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Northeast Gardening: Gardens Gems Purchased for 2013

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pixie62560

pixie62560
South China, ME
(Zone 5a)

February 4, 2013
4:17 AM

Post #9407691

Coming from here http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/t/1265034/

So what GARDEN GEMS have you ordered for this year?

From Direct Gardening :
2 Almost Black Rose ~ http://www.directgardening.com/detail.asp?ProductID=4682
3 Rose, Two-Tone ~ http://www.directgardening.com/detail.asp?ProductID=4648
3 Poppy, Oriental Flamingo ~ http://www.directgardening.com/detail.asp?ProductID=3285
2 Magnolia ~ http://www.directgardening.com/detail.asp?ProductID=6562
1 Fuchsia, Hardy Red ~ http://www.directgardening.com/detail.asp?ProductID=7591
2 Redwood, Dawn ~ http://www.directgardening.com/detail.asp?ProductID=5304
Kiwi Collection - (2 Female & 1 Male) ~ http://www.directgardening.com/detail.asp?ProductID=5940

Those are some of the plants, seeds are to numerous to list. :)

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pixie62560

pixie62560
South China, ME
(Zone 5a)

February 4, 2013
4:21 AM

Post #9407693

I was told it was hit or miss with direct gardening so we will see what I get. I couldn't pass up the prices so I gave them a try.

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

February 4, 2013
4:35 AM

Post #9407704

Thanks for the new thread Celeste.
I might have listed the Lily Garden order on the previous thread but just in case here goes.
Ice Caves - which I cancelled,color was more yellow than green ,the lily in database wasnt what I wanted.I always check to see a plant growing in a garden instead of trusting a website image.
Antique Lace
Spice Islands

A short list,but I am running out of room

pixie62560

pixie62560
South China, ME
(Zone 5a)

February 4, 2013
4:37 AM

Post #9407706

Spice Island is a unique one, I catch myself doing a double take. Is that a bad omen that it will eventually end up in my garden? LOL

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

February 4, 2013
4:46 AM

Post #9407719

I had it ordered a couple of years ago and it sold out.
Most od the Tangos look alike to me so I noticed thi one because of the peach background.
The Lily Garden had Rosepoint lace ,mine got given away by digging the wrong lily.
I noticed she has Antique Lace which is even better.Larger flower softer background color.

pixie62560

pixie62560
South China, ME
(Zone 5a)

February 4, 2013
5:05 AM

Post #9407735

I have Rosepoint Lace & another white one that looks like it but at the moment I don't recall it's name. My favorite new one from last year was from Ramona. "LANKON"

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ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

February 4, 2013
5:15 AM

Post #9407743

Was the Lookalike a lily called White Twinkles? or Sweet Surrender? they look alike to me.

Now that I see them side by side Sweet Surrender is more recurved and longer petals.

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pixie62560

pixie62560
South China, ME
(Zone 5a)

February 4, 2013
5:22 AM

Post #9407749

Both sound familiar!! LOL

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

February 4, 2013
5:26 AM

Post #9407756

Oh yes my wishlist from Mid-America Garden
It was longer til I realized they were introductions at the highest price they would ever be at.
I can have #4 so here they are
Purple Paws IB
#2 Matadores Cape SDB
#3 No Restraint
#4Rustlers Rapsody
Maybe 5
#5Lets Romp TB

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pixie62560

pixie62560
South China, ME
(Zone 5a)

February 4, 2013
5:27 AM

Post #9407760

Very nice but im instantly drawn to #1!!

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

February 4, 2013
5:34 AM

Post #9407764

Ohhh yes.With Plum Pudding Heuchera and nice golden Hakone Grass.That is a definate no matter what.

pixie62560

pixie62560
South China, ME
(Zone 5a)

February 4, 2013
5:52 AM

Post #9407779

That will look lovely!

ROSES_R_RED

ROSES_R_RED
Mount Bethel, PA
(Zone 6a)

February 4, 2013
6:25 AM

Post #9407860

Jo, do you have a laptop computer that you can use on battery. I imagine you walking thru your garden with it (using Skype, which is easily set up). We would all be able to see everything as though we were there with you!!!!!

ROBINDOG

ROBINDOG
Thomaston, CT

February 4, 2013
6:44 AM

Post #9407889

I'm drooling over all those selections! Love the Purple Paws iris, too...and that cold hardy fuchsia is intriguing...I've had fuchsia survive the winter here, but they don't bloom again...of course, I neglect them! I ordered 3 DLs, 2 clems, & 5 iris, plus the camellia...I think I'm done, but one never knows!

DonnieBrook

DonnieBrook
Southwest , NH
(Zone 5b)

February 4, 2013
3:36 PM

Post #9408502

Testin, testing...seeing if I can attach a photo now...

