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Registered: 02-27-1999
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Thu, 11-15-2012 - 7:58pm

I have not been around much because I'm having a great deal of trouble getting here!  What is up for this weekend at YOUR place?

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Registered: 05-29-2012
In reply to: k_roni
Fri, 11-16-2012 - 11:26am

Gardening is pretty much over here for the season in the northeast. DH is still burning leaves, and DD is wishing for snow. Indoor gardening now until spring. Thinking about repotting my African Violets, but can't decide what to mix for the soil. 

Do you still have things growing outside where you are?

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Registered: 01-03-2001
In reply to: thatyank
Sat, 11-17-2012 - 11:53am

With a week or more of night-time temps below freezing, the growing season is over here. Wake up each morning to frost on the grass. The hibiscus and poinsettias in pots were moved into the sunroom once nighttime temps reached below 50... Also brought in my potted eggplant but that didn't work --- the flowers dropped and the two baby eggplants shriveled. DH pulled out my last tomato plants and brough in six or so green tomatoes which ripened on my counter ---we ate the last on Monday! DH has dug and redug and planted and replanted (he's totally reorganizing his lily beds) and mulched and he delcared the garden done for the winter last Thursday!   That's not to say he hasn't still been getting plants and bulbs and tubers and the like in the mail... Wonder what happened to that solemn promise to stop buying "stuff" he made this summer? Wink



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Registered: 02-27-1999
In reply to: k_roni
Sat, 11-17-2012 - 12:01pm

I had a friend who had African violets ALL OVER the place and he only used peat moss for the potting mix.  iVillage sent me African violets when my fiance died, and I think they were in peat moss too.  I still have roses, Rose of Sharon, and a few gardenia blooms, but nothing remarkable.  We had frost this week so they are done now.  I did not get busy with the pansies (winter hardy here) so I'm just waiting for my oak tree to put on a show.  Here's how it looked a few years ago, it is much bigger now! 

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