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soilsandup
Sacramento, CA
(Zone 9a)

February 11, 2010
8:36 AM

Post #7550205

Some color is starting to show up in the garden - at least for us who are not snowed in. Here's the place to post your February garden photos. My first abutilon bloom.

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bigred
Ashdown, AR
(Zone 8a)

February 15, 2010
12:01 PM

Post #7560362

just a couple days ago

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BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

February 15, 2010
1:38 PM

Post #7560508

Still...
bigred
Ashdown, AR
(Zone 8a)

February 15, 2010
2:31 PM

Post #7560650

no...just yesterday's flurries and todays crunchy frost
BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

February 15, 2010
4:45 PM

Post #7561104

NO I mean still... Still snowing here, but it did quit.. but its gonna do the on off stufff for a bit.


Bout all I got in the garden is ...


But with snow on top...

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bigred
Ashdown, AR
(Zone 8a)

February 16, 2010
11:35 AM

Post #7563453

Oooohhhh...OK.

Well I see DG still has it BVD's in a bunch. Can't enlarge your pix so I can't tell what the heck that is.

What is going on with DG? I can't even work on my journels for all the blasted rec x's.
BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

February 16, 2010
12:32 PM

Post #7563507

They are just some dafs.. and no, that is the size of that pix.. the dang camera at the time was giving me the snits and fritz...

About the only issue Im havig is red x's on DG.. HEY DAVE, what gives?
haighr
Hagerstown, MD
(Zone 6a)

February 16, 2010
5:20 PM

Post #7564114

BB - Dave is no longer an Admin here and has no admin rights for the functions of this site. He has gone on to other things, sorry, but your request has fallen on deaf ears, or at least just fallen on mine.
Nice spring photos to cheer me in all this snow, thanks, Dianne you are on your way to arrangements galore!
BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

February 16, 2010
6:19 PM

Post #7564308

Well, ok, HEY NEW ADMINS.. WHAT GIVES!?!?!?

Well, I do hope your seeing the end of winter soon. Its time has come.
haighr
Hagerstown, MD
(Zone 6a)

February 16, 2010
6:21 PM

Post #7564313

Afraid we got a long way to go here BB. It will be April before all of this melts and the almanac is calling for even more between now and then. This is the first day I have been to work since 2/4/10 - Everything has been closed including the roads.
BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

February 16, 2010
6:32 PM

Post #7564349

Well, we know of someone else out that way too. Said he would have to hike home three miles if he could even get to the nearest town he lived in to be even that close to home. The country roads are a mess. HOpe your power stays on and you got all the provisions you need to make it to when you thaw!
haighr
Hagerstown, MD
(Zone 6a)

February 16, 2010
6:53 PM

Post #7564393

OMG if we had any more provisions, I'd weigh a ton. I spent last week making cherry pies, roast turkey, homemade bread, chili, spaghetti, sweet rolls, man oh man!
Our SIL had to hike 5 miles in the snow last weekend, they live on the eastern shore and almost never get snow and they got a couple feet, They don't have but about 2 plows in their county and nobody has 4-wheel drive, he got stuck at 3 in the afternoon and didn't get home walking until 8:30 that evening and he did walk in a blizzard and snow drifts waist deep and all he had on was his uniform, no boots, no gloves no hat and just a lightweight jacket. What a great story he can tell his children about the time he hike home from work in all that snow!
BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

February 16, 2010
8:44 PM

Post #7564713

Yano, I really dont care much for your version of winter atall! LOL!

If I gotta start hiking in eyeball deep white stuff, just shoot me. Its not gonna happen.

I remember back in 67.. (OMG! eons ago.. eyeball deep snow, but really the snow was to the eave of the house and tunnelling was the mode of getting through it!)

Right now here we got 1-4 inches of blowing snow. Its sunny, not to terrible cold, but wait a moment, it could change.
dalfyre
Christchurch
New Zealand

February 24, 2010
6:21 AM

Post #7583526

we have just had the best weather of summer...
6 days in a row of sunshine, started most days with either fog or heavy dew then warmed up. Yesterday hit 31C.
Here is Pinoccio early in the morning...

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BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

February 24, 2010
11:37 AM

Post #7583701

OooOOh that is sooooo lovely dalfyre! Keep them coming!

