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pixie62560

pixie62560
South China, ME
(Zone 5a)

January 11, 2013
2:37 AM

Post #9381715

Hope you have a great day Patti!

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flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

January 11, 2013
6:10 AM

Post #9381836

Happy birthday!!!

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Jan23
Salem Cnty, NJ
(Zone 7b)

January 11, 2013
7:10 AM

Post #9381882

Happiest of birthdays, dear!!!

ROBINDOG

ROBINDOG
Thomaston, CT

January 11, 2013
7:20 AM

Post #9381891

May this be the best birthday ever, Patti!

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luvsgrtdanes

luvsgrtdanes
(Ronnie), PA
(Zone 6b)

January 11, 2013
9:11 AM

Post #9381993

Happy Birthday Patti I hope it's wonderful!!

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irisMA

irisMA
South Hamilton, MA

January 11, 2013
2:45 PM

Post #9382246

A very happy birthday.
debi_k
S of Lake Ontario, NY
(Zone 6a)

January 11, 2013
2:47 PM

Post #9382247

Happy Birthday Patti!

ViburnumValley

ViburnumValley
Scott County, KY
(Zone 5b)

January 11, 2013
3:25 PM

Post #9382269

Happy Birthday salvos from out here in the wet wild Ohio River valley!

May all your Winterberry Hollies be fruitful...

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RosemaryK

RosemaryK
Lexington, MA
(Zone 6a)

January 11, 2013
5:13 PM

Post #9382333

And may all your gardens flourish. Happy Birthday, Patti

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bbrookrd
Nantucket, MA
(Zone 7a)

January 11, 2013
6:54 PM

Post #9382403

You all are so kind to this old gal, 68. I had a flu relapse so spent another day in bed doing nothing. My computer went on the blink, which was beyond unfair on my B-day. DH fixed it by noon and then he made me a beautiful souffle for dinner. So at least that was a fine treat.

That Hippeastrum is a fav as is that Narcissus. And you all know that I love lilies. I covet that poppy, which is a plant that I sadly always manage on killing. My winter berries have mostly been eaten already. They have had a rough go with the deer, but the Hamamelis that all got moved to behind the deer fencing are doing very nicely, except one which one of our dear dogs chewed on. It is very short now and I was rather short of temper when I discovered her enjoying breaking off all it's branches. She did proudly show them to me.

Thanks again for the well wishes, I just need some wellness now. Patti

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

January 11, 2013
8:40 PM

Post #9382466

Whoa - just made it! Sorry, no,pics as I am on the ipad. Hope you had a great day, great lady! You deserve it.

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

January 11, 2013
8:41 PM

Post #9382469

Cannot seem to go but a few hours without hearing about someone I know with the flu!

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

January 12, 2013
1:30 AM

Post #9382516

Happy Birthday Patti

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ROBINDOG

ROBINDOG
Thomaston, CT

January 12, 2013
6:48 AM

Post #9382624

Hope you are better today, Patti...Jo, love those alliums!

jumper2

jumper2
Huron, OH
(Zone 5b)

January 12, 2013
9:54 AM

Post #9382782

Happy Birthday, Patti! sorry I'm late, hope you are felling better.
wha
Pepperell, MA
(Zone 6a)

January 12, 2013
9:31 PM

Post #9383301

happy b-day patti - and hope you are over that flu

onewish1

onewish1
Denville, NJ
(Zone 6b)

January 13, 2013
4:46 AM

Post #9383388

Happy Belated Patti.. So sorry I missed it
bbrookrd
Nantucket, MA
(Zone 7a)

January 13, 2013
6:46 AM

Post #9383475

Thanks all, I got a belated gift today. Our first snow drops are out. I was so excited with my DH's news that I got out of the sick bed and went out in my PJ's to see them. I may even get dressed and take a walk about to see what else is stirring. Patti

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

January 13, 2013
10:26 AM

Post #9383672

Best therapy!

ViburnumValley

ViburnumValley
Scott County, KY
(Zone 5b)

January 13, 2013
12:25 PM

Post #9383779

I've got seedling Hamamelis vernalis in full bloom - fragrant even in the driving rain...
bbrookrd
Nantucket, MA
(Zone 7a)

January 13, 2013
12:49 PM

Post #9383793

So where is our eye candy? I you are a candy maker. Patti
bbrookrd
Nantucket, MA
(Zone 7a)

January 13, 2013
1:29 PM

Post #9383836

I just went outside and did a quick look at some of ours. Fat buds on many and Diane is showing a touch of red. I will need to do a better check with my list in hand. I know two gotten eaten to the ground before I move them, but they are throwing up new growth, however it will be a few years if they make it back before we see any winter color from them. A couple we have are fall bloomers so they are done. Patti

Aphrodite
Champlin Red
Diane
Harvest moon
Jelena
Magic Fire
Mohonk Red
Pallida
Rochester
Rubin
Sunburst
Wisley Supreme
H. vernalis

wha
Pepperell, MA
(Zone 6a)

January 13, 2013
1:34 PM

Post #9383839

is that all you have? :)

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

January 13, 2013
1:38 PM

Post #9383847

Nice, vv.

