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    have been so busy out there in it and with the new puppy that I missed this thread. I to hate slugs but feel sad for the snails. For some reason they are more likable. Regardless, I have an ongoing with them ALL, including the cucumber beetles and the gross ear wigs( I dont even like to touch them to kill them) I go out in the morning and check my snail traps ( upside down pots) gab them up and head over to the chicken coop. They love em! And I do not feel as bad as smashing them. I also use beer traps for the slugs. Here is a pic of the hoop house this year and one of the garden from a year or two ago. I haven't taking any this year yet. I should it's now almost all planted...-spring20012-1-jpg-garden-jpg
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    my husband is dutch, so we have a great big flower garden. it is less manicured, more of an 'english garden', which i love. we have many lilies, which is a challenge bc of those evil japanese beetles who chomp up the lilies. we have started cutting things down from winter (late spring this year), and we have mostly perennials so the maintenance is mostly deadheading and killing beetles.
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    My goodness! I haven't visited this thread in a while and WOW - I am impressed with the caliber of gardeners we have around here.

    @mendomama - I jerry-rigged a mini hoop house this year, simply because it's been so cold and wet. I'll get a picture of it soon and post. It's not HUGE and awesome like yours though!

    @MamaAndi - as promised, a recent trip to HD; Bea's favorite shopping experience - captured on film for you.

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    HA! Love it That was a much needed smile today!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vicaroo1000 View Post
    My goodness! I haven't visited this thread in a while and WOW - I am impressed with the caliber of gardeners we have around here.

    @mendomama - I jerry-rigged a mini hoop house this year, simply because it's been so cold and wet. I'll get a picture of it soon and post. It's not HUGE and awesome like yours though!

    @MamaAndi - as promised, a recent trip to HD; Bea's favorite shopping experience - captured on film for you.


    -bea-loves-home-depot-jpg

    Lari tried loading HRH onto a cart at Lowes once.... almost got ugly.. LOL

    I have plans for a PVC pipe greenhouse if anyone wants to build one. I keep saying Im going to do it but of course never have.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BruceP View Post
    Lari tried loading HRH onto a cart at Lowes once.... almost got ugly.. LOL

    I have plans for a PVC pipe greenhouse if anyone wants to build one. I keep saying Im going to do it but of course never have.
    HRH is a character, isn't she? Bea started going when she was just a puppy; otherwise, there'd be no way I'd get her in that cart now without an "incident". I've yet to try to put her into the new yellow garden cart. She's already suspicious of the thing......

    There's a house in my neighborhood that has a real GLASS green house, about the size of a garden shed, attached to the garage. It sits; empty. I know you're not supposed to covet they neighbor's greenhouse but wow....what I could do with one of THOSE. I'd have to take out the raised beds to have one at my house --- no room.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vicaroo1000 View Post
    HRH is a character, isn't she? Bea started going when she was just a puppy; otherwise, there'd be no way I'd get her in that cart now without an "incident". I've yet to try to put her into the new yellow garden cart. She's already suspicious of the thing......

    There's a house in my neighborhood that has a real GLASS green house, about the size of a garden shed, attached to the garage. It sits; empty. I know you're not supposed to covet they neighbor's greenhouse but wow....what I could do with one of THOSE. I'd have to take out the raised beds to have one at my house --- no room.
    Wouldn't hurt to knock in their door and ask if they wanted to get rid of it We have the same problem... no room. We have a small city lot, 40' by whatever so every inch counts. Lari would love to have a greenhouse but it would have to go where there garden shed is.. lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by ollieivy View Post
    my husband is dutch, so we have a great big flower garden. it is less manicured, more of an 'english garden', which i love. we have many lilies, which is a challenge bc of those evil japanese beetles who chomp up the lilies. we have started cutting things down from winter (late spring this year), and we have mostly perennials so the maintenance is mostly deadheading and killing beetles.
    Don't forget Slug/Snail Patrol! You have those right? And you need to post some pics in this thread!

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    Wouldn't hurt to knock in their door and ask if they wanted to get rid of it We have the same problem... no room. We have a small city lot, 40' by whatever so every inch counts. Lari would love to have a greenhouse but it would have to go where there garden shed is.. lol
    Well Bruce, there is room in the "Dog's Yard" --- but Bea and Bo forbid it. I have two very sturdy rose bushes out there that Bo is trying to eat to the ground. Here's last summer's crop and Bo sunning it up poolside.....

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    BTW: I put in my tall cutting garden annuals yesterday (cosmos, snapdragons) and my dahlias too. My garden this year is gonna blow this thread's doors off. I'm pumped.

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    @Vicaroo1000....where was that pic when the springtime bully pic contest was going on?!

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    Oh...and I'm jealous of the snapdragons by the way! I can't find them anywhere around here?!

    Better keep those slugs away

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    Ooooh, I am loving everyones' garden pictures! And @Vicaroo1000 - LOVE that picture of Bea in her Home Depot cart!

    We have asparagus that is growing like the weed it is and our strawberry patch is getting fruit and finally some lettuce is sprouting. But I have been struggling a bit with adjusting to the weather here and it has been a little inconsistent lately. But finally got tiny plants popping up a week ago!






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    Here's my little seedling garden (this is about half of it)...soon i will need to put it in the ground though! Most of it anyway. I am having mint issues, it hasn't started yet.



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