Plannin' 'n schemin'

United States
September 9, 2019 11:45pm CST
Yepperz, that'd be what I've been doin' lately. Seems "normal folk" do this durin' the winter months - plannin' what they'll be growin' out'n their gardens. I'm impatient this year. Years 'f neglect here 's not been kind to the plants here. My sanctuary devoid 'f bright pops 'f color 'n all the textures that normally reside happily there. The roses 'n vines with a dire need fer major prunin'. I've started a "wish list" fer shrubs 'n ornamentals I wish planted out front by next spring. The need to attract more butterflies, bees 'n hummers pumps through my veins right 'longside the blood. This beauty here 'tis'n ol' rosebush. My young'uns picked such out special fer me Mother's Day, back'n 1990. 'twas a beautiful plantin', surrounded by tall shasta daisies, germander, lavendar, with sapanoria spillin' o'er the edges 'f the bed. The schemin' part's gonna be where to get the plants I desire, one's that'll grow here 'n not be water thirsty. Plants that can withstand our winds, occasional frigid winter temps (we're talkin' -40 with the winds) 'n sometimes 6" 'f rain'n a couple hours. Lots 'f trade-offs I'm purty certain, but I shall begin to build 'new regardless. There will be butterfly bushes, e'en if'n I've got'ta order 'em 'n receive those naked twigs those places 're prone to sendin'.
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@rebelann (54334)
• El Paso, Texas
10 Sep
beautiful rose . I haven't tried growing roses yet, maybe this fall, I'm not sure yet.
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• United States
10 Sep
thanks :) i'm hopin' such continues to live a very long time, 'tis 'lready o'er 30 yrs ol'. jest needin' some t.l.c. i did a search 'n there'd be a greenhouse there that carries roses that with proper care, ought'a be beautiful 't yer place. one 'f their recommendations 'tis from monrovia.com https://www.monrovia.com/plant-catalog/plants/326/knock-out-shrub-rose/
Roses for the Southwest How do you care for them? It is a bit tricky especially in the Southwest where temperatures can get as high as 110.
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@rebelann (54334)
• El Paso, Texas
10 Sep
Roses don't like wind and I have no relief anywhere from the winds @crazyhorseladycx I live in a rural area where fencing is usually chain link or something like it.
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• United States
10 Sep
@rebelann i've loads 'f wind, too. mainly from the southwest. the roses don't seem to mind such? my fence's 'lso chain link.
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@just4him (170755)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
10 Sep
You get down to -40 in winter? I didn't think it got that low where you live. Sounds like here. That rose is beautiful. I hope you can get your sanctuary to pop with color next spring.
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• United States
10 Sep
we've large 'xtremes 'round these parts, ms. valerie. 'twas'n awful winter. lots 'f ice storms (one 3" 'f the horrid schtuff), negative temps fer days. 'twas quite wide spread - lots 'f busted water lines 'cross a huge part 'f our state 'n west texas. thanks :) 'lways makes me smile when such's bloomin'. jest needs some t.l.c. to get'er back to former glory. i'm gonna get started! such'll take some years to get built back to where i wish 't. i'm not fond 'f annuals, to me they're a waste 'f funds when perennials 're the same price. i didn't go plant shoppin' this year, 'd too many other thingies to tend. i've now a good 90% 'f my pasture free from weeds, the back yard 100%. still soooo much to do, but need to wait 'til winter. we've 'lready found several rattlesnakes the past couple 'f weeks here 'n i prefer to catch 'em durin' hibernation. the hubs's a huge mess all 'round the property - piles 'f rotted lumber, metal 'f all sorts, crap that should'a been takin' to the dump years 'go - all places snakes, black widows'n brown recluse spiders like to hang out.
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@just4him (170755)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
11 Sep
@crazyhorseladycx It's good you got the weeding done. I agree. Those are big breeding grounds for snakes and spiders.
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• United States
11 Sep
@just4him 'n places where black feral cats'll hide 'n make ya think ya jest scared a skunk, lol. yup, that happened last eve!
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@CarolDM (40806)
• United States
10 Sep
A gorgeous rose here, love the color. I too have a list of more plants I want in the garden. I know you will figure it all out in your garden. I buy my plants at a local nursery. I like to see it before I buy it.
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• United States
10 Sep
'tis a beaut, one 'f my fav's that still remain. i wish our local nursery'd plants that'll thrive here. alas, such's not so. used to be a lil house'n town that sold a wondrous variety 'f such. that'd be where i got the germander 'n saponaria from years 'go. like yerself, i prefer to see 'em, touch 'em, smell 'em 'fore i purchase. perhaps a road trip to a bigger green house/nursery o'er'n lubbock 'r amarillo, tx 'll be'n order? purty sure i could get'n lots 'f trouble....wanna come?
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@CarolDM (40806)
• United States
10 Sep
@crazyhorseladycx I would love to come along, that would be so much fun!
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• United States
10 Sep
@CarolDM we'd prolly need to clean the horse trailer out 'n take such with.
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@DeborahDiane (28039)
• Laguna Woods, California
10 Sep
I love that rose! I just planted two geranium plants in front of our condo. I love their bright red flowers and they bloom the year around here in California.
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• United States
10 Sep
howdy, stranger! so danged good to see ya! i take 't these means y'ave finally gotten out'ta the hotel business 'fter all these many months? i bet they're gorgeous! how fortunate such thrives there year round. gotta bring 'em 'ndoors here fer winter 'n i fear i've jest not 'nough space fer all those tender plants. yes ma'am, a beautiful rose with great sentimental value. sure hope i can revive 't. would love to take some cuttin's this next year. 'tis sure been a trooper through all 'f our weather hiccups.
