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Offline Årne Longbörgenssen

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Re: Sandy and Your Garden
« Reply #16 on: January 23, 2013, 07:46:30 AM »
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  • As long as the Neponsit Mint crop comes in . ..
    So heavy you can't even pick it up.

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    Re: Sandy and Your Garden
    « Reply #17 on: January 23, 2013, 12:55:28 PM »
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  • Great, great find Arne! Thank you. 
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    Re: Sandy and Your Garden
    « Reply #18 on: January 23, 2013, 02:15:25 PM »
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  • Shacky -- we've noticed many 'brown' evergreens in recent travels -- not all by flood/saltwater areas.  Wondering if there could be something else going on too.  That big cedar next to my house better hang on -- it's the only significant/older tree we've got nearby since the sewer project and then Sandy blew through  :'(
    for all (malibu casey, maybe your lilac?) --- we've been told Gypsum will help plants get nutrients after being inundated by salt.  geez, all the poor worms probably salt-cured.

    yeah - after irene we spread a lot of gypsum and a lot of stuff came back. i pretty much dug everything up after this one - just sort of gave up. oddly, some bulbs are starting to pop up. we were told last year by the nursery that you can put a lot of gypsum down - it doesn't have any negative effects.
    not sure about others, but we also tossed our compost pile. it was full of worms pre storm and after, they were all gone / disintegrated. i figured the compost was salt-ridden / toxic.

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    Re: Sandy and Your Garden
    « Reply #19 on: January 23, 2013, 07:46:00 PM »
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  • As long as the Neponsit Mint crop comes in . ..


    don't think i haven't been fretting about this.


    there is a plan B however.
    three summers ago, some of the neponsit mint line was transplanted to an undisclosed location in western massachusetts, where it is thriving. if the indigenous rockaway mint proves to have been wiped out, it can be re-introduced from the massachusetts stock.
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    Re: Sandy and Your Garden
    « Reply #20 on: January 25, 2013, 09:18:37 PM »
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  • I haven't focused on my garden yet becauses I'm pushing hard to move into my home Feb 8 come hell or... WTF!  I want to get into my home, home soon.

    I'm hopeful everything survives. I think my June berries (May berries with climate change) will be fine. I have my fingers crossed for the laurels and plumb trees. Doesn't look great but maybe. I noticed my irises are still green and before the deep cold the M. Daisies looked very strong. 90% of the bonsai went the way of the Gowanis Dolphin, sigh. Let's see. Soil change is an option for the veggie box but everyone else just has to find a way but I will help.

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    Re: Sandy and Your Garden
    « Reply #21 on: February 26, 2013, 07:59:19 AM »
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  • daffodils!
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    Re: Sandy and Your Garden
    « Reply #22 on: February 26, 2013, 09:33:38 AM »
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  • daffodils!

    a bunch of crocuses came up in our bare yard. crazy.

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    Re: Sandy and Your Garden
    « Reply #23 on: February 26, 2013, 02:37:41 PM »
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  • daffodils!
    a bunch of crocuses came up in our bare yard. crazy.
    yes - saw daffodils popping up on the beach block!  We have irises planted last year that are green & popped up through soil as well.  One big shrub in backyard has green in its branches -- our baby cedar that we transplanted after we found it growing through a crack in our driveway years ago -- is not so happy (it re-rooted in the back of our yard, but I think it might have gotten salt-fried).  c'mon warmth & sunshine & green.
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    Re: Sandy and Your Garden
    « Reply #24 on: July 09, 2013, 10:09:02 PM »
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  • I am looking for a landscaper/gardner that works in LB to help me recover from from some bad post Sandy advice/actions by my previous contractor, who has lost my confidence.  Would love some experienced suggestions.

    Thx

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    Re: Sandy and Your Garden
    « Reply #25 on: July 10, 2013, 08:16:20 AM »
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  • neither a landscaper or gardner by profession however our garden has made quite a successful recovery and we did research when it came to replacing plants we lost with more salt tolerant varieties.  Glad to lend a hand, give some pointers, and get you back up and going.  Where in LB are you, East, West or Central.  Just shoot me a pm.
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    Sandy and Your Garden
    « Reply #26 on: July 10, 2013, 06:14:25 PM »
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  • Onefin that is an awesome offer that I will accept. I will pm. Thx

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    Re: Sandy and Your Garden
    « Reply #27 on: July 11, 2013, 10:18:56 AM »
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  • Onefin that is an awesome offer that I will accept. I will pm. Thx

    come visit onefin and my garden. the front is a jungle, and the back is looking really cool  ;D

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    Re: Sandy and Your Garden
    « Reply #28 on: July 11, 2013, 05:30:31 PM »
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  • I am looking for a landscaper/gardner that works in LB to help me recover from from some bad post Sandy advice/actions by my previous contractor, who has lost my confidence.  Would love some experienced suggestions.

    Thx

    I'd be glad to offer my advice as well.  PM me.
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    Re: Sandy and Your Garden
    « Reply #29 on: August 07, 2013, 11:01:48 AM »
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  • lawn: i put down a ton of pelletized gypsum and lime. lawn is looking better than before the storm. put down fresh coat of top soil and compost before reseeding. organic fertilizer and actually water it now.


    hedges:  coming back, a bit thinner than last year but getting better. put down a bunch of holly-tone.


    trees: lost one giant yew tree and the others next to him are still salt burned but coming back. cedar trees got burned from spray too, gonna wait until next year to see if they come back.


    garden: built beds raised to 30".  hope thats high enough.


    now if i could figure some way to keep deer out of my yard.