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teddy_8905
Lakeview, OH

February 26, 2012
9:55 AM

Post #9020671

Went for a walk in the front yard today, it is warmer but you can tell it is still winter, found out my Sedum has new growth on it and so does the Irises that are around the iron pole.

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flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

February 28, 2012
8:33 PM

Post #9024079

few blooms around here

Crocus 'Romance'
Snow drop
reticulated Iris 'Harmony'
and winter Jasmine

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coastalzonepush
Orlando, FL
(Zone 9b)

February 29, 2012
3:07 PM

Post #9024942

nice to see your plants waking up Teddy.
what cheerful signs of spring flowAjen, i was always excited for crocuses when i was up there.
teddy_8905
Lakeview, OH

March 2, 2012
10:27 AM

Post #9027080

I keep looking at that sad looking Naked Lady bulb, the others have green on them and that one don't. It is the one that has already had the leaves on it, I guess I did not dig up all the Naked Lady plants out of the garden, I went out the other day and there are leaves coming up! How much longer do you think it will be before I see anything on the first one? It is bulb 1, the bare one. I know I need patience, but that is hard to find sometimes.
teddy_8905
Lakeview, OH

March 2, 2012
10:47 AM

Post #9027091

Here is the leaves for my Naked Lady plant, boy was I surprised, I thought I dug them all up, oh well, that was a nice surprise. It will be a bigger surprise if it blooms.

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teddy_8905
Lakeview, OH

March 4, 2012
9:06 AM

Post #9029453

Can someone tell me when to bring out my Chrysanthemums and my Geraniums? I think it might be time to see what is going on and start adding water to them. Do I pinch the stems, or just bring them out into the light and warmth? Help, themoonhowl or whomever knows what to do, I hope my pompom mums will come back, they are Ursula Lavender and they are beautiful when they are blooming and they smell wonderful!
coastalzonepush
Orlando, FL
(Zone 9b)

March 4, 2012
12:18 PM

Post #9029647

let the mums out but keep the geraniums a little i think. you can cut off the dead mum stems.
teddy_8905
Lakeview, OH

March 4, 2012
4:47 PM

Post #9029925

how far down do I cut the dead stems?

flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

March 4, 2012
8:37 PM

Post #9030203

cut the dead stems all the way down


teddy_8905
Lakeview, OH

March 5, 2012
6:30 AM

Post #9030516

Thank you flowAjen, I hope it will come back, if it don't it won't be for lack of trying.
teddy_8905
Lakeview, OH

March 5, 2012
10:15 AM

Post #9030827

Went for another walk up to the store and the neighbor's Irises are coming up and so is his Sedum, mine are too, I want to get out there and clean out the leaves, but it is still cold and there is snow on the ground. I think I will wait until the snow is gone and the sun is shining before I tackle that particular job.
teddy_8905
Lakeview, OH

March 7, 2012
9:43 AM

Post #9033290

I brought my mums out and cut them back,watered them until it ran out of the holes and put it in the windowsill, it is in the 60's now. How often should I water it and will it be ok if I left it in the window all the time? The daytime temps are going to be in the mid to upper 50's and the nitetime temps in the 30's and 40's.

flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

March 7, 2012
1:31 PM

Post #9033531

Just wondering...Why didn't you plant the mums in the fall?

Don't keep them too wet, water when dry if you stick your finger an inch into soil
teddy_8905
Lakeview, OH

March 8, 2012
7:23 AM

Post #9034473

When I got the mums, there was not enough time before the first frost for them to be able to stand the winter, although if I had known that this winter was going to be as mild as this has been, I might have tried it, but our winters are usually very cold temps and lots of snow. But the lake has not frozen over and the snowmobiles have not been out at all. Which sometimes I am glad of that, they have a penchant for riding them at 1 or 2 in the morning. But that is the reason they are not in the ground now, thanks for the advice on watering, when the last frost date is past, I will plant them.

flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

March 8, 2012
7:30 AM

Post #9034480

Oh yeah I get it...I had many things I didn't get into the ground, and just left them out in plastic pots hoping for the best ☺
like that Winer Jasmine was a pleasant surprise

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teddy_8905
Lakeview, OH

March 9, 2012
7:54 AM

Post #9035676

Does anyone know the last frost date for Logan County? I would like to get my mums out in the ground soon.
ecrane3
Dublin, CA
(Zone 9a)

March 9, 2012
8:07 AM

Post #9035695

Here's a map showing last frost dates...yours isn't until May unfortunately. http://www.thegardenhelper.com/frostmap.html But if you want to plant things earlier you can, you just need to pay attention and make sure you go cover things up if you're going to have a cold snap. I'd probably wait until about mid-April though, having lived in Ohio for many years March feels a bit risky to me.
teddy_8905
Lakeview, OH

March 9, 2012
8:33 AM

Post #9035728

Thanks ecrane3, next week is going to be in the upper 50's to lower 60's but of course that may change without notice and who knows what the week after that may be like. I think I will do as you suggest and wait until mid-April, no need to screw this up by planting too early.
teddy_8905
Lakeview, OH

March 10, 2012
4:12 PM

Post #9037298

Now that you can see what I am talking about, I don't know whether I have a Common Privet or a Lilac bush. I researched it and they say that the privet has a unpleasant smell, but this one has a very sweet smell. Maybe you can tell me from the buds that are on it already what it is. I was so excited to see buds already, but the trees are budding and my Irises are coming up. So help!

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teddy_8905
Lakeview, OH

March 11, 2012
6:03 PM

Post #9038629

Here is a picture of the Naked Lady plant that I obviously missed when I dug up the others, I should have left all of them in the ground, it looks like these are doing quite well. Let me know what you think. It looks like there might be more than one or maybe I am mistaken.

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WeeNel
Ayrshire Scotland
United Kingdom

March 12, 2012
1:26 PM

Post #9039799

The Buds on your shrub look like Lilac to me and Common Privet either stays evergreen in most zones, but where they loose there leaves, the new buds are smaller in bud, have a tiny pointed bud and are not as plump as yours, the hardest part identifying these 2 plants apart is when they are both in leaf and no buds on either plant, but as the season progresses they are most certainly different. Hope this helps you out.
Does anyone know the proper name for the plant Naked Lady as I've never heard this name for this type of plant in the pictures.
Good luck WeeNel.
WeeNel
Ayrshire Scotland
United Kingdom

March 12, 2012
1:40 PM

Post #9039829

Forgot to mention my spring flowers to date are Daffodils, a bright red Rhododendron, large buds on many other ones but no colour yet, Wall flower, Crocus, the green shoots of the Bluebell woods are not long before they burst into flower, I would say about 4 weeks for that. green shoots on all the different Clematis, our Snowdrops are over for this year, so here in Bonnie Scotland, Spring has Sprung and must say, it's a wonderful sight after the long, wet, windy and extremely cold winter we've had and no doubt will still show us that it's not quite finished with us yet.
Happy gardening to all.
WeeNel.
teddy_8905
Lakeview, OH

March 14, 2012
8:17 AM

Post #9042335

1, the naked lady leaves,2,lilac plant,3,irises. As you can see everything is growing really well, and next week it is supposed to be just as warm as this week was. I was riding to work yesterday and we went past some swamps and I could hear the frogs, I am not kidding they were loud!

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teddy_8905
Lakeview, OH

March 15, 2012
7:06 AM

Post #9043486

naked lady leaves.

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teddy_8905
Lakeview, OH

March 15, 2012
8:49 AM

Post #9043617

My neighbor is going to thin out his roses and said he would give me some, are they hard to take care of? They are yellow and beautiful when they bloom, do they take a year off when you transplant them? And what exactly do you have to do when you transplant them, I guess you just can't take a cutting and stick in the ground, although it would be nice if you can. Is it possible to transplant them and they will grow?

flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

March 15, 2012
9:08 AM

Post #9043636

Here's an discussion we had on transplanting roses awhile ago
http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/t/1232324/?hl=transplanting roses
teddy_8905
Lakeview, OH

March 16, 2012
8:46 PM

Post #9045664

Here is a close-up picture of the mystery bush, it is doing quite well as you can see, any identification would be helpful, Happy St.Patrick's Day everyone!

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Bloomfly22
Palmdale, CA
(Zone 8a)

March 16, 2012
10:48 PM

Post #9045712

Hmmm. I can't seem to find it. I will keep looking though. My Daffies have bloomes already,( January- Febuary) and there are a couple left. My tulip lily bulb has begun to show flower color... It looks purplish- burgundey. I will try for a good photo tomarrow, if it doesn't rain first... Here are the daffodils I mentioned. And there is one of my blackberry coming out of dormancy.