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DonnieBrook
Southwest , NH
(Zone 5b)

February 4, 2013
3:37 PM

Post #9408504

Ahhhhhh, at last! Now I need to go take some photos. 😜

onewish1

onewish1
Denville, NJ
(Zone 6b)

February 4, 2013
3:41 PM

Post #9408508

yeah Louise!!!!

pixie62560

pixie62560
South China, ME
(Zone 5a)

February 4, 2013
4:20 PM

Post #9408541

Love that peachy color!!!

ROBINDOG

ROBINDOG
Thomaston, CT

February 4, 2013
5:07 PM

Post #9408610

Me, too...

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

February 5, 2013
1:58 AM

Post #9408886

Its a feel-good color

pixie62560

pixie62560
South China, ME
(Zone 5a)

February 5, 2013
6:55 AM

Post #9409061

I bought some seed starting supplies from JUNGS and they sent me free seeds, very excited about these!!
http://www.jungseed.com/dp.asp?pID=08035&c=74&p=Jams 'N Jellies Blackberry Vinca

ROSES_R_RED

ROSES_R_RED
Mount Bethel, PA
(Zone 6a)

February 5, 2013
7:19 AM

Post #9409080

Beautiful, Pixie. Trying to convince myself that I have no more room to start these!!

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

February 5, 2013
7:23 AM

Post #9409083

My iris order

Dwarfs

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pixie62560

pixie62560
South China, ME
(Zone 5a)

February 5, 2013
7:25 AM

Post #9409085

Beautiful!!

luvsgrtdanes

luvsgrtdanes
(Ronnie), PA
(Zone 6b)

February 5, 2013
8:00 AM

Post #9409119

Love that color Celeste!

Nice selection Jo

ROBINDOG

ROBINDOG
Thomaston, CT

February 5, 2013
1:51 PM

Post #9409473

Love the vinca, & the iris...great colors...

DonnieBrook

DonnieBrook
Southwest , NH
(Zone 5b)

February 5, 2013
5:30 PM

Post #9409700

Pixie and Jo...va va va voom! Great choices!

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

February 6, 2013
2:00 AM

Post #9409902

Thanks Louise.

flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

February 6, 2013
8:12 PM

Post #9410780

Love that Vinca color!!!

Nice orders Jo
Rose1959
Norwich, CT
(Zone 6a)

February 10, 2013
2:50 PM

Post #9414475

I had cabin fever today, so I went antique shopping.
I found "Catskill Mountains" windchimes. They are quite big and I can't wait until I hang them outside.
I was quite happy with my treasure.

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

February 10, 2013
2:53 PM

Post #9414479

I like chimes. Especially like the ones with the deeper tones.

ROBINDOG

ROBINDOG
Thomaston, CT

February 10, 2013
2:56 PM

Post #9414481

Love chimes,,,don't know if my neighbors do, though...

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

February 10, 2013
3:10 PM

Post #9414497

I like chimes too.I also have a nice cast bell that goes crazy in high wind.

ROBINDOG

ROBINDOG
Thomaston, CT

February 10, 2013
3:15 PM

Post #9414507

You have some lovely items in your yard!

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

February 10, 2013
3:16 PM

Post #9414510

Thanks Marilyn I have been lucky in my travels and trades.
bbrookrd
Nantucket, MA
(Zone 7a)

February 10, 2013
8:10 PM

Post #9414825

A big fan of wind chimes and bells. My BIL once was so unhappy with our biggest Arcosanti Soleri Windbell that he went out in the middle of the night and stuffed a sock into it. We bought our first one in 1978 and have been collecting them ever since. But now we buy them only when we find them at flea markets or auctions. Patti

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

February 11, 2013
2:09 AM

Post #9414951

We have the same taste in garden art Patti.
I have a small Arkosanti bell,its the cast one I mentioned.I do love it and got it with an employee discount in the 70's.
This is like mine.

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ROBINDOG

ROBINDOG
Thomaston, CT

February 11, 2013
5:26 AM

Post #9415056

They are just beautiful...
wha
Pepperell, MA
(Zone 6a)

February 11, 2013
5:50 AM

Post #9415077

i like them as well - they sound expensive

ROSES_R_RED

ROSES_R_RED
Mount Bethel, PA
(Zone 6a)

February 11, 2013
5:58 AM

Post #9415089

They are beautiful and come in all sizes and prices:

http://www.cosanti.com/

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

February 11, 2013
7:18 AM

Post #9415203

There is a reeeeeallllly expensive bell maker from California Tom Torrens
http://www.homescapescarmel.com/2006/05/19/tom-torrens-bells/

ooops here's his website
http://www.tomtorrens.com/

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bbrookrd
Nantucket, MA
(Zone 7a)

February 11, 2013
9:07 AM

Post #9415373

Ge1836, Thanks, I looked at his bells which are stunning, but they must be expensive as for pricing is says, "Call for Prices". Ha.

