44" x 12' garden along the back of the new garage
Its in the middle right now, still ~4' on one side to finish & ~8' on the other
So eventually it will run the entire 24' 6" of the back of the garage
This faces South, should grow pretty good

I transplanted a maybe 7 lupines, 6 hostas, 2 Japanese maple seedlings, some liatrias, black eyed susans & phlox - grows 3' tall
Still need to transplant some white daisies into the area
As more seedlings grow in other areas I'll move some more

My 4' toolbox is blocking one side right now
It only contains some wood shingles right now
I need to move the toolbox down then I can do another 4'
The other side I can finish that 4' to the corner

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Old 04-21-2010, 06:49 PM   #17
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Do the 'crocs' do well in zone 7? They look great so far Dave! Swmbo and I love to try new stuff (we're 6 y.o. amateurs...we still kill more stuff than we can make thrive ).

What's the blooming time on them? (my bad if it was mentioned already).

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Crocus' are very hard to kill
I do not give them any bulb fertilizer & they come back every year & multiply
Up here they can start blooming in late Feb depending upon temps
Those pics were taken March 20th
Quite a few (yellow) were blooming well before then
With good weather & different kinds of crocus' the bloom time can be several weeks - into mid-April

Daffodils are the next hardiest
They usually come back every year & multiply too
Tulips generally decline over several years, I really don't buy them any more
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I don't really hear much about 'em in the atlanta area, so maybe they need more cold over the winter to thrive...I'll have to do some checkin'

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I checked, Georgia Gardeners guide does say they will bloom in Georgia

http://books.google.com/books?id=KxG...eorgia&f=false
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Old 04-27-2010, 04:52 PM   #21
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Some pics of the Greenhouse seedlings/plants growing
2008 I didn't have the greenhouse & started the seedlings too early - leggy
2009 I started them too late, plus we had blight, wet spring into late June
2010 looking good. We had 19" of rain in March, just over 2" so far for April
1st dozen summer squash have been moved out by the stream
Peas are planted, they do OK in colder weather

Tomato seedlings are looking good
I have over 100 tomato plants & dozens of pepper plants
Plus cukes, marigolds, sunflowers....plus more
I've already transplanted over 3 dozen sunflowers out to the gardens



I need to build a shelf or two along this back wall for more room
Also thinking of a heating system for the house. It gets up to 102 in the greenhouse (at the top) in March. I need to build a system to take that heat & use it for the house without blowing air from the greenhouse into the house



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The phlox out front, there are 2 bunches growing out there
I need to transplant some from the back gardens
It does better out front
I don't like using mulch, I'd much rather have phlox grow everywhere



Also a pic of the new garden along the garage
Not much to look at right now

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Just picked the 1st 2 cukes from the garden
Both are gone already....can't beat fresh produce
Also picked the 1st peas...they never made it inside...ate them outside
We've been picking red & black raspberries for a while now
Can't wait for the 1st Tomatoes

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