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Post  bnoles on 5/31/2014, 3:10 pm

Got a nice and much needed rain last night and thought I would do a garden photo tour this morning while everything was still fresh.  As with nearly everyone, it got off to a slow start due to the weather, but appears to be coming along nicely now.


























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Post  yolos on 5/31/2014, 3:32 pm

Gorgeous Bob.  It was supposed to rain here Thursday afternoon so I didn't water.  But it did not rain.  It was supposed to rain here on Friday so I didn't water.  But it didn't rain.  It is supposed to rain here today but I gave up and watered.  Lucky you to get the rain.

Looks like I see a lot of bean or summer peas growing.  What kind are they.  I also see some beans or pea pods hanging down from your vines.  Is this just another shot of the same plants or are they different.  Seems a little early for beans so they must be spring peas of some sort. ????
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Post  bnoles on 5/31/2014, 3:54 pm

Thank you yolos. The pods are English peas hanging from the taller plants behind the bush beans. After the salads were pretty much done for, I replanted my table top SFG with more bush beans..... you can never have too may bush beans  Laughing 

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Post  sanderson on 5/31/2014, 4:27 pm

Bob, Everything looks so healthy!  Very Happy 
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Post  CapeCoddess on 5/31/2014, 4:50 pm

Nicely done, Bob! Lucky you to have all those beans and peas growing and some rain to boot! I haven't seen hide nor hair of rain in probably two months.

Were those iris in the front of the last photo? They must have been stellar. You have any photos of them? Mine have yet to bloom.

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Post  bnoles on 5/31/2014, 5:39 pm

Thanks for the nice comments.

CC.... the iris's are my wife's hobby and she has hundreds of them all over the yard, 40 varieties is what she is telling me.  Here is a picture of our youngest grandson that shows several plants in bloom.  They are really pretty when they are in bloom April-May.


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Post  FeedMeSeeMore on 5/31/2014, 5:41 pm

Really pretty set up and the willow tree adds a magical touch to it all.
I'm not far from you, so we may share some similar weather.
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Post  CapeCoddess on 5/31/2014, 6:30 pm

Oh wowl, Bob! I don't know which is more spectacular, that adorable boy or the iris! I love the way his t-shirt matches the flowers he's standing next to.

Thanks for the photo!
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Post  Marc Iverson on 5/31/2014, 7:01 pm

Looks good!

Where did you get the 4-way PVC connectors on your grid?
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Post  bnoles on 5/31/2014, 7:41 pm

Hi Marc, the 4 way connectors came from Lowes.

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Post  kauairosina on 5/31/2014, 8:32 pm

Now maybe I can figure out what to plant next to my installed trellis.  We found we couldn't harvest from the squares right next to it, but I see you have something like tomatoes, which could work for me.
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Post  walshevak on 5/31/2014, 9:23 pm

No rain here for almost 3 weeks. 90 degree heat the early part of last week, then rain moved in 30 miles away on Thurs but all I got were clouds and 70 degree weather - low 55.  Got some steady mist yesterday, but no rain.  Beautiful blue skies today.  BUT I NEED SOME RAIN!  The week of upper 80s to lower 90s did a number on my bok choy.  It all bolted.  Lettuce turned bitter and I'll be lucky to get much in the way of peas.  But the peppers, squash, eggplant, cukes and tomatoes were loving the heat.  Then BAM, down to 55 degree lows again.   ARGH, make up your mind Mother Nature.

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Post  bnoles on 5/31/2014, 9:44 pm

Got 1/2 inch last evening and another 1 inch this evening. Feeling lucky!

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Post  AtlantaMarie on 5/31/2014, 9:49 pm

THERE you are!  I've been wondering where you've been, Bob! 

Lucky you!  You get the rain.  It's just going around us...

How's the garden looking?
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Post  bnoles on 5/31/2014, 10:00 pm

Hi Marie, yep been busy with life and little time for surfing the net. Check the pictures at the beginning of the post to see how my garden is doing.

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Post  AtlantaMarie on 5/31/2014, 10:07 pm

D'oh! 

Looks great...!  And I agree that the irises are beautiful...

Hopefully will post photos tomorrow.  Things are growing well here too.
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Post  Marc Iverson on 6/1/2014, 12:47 am

@walshevak wrote:No rain here for almost 3 weeks. 90 degree heat the early part of last week, then rain moved in 30 miles away on Thurs but all I got were clouds and 70 degree weather - low 55.  Got some steady mist yesterday, but no rain.  Beautiful blue skies today.  BUT I NEED SOME RAIN!  The week of upper 80s to lower 90s did a number on my bok choy.  It all bolted.  Lettuce turned bitter and I'll be lucky to get much in the way of peas.  But the peppers, squash, eggplant, cukes and tomatoes were loving the heat.  Then BAM, down to 55 degree lows again.   ARGH, make up your mind Mother Nature.

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Sounds a lot like what happened where I live. Up into the high 90's then down into the low 40's. Many extremely healthy looking plants wound up looking very played out, and multiple rounds of seeds failed to germinate. Good luck on ... well, having better luck!
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Post  greatgranny on 6/1/2014, 10:26 pm

Lots of rain here in Minnesota.  Farmers are having trouble getting in the crops.  Creeks and rivers are high and low areas are flooding.  Wonder if we could send some of this to you folks who are crying for rain. 

Thankful that my MM is not sitting in a pool.  Actually the garden is taking off with this rain. I'd be happy to share some of it with you though.
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Post  yolos on 6/2/2014, 12:51 am

@yolos wrote:Gorgeous Bob.  It was supposed to rain here Thursday afternoon so I didn't water.  But it did not rain.  It was supposed to rain here on Friday so I didn't water.  But it didn't rain.  It is supposed to rain here today but I gave up and watered.  Lucky you to get the rain.

It didn't rain on Sat or Sunday but we got lots of wind and clouds.
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Post  bnoles on 6/2/2014, 6:00 am

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@yolos wrote:Gorgeous Bob.  It was supposed to rain here Thursday afternoon so I didn't water.  But it did not rain.  It was supposed to rain here on Friday so I didn't water.  But it didn't rain.  It is supposed to rain here today but I gave up and watered.  Lucky you to get the rain.

It didn't rain on Sat or Sunday but we got lots of wind and clouds.

All in all we got got 1 1/2 inches total over the weekend at my house.  Very Happy 

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Post  llama momma on 6/2/2014, 7:08 am

Enjoyed the garden tour Bob, looking Great!
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Post  bnoles on 6/2/2014, 7:59 am

Thank you Gina!

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Post  lyndeeloo on 6/2/2014, 8:18 am

Your garden is just gorgeous! Makes me feel like moving south when I see it. I'm hooked on New England but you make Georgia look like a gardener's paradise.  Very Happy
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Post  bnoles on 6/2/2014, 3:56 pm

WOW! Thanks you for those kind words Lyndeeloo. Living in GA is not without it's challenges though. Heat and humidity can be brutal.

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