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Well I finally have some blooms to report! My chives that I am not using to eat have bloomed pretty purple flowers!

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opps in Lindsay too

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yes we want some to in canada

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Okay Granni - send some of that warm weather in the tri-cities over to the west side of the mountains - it was only 55 here today, we have only been having teasers of warmer weather. Everything is slow about coming out this year.

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Lots of blooming flowers in my backyard right now!
I have Wild Columbine, Iris, Peony, Poppies, Snapdragons, and Roses.

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THE CHERRY TREES HAVE JUST FINISHED BLOOMING I HAVE STRAWBERRIES AND RASPBERRIES IN FULL BLOOM AND HAVE A GRAPE WITH SEVERAL BABY CLUSTERS STARTING!!!

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Thanks momingarden for starting this blog!

I'm going to try growing some herbs and veggies in containers on my deck this year, per the good ideas suggested here.

I live in Illinois and it hasn't gotten that warm yet, so my only plants blooming in April were the hyacinths, daffodills, tulips, and bleeding hearts.

This weekend I was busy working in my garden both days and planted two rosebushes, 2 astilbe, 2 clematis, lily of the valley, columbine, and salvia. I'm gradually switching from annuals to long-blooming perennials so hopefully in future years I'll spend less time planting and more time enjoying the flowers!

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My next project is a rain garden to catch and filter the runoff from the road and neighbors yard. Our yard floods as well - so I might as well do something to help the situation, since the runoff from our yard feeds a salmon stream.

We went to the nursery today and I found 12 plants and some more bulbs that I couldn't go home without. I think I am turning hubby into a gardener! How cool is that - he finds some awesome plants.

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It is funny how we all have our yard problems. Mine is all most the opposite of yours CraftyC.
Our yard is on a gentle slope, not enough to bank it up or anything, but enough to wash when it rains hard.
We lost some grass last year and planned to replant this spring but haven't been able to get it done.
Now the rain is washing mud down our yard!! grrrrr

Guess we are never happy!! LOL


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I'm in too deep right now, too... deep water, that is. No, not a flood like a river overflowing, but 3+ inches of rain gives me 5" or 6" standing water in parts of the yard. I'm supposed to get the lawnmower back from repair tomorrow - but won't be able to get it to the garden shed for storing it for a few days at least. Might as well wait to pick it up! And in the meantime the yard will REALLY need cut again.
I'm trying to get some more things planted - glad I put my tomatoes in buckets again instead of in the ground. They do have a large hole in the bottom of the bucket so the roots will be able to grow down and thru as the season progresses - and the ground isn't saturated. I've got to drill a few more holes in more buckets, tho, to get the rest of my starts planted! Sounds like a project for tomorrow.

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I am staying far away from any place that sells plants or flowers. I am almost in too deep now. emoticon

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Mother's Day is next weekend and my husband takes me to three or four nursery's just to see what's new - of course I end up getting plants. I think it's his way of getting out having to remember to take the kids shopping. But I am not complaining it is a fun family day for us.

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sounds like me too. you are going to be busy for awhile. have fun and enjoy it all, just think some of it you will be eating later in salads.

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Ha ha... You sound like me!
A nursery is just like a candy store for me!!!!
Just relax and have fun with all of your plants!
They are non fattening!!!!
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I caved. I went to my favorite nursery today. Oh my. I now have zucchini and cucumbers to plant, another bell pepper, a very pretty purple and green basil, Greek oregano, chamomile, and then the flowers- cosmos, three kinds of marigolds, osteospermum,and my favorite- American Classic lily. Did I mention that I have a very small yard? I'm potting the herbs and am plotting where to stick the flowers. The marigolds will more than likely go in with my tomatoes. Sigh, I even put back the Stevia and Kentucky mint.

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hi, i think i,m going to grow my spinach in a big pot on the deck this year. just to try it.

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I grow my lettuce and spinach in containers on my deck for easy kitchen access and it makes it harder for the slugs to find these yummy delights.
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MS.ELENI I can't garden much either because of physical disability problems so I'm doing container some gardening experiments as well.

I too have tried planting Romaine in a container.
Who knows, it might work out.
We'll have to compare notes later on. emoticon
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Ms.Eleni, I love container gardening!!
I mainly plant flowers in all kinds of flower pots.
You should be able to plant just about anything in a container.
The main thing to remember is give them plenty of water and fertilizer!!
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Wanted to go to Home Depot to see what else I can grow in a containr. I wanted to try Romaine lettuce,asparagus and maybe onions.Those all sound easy. This team has created a monster. emoticon
But knee is hurting and I am very tired today so I am taking it easy.Maybe before we get groceries tomorrow We can go there.
My 3 tomato plants ,1 pepper 1 lemon cucumber are all looking good.

