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Old 11-25-2008, 11:00 AM
 
Location: New Hampshire
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Do the leaves change color and fall off the trees? Do the grass and flowers die or can you garden all year long? Just wondering.
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Old 11-25-2008, 12:01 PM
 
Location: Charleston, SC
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The leaves have changed and are in the process of falling now. My grass is brown and the wife just pruned back her flower garden. There will be some nights in the 20's during the next few months. Not bitterly cold and windy (like those wonderful winter memories at the shipyard in Portsmouth, NH) but it'll be cold enough for us (well, most of us anyway).

Last edited by fqtravlr; 11-25-2008 at 12:01 PM.. Reason: can't spell "pruned"
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Old 11-25-2008, 12:27 PM
 
Location: Summerville
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Pansies will stay in bloom through most of the cold weather, but most other flowers will die off from the frost. We have already lost most of our stuff, I need to cut back alot of dead plants.
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Old 11-25-2008, 12:35 PM
 
Location: New Hampshire
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Thanks...Since you do have a die off, when does everything start greening up again?
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Old 11-25-2008, 01:32 PM
 
Location: Summerville
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Normally the first greening will start in March, then get into full swing by april.
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Old 11-25-2008, 06:12 PM
 
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Do the leaves change color and fall off the trees? Do the grass and flowers die or can you garden all year long? Just wondering.
Charleston is in the Coastal Plain; most of the flora is evergreen (Pines, Live Oak, Palmettoes). But some are decidious: Water Oaks, Hickories, Sweet Gum.

The grass goes dormant and turns brown; most flowers cannot survive the freezes in a typical year; some can.

Depends what you mean by "garden".
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Old 03-04-2009, 09:37 AM
 
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is there a dramatic change of season?
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Old 03-04-2009, 09:42 AM
 
Location: Mt. Pleasant, SC
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Dramatic? Well, it's freakishly cold right now, and has been for the past few days. Normally temps in Dec thru Feb don't stay around 30's very long but this winter has tested that statement a few times. March thru May is normally fantastic. June through September can be stifling, but if you love sunshine, this is the place to be. October thru December is generally very pleasant as well.
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Old 03-06-2009, 09:34 AM
 
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Awesome! I am comparing two cities Charleston, of course and Portland, OR, know anything about that city hahah?
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Old 03-06-2009, 06:23 PM
 
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Default Palm Trees

Do palm trees live all year?
I'm hearing that it gets cold enough to freeze. I'm looking for a place i can have somewhat of a 'tropical' feel without actually going to Florida...
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