Garden is In

United States
July 3, 2016 7:36am CST
Yesterday I decided to transfer the garden to the new place. I dug up most of the green and yellow beans, zucchini and yellow squash, stonecrop, blue globe thistle, columbine, Japanese irises, and astilbe. Once at the new place I dug up the bed in front of the trailer and placed the blue globe thistle. Then onto the vegetable garden. There was a lot of weed growth next to the bed. Pulled them all and started enlarging the bed. Hubby dug most of it out earlier last week. Dug up the side bed and tossed all of the weeds in the wooded area beside the trailer. Planted the remaining plants and watered them. They looked a little droopy, but I am hopeful that I will return today and see them in better shape. I still have to dig up the hostas and move them. But, that is for another day. Need to rest my back.
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@amadeo (47974)
• United States
3 Jul 16
Hostas takes over.Tired of cutting them back.Finally got rid of them or gave some away.
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• United States
4 Jul 16
There are some at the new place that I find blah. I am digging them up.
@LadyDuck (121859)
• Switzerland
5 Jul 16
I also got rid of the hostas, they never looked nice, the slugs ate most of the tender leaves.
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• United States
5 Jul 16
@LadyDuck I am hoping that they do well once I move them. I promised to bring one over to my sister too. Not sure I'll have the time or energy to do it though.
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@BettyB (4287)
• Summerville, South Carolina
3 Jul 16
Plants are always droopy the day they're transplanted. Hopefully they will be standing tall tomorrow.
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• United States
3 Jul 16
I brought out 6 gallons of water and gave them a healthy drink.
@Asylum (47257)
• Manchester, England
3 Jul 16
This sounds like quite a formidable task. I have enough problem managing to cut the grass.
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• United States
4 Jul 16
My husband cuts the grass and it will only take him a short time now. Our yard is quite small.
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@Asylum (47257)
• Manchester, England
4 Jul 16
@ElusiveButterfly Even a small amount of digging can be rather hard work.
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• United States
4 Jul 16
@Asylum I had to dig more spots for the tomatoes and pepper plants. Also transplanted my fern. Now thinking about digging up my spearmint to bring some over.
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@Jessicalynnt (48191)
• Centralia, Missouri
4 Jul 16
I hope you find a way to work it all in and have a lovely oasis
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• United States
4 Jul 16
There are a couple more plants that I want to bring with me. Just don't have the heart to leave them behind.
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• Centralia, Missouri
4 Jul 16
@ElusiveButterfly I have faith you will figure out how to juggle them all!
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• United States
4 Jul 16
@Jessicalynnt I dug up one of my ferns which is the Athyrium niponicum Pictum - Japanese Painted Fern. I also dug up my 4 o'clocks and cutting flowers (don't know what is going to come up from that as they were mixed seeds). I planted and water them. Found a couple of stray tomato plants in the vegetable garden and I dug those up too and transplanted them. Hoping they will all thrive.
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@LadyDuck (121859)
• Switzerland
3 Jul 16
The plants will need several days to be in better shape, water them every evening.
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• United States
4 Jul 16
I watered them this evening. They looked a bit better.
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@LadyDuck (121859)
• Switzerland
4 Jul 16
@ElusiveButterfly This evening they will look great and healthy.
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• United States
4 Jul 16
@LadyDuck The garden gets full sun most of the day. At about 4:00 they get shade. I watered them twice yesterday. Hubby watered them today. Some are still not looking very healthy.
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@JudyEv (100965)
• Bunbury, Australia
4 Jul 16
I hope everything 'takes' for you.
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• United States
4 Jul 16
The perennials are doing well. The vegetables are looking little sad.
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@JudyEv (100965)
• Bunbury, Australia
4 Jul 16
@ElusiveButterfly I wouldn't have tried to move vegetables myself but you never know. They might recover.
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• United States
5 Jul 16
@JudyEv some of the plants were looking better last night. A few are not going to make it though.
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• Preston, England
3 Jul 16
sounds hard work - i'm sure the garden will look great for it though
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• United States
4 Jul 16
The perennial beds are looking quite lovely. I have a few more that I want to dig up and transplant.
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• Preston, England
4 Jul 16
gardening never ends @ElusiveButterfly
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• United States
5 Jul 16
@arthurchappell on a good note, my morning glories transferred quite well and are already climbing.
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@RubyHawk (21448)
• Atlanta, Georgia
5 Jul 16
How nice that you have room for a garden. I hope your plants will do well.
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• United States
5 Jul 16
We are expecting it to rain today. Not sure how much we will get, but it will be welcome!
@Lucky15 (33694)
• Philippines
4 Jul 16
They will.bebstanding tall in next few days ;)
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• United States
4 Jul 16
I hope so. I put a lot of work into the garden before I transplanted the plants.
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@jstory07 (58233)
• Roseburg, Oregon
4 Jul 16
ime to rest your back. As you did a lot for one day.
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• United States
6 Jul 16
Back is still touchy. I have tried to relax it but my arthritis seems to be complaining.
@sol_cee (13597)
• Japan
3 Jul 16
A hard day's work. You gotta need a massage.
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• United States
4 Jul 16
Oh that would be lovely!
@Corbin5 (81677)
• United States
3 Jul 16
You planted so many wonderful things! Gardening makes my back hurt too!
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• United States
4 Jul 16
I should have paced myself. Wanting to get it all done in a timely manner was pushing me to work harder, faster, longer.
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@marlina (62176)
• Canada
3 Jul 16
That is a lot of hard work to do all this digging.
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• United States
4 Jul 16
It wasn't easy. Decided to clean cupboards today and scrub the tub.
• Lakewood, Colorado
3 Jul 16
You are really working so hard there Elusive. I cant wait til it will all be done for you. It is lovely now that you will have the gardens there.
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• United States
4 Jul 16
I wish I had more space for more flowers. Love them so much.
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@marguicha (81777)
• Chile
3 Jul 16
I hope all yourplants repond to a good watering after they were placed elsewhere. I donĀ“t dare do that with most of my veggies.
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• United States
4 Jul 16
I gave them a good watering after the sun went down. It is supposed to get warmer as the week goes by. I don't want them to wither away.
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@Susan2015 (18677)
• United States
3 Jul 16
Hope they perk up in the next day or so. You did quite a lot.
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• United States
4 Jul 16
A few of them look as if they will make it. The others I am worried are in shock and will not recover.
@Teep11 (6524)
• United States
3 Jul 16
You got a lot done in the garden. That's good. The pulling and picking. I'm sure you're quite tired. Rest up because the garder will be waiting for some more attention.
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• United States
4 Jul 16
I try to tend to it every day to keep the weeds at a minimum. Hoping that in a few weeks we will have green beans to have for dinner.
@msiduri (5840)
• United States
3 Jul 16
My back hurts just reading about this. Sounds like you have a lovely garden, though.
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• United States
3 Jul 16
When I get the rest of the perennials transferred it will be quite lovely.
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