Garden Thread - 2019

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Re: Garden Thread - 2019

Post by Hovannes » Wed May 15, 2019 7:22 am

I'm jazzed about my desert landscaping.
The Palo Verde are an explosion of yellow blossoms.
The Desert Willow's deep red blossoms are just beginning to show
The yellow and the pink spires on the Aloes add interest.
Still waiting for the Texas Red Yucca to do it's thing.

Now I want to find some desert plants that do well in shade to fill out the other planter.
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Re: Garden Thread - 2019

Post by Hovannes » Wed Jul 03, 2019 9:20 am

Well, I've been blessed with quite a crop of San Marzanos---big ones! I used three of them for salsa yesterday.
The lemons have had it for the year though.
I need to divide a Texas Red Yucca---I bought a large one off the bargain rack at Lowe's last month---I figure I can get three individuals out of it.
At 5:00 AM I was enjoying my coffee out on the patio and the doves that have been cooing were gone---I guess they migrated and are serenading someone else along the Pacific Flyway.
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Re: Garden Thread - 2019

Post by Hovannes » Sun Jul 07, 2019 3:56 pm

Well, the San Marzanos have had it---I just picked what maybe the last of the season, cut short by a tomato calamity!
The San Marzanos grew so large and so prolific that the main trunk, about the diameter of my wrist 8O snapped, bending the tomato cage and doing a number on the crop in general. It's too heavy to prop up without doing more damage :(

I need to build new tomato baskets using re-bar.

I've been trying to grow heirloom tomatoes for years now, always with varying success until I started planting San Marzanos in memory of my late sister (San Marzanos were her favorites)
They've become beasts!
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