We bought our big Arkosanti bells back when they were affordable as a special gift for our wedding anniversary for a few years running. We didn't have our child yet. Now I find them occasionally when people don't know what they are or that they are missing parts. They still sell all the parts on the Arkosanti site, so we have fixed a bunch we bought as "broken". Patti
wha
Pepperell, MA
(Zone 6a)

February 11, 2013
9:10 AM

Post #9415379

thanks rrr - those prices are not really that bad.
wha
Pepperell, MA
(Zone 6a)

February 11, 2013
9:13 AM

Post #9415383

patti if you go to the online store there are pricing for some of the bells - opening bid looks to be $200 - must sound really nice! :)
bbrookrd
Nantucket, MA
(Zone 7a)

February 11, 2013
9:59 AM

Post #9415434

Wha, thanks but I am buying lilies today. Just did the faraway order and now moving on to the Lily garden. Fairweather cat is nearby too. Could be an expensive day so no Bells and whistles for me today. Patti

2 x **NEW** Telesto *PBR
1 x Choco (PBR) Purchase 3
2 x **NEW** The Edge
2 x Playtime *PBR
1 x Powergloss
1 x **NEW** Methone Purchase 3 *PRB
1 x **NEW** Tomar Purchase 3

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

February 11, 2013
10:38 AM

Post #9415478

patti!!! I have never been able to afford Torrens bells .I saw one near Oak Hill golf course.I know for sure it was 7G.Its the one that hangs independantly from a carved arch.
I would have loved one of his birdbaths.Oh well that goes on a list of" things I will never" life is short,no sense mourning,keep moving forward.

Where did you find broken Arkosanti's?
bbrookrd
Nantucket, MA
(Zone 7a)

February 11, 2013
11:00 AM

Post #9415509

I go to junk auctions and flea markets in Vt and NH mostly, but will stop anywhere to look for junk. I have found 4 or 5 that had missing clappers or it's windcatcher or a broken hanger. Found one that even had one bell out of 3 missing and we ordered a replacement for it. Good as new at flea market price plus the cost of the new bell which was the most expensive part. DH just calls them up and emails them a shot and they send what we need to fix them. We have a lot of them. I will photograph our kids when the weather is better. Patti

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

February 11, 2013
11:24 AM

Post #9415550

I just now checked e-bay and there is one for $43.00.thats twice what mine cost in '76.
I can believe VT has some nice junk.Not that great around here .I am not a seeker of treasures like that.

ROBINDOG

ROBINDOG
Thomaston, CT

February 11, 2013
4:48 PM

Post #9415953

Watch American Pickers on the History channel...they did a couple of segments on upstate NY...said it's the best place for pickin'
Jan23
Salem Cnty, NJ
(Zone 7b)

February 11, 2013
7:29 PM

Post #9416140

Saw it and they found some awesome finds!!!

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

February 11, 2013
7:32 PM

Post #9416145

That's a great show.

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

February 12, 2013
2:04 AM

Post #9416284

I remember an old program where they came to the town of Lincoln.I had forgotten about the cheese factory.They didnt find much but helped the owner tare down some vines.
I like that show.
bbrookrd
Nantucket, MA
(Zone 7a)

February 12, 2013
7:21 AM

Post #9416488

Ordered more lilies yesterday. This time from The Lily Garden. Had nice ones from them in the past, but sure do miss Buggy Crazy's great lilies. Hope she gets going again at some point. I have a few from B & D yet to order, then done with lilies for the spring.

‘Ariadne,’ bred by Dr. Chris North of Scotland, is an enduring hybrid, with recurved pendant dusty rose flowers with creamy peach centers that have L. lankongense's marbled spotting pattern and light fragrance. Long, graceful stems carry an abundance of flowers that will last for weeks! With each new year, the stems grow taller and carry even more flowers.
Ariadne’ is one of the finest garden lilies of all time and should have a place in every garden! .
4 to 6 feet, mid-late June.
Each $6.00

‘Eurydice’ is a marvelous hybrid from ‘Ariadne,’ with a long panicle of pendant, beautifully recurved, shimmering “red raspberry” flowers delicately etched with deeper “rosepoint” markings. It flowers in our fields for a full month, delighting us with its glowing color and light fragrance! Bred by Vaclav Jost of the Czech Republic, ‘Eurydice’ grows superbly welland has
proven to be a truly outstanding garden lily worldwide! 4 to 5 feet, late June.
Each $5.00

‘Angela North’ is Dr. North’s darkest, most intensely colored Lilium lankongense hybrid. Its tall stems carry a myriad of graceful, nodding flowers that are deep grape purple! Rich, vibrantly colored flowers truly shine!
3 to 5 feet and taller, late June.
Each $15.00

‘Spice Islands’ () is a hardy beauty! Peach melon upfacing flowers are sprinkled with cinnamon, carried on a perfect candelabrum inflorescence. Treat yourself!
4 feet, late June.
3/$15.00

