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BootsNBridles
Sun Apr 28 2019, 05:59PM Email Thread Print View

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It can be tricky getting plants growing early in our season! Anyone have any tips and tricks?

One was taught to me many moons ago : if it freezes when you have young but leafed out plants in the ground spray water on them before the sun hits them. It defrosts them slowly and will save most of them. It seems weird but it has worked!!
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solargardens
Sun Apr 28 2019, 06:44PM
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Boots, we use frost cloth or old sheets for those days like we have been having (nice days and an occasional freeze)
Cover the plants when you know the temps will be 25 to 35 degrees in the morning. We have started putting out our rose sage, California fuchsia and bumblebee penstemon for the xeriscape plant giveaway. So far so good.


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Cammy & I have kept 7 tomatoes and 2 pepper plants alive the last 2 weeks by wrapping them in sheets each evening!

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Here's the covering during our recent graupel storm:


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HazMatMind
Thu May 02 2019, 08:48AM
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Neighbor planted some poppy seeds. I plan to follow suit. His wife said the poppies might not even come up until next year. Is this accurate? I'm also looking for a sturdy climbing perennial to soften a chain-link fence. Suggestions? Thx!
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Lumber Jill ⭐
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HazMatMind wrote ...

Neighbor planted some poppy seeds. I plan to follow suit. His wife said the poppies might not even come up until next year. Is this accurate? I'm also looking for a sturdy climbing perennial to soften a chain-link fence. Suggestions? Thx!

Poppies will sprout on bare ground. They won't in the shadows of grasses etc. They will come up this year, and have limited blooms but will grow into nice large plants over several years. They reseed themselves nicely, again, on bare ground. We have 3 Virginia Creepers which are a beautiful deep red in the fall. Birds love their seeds in the fall/winter.


What doesn't kill me does NOT make me stronger. It makes me anxious, bitchy, and vulnerable...but nobody wants to see that embroidered on a pillow...Lisa Kogan...thx LXL...sorry i stole it from you! Ok, maybe I'm not sorry :-P

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Thanks, LJ!
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HMM, our pink Shirley poppies that we seeded last month are popping up in abundance. The prickly poppies are also coming back. Watch for the doves, they LOVE poppy seeds and will devour most of them in short order. I have seen doves flying sideways after eating the prickly poppy seeds !! Next time, I will try to get a video of that and post it.
Try good for your fence. Community market usually has a nice example on the West side of the building. I have extra hops plants if you would like a few.


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Good=hops

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MrOwl
Aug 23 : 09:33pm
Hey SCM. 3 car rule in Idaho but rarely does anyone pull in the slow vehicle pullout lane area

SCM ALERT🚨
Aug 23 : 07:55pm
Hey Mr Owl!

Benny ⭐
Aug 23 : 07:39pm
Yeah they've even put signs up along hwy 38, 5 or more cars to pull over. Haven't noticed them on 330, and it doesn't seem like they do any good anyway.

Quakes
Aug 23 : 07:25pm
Thanks for informing me!

BBNona
Aug 23 : 06:36pm
I’ve been driving UTH & DTH for 21 years. One of my pet peeve‘s is when people speed up at the passing lane… Dries me nuts! If you want to drive slow pull over! The main problem is the flatlanders they think they own the road and really they’re breaking the law, I’ve seen so many driving slow and refusingi to pull over . I believe if you have five cars behind you you were supposed to pull over but this is absolutely ignored all the time. Drives me nuts

EvaJ
Aug 23 : 06:22pm
I think there are lots of reasons people might drive a bit slow on the 330. Unfamiliarity, vacation mode, retiree mode and/or just enjoying the view. I think I drive on the slower side because I have a dog that gets car sick and I don't like to feel like I am working hard at driving (if that makes sense). I use the turnouts unless I'm in the middle of a pack and I'm keeping up with the guy in front of me. Even then, if somebody's on my bumper I'll use a turnout. I don't have to do the drive every day so maybe it's easier for me to be relaxed about it.

SCM ALERT🚨
Aug 23 : 03:29pm
Quakes, we usually have 2-3 military helicopters fly through every day up over Big Bear, in addition to the weekly Osprey flyovers. Not to mention the daily tour chopper(s), Mercy Air(H285), etc. The military uses our area as training grounds, which is similar terrain to Afghanistan.

Tlingit
Aug 23 : 02:11pm
I drive slow partially because coming around a blind turn, you never know when there maybe a bolder in the road. isn't it easy just to slow down?

bernermom
Aug 23 : 02:06pm
Quakes...there are usually 3 or 2 military helicopters about every 2-3 weeks....nothing to worry about...I am in your area so they are the norm.

MtMan
Aug 23 : 01:47pm
Dream, you are one of the few that actually slow down when in the right passing lane. Usually most will speed up to prevent anyone from passing them, they seem to have a mentality of "I have to be in the lead". I have always thought that it should be: Lead, follow or get out of the way. Thanks for being courteous, wish more people were like that.

Dreamweaver
Aug 23 : 01:27pm
Driving slow and safe through the curves would be ok if they did not fly through the passing lanes. When towing our boat, I actually slow down when I get to the passing lanes so no one has to risk a speeding ticket to pass me.
Just comes down to being courteous.

wade easton
Aug 23 : 01:18pm
At least on the 18 from Waterman there are 2 lanes and I can pass the vertically challenged. Just wanted to make sure I wasn't alone. I refuse to come up the 330 on Friday afternoons.

Benny ⭐
Aug 23 : 11:48am
ALSO, BE ADVISED, THE BLACKHAWK HELICOPTER(S) ARE BUZZING AROUND MOONRIDGE. YOU WILL SEE AIRCRAFT IN THE AREA AND MAY HEAR QUITE A BIT OF (FAKE)GUNFIRE.

Quakes
Aug 23 : 11:44am
3 helicopters in a row just flew over my house. They appeared to be military helicopters.

Airport Razz
Aug 23 : 11:39am
Really, after 10 years up and down you have to question why DTH dad is driving like either great grandpa or mario andrette?? Wife yelling at him, kids throwing up, and looking at the cliff he is going to drive off in the next 30 seconds. that is why we call them FlatLanders........OOPS.....Vertica lly Challenged to be PC



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