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Bedford Ramblings
Steve Mills

Back in the garden,great source for information

Posted Thursday, June 24, 2010, at 5:33 PM
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  • those flowers are so awesome looking. Wow.. is that chickory and daisies??

    -- Posted by 4fabfelines on Fri, Jun 25, 2010, at 4:45 PM
  • Thanks. The blues are actually carnations. I may have to rework the garden next year because our native grasses (nice way of saying weeds) are just about taking over again.

    -- Posted by stevemills on Fri, Jun 25, 2010, at 7:07 PM
  • I wish I had a chickory patch that healthy. In fact, I may look for some. That's a great idea. Thanks.

    -- Posted by stevemills on Fri, Jun 25, 2010, at 7:08 PM
  • Hey espoontoon I tried to find out more about "Queen of the Night" and came up with a cactus (which I don't think is what you were describing)and this http://www.flowerpictures.net/flower_database/rq_flowers/queenofthe_night.html

    Could this be the one?

    -- Posted by stevemills on Fri, Jun 25, 2010, at 7:15 PM
  • I was about to answer some questions from our meeting about webs on plum trees and grape issues when I realized that this member does not have a computer. All the rest of us might not have a clue what I was rambling on about so.... until the meeting next FRIDAY, July 2nd.

    -- Posted by stevemills on Fri, Jun 25, 2010, at 7:22 PM
  • Steve, There is more than one 'Queen of the Night', but I wasn't about to give Jere a 'Lady of the Night' plant, haha...

    http://toptropicals.com/catalog/uid/cestrum_nocturnum.htm

    It's a cestrum nocturnum..

    a little like my large Jasmine Tobacco (which I have extra to give away if anyone wants some) except a LOT more fragrant...

    -- Posted by espoontoon on Sat, Jun 26, 2010, at 4:49 AM
  • Thanks. For some reason I was not finding that one.

    Hmmmm, Lady of the Night plant. Is it legal? Nah, better forget it. Deb would not appreciate me having one of those either.;-)

    I would be up for the Jasmine Tobacco though.

    My new Stevia plant went through extreme re-potting last night so I should determine how tough it is. You might guess what happened.

    I watered my garden for the first time this year. Storms all around us but not a drop on our hills. The goldfish were getting their crutches out, so I thought the plants that were not direct seeded might use some help.

    I have finally determined that the volunteer squash plant that is taking over the bottom garden is a butternut. I am happy with that so now we will see how well it actually produces. I have to keep rescuing a tomato plant that is near it, but other than that it can run wild.

    -- Posted by stevemills on Sat, Jun 26, 2010, at 10:46 AM
  • Whoa, this is going to be a squash year! The volunteer has actually produced its' first edible butternut and many others are forming. The jungle of intertwined vines will make it an "Easter Egg Hunt" every time I go looking.

    I have some Red Eye Winter squash forming that look like yellow pool balls (I never got any of your pool ball squash espoontoon, so it is not them)) I took some pictures and will post them in upcoming posts. The butternuts are coming on strong as well as the Asian varieties.

    I thought sure they would be a target for Squash bugs and Borers but so far everyone is healthy.

    -- Posted by stevemills on Sun, Jun 27, 2010, at 1:17 PM
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