‘Peach Lace’(Lily Garden bred) (LG) is another wonderful hybrid from ‘Ariadne!’ It has larger, fragrant, lightly ruffled flowers in a deeper shade of peach with a luscious pink reverse. It carries the lovely “rosepoint” pattern all the way to its petal tips, clearly visible even on the reverse of the flower! It began to flower 3 weeks ahead of ‘Ariadne’ this summer, and its long inflorescence of Turk’s-cap flowers remained in bloom for 4 weeks! This robust triploid is a vigorous grower; plant a few and you'll have a lovely mass of stems in a season or two.
Special price!
Each $8.00

2 Each $7.00 14.00‘Karen North’ is another wonderful Lilium lankongense hybrid from Dr. North that has been drawing raves in our field! Coral rose buds abound on tall, willowy stems, opening one by one for weeks to reveal warm coral-orange flowers with plum-colored spreckles. A hummingbird magnet with a lovely light fragrance!
4 to 6 feet and taller, mid June to mid July.

‘Louis XIV’ (LG) named for the Sun King himself, is a regally tall lily with golden flowers that recurve into a true “sunburst” form. A Popularity Poll winner with all the vigor of L. henryi!
5 feet, late July, the latest flowering Aurelian.
Each $6.00

‘Midnight’ Strain is a rare trumpet in the deepest, richest hue of purple. Even in our hottest weather, this lily holds its rich color and imbues the garden air with its perfume! Cool weather, especially cool night temperatures, intensifies the color, while warmer weather will make the blooms a shade more pink than purple.
4 to 6 feet, July.
Each $12.50

‘Gloriana’ (LG) gives a dazzling display of honey-gold "sunburst" flowers with brilliant red "whiskers" and matching pollen. High summer temperatures lighten the gold but intensify the red “whiskers.” Splendid flower form, high bud count, floriforous inflorescence, and broad green leaves.
4 to 6 feet and taller, late July through early August.
Each $10.00

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

February 12, 2013
7:30 AM

Post #9416495

Patti.I have Midnight from Lily Garden.Its not all that deep and purple for me.It is more of a deep pink ,mine is in a bit more sun so that may be why the color isnt darker.

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bbrookrd
Nantucket, MA
(Zone 7a)

February 12, 2013
9:39 AM

Post #9416636

Interesting. I will plant it in a cool spot to try to keep more of that purple shade. But yours is very pretty. Patti

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

February 12, 2013
10:55 AM

Post #9416708

Yes I kept it but moved it to where Purple Prince and Pink Perfection are.Its pleasant but no mojo for me.Some lilies are so much more special than others.I see you ordered Peach Lace. I had Rosepoint Lace for years then it disappeared.Lily Garden doesnt have it so I ordered Antique lace this year.The are so special down facing and speckled.
bbrookrd
Nantucket, MA
(Zone 7a)

February 12, 2013
12:25 PM

Post #9416773

I am like you about falling in love with one of them and then have it disappear, but luckily most of ours are multiplying nicely. Though I know we have lost some. Going up to the family cottage in the middle of the summer makes it hard for me to keep track of all my kids. Bad Mom.

I did a B&D Lily order. I think with my Touch of Nature order I have plenty of nice new lilies for the garden. I did plant some in the fall too. Patti

LeVern Friemann ' aka 'Miss Freya' - Orienpet Hybrid Lily Bulb
1 $7.95
'Circus' - Oriental Hybrid Lily Bulb
2@ $7.95 15.90
'Firebolt' Oriental Lily bulb
$7.95
Lily Bulb - California Panther Lily (L. pardalinum)
$12.96
'Yellow Cocotte' - Asiatic Hybrid Lily Bulb
3/$13.85,
'Pieton' - Asiatic Hybrid Lily Bulb
2 $5.35 for 10.70
'Whistler' - Asiatic Hybrid Lily Bulb
3/$15.05

ROBINDOG

ROBINDOG
Thomaston, CT

February 12, 2013
1:49 PM

Post #9416852

I have Angela North, Ariadne, & Euridyce...love the candelabra types...
bbrookrd
Nantucket, MA
(Zone 7a)

February 13, 2013
7:35 AM

Post #9417587

I too love those candelabra types, but there aren't many lilies that I don't like.