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teddy_8905
Lakeview, OH

March 17, 2012
4:45 PM

Post #9046463

This naked lady leaves are really going to town, if what I read is right, I WILL have blooms this year, I have been taking out my morning glories,and the naked ladies that I have here in the house and leaving them out for a while in the sun.

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teddy_8905
Lakeview, OH

March 17, 2012
9:07 PM

Post #9046845

I went back and found 2 pictures of the flowers that this plant produces, the first one is at a distance and the next one is close up, I can't find any pics of young buds for white Lilacs, so these will have to do. I could have sat and stuck my nose in there and smelled them all day, they smelled heavenly.

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teddy_8905
Lakeview, OH

March 18, 2012
12:24 PM

Post #9047450

First one is the Naked Lady plant, second is the Tiger Lilies I planted last summer in the backyard, I was worried because I forgot where I planted them, but this afternoon they showed themselves, I always wanted to have Tiger Lilies, now I know how easy they are to take care of.

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themoonhowl

themoonhowl
Prairieville, LA
(Zone 9a)

March 18, 2012
1:40 PM

Post #9047525

Hey Wee Nel, I think what Teddi has are Lycoris squamigera, also called resurrection lily, Naked Lady lily.

http://www.missouribotanicalgarden.org/gardens-gardening/your-garden/plant-finder/plant-details/kc/a464/lycoris-squamigera.aspx

Hang in there Teddi...you patience is being rewarded.
teddy_8905
Lakeview, OH

March 18, 2012
2:30 PM

Post #9047613

Bout time! tee hee! This one bulb that already has had the green leaves, is it ok to plant them in the ground or should I wait? It is the one that had the green leaves this past winter.

themoonhowl

themoonhowl
Prairieville, LA
(Zone 9a)

March 18, 2012
5:00 PM

Post #9047791

I would go ahead and plant it, just give it a few days outside to help it acclimate.
teddy_8905
Lakeview, OH

March 18, 2012
5:49 PM

Post #9047854

I have had it out for a couple of days and brought it in at night, I kept it inside today because of the weather, so will plant it tomorrow. I was thinking of putting it inside the trellis and be able to see it when I look out the door, but they don't like their "feet" wet, and the place where I was thinking of putting it floods when it rains really hard, but drains quickly, what do you think?
teddy_8905
Lakeview, OH

March 19, 2012
10:39 AM

Post #9048792

I planted it between the Irises not too far from the other one, I took it out of the pot and you would not believe the roots that it has! I planted it so the dirt was around the neck, now since I did that will it still bloom? I did not disturb the root system and the Miracle Gro potting soil went into the hole with it, the ground is already moist so I don't have to water it, I tamped it down real firm with my shoe and hopefully it will bloom. The others I had out for a little while but it is getting time for me to go to work so had to bring the others in, the morning glory is still blooming too.
teddy_8905
Lakeview, OH

March 20, 2012
7:24 AM

Post #9049983

Is it ok to plant the other Naked Lady plants? They have a little green on them? I guess I will wait until the mystery plant blooms to be able to tell what it is, one person says Lilac, one person says Privet and another said Honeysuckle, I will just wait and have that icky word...PATIENCE!!!!!

themoonhowl

themoonhowl
Prairieville, LA
(Zone 9a)

March 20, 2012
10:49 AM

Post #9050225

Yes, go ahead and plant them..
teddy_8905
Lakeview, OH

March 20, 2012
8:44 PM

Post #9050859

Thank you themoonhowl, I will do that tomorrow. I have another question, would it be ok to plant my mums outside now? It has not grown any since I got it out, I think it is dead, there is no greenery at all. Should I take it out of the potting soil that it is in and put it in the ground, the potting soil feels really moist to me, I think it might be too wet. I could take it out of the pot and see if it is mildewed or not. What is your advice?

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themoonhowl

themoonhowl
Prairieville, LA
(Zone 9a)

March 21, 2012
4:53 AM

Post #9051075

Hi Teddy. I would unpot the mum and see if it has any roots left...they don't like being wet. If it seems to have healthy roots (firm to the touch) then go ahead and plant it outside.
teddy_8905
Lakeview, OH

March 21, 2012
7:16 AM

Post #9051257

thanks themoonhowl, I didn't buy it but I would love to have it year after year if that is possible.
teddy_8905
Lakeview, OH

March 21, 2012
10:40 AM

Post #9051470

My Rose of Sharon bushes are getting greenery on them, remember the ones I told you that a friend gave me that looked dead? Well, I went out and checked, the one has greenery on it but the other one don't, maybe it just has to get going, hopefully they all will have leaves on them this year.

themoonhowl

themoonhowl
Prairieville, LA
(Zone 9a)

March 21, 2012
11:36 AM

Post #9051518

Sounds like things are beginning to take off there. Remember to give plants a chance to revive from the winter before you worry overmuch. It takes some plants longer than others to wake up and break dormancy. Most of all, take time to enjoy each plant as they return. That is the reward for patience.


Happy Spring
Moon
teddy_8905
Lakeview, OH

March 22, 2012
7:15 AM

Post #9052578

thank you themoonhowl, it is really greening up around here, and it is warm too.
Bloomfly22
Palmdale, CA
(Zone 8a)

March 22, 2012
2:09 PM

Post #9053064

My mums bloomed last fall, then died back only to grow leaves in spring. Was it the sun? The leaves were up, and the flowers shriveled. I am not sure of the cause. My Verbenas are blooming now, the evergreen kind with purple blooms. I want to post a photo of my tulip lily later.
Bloomfly22
Palmdale, CA
(Zone 8a)

March 22, 2012
2:20 PM

Post #9053081

Photos. Two of the tulip and one of My blooming arugala.

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flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

March 22, 2012
8:02 PM

Post #9053481

I don't know about CA, but here mums only bloom in the fall they are not everblooming, so in the spring there will just be leaves and no flowers
ecrane3
Dublin, CA
(Zone 9a)

March 22, 2012
8:53 PM

Post #9053510

Same thing happens in CA, they are fall bloomers here too.

themoonhowl

themoonhowl
Prairieville, LA
(Zone 9a)

March 23, 2012
5:51 AM

Post #9053719

We are lucky here, The mums bloom in March/April, I cut them back some and they bloom again in October/November up til first frost.

This orange/bronze and yellow striped "daisy" type mum and the Clara Curtis Daisy Mum are both going strong now

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teddy_8905
Lakeview, OH

March 23, 2012
6:40 AM

Post #9053771

As you can see, things are really growing good here, 1. Tiger Lilies,2.Mystery plant,3.Sedum,4.Naked Lady plant, I LOVE this multiple picture feature, when should I plant my Morning Glory outside?

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themoonhowl

themoonhowl
Prairieville, LA
(Zone 9a)

March 23, 2012
6:48 AM

Post #9053780

You need to start gradually moving the MG toward the sun...bright light outside for a couple days, early morning sun for a couple days and then gradually over two or three days into full sun. If the night time temps are consistently above 40 degrees, you can leave the MG outside overnight. So, in 10days to 2 weeks it should be ready for a sunny spot in the garden.

http://urbanext.illinois.edu/news/news.cfm?newsid=5580
teddy_8905
Lakeview, OH

March 23, 2012
9:23 AM

Post #9053955

thanks themoonhowl.

themoonhowl

themoonhowl
Prairieville, LA
(Zone 9a)

March 23, 2012
11:52 AM

Post #9054114

You are welcome...check out this Iris and Clara Curtis daisy Chrysanthemum that are blooming now.

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Bloomfly22
Palmdale, CA
(Zone 8a)

March 24, 2012
6:15 PM

Post #9055727

Is it safe to start bringing my amaryllis outside? The leaves are very long and only get 2-3 hours of direct sun a day due to my house's location.
ecrane3
Dublin, CA
(Zone 9a)

March 24, 2012
6:40 PM

Post #9055754

Which amaryllis do you have? There are a number of different things that go by the common name amaryllis but I think most of them are hardy in zone 8 so you probably could have left them outdoors year round and they would have been fine. If it's been indoors though you'll need to harden it off to outdoor light/temperatures (expose it a little more each day to both colder temps and higher light levels) but you could certainly start that process now.
Bloomfly22
Palmdale, CA
(Zone 8a)

March 24, 2012
11:32 PM

Post #9055945

I believe it is the 'Susan' Amaryllis. I am not sure because it is more red than pink.

