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RE: weekend gardening

Congrats!... sounds like you have done a ton of work to your garden

Got my plants in, but weeds are still a major problem for me. Between
the rain and illness around here, it will be next summer before I can
get a handle on them.

Say since you are done there-- feel free to stop in here and tackle any
garden bed that interests you :) LOL!

> Well, I'm down to only 4 plants left to be planted (okay, not counting
> tomatoes and peppers I started that still need to go out - usually do
> Memorial Day but didn't get to them).  Hooray!  Finally finished the
> third of my new large bed (maybe 12' x 35' or so) at least with
> plantings (several asclepias, multiples of several different varieties
> phlox, some asters - it's got bird/butterfly plantings plus 3 young
> sapphireberries) and papered and mulched the rest, except for a small
> area because I ran out of paper.  Finished edging it - I am pretty
> it's very close to done (for this year). It's sort of a trapezoid
> created because that area of the property is very sloped and I didn't
> DH mowing it.
> Anybody else have a gumi (also spelled goumi)?  Mine is now about 8
> old, and put out a big crop of berries this year.  Since I was working
> it, I sampled a lot of them - yum!  They look like tiny, slightly
> elongated
> red cherries, maybe 1/2 inch long and half that wide, and when ripe
> slightly soft.  Taste somewhere between cherry and strawberry.
> the
> birds are going to have some competition for them from here on out now
> that
> I know how good they are!
> The cicadas are winding down, but I saw the first Japanese beetles
> yesterday.  Sigh.  Also did not realize how destructive the cicadas
can be
> to twigs, but I guess it's mostly temporary setback for the trees.
> Libby
> Maryland zone 6

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