Here are some shots I took yesterday. A few clumps of narcissus are in bud. Or course it is N. Rijnveld's Early Sensation which is our first Narcissus to bloom every year. Lots of buds as well as a few flowers on some Hellebore, especially Helleborus foetidus Wester Flisk and another H. foetiedus called Sopron. Snowdrops galore and three different Hamamelis are out. I always like seeing the stunning early leaves out on the Arum italicum Gold Rush. I took a couple shots of some Solari bells. I have to go find a couple of fins that have blown off and do some repairs on a couple of them. I added a shot of one of the cedars that had real damage. Chain saw time. Patti

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ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

February 13, 2013
8:01 AM

Post #9417613

The hememollis looks great. Nice bell.
Jan23
Salem Cnty, NJ
(Zone 7b)

February 13, 2013
8:07 AM

Post #9417623

Thank you for the purity pics this time of year!!

pixie62560

pixie62560
South China, ME
(Zone 5a)

February 13, 2013
8:24 AM

Post #9417648

Outstanding selection of lily bulbs Patti!! :-)
wha
Pepperell, MA
(Zone 6a)

February 13, 2013
11:10 AM

Post #9417827

nice shots there patti

broke down today and ordered a few conifers - picea abies pusch, pinus chief joseph, and pinus mugo tweeny - first pinus i have ever ordered - all were from song sparrow

ROBINDOG

ROBINDOG
Thomaston, CT

February 13, 2013
12:02 PM

Post #9417870

Loved the snowdrops & witch hazel...how nice to see some flowers this time of year...the Litchfield Hills are wearing thin right now, we have one good winter out of 5...Bill, sounds like some nice shrubs...I'm partial to dwarf pines...
bbrookrd
Nantucket, MA
(Zone 7a)

February 13, 2013
12:50 PM

Post #9417914

Dwarf conifers...love them too, but so are the deer. Been out looking for the blown away wind catchers, no luck. Powerful blow we had so they could be anywhere. Patti

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

February 13, 2013
1:33 PM

Post #9417942

Wow, Bill ordering pines! Apocalypse soon?
wha
Pepperell, MA
(Zone 6a)

February 13, 2013
1:51 PM

Post #9417958

yeah, i know figured to be well rounded i had to add a couple.

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

February 13, 2013
1:58 PM

Post #9417969

Chief Joseph is a beauty. I have to take a shot. Glowing in the winter landscape.
wha
Pepperell, MA
(Zone 6a)

February 13, 2013
2:08 PM

Post #9417978

yeah i remember when we first saw that one a few years ago on the buchholz site. curious to see what size it will be, probably about 16" tall although not sure.

i will be getting more mini's and dwarfs - have stanley & sons availablity list and will order 4" pots. need to order in their box quantity which is 15 for the 4". not enough 1 gal. that i liked. Might split the box with a friend if they see anything they like. The ones i ordered a couple of years ago have grown nicely - out of the 25 i ordered then only 2 did not make it.

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

February 13, 2013
2:19 PM

Post #9418006

They are just a natural complement to JMs. Been pairing them for years.

pixie62560

pixie62560
South China, ME
(Zone 5a)

February 13, 2013
2:42 PM

Post #9418042

Nice Bill, i've been drooling over Chief Joseph for 2 years now. This is the other tree I want... http://www.bloomriver.com/home/br2/page_1354_7/calocedrus_decurrens_berrima_gold.html

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pixie62560

pixie62560
South China, ME
(Zone 5a)

February 13, 2013
2:47 PM

Post #9418051

Couldn't resist these ~

DINNER PLATE DAHLIA LILAC TIME
DINNER PLATE DAHLIA MOM'S SPECIAL
CALADIUM FRIEDA HEMPLE & FANNY MUNSON GINGERLAND
PLUM TART MIX GLADIOLUS (light & dark shades of purple)
HARDY GERANIUM BIRCH'S DOUBLE

ROBINDOG

ROBINDOG
Thomaston, CT

February 13, 2013
3:16 PM

Post #9418095

Very nice...shrub is pretty...would love to see it in its fall color...

ROSES_R_RED

ROSES_R_RED
Mount Bethel, PA
(Zone 6a)

February 13, 2013
3:20 PM

Post #9418103

Those Caladium and Dahlia's will really bring color to the garden when lots of other things are fading.

I finally ordered an Omoshiro clematis from a co-op. Brushwood gardens is one of the few places that has them and I'm hoping that the co-op doesn't fall thru.

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bbrookrd
Nantucket, MA
(Zone 7a)

February 13, 2013
3:45 PM

Post #9418134

I looked up the ones Wha ordered and am drooling over Chief Joseph too. Patti

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

February 13, 2013
4:39 PM

Post #9418204

Paid a lot for mine as it was already big.

luvsgrtdanes

luvsgrtdanes
(Ronnie), PA
(Zone 6b)

February 13, 2013
5:08 PM

Post #9418240

Celeste you are going to love Mom's Special.
wha
Pepperell, MA
(Zone 6a)

February 15, 2013
12:22 PM

Post #9420037

placed the order with stanley&sons - 15 little 4" pots (@ $6 each not a lot for what you can get) as said earlier they do grow and most of these are mini dwarf or dwarf's anyway. a few that i am really looking forward to are;

Cham. lawsoniana Blue surprise
Cham. lawsoniana minima aurea
Cham. obtusa leprechaun
Juniperus com. Compressa
Picea Gluaca Laurin
Picea sitchensis papoose

had some possible pinus mugo, decided against anymore for now.
bbrookrd
Nantucket, MA
(Zone 7a)

February 15, 2013
1:02 PM

Post #9420066

I am excited for you. I must look at your source and resist any temptation. I spent the day outside. Perfectly beautiful and I found 5 little Iris reticulata Gordon in bloom. So aside from the snowdrops, it is the first of my bulbs to bloom in 2013. Patti

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ROBINDOG

ROBINDOG
Thomaston, CT

February 15, 2013
4:23 PM

Post #9420263

Love the blue color...good price on those shrubs, Bill.