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teddy_8905
Lakeview, OH

March 25, 2012
2:51 PM

Post #9056624

You aint gonna believe this, I just took my geraniums out of where they spent the winter and they are growing on the tips of the dead ones! They are white and have small white flowers on the tops of them, here are some pictures of them, what do I do now?

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themoonhowl

themoonhowl
Prairieville, LA
(Zone 9a)

March 25, 2012
5:54 PM

Post #9056811

Teddy, those are not flowers. Those are new leaves that have no Chlorophyll. If you give it some light, they will turn green. Do not put it in direct sun, but place it outside in the shade. The leaves manufacture chlorophyll from exposure to sunlight. They will start greening up even in the shade. each day, move the plant a little bit closer to brighter light over the next week. You should have green leaves in just a few days.
teddy_8905
Lakeview, OH

March 25, 2012
6:15 PM

Post #9056839

Thank you themoonhowl, that was great to hear, I did not want to have to throw it away. Those are the flowers from my dad's funeral and they are in a pot so I can enjoy them year after year. That is the way they were ordered from the florist. I may have to wait a couple of days before I put them outside, it is not supposed to be real warm until at least Tuesday, tomorrow it is supposed to be in just the 50's, the low 50's, and sunny, is that ok or should I wait until Tuesday when it is supposed to be in the 60's, which do you think? And do I take anything that looks dead off? There are dead leaves, should I get rid of them or just leave them alone?

themoonhowl

themoonhowl
Prairieville, LA
(Zone 9a)

March 26, 2012
4:44 AM

Post #9057165

You can move it out in the day time...today...just keep it in the shade. Wait til it starts greening up before you cut any dead off...that way you don't accidentally cut away ant new growth. It can stay out as long as the night temperatures stay above about 42 degrees. Ortherwise bring it in at night and back out in the morning.
teddy_8905
Lakeview, OH

March 28, 2012
6:35 AM

Post #9060172

The one naked lady bulb that had its leaves in the winter is starting to make leaves again! Is that normal? I went out and looked and there is a little green leaf starting to emerge from it, and the other ones are doing good too. I thought they only made leaves once and then bloomed in a couple of months, maybe it got confused because I planted it in the ground and this screwy weather has it more mixed up.

themoonhowl

themoonhowl
Prairieville, LA
(Zone 9a)

March 28, 2012
8:45 AM

Post #9060337

It may be a bloom spike starting to come up...when they first start pushing up from the center of the bulb, they look like leaves...after a few days they start looking like a bloom spike.
teddy_8905
Lakeview, OH

March 28, 2012
8:52 AM

Post #9060353

yea!!!!!
teddy_8905
Lakeview, OH

April 1, 2012
1:33 PM

Post #9065705

been outside doing the one thing about gardening that is not my favorite, weeding and trimming, got a new pair of grass trimmers to get close to the plants and gave it a workout. Although I pooped out before I got to the Sedum row, it was the most workout that I have had in a while :)! It does look better, do you remember when I told you about the Rose of Sharon plants that my friend gave me? I had 3, two of them have greenery on them, the one around back did not do anything, it had no greenery on it and so I left it, well, today the neighbor who normally mows the grass did not notice it and cut it down to the root, so I pulled it up and it did not have any roots on it at all, so I just threw it away, at least the other two are doing well. Going to have a well deserved cup of coffee and rest, I think I deserve it even if no one else does, Hoppy Easter everyone!
teddy_8905
Lakeview, OH

April 1, 2012
5:34 PM

Post #9065935

These are the things that the Geraniums are in under the dirt, as you can tell they are starting to come out, should I do anything to them like transfer them to another pot that has more potting soil in it, or what should I do? It is getting more greenery on it so I know it is still healthy, I just don't want to screw it up, it got quite a bit of sunshine and fresh air today and I cleaned out all the dead needles from the soil and found some more green. But I don't know if I should cut the long leaves from the fern that is in there, I am not sure what or why it is in there but they are there.

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teddy_8905
Lakeview, OH

April 2, 2012
9:03 AM

Post #9066788

I have got 3 of my Morning Glory seeds soaking to put in a pot to get them started for this summer. They are the red ones that I grew on the trellis, and I wanted to see if the starts would work better than the seeds. Going to go around the yard and see where I can put them that they would be in the full sun, I will have to put something around them so the neighbor won't mow them down. I was thinking of putting bricks around the Irises and the Sedum and I think there is enough to go all the way down and also around the Morning Glories at the back fence. They will like climbing the fence, it will make that unsightly fence look pretty. I had some wood pieces gave to me but they are falling apart and I don't think they will work. Wish me luck! So that is why I am going to put bricks around them.

themoonhowl

themoonhowl
Prairieville, LA
(Zone 9a)

April 2, 2012
9:54 AM

Post #9066856

Teddy, instead of using pots for your seeds, use biodegradable containers like paper towel and toilet paper rolls. You can cut them to the right depth and put them directly in the ground when the seedling is ready. that way you don't disturb the new roots when you transplant them.

http://www.rd.com/home/gardening-secrets-for-starting-seeds/
teddy_8905
Lakeview, OH

April 4, 2012
6:30 AM

Post #9069250

I planted 3 of my red mg seeds yesterday and have the flourescent light on them because of course still too cold for them to be in the ground. My other plants got a good drink this morning, we had several storms pass through and gave them some water, I went to the page you posted themoonhowl and put them in one of the margarine tubs that had the naked lady plants in. So here is hoping that they decide to grow for me.
teddy_8905
Lakeview, OH

April 4, 2012
8:03 AM

Post #9069400

should I put a baggie over the tub to simulate a greenhouse or not?

themoonhowl

themoonhowl
Prairieville, LA
(Zone 9a)

April 4, 2012
8:15 AM

Post #9069423

It wouldn't hurt to do so, just make sure things don't get too wet. Glad the link helped you.
teddy_8905
Lakeview, OH

April 7, 2012
7:37 PM

Post #9073581

Would Morning glories grow where we dumped our ashes from the pellet stove? I would like them to go up the tree in front and would like to know if it would be worth the trouble.

themoonhowl

themoonhowl
Prairieville, LA
(Zone 9a)

April 8, 2012
7:48 AM

Post #9074014

MG's need full sun so getting them to grow up a tree is an unlikely thing...they automatically grow towards the light. The ashes probably wouldn't be a good medium for them anyway.


Have a Happy Easter, Teddy.
teddy_8905
Lakeview, OH

April 10, 2012
10:42 AM

Post #9077092

My neighbor gave me this rose, I hope it won't be hard to grow.

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themoonhowl

themoonhowl
Prairieville, LA
(Zone 9a)

April 10, 2012
12:18 PM

Post #9077198

Peace should be relatively easy. Here is some info on how to care for it.

http://gardening.about.com/od/rose1/a/HybridTeas.htm
teddy_8905
Lakeview, OH

April 11, 2012
9:12 AM

Post #9078394

These are my neighbor's Irises, I think they are blooming a little early, don't you? I guess it don't really matter, they are still beautiful.

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teddy_8905
Lakeview, OH

April 14, 2012
9:33 AM

Post #9082114

I think my Geraniums are dying, the one that had the greenery on it is turning black and the others don't even have green on them. I scraped them a little on the stem and it was brown and no green, what should I do? I was thinking of taking them out of the pot and putting the rose in it instead. That way I could move the pot where the rose will get the most sun. The only thing that has green on it is the ferns that were in the pot with the Geraniums. So what should I do?
ecrane3
Dublin, CA
(Zone 9a)

April 14, 2012
4:03 PM

Post #9082537

Have they been outside during a frost? Could be cold damage. Otherwise if they've been indoors then black most likely means too much water. If they were outside and got cold damaged I'd leave them alone for a bit and see if they come back, frost often damages leaves without killing the plant.
teddy_8905
Lakeview, OH

April 15, 2012
3:26 PM

Post #9083735

went ahead and planted the rose, will let you know of progress.

themoonhowl

themoonhowl
Prairieville, LA
(Zone 9a)

April 15, 2012
3:44 PM

Post #9083770

After a couple or so weeks, once it has settled in, you can fertilize it and it should do well for you.
teddy_8905
Lakeview, OH

April 18, 2012
10:36 AM

Post #9087586

how long after it has settled in will I see new growth? Does it need to get good root growth before the new leaves come on?
ecrane3
Dublin, CA
(Zone 9a)

April 18, 2012
7:18 PM

Post #9088258

Yes, it needs time to get some good root growth going before you'll see much new growth up top. Just like most other things in gardening, patience is key!
teddy_8905
Lakeview, OH

April 19, 2012
7:13 AM

Post #9088704

I HATE that word!!!!!

themoonhowl

themoonhowl
Prairieville, LA
(Zone 9a)

April 19, 2012
7:15 AM

Post #9088708

LOL...I was waiting for that...Unfortunately Teddy, that is one thing gardeners MUST cultivate...Nature moves at her own pace and there is nothing we can do to change that. Like the old TV ad...Ya can't rush Mother Nature.
teddy_8905
Lakeview, OH

April 19, 2012
9:11 AM

Post #9088846

I looked on the Roses and by golly there they are! I tried to get a close-up of them, but had my hubby do them, he knows how to focus this new camera he gave me, as you can see, the little red buds are coming on and the one on top is getting rather big. Hopefully that means I am doing things right by leaving it alone until Sunday when I will water it again. I figured since I planted it on that day, I would wait until then to water it again.

