I have never thought of doing this. As many hosepipes in this world that I have wound around
and I knew that there was something that was inventive but just could not get it into my head. Thanks for this. Of course, right now,any old hose that leaks is used as a soaker hose for garden. BUT, just wait.. I'll get one soon.. NOW that I've seen this..
Whether you are a garden novice or a veteran gardener, you may be aware of the sad fact that our shade garden annual favorite is being denied life by the nasty downy mildew that spreads
all across our nation now. Even if you save your own Impatien seed and keep other garden center plants away from your carefully and lovingly tended imps, you are still vulnerable as this is an airborn pathogen that will stay in your soil from one season to the next. It starts on the underside of the plant where you don't always see it. You won't notice until the leaves turn yellow and fall off, the plant withering and dying. There is nothing as of yet that effectively will combat the virulent attack.
This is my list of alternatives to the dilemma of what to plant to give that same heavenly splash of color in the shade garden.
My top picks are
1) Begonia , green wax leaf, tuberous , angel and dragon wing
4) New guinea impatien
8) Shade coleus
10) Euphorbia 'diamond frost'
15) Fan Flower(Scaevola)
There are a bunch more that will take part shade such as Nicotiana, Salvia, and Sweet Williams.
I will miss the sweet sweet impatien, but while the experts search for a cure, it gives us all the opportunity to step out of our garden box and into the wild new territory of DIFFERENT and awesome plants that will put a smile on our garden faces.#itchingforspring
Commented on Apr 13, 2013
This pic needs to get to Douglas Hunt. I am so tired I can't think. Been on computer too long
tonight. If any of you can think clearly, please tell me at my email address so as to send this to him.. I am looking for glass rooters.. very delicate little vials or very intricate bottles decorated to large marbles and wire.. if any of you can pass this on to him and know how to mention my name and he has the other emails on this subject.. again it is to Douglas Hunt.. thanks so much.. Nancy Still
I've been post op now for about six months. Casts have been coming off/on now since Sept. We
moved here from my mother's old home place. I could not leave her house w/o taking some of her plants with me. Today, I came around the car and much to my surprise.. I found a purple iris that's been in our family for ages.. two lived.. both of them. My son had not said a word about them, wanted to surprise me.. I found two purple iris'.with yellow throats. and I almost had to sit down. They are purple with yellow throat. I had to think that I moved from my mother's but she moved with me. There it was in all his reality.. I love them.. beautiful.. thanks for this Red Velvet Elvis.. it's beautiful.. with love, nancy s.
I thought that I had already said something on here because I got a notice about activity for
this blog. I love the porch. I'd love to just sit here and think or drink some sweat tea. The dog has all the captured in him. It's almost l like a 'Where's Waldo" he is so camouflaged. Just a beautiful place to be on a sunny day,