DonnieBrook

DonnieBrook
Southwest , NH
(Zone 5b)

February 15, 2013
5:20 PM

Post #9420323

Wowzer, you guys are going full steam! Love all the choices!

RosemaryK

RosemaryK
Lexington, MA
(Zone 6a)

February 16, 2013
6:35 PM

Post #9421406

I just took a look at Stanley and Sons online. The catalog had a huge list. Just the Abies concolor list was huge! Good to know about an inexpenisve source. I'd love to buy the large ones at the nursery but just can't justify it in most cases.

I'm still making my lists of shrubs and little trees, concentrating on creating the garden structure.

For me this is a period of self-discipline while the want list grows My purchases this week are more burlap protection, and plant supplements, earthworm castings and such.

ROBINDOG

ROBINDOG
Thomaston, CT

February 17, 2013
5:01 AM

Post #9421606

You're taking it slow & planning...good for you!

RosemaryK

RosemaryK
Lexington, MA
(Zone 6a)

February 17, 2013
6:47 AM

Post #9421682

Just don't want to waste money and time, I guess. I have to like something well enough to nurse it in a patio pot for awhile. Except for a few lucky areas, the sandy soil just gobbles up all the additives and then the predators start their journey. I'm at the point now where I will plant in raised beds, almost exclusively It's not like living in fertile Dekalb Co. Illinois where there was a foot of topsoil above clay.

Seems the local ecology has really changed, too. Most years, we would have to sweep away piles of fallen mulberries. Last year just as many fell, but they were eaten up very quickly. We also gained a resident redtailed hawk that frequented our ash tree. I don't see where anyone writes about this, but i wonder if the apparant loss of our crow population to disease a few years ago plays a part.
bbrookrd
Nantucket, MA
(Zone 7a)

February 17, 2013
7:46 AM

Post #9421741

Just ordered from Diana at Topiary Gardens the following little guys. Patti

HANA MATOI
$32.00
Very colorful dissectum with spring leaves emerging red-brown with pink-red variegation and white/cream. In the summer, the red-brown leaves will have a greener appearance. Fall colors are oranges,yellows and reds. Best color in dappled shade. Will look washed out in full sun. Very showy when planted against a dark background. Dwarf, mounding habit becoming 2-3 ft high and 4-6 ft wide in 10 yrs. Well-drained soil. Zone 5.

KURO HIME
$32.00

Cute, tiny leaves are pinkish-red with an orange hue and darken to green with reddish edges. Summer color is dark green. The clumps of leaves look like flowers sitting above the dense,shrub-like tree. Red fall color. Upright with a rounded form to 2 ft. in 10 yrs. Nice for rock gardens, patio planters, bonsai. Sun/part shade in well-drained soil. Zone 5.

HUPP'S DWARF-2g
$35.00
Very popular compact miniature maple with tufts of leaves arranged tightly on top of each twig. New growth comes out pink and turns a dark green though out the summer months. Reddish orange fall color. 1 ft tall and wide in 10 yrs. Excellent

IRISH LACE
$35.00
Very pretty new small dissectum from Japan reaching 3 ft. New leaves are pink with gold veining. As the leaves age they become green. The pink new growth splashes the tree though out the summer. Branches are lime green in color. Nice contrast with the pink new growth. Gold to red fall colors. Very nice for small gardens or containers. Full sun to part shade in well-drained soil. Zone 5.

onewish1

onewish1
Denville, NJ
(Zone 6b)

February 17, 2013
7:51 AM

Post #9421748

they all sound pretty

RosemaryK

RosemaryK
Lexington, MA
(Zone 6a)

February 17, 2013
8:34 AM

Post #9421783

Not only do they sound pretty, I am impressed at how small and spreading they are.
bbrookrd
Nantucket, MA
(Zone 7a)

February 17, 2013
8:41 AM

Post #9421795

I was only looking for short kids for by our front walk and the endless stream. Deer will probably eat them, though I will plant them in a safe place for a couple of years until they are bigger if they are really tiny. We lost too many when I uncaged a mess on May 1 to some greedy deer. I moved some of them to behind the deer fence last fall. Some of those look good, albeit smaller than they were on April 30th as they never really recovered from their demolition. But some are dead. Sad as I was too eager to take off their cages. Patti
wha
Pepperell, MA
(Zone 6a)

