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Garden Gallery 2014

Posted: 12/04/2014 at 21:45

thanks for the kind words-80 and thunderstorms today-planting tomatoes which is probably insane but fortune favors the bold-the garden look is inspired by the fact that i can never se a plant without wanting it


Garden Gallery 2014

Posted: 10/04/2014 at 17:38

warmest and driest winter ever here in reno nevada-in the eighties today-the garden is weeks ahead of itself-how good all your gardens look


Clematis for a dry bank

Posted: 08/04/2014 at 19:23

clematis tangutica is almost drought proof when established-rampant though so give it space-it will also self seed-yellow pendulous flowers and possibly the best seed heads


Posted: 08/04/2014 at 19:11

good lord how the time does pass-will checkin with this-spring very early after warmest and driest winter-this week in the eighties


Do my grape hyacinths have to go?

Posted: 03/04/2014 at 05:29

muscari will multiply quite beyond reason but if you rip the foliage off as soon as they finish blooming it slows them down considerably-i wouldnt be without them-and they make excellent mulch-the white muscari have good manners and are wonderfully pretty

Welcome to the potting shed

Posted: 28/07/2012 at 20:49

where's july in the garden? or did they shut down the lemonade stand?

June in Your Garden!

Posted: 12/06/2012 at 22:39

wintersong- reno is at 4500 ft. and on the border of a cool damp pacific climate and a very hot dry desert regime-with as happened last week a cold northern flow sneaking in occasionally-as you can imagine the weather is sometimes changeable. the inch of snow did no damage but left all the greens incredibly vibrant-also it's wonderful to watch the snow falling on the garden in bloom-a lovely disconnect. today the temp is 33C. by friday possibly 35C.{is that 100 F.}? how very entertaining this gardening is.

June in Your Garden!

Posted: 10/06/2012 at 21:15

horrendously windy here but other than the eremurus no damage-the snow we had on tuesday morning took out the ipomoeia-a last storm in the first week of june seems to have become a reno tradition. how beautiful our gardens are.


June in Your Garden!

Posted: 05/06/2012 at 22:42


June in Your Garden!

Posted: 05/06/2012 at 22:32


Discussions started by david spikes

just curious

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searching for seeds

stuff i want 
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Talkback: Dieback on Leyland cypress hedges

it looks like improper trimming or it could be spider mites if they are the soft evergreen curse in the uk that thet are in nev. 
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Last Post: 08/05/2012 at 10:26


all through the year 
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