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BKP4166
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3/23/09 8:29 P

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We often don't get things planted outside until it is
later in the year...often late May...early June...it's too wet to work the soil and the possibility of freezing weather makes it difficult to plant most crops.

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3/22/09 11:40 P

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My dafidols are all open and pretty now!

My name is Teresa.
I live in Oregon


When God seems far away, call on Psalm 139


"Do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from God? You are not your own" 1 Cor. 6:19



Their destiny is destruction, their god is their stomach, and their glory is in their shame. Their mind is on earthly things. Phil 3:19


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put a knife to your throat if you are given to gluttony.


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3/22/09 3:55 P

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Heading to church this morning our "thunder shower" we were waiting for turned into a hail storm, highway 20 was white in a few places it was coming down so hard.

You know, we all have really good days & really bad days. When you smush them all together IT'S ALL GOOD.

The pain passes but the beauty remains.


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DEBBIEANNE1124
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3/22/09 3:43 P

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It's not very warm here in oregon City and it's been raining rpetty ehavily. I ahve to be out on the river for practice in thsi weather.

Hope you all have a happy Sunday.



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CASAGRANDMA
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3/22/09 3:16 P

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Still raining and sneaking in a frost or two here in Lyons. No planting or rototilling as too wet and risky yet. But soon. Flowers are budding but slow to bloom for same reasons as above. About a month behind this year due to cooler temps, snow, hail, and such. Trying for the gardening soul, but will survive. emoticon Am jealous of you who have it warmer and safer. Lucky souls. Enjoy.



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3/22/09 10:55 A

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We planted a fall crop this year for the first time (I love Oregon weather! I grew up in Idaho and you could never do that there!) The peas have flowered and one of my set of onions are just about ready to be dug completely out. Our swiss chard is beginning to come up and our last set of onions are getting bigger. I have not seen my rhubarb yetemoticon, but hoping that is still is in the works. My husband just bought our seed potatoes to plant.

For all of those who are in apartments: before we moved here and made our raised beds, we did a little bit of container gardening. I had an herb pot with aobut 8 different kinds of herbs (I still use it even here!) and we even bought a blueberry bush in a big 10 gallon container (we did not repot) that started producing quite a few blueberries until one summer when we didn't get around to watering itemoticonemoticon

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3/21/09 11:26 P

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I am plant challenged. It's still early, I haven't killed any plants yet...give me time. My strawberries kind of fix themselves... I haven't had much luck with other plants. We'll see what made it through the winter. I usually have to re-plant my windowbox because I don't know what kinds of plants will survive when I forget about them...don't water them, etc. I just don't think about it until they turn that pretty brown color...
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3/21/09 5:44 P

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Thanks...I too am in an Apartment--with a very small patio; but big enough for about 5 large pots...Good sun. Like I said, I am on a very limited budget; so I don't know how much I can do. I have no window sill...the only place I could do something indoors is on my dining table. It is near a sliding glass door--and I don't use the table for eating--I live alone. I am not sure if I will do that.

Thanks for the feedback

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3/21/09 4:30 P

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Well, I saved egg cartons. (the kinds that are kind of cardboardish) I ahve a patio that is 5 feet wide and 50 feet long. I am not planning ons tayng in this place past September so it's staying scarce. I also paid Portland Nursery a visit 2 weeks ago and got some seeds and a started tray that has 3 parts to it a water catching tray, large tray with squares and a plastic dome. But I never was able to find the sprout seeds I am searching for for indoor gardening. I am growing basil, catnip and wheat grass Just to try it. I want alfalfa sprout seeds, radish and brocoli sprouts and sunflower sprouts which I would grow continuously indoors and cut and make a salad with. I have also smaller plastic pots for real radish seeds, brocoli and tomatoes. If youc ana fford the soil and seeds I'd suggest starting in egg cartons and or paper cups and when you can afford it buy larger pots and gently transplant them. I am in an APARTMENT. I want a house so bad. So I ahve to do with what I can. I hope I was of help to you.

Sprout growing indoors is supposed to be very healthy for you. I ahve mine in windowsills.



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OREGONGRANDMA
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3/21/09 2:52 P

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Debbie: I would be very interested in doing a patio garden w/veggies and some flowers. I have room for several large pots. But low budget. Please tell me how you are getting yourself prepared.

I am thinking that maybe at the end of the growing season would be a good time to start getting the large pots at a better cost. While it may be too late for me this season, I am thinking ahead to next.



“If ever there is tomorrow when we're not together.. there is something you must always remember. you are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think. but the most important thing is, even if we're apart.. i'll always be with you.” - Winnie the Pooh


DEBBIEANNE1124
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3/21/09 2:20 P

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I am planting a Patio garden today. I've been stocking up on Pots, large bags of soil, seeds and bulbs. Still too cool to ahve the doors and windows open.



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OREGONGRANDMA
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3/21/09 1:51 P

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Good Morning...Spring has come to Eugene/Springfield areas of Oregon; but it is still raining. I guess we forget that it does rain in Springtime, too. We actually need the spring rains to keep us beautiful through the summer.
When I look around our area, I see beautiful pink and white flowers on the trees -- beautiful site for an artist. Also, daffodils and crocus and other seasonal flowers are showing their heads...pansies are enjoying their return. And, the birds are back.

This is also the time when we will be seeing some awesome rainbows.

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3/21/09 11:57 A

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Just mowing grass and pulling weeds. The garden plot just turns to clay balls that never break up if you till it up to soon around here. The curse of the mid-valley river bottom clay that seems to be all around us here. Great for growing grass seed and sheep.


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TECIA-
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3/21/09 11:46 A

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I'm on the coast, so the rain is just here, never leaves, never really know what it wants to do, changes every 5 minutes.....

Today actuall looks like it has potential.

You know, we all have really good days & really bad days. When you smush them all together IT'S ALL GOOD.

The pain passes but the beauty remains.


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3/21/09 10:42 A

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We're thawed out, but right now we seem to be growing weeds... need to figure out which veggies we want to plant. For flowers, some of the early perennials are starting to flow (grape hyacinth, viburnum).

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3/21/09 10:35 A

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I'm watching the daffodils blooming and planning my begetable garden.

Hope is here-Perfection isn't

God Bless


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Bloomng, yes! Plantng, not yet. But DH is planning to go out and mow the yard today!

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3/21/09 5:04 A

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Are you still in the throes of Winter or are you all thawed out and planting your gardens and working in your yard or flower beds?

We are blooming here and planting too.

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