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Old May 31st, 2010, 04:40 PM
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Hubbys baby and some other blooms..

We bought this thing and hubby stuck in a couple of tomato-plants and OMG it's doing great ,lots of flowersI never thought it would work.
Hubby looks after it like his baby
+a couple of my Clematis.
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Old May 31st, 2010, 04:42 PM
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You know,it's only the last day of May and things are blooming,that's really strange,there will be nothing left for August
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Old May 31st, 2010, 04:43 PM
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my mom has two of those she plants tomatoes in all the time and she just loves it!! Your clematis are gorgeous, ours has been blooming like crazy here too, seems odd that they are blooming before the peonies.....
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Old May 31st, 2010, 04:44 PM
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My Peonies are mostly on the ground,but still pretty,
They were here when we bought the house,100yrs ago
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Old May 31st, 2010, 04:44 PM
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is that a butterfly bush? I have a small one, do you cut it down every year or just let it go?
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Old May 31st, 2010, 04:47 PM
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Melinda any attempt we've had at growing tomatoes in the ground,just have not worked,too many bugs,hubby is really proud of himself though
Might get another for Peppers.
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Old May 31st, 2010, 04:49 PM
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No it's not a Butterfly-Bush,I forgot the name of that one,Vigelia or something like that,but I have 3 Butterfly bushes in the back,cut them down right to the ground every spring.
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Old May 31st, 2010, 04:53 PM
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*whew* because I have a butterfly bush and not sure how to care for it and I cut it down in the fall *L*.
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Old May 31st, 2010, 05:09 PM
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No,you do it in the spring,but it would probably still come back,even if you cut it down in the fall,I don't know
Mine are growing vigorously right now
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Old May 31st, 2010, 05:11 PM
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Oh,and my Butterfly-bush usually grows to almost 6 feet,so if yours is small maybe you should not cut it in the fall..
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Old May 31st, 2010, 05:28 PM
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Is that one of those upsy downsy tomato planters? I saw them at Home Depot and thought about getting one. I can't plant any kind of veggie garden because my yard is small and it is full of very mature trees with very strong roots. The first year I tried, I built up a frame and filled it with about a foot of good dirt but nothing grew...finally figured out the tree root systems choked everything out.
Last year I put cherry tomatoes in planters on the deck, but I want real tomatoes. Guess I'll be getting one this week before it is too late to start them!
Thanks for the pictures. Now I know they work!
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Your clematis are beautiful! The roses, too. Are they blooming that much earlier than normal this year? The lupines grew up really fast, bloomed and are already going to seed this year! Even the wild lupine bloomed early

Our peonies just popped, too, but I think it's about their usual time.

Is that one plant a weigelia, chico? My in-laws have a bright red one and it's absolutely gorgeous!
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Hazel,that's probably what it is,I am reeeeally bad naming plants
I think everything is early this year,we never had summer in May before(I think)..
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Your clematis' are beautiful Chico2. Is the white one a White Henry?

Yes in that everything is in full bloom so early. I already have my summer flush on a climber that normally doesn't bloom until the last week in June!
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...Isn't clematis a fruit????ok..I have no idea what these things are..but I bet your house smells absolutely devine.
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I would not say my house smells divineit's been grossly neglected,because of all the work outsidewhich I love..
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Old June 2nd, 2010, 10:13 AM
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klmc,if you mean the Clematis with all the blooms,no,it's not white,it's kind of a very light mauve,a very common one,the other ones are not out in full too,lots of blooms
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