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My onions have started growing, the rhubarb and chives are now coming, too. Peas, beets have poked through too. Bought some red cabbage to plant today, am looking for savoy cabbage, so far none found. Might soon be too late for that. Waiting til after the 15th to plant most things. Zone 4 - 5 Rochester, MN.

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I am enjoying the blooms on my Azaleas and Dogwoods, the Bleeding Hearts and Columbine(which thankfully survived last summers drought) and the Violets (God's handiwork,not mine.) My Roses are beginning to bloom, as are my Gerbera Daisy and Clematis.

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Too early for the things I have to bloom. Maybe I can share in another few weeks. It's great to hear about everyone else's blooms though. emoticon

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I'm loving the rain! The last of the tulips are done, but I have dianthus blooming beautifully along with violas, pansies, columbine, weigellia,and bleeding hearts. I have two baskets of petunias and all my perennials are coming up- a bit of everything. I can't belive how full the mums are getting! For veggies I have tomatoes, peppers and onions so far, along with assorted herbs, plus raspberries, blackberries, blueberries and grapes. I ordered strawberries, a peony, and am going to plant some giant daliah bulbs this weekend. I also have sunflowers, zinnias, and marigolds coming up from seeds dropped last year.

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Wow! What an amazing bunch of gardeners we have on this great Team !!!!
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It's still a little to early here in the Puget Sound region of Washington State (zone 8) to get the veggies in the ground, but I have started the seedlings.

On the other hand I have my flower beds are pretty much in order and things are starting to poke out of the ground and some are actually in bloom. Here is what I have in my flower beds (I have three a full sun, a part sun/woodland, and a full shade)

-Hellebores (Prince Ivory, Tutu, Janet Sterns, and Josef Lemper) have been in bloom since January.
-Bleeding hearts are in bloom
-Columbine is budding, should be blooming in another week
-Astilbe (color flash) is leafing out wonderfully
-Azalea (called Klondyke orange-yellow flowers) is starting to leaf out, loaded with flower buds.
-Rhodedeuim is doing wonderfully and loaded with flower buds
-Ferns are popping all their fronds up out of the ground in a few weeks they should be really gracefully swaying in the breeze
- Two hardy Fuchsia bushes (Ricartonii and Blue Troll) they are making a wonderful comeback, I was a little concerned with the weird winter we had.
- I have a hanging basket with Fuchsias that I over-wintered in the garage, lost about half of those but replaced the ones that died and replanted the entire basket, it is still to early to hang it outside through the night, but come Mother’s day the can be outside 24/7
- Dahlias (Honka Red, Fashion Monger, Procyon, and Thomas A. Edison) are in the ground (moved them this year otherwise I would have never pulled them).
-Asiatic lilies are budding out, the squirrels are finding them yummy to munch on, and so a battle has ensued. I put castor oil pellets out around the lilies – it seems to be working.
-Verbascum Jackie (which is a hybrid Mullin) is coming on strong.
- Just put some Chocolate Cosmos tubers in the ground – really looking forward to them blooming.
- Dwarf Spirea (magic carpet) is budding out with gorgeous bronze & yellow leaves, later in the year it will have pink flowers.
- Golden sedge is currently in bloom
-Phygeluis (coral Princess) is slowly recovering from the winter frost.
-Loosestrife (Beaujolais) is doing nicely.
-Torch Lilies are recovering nicely – they died back completely this winter, which they normally don’t do.
- Actaea simplex Hillside Black Beauty (Black Cohosh) is leafing out in the wonderful purple-black color.
- Mondo grass is spreading nicely and budding out
- Foxglove
- Clematis (Gipsy Queen, Multi-blue, and Arabella) all are climbing and starting to bud.
- Fox red Curly Sedge looks wonderful – love the texture
-Griffith’s Spurge is budding out, lovely orange green leaves and stems – the flowers are orange.
- Lobelia (Queen Victoria) is starting to break ground
- Mexican evening primrose is on the rampage (if I had known what a rampant spreader this was I might have thought twice about planting it)
- Dianthus (sweet Williams) I grow these from seed and they reseed themselves, some are already in bloom.
-Crocosmia (Lucifer, George Davidson) are starting to break ground
-Wallflowers (Apricot Twist and Bowles Mauve) they are leafing out.
-Gaura (White Fountain and Pink Fountain) they are breaking ground and leafing
-Primroses are in bloom – they returned from last years planting
- Winter violas are still in bloom and going strong
- Cyclamen are still in bloom
- Pink Phlox is in bloom
-Lysimachia (Golden Globes) is starting to bud out
- Rose bushes are starting to bud out and appear to really like their new location.
- I have some New Zealand Brass buttons and some Verdigris Brass buttons that are doing nicely.
- Still waiting for the Black Knight Canna and the Calla Lilies to make an appearance.
- the zinnias and mums are leafing out – this is their third year, never realized how persistent they are after the spring blossoms I will cut them back and then I will get fall blossoms as well.

