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Re: I've started on the flower SFG

Post  quiltbea on 5/10/2011, 4:35 pm

I'm lovin' that garden. Its terrific.
Keep the pictures coming.
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Re: I've started on the flower SFG

Post  Josh on 5/10/2011, 6:01 pm

I planted it today


Here is the view from inside looking out


and outside looking in



It's going to be much easier now to keep the weeds out.
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Re: I've started on the flower SFG

Post  dixie on 5/10/2011, 7:23 pm

I love the trellis with a view too! Such a great idea. Everything looks so pretty, congrats.

I made your flower pot tower this weekend & didn't tell anyone about it. I showed it to my son after it was planted & told him I had a heck of a time getting it balanced & that it kept falling over, but I finally got it right. He studied it a few seconds & finally said "Yeah, right", but I made him actually think about it. I told my brother the same thing & he looked at it & asked if I used a stick in the center & I told him no. Then he bent over to check it out & I had to fess up that it was rebar, but I didn't lie about it not being a stick.

Keep up the good work & great ideas.
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3 new flower SFGs

Post  Josh on 5/29/2011, 5:15 pm

Added 3 new flower SFGs.

My dad made a brick square to put a sfg on top of for a dragon wing begonia my mom bought.
dragon wing sfg

And a roof top one on the arbor.
roof sfg

And one for a blue bird hydrangea
blue bird hydrangea
Blue Bird Hydrangea

The flowers are really growing good, some are blooming now, but more are starting to get buds.
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Re: I've started on the flower SFG

Post  boffer on 5/29/2011, 5:24 pm

Hey, Josh, you better start sending your pictures to the companies that make post cards!

Better yet...calendars Very Happy
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Re: I've started on the flower SFG

Post  Ha-v-v on 5/29/2011, 6:27 pm

@boffer wrote:Hey, Josh, you better start sending your pictures to the companies that make post cards!

Better yet...calendars Very Happy

I agree !!!
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Re: I've started on the flower SFG

Post  shannon1 on 5/30/2011, 4:47 am

just so beautiful and whimsical too, I love it.
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Re: I've started on the flower SFG

Post  FarmerValerie on 5/30/2011, 9:00 am

@boffer wrote:Hey, Josh, you better start sending your pictures to the companies that make post cards!

Better yet...calendars Very Happy

What about a SFG calendar to help raise money for the SFG Foundation?
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Re: I've started on the flower SFG

Post  Josh on 6/30/2011, 6:55 pm

If you wondered if a flower SFG would look good in your yard, and how well it would do, I have the answer, the flowers love Mel's mix and the gardens look great, and yes with the grid.

Also the flowers are easy to "move around" if you decide you need to move them or divide them.

My mom has always had a large flower garden, but it wasn't until she had me convert it into flower SFG's that we received the yard of the month award from our community.



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Re: I've started on the flower SFG

Post  BackyardBirdGardner on 6/30/2011, 7:00 pm

Great stuff, Josh! Congrats on the YoM award.
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Re: I've started on the flower SFG

Post  quiltbea on 7/1/2011, 7:09 am

Congratulations on the award. I'm sure its well deserved.
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I've started on the flower SFG

Post  sherryeo on 7/1/2011, 4:26 pm

Congrats on the Lawn of the Month award, Josh! Truly deserved. But then, you know I'm a fan - even if Boffer makes fun of me for thinking you "walk on water!" What fun you two guys are!
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Re: I've started on the flower SFG

Post  Josh on 7/29/2011, 2:06 pm

I have a new addition to the flower sfg, I call it SFG burial grounds.
It has some cacti and succulents planted in it. The grid made from stones. Very Happy








I planted 2 wave petunias in this raised sfg


Look at it now


The temp has been way in the 100s for several weeks now, most gardens are dried up but the sfgs just keep on going.

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Re: I've started on the flower SFG

Post  middlemamma on 7/29/2011, 3:37 pm

Love the Burial Ground Josh!

Although after living in AZ for 13 years I can't really wrap my mind around why anyone would grow a cactus! LOL

Looks wonderful! You do great work!

Jen

PS Our Day Lilly's are green and seem to be spending time getting established in their new home....no blooms yet. Smile Hoping for next year!
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Re: I've started on the flower SFG

Post  Furbalsmom on 7/29/2011, 4:38 pm

Josh, Your SFG Burial ground is pretty neat, I especially enjoyed the jackalope skull.

I love those wave petunias. I have four 24 inch pots filled with MM, with one red, white and purple wave petunia in each pot along with a bit of lobelia and sweet alyssm. They are overflowing.

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Re: I've started on the flower SFG

Post  FarmerValerie on 7/30/2011, 8:05 am

@middlemamma wrote:snip

Although after living in AZ for 13 years I can't really wrap my mind around why anyone would grow a cactus! LOL



I have always wanted one, and this year the one that came with the property finally bloomed.





Close up.

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Re: I've started on the flower SFG

Post  FamilyGardening on 7/30/2011, 9:55 pm

that Very Happy looks really cool josh!!...what a neat idea!



love yours too Val!! Very Happy



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Morning Glory Tree

Post  Josh on 9/19/2011, 5:33 pm

The morning glory tree bloomed today, they bloom in clusters and have large blooms. I grew several from seeds this year in the SFGs. They really liked Mel"s mix.



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Re: I've started on the flower SFG

Post  Josh on 6/24/2012, 5:51 pm

The flower SFGs I made last year are also growing great, and little to know weeds. My mom had me plant some divisions of some flowers she wanted to multiply and then dig them up and give them to someone, and she was very pleased with how fast they grew to a size big enough to to give away, and also how easy it was to dig them up out of the MM.
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Re: I've started on the flower SFG

Post  plantoid on 6/24/2012, 6:29 pm

Nice flower gardens Josh .. It's amazing how they morph from humble beginnings into stylish mature beds.

We don't get anything like the temps you're getting and we are having so much rain it's becoming problematic with 27 flood alerts this week end alone.

Here are some of Alisons compact camera pictures of our raised flower beds .. I reckon that with real rain water your beds would be a cacophony of astounding colours.





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Re: I've started on the flower SFG

Post  Theresa on 6/24/2012, 6:37 pm

plantoid, Josh's mom here, your flowers are so beautiful!!! The colors are spectacular! I love you

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Re: I've started on the flower SFG

Post  plantoid on 6/24/2012, 6:48 pm

Thanks ,

My MM is made of some four year old cold composted stable muck and wood pulp beddings plus self made hot composted animal manures and associated beddings .. the chicken muck in it is neat stuff no beddings .

All told it contains almost equal amounts of horse , sheep , pig , turkey , goose ,chicken , rabbit and cow muck and two extra small bales of barley straw .

The rest of the flower & veg gardens are of the same calibre
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Re: I've started on the flower SFG

Post  Josh on 6/24/2012, 8:51 pm

AWESOME plantoid!

What kind of flowers are those? They sure are pretty and bright colors!
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Re: I've started on the flower SFG

Post  Goosegirl on 6/24/2012, 10:05 pm

Beautiful flowers Plantoid! Are they Ranunculus?

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