I saw two robins the other day so spring has arrived onthe wing of the birds but we willhave snow off and on for a few weeks yet.
bigred
Ashdown, AR
(Zone 8a)

February 24, 2010
11:59 AM

Post #7583718

Well,got up this am expecting to see that nasty white stuff on the ground but it either missed us or hasn't arrived yet. Their even yammering about possibilities of winter pricip for next Mon. and Tues. Somebody go find that stinking groundhog boot him into next year.
BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

February 24, 2010
12:34 PM

Post #7583756

Thats cuz I GOT THE WHITE STUFF.. I will box it up and send you some.
bigred
Ashdown, AR
(Zone 8a)

February 24, 2010
12:37 PM

Post #7583762

Nu-Nu-Neeeeeeuuuuuuu!
BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

February 24, 2010
12:44 PM

Post #7583772

Running to the PO right .. well sort of now.. soon anyway!
bigred
Ashdown, AR
(Zone 8a)

February 24, 2010
1:14 PM

Post #7583809

well...go already...LOL
BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

February 24, 2010
7:23 PM

Post #7584723

Whoooooosh! LOL!
dalfyre
Christchurch
New Zealand

February 24, 2010
7:43 PM

Post #7584758

yellow nasturtium.

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BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

February 24, 2010
7:45 PM

Post #7584765

Lovely!!
amorecuore
Ft Lauderdale, FL
(Zone 10a)

February 28, 2010
11:08 PM

Post #7595273

Today's first blooms on Anemone "Monarch de Caen"

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amorecuore
Ft Lauderdale, FL
(Zone 10a)

February 28, 2010
11:19 PM

Post #7595297

These are Delphiniums "Summer Midnight Blue", "Summer Powder Blue" and "Summer Pure White".

Jon

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soilsandup
Sacramento, CA
(Zone 9a)

March 1, 2010
4:40 AM

Post #7596084

Jon - your delphiniums are really early bloomers. When did you put them into the ground? Or are they perennials for you?
amorecuore
Ft Lauderdale, FL
(Zone 10a)

March 1, 2010
5:28 AM

Post #7596173

They're strictly a winter annual down here. They're a short (12") chinese delphinium that are more heat tolerant, so they usually bloom until early July for me. You can plant seeds beginning in October for late winter/early spring blooms. They're mixed in with some "Imperial Giant" Larkspur flowers that were started from seed in November.
soilsandup
Sacramento, CA
(Zone 9a)

March 1, 2010
5:32 AM

Post #7596180

I never remember to seed in the fall - thanks for the reminder. I'll have to try that next year. I would be thrilled if I can get blooms like yours.

Dianne
amorecuore
Ft Lauderdale, FL
(Zone 10a)

March 1, 2010
2:12 PM

Post #7596626

Larkspur seeds are "smart" here. Most flower seeds will germinate right after you plant them, regardless as to whether its the right time to sew them. I planted my larkspur seeds last year in late September and it was apparently still too early/hot. I left them alone and then they surprised me and germinated in November when it was cooler. I've made many mistakes at sewing seeds at the wrong time of the year down here. This was the first time I observed a seed that just simply waited until the weather was just right. I planted some more of the same larkspur seeds in November and they immediately germinated. Anyway, it seemed kind of interesting to me.
bigred
Ashdown, AR
(Zone 8a)

March 2, 2010
10:51 AM

Post #7599037

I'm hoping to get the delphiniums:d.nudicaule"Fox",d.cardinalis,d.zalil and "Kissed by Chocolate" to survive long enough to bloom and produce more seeds and this year I'll start them in the fall instead of winter.
haighr
Hagerstown, MD
(Zone 6a)

March 2, 2010
12:25 PM

Post #7599123

LOvely, great to see the gardens springin up! Will be a while here.
amorecuore
Ft Lauderdale, FL
(Zone 10a)

March 2, 2010
1:49 PM

Post #7599272

Like your choices Patty. Had to look them all up and you picked some nice unique colored ones in yellow, orange and chocolate brown/white. Would love to grow the tall Delphinium but it isn't gonna happen in my climate.
bigred
Ashdown, AR
(Zone 8a)

March 2, 2010
2:34 PM

Post #7599380

May not for me either but ya never know until you try. I figure the humidity is going to be the big factor on survival.
amorecuore
Ft Lauderdale, FL
(Zone 10a)

March 2, 2010
2:56 PM

Post #7599440

I can see you giving them a try in Zone 8. Living in Zone 10, I'll try things listed up to Zone 9, but rarely things listed as Zone 8 being the maximum. The only exceptions would be something that grows and blooms fairly quickly from seed. That might be something I could work with during the 6 cooler months.
bigred
Ashdown, AR
(Zone 8a)

