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Old 12-28-2018, 05:20 PM
 
Location: N of citrus, S of decent corn
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I just placed an order for my 2019 garden. Post your new plans for the new year here.

First, a bit of background. I lived in Ohio for many years, yet have only learned that the state fruit is the pawpaw. How many of you have tasted a pawpaw? Me neither. It is native to Georgia, where I live now, and many other states too.

I decided to add a pawpaw to my GA yard, however you need at least 2, so 2 it is. The reason we do not see the fruit in stores, is it has a very short shelf life. Once picked it keeps for just a few days. I have a produce market across the road, so maybe they will like to have what I canít use. Anyway, thatís putting the cart before the horse.

I found an organic nursery in KY, that sells them, and so, I eagerly await!
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Old 12-28-2018, 05:27 PM
 
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yes, but we do it a little differently.

where we live, there are too many trees for full sun.
however, my neighbors have a full-sun garden plot.
so...we buy the seeds, fertilizer, etc. which we give
to the neighbors and they do the rest.
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Old 12-28-2018, 05:29 PM
 
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I got a jump on things in November, after the second freeze. 110 pink, white, and magenta tulip bulbs went in the ground. That's about it for me, until April (Zone 7).
I'm not familiar with a pawpaw. We're easy. Our state fruit is the strawberry.
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Old 12-29-2018, 10:39 AM
 
Location: Southwest Washington State
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I’m in thinking mode. I am contemplating pulling out an unhappy Peace rose and a daylily and planting three lilies of some sort.

But I want to redo the front yard. I’m having trouble visualizing exactly what I want to plant.

I have a very small yard, so I am limited as to possibilities.
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Old 12-29-2018, 12:38 PM
 
Location: N of citrus, S of decent corn
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Iím in thinking mode. I am contemplating pulling out an unhappy Peace rose and a daylily and planting three lilies of some sort.

But I want to redo the front yard. Iím having trouble visualizing exactly what I want to plant.

I have a very small yard, so I am limited as to possibilities.
My last Knockout rose was going last spring, but it hung in, so i let it live. Not sure about this year. I really like my daylilies. They seem to thrive, no matter where I plant them. I advise you to get rebloming ones, in the height you want, and you will love them. You can also get evergreen daylilies if you want the foliage year round. I forget what climate you are in.
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Old 12-29-2018, 02:21 PM
 
Location: Southwest Washington State
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My last Knockout rose was going last spring, but it hung in, so i let it live. Not sure about this year. I really like my daylilies. They seem to thrive, no matter where I plant them. I advise you to get rebloming ones, in the height you want, and you will love them. You can also get evergreen daylilies if you want the foliage year round. I forget what climate you are in.
I have daylilies. It took me several years to choose from among about seven varieties that I planted. I ultimately chose three varieties for my long sunny bed and a couple more for other spots. I am considering whether I want two plants of my late blooming daylily.

My favorite of all of them is Hyperion, a vintage variety that is tall, graceful and pure yellow.

Daylilies bloom early here. Once they are done, reblooming is irregular. I need something blooming later on, and I am thinking lilies might fill the bill. But I really need to think about planting in my front yard.
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Old 12-29-2018, 08:13 PM
 
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No, I'm putting it off as long as possible, LOL.
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Old 12-29-2018, 08:54 PM
 
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I already started. I planted tulips in the front yard, planted 6 fruit trees in the backyard, plus garlics & shallots, got 2 more fruit trees coming in mid-January. Oh and I just ordered 10 packs of vegetable seeds all ready to go in the Spring.
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Old 12-30-2018, 11:06 AM
 
Location: N of citrus, S of decent corn
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I already started. I planted tulips in the front yard, planted 6 fruit trees in the backyard, plus garlics & shallots, got 2 more fruit trees coming in mid-January. Oh and I just ordered 10 packs of vegetable seeds all ready to go in the Spring.
Wow, you are going to town! What kind of fruit trees? I’m giving up on vegetables, so I’ll stick to my herb garden and also a flower cutting garden. There will be a few shrubs to add in the front landscaping, but haven’t decided what. Probably more hollies.

A few abelias need to be replaced, too.
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Old 12-30-2018, 08:10 PM
 
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Wow, you are going to town! What kind of fruit trees? Iím giving up on vegetables, so Iíll stick to my herb garden and also a flower cutting garden. There will be a few shrubs to add in the front landscaping, but havenít decided what. Probably more hollies.

A few abelias need to be replaced, too.
Letís see... I have 2 Asian Pears (Hosui and Olympic), Santa Rosa Plum, a Nectarine, 2 blueberry (OíNeill, a southern Highbush and Sweetheart, a hybrid), plus two more coming in mid-January, a Fuyu persimmon and a Lapin Cherry.

I am re-doing my backyard so this is a good time to plant the fruit trees I wanted. I am also thinking to dabble in planting grape but it maybe a bit ambitious.

Itís an exciting time
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