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Old 08-27-2015, 04:45 AM
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Saliha, my mini roses did not have many blossoms. Maybe you have advice?

I planted them in a large half whiskey barrel and they got all-morning sun. Bought them in the supermarket. Fed them with slow-acting plant food one time.

I'm disappointed in them.

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I too bought my mini-roses from the supermarket and put them to very sunny place - but during the summer other plants, like dahlias, grew well and covered them. So they have been in shadow, not at the direct sunlight. Of my mind it might not be the best place for them at all but they are still alive and flowering.

I fed them by crushed eggs shells (from my kitchen) and vegetable fertilizer. I might need to add some garden lime as roses like soil what is quite alkaline (ph 6 - 6,5).
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Arenīt they cute?



Shark fin melon (1,5 kg) and behind squash (2 kg) from my garden.

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All roses have a big spring bloom and then another one in the fall. In between they don't flower as much. A lot depends upon the weather. Right now it is blistering hot in the Valley so I'm not getting very many blooms and some of the flowers look burned. As a rule supermarket roses are not the best. You're better off buying from a nursery and even better from a rose grower. I've bought some of my mini roses off the internet. These are named rose that have competed in shows.

Go to www.forloveofroses.com. They are more expensive than the grocery store but you'll have better luck. You might also want to take a look at the potting soil that you used. Use a fertilizer that is specific for roses. By the way I have something like 50 or 60 roses of all sizes. I recently joing the Rose Society. They have a website that provides information.
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Think that I've got a lot of roses? One of the members of my club has over 400.
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Thank you for the info on roses, Leni - VERY helpful!!

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Itīs a rainy day and raining makes golden balls heavy. Without supporters they might fall:

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Harvest time is happy time.



Sunflowers, beans and peas.
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Asters are opening:





Behind marigolds in old basket.


Honey bar for bees is closed but buffet for birds is opened:




More sunflowers are still flowering:

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Shark fin melons:







Squash:




Broad beans:

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Flower of onion:




Sunflowers:





These sunflowers are over 2 meters tall but not flowering yet:



Little smaller ones:



Red and yellow ones, with few small buds:




As the zucchini in the frame has no competitors (only thyme and basil but I donīt think it counts them), it grew huge:



And makes a lot of fruits too.


Tomatoes have changed color to a little lighter green:



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Beans:




And peas:




Spearmint, planted at the last summer:



Spearmint, planted at this summer:




Basils in the pots:






Holy basil:




A bunch of tomatoes:

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VERY impressive clusters of tomatoes, Saliha!

My plants only yielded a fraction of yours!

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Before I havenīt succeed with tomatoes very well but at this year I made a lot of work for them. Now I just afraid that colder weathers come too early and soon I have a lot of green tomatoes everywhere.

Anyways, like many gardeners, I too am kind of megalomaniac with gardening - already head full of new plans for the next summer, bigger garden and more plants.

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Down South they make fried green tomatoes when the cold sets in.
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Down South they make fried green tomatoes when the cold sets in.
I've not had fried green tomatoes but am willing to try.
Is there a special way to do this?

I've only had fried red tomatoes the past few years after
having an Irish breakfast fry up in Whistler. My bud from
Scotland did them for us before we went a fishing a few
years ago and found them not bad. Please pass the baked
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Down South they make fried green tomatoes when the cold sets in.
LOVE them! Fried green tomato parmesan is one of my favorite things to make with them.

But I hope you get a nice mess of ripe red ones before you have to resort to green tomato recipes, Saliha!


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I have still few basils left, most of them I have harvested as weather has changed too cold for them:



Most of them I dry but today I also made some pesto.


Sunflowers:




No flowers with these ones yet:




Some random plants; I planted here those which didnīt fit to anywhere else places:



Asters and mints beside of the sunflowers.


And now, evening is coming to my garden:

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The autumn has started but garden is flowering. Itīs time of asters:




Goldenballs are "golden":




And marigolds:






A lot of sunflowers:




One of the latest poppies:




Spearmints:






Mostly still green:








One more big one left...

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The time of the fall colors is soon starting in my back yard:

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I made the first video about my garden. Ok, I am still training here. Itīs wobbling a little now... Better quality at the next time I hope.

Here we go:

https://youtu.be/nkhhNWIAKpw

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Shark fin melon, 4 kg:



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At the autumn, asters are my favourites:










Squash still has flowers:




Garden nasturtium:






Calendula officinalis:




Blooming of the sunflowers has continued over the month and there still have buds:



Tomatoes in the background.
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At the yesterday and last night was heavy wind and it broke one "money maker" tomato. Seems that also the brances were heavy because of tomatoes.



1,5 kg tomatoes from one plant - a money maker really is the money maker.

Now I just need to wish they will turn to red inside.


Three more zucchinis are coming:




Sunflowers I sow beside of the wall have started to bloom:



There are yellow and red ones.
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Try storing your tomatoes in a brown paper bag.
They should turn ripe then.
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More astounding photos, Saliha!

Aren't sunflowers among the happiest of all flowers??

One of the Mammoth seeds I planted should have just been one giant stalk with one giant bloom. But it had over 20 flowers! A whole bouquet in one stalk!

One of the red autumn varieties has just bloomed - beautiful!

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