I think that is mostly what I have at the moment in my front flower beds, for now.

Oh I forgot to mention the sedums, I have hen and chicks and I can't think of the name of the other one, but they are doing extremely well too. The daffidals are past but the tulips are starting to bud (they are left overs from the previous owner - they divide so readily here, I am always giving them away. Now why they planted the tulips in the shade is beyond me)

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Hi Team...
I have some pictures in my blog I posted this week of what I have blooming in my yard right now.
I have Blue Flax, a Kansas wildflower that comes up here and there in my yard. It is a beautiful blue.
I have a lilac bush blooming that is a double lilac flower.
Also my Creeping Phlox is blooming.
Even though it has been raining a lot I have managed to plant in my containers and raised beds.
This week I planted 83 bedding plants. Think I am about done....

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I live in zone 5. I have 5 varieties of tomatoes planted as well as corn, green beans, lettuce, and squash. As far as flowers go I have several rose bushes(climbing) a honeysuckle bush, 2 butterfly bushes, several clematis', iris's, two azalea bush's, day lily's, elephant ears in the shady area's, a spirea and lots of hosta's and ferns. The hyacinth's and tulips are mostly done here in this area. We have had an over abundance of rain lately so I am concerned about the drainage of all my plants. There is more coming all weekend. It sure greened everything up though. emoticon emoticon
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Okay, now I feel completely silly. I thought I was responding to another message. Obviously, what I just posted is what is growing in my garden (veggies).

I have many flower beds. I'll respond later, as I've run out of time. Silly me!

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I have:
Heirloom tomatoes--several varities (my first try)
red potatoes
peas
carrots
beets
rhubarb
cucumbers
garlic
pomegrantes
strawberries
mint
dill
basil
and pie pumpkins

I am in zone 8b, and so am able to grow a winter garden as well. I grew:
spinach
3 kinds of lettuce
collards
brussels sprouts
cauliflower
broccoli and
garlic

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I HAVE LETTUCE ,SPINACH AND GREEN ONIONS ABOUT READY TO USE. IT IS STILL TOO WET TO TILL GARDEN I HOPE IT DRIES OUT SOON. IT IS RAINING TODAY. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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Here in NH the growing season is still very early. We won't be into frost-free days for a few more weeks. Outside I planted carrots, lettuce, onions & brocolli from seed. They are seedlings now & I've got some volunteer sunflower seedlings too thanks to the birds. Last week we experienced 3-4 90 degree days (extremely unseasonal), so I planted up my annual pots to decorate the front porch. These are mostly petunias, sweet potato vine, flax & snapdragon. Hopefully they'll be ok as the weather cools back down. In the back I also planted up some deck boxes with marigold, alyssum & another plant I am forgetting the name of. My dill came back from last year pretty strong. Inside the house I've got bok choy, lemon thyme & tomato waiting to go out.

In the ground there's not much blooming. The daffodils are still going strong & everything else is just starting to show green. The daylilies are about 6 inches tall. The pussy willow is struggling thanks to last winter's ice storm. The vinca is blooming & seems to have spread well this year.

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Most of the early blooms are gone- tulips, daffodils and forsythia. But the iris' and strawberries are plentiful.

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hi you all, i got tulips out and the golden forsythia is out in full force. i also got green onions coming up from last year. got out and cleaned up some of our bushes for this year.and of course it,s great seeing the grass so green after all that rain.

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I may have to have a pot for some lettuce.Can romaine lettuce be grown in a pot??

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So far the only thing we've planted is grass seed. It has come up nicely...in the front yard. The backyard is having issues. I think we'll just have to put more down.

We haven't gotten anything planted in the veggie garden yet. We had a MAJOR weed problem, and had to get that under control. We will hopefully get things planted soon. (Not sure when due to weather)
I guess my parents have an apple tree for me. I just need to figure out where to put it. They bought it for my birthday (which isn't for a while) but I think it's more for my husband. He eats apples ALL the time. (2-3 a day) I eat maybe 2 or 3 a month.
I am REALLY anxious to get things going!

