Being Busy

Crazy_Gardener(Z2b AB Canada)May 28, 2009


BEING BUSY SDB Iris - blooming today.

Pretty well sums it up what I've been up to lately, hope everyone is enjoying the weather, just wish it would rain in my neck of the woods.

Sharon

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marciaz3 Tropical 3 Northwestern Ontario

Beautiful! I thought it meant you were "being busy"! LOL Want some of the rain from here? We've had enough! :) Of course, that means you'll have to take the cold temperatures with it....

    Bookmark   May 28, 2009 at 8:06AM
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marricgardens

Sharon - that's a beautiful iris. Both mine are flowering but the flowers were affected by the late frosts we had. Marciaz3 - we're getting the rain to but the temps are still around 20C.
Maybe I'll go to the nursery and buy some plants since I can't do anything outside. Marg

    Bookmark   May 28, 2009 at 8:55AM
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Crazy_Gardener(Z2b AB Canada)

Oh I'm busy Marcia ;) At least I got all the trees that I ordered planted. Only thing now is that I have to lug around this 200' waterhose to water them! Bad year to plant trees!

I will take the cold temps if that's what it takes to get some moisture around here. Due to extreme dry weather conditions we have a fire burning ban right now ;(

Sharon

    Bookmark   May 28, 2009 at 11:55AM
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marciaz3 Tropical 3 Northwestern Ontario

Do you have a pond anywhere on the acreage, Sharon? Can you dig one? We use our ponds for watering. I was just thinking it might shorten your hose-hauling!

    Bookmark   May 28, 2009 at 12:45PM
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northspruce(z3a MB CDA)

OMG I can't believe you have blooms already - my tulips have just started. We are at least a month behind here due to the freezing cold spring. Plenty of rain though, you can take some of ours.

    Bookmark   May 28, 2009 at 8:38PM
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savona(z2bBCCanada)

It is lovely.I was pretty excited when roaming the garden today with one of my daughters in law I seen buds on 2 clumps of iris. This deserved a happy face and happy dance combined. I have no idea what these iris are, sierra gifted me with them and I believe they were from a garden she was working on and they didnt come with a name...Jean

    Bookmark   May 28, 2009 at 11:28PM
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valleyrimgirl(2b)

Sharon, I have a suggestion for you...you should buy yourself a mini watertank. We have one that (when empty) I can lift into a trailer. After I put as much water in it as I need, I use the quad to pull the trailer up and down the rows I need to water. I transplanted 2 new 75' rows of Maxim strawberries and another row of raspberries this spring and have used this little watertank when watering each time. Can't imagine trying to water by the pail full. I would be there all day. I am sure that your 200' long garden hose can be quite heavy and frustrating to move around to water with.

BTW, cute iris!!

Brenda

    Bookmark   May 29, 2009 at 8:35AM
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Crazy_Gardener(Z2b AB Canada)

I have lots of shorter type Irises blooming right now, my tulips too are putting on their show.

Its not so bad, I figured out a good way to move the hose around, when I'm driving the lawn tractor I wrap the hose around my waist and the tractor pulls it ;)

Each Spruce/Scots got a good drink yesterday, they should be good for a week and by then hopefully we will get some decent rain. Last spring I never had to water any of my new tree seedlings, we were blessed.

Sharon

    Bookmark   May 29, 2009 at 11:15AM
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