March 2, 2010
3:09 PM

Post #7599486

Keep your fingers crossed for me then because everybody keeps telling me it ain't gonna happen...I try to make fibbers out of them when they say I can't...LOL
BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

March 2, 2010
10:45 PM

Post #7600491

Sure, I take a hiatis for 6 days and delphiniums are popping up... nice going!
amorecuore
Ft Lauderdale, FL
(Zone 10a)

March 3, 2010
1:34 AM

Post #7600933

Yeah! Go delphiniums go! I hope they work out for you Patty. It's always nice to prove the doubters wrong and have a few success stories.
bigred
Ashdown, AR
(Zone 8a)

March 3, 2010
12:13 PM

Post #7601741

Germination on d.cardinalis and Kissed by Chocolate have been real spotty but hopefully I'll get enought to make a nice showing.
BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

March 3, 2010
12:59 PM

Post #7601807

Well show us themoney when ya got a pix!
bigred
Ashdown, AR
(Zone 8a)

March 3, 2010
1:42 PM

Post #7601901

well,here's d.zalil

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BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

March 3, 2010
9:51 PM

Post #7603060

ooOOOooo!
bigred
Ashdown, AR
(Zone 8a)

March 4, 2010
12:25 PM

Post #7604030

Well,let's hold the oooOOOoooo's until I get them thur a complete life cycle. It may be more like...S***-S***-S*** once it gets hot here.
BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

March 4, 2010
2:49 PM

Post #7604107

Aaaaah!
amorecuore
Ft Lauderdale, FL
(Zone 10a)

March 4, 2010
4:43 PM

Post #7604808

Exactly. I'm in no hurry for hot hot hot. It sucks sucks sucks and it lasts forever in Florida.
BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

March 4, 2010
4:58 PM

Post #7604854

Jaws...eat him! LOL!
amorecuore
Ft Lauderdale, FL
(Zone 10a)

March 4, 2010
5:30 PM

Post #7604931

Jaws won't touch me or I'll leave his butt outside tonight in the 40 degree weather.
BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

March 4, 2010
5:38 PM

Post #7604958

LOL!

Ok, I got the mess in the kitchen under control...finished pruning, cleaning and watering the plant stands and finished poking cuttings.. What a job! Now all I need is a carpet shampooer for where I spilt dirt on the rug... gads one mess leads to another!

My gardening is still indoors... except I did kick out thos red spider lilies.. hope they dont get froze and not grow later.

Heres the first plant stand

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amorecuore
Ft Lauderdale, FL
(Zone 10a)

March 4, 2010
5:45 PM

Post #7604978

Very nice Blossom. Everything looks revived, neat and tidy. Way to go girl!! High fives to ya. Just rub the dirt into the carpet. I won't tell anybody.

Here's more Feb/March in the garden from today. Calendula "Apricot Daisy" grown from seed packs purchase at Lowes.

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BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

March 4, 2010
6:06 PM

Post #7605037

I tried to suck the dirt out of the carpet...dint work.. I left a horrible trail between rooms.. what a mess! Well, I got the carpetpooer on order. LOL!

Im not heppy with the baby sunroses on the bottom of that stand.. they got weedy looking. I took cuttings so maybe after those rangy monstors get chucked outside, they will revive. They are kinda brown looking.

You would be amazed how many plants are actaully on that thing! LOL! Theres spider plants, mums, coleus, a petunia, the baby sunroses, a hoya, impatiens, 2 flat of cuttings,
a basket of polkadots, sweet potato vines, a basket of vinca, and a basket of chocolate mint...and I think two purple passions...and three cans of I dont remember what the heck are in those! Some bulbs.. I think patty sent them.. Oh yeah, thats right, they are , they are mystery bulbs.. I better remeber to mark them pots they are bulbs!

The snaps I sowed today when into the laundry room...I got ride of all but two of my green pepper plants...they kind of bit the dust, but two have some branching yet so maybe they will come on. Oh, I also potted up my three cannas.. those are with the snaps inthe black pots.

Heres the other stand...

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BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

March 4, 2010
6:16 PM

Post #7605062

The bottom are three flats of impatiens and 2 flats of coleus cuttings.

The middle shelf is the mothers of the cuttings..