February 17, 2013
9:20 AM

Post #9421871

nice patti - those look like the new 2-gallon trees she is offering now so they should be an ok size.
bbrookrd
Nantucket, MA
(Zone 7a)

February 17, 2013
1:47 PM

Post #9422182

Today. Not much snow, but it is icy and we have had fair bit of wind. Spent part of the day making a Gillfeather turnip, carrot and Vt apple soup with a touch of Maple syrup that was tapped by a friend. We picked the carrots and turnips from the garden yesterday. I meant to pick some kale to crisp for a garnish, but forgot and I am not going out today. We were having a dinner party tonight, but cancelled until tomorrow. Driving isn't the best. All transportation cancelled. Fine with me. DH went out to see how the little reticulated Iris were doing and to feed the birds and took a shot of the fearless I.r. Gordon. Patti

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ROBINDOG

ROBINDOG
Thomaston, CT

February 17, 2013
1:47 PM

Post #9422186

The JMs sound very colorful...wish mine had better fall color.

ROBINDOG

ROBINDOG
Thomaston, CT

February 17, 2013
1:48 PM

Post #9422187

Soup sounds awesome...

ROSES_R_RED

ROSES_R_RED
Mount Bethel, PA
(Zone 6a)

February 18, 2013
9:54 AM

Post #9423108

Jen, Santa Rosa has 35% off on their Fairy Garden Package.

Code: PLAN35

http://www.santarosagardens.com/Fairy-Garden-p/plan-faigar.htm
bbrookrd
Nantucket, MA
(Zone 7a)

February 19, 2013
1:23 PM

Post #9424560

I just sent an order off to Deer-resistant landscapes. I have gotten some good stuff from Dave in the past. I heard about him from our Victor. Patti

Blechnum spicant $ 8.65
Amsonia hubrechtii $ 4.75
Magnolia x 'Ann' -- 25% off $ 8.28
Lavandula angustifolia 'Potpourri White' $ 7.25
Ligularia przewalskii 'Dragon's Breath' $ 9.75
Salvia pratensis 'Eveline' 2@$ 5.75 $ 11.50
Salvia nemorosa 'Marcus' 2@$ 5.25 $ 10.50
Salvia nemorosa 'Sensation Rose' $ 6.65
Verbascum 'Plum Smokey' 2@$ 7.75 $ 15.50
Verbascum ‘Caribbean Crush’ $ 12.65
Salvia koyamae -- Japanese Yellow Sage $ 4.35
Helleborus argutifolius 'Silver Lace' $ 13.25
Aconitum napellus 'Album' $ 9.25
Genista lydia 'Bangle'(TM) -- Lydia woodwaxen, Dyers greenwood $ 6.33

DonnieBrook

DonnieBrook
Southwest , NH
(Zone 5b)

February 19, 2013
2:27 PM

Post #9424627

Oh, those sound so pretty, Patti! I'm still droolin' over the orders you all are sending. I have to know where we will be (which of 3 states) to receive an order before I let myself indulge. LOL

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

February 19, 2013
2:30 PM

Post #9424629

Give my regards to Dave, Patti. Good guy. Have not ordered from him in a while.
bbrookrd
Nantucket, MA
(Zone 7a)

February 19, 2013
2:37 PM

Post #9424637

DonnieBrook, just send them to me. Patti

DonnieBrook

DonnieBrook
Southwest , NH
(Zone 5b)

February 19, 2013
2:44 PM

Post #9424644

Let me think about that, Patti...LOL. After all, we do have plans to meet up somewhere when we return! One pre-requisite on hiring a mover down here is that they must take plants on the van! Fat chance...we ran into that issue when we moved some of our stuff down here when we retired in '06. 🙏

onewish1

onewish1
Denville, NJ
(Zone 6b)

February 19, 2013
3:16 PM

Post #9424669

yeah salvia!!!!

ROBINDOG

ROBINDOG
Thomaston, CT

February 20, 2013
6:37 AM

Post #9425270

Verbascum is one of my favorites...grew V. phonecium hybrids last year from seed...the plants looked great in the fall, so I'm hoping for blooms this year.

ROSES_R_RED

ROSES_R_RED
Mount Bethel, PA
(Zone 6a)

February 20, 2013
8:32 AM

Post #9425375

I have some Verbascum Mullein under lights right now. Southern Charm, Rosetta and Violetta. Easy to grow and so far the Southern Charm comes up every year. Flowers first year from seed.

flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

February 20, 2013
9:46 AM

Post #9425524

Oh my gosh these are the cutest solar lights EVER!!!! http://www.plowhearth.com/set-of-4-gnome-home-solar-path-lights_p1011793_s2004_d3058_c1089.html

ROSES_R_RED

ROSES_R_RED
Mount Bethel, PA
(Zone 6a)

