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Re: The EllGab Garden
« Reply #15 on: September 26, 2018, 08:29:54 PM »
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Here is a pic of my ash tree out back, looking up through it to the top.  That poor old tree was badly overgrown so I had a tree service prune it back a ways.  They got rid of a lot of dead limbs and shaped it up real nice.  I get more sunlight coming through it now which is what I wanted.  If you look close, you can spot a circle of cable that was installed to hold back any heavy branches that might break during a storm.  Hopefully it will keep some of them from falling onto the house.  A couple of weeks ago the leaves were mostly green but now they are turning yellow real fast.

I have an Arizona Ash in my backyard that is huge. I planted it in 1994 so I don’t know how much longer it will survive. They tell me 20 years down here is an average. I will try to measure the circumference of the trunk this week. I have had to remove limbs like that a few times. It sure keeps down my AC costs in the summer since my backyard faces to the south. I have a Bradford Pear next to it that is starting to give up the ghost. I need to get it taken out.

I also have two huge Crape Myrtles along with several smaller ones.

Here is a picture of the big Crape Myrtle in the front.
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Re: The EllGab Garden
« Reply #16 on: September 26, 2018, 08:38:57 PM »
I have an Arizona Ash in my backyard that is huge. I planted it in 1994 so I don’t know how much longer it will survive. They tell me 20 years down here is an average. I will try to measure the circumference of the trunk this week. I have had to remove limbs like that a few times. It sure keeps down my AC costs in the summer since my backyard faces to the south. I have a Bradford Pear next to it that is starting to give up the ghost. I need to get it taken out.

I also have two huge Crape Myrtles along with several smaller ones.

Here is a picture of the big Crape Myrtle in the front.

Nice.  Do you get a lot of butterflies and hummingbirds?  It seem like they would be attracted to that color.

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Re: The EllGab Garden
« Reply #17 on: September 26, 2018, 08:45:08 PM »
Nice.  Do you get a lot of butterflies and hummingbirds?  It seem like they would be attracted to that color.

I haven’t seen hummingbirds but butterflies and bees seem to go to town. I have had an owl nest in the front a couple of different times as well. Not every year.
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Re: The EllGab Garden
« Reply #18 on: September 26, 2018, 08:55:51 PM »
I have an Arizona Ash in my backyard that is huge. I planted it in 1994 so I don’t know how much longer it will survive. They tell me 20 years down here is an average. I will try to measure the circumference of the trunk this week. I have had to remove limbs like that a few times. It sure keeps down my AC costs in the summer since my backyard faces to the south. I have a Bradford Pear next to it that is starting to give up the ghost. I need to get it taken out.

I also have two huge Crape Myrtles along with several smaller ones.

Here is a picture of the big Crape Myrtle in the front.

That's beautiful.

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Re: The EllGab Garden
« Reply #19 on: September 26, 2018, 09:01:52 PM »
I have an Arizona Ash in my backyard that is huge. I planted it in 1994 so I don’t know how much longer it will survive. They tell me 20 years down here is an average. I will try to measure the circumference of the trunk this week. I have had to remove limbs like that a few times. It sure keeps down my AC costs in the summer since my backyard faces to the south. I have a Bradford Pear next to it that is starting to give up the ghost. I need to get it taken out.

I also have two huge Crape Myrtles along with several smaller ones.

Here is a picture of the big Crape Myrtle in the front.
Don't worry GS, the next storm will take out your Bradford Pear. It is funny, like clockwork, how neighborhoods have them all start failing at same time cause builders put them in at same time. You.can extend life a bit with good pruning but they are short term but folks like em cause quick growing, cheap, n nice blooms.

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Re: The EllGab Garden
« Reply #20 on: September 27, 2018, 08:02:31 AM »
Crimson sweet watermelon, Leek, 2 rows onion(tops already dead, waiting to be dug up
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This years Florida-weaved Mortgage lifter tomatoes and next year's Leek seeds(the big alien looking puffy ball)
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Re: The EllGab Garden
« Reply #21 on: September 28, 2018, 11:20:41 PM »
Crimson sweet watermelon, Leek, 2 rows onion(tops already dead, waiting to be dug up
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Yum, Chocolate.  I wish you were my next door neighbor so that you could slip me a couple of those freshly dug up onions. 

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Re: The EllGab Garden
« Reply #22 on: October 02, 2018, 07:43:56 PM »
Here is a flower postcard.  Does anybody know what kind of flower it is?

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Re: The EllGab Garden
« Reply #23 on: October 02, 2018, 07:50:01 PM »
Here is a flower postcard.  Does anybody know what kind of flower it is?

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I believe that is a variety of Columbine.  State flower of Colorado I believe.  I have some purple/pink ones growing here and there...

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Re: The EllGab Garden
« Reply #24 on: October 02, 2018, 07:58:09 PM »
I believe that is a variety of Columbine.  State flower of Colorado I believe.  I have some purple/pink ones growing here and there...

I believe you are correct Pate. A 5 pointed star with a bloom inside.
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Re: The EllGab Garden
« Reply #25 on: October 02, 2018, 08:05:01 PM »
I believe you are correct Pate. A 5 pointed star with a bloom inside.

Huh, I was going by the leaves.  The ones I have flower like this:

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Re: The EllGab Garden
« Reply #26 on: October 02, 2018, 08:06:27 PM »
I believe that is a variety of Columbine.  State flower of Colorado I believe.  I have some purple/pink ones growing here and there...

Well, that was fast.  Right you are, pate and Gravity. Good going!

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Re: The EllGab Garden
« Reply #27 on: October 02, 2018, 08:52:59 PM »
Here is a flower postcard.  Does anybody know what kind of flower it is?

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columbine. likes lower montane areas, needs some shade.
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Re: The EllGab Garden
« Reply #28 on: October 02, 2018, 08:57:45 PM »
Wear a mask and watch breathing during application of such!

The debate:
I was outta town for a month and got yuuge number of various peppers. Apparently we had rain and sun lots. But most ripe to red: japs, cerrano, and bananna. Still good? Hotter or less due to color? Ways to use them?

Jalapeno and Serranos should be great. I think they get less bitter and a bit softer - when they're that ripe they don't hold up well to the bacon wrapped grill technique. They'd be great in salsa and such and they freeze really well too. For me, I've always found that the heat is from the amount of water they receive, but I live in a very dry climate. I really don't know about the Bananas.
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Re: The EllGab Garden
« Reply #29 on: October 02, 2018, 10:38:15 PM »
columbine. likes lower montane areas, needs some shade.

Right!  Thanks for playing, PolkaDot.

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Re: The EllGab Garden
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