The top shelf is my collection of houseplants or as you call them tropicals! LOL! Also my dianthus and rex begonias.

Thanks to pattys suggestion to snip and do cuttings on the impaiens, I am pleased Igot so many babies! My only regret is I only saved the one color! I had 6 colors, but the others did not make it.

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amorecuore
Ft Lauderdale, FL
(Zone 10a)

March 4, 2010
6:30 PM

Post #7605100

They still look good considering they've been inside all winter. I'll bet you're glad you got all that done. I think you got more plants on them stands than I do outside in pots by the pool.

My excitement, for the evening, was nicking a bunch of wild perennial lupine seeds (lupinus perennis) that came in the mail today. I heard they'll grow as far South as Northern Florida, so I'll give them a try and plant them in some empty space outside and try to ignore them.
BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

March 4, 2010
6:40 PM

Post #7605131

I am sooo tempted to take my sweet peas and freeze them in an ice cube to scarcify them...Im no good at sharp hand implements. I need my fingers! LOL! Besides that , they will not let me play with knives or scissors.. unless of course that hound supervises. She can always run for help if I cut a finger off. Last time I did that though, she almost ate it.

I am soooo amazed I got all those cuttings off that one pot of impatiens! Too funny! Jsut wished they were pank!

Some of my coleus were huge leaves and they took up a lot of flat space on top of the smaller ones.. I hope they all make it. I am soo ahead with impatiens and coleus now! *G*!

Coleus...

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amorecuore
Ft Lauderdale, FL
(Zone 10a)

March 4, 2010
6:45 PM

Post #7605146

LOL. Yeah I don't think the scissors would work too good at nicking seeds. It would look like bee bees flying all over the house when them scissors miss cutting through the seed coat. I just jam them next to the finger slightly under the fanger nail and chop chop.
BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

March 4, 2010
7:08 PM

Post #7605208

Thats too much for my pea brain to deal with! LOL!


More coleus cuttings of the day! Sorry about the blurr..

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BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

March 4, 2010
8:21 PM

Post #7605360

Heres the spiders that was on one of the shelves.. I think theres 10-12 of them thar baskets! Cant wait to get them out on the porch! There are three varieties in that mess!

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bigred
Ashdown, AR
(Zone 8a)

March 5, 2010
3:37 AM

Post #7605734

Boy those shelves are jammed full. I want complain about all the stuff on mine now.Won't be long now before I can give them all the boot out the front door to the patio.

This is my Wally World plastic snap together shelves w/ shoplights

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bigred
Ashdown, AR
(Zone 8a)

March 5, 2010
3:43 AM

Post #7605740

the light shelves hub's built. There's one at the top but the bulbs burnt out,can't get the replacements(big ole long ones w/ one post) in this poodunk lil fy speck town so I'll have to pick up some on my next run to the BIG city. Can't get bales of peat here either so I see a trip in the near future.

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BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

March 5, 2010
5:21 AM

Post #7605860

Nice.. but you need more plants on them! hehehehe!

Also did some sweet potato cuttings.. they are starting to grow! YAY! Sorry to say though I did lose one variety, dang it...!

And I got seed potatoes in for kenebecs and re-yad pontiacs.. still looking for the you-cons!

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bigred
Ashdown, AR
(Zone 8a)

March 5, 2010
5:44 AM

Post #7605903

I did the yukons a couple of years but never got much of a crop
BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

March 5, 2010
6:13 AM

Post #7605969

Its hit or miss here. You gotta get taters in cold ground to start. 3/17 is tater planting day.. the ground here is still froze today.. so dont know if we willbe able to til or if Iwillbe poking themin to a weed patch.

If I get it done right I will get close to a thousand pounders of fries!

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haighr
Hagerstown, MD
(Zone 6a)

March 5, 2010
6:24 AM

Post #7605989

We would have to dig under 6" of snow still on the ground to even get up to the garden, so taters will surely get a late start here!
BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

March 5, 2010
6:37 AM

Post #7606018

Poor you!

I also got on-yawns in!

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BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

March 5, 2010
7:11 AM

Post #7606094

Picked up some seeds too...like I needed more.. LOL!

Got some grey stripe sunflwoers in bulk... hope they grow.. they were actually out of the bird seed department at the hardware...

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BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

March 5, 2010
7:21 AM

Post #7606123

and some black oil sunflower seed by bulk...

