Best Seed For Transitional RegionComments (25)Thanks everyone for the replies. Sorry I haven't replied for so long. Here is what I have done so far: I sprayed the entire front yard with Roundup twice over a period of 2 weeks. Last Friday I rented a sod cutter and removed all the dead sod from the front. I know several here recommended that I don't do that, but I don't ever remember hearing why. Anyway, I removed the sod, then brought in 7 yards of soil and sand. Actually it was 3 1/2 yards of topsoil and 3 1/2 yards of sand and then I mixed it with a shovel. This was the hardest part of the entire process. I lightly tilled the yard just before I spread the soil and rolled it with a landscape roller so it was nice and level. That was Friday, Saturday and Sunday. This past Wednesday, my Midnight KBG arrived in the mail. I was going to rent a slit seeder to put the seed down but I was worried that the weight would totally destroy the soil. So I used a tined rake and dragged it across the soil and then used a broadcast spreader to spread the seed. Once I got the seed down, I set the irrigation system to water twice a day, once at 9:00 AM and again at 2:30 PM for about 25 minutes. Last night we got some heavy rain for the first time in weeks. I had nightmares of waking up and finding all the soil in the neighbors yard and running down the street but I got lucky and only a little seed washed away. I have extra so I will put some down tomorrow. I also want to put down some additional topsoil on top of the seed and then put straw on top of that. Hopefully in two weeks from Wednesday I will have grass starting to grow. I will post some more pictures in a few weeks. Thanks again to all for your advice!!! Here are some pictures: After second application of Roundup Cutting and removing the sod Most of the Sod up but no soil yet Soil is down and waiting for seed. Still have some work to do between the curb and sidewalk. Picture makes the yard look more rounded than it really is. I also smoothed out the foot prints....See More
Edmunds' RosesComments (7)Last year Edmunds was not Edmunds any more but Jung. However, before Edmunds sold out the nursery and the name to Jung I got a very disappointing clone of Maria Shiver from Edmunds. By the time I realized that the rose was doing nothing (wasn't dead but still a dwarf that barely flowers) Edmunds were not available any more. The other roses I got from them in the same order were disappointing, too but at least they bloom more or less (rather less than they should). My guess is that their growers didn't pay much attention to the quality having got the wind of EdmundsÂ closing down. Jung probably could not or didnÂt inspect the crop Â they might have assumed that they would get the quality Edmunds gained the name for....See More
Edmund's RosesComments (31)Hey Leslie! No I didn't get SEQUOIA BALLET. It's very pretty tho. Be sure and post some pics! Well, my Edmund's catalog arrived today!! I'm sooooo glad I didn't order yet. I don't think I like the looks of SPANISH SUNSET. Well, no actually it is quite interesting, but I just don't have room for more dk orange fl's! I like ALL-AMERICAN MAGIC tho. Kinda reminds me of GEORGE BURNS only more of a rosette-type bloom. Guess I'll get it, ADOLPH HORSTMANN and a replacement REMEMBER ME for the one that is dying on me, after 10 yrs. Bummer... I finally get the dang thing in the ground and it goes into major shock and dies....See More
Lost and found...recovering from Pickering's newsComments (9)Tammy, try Greenmantle for R. primula. They carry it but may already be sold out. Greenmantle is old-fashioned, you have to call to see about availability. Marissa is very nice to talk to and very knowledgeable, so the call is always fun. I was lucky enough to get R. primula from Pickering last year. This is a wonderful rose and HUGE now. Also, it has been raining today, and the lovely scent of incense is blanketing the whole garden. Yum! Melissa Here is a link that might be useful: Greenmantle's list of roses...See More
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