bunkie doings...

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  1. Jewell

    Jewell Incorrigible Gardener Plants Contributor

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    Bunkie, remind me in the spring and I will send some bare root sunflower starts. That way you won't have to wait for seeds to start. I had to move all the sunflowers this last spring and gave lots away. The perennial sunflowers in the bed by the street (no added water) is just finishing up and the flowers in the shaded bed are just starting.
     
  2. bunkie

    bunkie Young Pine

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    wow! thanks jewell! that'd be great!
     
  3. Sjoerd

    Sjoerd Mighty Oak

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    I understand how you did it, Bunkie. It sounds like that mulch did the trick in terms of holding in moisture and keeping the weeds at bay.
    My brassicas are (were) doing well, but I have harvested them, cleaned the beds and planted green manure.
    Oops...I said "were", but I still have sprouts and kohlrabi. They are still under a net and progressing well.
     
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    bunkie Young Pine

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    we had a wicked 90 degree windstorm all day yesterday into the night. every one and every thing survived fine here on the farm, but several fires started a ways around us.

    windstorm ...ducks...trees to left are leaning from wind...

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    windstorm...pear trees...

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    windstorm from north...

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    pears...good thig they weren't ripe...

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    curly...

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    pete and dad...

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    pete with attitude...

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    glendann Official Garden Angel

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    Good Golly what a garden!!!!!! Its great.My sunflwers did the same thing toni.I dont know what happened.
     
  6. bunkie

    bunkie Young Pine

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    thanks glendann!

    i have noticed that the sunflowers die, but new blooms come forth. i imagine they would bloom even more if i cut off the dead flowers, but i want to save seed.

    did aa little cooking the other day...

    fresh homemade honey oat whole wheat bread...

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    blackberry pie with berries from our garden...not enough dough for the top lattice, but it was still really good!...

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    Sjoerd Mighty Oak

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    Oh dear me! That baking just looks scrumptuous.
     
  8. Kay

    Kay Girl with Green Thumbs

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    Bunkie, what a fantastic garden!!! I can tell you work hard and put a lot of love into it!
    Pete is looking good ;)
    You will no doubt be eating a LOT of delicious produce!
     
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    bunkie Young Pine

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    more pics... :D...

    tux and 2010 perennial rye harvest on porch...

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    closeup of rye...now we gotta figure out how to thrash it!...

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    purple coneflower and chocolate mint...

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    crabapple tree loaded with ripe crabapples...for jam...

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    Kenaf flower...when it opened it was a beautiful pale yellow outside with a brilliant red center...

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    poppies that come up every year...

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    fresh dug potatoes...Austrian Crescent and Purple King (such a beautiful color!)...

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    blackberries...picking at least 2 gallons every other day...

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    first batch of Salsa for 2010...

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    Kay Girl with Green Thumbs

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    Gosh, Girl! You have been busy! :D That Salsa looks good!
    I have a patch of Chocolate Mint with Purple Coneflowers too!
     
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    bunkie Young Pine

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    thanks kay! i was just wondering if i need to make some starts of Chocolate mint off my plants to keep through the winter. it's an anmnual, right?
     
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    Sjoerd Mighty Oak

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    Nice harvest of rye, spuds and blackberries. The salsa I can almost taste.
    I would have like to have seen the Kenaf flower open. The yellow looks delicate.

    It's nice to see your cone flowers still blooming. Mine have given up the ghost.

    Well, all in all things look like they are clicking right along there, Bunkers....Hope you will post more later.
     
  13. Kay

    Kay Girl with Green Thumbs

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    bunkie - In my zone 5, the Chocolate Mint is very hardy... can't kill it... it's very spready and prolific... smells so yummy! :D
     
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    bunkie Young Pine

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    we're in zone 5b kay. should be ok if it's good where you are. i still think i'll bring a bit inside. it smells soooo wonderful, like you said. i wonder how it would go in a cup of hot chocolate?! :D

    thanks sjoerd! we have a week of nice warm temps coming up, so will try and take a pics if it blooms again. and yes, lots more pics to come...pete's upset i didn't include him in any last time...sigh... :D
     
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    bunkie Young Pine

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    more pics...

    21 blackberry jam jars and 4 crapapple jam...

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    OSU Blue Tomatoes...

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    and i didn't forget pete this time..pete posing...

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    the real pete...

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