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Topic by Scott Hildenbrand posted 02-29-2008 05:39 PM 1589 views 0 times favorited 23 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Scott Hildenbrand

1690 posts in 2464 days
hardiness zone 6b

02-29-2008 05:39 PM

Topic tags/keywords: plants wishlist buying

Just wondering what major stuff you all have on order, or plans to buy when you hit the ground running after the last frost. ;)

Just got 4 grape vines and 5 blueberry bushes in yesterday. I’ve got some leaf mold piled up from the fall leaves that I’m going to mulch them with when I get them in the ground this weekend.

Bunch of other stuff coming, too.. Lilac, couple of hydrangea, Some shrubs, 10 Elderberries for the back, pile of flowers, etc..

So how about you all.. Ready for that last frost?

-- Planting Daylilies in Kentucky, zone 6b



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MsDebbieP

14685 posts in 2692 days
hardiness zone 5b

02-29-2008 06:09 PM

I got my seeds in the mail last week (I think it was)... going to be growing a lot more vegetables this year and some grains. That I’m excited about – 1) they will be like tall grasses and add a lot of character to the yard and 2) I want ot make some bread and include some of my home-grown grains.
Yah.. I’m excited.

-- - Debbie, SW Ontario Canada (USDA Hardiness Zone: 5a)

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Scott Hildenbrand

1690 posts in 2464 days
hardiness zone 6b

02-29-2008 06:40 PM

Well that sounds like fun.. I’d never thought of growing grain as a decorative grass and then harvesting it.. Might have to give that a whirl some time.

-- Planting Daylilies in Kentucky, zone 6b

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MsDebbieP

14685 posts in 2692 days
hardiness zone 5b

02-29-2008 06:46 PM

I’m giving it a go this year.. I hope it looks as beautiful as I picture.. and then tastes as yummy :)

-- - Debbie, SW Ontario Canada (USDA Hardiness Zone: 5a)

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GrandmaT

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hardiness zone 9

02-29-2008 06:51 PM

It was VERY FUN actually placing an order for flowers!!!!!!!!!!! Love going through all my catalogues and checking off the ones I “must” have … then reality sets in, and hubby says, No I cannot buy everything in the catalog … hahahahaha!!!

I have ordered a bunch of perennials … Shasta Daisies, Blue Double Balloonflowers, Rudbeckia “Prairie Sun” and Rudbedkia Totos, Miniature Hollyhocks, Pardancanda Sangria (cross between daylilly and iris).

Can’t wait for them to get here in April … Very anxious for spring (as I am watching another 3 inches fall of snow). But as Deb P said on another thread … “it’s Feb. folks, what do you expect” ... or something to that effect.

-- "A beautiful garden is a work of heart" --

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MsDebbieP

14685 posts in 2692 days
hardiness zone 5b

02-29-2008 07:01 PM

:)
And.. since this will be one of our last beautiful winter weekends, we should really enjoy it.. it really is a beautiful time of year. Snow is SO gorgeous to look at.. (as I sit here beside my fire)

-- - Debbie, SW Ontario Canada (USDA Hardiness Zone: 5a)

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Scott Hildenbrand

1690 posts in 2464 days
hardiness zone 6b

02-29-2008 07:21 PM

For you.. I don’t get snow.. :( Remember as a kid playing in the snow in PA and making igloos, down here in KY they have a coronary and loose all ability to drive with the once a year inch of snow.. :p

I enjoy laughing at them however..

-- Planting Daylilies in Kentucky, zone 6b

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MsDebbieP

14685 posts in 2692 days
hardiness zone 5b

02-29-2008 07:47 PM

well, we’re the same here—most people can’t drive in snow here either! Leave more room between vehicles, people—and slow down for heavens sake

-- - Debbie, SW Ontario Canada (USDA Hardiness Zone: 5a)

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GrandmaT

5389 posts in 2570 days
hardiness zone 9

02-29-2008 08:29 PM

Hmmmmm, ”be one of our last beautiful winter weekends”
Well with Spring officlally beginning March 20th … one can always HOPE this is the last of the “white stuff”. Guess I am not holding my breath yet. :-)

-- "A beautiful garden is a work of heart" --

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Pharmerphil

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03-01-2008 01:56 AM

had another 3-4 inches last night GrandmaT, hard to tell the winds were blowing so hard.

-- Old Pharmer Phils Country Living Phorum - http://pharmerphil.proboards37.com

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Eklectic

1824 posts in 2492 days
hardiness zone 5a

03-01-2008 02:05 PM

You better not hold your breath GranT: it is snowing here right now!

