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March 06, 2021

Saturday Gardening and Puttering Thread - Is it March where you are? [KT]

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Above, an inspiring shot of a hibiscus, from Neal in Israel. Taken earlier.

Well, March winds have started here in the Central Valley of California, but I understand that there are some other weather phenomena going on in other parts of the country. We have some of last year's weeds piling up against the fences. Allergens in the air. Bees have to wait for the wind to die down before visiting the rosemary and Aprium blossoms.

How's the weather in your yard and garden?

From 40 Miles North:

Phoenicia Azalea. Lots of blooms this year.


What a color! I've grown that one before. So bright after a dreary winter.

Before and After

This is great:

Hi KT:

We exchanged correspondence a few weeks ago about the idea of before &
after pictures of trees when they were planted and of the same tree
years later. I'd love to see any such pictures your readers might
submit. I can't believe that I never took pictures of trees I planted
until I moved in to my current house four years ago.

However, I do have some before / after pictures* of the landscaping I
did at my old house back in Texas. I worked in landscaping during high
school and college, and I still love to do projects in the yard at my
current house.

Thanks for your warm sunny Gardening Thread during the bleak mid-winter.

Cumberland Astro





Wildlife and the Great Outdoors

Hi KT, San Franpsycho here. I thought you might enjoy these snaps of a Blue Heron preening in the afternoon sun yesterday at Stow Lake in Golden Gate Park.



Great bird, great trees! Thanks!

A mystery, from back in January. Any ideas what it might be? The red blossoms are bougainvillea.

Not sure if this fits into the gardening post, found it up in a pine tree today. Really looks like a nest to me, but if so it is big - easily 4-5 feet long. We do have vultures, hawks, and eagles in the area. I'll try to get the trail cam on it in the next week or so to see if it's active.




Last Week

Did you catch the comment on tapping maple trees from the Thread before the Gardening Thread? Impressive!

Super hot peppers! Watch out when planting!

Gardens of and Puttering By The Horde

I have an Octopus agave that is doing its last glorious hurrah and putting up its bloom stalk. The first picture is a week ago and the second was today. It grows at least a foot or two a week in its final stages. I will keep trying to document its progress for you. It is an interesting process. It always looks like a big asparagus spear starting out.

Not sure if I sent you the picture from about a month ago, we got a rare dusting of snow. It only lasted for about two hours but right after I took this picture I had to run out and get all the snow of the African Aloe as it is very frost sensitive and even though the temperature was in the 40's, snow sitting on it too long can damage it. So I had to scrape all the snow off and cover it in a pillow case until the snow was over.

Madly planting here in Arizona, this is one of the busiest times for planting. The peach tree is flowering, the Mulberry Trees are sprouting leaves and all the citrus is starting to make their flower buds. Hopefully no frost will hit us and ruin this years crop. Hope the horde are happy and staying safe!

Wee Kreek Farm Girl

I hope you don't get frost at the wrong time, too!




Such intriguing plants! Plus a Garden Dog and Art!

More azaleas:


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