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themoonhowl

themoonhowl
Prairieville, LA
(Zone 9a)

April 19, 2012
9:41 AM

Post #9088878

Bravo. On watering...unless you get a good rain, it is advised that roses get a regular deep soaking weekly and that they are fed at least monthly.


http://www.rosefile.com/RosePages/rcare.htm

http://www.rosebuddies.com/pruning.html
teddy_8905
Lakeview, OH

April 22, 2012
8:23 AM

Post #9092694

should I cover up my rose bush tonight? It is supposed to get to below freezing tonight and tomorrow night too. I don't want to freeze the buds off. So should I cover it with a bucket? The bucket is the only thing I have that will fit over it.
teddy_8905
Lakeview, OH

April 23, 2012
10:49 AM

Post #9094480

I can feel the Iris buds coming up to the top, I guess the cold weather did not hurt them, they were more established, they were planted last summer. Hopefully the Tiger Lilies and the Roses will do as well as the Irises.
teddy_8905
Lakeview, OH

April 27, 2012
10:15 AM

Post #9100014

Here is a picture of one of my Iris plants in the front yard around the iron pole. I took a whole lot of pictures last year when the Irises came up so this year I thought just one would show you that they are coming up just fine. There is one that is shorter this year than the previous year but it is still blooming. It will be interesting to see if they remain brown or turn purple, they say that if pesticide or weed killer that might change the color of the bud, sometimes they go back to the regular color or stay the same that they are now, so who knows what color they will be. Whatever it is, I love them.

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teddy_8905
Lakeview, OH

April 27, 2012
10:36 AM

Post #9100042

I also put some Miracle-Gro on my hybrid rose, not a whole lot but some, it is doing good too.
Bloomfly22
Palmdale, CA
(Zone 8a)

April 27, 2012
8:12 PM

Post #9100699

My rose died. I don't know why, but it was dormant, then died. Anyway, my backyard is better looking now that i have some annuals and perenials planted, my sea lavender is a haven for bees all the sudden. I fertilize periodically to make lots of flowers develope.
coastalzonepush
Orlando, FL
(Zone 9b)

April 28, 2012
10:16 AM

Post #9101230

my hybrid tea rose is sitting there. i dont think she plans on doing anything for a while. i fertilized on a regular schedule. sea lavender sounds wonderful Bloomfly! if you havent removed the rose, maybe you can cut all of the canes back and that usually produces new fresh growth from the bottom.
Teddy, great for the rose; im curious about the brown iris flowers!
teddy_8905
Lakeview, OH

April 29, 2012
7:20 AM

Post #9102328

here is a picture of the ones from last summer, they were beautiful, I could not stop taking pictures of them.

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teddy_8905
Lakeview, OH

April 29, 2012
9:29 AM

Post #9102481

Need emergency help for the rose, the neighbor came and mowed the grass and hit the rose, I will post a picture and maybe you can tell me if you think it will come out of it or should I dig it up and throw it away.

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ecrane3
Dublin, CA
(Zone 9a)

April 29, 2012
9:34 AM

Post #9102490

I would always give plants a chance (except in the case of a tree that's about to drop a large branch on the house or something along those lines). You might prune just below the damaged section, that should stimulate some new growth. And see if you can't put up a little fence or something to keep your neighbor from accidentally hitting it with the mower again.
coastalzonepush
Orlando, FL
(Zone 9b)

April 29, 2012
11:57 AM

Post #9102652

agreed. just cut out the damaged portions and make sure you cut to a bud-so that there isn't a stub. or you can cut the entire cane down. roses benefit from pruning, just expect flowers to naturally come a little later. a barrier will definitely help. even edging of some type will signal the neighbor to stop mowing.
teddy_8905
Lakeview, OH

April 29, 2012
7:59 PM

Post #9103227

I put 3 small bricks around the rose, and hopefully it will help. When he mows again, he will not hit the rose again. I will cut the damaged parts off and see if that will help. The Geranium did not make it and I tossed it in the backyard, it had water and I thought that putting Miracle-Gro on it would help it, but no luck. It just did not make it. So I hope the rose will make it. Which direction should I make the cut, toward the middle or toward the outside, or should I just make the cut the same direction that the skinned place is?
teddy_8905
Lakeview, OH

April 30, 2012
10:32 AM

Post #9103991

As you can see I cut the damaged cane off at a angle just above the eye. I did not have clear nail polish so it had to be gray. This is taken from above it, so here is hoping that it will survive and grow. Have to keep my hubby from pulling it up, is there anything else I should do about it? I was going to water it but it is going to rain tonight. So everyone please keep your fingers crossed.

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teddy_8905
Lakeview, OH

May 3, 2012
10:39 AM

Post #9108753

I think the rose is dead, I went out and scraped a small spot and there was no green, does that mean it is dead? I don't want to pull it up if there is a chance, but no greenery usually means death. It is not doing anything, I thought maybe even though it got skinned it would be doing something. Is there something else I can try to find out if it is alive or not?
teddy_8905
Lakeview, OH

May 4, 2012
9:58 AM

Post #9110189

good news, I cut of the other damaged cane and put nail polish on it and I noticed it had greenery on it. So that means it is not dead yet, would it be okay if I put some Miracle-Gro on it? I put some on last month.
teddy_8905
Lakeview, OH

May 5, 2012
7:30 PM

Post #9112053

The first 2 pictures are the mystery plant that I have not found out what it is yet, the third is my Iris getting ready to bloom. If someone can tell me what the mystery plant is so I can take better care of it, I need to know so I can figure out how big it is going to get or if it is going to attract bees or hummingbirds. I HOPE it attracts the hummers. I had to cut the other cane on my rose bush, and the buds are still there and there looks like they are still alive, so I am just going to leave it alone and see what it does.

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themoonhowl
Prairieville, LA
(Zone 9a)

May 6, 2012
7:19 AM

Post #9112493

Teddy, post your mystery plant pics on the Plant ID forum...that is the best and quickest way to get an ID.
teddy_8905
Lakeview, OH

May 6, 2012
12:33 PM

Post #9112782

As you can see the rose is still alive, it has another red bud eye and the tips of the others are green!!!!! The gray you see is fingernail polish to seal the cuts that I made, I did not have any clear polish so I put gray on it, I think it is better than blue or purple.

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teddy_8905
Lakeview, OH

May 7, 2012
7:34 AM

Post #9113836

I thought my rose was either dead or close to it, but I went out and got as close as I could get and got a surprise, more red eye buds! The ones that were on there before are green at the tips and there is green spots on the base. So there might be life in the old girl yet.:) Took this picture to show you what I found.

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teddy_8905
Lakeview, OH

May 8, 2012
8:59 AM

Post #9115659

I am glad I did not dig this rose up, I went out and took a closer look and the red eye buds are starting to swell up, I got as close as I could and took this picture.

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Bloomfly22
Palmdale, CA
(Zone 8a)

May 8, 2012
8:30 PM

Post #9116617

I just bought a wonderful white rose. I believe they called it a Glacier rose. My dormant rose died, I have no clue why. Good luck teddy! My white rose is happily growing, and i already got to cut some to bring inside.
teddy_8905
Lakeview, OH

May 9, 2012
7:53 AM

Post #9117072

This is the rose of sharon that my friend sprayed with weed killer, it is looking like it is going to make it. It has leaves and hopefully it will bloom sometime soon. I know it might not this year, but hopefully it might next year.