ROBINDOG

ROBINDOG
Thomaston, CT

January 14, 2013
6:41 AM

Post #9384433

Take some photos when they're blooming, Patti...
bbrookrd
Nantucket, MA
(Zone 7a)

January 14, 2013
9:13 AM

Post #9384589

I just went out again and must have been in a flu stupor yesterday as Hamamelis mollis Wisley Supreme is in full bloom. Photo later when I down load them! Yippee. Patti

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

January 14, 2013
9:14 AM

Post #9384591

Nice!

ViburnumValley

ViburnumValley
Scott County, KY
(Zone 5b)

January 19, 2013
5:04 PM

Post #9390540

OK - I beat Patti to the punch. Finally got a sunny day...

This is the seedling Vernal Witchhazel.

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ViburnumValley

ViburnumValley
Scott County, KY
(Zone 5b)

January 19, 2013
5:08 PM

Post #9390547

My only other Hamamelis with open flowers is 'Wisley Supreme' - and barely so.

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victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

January 19, 2013
5:15 PM

Post #9390553

Very nice, vv. Really like the seedling.

ViburnumValley

ViburnumValley
Scott County, KY
(Zone 5b)

January 19, 2013
5:24 PM

Post #9390581

Do you like persistent marcescent foliage?

Or will you accept that, to have some nice fall color?

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victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

January 19, 2013
5:37 PM

Post #9390598

I love fall color so I can tolerate leaves that don't want to leave. Kind of like in-laws.
bbrookrd
Nantucket, MA
(Zone 7a)

January 19, 2013
5:59 PM

Post #9390612

I don't love seeing the dead leaves on the Hamamelis, and yes, Victor, they are kind of like annoying in-laws. I went out and picked most of the lingering leaves off of Hamamelis x intermedia Sunburst so they won't be there when it opens soon, though I see it opened in mid March last year. It seems to be the one with the most marcescent foliage on the ones we have. Patti

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ROBINDOG

ROBINDOG
Thomaston, CT

January 20, 2013
2:16 PM

Post #9391516

Thought about getting a witch hazel, bought a camellia instead...
bbrookrd
Nantucket, MA
(Zone 7a)

January 20, 2013
5:15 PM

Post #9391712

Robindog, I keep thinking about planting a hardy camellia on Nantucket as I have seen a couple in sheltered spots in town that are stunning. I keep thinking of where it might make and not still sure. Maybe I will follow your lead and take a chance this spring on one. Patti

RosemaryK

RosemaryK
Lexington, MA
(Zone 6a)

January 20, 2013
6:25 PM

Post #9391772

Yayy! the camellias are beginning to take root. I do tend to think the hardy camellias that bloom around now might be among the riskier ones because the buds can perish in a deep freeze, but I have two of those types of seedlings anyway.

I've been picking the dead foliage off my witch hazels too, but its possible because they are still young. They are still short enough that something ( a pony sized dog?) in my yard is nibbling the blossoms or else brushing them off. Still, VV's examples are terrific!

Hope Patti has a camellia as a birthday present!

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ROBINDOG

ROBINDOG
Thomaston, CT

January 21, 2013
5:48 AM

Post #9392095

The camellia I ordered is hardy to zone 6...it also begins blooming in Sept. That's why I chose that variety...that said, the catalog said it must be protected from the winter sun, and I'm not sure where that would be in my yard...

RosemaryK

RosemaryK
Lexington, MA
(Zone 6a)

January 22, 2013
6:29 PM

Post #9394172

I think the biggest worry in winter for a camellia is if the early morning sun hits it and makes the stems burst because of the sudden temperature change. I have also read that the plants become more tolerant of temperature changes once they are at least three years old.

ROBINDOG

ROBINDOG
Thomaston, CT

January 23, 2013
6:13 AM

Post #9394498

Good to know Rosemary...I'll try to wrap it next winter...

RosemaryK

RosemaryK
Lexington, MA
(Zone 6a)

January 24, 2013
8:00 PM

Post #9396785

I'll let you know how well my camellias and the spring bloomers' buds survive this cold snap.

ROBINDOG

ROBINDOG
Thomaston, CT

January 25, 2013
7:00 AM

Post #9397085

Yes! Hope it's not a cold winter next year when I have my camellia...

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