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Steve Mills

Garden Gleanings - Garden meeting, insects, plant spray and...

Posted Wednesday, June 4, 2008, at 4:31 PM
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  • Steve, I just gotta see that washing machine. Got any pics, or do you allow any tourists? LOL! You're welcome to come see my itty bitty plot, and I welcome any ideas/feedback on what I could do better.

    Also, would you be able to spare any ladybug larvae? I've only seen 2 beetles, and they just can't keep up with 20 tomato plants.

    Thanks!

    -- Posted by craftin_mom on Wed, Jun 4, 2008, at 5:40 PM
  • I think we have a picture of the washing machine before and now. I need to dig a little and I will post it.

    In years past,we had ladybugs coming out our ears and house. In the fall, we literally vacuumed them with a hand-vac and released them outside several time a week. Since we are on a hill and our house is made of natural timber, I think they thought they were coming home.

    BUT, the past two years, we hardly noticed them around. We don't spray with anything toxic so I don't know what happened. Maybe they consumed all their food and moved on, but their food is back.

    Bottom line is I don't have any extra. I am trying to baby the ones I have and avoid trying to kill all the aphids.

    -- Posted by stevemills on Wed, Jun 4, 2008, at 9:51 PM
  • I'll probably be a little late this Friday. I am going to stop by my house to pick up some plants to bring to the meeting.

    I'll be bringing some Hollyhocks, Marigolds (giant variety), dill, and some surprise plants.

    They are only surprise plants because I forgot the name of them. Astule maybe? Something like that, but they are beautiful.

    I have a couple of giant tomato plants left if anyone wants them. Let me know.

    With all this heat lately, I hope the above mentioned plants don't die!

    See ya!

    -- Posted by espoontoon on Thu, Jun 5, 2008, at 5:38 AM
  • I am getting my shopping list ready. They sound great!!

    -- Posted by stevemills on Thu, Jun 5, 2008, at 10:37 AM
  • It is amazing how much philosophizing and problem solving I can get done in the garden. I am not one who listens to stuff while I am working, instead I am listening to my mind. Yikes!

    I have no doubt that my gardens will never make Southern Living or Homes & Garden magazines, but you know what? My garden is the best garden, for me. Isn't yours?

    We may get ideas from garden tours, but when I get home, it is me and my garden. Those little volunteer vincas that are growing between rocks are great to watch grow. That little cedar tree lodged in the crack of my steps may never be able to grow full size, but I am actually watering it to see if it will become an outside bonzai. If so, it will be MY bonzai.

    -- Posted by stevemills on Thu, Jun 5, 2008, at 5:28 PM
  • Oh, by the way, I will have my laptop and projector with me again tomorrow night and will have internet access, so maybe we will peruse a few internet sites. Bring some paper and a pen in case you want to jot down some web addresses.

    -- Posted by stevemills on Thu, Jun 5, 2008, at 5:31 PM
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