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teddy_8905
Lakeview, OH

May 10, 2012
10:29 AM

Post #9118608

My friend who bought me the Peace rose thinks his is dying, mine on the other hand is growing! Here is a picture that I tried to get this morning, as you can tell the little red eye buds are getting longer, but I did find those suckers that they talk about and pulled them off. What happens if you just leave those things on?

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teddy_8905
Lakeview, OH

May 11, 2012
9:50 AM

Post #9119846

Well I guess we don't have to wonder if the rose is going to make it, from what I am seeing it is a living plant. I had to get my hubby to set the correct settings for me to get this close without blurring it. I am just wondering, how will I know when it is time to water it again? We had some rain last week, but it don't look dry to me. I guess I can stick my finger in the soil and see if it is dry, but I saw all those red bud eyes and the other ones getting longer and bigger and almost cried. I was hoping I would not have to dig it up and throw it away.

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themoonhowl

themoonhowl
Prairieville, LA
(Zone 9a)

May 11, 2012
2:27 PM

Post #9120119

Glad your rose is beginning to grow Teddy. This link gives you specific info on caring for your Peace rose. Pay close attention to the feeding and watering info.

http://gardening.about.com/od/rose1/a/HybridTeas.htm
teddy_8905
Lakeview, OH

May 12, 2012
9:13 AM

Post #9120952

updated picture of tea rose.

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teddy_8905
Lakeview, OH

May 13, 2012
1:57 PM

Post #9122296

Just planted my purple and red morning glories today where I planted them last summer, lets see what comes up.
teddy_8905
Lakeview, OH

May 14, 2012
8:14 AM

Post #9123211

This is the purple Irises that my friend from the club gave me, and they are actually the color they are supposed to be, which is odd but they are beautiful, and the fragarance is VERY different from the brown.

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themoonhowl

themoonhowl
Prairieville, LA
(Zone 9a)

May 14, 2012
8:22 AM

Post #9123226

That is a lovely bearded iris Teddy.
teddy_8905
Lakeview, OH

May 14, 2012
9:41 AM

Post #9123331

Here is a close-up. They are GORGEOUS!!!!!

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themoonhowl

themoonhowl
Prairieville, LA
(Zone 9a)

May 14, 2012
9:50 AM

Post #9123350

I think the bearded irises are the showiest of the genus. And yes, they are gorgeous and come in many colors.
teddy_8905
Lakeview, OH

May 15, 2012
8:05 AM

Post #9124656

This is rosey as I call the hybrid rose. The sun and warmer temps are really giving it what it needs, do you think it will bloom this year? I am not sure since it was sort of pruned before it needed it;) I did not think it would make it but it looks like it is going to.

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teddy_8905
Lakeview, OH

May 16, 2012
8:20 AM

Post #9125904

Rosey doing well.

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teddy_8905
Lakeview, OH

May 17, 2012
10:28 AM

Post #9127265

With all this new growth, will rosey bloom this summer?
ecrane3
Dublin, CA
(Zone 9a)

May 17, 2012
1:25 PM

Post #9127403

Hard to say--it's got a lot of growing to do to make up for the very severe pruning, so it may not get around to blooming. But maybe it could bloom, you'll just have to wait and see. If it does bloom, it'll definitely start later in the year than it would have otherwise.
teddy_8905
Lakeview, OH

May 20, 2012
11:45 AM

Post #9130711

ecrane3, thank you and I think "rosey" is trying her best to grow fast, I think the hard pruning did the trick. I took this one this afternoon, every day I go out to look, it seems like it has grown more, sorry if it seems like I am obsessing about her but after her rocky start, I am glad to see any new growth.

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teddy_8905
Lakeview, OH

May 23, 2012
10:12 AM

Post #9135129

I decided to try to give the rose some more room, maybe that will give it some more air too. So I rearranged the bricks so they looked a little more organized and neat. How does it look to you? I also gave it some more water, the other picture is the morning glory that has been in the house all winter, I don't know if it will bloom anymore but I planted it anyway and gave it quite a bit of water, it has been so dry here. The naked lady plant that I forgot and left in the ground has had leaves and they are dying back, so I am pretty sure that at least one plant will bloom this summer. One of the ones that had leaves on it during the winter has gotten leaves on it again, so it might bloom too.

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teddy_8905
Lakeview, OH

May 23, 2012
10:33 AM

Post #9135151

oops, the last one is the rose again, here is the naked lady plant that is growing leaves again.

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themoonhowl

themoonhowl
Prairieville, LA
(Zone 9a)

May 23, 2012
5:51 PM

Post #9135799

They all may surprise you with blooms this year. Just gotta have "that word"...patience. Grin
teddy_8905
Lakeview, OH

May 26, 2012
6:31 AM

Post #9139099

You can see the thorns on rosey now, she is really putting on a show with her green dress.

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coastalzonepush
Orlando, FL
(Zone 9b)

May 26, 2012
8:49 AM

Post #9139284

what's good is, you know that that new growth is stronger than the previous growth. pruning generally benefits roses. sine its a hybrid tea, you should definitely get blooms before winter. they produce blooms in flushes of growth. mine just finished blooming the other day.
teddy_8905
Lakeview, OH

May 26, 2012
9:24 AM

Post #9139319

when they do bloom, you people on here will be the first ones to see them besides me and my hubby. They are supposed to be big blooms, I hope so.
teddy_8905
Lakeview, OH

May 27, 2012
10:07 AM

Post #9140476

These two pics I took today, one of course is rosey, she seems to be doing well after all that water we gave her last night, and if I am not wrong, the one of the Iris is verigated! I noticed that it was a lot lighter in color and had some darker color in the lower leaves, I thought maybe it was the way the sun was shining thru the lattice and then I saw it was different colors. How interesting is that? But anyway nature has a lot of surprises she loves to throw at the novice gardener, and although I grow a lot of flowers, I still consider myself a novice. I thought maybe you can tell me if this is a rarity or just like I said, one of natures tricks.

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themoonhowl
Prairieville, LA
(Zone 9a)

May 27, 2012
1:45 PM

Post #9140727

Can you post a picture of the foliage? That is the easiest way to tell if variegated. The variegated bearded irises are called Iris pallida...usually blue or yellow in color.

http://www.backyardgardener.com/plantname/pda_966b.html

http://www.paintedacresfarm.com/index.php?main_page=index&cPath=13_30
teddy_8905
Lakeview, OH

May 27, 2012
3:27 PM

Post #9140806

here is the foilage, I smelled it and it does not have the strong scent that the others do. Also the Naked Lady that was left in the ground has died off, which means I will have at least one flower this summer, right? Should I water rosey real good again tonight, it is in the 90's right now.

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teddy_8905
Lakeview, OH

May 28, 2012
8:00 AM

Post #9141612

Look what is popping up now, be interesting to see which color blooms first, purple or red.

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teddy_8905
Lakeview, OH

May 29, 2012
8:38 AM

Post #9143117

Is there such a thing as too much water for rosey?

themoonhowl

themoonhowl
Prairieville, LA
(Zone 9a)

May 29, 2012
9:39 AM

Post #9143248

You need to soak the ground around your rose weekly if there is not sufficient rain each week to do so. Roses like deep watering...that is water that is allowed to soak deeply into the ground. Think of it as drinking a whole glass of water at one time, as opposed to sipping water...Roses like drinks, not sips. Also, one deep soaking each week is much better for them than adding a little water every day. Use the same finger test you do for potted plants...if the soil is dry down into the ground for the length of your finger, then it is okay to water. But remember, roses do not want to sit in water for extended periods of time.
teddy_8905
Lakeview, OH

June 3, 2012
11:50 AM

Post #9150340

I have a question, I have some tiger lilies in the backyard. They get some sun and shade too, one of the neighbors has some that have bloomed, and another has some that are going to bloom soon. Here is a picture of mine, I planted them last summer, is that why they have not bloomed yet? Do they need some time to get established before they do? I know I probably need that word patience, but it is hard when everyone else's is blooming and yours isn't even got the stems coming up yet.

