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Erica (Dawnfire)
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Need a good tree trimer recomendation
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Started this discussion. Last reply by Erica (Dawnfire) Oct 30, 2015.

Free chickens
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Started this discussion. Last reply by Powell Gammill Sep 11, 2014.

Leaf footed bugs
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Sooty Canker?
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Food chain facts and a four year old
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Stripped cucumber beetles
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Started this discussion. Last reply by Erica (Dawnfire) Jul 30, 2013.

Eaten and not be ME
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tire gardening
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Defective Nectarine Tree?
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I'm 31 years old with a three year old, a dog, two cats and a lot of koi... I have a crazy habit of trying to do everything from scratch and the hard way. Haven't figured out why yet, probably never will.

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Garden Battle II

I feel like I've taken over the forum lately but I have been doing so much hunting and work towards getting the yard where I want it. I've now contacted two companies about getting free tree mulch. I'm on the list for free fill dirt with another company. And I'm hunting like mad for urbanite (broken concrete) and I'm having a lot of trouble with it. I can't believe how hard it is proving. I would think companies would want to save on the dump fees and give away broken concrete. The hardest…


Posted on June 5, 2012 at 4:34pm — 5 Comments

Support and Advice Please

Well today was a very good day. I was very lucky to have Vynnie come by and give us advice for the garden. As Catherine has been telling me my problem is I don't have enough dirt in my soil... lol I did try the vermiculite and it really hasn't been in the beds long enough for me to know if it is working but today I was convinced to just put some fill dirt in and weed the beds. I really hope I'm not setting myself up for disaster with that but I feel I have no choice left.



Posted on May 23, 2012 at 11:06pm — 10 Comments

The Garden Battle...

I decided to try using the blog feature here, might be doing it wrong but this just felt bigger than a forum question. It's a long story but I'll try to make it short.

To get to the point first lets start with current day and then go back....

I have currently 16, raised beds 2 foot deep, by 3.5' x 5.5' filled with a soil mix from Western Organics that was supposed to be good for this purpose... These boxes are arranged all but one box in a 23' x 26' area in my…


Posted on May 2, 2012 at 4:21pm — 18 Comments

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At 5:36pm on February 8, 2013, Stephanie said…

No worry about when.  I've moved it and moved it and moved it. :) Just let me know when it works for you.  

At 8:25am on June 25, 2012, Lisette Volkmar said…

Oh, I'm so sorry you had a wasted trip!

At 8:46pm on June 22, 2012, Lisette Volkmar said…


I spoke with the young man tonight who has been having concrete jack-hammered at his house.  He has broken concrete in a half high roll off thingy in front of his house.  He said it will be picked up Monday morning, and that you are welcome to take what you want.  He also has more concrete in the back, off the alley, that is also available.  That has some metal reinforcement in it.  The address is 1000 W Elna Rae in Tempe, 85281 and if I am remembering correctly which only happens some times, his name is Joe.  He was thrilled at the idea of not paying dump fees.


At 12:49pm on April 16, 2012, Karis said…

You changed your user name?

At 9:32am on April 12, 2012, HobieCat said…

Hi Erica - We have our monthly meeting tonight, so I'll check in on what trees we have in our greenhouse and what our "mulberry member" has, if you are interested? Also, you are welcome to the meeting, too -- we have a speaker on blackberries - 7:30pm, at the UofA County Extension Office (4341 E Broadway Rd, Phoenix). Sorry about your current tree --  I know that Bakers is a great nursery...but, I know it's a drag to invest the time in something and then be looking at losing a season if something fails.  :(

At 12:31pm on January 21, 2012, Nicole Reeves said…

Hi Erica,  Thanks for friending me.  I am up in Mesa at University and Country CLub (Arizona Ave.) on Tuesdays from 3-4 pm.  I need to stay in that area during that time, but if you wanted to meet me there it would be a lot closer for you.  Let me know.  You can email me at home   thanks!

At 8:41am on July 25, 2011, grrlscout said…
Hey Erica, pick away!

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