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    addy1 water gardener / gold fish and shubunkins Moderator

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    some spring flowers
     

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    first bog bloom
     

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    j.w I Love my Goldies

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    Lots of nice color w/ all the bulbs. Our tulips aren't blooming here yet. We had a cold set back and Spring sprang a leak........more rain and chilly today again :bouncycig:
    I like your cool wagon wheel........I've got an old metal one :cool:
     
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    j.w I Love my Goldies

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    The yellow one looks kinda like a geranium on the leaves..........real purdy :bouncycig:
     
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    The wagon wheel is part of a bench, all made out of old wagons. We just have not put them back together yet. Each end has a wheel This is it set up at my arizona house,
     

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    looking lovely addy .... i use to have the yellow flower cant remember its name but its like a buttercup only for water it grew massive in a very short time and love your seat :0)
     
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    j.w I Love my Goldies

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    Oh yes you gotta put those seats back together....they are really cool. Guess you have to stop them from rolling while you sit in them tho or you might roll yourself all the way down to the bottom of the hill and end up in w/ the fishes like.............tee hee,...........Malak :alieneyesa:
     
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    addy1 water gardener / gold fish and shubunkins Moderator

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    lol jw for sure, they have little stand type things, that you put under the wheels, ie flat so they will not roll or move. They are really nice we have just not had a "place" to put them now do
     
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    j.w I Love my Goldies

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    Looks like one could easily make those out of any old wheels. Might have to see what dear DH has to say about making some. He would prolly want to make them out of steel tho as he's a steel driving man. Might be rather warm on your butt tho in the hot summer sun........or just use a cushion :alieneyesa:
     
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    i can send you some close ups if you would like to see, pretty simple design
     
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    i just planted some dahlias a couple days ago and a couple of the pots have an inch long sprout so im excited, i got the mixed variety and it is always exciting to see what will come out of each bulb..but just a quick question:
    i have some friends who have dahlias that they leave in the ground and they grow back the next year and some who take them out before winter and plant them the next year, which is better? and also how do you divide dahlias?
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    addy1 water gardener / gold fish and shubunkins Moderator

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    They are not hardy and die if it freezes, is your friend in canada? Mine died that i left in the ground we are 6b-7 zone.
     
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    I grew dahlias for years and dug them up in the fall after a freeze. You let them dry out and seperate each little root. They look like sweet potatoes. I have some that do come back every year but they are up against the house and in well drained soil so that might have something to do with it.
     
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    I had some against the house and they died, but I think we are a little colder than you are mrsclem, the last ones i pulled and dried, now need to get butt in gear and put back in the ground
     
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    Yes they actually live a couple kilometres away too so I'm just kind of wondering what is going on, I'm pretty sure they have the same kind of dahlia as me too and it gets really cold here so I don't know I may just take them out just incase, mrsclem you said that I take the roof out and divide it, I'm wondering how so? I bought a couple bags from walmart and they appear to look like a stick with a bunch of little potatoes attached, are these the seeds? And if so why do they sell them as a six pack if it is possible to just take them apart and get like 50 plants and also I plan on planting the dahlias near the pond, is that a bad idea? Liner pond btw
     
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    mrsclem mrsclem

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    The roots can be divided but the more you break them apart, the smaller the new plant will be. The potato part is the actual root and you can usually see what looks like an eye on a potato (sprout). That is the new growth. There are several stores that sell bags of the tubers, check Lowes. If you do decide to winter them over, dig them up, let them dry and then keep them in peat moss in a cool dark place till spring. I always divided mine in the spring as it was easier to see where the new sprouts were. They do not tolerate wet soil as the tubers will rot. Also, depending on the variety, if you get the dinner plate type, pinch off all flower buds but one per stem to get really HUGE flowers.
     
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    hot cross buns then jw:lol::lol:eek:ne for each bun and what kind of tulips are those with the odd leaves .look at that buns and two lips in one wow :bowdown::lol::lol:
     
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    thanks mrsclem im going to wait a year first before i start to seperate them
     
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    The one group of tulips have just stopped blooming and two other groups are starting..........and sorry mrsclem, no clue why but the deer are ignoring them so far. Even have some out by the road they like to walk down.
     

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    Nice assortment of blooms you got going there addy. Never seen the striped leaves ones before and they are cool :rolleyes:
     
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