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themoonhowl
Prairieville, LA
(Zone 9a)

June 3, 2012
1:59 PM

Post #9150476

They may not be getting quite enough sun...they are best in full sun, but i would give them until Fall to see if they bloom...if not, maybe then you can move them to a sunnier location.

http://www.ehow.com/how_4424913_care-lily-tiger-flower-.html
teddy_8905
Lakeview, OH

June 9, 2012
8:05 AM

Post #9158027

Some pictures to share with you. 1.Naked Lady leaves,2.morning glories3.rosey. I thought you might like to see how my flowers are doing, I gave rosey a dose of Miracle-gro the 7th and she really loved it, I am anxious to see which of my morning glories will bloom first, I know they are just coming up so it will be a while. I am going to get some more and put them where they get a lot of sun and see what happens.

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teddy_8905
Lakeview, OH

June 10, 2012
11:35 AM

Post #9159284

Does anyone have cardinal climber seeds that they are willing to part with? I have checked with the couple of stores that are with in walking distance and they don't have any. I have morning glories coming up but I have heard that the hummingbirds like the cc.
Can you plant them in the same area that the morning glories are in? Any advice would be helpful.
Bloomfly22
Palmdale, CA
(Zone 8a)

June 10, 2012
10:18 PM

Post #9160002

Sorry teddy, my stores are out as well, must be a very popular plant! I just took a closer look at my cosmos, some are flowering now, short and sweet, others are still growing, no buds in sight, any idea why that is? They were all seeded at the same time. I've been so busy with the gardens lately that i haven't been on a whole lot. The confederate Jasmine blooming season is ending here, I already miss the cheery scents they made.
teddy_8905
Lakeview, OH

June 11, 2012
7:55 AM

Post #9160446

I am not sure why that is, when I had mine they acted crazy, they grew and grew and grew and finally bloomed and the blooms were not that great in my opinion. I had one that grew taller than me, and when it bloomed it was no bigger than a pencil eraser! I think it was because it was in the shade and they love sun, I did not plant any this year because I did not want to have to tie them to the lattice again because of their growing so tall. The wind would blow them over and break the stalks. We have had rain today and the morning glories are busting out all over, the other day we just had a few bunches in a few places, now the ones that are up are getting their second set of leaves and more have popped up. Rosey is doing well, she had lake water last night and now this rain, she won't need to be watered for a while.
teddy_8905
Lakeview, OH

June 12, 2012
9:47 AM

Post #9162140

Could this be a bloom starting? I thought rosey had to grow a lot more before she bloomed.

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themoonhowl

themoonhowl
Prairieville, LA
(Zone 9a)

June 12, 2012
10:15 AM

Post #9162172

Yup...Rosie has a bud. She has older roots so not surprised she is pushing out a bloom.
teddy_8905
Lakeview, OH

June 13, 2012
9:22 AM

Post #9163538

Do you think it will be the peace rose? Is there any way except waiting to see if it is? My hubby took this one, he knows how to get closer without it getting blurry.

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themoonhowl
Prairieville, LA
(Zone 9a)

June 13, 2012
9:42 AM

Post #9163549

No way to say until it opens...
teddy_8905
Lakeview, OH

June 13, 2012
9:55 AM

Post #9163566

that figures, how long do you think that will take?

themoonhowl

themoonhowl
Prairieville, LA
(Zone 9a)

June 14, 2012
5:39 AM

Post #9164585

Just a few days
teddy_8905
Lakeview, OH

June 16, 2012
9:24 AM

Post #9167504

The soil seems to be sinking where rosey is, should I try to find some more to put around her or do you think that is alright? I don't want to screw anything up that I have going good. I think I will have to give her another drink tonight, she looks kind of dry and it is hot. I will wait until it cools down this evening though. My hubby gave her a good drink of lake water the other night, but it is very hot and very dry, what do you think? I don't want to drown her, would have taken a picture to show you but my camera batteries are recharging.

themoonhowl

themoonhowl
Prairieville, LA
(Zone 9a)

June 16, 2012
2:33 PM

Post #9167775

Teddy, do the same thing with your rose as with your potted plants. Poke a hole 2 or 3 inches into the ground and check to see if the soil is moist...if so, wait and check again in a day or so...if dry, then fill a gallon milk jug or watering can with water and slowly pour it around the plant, letting it soak in as you water. Roses like good deep soaking in order for their roots to travel downward...giving them little sips of water makes the roots stay very close to the surface of the ground and makes them susceptible to damage and freezes. It is less damaging for Rosie to go a day or two dry than to over-water her...
teddy_8905
Lakeview, OH

June 16, 2012
7:30 PM

Post #9168120

This is what I meant when I said the soil was sinking around rosey, I did water her very well and I poured the water on the ground around the roots and waited until it soaked in, then I poured some more until it was gone. Is it ok for one of her roots to be exposed? I think I can dig some dirt from the back yard and fill it in if it needs to be done, I ran out of miracle grow potting soil so I can't put that in there. What do you think?

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themoonhowl

themoonhowl
Prairieville, LA
(Zone 9a)

June 17, 2012
7:37 AM

Post #9168571

Yes, you should cover those roots by adding a couple inches of soil to the area around the roots and then cover with some mulch.
teddy_8905
Lakeview, OH

June 17, 2012
9:41 AM

Post #9168717

I planted my mums outside after I got them out of hibernation, nothing is happening, should I water it some more, or just wait? They were the lavender ones. The stubs are poking out but that is all, am I just impatient or are they a lost cause too? I will take a picture to let you see what I mean.

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teddy_8905
Lakeview, OH

June 18, 2012
7:57 AM

Post #9169853

I won't post any more pics of rosey unless she does something, just went out and it looks like she is pushing the bud up and away from the main part of the plant. Does that mean what I think it does?

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themoonhowl
Prairieville, LA
(Zone 9a)

June 18, 2012
9:40 AM

Post #9169976

It means she is doing what roses do...the bud is growing and should open in the next few days.
teddy_8905
Lakeview, OH

June 18, 2012
9:59 AM

Post #9170000

Remember I told you that the ground around her roots was beginning to sink? Look what my hubby did! he got some potting soil to cover her up and help cool her down. Is that enough or should we put more on there?

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themoonhowl
Prairieville, LA
(Zone 9a)

June 18, 2012
10:05 AM

Post #9170015

I can't really see how far up the soil comes around the trunk, but you don't want it too deep against the trunk as it looks to be a grafted rose and you don't want the soil above the bud union...just ease it back from the trunk a little and leave the rest covering the roots.
teddy_8905
Lakeview, OH

June 20, 2012
7:38 AM

Post #9172680

Rosey's bud fell off, I brought it in and took a picture of it.

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teddy_8905
Lakeview, OH

June 21, 2012
8:42 PM

Post #9175200

Do you think she will try another bud? I posted to another web page and they said it looks like something tried to eat it, is there anything we can put around it to protect it from rabbits and other animals that like to eat rose buds? Another person suggested putting a 5 gallon bucket over her at night but what about during the day? Need help here, want to keep her going and have a nice large rose before the cold weather hits.
teddy_8905
Lakeview, OH

July 1, 2012
7:41 PM

Post #9189309

I found the least appealing part of gardening, poison ivy. Got it on my ankles so bad I had to go to the hospital and have to miss two days of work.

themoonhowl

themoonhowl
Prairieville, LA
(Zone 9a)

July 2, 2012
6:04 AM

Post #9189620

The critters do not usually feed during the day...that is why the bucket was suggested for night protection. She should put out more buds.

So sorry your introduction to poison ivy was so drastic...hope you are feeling better. While you are home, check out this info on pests and diseases, all things you need to know to grow healthy roses.

http://www.olyrose.org/pests.htm
teddy_8905
Lakeview, OH

July 2, 2012
7:09 PM

Post #9190630

They gave me some hydrosone cream, and a prescription for an antibiotic. I also have some Loraditine to take during the day for the itching.

themoonhowl

themoonhowl
Prairieville, LA
(Zone 9a)

July 3, 2012
7:12 AM

Post #9191077

Hope you feel better soon.
teddy_8905
Lakeview, OH

July 6, 2012
11:08 AM

Post #9195412

Thanks themoonhowl it is getting a lot better, it does not look like ground up hamburger anymore, it looks more like a foot,lol! I transplanted the Morning Glory that I had in the house inside the trellis, and my hubby ran over it with the weedeater, I thought it was a goner and last night while I was out,(with this antibiotic I am on) I can't be out in the sun so while it was cloudy I was out and this is what I found. And here is rosey. It is not very big, but hopefuly it will grow bigger and twine with its brothers and sisters.

