Spring Is Finally Arriving in Tennessee

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  1. Mal Campbell

    Mal Campbell Well-Known Member
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    Well, in between thunderstorm storms and lightening, I went outside yesterday and snapped these photos of my new garden - we moved 2 years ago, and I started with a dirt yard. It's going slowly, because money is tight, but the little color did brighten my day.

    Tulips with some wild violets
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    Hosta, just starting to emerge.
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    And the one beside it, unfurled.
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  2. Brittany Houser

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    Your flowers are lovely! We planted tulips and violets too. My daughter brought irises from our old house to put out., and I am keeping my fingers crossed for them. I also want some lilies. We have this odd flower called a lupine that we'll be planting for the first time this year. We are getting more than our fair share of rain, so the plants ought to do well.[​IMG] LUPINE
     
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    Very nice. I've still got patches of snow but it's melting fast. No new growth here yet, though.
     
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  4. Mal Campbell

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    Thanks for posting the photo of the lupines. My brother introduced me to them years and years ago - he was an avid gardener and got me started. I used to have lupines in my garden. For some reason, I'd forgotten about them. We've moved so many times, and I try to bring some of my plants with me. But a couple of the moves where in December/January, so no luck with transplanting anything.

    I'll have to look for these at the garden center. You don't usually see them at places like Lowes or Home Depot.
     
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    I have discovered that a wonderful place to find almost any kind of a plant,or even a plant seed, is on e-bay.
    It is even something that I have considered doing myself when I have extra seeds or plants to sell. People everywhere and even businesses and nurseries are listing their plants on ebay.
    You can find many unusual and interesting varieties of vegetables on there, as well. Usually, the prices are cheaper than if you bought it from a garden store , too.
    My comfrey died last year, and I just got some good root starts from an e-bay seller,and planted them; so I am hoping to have more comfrey soon.
     
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  6. Mal Campbell

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    Just be careful, I know there are laws as to what plants can be sent through the mail, and some states have restrictions on anything "live" coming into the state. Then you have to be concerned about pests and parasites. You don't want to get a plant that is infested and then introduce that into your garden.
     
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