Debbie's Garden

  (Dallas, Georgia)
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Plants and Moving

And it's another soggy morning in Marietta, Georgia! Some of you know I am moving to Dallas, GA in a month or two, about fifteen to twenty minutes northwest of where I am now in Marietta. After nineteen years, one can imagine there are quite a few plants growing on this small plot! Some are staying, some are being divided and sold, and of course quite a few are going to the new Dallas garden. We are all excited! There are TONS of daylilies (orange), irises (purple AND yellow), spiderwort, ajuga, tarragon, peppermint, spearmint, rosemary and various other perennials and herbs and succulents - it's funny how you don't really realize what you have until you have to dig it up to move it! :-) Raining today, so I won't get any digging done. Maybe tomorrow! Hope some of you can make the plant sale (April 23), or preorder and pickup, either way. Mention you heard about it on localharvest for ten percent off your total! Have a great day!  deb
 
 

Gearing Up For the Plant Sale!

As some of you know my garden and I will be moving to Dallas, Georgia, about 20 minutes from where I am now.  I've been furiously dividing plants and getting ready for a huge PLANT SALE, which is set for April 23. Today my plans for more digging up the yard were foiled, the rain has set in but good!  I guess that gives me time to do paperwork that I usually avoid until absolutely necessary :-) If you are local to Marietta/Atlanta area, please see my events for the plant sale.....it will be a tremendous sale!! Lots of perenniels and some annuals....herbs and flowers mostly.  Ok off to finish my loan paperwork....! Have a good evening!
 
 

Rain!

Finally a bit of rain in Marietta! We've been needing it for a few days now, I was afraid I was going to have to pull out the water hose as i'd  used all my reserve rainwater! It's too early for that, and I am glad to see the rain! It's been raining since yesterday, first it was a slow, drizzly type rain, then a steady drip drip drip...now it has actually been a good steady rain a few times this evening! The buckets are in place, catching the rain water as it runs off the eaves. I have the makings for a rain barrel, just haven't installed the "plumbing" yet. So the mud buckets are still in place, until I get the spigot installed on the barrel.  Whatever works for now I guess. I am loathe to use a water hose again, so will be glad when I can get a few rain barrels full. The chlorine is just not good for the plants. If I do have to use water from the house, I try to put it in buckets to sit and let the chlorine dissipate, which I have heard takes 24 hours. Anyway glad to have the rain, and hoping all the growing things turn green green green! Have moved my plants from the greenhouse, got a bit too warm and I didn't want any casualties, so the babies are on my front porch and sidewalk...won't be long and some of them will be at market!  I did transplant about half of the tomatoes yesterday into bigger pots, covering them up to the first set of leaves. I have Better Boy, Early Girl, and Super Sweet 100 (cherry) tomatoes....sweet banana pepper, cayenne pepper, and  green peppers coming along as well.  Can't wait for the weekend, when I get to work non-stop Saturday with all my plants!  Here's hoping everyone has a good night!
 
 

It hit 72 today!!

It definitely is warming up in Marietta, GA...and I hope for good! It hit 72 today, and the plants in the greenhouse need to come out! Nothing got fried, but a few babies came close. Got to move the herbs out for sure tomorrow morning. It has steadily been warming up at night as well, it's supposed to only go to 49 tonite. As long as i keep an eye on the temps day to day, everything should be ok to move out. I had a request for tarragon today, already. I can tell i need to get some cuttings going. I only have a few tarragon plants coming up in the bed so far for the plant sale, and one is already spoken for! I should have lots more by end of May, though, if all goes well. I'm also working on getting some more East Indian lemongrass going, perhaps i should call mine "Northwest Georgia" lemongrass?  Ha!  Hmmm it's that time of year again...with so much to do, my friends usually know they won't see as much of me from now until the fall, unless they want to come over and help! Ha! Well i did get to see all my kids tonite and little Tommy, my grandson. We had a great time. I've got to run and get my beauty rest now, lots to do tomorrow! Ya'll have a good night! Happy Spring!  debbie

 

 
 
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