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February 17, 2018

Saturday Gardening Thread: Graft [KT]

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Tree of 40 fruit

Hello, gardeners and friends of gardeners. The tree above is one of a series of art pieces created by grafting several varieties of stone fruits onto one tree. We have some grafters among us. Any reports?

Meanwhile, Sherpa_K2 sends in the following:

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Just thought I would drop by an say hello and tell you how much in these troubled times your gardening thread is appreciated. A little Zen in morning thankx to KT. Pictures yesterday while I was eagle hunting for photos on a Nature Conservancy in Sequim Wa..

More eagle and habitat photos below, plus garden notes:


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Planning to leave a snaggly tree in your yard for eaglets?

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Composting has gone well here this winter, horse and cow manure. Center core has been a constant 140 degrees and I've been turning it every two weeks. I will dazzle you this spring and summer with photos from Port Townsend Wa..

For Sherpa_K2 and our other enthusiastic composters, some inspiration from the Telegraph: a piece on the Joys of the Winter Compost Heap.

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Gardens of The Horde

Naughty Pine sent in a winter garden photo with snow and everything!

Good afternoon, KT. I'm enjoying the pretty photos on the Gardening Thread and dreaming of crocuses and daffodils. In the meantime, I was wondering if you knew anything about Winter Gardens. I have been told that they were designed to look good even in the bleak winter.

My version is to leave standing Autumn Joy sedum that looks interesting when topped with a "blossom" of snowfall. But as you see, the snow is overdone at the moment.

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Autumn Joy is such a useful plant, changing appearance through the seasons. Anybody have other tips on "winter interest" in the garden today? For Naughty Pine and others pining for spring, we received a First Crocus photo:

From the garden of Diogenes. Well. It's more like a flowerbed. Just south of Seattle.

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And a cactus from Bonecrusher:

There are all kinds of captions for this one. How about "good morning ladies" for openers.

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Last week, we saw photos of banana and eggplants from Hawaii, from CaliGirl. Anybody know what this is?

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If you would like to send information and/or photos for the Saturday Gardening Thread, the address is:

ktinthegarden
at g mail dot com

Illiniwek has sent some old-time photos in. Do you have any photos of your yard or your parent's or grandparent's yard or farm? Should be fun to discuss!

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