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themoonhowl
Prairieville, LA
(Zone 9a)

July 6, 2012
3:26 PM

Post #9195686

Glad you are feeling better...poison ivy can be so miserable and rude to the body. Looks like the MG is gonna make it.
teddy_8905
Lakeview, OH

July 7, 2012
3:03 PM

Post #9196929

I have a question for you, how often should I water in this extreme heat? Right now at 6 pm it is 100 degrees. I usually wait until the sun goes down and it cools down some, I would water in the mornings but I am not a morning person and it is usually too hot to water in the mornings unless you get up when the sun rises. I was thinking of putting a couple of gallons of water on her this evening, what do you think?
ecrane3
Dublin, CA
(Zone 9a)

July 7, 2012
3:28 PM

Post #9196953

Do the finger test--nobody here can tell you how often to water because it varies so much depending on your soil, how much sun the area gets, etc. But sticking your finger down in the dirt will tell you if it's getting too dry or not.

If you do need to water, I know you're not a morning person but it's definitely better to water then. You live in a humid enough climate that if you water in the evening, the leaves can stay wet a long time which encourages fungal growth. If you must water in the evening, be really careful not to get water on the leaves and then you should be alright, but otherwise it's better to water in the morning.
teddy_8905
Lakeview, OH

July 8, 2012
8:21 AM

Post #9197669

Got a question,what can I make that is easy and cheap to make to shade rosey in the hottest part of the day? I was thinking of taking a piece of cardboard, put aluminum foil on it and stapling it on the post behind her and take a couple of sticks and put them on the corners and make kind of like a canopy for her. Then when it gets too hot like it has been, I can lower it down and when it gets cooler, attach it to the post. How does that sound?
ecrane3
Dublin, CA
(Zone 9a)

July 8, 2012
8:27 AM

Post #9197681

Can you remind us when the rose was planted originally? If it was in your garden last year it should be well enough established that it doesn't need shade rigged up for it. Only time I would try to rig up shade for plants is if they are things that were just planted this year and didn't have a chance to get their roots going before it got hot.
teddy_8905
Lakeview, OH

July 8, 2012
11:02 AM

Post #9197813

I planted it in April of this year. It was April 14th.
ecrane3
Dublin, CA
(Zone 9a)

July 8, 2012
12:24 PM

Post #9197895

Is it showing signs of stress when the weather is hot? If it is then the shade can help, otherwise you probably don't need to.
teddy_8905
Lakeview, OH

July 12, 2012
6:41 AM

Post #9202501

Here is one of the first buds on my Rose of Sharon for this summer, it has another one I tried to take a picture of it but got too close and it was blurry, plus it was around the bees and one of THEM already got me once, I DON"T intend for THAT to happen again!

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teddy_8905
Lakeview, OH

August 11, 2012
3:34 PM

Post #9238113

I am sorry I have not been on here lately, every time I tried to get on here it told me that I could not get on the web page, here are some new pictures and a question. Picture 1 is Rosey, she loves the cooler weather, picture 2 is my first ros bloom, and picture 3 is the one I have a question about, it is a couple of naked lady bulbs and it looks like it is going to grow new leaves, I thought that they only grew leaves in the winter, help, I am confused! My other neighbors have ones that are up and blooming now, is it because I messed around with them too much? I was trying to think of a place where I could transplant them and they will be in the sun, I don't think they like being in the shade with the morning glories and irises. They get too much water, if I move them into the sun I will just forget about them and see what they do, but they will be around the side of the house because that is the only place where the sun shines more than the rest of the house.

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teddy_8905
Lakeview, OH

August 15, 2012
8:47 PM

Post #9243090

Can someone tell me why these are growing leaves instead of blooming?

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themoonhowl

themoonhowl
Prairieville, LA
(Zone 9a)

August 16, 2012
6:56 AM

Post #9243311

Sorry, Teddy. I truly do not know what is going on with your lycoris.
Bloomfly22
Palmdale, CA
(Zone 8a)

August 16, 2012
10:05 PM

Post #9244246

Its possible it didn't get the required energy to go through the blooming cycle. Plants will sometimes skip blooming if they don't have the energy.
Under similar circumstances, Titan arum. blooms randomly, but it has to get the energy from its leaf cycle first.

themoonhowl

themoonhowl
Prairieville, LA
(Zone 9a)

August 17, 2012
7:50 AM

Post #9244496

Also, after giving it some thought, those were the bulbs you thought were amaryllis, correct? Having them inside and trying to force blooms may have confused their life cycle.
teddy_8905
Lakeview, OH

August 17, 2012
8:03 AM

Post #9244509

should I leave them alone and see what happens or should I find a sunnier spot to put them and then forget about them?

themoonhowl

themoonhowl
Prairieville, LA
(Zone 9a)

August 17, 2012
8:23 AM

Post #9244537

I would not move them now...I think I would allow them time to store up some energy and then move them in the spring. it would not hurt to fertilize them now however.
teddy_8905
Lakeview, OH

August 18, 2012
7:04 AM

Post #9245507

ok themoonhowl thanks. I have another rose of sharon bush that is closer to the house, it has not been big enough to have buds, but went out the other day and there were 2 of them. Don't know what color they are going to be but it will be pretty anyway. There is two more plants by the fence to the backyard, but the one is very small and the other one just never had any buds on it. Here is a picture of the new buds on the ros and also one of rosey, she is alsi doing very well. Especially for something that had such a hard start.

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themoonhowl
Prairieville, LA
(Zone 9a)

August 18, 2012
7:27 AM

Post #9245527

Different cultivars of the ROS bloom at different rates, so hang in there. Glad you are starting to see some buds. Rosie seems to be recovering nicely and hopefully will present you with beautiful blooms next year.
teddy_8905
Lakeview, OH

August 18, 2012
8:19 AM

Post #9245545

You wil be one of the second ones to see them, I did not think it would, but I have gotten some patience somewhere. Especially since I tried to grow flowers in the house in the winter.

themoonhowl

themoonhowl
Prairieville, LA
(Zone 9a)

August 18, 2012
12:56 PM

Post #9245793

Awww gee, Teddy...it couldn't be from us all repeating that ya had to be patient?...GRIN Good for you. I look forward to lots of pretty blooms from you.
teddy_8905
Lakeview, OH

August 19, 2012
11:43 AM

Post #9246677

I was thinking of trying to grow a moonflower inside like I did the morning glories, what do you think of that idea? I have plenty of potting soil and have been reading up on them. Several of my neighbors have them and I think they would be an interesting project to try, I know that I can grow morning glories inside because you all saw the pictures, so I think the moonflower will be my next project inside this winter. I still have the flourescent light and like I said plenty of potting soil. I will try to find a small pot and when they get big enough and it is warm enough outside I will try to get them out of the pot without hurting the roots. Wish me luck!
westbrowk
Makati
Philippines

August 19, 2012
7:32 PM

Post #9247076

All of the information written above are very helpful. Thanks

This message was edited Aug 19, 2012 7:33 PM
teddy_8905
Lakeview, OH

August 25, 2012
6:37 PM

Post #9253745

here is a moonflower from one of the neighbor's yard tonight. I could not help it they are so pretty and so big. I promise, I will have one of them in my yard soon.

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Dosetaker
Mason, NH
(Zone 5b)

August 26, 2012
5:59 PM

Post #9254729

Re-bloom on our 'Stella In Red' daylily.

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teddy_8905
Lakeview, OH

August 26, 2012
8:16 PM

Post #9254874

Just opened the dried moonflower pod that my friend gave me and there is a bunch of seeds in it like they said! They are creamy white and hard, am I supposed to try to grow some in the house in wet paper towels? I am going to try to soak some in a small bowl and get them to sprout and put them in pots on my bookcase which is in a warm corner. What do you think I should do? I have another pod that is dried up and I think I will leave it alone until I see what the others do. Is there any advice that you can give me to be able to grow them in the house during the winter?
teddy_8905
Lakeview, OH

August 27, 2012
7:18 AM

Post #9255277

here are what they look like and also here is the morning glories that are finally blooming. This last pic looks like it has red in with the purple.

