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Old 01-11-2022, 10:15 AM
 
Location: Southern New Hampshire
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I just planted 2 hybrid tea roses today. Two big sturdy bare root plants from Costco for $15.99. Just a little carrot to keep me going. Is it spring yet?
Oh, I am so jealous! Our high today is expected to be 11 ... overnight low -2. That's actually warmer than this Friday's expected overnight low of -5.

I love New England, but our gardening season is SO SHORT! Gentlearts, please post pictures when your lovely tea roses start to bloom. I can live vicariously ...
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Old 01-12-2022, 03:43 PM
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Location: Coastal Georgia
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Oh, I am so jealous! Our high today is expected to be 11 ... overnight low -2. That's actually warmer than this Friday's expected overnight low of -5.

I love New England, but our gardening season is SO SHORT! Gentlearts, please post pictures when your lovely tea roses start to bloom. I can live vicariously ...
I feel for you. One of my kids lives in Westport, MA and they are in the minuses. Here are a few things from around my yard today, although it got down to 32 last night. It doesn’t stay cold for long stretches.
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Old 01-29-2022, 05:27 AM
 
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Only 50 days until spring.

Great find on the tea roses.

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I just planted 2 hybrid tea roses today. Two big sturdy bare root plants from Costco for $15.99. Just a little carrot to keep me going. Is it spring yet?
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Old 01-29-2022, 06:50 AM
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Location: Coastal Georgia
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It’s going to be 22f here tonight. I’ll be covering an orange tree and a tibouchina and taking in 2 hanging baskets.

Valentines Day will be when winter ends here. Time to hard prune the roses, put down pre emergent and fertilize.
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Old 01-31-2022, 04:28 PM
 
Location: Southern New Hampshire
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It’s going to be 22f here tonight. I’ll be covering an orange tree and a tibouchina and taking in 2 hanging baskets.
I don't know whether to laugh or cry! I got up this morning around 5:30 a.m. and checked the weather ... it was NEGATIVE 11 at that time. Not wind chill, but actual temperature.

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Valentines Day will be when winter ends here. Time to hard prune the roses, put down pre emergent and fertilize.
I tell my students that I love when February 1st hits, which is TOMORROW ... I can say, "Hey, spring is coming!" even though February in New England is often brutal. But there is HOPE for spring, as I can now say "Spring will be here NEXT MONTH," and then late spring, and plantings again.
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Old 02-01-2022, 11:37 AM
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Ahhhh. I got in little garden time this morning. It in the 60s here. I released my potted lime tree from its winter home in the garage, gave it a good drink and a dose of fertilizer. I also pruned some hollies and viburnum, which are loaded with buds. It felt so nice to be out in the warm sun.
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Old 02-01-2022, 05:47 PM
 
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Nice, warmer temps are coming.

I might need to get out to trim some of my hollies as well.


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Ahhhh. I got in little garden time this morning. It in the 60s here. I released my potted lime tree from its winter home in the garage, gave it a good drink and a dose of fertilizer. I also pruned some hollies and viburnum, which are loaded with buds. It felt so nice to be out in the warm sun.
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Old 02-03-2022, 07:58 PM
 
Location: On a windy ridge in ID
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I found 15 heuchera plants on clearance sale at Kroger last weekend and got them in the ground today.

I've also ordered seeds to plant the last strip of grass along the sidewalk by my house, and I'll start cold stratifying them in December. It's going to be a Piet Oudolf inspired, mostly-native garden.
  • Anise hyssop
  • Tall thimbleweed
  • Bush's poppy mallow (aka prairie wine cups)
  • Bottle gentian
  • Stiff gentian
  • Prairie alumroot (aka heuchera richardsonii)
  • Bradbury's monarda
  • Obedient plant
  • Western Indiana physic
  • Slender mountain mint
  • Orange coneflower
  • Wild petunia
  • Switch grass
  • Prairie dropseed

I'm also moving some New England aster and plains oval sedge out there from elsewhere in my yard, plus ordering two dwarf bottlebrush plants.

Piet Oudolf, that is a rabbit hole I am more than happy to be lost in, for eternity. What an aesthetic. Thank you for posting!
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Old 02-03-2022, 08:15 PM
 
Location: New England
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I finally found the climbing roses I had at my first house. (They're the JFK variant) The grew rather quicky IIRC. Another I just HAVE TO HAVE is edilweiss. My mother's side of the family came over in 1938. I'd like to have a remembrance garden of her favorite flowers for her.
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Old 02-05-2022, 06:09 AM
 
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Very thoughtful.

Excellent choice.

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I finally found the climbing roses I had at my first house. (They're the JFK variant) The grew rather quicky IIRC. Another I just HAVE TO HAVE is edilweiss. My mother's side of the family came over in 1938. I'd like to have a remembrance garden of her favorite flowers for her.
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