-- Eklectic, Follow my Bliss, South East Ontario 5a

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Bon

7374 posts in 2472 days
hardiness zone 5a

03-01-2008 03:33 PM

Yippeeeee it’s March 1st. just 19 more days till spring.Got another 5 inches yesterday and last night.And soooo cold outside.Gotta get the snow blower going after I have my morning coffee. It is actually supposed to be above zero out today.Sorry Deb but it’s time that beautiful white stuff melted into the ground.(lol)

-- Bon,Hastings,Ont.....zone 5a....Always room for one more

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MsDebbieP

14685 posts in 2692 days
hardiness zone 5b

03-01-2008 10:23 PM

don’t get me wrong… I love spring.. just don’t want to be depressed about the snow. I’d rather just like today whatever it looks like

-- - Debbie, SW Ontario Canada (USDA Hardiness Zone: 5a)

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GrandmaT

5389 posts in 2570 days
hardiness zone 9

03-01-2008 11:53 PM

good philosophy Deb … I’m not “depressed” about the snow … just looking for some different landscape colors besides “white” .. hahahaha!!!!

-- "A beautiful garden is a work of heart" --

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MsDebbieP

14685 posts in 2692 days
hardiness zone 5b

03-02-2008 12:06 AM

We drove to Toronto today.. what a beautiful ride it was.. a little drifting snow swirling in the fields, everything softened by curves of snow, picturesque homes, surrounded by white covered trees… Yah. it was gorgeous.

-- - Debbie, SW Ontario Canada (USDA Hardiness Zone: 5a)

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GrandmaT

5389 posts in 2570 days
hardiness zone 9

03-02-2008 12:10 AM

Sounds like right out of a picture … nice ….

-- "A beautiful garden is a work of heart" --

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MsDebbieP

14685 posts in 2692 days
hardiness zone 5b

03-02-2008 12:49 AM

yes, and soon everything will be green and we won’t be able to see that white beauty :) Enjoy it while it’s here.

-- - Debbie, SW Ontario Canada (USDA Hardiness Zone: 5a)

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Bon

7374 posts in 2472 days
hardiness zone 5a

03-02-2008 03:36 PM

Today the sun is actually shining.The snow is so beautiful and full of “diamonds” as we like to call it.l was outside looking around.Oh where oh where did my gardens go?Oh there they are under all that snow.(lol) Have a picture I was going to post with this but haven’t figured out how yet.Later I guess.

-- Bon,Hastings,Ont.....zone 5a....Always room for one more

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MsDebbieP

14685 posts in 2692 days
hardiness zone 5b

03-02-2008 03:54 PM

Bon, photos added to comments/blogs have to hosted by a photo storage site online, such as Photobucket.
Click on the “OPEN MIN-BROWSER” link located on the bottom of the comments box for easy access to your albums.

then click on the sharing link that the site provides and put that in your comments, with an exclamation mark at either end of the html address.
!html photo location address!

-- - Debbie, SW Ontario Canada (USDA Hardiness Zone: 5a)

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Bon

7374 posts in 2472 days
hardiness zone 5a

03-02-2008 05:53 PM

Thanks Debbie: Just trying photobucket. Here goes.
Got the picture uploaded ok to photobucket but when I tried to share it here; all I got was a box with a red x inside of it.Any idea what I am doing wrong?

-- Bon,Hastings,Ont.....zone 5a....Always room for one more

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Scott Hildenbrand

1690 posts in 2464 days
hardiness zone 6b

03-03-2008 12:43 AM

just looking for some different landscape colors besides “white”

Here’s what you do…

Get a couple of supper soakers or squirt guns.. Add water.. Place food coloring or “Bath tub” color tabs inside… Go outside… Paint the snow and have fun.. ;)

-- Planting Daylilies in Kentucky, zone 6b

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MsDebbieP

14685 posts in 2692 days
hardiness zone 5b

03-03-2008 12:46 AM

yah! We’ve seen tulips in the snow (or was that over at LumberJocks.)
what about painting some flowers in the snow!

-- - Debbie, SW Ontario Canada (USDA Hardiness Zone: 5a)

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Scott Hildenbrand

1690 posts in 2464 days
hardiness zone 6b

03-03-2008 01:14 AM

That was over at LumberJocks… I tried to find it, but who ever posted didn’t tag it.. Or at least tagged it badly so I couldn’t find it again.. o.O

-- Planting Daylilies in Kentucky, zone 6b

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MsDebbieP

14685 posts in 2692 days
hardiness zone 5b

03-03-2008 01:24 AM

found it…. tagged” rustic”
http://lumberjocks.com/projects/5582

-- - Debbie, SW Ontario Canada (USDA Hardiness Zone: 5a)

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