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    It is indeed a cosmos.

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    Quote Originally Posted by msdeb View Post

    i got a flower! not a good pic (cellphone), but its my first one. anyone know what it is?
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    Yay for the Cosmos! You should get a lot of blooms off those.

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    i'm noticing lots of buds off those plants that the Cosmos came from. YAY! my brown thumb is turning greenish
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    ^^Congrats! Isn't it a great feeling when something actually grows? I used to be terrible with houseplants, mainly because I never remembered to water the poor things, so I was pretty sceptical about my gardening abilities. But it feels so great to see things that I've planted actually surviving and growing. Especially the vegetables - I felt like a little kid on a treasure hunt when I was digging up potatoes the other day!
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    That's exactly how I feel when digging potatoes. I love it! Last year was a disappointment, but we tried both white and red varieties this year and they tasted great.

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    Quote Originally Posted by msdeb View Post

    i got a flower! not a good pic (cellphone), but its my first one. anyone know what it is?
    It is a very nice pic! Pretty flower too. Just the lush foliage alone looks good. See?-you have a green thumb-you are a natural!

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    Time to resurrect this thread? I've been getting seed/plant catalogs and have been glued to them like they're porn. Anybody trying something new this year?

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    I know, right? It's plant porn.

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    I have a blank spot in my front bed near the front door. It is in front of my Texas Laural that blooms briefly in spring. Gets full stong sun, merciless in summer. There are so many good choices that I am confusing myself! As soon as the nurserys arm for spring, I am going to find the first eye catching blooming plant I see. This is such a rare occurence, I am thrilled! I am thinking 5 good sized plants will do.
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    I am so thrilled. For the last 10 years we've had little or no rain and the garden was totally fried. Water restrictions meant we couldn't water at all so the plants had to fend for themselves. Most of my garden is Aussie natives which can tough out drought but even they were struggling. My precious walnut tree was about to give up the ghost last year - scorched leaves and no walnuts in autumn. The writing was on the wall.

    Anyway, we have had a wettest year in decades since then (fuck you climate changeists) and the plants have doubled, tripled in size. The walnut tree is green and healthy and LOTSA walnuts on the way. I'm happy and relieved but I knew it would happen eventually. It always does. Trust Gaia.
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    It was about time, A*O! I am glad for all of you,too. That was a long haul.
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    Yay! yesterday, I ordered a cherry tree, grape vine & nectarine tree. Have some friends coming over this weekend or next - depending on when my plants arrive - who are going to help me get them all in the ground. Plus, I've noticed that even my wal-mart has all the fruit trees outside already... may have to hit up the garden section there.
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    Still buried under snow and -15C temps up here. I won't be able to even think about doing anything in the yard until May but I'll start some seeds indoors in April. At least Wal-Mart and Canadian Tire have switched their Christmas sections to gardening stuff. That always makes me feel like the end is in sight.

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    Sorry Sialia, hopefully you'll thaw out soon! I love fruit trees. Last year, the little fig tree that I bought... I couldn't believe it had fruit on it right away like it did! Loved it! I'm hoping for cherries and nectarines and grapes by next summer... 'course then I'll need to plant an apple and banana tree and a pear... and an orange!
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