Durgan
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Location: Brantford, Ontario, Canada Zone 5

Flower and Vegetable Garden 2006 pictures annotated.

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24 Aug 2006.The plants have probably reached their full growth for this year. There are a few fall flowers yet to bloom. All in all it was a great gardening year in my area Zone 5.
My disappointments were the poor growth of peas, cuccumbers and muskmellon due to downy mildew attack, gladiolois, hollyhocks due to fungus, and some frost damage in the spring. The bugs in general were not a problem this year. One only gets a single chance in Zone 5. Wait until next year, I always say.
Durgan.
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Newt
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Durgan, I thoroughly enjoyed the tour. I drooled over the veggies and the flowers. I'm sooo ready for spring. I would like to make one comment though. I would suggest adding mulch rings to the trees. It appears they were once there, but do consider removing the grass and adding the mulch.
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You should find this helpful.
https://www.treesaregood.com/treecare/mulching.aspx

Newt

Durgan
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Location: Brantford, Ontario, Canada Zone 5

Mulching

Mulching.

My wife likes the postcard look, so it is a constant battle. This year I will put the foot down and apply the mulch. I get hardwood chips from the city and let it compost a bit before using.

These chips are also appled to the vegetable garden to keep the soil friable.

Durgan.

Newt
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Maybe if you show your wife the info on the link it will help.

Reasons to have a mulch ring under a tree:
There is a great risk of injury to the trunk of the tree with trimming.

The tree has to compete with the grass for nutrients and water.

As the tree grows the lawn will be shaded out under the tree and look unsightly.

Newt

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