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December 23, 2017

Saturday Gardening Thread: The Horde before Christmas [KT]


Well, we made it through the Winter Solstice! Thanks to everyone in The Horde for your participation in the Gardening Thread. Today's thread is All Horde. The featured Christmas Cactus above is from Bonecrusher. I think the photo was taken yesterday. It bloomed right on schedule!

Of course, that Christmas Cactus didn't always look that spectacular. Bonecrusher also sent the following photo of his Christmas Cactus on December 9:

I thought I may have lost this beauty in the freakish Houston snow, but she looks pretty darned good and obviously about to explode with blood red blooms. Kindest Regards


And this one.

This is one week later, I'd say this plant is happy.


Of course, Don in Kansas is still making progress with his interesting assortment of cacti:


Concrete Girl sends a lovely natural holiday decoration, along with her Best Wishes for 2018.


California Girl (not CaliGirl) sends the following:

The eucalyptus tree blossom I took on a walk this weekend in my neighborhood. I though it was interesting looking.


The jade plant belongs to my aunt; I took the photo at her house on Thanksgiving. The plant originally belonged to my grandmother, who passed away eight years ago. The jade is doing quite well under my auntie's care. I think the green thumb gene didn't get rooted in my dna. But I try.


Meanwhile, CaliGirl gives us a sense of ranch life, with big machines!

Before trimming. I won't let anyone trim anything with the bucket truck until September because of the owlets. The smoke from the fire was terrible the day I took this photo.


Tree trimming. They used the bucket truck to clean up branches that were above my house. It makes me sad to cut big wood but we had to, there were some really large branches over my bedroom.

We haven't watered the grass in a month so we can drive the truck on the grass.


I'm saving the fancy grape pruner for later, CaliGirl.

Illiniwek sent in the following from his farm:

I put these (3 of them in there) in this pot spring of 2016 and brought them in last winter. Left them out this year and they look really nice with the red. Hopefully they survive ... would be a nice feature since they seem to hold that color well.

The red stick dogwoods turned pretty nice red as well, but they are still small.

Just the start of winter, but at least the days will be getting longer soon.
Merry Christmas to you and your family ...

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Safewrite has some veggies and flowers growing in the Carolina Midlands:

We live in USDA Zone 8a, and we're still gardening in December. Mainly it's dragon's tongue kale, ornamental (but edible) kale, and collards, but I just planted pansies this week. We are gong to have our first hard frost of the winter tonight (Dec. 9/10) so we're picking the last of the jalapenos, parsley, fresh oregano, muscadine grapes and green peppers.

From here on in, it's cruciferous veggies plus lettuces, onions, etc from our cold frame, pictured. At least until spring planting, which is usually in
mid-February for this zone. And now? It's seed catalog time!

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Cold frame!

Satrose sent in the following landscape from San Antonio, Texas:

We haven't gotten this much snow since the 1980s. Why on the gardening thread? Because it amazed me how much our normal landscape changed with the addition of something totally foreign to our environment like snow. To those who get snow this looks pretty standard - but to us South Texans this was a whole new world .


Has to be Global Warming.

Gardens of The Horde

I received this mysterious garden photo this week:


We had a really hard freeze here in the San Joaquin Valley this week. Anything going on in your yard or garden?

Wishing a peaceful and merry Christmas to everyone in The Horde.

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