Phaedra's Garden 2022

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Hi Steve, yes, it's also called here Show and Tell - really a showy variety.
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I should have had a picture of the first bloom of this frontyard plant about the time you posted your photograph ;).

Show and Tell work well for us. Some dinnerplate-size dahlia varieties will only have time for 1 bloom / season. Those aren't really a showy choice.

Steve :)
 

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I should have had a picture of the first bloom of this frontyard plant about the time you posted your photograph ;).

Show and Tell work well for us. Some dinnerplate-size dahlia varieties will only have time for 1 bloom / season. Those aren't really a showy choice.

Steve :)
Ya, and my another dinnerplate variety - cafe au lait are just about to blossom, really late!
 

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Keep harvesting and cleaning up the space - many seedlings are waiting to be transplanted. I seldom grow anything that we can't consume or even become burdens. Some are for adding more varieties, colors, and flavors to the daily intake.
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lovely 😍
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Also the herbs from the window sill~
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It's a rainy day again. The continuous rain makes the garden so energetic. Most of the damaged lawn becomes lovely green quickly, and the new seeds (grass, different clovers, alfalfa, and green manure radish) are also sprouting.

I cleaned the tool shed and the working area in the greenhouse.

The space is reorganized, and I added one light (rechargeable, with a motion sensor). During day time, the transparent piece on the roof secures the brightness. With the newly attached light, it's now bright enough in the early morning or evening inside the shed.
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My lovely "office" in the working area of the greenhouse~
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The first pot of propagated garden Chrysanthemum started showing the color. :love
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Seedless grapes (rose dream) from a young plant~
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It takes a long time to see them (growing from seeds) finally blossom.
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I'm glad that you are feeling better and back to normal. Interesting that you give the chickens marigolds. I once read an article that showed rows of orange blooming marigolds that were picked and added to chicken feed (in Mexico) to add their color to the egg yolks and fat. I don't know if this is still done. When I only had 2 hens, I saved shrimp hulls and gave then a few each day. I was rewarded with orange yolks with swirls of pink (boiled eggs) and a creamy texture.
 

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I finished the winter house for the quails. It looks nice with my potted plants.
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We cut the plastic panels for the common greenhouse and built the weather-protection pieces. In fact, it's a mini-greenhouse.

Some gaps for ventilation
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Bobo is checking the construction quality.
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Bobo-approved!
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Well, I think it's enough to protect them from the wind, rain, and snow~
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The first propagated rose in 2022 spring - it grows very well. As it's a new plant from the softwood cutting, not the grafted roses on the market, I am so pleased to see the new cane shooting from the roots!
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In less than three months, the ten black elderberry cuttings became ten new plants.

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Their root systems are amazingly strong. I re-potted them into the 11L pots and pinched them again.
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The cuttings I processed at the end of July (the second batch) are also developing nicely. They are gooseberries, blackcurrants, grapes, climbing roses, and Fuchsia.
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Look at the roots!
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I put all the first three batches of cuttings in the same raised bed now and will build a simple cold frame for them.

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There is still the 4th batch from early September. Some have nice roots already, but the root systems might be too fragile to stay outside. I guess the 4th batch might need to stay in the greenhouse before the next spring.
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Meanwhile, after so many practices on the most common and cost-effective varieties, I bought some fancier Geraniums and MUMs for the next level of hands-on.
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They were also propagated from cuttings. I won't do anything to them now; I just provide a comfortable place for them to grow. I will take the softwood cuttings next spring/summer.
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