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Old 03-18-2021, 04:48 PM
 
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I have several of them already in the ground for a couple years now and temperatures have been some times in the low to mid 20s and they always bounce back with no problem. Very few other perennials can bloom this time of the year and show as well as they do in the midst of snow on the ground.

Trying to figure out if these do better with a light trimming in a few thousand after blooming in early spring to keep them tidy or if nothing else at least deadhead them?

Everyone that sees them is always asking what are they and how do they grow as they’re such a unique flowering item in the middle of March.


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I see you are in the southern part of the state, hopefully warmer? They like it to be above 40F at night. I would have to wait, we have been 28-32F the last few mornings with heavy frost.
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Old 03-19-2021, 11:09 AM
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Location: Coastal Georgia
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Ha! We paid $30 ea. We bought 2. We hope to have them in the ground tomorrow.

Even buying from Bluestone, they are expensive.

We bought from a locally owned nursery.,
Yippee! I just got a hellebore at HD...nice and bushy with lots of blooms for $15.98.
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Old 03-20-2021, 08:15 AM
 
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Went to a commercial nursery I use - they let homeowners in but don't cater to them - and got a bluebeard. Its new for me but at $9 I could not resist. I like the hellebores, but they were charging $20.

https://www.greatplantpicks.org/plantlists/view/301
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Old 03-20-2021, 10:52 AM
 
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Spring has sprung as of 5:37am EST this morning.

Great day to get out in the garden to do some planting, pruning, fertilizing, etc.

Happy Spring!
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Old 03-21-2021, 11:30 PM
 
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Coreopsis, I found some pretty yellow mouse ear aka Nana, Salvia - aka Autumn Sage and moneywort so far.
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Old 03-23-2021, 11:39 AM
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Yippee! I just got a hellebore at HD...nice and bushy with lots of blooms for $15.98.
I just planted it and now I know why it was $16. Very root bound. I teased out the roots, sweet talked it, and tucked it into the garden. Sink or swim, baby. The top looks super healthy.

I just planted two big planters on either side of a bench. Diplodedia, some spiky purple grass and some trailing petunias. I still need a few more “spillers”.
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Old 03-23-2021, 02:40 PM
 
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Yippee! I just got a hellebore at HD...nice and bushy with lots of blooms for $15.98.
Good find!
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Old 03-28-2021, 04:50 AM
 
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The Coreopis always provide great summer time color. Be sure to deadhead them and they will provide months several rounds of blooms.

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Coreopsis, I found some pretty yellow mouse ear aka Nana, Salvia - aka Autumn Sage and moneywort so far.
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Old 03-28-2021, 09:39 AM
 
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Stopped at a nursery on the way home. They had Stachys byzantina 'Big Ears" (giant lamb's ear). In the past, lamb's ear here has gotten kind of mushy due to the humidity, but how could I resist large pots of it at $5,95? They also had one of my favorites: gaura. So got a few of them too.
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Old 03-30-2021, 04:13 PM
 
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Sounds like a good find.

With all of the exceptionally recent warm temperatures all of my perennials are sprouting and ready to grow.

They just love a dash of super phosphate with Jobes Organics Annuals and Perennials granular. For the perfect combination for blooming perennials.

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Stopped at a nursery on the way home. They had Stachys byzantina 'Big Ears" (giant lamb's ear). In the past, lamb's ear here has gotten kind of mushy due to the humidity, but how could I resist large pots of it at $5,95? They also had one of my favorites: gaura. So got a few of them too.
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