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January 14, 2023

Gardening, Puttering and Adventure Thread, Jan. 14

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Hi, everybody! We have heard from 40 Miles North, in between California storms. How is the weather treating you?

KT,

CBD really shouldn't be posting pictures of zombie rosemary plants. He really should leave garden-related posts for the official AOS Garden Blogger who brings out the best in all of us.

For example, I have some Rosemary that is very much alive:

Oh, I don't know, CBD's photo reminds us that gardening is something beyond nature, and that there are still First World Problems:


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The bees have already started showing up between the storms to get pollen. Here is wider angle:

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Not many bee plants blooming this time of year.


I also planted some violas - are these related to petunias?

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No.

One of the nice thing about winter is Icelandic poppies. These have a little mud from the rain, but they still have the vivid colors that I like. The leaves behind them are amaryllis.

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Nice underplanted with violas and maybe sweet alyssum.


One of my Euryops is really cranking out the daisies:

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It amazes me that there are daisies that bloom in the dead of winter.


The narcissus are blooming, but many of them are hanging upside down. Does rain make them droop?

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Yes. Wonderful to see.

...and a lone Vinca Major has bloomed:

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He knows those are my favorites. Pretty specimen, though!

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Edible Gardening/Putting Things By

Catalogs

Ordered anything? Got anything in? rtw1951 sent in a note:

Have you tried Redwood City Seed Company? Mostly tomatoes and hot peppers, but some others as well. Good company to deal with.

Take a look. They seem to specialize in REALLY hot peppers. "The newest World's Hottest pepper, Craig's
Chocolate Champion Habanero - Lab testing at 1,662,000 Scovilles!"

I saw one Scoville Rating of Jalapenos at 2,500 - 10,000, just for comparison.

This catalog gives some garden tips along the way . . . .


Puttering

Things you should never do with a magic eraser.

You may be able to think of more.


Adventure

Winter Hikes

Ben Lomond Peak in Utah is at 206% of normal snowpack in this photo. Glaciers renewed. Careful on your hike.

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On the Farm

The cost of eggs is up, especially in California. Wish you had hens?

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Gardens of The Horde

Anything happening in your yard or garden?


Hope everyone has a nice weekend.


If you would like to send photos, stories, links, etc. for the Saturday Gardening, Puttering and Adventure Thread, the address is:

ktinthegarden at g mail dot com

Remember to include the nic or name by which you wish to be known at AoSHQ, or let us know if you want to remain a lurker.


Week in Review

What has changed since last week's thread? Gardening, Puttering and Adventure Thread, Jan. 7

Any thoughts or questions?

I closed the comments on this post so you wouldn't get banned for commenting on a week-old post, but don't try it anyway.

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