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BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

March 5, 2010
7:28 AM

Post #7606139

straweflowers... wouold love a ton of these...

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BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

March 5, 2010
7:34 AM

Post #7606152

some annual statice which I wish aI had tons

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BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

March 5, 2010
7:37 AM

Post #7606158

Some radish.. white globes...and

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amorecuore
Ft Lauderdale, FL
(Zone 10a)

March 5, 2010
10:01 AM

Post #7606476

Yep, the Strawflower plants are out and about down here. Only two colors I've seen are yellow and white. Just planted some statice seeds about 10 days ago. It may be bordering on too late in the season, for here, but gonna try anyway. Just planted a few seeds.
BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

March 5, 2010
4:56 PM

Post #7607297

I have some Heavenly Blue statice..

Also got some easter egg radish... The hub reminded me, he said yano, he sez, the radishthat were he best was whe we cross bred the easter eggs with the white globe and then the white ones that came in the second generation were the sweetest best ever.

So I need to mixe the two packs and let them reseed some for next year.

We love them with Ranch dressing, they make a salad of them selves!

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BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

March 5, 2010
5:04 PM

Post #7607317

Well, I cannot beleive I got this thing blooming this long.. usually I kill them.

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amorecuore
Ft Lauderdale, FL
(Zone 10a)

March 5, 2010
10:43 PM

Post #7607937

My poinsettia committed suicide back in January. I grow radishes in the vegetable garden every winter. Can usually plant and harvest them 3 or 4 times each winter since they mature so quickly. I made a salad with some buttercrunch and red leaf lettuce from the garden tonight. Tomorrow will probably have some swiss chard. Need to pick some because the leaves are getting very large.
BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

March 6, 2010
7:12 AM

Post #7608324

Marderer! LOL Well, I am sure I will kill mine before too long, I am realllly surprized it lasted this long.

Heres the heavenly blue statice. I hope I can get more and have lots!

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amorecuore
Ft Lauderdale, FL
(Zone 10a)

March 6, 2010
7:42 AM

Post #7608382

Yeah, I've murdered lots of plants. I'm just growing some mixed color statice from a Ferry Morse seed pack bought at Lowes. Two years ago I grew "QIS Mixed Color" Statice and it was awesome.
BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

March 6, 2010
10:12 AM

Post #7608629

well, heres the last of my mohecans of my green peppers...

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amorecuore
Ft Lauderdale, FL
(Zone 10a)

March 6, 2010
10:35 AM

Post #7608649

Those shriveled up stems Blossom, or that thing in the middle?
BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

March 6, 2010
2:11 PM

Post #7609039

Thats the remaining stem and a few leaves down at the near bottom.. I doubt it wil come back enough to pepper. I think its petered.
amorecuore
Ft Lauderdale, FL
(Zone 10a)

March 7, 2010
7:25 AM

Post #7610487

Here are some "Icelandic Poppies" in the front courtyard.

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BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

March 7, 2010
3:54 PM

Post #7611590

I was a bad woman again.. got a calthea plant... is it ever purdy!
amorecuore
Ft Lauderdale, FL
(Zone 10a)

March 7, 2010
10:27 PM

Post #7612261

There you go again getting more tropical plants Blossom. I'm just as bad. Ended up buying a "Musa Cheeka" dwarf banana tree. Much smaller than your typical banana tree. Only grows to 6-9 feet.
BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

March 8, 2010
4:19 AM

Post #7612435

Here is my new pretty! I think I spelled that wrong its calathea? Will have to double check its label! It looks almost like a prayer plant, but different!

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BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

March 8, 2010
7:26 AM

Post #7612813

Also forgot, I got some blue ageratum seed... been awhile since I done any of those!

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BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

March 8, 2010
7:30 AM

Post #7612823

Clarkia seed...

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BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

March 8, 2010
7:35 AM

Post #7612833

I also got some gomphrena mix.. dont know why I got them other than I was hoping for strawberrie fields to be in there, but from the looks of the pak, its white, purple and pink in that pak, DRAT!

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amorecuore
Ft Lauderdale, FL
(Zone 10a)

March 8, 2010
7:59 AM

Post #7612891

Looks good. To be honest I haven't even heard of most of those things, or seen seed packs...I think. Obviously we must have a more limited selection of seed packs down here. They're probably gonna go on sale soon...I would think. Doesn't appear the retailers sold as many as they usually do as the displays are still very full and the growing season, for most of the stuff, is over for now.
BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

March 8, 2010
8:17 AM

Post #7612920

Gads then been restocking up here like mad!

