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Gardening Fun with a Master Gardener | Borage, Peas, Roses | Vlog

October 18, 2019

I just got back from the airport
dropping off my old friend Dotty who was down to see me in the play this past
weekend in Sierra Madre and yesterday we got our hands in the dirt and did some
clearing out. Dottie is a master gardener. She knows a lot about bulbs, which I know
next to nothing about, she knows a lot about roses and flowers, so I learned a
lot, and we had a lot of fun. Check it out! Yeah, then you could leave it alone but,
you’re so cramped for space Kaye that I would take it out. And the thing is at this point it’s
probably already dropped seeds. And see now in order to grow more, Kaye, you need to
get rid of this borage, because it’s either just taking over you know and
shading out everything. I like this netting. It’s just specifically for
gardening? Yeah, it’s a garden trellis. This was this great structure that we
built in one video and and then it never really got used cuz the peas didn’t
materialize. Oh shoot. This is why it helps to have space for the roots. Yeah,
Wow! Is that deep enough? Yeah. Oh, okay, that’s easy. So you leave it a little bit, of
it exposed. Yeah, okay. And you don’t think we need any compost or plant food or
anything? Oh, this is exciting. I’ve had these in my windowsill for two
years. You’re kidding! No, I’m not kidding. Oh no, I take it back. I think two of them
were were dried and in my cabinet. Oh yeah. Something like that.
Oh this is gonna be so beautiful when they bloom. You’re doing all the work, but
it’s actually not that much work. No, it’s not. And that’s not too close to the fence
because if it grows up, it’ll just fall against the fence anyway. That’ll be good. Yes, of course. They’ll bloom in the spring? they
could bloom in the winter for you, because your, your
climate down here is a little bit different than Salinas, so they might
bloom a little earlier. We decided to take out this three year
old orange thai, because it just doesn’t look like it’s gonna make it but I do
have some new growth on the second year plant. So I’m gonna preserve that for now,
maybe prune it back a little, see what happens. Wow, you’ve got it out already!
Dottie doesn’t mess around. So what Dottie’s doing now is we decided that we
would take off the blooms of the borage and then preserve the leaves and the
stems for compost teas, but they’re probably already a lot of seeds in the
flowers and if I make compost tea with flowers, then I’m just going to be
watering borage seeds all over my garden and I already have so much. it’s a good idea to wear gloves when
you’re working with borage because it’s very prickly. We’re just cutting the
flowers off so the seeds don’t get into the compost tea, keeping the leaves and
the stems. I try to have mine resharpened.
Professionally? Yeah, yeah, yeah. I did that once. Composted? Or, just dumped?
Green bin. Yeah, yeah. I’m gonna take out the lobelia because something hit it and
it looks awful, so she, you pulled it out with one handful. Well, we still have to
dig out the roots. Yeah, you know what, we may do that tomorrow.
Now, we’ve revealed this garlic bed which probably there’s not much down there, but
we’re gonna need to prop up the cilantro, which was being propped up by the
porridge, and the lemon verbena which has gone haywire, and we have a ladybug larva. You want me hold something while you
tie it? You got it? You got the clips? Yeah. You know I’m gonna have Eric do this one
tomorrow, yeah. Yes. There’s plenty of stuff for the bees to go around they
don’t have to go for the thing I’m working on. You can see the size of these peas. So, I think we should shell those and put
them in our salad tonight. Oh yeah, yeah. It’s just, it’s this constant battle with
the raccoons, so I thought you know what? If I find that they don’t like the, to go
on those rocks in the back, yes, I might take the woodchips out. And put those
rocks, put the rock in. so I thought we would just, maybe we’ll
take out all the onions except, I don’t know when onions are ready, but I was
thinking you might leave the onions except for maybe two or three, and let them go to seed,
go to bloom, because the bees, it will kind of help replace some of the borage. Okay. And one of these looks good, the one
beside it I think is bigger. Yep, it’s longer. Nice! Beauties! Very nice. Is that
all you want? Yeah. This is called a Fourth of July rose.
Ever since I came back from England, I wanted to have a climbing rose going up
the side of my house. So I don’t know much about roses, my friend Dottie knows
a lot about roses, so we went and bought one when she was visiting. It took a bit of
a beating getting it into my Prius and out and then tomorrow when Eric comes
it’ll get planted in the ground. Nothing is more fun than gardening with
a friend who shares your passion, and next weekend I get to do it again with a
brand-new friend, a Late Bloomer fan who’s driving down from Las Vegas with
her daughter to see me in the play, Patti Hayden. You’ve heard about her
before. And after the play we’re going to get into the garden and get our hands
dirty, so look forward to that. In the meantime, please give me a like on this
video, and share this channel with your friends and help it grow, and I’ll see
you in the next one. Look at the size of that. Wow!


