This That Here There March 2024

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  1. Daniel W

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    Random photos around my yard, Battle Ground, Washington, USA

    Garden Gold genetic dwarf peach. These are so brilliant in Spring . It will need a LOT of pruning and fruit thinning. They are very tasty peaches, so worth the effort.
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    The hens are watching traffic go by. I'd rather they not cross the road. They did contribute to another batch of egg, potato, cheese burritos, today. The pale pink blooming tree is a Hollywood Plum that I grew from a cutting. The slightly darker pink blooming tree was a graft I made of a Japanese cherry onto a wild cherry seedling. A Frankentree. Hollywood Plum is naturally dwarf. The fruit is deep burgundy inside and out, super delicious fresh or in jam or syrup.

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    The garlic had no problems overwintering and is growing by leaps and bounds.
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    Forsythias from cuttings, a few years old.

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    Most of the yellow storage onions are planted.

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    Blooming bulbs

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    The Muscari are surrounding a "Vanessa Bell" David Austin rose. I don't know if they will compete with it too much. Should I pull them out? Also the sedum - kind of messy. maybe plant a few strawberries there instead?

    Rufus not really making new friends. His attitude was sort of "Im hungry and I can't eat those."
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    A Helleborus. Nothing fancy, but it comes
    back each year and nothing bothers it either.

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    These seedlings need to wait a few more weeks before planting. Peppers, Eucalyptus, and the dwarf dahlias are just beginning to grow. The cacti will stay in containers, of course.

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    A "regular size" leaf curl resistant peach tree, "Nanaimo" which I'm trying to keep pruned within reach. They are good peaches. Flanked by container roses, new Silas Marner (I should read that book) on left, Vanessa Bell on right.

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    It was nice today. I planted the last Alstroemeria seedlings and three rows of onions, puttered with container plants and seedlings. Not a bad garden day.
     
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  3. S-H

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    Excellent! Literally brightened up my day after seeing. Thanks for posting/sharing. :stew1:
     
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    Hello @Daniel W ,good to meet you, Rufus your livestock . Lovely pics, our gardens over here in the Uk must seem miniscule to you.
     
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    Another varied and interesting posting, Daniel.
    About the Muscari— my take is to leave them in and just feed the rose if you suspect that they might take too much nutrition. You know, after they bloom the leaves will take nutrition from the sun to refill the bulb, then die back in time. The bulb will be dormant. Personally, I do not see it as a serious container competitor.
     
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    Welcome @Oreti! I enjoy looking at gardens in the UK very much (on TV). The gardening tradition there is so rich and vibrant. Looking forward to seeing yours!
     
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    Thank you @S-H! I hope you are having a great gardening season now!
     
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    Thanks @Sjoerd for your wise advice!

    Certainly the easiest thing to do, is leave them there. It's a big planter.

    Those Muscari are tough plants. They were in a planter that was torn down two years ago. It was four inches deep, on the North side of the house, under an awning and never watered. Somehow, they survived many years. When I tore down the planter, I didn't want to throw away nice plants, so I just laid them on top of the soil of the rose container and covered them. The bloomed the first Spring! Really resilient.

    Just not very tidy. But as you say, the foliage should die down in Summer.
     
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    Oh mate, I have trouble throwing plants away as well.
    Good luck with that rose bush planter.
     
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    Daniel amazing tour of your beautiful garden. I see by your crafty tree grafting you are truly a skilled gardner.
    More than just spring in the air in your plot.
     
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