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• Laguna Woods, California
11 Sep
@crazyhorseladycx - Yes, we are finally out of the hotel! I need to write a short post and let people know!
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• United States
12 Sep
@DeborahDiane so happy to read such! yes ma'am, such'd relieve lots 'f folks minds. i jest can't imagine livin' that long'n one.
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@BelleStarr (47690)
• United States
10 Sep
I think we need to team up and encourage each other, I have been neglecting my yard as well and I want to add color and attract butterflies.
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• United States
10 Sep
sounds a brilliant plan, ms. izzy! i'd lost many plantin's due to the drought 'n then i fell ill. all those years the hubs did not much but complain, barely took care 'f the trees... time to shake off the cobwebs, do some serious tamin' 'f beasts (virginia creeper, vinca minor, wisteria) 'n reclaim those grounds. make 'em pleasin' to the senses 'n a prosperous place fer the critters yet 'gain.
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@BelleStarr (47690)
• United States
10 Sep
@crazyhorseladycx Its a deal, we will support each others efforts when spring rolls around.
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• United States
10 Sep
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@valmnz (15781)
• New Zealand
11 Sep
Sounds like you have some fun times ahead preparing for your new garden. Your rose is beautiful and similar to one my son and I planted in memory of my husband on Father's Day.
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• United States
11 Sep
yes ma'am, fun times'n loads 'f work i hope i'm able to do. gettin' those vines out aint gonna be easy...i curse 'em daily, lol. really? how wonderful such reminds ya 'f that beautiful rose y'all planted. 'tis a lovely color 'n i jest 'dore the frilly petals.
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@valmnz (15781)
• New Zealand
12 Sep
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@Gillygirl (37869)
• Sutton, England
10 Sep
The roses are beautiful. My favourite colour
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• United States
10 Sep
they're certainly a beaut! i've fingers crossed i can revive this bush to 'ts former glory.
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@Gillygirl (37869)
• Sutton, England
11 Sep
@crazyhorseladycx Fingers crossed
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@Corbin5 (155681)
• United States
10 Sep
After all your planning, you will have a lovely garden!! That rose bush is a beauty!
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• United States
10 Sep
i truly hope so, hon. will need to concentrate'n the focal points first, one bed't a time. back'n the day folks used to actually stop'n ask 'bout the gardens here. not that i wish human visitors, i'd still like 't to be pleasant fer my senses 'n give the critters more variety. she was a beaut, though not so brilliant this year. years 'f neglect takin' their toll. hopin' i can revive the poor dear - 1st step bein' to get rid 'f the hubs vinca minor that's taken o'er the whole front'f the house...
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@Ecoy41 (857)
10 Sep
What a lovely rose. I'd love to have one in my garden in the near future.
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• United States
10 Sep
aint 't a beaut? i jest love the deep peach colorin' :) i'm thinkin' if/when i can get 'em back'n shape to take cuttin's 'n see if'n i can grow more. if'n such's successful, i'd love to share 'em! they're very hardy.
@wolfgirl569 (22072)
• Marion, Ohio
10 Sep
Hope you can get some plants that you like. Pretty rose.
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• United States
10 Sep
me, too. yes ma'am, 'tis a beaut.
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@Juliaacv (45782)
• Canada
10 Sep
I know that you can find a variety of plants that will withstand the temperatures that your region endures and will still entice the butterflies and the hummingbirds. Any trumpet shaped flower will bring them to your yard, and they will return year after year once they find your garden. I remember when we planted our Rose of Sharon, we liked the looks of it, and loved the fact that the hummingbirds liked it also.
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• United States
10 Sep
yes ma'am, used to've many. the drought took some, heavy rains/snows too others. 'tis a crap shoot 'f sorts? i've texas red sage, red yuccas 'n trumpet vines. this time 'f year, i've 'lso cardinal flower vine. the latter 2 which seem to pop'p most e'erywhere. there'd be a rose 'f sharon o'er 't mamaw's lil house. she loved that bush!
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@NJChicaa (65494)
• United States
10 Sep
I miss having a garden to tend to
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• United States
10 Sep
i feel ya! though i confess i would've not'd the time this year. i've jest been able to be out'n productive outdoors fer 'bout 14 months now. years 'f neglect by the hubs so such's proven a most dauntin' task. i've made great headway though, so think i'll be comfortable with startin' next spring, some perhaps late this autumn.
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@Janet357 (26808)
10 Sep
you must have a hugeee garden filled with flowers. bees love it!
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• United States
10 Sep
i used to've such. that's what i'd be strivin' fer. the bees, butterflies, hummers 'n so many other critters 're drawn to such. jest need to focus'n one garden spot 't a time 'n slowly get 't all back where i wish 't. gonna take some years.
@JudyEv (170784)
• Bunbury, Australia
10 Sep
Wow, those are quite extremes of weather. I wish you lots of luck with your plans.
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• United States
10 Sep
yes ma'am. we've odd weather 't best. can be 85 (f) 't noon, 2 ft' 'f snow by late evenin'. thanks, hon. i'm gonna need 't! will 've to figure the main features 's i'll not be able to do all 't once.
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@jstory07 (81219)
• Roseburg, Oregon
10 Sep
I hope you figure out a bunch of things to plant that will work out for you.
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• United States
10 Sep
i hope so, too. a few winters back we'd lots 'f heavy, wet snow (rare) 'n such killed most 'f my cacti garden. 'tis a crap shoot 's what'll be sustainable o'er time.
@thelme55 (20926)
• Germany
11 Sep
Beautiful! That is a lovely photo of a rose.
• United States
11 Sep
thanks :)
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