Tammy Clayton

The end of Februrary already? My how time does fly! The sun has already become more readily available than in the past few months. Perhaps more cold and clear, but those candle-hours are important to the sleeping natural world; it is their built in clock. You cannot lie to a plant, it knows what time it is. Far more intelligent than one gives them credit for.

As you plan what to add to your garden this winter, I am sure you are paying attention to the light and water requirements all good perennial vendors attatch to each entry in their catalog. This is very important to your success with each plant. But it is possible to mix more drought loving plants with those that require more moisture in the same planting with good results. The secret lies in the substructure of each given plant's area in the bed.

Drought lovers do like some water, they will reward you with a much more beauty with some weekly water...in a drought bed. But what if you want to put say - lavender and phlox in with lobelia and ligularia? Those water requirements can really hamper one's creativity! So some knowledge of drainage engineering will give you the ability to try mixing them in the same planting area. Lavender and Phlox like drier conditions. Not that the Phlox will die in a spot where daily overhead watering is recieved. It will survive and grow huge, and flower excessively, but be stricken with fungus that makes the lower leaves yellow, icky looking and then become half defoliated. Ground watering is it's preferred daily moisturizing treatement. One can place it in a corner the sprinkler doesn't hit and water that section by hand once or twice a week and it will reward you very nicely indeed. Since Phlox is rather tall, this avenue of placing it in the back corner works out well. It likes the moisture but not on its leaves. Roses fare better this way as well, especialy since one cannot control what the heavens will pour down. Less black spot and such other marring problems will occur, if ground water is used vs. overhead.

1950 John Deere R Tractor w Pony Motor Engine forerunner to 80, 820, 830 MOCC

1950 John Deere R Tractor w  Pony Motor Engine forerunner to 80,  820,  830

Price: $1,000.00 (0 Bids)
Time Left: 37m
1951 John Deere M Gas Tractor ie- MT H 40 MI 420 B CashOnPickup

1951 John Deere M Gas Tractor ie- MT H 40 MI 420 B

Price: $2,700.00 (0 Bids)
Time Left: 1h 12m
John Deere Tractor PayPal

John Deere Tractor

Price: $810.00 (30 Bids)
Time Left: 14h 23m
Meadows 20 inch stone burr mill PayPal

Meadows 20 inch stone burr mill

Price: $9,700.00 (0 Bids)
Time Left: 22h 35m
John Deere 820 Diesel Tractor w Orchard Fenders 2.5L 3 Cylinder Diesel Engine CashOnPickup

John Deere 820 Diesel Tractor w  Orchard Fenders 2.5L 3 Cylinder Diesel Engine

Price: $9,250.00 (0 Bids)
Time Left: 1d 35m
Jacobson tractor PayPal

Jacobson tractor

Price: $2,995.00 (0 Bids)
Time Left: 1d 51m
Reproduction John Deere Pully PayPal

Reproduction John Deere Pully

Price: $72.00 (0 Bids)
Time Left: 1d 3h 17m
Hart Parr Reproduction Oiler Drive Gear PayPal

Hart Parr Reproduction Oiler Drive Gear

Price: $55.00 (0 Bids)
Time Left: 1d 3h 33m
VINTAGE TRACTOR CALENDERS PayPal

VINTAGE TRACTOR CALENDERS

Price: $10.00 (0 Bids)
Time Left: 1d 5h 16m
John Deere Styled BN Tractor, All Fuel, 800 Series Hitch, Factory Rear Spokes VisaMC

John Deere Styled BN Tractor,  All Fuel,  800 Series Hitch,  Factory Rear Spokes

Price: $521.00 (21 Bids)
Time Left: 1d 5h 38m
OLIVER TRACTOR CARBURETOR 70 SUPER 77 770 88 880 1550 BIG BORE PULLER CARB PayPal

OLIVER TRACTOR CARBURETOR 70  SUPER 77 770  88  880 1550 BIG BORE PULLER CARB

Price: $375.00 (0 Bids)
Time Left: 1d 17h 51m
IH Farmall 300 tractor MOCC

IH  Farmall 300 tractor

Price: $1,950.00 (0 Bids)
Time Left: 2d 20h 28m
John Deere 3010 diesel with loader ie 3020 4010 4020 2510 2520 PayPal

John Deere 3010 diesel with loader ie 3020 4010 4020 2510 2520

Price: $4,500.00 (0 Bids)
Time Left: 3d 12h 55m
Flare Box w Hoist on Minnesota Running Gear PayPal

Flare Box w Hoist on Minnesota Running Gear

Price: $660.00 (0 Bids)
Time Left: 3d 18h 8m
1946 Gibson Model A Tractor w opt. front blade, Cast iron Gibson Rims, tines PayPal

1946 Gibson Model A Tractor w  opt. front blade,  Cast iron Gibson Rims,  tines

Price: $1,190.00 (0 Bids)
Time Left: 3d 19h 30m
FORD 80 100 120 LAWN & GARDEN TRACTORS OPERATORS OWNERS MANUAL KOHLER PayPal

FORD 80 100 120 LAWN & GARDEN TRACTORS OPERATORS OWNERS MANUAL KOHLER

Price: $14.27 (0 Bids)
Time Left: 3d 20h 6m
FORD 8N TRACTOR PayPal

FORD 8N TRACTOR

Price: $2,800.00 (0 Bids)
Time Left: 4d 16h 37m
Meadows Mills 8 inch Stone Burr Mill - The Assembly C PayPal

Meadows Mills 8 inch Stone Burr Mill - The Assembly C

Price: $1,300.00 (0 Bids)
Time Left: 4d 18h 37m
1952 8N Ford Tractor w 3 Point Hitch RUNS GREAT CashOnPickup

1952 8N Ford Tractor w  3 Point Hitch RUNS GREAT

Price: $2,000.00 (0 Bids)
Time Left: 4d 22h 30m
John Deere 3020 Gas Utility Powershift rare ie 4020 4320 4010 PayPal

John Deere 3020 Gas Utility Powershift rare ie 4020 4320 4010

Price: $8,500.00 (0 Bids)
Time Left: 5d 1h 57m