I did tell ya my calla came back..its spindly, but its a growing.. I should have moved it from the lights a couple weeks ago, but I plumb forgot too. Hopefully it will get better looking now.

This one is garnet glow...

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amorecuore
Ft Lauderdale, FL
(Zone 10a)

March 8, 2010
8:44 AM

Post #7612997

They should come back as long as they're kept in a warm environment or dug up and replanted in cold climates. They're tropical but they thrive on part sun or filtered sun here. I've heard of Garnet Glow. Just planted a bunch of calla bulbs in containers in the past week (the ones I bought at Lowes). Also ordered a few more including a red and a black one.

Here's my monster sized Calla Lily plant. Have no idea the name of the variety.

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amorecuore
Ft Lauderdale, FL
(Zone 10a)

March 8, 2010
8:45 AM

Post #7613000

This is a medium sized one with white blooms with light pink around the edges.

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BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

March 8, 2010
9:10 AM

Post #7613055

Verry nice..
amorecuore
Ft Lauderdale, FL
(Zone 10a)

March 8, 2010
10:32 AM

Post #7613222

Thanks Blossom. That tall one has them big 12-18" stems. I'd like to see that "White Giant" Calla that grows to 4-6 feet. That's a REALLY big one.
haighr
Hagerstown, MD
(Zone 6a)

March 9, 2010
10:42 AM

Post #7616097

We got all out grasses cut back but that is the extent of the gardening so far. Matter of fact there is one tall grass still buried in snowy ice and won't get cut for a few weeks yet.
I'd love to see a 6'calla!
amorecuore
Ft Lauderdale, FL
(Zone 10a)

March 9, 2010
2:00 PM

Post #7616552

Plant Delight Nursery sells that giant Calla Lily and there's a photo of it on their website.
BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

March 9, 2010
2:20 PM

Post #7616595

amor, are you sure those are not peace lilies?
amorecuore
Ft Lauderdale, FL
(Zone 10a)

March 9, 2010
2:56 PM

Post #7616672

No, they're not Peace Lilies. Peace Lilies are very common down here and readily available at any nursery or garden center. Peace Lilies also have blooms that are not fully enclosed and the foliage is thinner in nature. I was beginning to think my large calla could be a "White Giant", but I don't think so. It's not tall enough and the foliage is not speckled.
BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

March 9, 2010
4:05 PM

Post #7616789

Well, thats awesome Jon!

Well I humped my 2009 hangers out this morning.. need to clean them and prep them.

I dont know why, but my back hurts...

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amorecuore
Ft Lauderdale, FL
(Zone 10a)

March 9, 2010
4:14 PM

Post #7616804

Yikes!! That's gonna take a few minutes. Might as well just dump them in the compost pile
BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

March 9, 2010
5:44 PM

Post #7617062

LOL!

nah..

then I just gotta fill them up again.. wheres the fun in that? Theres only like 40 of them!
amorecuore
Ft Lauderdale, FL
(Zone 10a)

March 9, 2010
5:47 PM

Post #7617072

Nah. I meant just dump the soil and then fill them up when you've got stuff to put in them. LOL I didn't mean to just give them a hurl. That would be a funny sight. News alert. Flying baskets sighted in Blossoms yard.
BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

March 9, 2010
7:56 PM

Post #7617392

Look out here comes one now!





Hypoestes ala basket!

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amorecuore
Ft Lauderdale, FL
(Zone 10a)

March 9, 2010
7:57 PM

Post #7617400

There she goes. Blossom's got some "spring" in her step. A potting machine.
BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

March 9, 2010
8:06 PM

Post #7617419

1 down...! LOL! 40 more to go! Dont know what the next one will be!

Maybe tomorrow I will try scrounging some strawberries...
amorecuore
Ft Lauderdale, FL
(Zone 10a)

March 9, 2010
8:58 PM

Post #7617612

Pace yourself girl!!! Its only the 10th of March. LOL
BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

March 10, 2010
4:45 AM

Post #7618066

Im late im late im late for a verrry important date!
amorecuore
Ft Lauderdale, FL
(Zone 10a)

March 10, 2010
6:04 AM

Post #7618250

Nah, you're the early bird. Only date to think about is the date of the last frost. Don't want to get too much tender stuff in baskets outside because you know you'll be dragging them in again

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