  • Reply Portia Holliday May 26, 2018 at 12:22 pm

    Fourth of July is a very pretty climber. I noticed it got 3 stars on Jackson Perkins site. I just bought a rose yesterday, Flamingo by Kordes. Kordes is an excellent brand for PA. Kordes does their roses like Earthkind in TX. They let them grow under harsh conditions and evaluate them accordingly. I planted lots of Moon & Stars Watermelon seeds I got from Rareseeds. I also planted Comfrey then after planting all of my seeds I learned the seeds need a stratification period, (30) days in the refrigerator. The package was overstuffed bc they mentioned they only have an 18% germination rate. I cut my lilac bush back. Now is the time to prune it, May. My Alfalfa is growing nicely. I am pulling my Collard greens. They made such pretty and fragrant yellow dainty flowers. I planted Cosmos in spots. They are quick to germinate, but if my nitrogen is too high they will make thick stocks and wait until October to bloom. One guy just walked by and said my garden is like a botanical garden. I appreciated the compliment:-)

  • Reply Charu Chandiok Singh May 26, 2018 at 12:42 pm

    I was wondering when you would post….thanks….loved my weekly dose.

  • Reply Chani P May 26, 2018 at 12:51 pm

    Thank you for sharing.

  • Reply Tracy Garns May 26, 2018 at 1:36 pm

    If borage is anything like comfrey, wearing gloves and sleeves is a great idea. I harvested a huge
    comfrey plant for my goats, rabbits and chickens and couldn't figure out why I had a rash on my forearms the next day. My hands are rough from farm work so they were fine.

  • Reply ThymeToSow May 26, 2018 at 2:20 pm

    What a blessing Dotty is! Every gardener needs a master gardener to come in and give advice. I have been gardening for years, but I am always open to learning new things. Thanks so much for sharing, Kaye!

  • Reply Laurie Hines May 26, 2018 at 2:32 pm

    How nice to have a friend who's a Master Gardener! I don't know much about Borage. Other than the blooms for pollinators, what are its uses?

  • Reply Jean Mitchell May 26, 2018 at 3:18 pm

    What a nice help and wonderful time you and Dotty must have had in your garden, can't wait to see the rose planted and growing up you house, it will be beautiful. Bless Dotty for helping you with garden chores and ideas for changing some things around, two heads are always better than one for coming up with new ideas and goodbye to some of that volunteer borage. What a great video, looking forward to your next visitor working in the garden together….fun!!

  • Reply The Rusty Spigot May 26, 2018 at 3:27 pm

    Send me some borage seeds! Lol

  • Reply Anngela Green May 26, 2018 at 3:57 pm

    Enjoyed watching the video. Thanks to you both.

  • Reply Gilly Jaynes May 26, 2018 at 5:23 pm

    How lovely to have quality time with your friend in the garden. It especially helps if she is a master gardener!
    I love roses, and have lots and lots of old shrub roses – only flowering once, but with exquisite fragrant flowers. You will enjoy your new rose, I'm sure. Gilly x

  • Reply The Rusty Spigot May 26, 2018 at 5:36 pm

    Ironic that you went to England and were inspired to have a climbing rose and bought a 4th of July type. Lol😂😂

  • Reply Angela Burnett May 26, 2018 at 5:40 pm

    Gardening with friends is so fun, and you have the advantage of shared knowledge. Thanks for the new material, as always, great quality and great info! Have a wonderful day!!

  • Reply Diggin' the Garden May 27, 2018 at 12:10 am

    Nice video!!! Love your music selections!!

  • Reply Darren Gray May 27, 2018 at 12:29 am

    Got a lot of work done it looks like, Dotty really knows her stuff! Beautiful rose!

  • Reply The Peeping Sprout May 27, 2018 at 9:26 am

    Hello Ms. Kaye, your garden looks beautiful! I really enjoy all your episodes. Have a wonderful Memorial Weekend!

  • Reply Charity Smith May 27, 2018 at 11:56 am

    My borage looks absolutely terrible! This is my first year of it in the garden…started it from Baker Creek Seed. Trying to figure out what I need to do to make it happy

  • Reply Patti Hayden May 28, 2018 at 4:48 am

    Yeah, can’t wait to play in your garden Kaye!

  • Reply Ramona Macabugao May 28, 2018 at 9:02 am

    It is always great when you have a friend who loves gardening too. Is Dotty from Salinas?
    Since I do not have space do you advise me to plant my borage plant in pots? I have few seedlings of borage. Another thing, did you plant your blueberries in pots too or ground?

  • Reply Dotty Petrosky May 28, 2018 at 6:09 pm

    Such a joy to be gardening with Kaye. Her garden is amazing, and I had a wonderful visit. Looking forward to more news from the garden. How is that hummingbird doing?

  • Reply Luis Dunk May 28, 2018 at 8:57 pm

    You have good plants

  • Reply suburban homestead June 11, 2018 at 1:10 am

    The borage does make your garden look very magical.

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