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Old 01-19-2020, 02:56 PM
 
Location: Prescott AZ
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I know, it's just January. I have to wait at least 3 more months before I plant anything. Sometimes it gets up to the 50s here during the day, but not enough for new plants to live. I usually wait until Home Depot gets new stock and then go nuts.

Am thinking of maybe trying some (more) house plants to satisfy my need to dig in the dirt. How are you doing?
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Old 01-19-2020, 03:53 PM
 
Location: Near the Coast SWCT
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I know, it's just January. I have to wait at least 3 more months before I plant anything. Sometimes it gets up to the 50s here during the day, but not enough for new plants to live. I usually wait until Home Depot gets new stock and then go nuts.

Am thinking of maybe trying some (more) house plants to satisfy my need to dig in the dirt. How are you doing?
I was at Home Depot and saw they had seed display. I was gonna walk right by because we are still months away but I had to just browse at it. Wasn't a long browse at this point. lol


Patience. Patience. I learned the hard way over time, I used to start indoors too soon and it was a bad move.
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Old 01-19-2020, 05:54 PM
 
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I have yet to have any cold weather.
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Old 01-19-2020, 08:53 PM
 
Location: Mid-Atlantic
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I have yet to have any cold weather.
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Old 01-20-2020, 02:55 AM
 
Location: Swiftwater, PA
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It hasn't been that bad! When we would get snows that last for months; then it is bad! No more crying; turn up the heat!
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Old 01-20-2020, 04:24 AM
 
Location: Tucson/Nogales
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There's some plants that thrive in cold weather. We've come close to freezing weather here in Tucson at night, and yet a number of my plants thrive in it. I all but gave up my purple-leafed Germander this summer for dead, it looked so beaten up, pitiful, but cold weather arrived and it took off like a missile, the bees love it.

You can plant anything in the cold winter, just read the label. I won't plant anything that says 30 and above, and stick to plants that say 20 or below as I refuse to cover up plants in winter.

I was in Lowe's last night and the roses have arrived. Talk abut a toughie of a plant!
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Old 01-20-2020, 07:38 AM
 
Location: Virginia
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I was at Home Depot and saw they had seed display. I was gonna walk right by because we are still months away but I had to just browse at it. Wasn't a long browse at this point. lol


Patience. Patience. I learned the hard way over time, I used to start indoors too soon and it was a bad move.
This coming Saturday is National Seed Swap Day. You might want to check out your local Master Gardener chapter and see if they're hosting a seed swap. Ours is having a swap, plus gardening lectures, raffles, freebies, a plant clinic, a children's gardening experience, etc. It's kind of a mid-winter gardening "pick me up".
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Old 01-20-2020, 07:49 AM
 
Location: Coastal Georgia
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We've had a very mild winter, so far. I just refreshed the planters on the front porch over the weekend. I pulled out some tired stuff and put back the geraniums I cut back in the fall. It felt good to fuss with the plants again.

It got very cold last night, but in another month, the garden centers will be full again. Here, things like pansies bloom all winter. My blueberry bushes are starting to bloom. Camellias are just finishing up.

I have more houseplants now than ever. Ive had one for a few years, but I got the urge around the holidays to buy a Christmas cactus and a mixed planter of foliage plants. They are doing well.
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Old 01-20-2020, 08:09 AM
 
Location: Floribama
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I have yet to have any cold weather.
I'm surprised this latest blast hasn't made it down to Tampa. It will be 26 in the panhandle tonight, the high is only 47 for today and tomorrow.
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Old 01-20-2020, 08:18 AM
 
Location: Boonies of N. Alabama
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My daffodils are all about to bloom. They're popping up everywhere, all have buds and we've had a few nights in the 20s. Including last night and the next few.


In the meantime, I'm working on cuttings I took from some outdoor plants before winter set in to bring them out when the time is nigh!
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