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teddy_8905
Lakeview, OH

August 28, 2012
9:36 AM

Post #9256947

I took 2 moonflower seeds and put them in a coffee filter, wrapped it like a pie and put it in a small baggie and put it on the side of the refrigerator. Will that help in germination?
coastalzonepush
Orlando, FL
(Zone 9b)

August 29, 2012
1:26 PM

Post #9258440

sow the moonflower seeds directly into the garden. you'll have to hurry as it may be too late! they do grow fast so you can try
teddy_8905
Lakeview, OH

August 30, 2012
7:37 AM

Post #9259159

how fast do they grow?
coastalzonepush
Orlando, FL
(Zone 9b)

August 30, 2012
2:13 PM

Post #9259585

well, if its hot where you live and you make sure they have good moisture, they grow quite rapidly! when they're sown in spring they can usually take over a space by fall. well im speaking from growing them in New York (city). the seeds can also overwinter there.
you could it blooming before October.
teddy_8905
Lakeview, OH

August 30, 2012
8:46 PM

Post #9260004

I have a huge planter that my neighbor gave me and I was thinking of taking 2 seeds and nicking them and soaking them tonight and planting them Saturday, I have a 3 day weekend because of Labor Day. Will they grow ok in a planter? I don't want the next door neighbor to mow them down like he did with the rose and by the way she loves the cooler weather! I still have the 2 I put in the baggie with the wet coffee filter, how long before I see something happening with them and can I put them in the same planter with the other ones or would 4 seeds be too much in a planter?
coastalzonepush
Orlando, FL
(Zone 9b)

August 31, 2012
1:29 PM

Post #9260680

thats a good idea, just plant all the seeds in the planter, crowding is okay in temporary containers/planters. expect to see some seedlings in a week or so. you will definitely have something growing in 2 weeks.
teddy_8905
Lakeview, OH

August 31, 2012
10:33 PM

Post #9261150

thanks
teddy_8905
Lakeview, OH

September 1, 2012
11:40 AM

Post #9261530

I just planted 4 moonflower seeds in this pot and watered them real good, the water was coming out of the bottom when I quit. Is this alright? I hope so because I used all my potting soil. I have it in front of the house where I had my flowers from Dad's funeral.

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teddy_8905
Lakeview, OH

September 1, 2012
3:22 PM

Post #9261716

My mums are not doing anything, they look the same as they did when I planted them after cutting them back. Do I just dig them up and throw them away, or do I just water them real good? No greenery at all.

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teddy_8905
Lakeview, OH

September 8, 2012
3:11 PM

Post #9269190

Here are my morning glories this year, they are late but they seems to like this cooler weather. The first one is the one I had in the house over the winter and the second one is the ones from last year. It is very hard to take a picture of a purple flower with a digital camera, it comes out blue, I have some very nice pictures of blue morning glories, they are supposed to be purple. But Irfanview helps me get the right color.

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themoonhowl

themoonhowl
Prairieville, LA
(Zone 9a)

September 9, 2012
6:58 AM

Post #9269714

The MG are looking good...how are the moonflower seeds doing?
teddy_8905
Lakeview, OH

September 9, 2012
8:17 AM

Post #9269770

So far no results, I put the ones on the paper towels in a baggie and there is condensation, so it is like my own little greenhouse, the ones in the big pot have not come up yet, I thought I had sprouts but I guess they are weeds. I have no idea where the seeds are in the pot, I watered them and they got shifted around. So I put them in a very sunny spot in the back yard and hope to get at least a start on them growing. I hope I can get my hubby to let me bring them in this winter, I have some more but I was hoping to have big white flowers this winter when the snow flies(if we have any snow).
teddy_8905
Lakeview, OH

September 9, 2012
5:21 PM

Post #9270167

Can you tell me what can cause this color morning glory? It is in my neighbor's yard and I am going to get some seeds from it if I can when they start making the seeds. There are a couple that the veins inside are lighter than that, they are really striking. Can you buy that color at the store? Also how wet does the paper towels that have the moonflower seeds on have to be, they are on a paper plate so I can't have it too wet or the water will go right through.

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teddy_8905
Lakeview, OH

September 10, 2012
7:00 AM

Post #9270632

I believe I have told you that the Rose of Sharon by the house had buds on it, well, one of them fell off and the other one is acting really weird. Here are the pictures, it is not acting like any ros I have seen. Maybe you can tell me what is going on.

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themoonhowl

themoonhowl
Prairieville, LA
(Zone 9a)

September 10, 2012
7:42 AM

Post #9270673

I am not sure what it is doing that seems out of norm. Looks like the bud is opening...what do you think is the problem with it?
teddy_8905
Lakeview, OH

September 10, 2012
9:29 AM

Post #9270824

I am just used to the white ones opening up, I am not sure what these are going to look like. But there is only one bud, there was a second one but I don't know what happened to it. But it looks really neat.

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themoonhowl

themoonhowl
Prairieville, LA
(Zone 9a)

September 10, 2012
9:39 AM

Post #9270836

Are they in full sun? They do not bloom as well in the shade.
emptyeyes
Lakeview, OH

September 23, 2012
8:44 AM

Post #9283876

Will I need to cover Rosey tonight? They have frost warnings out for us, I think she might be ok, what do you think? Had to change my name because I got a different computer so this is still Teddy but my new name is emptyeyes.

themoonhowl

themoonhowl
Prairieville, LA
(Zone 9a)

September 23, 2012
9:30 AM

Post #9283907

I doubt the frost will pose any great problems for Rosie. She is cold hardy and should overwinter just fine. Tuck her in with a little mulch to protect the roots and she should come back happy and healthy in the spring.
emptyeyes
Lakeview, OH

September 23, 2012
10:00 AM

Post #9283923

thanks themoonhowl, I did not want her to die. I will see if I can find any mulch to put around her and tuck her in as you put it.

themoonhowl

themoonhowl
Prairieville, LA
(Zone 9a)

September 23, 2012
10:10 AM

Post #9283926

You can use fallen leaves, pine needles, etc to mulch her in. Here is some winter care info for you.

http://ohioline.osu.edu/hyg-fact/1000/1205.html

http://www.uri.edu/ce/factsheets/sheets/roseswinter.html
coastalzonepush
Orlando, FL
(Zone 9b)

September 23, 2012
10:39 AM

Post #9283961

brr! just reading that made me chilly, haha
Bloomfly22
Palmdale, CA
(Zone 8a)

October 5, 2012
4:21 PM

Post #9296866

Grr! My amaryllis failed to make a flower stalk, looks to be just leaves this time. A heavy mulching during the colder months will work , like they are saying, make sure to cover rosey up come November!
emptyeyes
Lakeview, OH

December 3, 2012
8:35 AM

Post #9348666

Went outside yesterday and my Irises are putting out new growth! That's right, it is December and they are starting to grow, so is my Sedum, I think this warm weather has got them all mixed up!
Dosetaker
Mason, NH
(Zone 5b)

December 6, 2012
5:48 PM

Post #9351733

I find it fairly normal to catch Iris putting stuff up in early winter when the weather can be a touch mild. It never amounts to much before the real cold moves in and knocks 'em back till spring. It does, however, give a bit of an idea of how much multiplying some of them are doing.
emptyeyes
Lakeview, OH

December 7, 2012
7:45 AM

Post #9352151

I don't have any fresh flowers yet, but I am hoping that I will have them soon. I have a Amaryllis in the windowsill and a Paperwhite bulb in a canning jar on my desk under a flourescent lamp so it will grow roots.
emptyeyes
Lakeview, OH

December 9, 2012
9:01 AM

Post #9353645

Is it possible to have more than one sprout coming out of the bulb? As this picture shows, I have another sprout starting from this one bulb. I thought that there can only be one sprout to one bulb.

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emptyeyes
Lakeview, OH

April 4, 2013
8:17 AM

Post #9471671

I forgot how to start a new thread so I will just change the year on this one, I planted Tiger Lilies in the backyard and they are coming up! So are my Irises and my Naked Ladies! It is going to be a beautiful spring I think if it does not rain us out, the weather is starting to get real warm during the day, but cool down at night. But I think the nights of freezing are coming to an end. Thank goodnesss! These are my naked ladies, they look real bright because it was a sunny day, but they are coming up! Could someone tell me how to start a new thread?

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coastalzonepush
Orlando, FL
(Zone 9b)

April 4, 2013
1:25 PM

Post #9471920

that's great news!

scroll to the bottom of the forum you want the thread on, then start a new thread in the blank boxes
nila11
345
Pakistan

April 5, 2013
12:08 AM

Post #9472383

yah i agree with coastalzonepush its good newz keep it up emptyeyes!!!!!
Bloomfly22
Palmdale, CA
(Zone 8a)

May 1, 2013
10:39 PM

Post #9504942

No more winter blues! I will see about starting a new thread, since this one is getting long.

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