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Here in Edmonton, Alberta, we still have bits of snow here and there in shady spots..LOL The only things coming up in my garden are a few stray blades of quackgrass, a dandelion or two....ohhhhhhh..wait! I do have a few very VERY brave tulips who have managed to poke their little green heads out a few inches, and there's signs of new shoots aroundt he bottom of the Michaelmas daisies. Other than that, all is in hiding for now. Even for us, this is a LATE spring!!

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What a great idea Sue to have your salads right outside your back door! I may want to try that too.

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Hi from rainy Illinois. All the spring bulbs are currently blooming here along with some of the flowering trees.

However, it has been so cool and rainy that I haven't even been able to prepare the ground for my veggie garden. I do have seedlings of peppers, beets, zuchini, cucumbers, beans and cabbage growing, but they are not in the ground yet. I did plant all my pots on the patio with lettuce, spinach, arugula and swiss chard earlier this month and they are all coming up. I decided to pot salad ingredients this year instead of annuals. They are right outside my back door and I can hopefully just grab them as I need them. Lots of upcoming gardening shows in the area in May. I can't wait.



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This is my first year ever with my own garden...I was let go at work and decided that I had the time...let's throw some seeds in the ground and see what happens!! All in good fun, and not take it too serious since its the first year, what we get is what we get!

Son and I planted corn, Beans, cucumbers, tomatoes, watermelon, pumpkin, onion, basil, cilantro, peppers while daughter was napping one day... looks like everthing is starting to come through the ground...some rows are looking better than others...but still fun to see the changes everyday as daughter and I water our patch...my husband even walked out to the garden to see what was going on!!!!

Though, I have been seeing A LOT of spiders running over the rows when we water...I know there will be critters, but it just seems like A LOT of spiders!!!

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I planted tomatoes, radishes, beans, and cantaloupe about two weeks ago. So far the tomatoes and radishes are doing well. Have not seen anything from the beans or cantaloupe but the season is young, so I'm still hoping.

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Hi Veggies & Blooms Team Members!
The only thing that is "blooming" right now is our Tomato plants. emoticon There are baby green tomatoes growing on some of the plants too.

I planted Butterfly-Hummingbird Wildflower seeds, Cosmos, Sweet Peas, Gladiolas, Dahlias, Begonias and those are growing nicely but are still too immature for blooms.

We have also experimented with vegetable container gardening (since I cannot physically garden in the ground). The strong winds nearly killed all of the seedlings that I had started indoors. Those that have been planted outside are doing better but are still small: Summer Squash, "Satellite" Squash, Golden Zucchini, Cantaloupe, Pumpkin, Watermelons (2 varieties), Radishes, Bush Beans, Cucumbers, Poblano Peppers, and Sweet Basil.

The Carrots that were germinating so well and already had their fluffy secondary leaves all got eaten by a "very hungry caterpillar."
emoticon At first we didn't know what was making the Carrots disappear at night and then Phil went looking with a flashlight and found a dark-colored worm with an orange belly.

We really don't want to use pesticides in our vegetable garden. DOES ANYONE KNOW WHAT TYPE OF WORM THIS WAS - - AND WHAT WE CAN DO ABOUT IT?

Other than that, I have a beautiful Phaelenopsis Orchid plant growing indoors on our kitchen table. Winter blooming time is past now but the plant's leaves are looking robust and deep green with the promise of more gorgeous blooms this next Winter.

I will post pictures when we get something worth photographing.

Good luck to every Team Member. Most of you are Masters in the art of gardening and have so much valuable experience to share. It's a pleasure to read everyone's blog posts and look at your beautiful pictures!

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lilacs are on my bush for the first time! and i've seen 4 of the five peony bushes are up...spinach and lettuce and radishes.....

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Rose bushes are starting to bloom, Hostas & Japanese Fern are both coming up, Tomatoes are blooming and peppers trying too, I have some sweet smelling bushes that are in full bloom(not for sure what they are)

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Here in AR, the spring flowers are gone. I've got iris, roses, clematis, dianthus and phlox blooming. Check out my April flowers photo collages in the photo section!

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My daffodils and tulips are beautiful right now. My hostas and ferns are coming up all over, as well as my Virginia bluebells. Are winter was awful so I haven't started any annuals or vegetables as yet. We had frost not the long ago here in Michigan.

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I was hoping we could all share some of what we have blooming in our gardens for the month of April.
Please share what you have planted and what is blooming. Any 'secrets' or ideas on planting would be appreciated. Once again I want to express how much I enjoy hearing from you all. Everyone on our team is so very talented.

Hope to hear from you!

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