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Gardening Tips 🌱 Quotes 🌸 Signs❗️

Do you have a gardening tip to share? Do you have a gardening question? Do you know a garden related quote? How about a garden sign?
This is the place to share!

Tip: “Plant what you love, not what you think you should grow. You are much more likely to have success tending to a crop that you actually like.” 🌱

”To plant a garden is to believe in tomorrow.” Audrey Hepburn 🌸

Garden Sign: Free Weeds Pull Your Own

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Signs for succulents:

Aloe there
Can’t touch this(cactus)

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Planter ideas from Aladay Organic Farms...now Aladay Mobile Media....

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These are just a few of the Iris's that were in the Ros garden at Aladay Organic farms. A past project . I designed this farm in Silver Springs Nevada. The farm was chosen Best Organic farm the 7 years I lived and worked it from 2009-2016. For more information on agriculture type projects I have done visit my website  

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@AaronA108617  The colors of these are so vibrant! Very nice!

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Thank you

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Today is National Orchid Day named for an infant who sadly passed away in 2014. Her name was Orchid Faith.

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@AARPRachelA  The DC blooms are beautiful! Here in NY we are a bit behind you. The tree almost looks like it is full of cherry blossoms, but I can’t be sure. The other one looks like a type of ground cover.

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“Remember your roots.” 🌸

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Happy Friday and belated National Gardening Day! The blooms are out in DC - here are some I have come across while walking around. I have no idea what a couple of these flowers/trees are called. I know the tulips and daffodils. Does anyone know what the other two are?

 

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This was on my tea tag and I thought of you all when I read it.

Plant kindness and gather love. -Proverb

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@AARPRachelA  Love it! Thank you for sharing!

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Happy NATIONAL GARDENING DAY!

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Whether you grow vegetables, fruit, flowers or houseplants National Gardening Day celebrates a satisfying pastime that you will enjoy for decades!

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🌸  Beautiful orchids!  Orchids were my father's favorite flower. He used an orchid to propose to my mother. He presented her one after a lovely dinner and told her to look inside where he had stashed the ring! 💍  He used to grow them in his green house throughout his life. I never acquired his expertise. Question: How do you get your orchids to rebloom? I need tips and tricks. I have tried to store them in their dormant season but have never been able to get them back. 🍃

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@TheSuzyQ I love how your grandfather proposed to your grandmother by placing her ring in an orchid! I can see why you love them. I don’t have any real hidden secrets with mine. I have it in a window facing the east (they say east or south is best) and I am careful not to over water it (once a week or less is best) as the roots can become soggy. After it is done blooming I cut back that stem. They say you can transplant to a larger pot and cut back wilted roots as well. I have not transplanted mine for fear of disturbing it. Some people move theirs to a cooler area (55-65 degrees) in indirect light until a new flower spike grows. I have not found the need to do this. Some varieties are recommended for outside but almost all do not do well in soil, instead use orchid potting mix containing wood chips or bark. I have read that the easiest to grow is the Phalaenopsis. 🌱

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“Gardens are not made by singing 'Oh, how beautiful!'

and sitting in the shade.” ― Rudyard Kipling

 

I guess I need to get out there and get going! 😀

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“In search of my mother’s garden, I found my own.” Walker. 🌸

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Garden SIGN: Free Weeds Pull Your Own Do you have a Gardening Tip, Quote or SIGN to share?

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“April showers bring May flowers.” 🌸

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“On man, on nature, and on human life, musing in solitude, I oft perceive fair trains of images before me rise, accompanied by feelings of delight, pure or with no unpleasing sadness mixed.” William Wordsworth. 🌸

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“By plucking her petals, you do not gather the beauty of the flower.” 🌸

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I am growing extra large sunflowers in the back of my garden this year.  Just because...I’ve always wanted to.  I started them from seeds and they are now about 4” tall in the temp containers.  Someone said, “rabbits love eating new plants and I should cage them until they are larger” (wire cages).  Is this true?  How soon should I replant them from temp pots to in-the-ground (N. Virginia, 22204)?  Height?  Temp?  Do they need temp sticks to hold them up for a bit after transplant?  Any other suggestions would be helpful, please.

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@cf19074171  I love sunflowers! 🌻

According to The Old Farmer’s Almanac , on average, where you live, your last spring frost occurs on April 19th. A week before this start ‘hardening off’ to prepare for transplant. This is the process of gradually acclimating indoor-sown plants to outdoor conditions. Begin by watering your plants then place outside in a crate or container somewhere off the ground for two hours the first day, then two more hours the second day, etc.. 

“While rabbits tend to bypass sunflower blooms, they are fond of the leaves. You can sprinkle manure in the garden or plant rabbit resistant plants around them. These include alyssum, lantana, marigold, geranium, begonia, snapdragon, butterfly bush and lavender.” You can put wire mesh around your sunflowers for added protection. 🌱

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Tip: Give breathing room.

”Resist the urge to cram as many plants as you possibly can. There’s as much root mass growing below as there is foliage above. Crowding plants leads to decreased growth and production, as well as problems from lack of airflow between branches and leaves.” Forkner. 🌱

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I always forget to give adequate spacing. Thank you for the tip! 🌱

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“No winter lasts forever; no spring skips its turn.”  Borland. 🌸

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☀️ Our spring flowers survived the snow yesterday! 🌷 

 

"Come the Spring with all its splendor, all its birds and
all its blossoms, all its flowers and leaves and grasses."

~ William Wordsworth Longfellow

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@TheSuzyQ  Your spring flowers are absolutely gorgeous! I’m glad they survived the snow. I love the quote too!

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Question: How do YOU pronounce PEONY? Do you say "pee'-uh-nee" (accent on the first syllable) or do you say "pee-oh'-nee" (accent on the second syllable). Please respond and indicate what part of the country you are from. I am conducting a survey on the correct pronunciation of one of my favorite flowers. This is a topic of heated conversation in our family at the moment lol 😆

 

FYI, I pronounce peony as "pee-oh'-nee". My daughter pronounces peony as  "pee'-uh-nee". We live in the wild west. 🙂 

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Great idea @TheSuzyQ! It’s pee’-uh-nee for me in Upstate NY. 
I have one: dandelion

Is it dan’-duh-lai-uhn or dan-dee-lai-uhn for you? I say it the first way, my dad said it the 2nd way. He’s been gone 24 years and I can still hear him say it!

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Had to think about this one! I say it the first way: dan’-duh-lai-uhn. My husband says it the second way: dan-dee-lai-uhn. We have been saying dandelion for 5 minutes straight now and we have no idea why we say it the way we do lol.

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“Keep your face to the sunshine and you cannot see the shadow.

It’s what sunflowers do.” – Helen Keller

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