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Old 02-19-2008, 12:25 PM
 
Location: Silver Springs, FL
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I sooooo miss not being able to have bulbs like tulips and iris, daffodils, and things like that.
We are making a pergola in one of the "rooms" I mentioned in the original post. We have a problem with nematoads (sp?) in the soil here, so we are going to attempt growing tomatoes in hanging upside down containers on one end, and do herbs and flowers off the other. I will have to post pix as soon as we are done with construction, its rather hard to explain.
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Old 02-19-2008, 12:31 PM
 
Location: Philaburbia
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It's never too early to think about planting.

For now, the usual tomatoes, peppers, zucchini, herbs. I'm going to try to plant melons or pumpkins on my compost heap this year, something I've always wanted to try.

We've had a lot of nice 40-degree-plus days this winter, so I'm halfway through digging up the soil around a large tree for a shade garden. It's tough going!
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Old 02-19-2008, 01:47 PM
 
Location: Denver, Colorado U.S.A.
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Here in Denver (where it's warm and sunny today) I started watering my flower boxes that have pansies in them. They survived until December when they shriveled up, but I have them in the sun on the SW side of the house for the winter. The pansies in the ground always come back in late winter, so I'm trying this to see if the flower boxes will come back too and save the expense of buying new ones. I'm always the first in the neighborhood to have flowers when I fill the boxes with pansies in early March each year.
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Old 02-20-2008, 03:09 PM
 
Location: IN
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I like planting trees, so it looks like a Norway Spruce could be an option this year. Yes, I am obsessed with planting any type of pine or spruce tree.
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Old 02-20-2008, 03:56 PM
 
Location: In a house
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Roses....lots of roses! Already started planting the bare root roses! Miss roses so much that I had in CA...praying they grow well here!!
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Old 02-20-2008, 04:02 PM
 
Location: Marble Falls, Texas
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Lots of veggies, new RED marigolds..put in a new rose and cannas yesterday. Still have to be careful here in cent. tx those late freezes can be killers
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Old 02-21-2008, 08:06 PM
 
Location: New Mexico to Texas
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I plan on planting another cold hardy palm tree,some various yuccas,cactus and a purple butterfly bush.
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Old 02-22-2008, 05:07 AM
 
Location: Silver Springs, FL
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just had to share this..... I just bought a flat of strawberries, they are in season here, and soooooo yummy! I think I am going to get some plants, we love them so much, it makes sense to grow my own.
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Old 03-11-2008, 09:44 AM
 
Location: RI
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Goodness! I'm almost in the same boat you are in. I've been in this house 31 years and going into a small apartment with a deck to continue gardening in pots this time. I plan to take my favorite perennials from my garden with me. It's so very hard to leave. Anyone know how the following plants will survive in containers in RI Zone 6?
Astilbe, Chelone, Salvia, Heuchera, Lavender, Persicaria bistorta Superbum (so beautiful), Helleborus for late winter, Lily of the Valley, red daylily, daylily Happy Returns, Bergenia and Japanese Painted Fern. Yes, I'm obsessed.

Last edited by nikko1; 03-11-2008 at 10:14 AM.. Reason: Forgot to add the plants.
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Old 03-14-2008, 04:06 PM
 
Location: Boise-Metro, ID
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I can't wait to start planting! In the raised beds I do, lettuce, cataloupe, tomatoes, basil, candy onions, mini-pumpkins, chives, rosemary, parsley, carrots potatoes and dahlias.

In the front yard every year I do a row of red and white zonal geraniums up the walkway that line the boxwood and carpet roses and then I fill my two urns with some mixed annuals around red fountain grass. I can't wait, I can't wait! I love to garden.
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