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Gardening Tips ๐ŸŒฑ Quotes ๐ŸŒธ Signsโ—๏ธ

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?
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Tip: โ€œPlant 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.โ€ ๐ŸŒฑ

โ€To plant a garden is to believe in tomorrow.โ€ Audrey Hepburn ๐ŸŒธ

Garden Sign: Free Weeds Pull Your Own โ—

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Here is a planting tip for those that want flowers blooming all year long...

Bulbs bloom firts and in the middle of summer...

early spring...tulips, iris's, daffodils, grapebhyacinths , cacti

late spring/summer...cosmos, marigolds, roses, 4 o'clocks, hollyhocks, sunflowers, IMG_20150920_092753.jpgsunrise 086.jpgetc...

mid/late summer. gladiolas, and early fall Autum's Mist...

Planting tip...use your Iris's and woody stem herns (oregao, Thyme, Rosemary, Tarragon)  Sunflowers, bamboo, Hollyhocks to line walk ways...same with all bulbs. This will guide your visitors the direction you want them to go and stay out of the sensitive areas of your garden/yard. 

When creating sitting areas in your yard....watch the sun patterns before developing the areas.  This will provide areas for watching/enjoying sunrises and sunsets... by doing this you can creat areas specific for certain activities such watch hummingbirds feed.

You can also use plants such as bamboo to line walkways and create sceens that will play off the sun for photography purposes...yard today 008 [640x480].jpgMothers_day_sunrise 066-EFFECTS.jpgthe yard_5_13 005 [640x480].jpgmarket 110.jpgsunrise 105.jpgscorp 010.jpg

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Tip: Plants that bloom all summer long: โ€œpetunia, zinnia, hydrangea, rose of Sharon, marigold, yarrow, purple coneflower, aster, day lily, snapdragon, bee balm, dahlia and canna lily.โ€ (Patterson)  ๐ŸŒฑ

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Tip: Air Purifying House Plants

โ€money bonsai, snake plant, weeping fig, peace lily, heart leaf philodendron, algaonema, spider plant, English ivy and Boston fernโ€ (Silas & Grace)  ๐ŸŒฑ

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I like having a living "green" thing in every room if possible. I have tried the Boston Ferns, but found them to be a bit temperamental. Any suggestions for keeping fern alive? ๐Ÿ™‚ Wish my thumb was greener haha.

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Hi @TheSuzyQ ! Greenery in every room is a wonderful idea! As for the Boston fern, โ€œcheck the soil daily and make sure to give it some water if the soil feels at all dry. Dry soil is one of the number one reasons Boston ferns die. They need a cool place with high humidity and indirect light. You can try lightly misting your fern once or twice a week to help it get the humidity it needs. The leaves will turn yellow if the humidity is not high enough.โ€ (Rhoades) Good luck and happy gardening! ๐ŸŒฑ

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Plant๐ŸŒฑGrow๐ŸŒธBloomโ—

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Well...while I believe "climate change" is another method used to seperate folks from their hard earned cash and make them feel good about enriching someone else....

Never-the-less I do my best to bring accurate information about our food supply and gardening tips.\Gardening With Aladay Mobile Media specializes in 'Limited Space Solutions' when it comes to gardening/farming for food production...stop by the website to see our latest and past projects

 

Here is our Earth Day Production

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TODAY IS EARTH DAY! ๐ŸŒŽ 

 

โ€œThe earth laughs in flowers.โ€ ๐ŸŒธ

Ralph Waldo Emerson

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@DianeC570347 (The Plant Whisperer) - Thank you for the kudos, especially on Earth Day! I was looking back at the โ€œAre You a Gardener?โ€ thread from last year started by @AARPRachelA. I didnโ€™t know it existed, so I started this one about a month ago. Do you still garden on your balcony? Are you still involved with โ€˜Illinois Farm to Schoolโ€™? Please share! ๐ŸŒฑ๐ŸŒธโ—

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This chart shows how often to water some common houseplants.  ๐ŸŒฑ

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Typically, the reason that over watering occurs is that the roots lack oxygen and the growth of anaerobic bacteria.  All of the above plants, except succulents and epiphytic orchids, can be grown hydroponically in an aerated water solution.   If potted, the time between watering depends on the plant, size of the plant relative to the pot, humidity, amount of light and planting media.  If the planting media is sufficiently coarse such that water cannot fill most of the air pockets, it is almost impossible to over water.

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"Kind hearts are the gardens, Kind thoughts are the roots, Kind words are the flowers, Kind deeds are the fruits, Take care of your garden And keep out the weeds, Fill it with sunshine, Kind words, and Kind deeds."  ~Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

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โ€œIf I had a flower for every time I thought of you, I would walk in my garden forever.โ€  Tennyson. ๐ŸŒธ

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Tip: Planting certain vegetables and herbs next to each other helps them grow. 
โ€œcabbage & marigolds, cucumbers & radishes, cucumbers & sunflowers (shade), onions & carrots, herbs & just about anything (I.e. peppermint scares away mice, mosquitoes & ants), lettuce in between rows of carrots & onions (helps to suppress weeds by creating shade) and corn, beans & squash (the 3 sisters)โ€ Sutter  ๐ŸŒฑ

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These are great hints. I think I need to revamp my garden blueprint. I didn't know that about peppermint. I like to plan it out all on graph paper ๐Ÿ™‚ Thanks!

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I also have gardening videos ...check the project page on my website for some of the current and past projects...

 

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here is an article https://aladaymobilemedia.com/companion-planting-pt1/ 

from my website...I also have PDF's available...

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That is interesting. Wonder iof there are any unintended side affects...even though it is an organic compouind I can't help but wonder about the 'chemical' aspect of things... I'll have to ask my contact at US Rioght to KNow and I'll post what I find...

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@aruzinsky Have you tried this?

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@LindaB671 wrote:

@aruzinsky Have you tried this?


If you clicked on the link, you would know.

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Signs for succulents:

Aloe thereโ—
Canโ€™t touch thisโ—(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 canโ€™t be sure. The other one looks like a type of ground cover.

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โ€œRemember your roots.โ€ ๐ŸŒธ

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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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