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Old 05-25-2002, 06:46 PM
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My roses finally bloomed. An amazing feat, considering I ignored them completely. I've still got my cold, so I've no idea how they smell. But the weird thing is that I bought "peace roses", which are supposed to be a kind of peachy color, and these are unrepentantly yellow. I wuz robbed! But they are pretty.
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Old 05-25-2002, 10:23 PM
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I have little luck with much ...with the the banty's that run loose here...... with the exceptions of roses..
I ran into an old guy who once told me that they will grow anywhere (shade sun etc.) if you plant them deep enough in rich soil.....
his way which worked for me was to dig a two foot deep hole .. as well as wide ... make it like a crater... bury the rose 6 inches or so below where the ground level of the plant is now.... and over time keep filling the hole in... larger root system..
worked fine here..... Now if we could only grow lilacs and fiddleheads down here..
oh think I heard that this is also good for deep freezes ( speaking only of the southern areas) as the roots have more protection.
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Old 05-26-2002, 05:50 AM
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RonDon,

It seems that each area has it's own pluses and minuses. Here's another one you can't grow.

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Old 05-26-2002, 06:36 AM
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that is one big flower alright ed..
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Old 05-26-2002, 08:23 AM
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I haven't seen a Peony in years. That is so pretty. You must have a very green thumb Ed.
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Old 05-26-2002, 11:54 AM
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Not me. I just dig the holes!

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Old 05-26-2002, 01:35 PM
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Well, I don't know about Edmonton - but our gardening season is well underway here in B.C. Our lilacs, tulips, magnolias and rododendrums are in full bloom.

I planted my tomatoes (seeds), beans and lettuces last weekend. I follow a chart on the back of the seed package that tells you what time of year to plant them - depending on area and signs of no frost.

It looks like a late season for everyone here in Canada.

I have never tried to grow roses but - I might just try this year. Here is a nice link for rose enthusiasts.
http://www.rosemagazine.com/

Sam - I love squash. For those that don't know what a squash is - it's from the pumpkin family and are called winter vegetables. They are harvested late October and can be stored throughout the winter. I have a lovely recipe for Squash soup that has orange juice and cumin. If you want it, let me know I can post it to the recipe area.

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Old 05-26-2002, 01:50 PM
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Lisa,

Do you normally plant tomato seeds this time of year? We always start ours indoors about 6 - 7 weeks before planting, which we did the day before yesterday (a little late this year). We're in zone 5. Are you in 5 or 6? About the soup recipe...go ahead and post it. We want to satisfy everyone's pallette.

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Old 05-26-2002, 06:56 PM
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The greatest gift of the garden
is the restoration of the five senses.



Just received this quote in an email and thought I'd share...
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Old 05-26-2002, 07:48 PM
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The quote was great! But the new avatar cracked me up!!!

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