February 20, 2013
10:32 AM

Post #9425565

They sure are, Jen. Unfortunately, we use about 3 dozen solar lights all around and spend a lot less for them although they are definitely not as good looking.
wha
Pepperell, MA
(Zone 6a)

February 20, 2013
10:49 AM

Post #9425578

placed my last order of the spring from prairie moon nursery. ordered rhizomes of wild ginger and rhizomes of queen of the prairie (filipendula rubra) that was so stunning when we saw it growing wild in maine last summer.
wha
Pepperell, MA
(Zone 6a)

February 20, 2013
10:54 AM

Post #9425580

also identified a plant that was left behind at the RU here a couple years back while looking through roots and rhizomes, it is persicaria that has very unique foliage and small red flowers on spikes in the late summer/fall. i believe the variety is painter's pallette. no one ever pleaded guilty to leaving it behind or providing an ID so happy to come across it.

flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

February 20, 2013
11:08 AM

Post #9425588

funny PERENNIALLYME had it as a 'want' but no one had it as a 'have'... interesting...
wha
Pepperell, MA
(Zone 6a)

February 20, 2013
12:11 PM

Post #9425640

and i thought it was her who left it behind - are you looking at the old will bring what to the ru? wouldn't a want listing mean someone was going to bring it?

anyway a really nice plant - i remember brian trying to talk celeste into taking it - it looked cool to me and i was hoping it would be left behind - celeste has no interest in it:)

flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

February 20, 2013
12:53 PM

Post #9425669

If you have something on the want list for the RU means you "want" someone to give you 1
If you "have" it that means you "have" it available to give to someone
wha
Pepperell, MA
(Zone 6a)

February 20, 2013
2:02 PM

Post #9425748

really? thx for the explanation:) thought she may have put a want for something someone had. this is not a common plant so strange she would just ask for it.

onewish1

onewish1
Denville, NJ
(Zone 6b)

February 20, 2013
5:18 PM

Post #9425982

wasn't me

DonnieBrook

DonnieBrook
Southwest , NH
(Zone 5b)

February 20, 2013
5:55 PM

Post #9426029

Hmmmmmm...that must be the plant I saw you slip into your garage when no one but me was looking...I'm just sayin'. It was right after you distracted everyone with those killer hot dogs...remember?...oh, of course you do. As I remember it, Brian turned around to find Celeste, and the plant just went away. Hmmmmmm

onewish1

onewish1
Denville, NJ
(Zone 6b)

February 20, 2013
6:24 PM

Post #9426078

I didn't get a hotdog

:(

flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

February 20, 2013
6:29 PM

Post #9426086

I never saw people scarf down hotdogs so fast in my life!!!!

ROBINDOG

ROBINDOG
Thomaston, CT

February 21, 2013
6:17 AM

Post #9426468

They were the best! Wasn't me that brought the persicaria, never have seen it. My art teacher is planning a plant swap in May, she asked me for suggestions...I have lots of phlox to divide.

DonnieBrook

DonnieBrook
Southwest , NH
(Zone 5b)

February 22, 2013
6:20 PM

Post #9428382

Ooooh, sounds like time for a couple RUs this summer with phlox and hot dogs on the agenda! Allison has her name on 3 dogs! After all, we owe her a few! I hope my Red Riding Hood phlox will soon be ready to share. It is a beauty...and not too tall so it stands up nice and straight.

pixie62560

pixie62560
South China, ME
(Zone 5a)

February 23, 2013
1:57 AM

Post #9428599

Sounds pretty Louise! I didn't get a hot dog either. :(

onewish1

onewish1
Denville, NJ
(Zone 6b)

February 23, 2013
3:01 AM

Post #9428609

sounds like a plan Louise

ROBINDOG

ROBINDOG
Thomaston, CT

February 23, 2013
4:47 AM

Post #9428657

I've admired Red Riding Hood phlox since I saw it in last year's Bluestone catalog...may have to get some if I can find room! The face of my garden has changed because 2 trees are no longer there...
Jan23
Salem Cnty, NJ
(Zone 7b)

February 23, 2013
6:10 AM

Post #9428723

Yep, starting in May in NJ.
daw4220
Mendon, NY
(Zone 6a)

February 23, 2013
11:14 AM

Post #9428970

I just ordered Wedding Phlox 'Miss Lingard' from Heritage Flower Farm.

ROBINDOG

ROBINDOG
Thomaston, CT

February 23, 2013
11:34 AM

Post #9428983

That's another pretty one...

pixie62560

pixie62560
South China, ME
(Zone 5a)

March 2, 2013
4:41 AM

Post #9436241

Thats a really nice white phlox, I only have "David" been thinking of getting a another white, thank you for a good choice. :-)

Swore I would not buy a daylily this year unless it had the name "Brian" in it. Well, I bought one and it doesn't have "Brian" in it . :( On the other hand...it doesn't have a name at all and I am allowed to name and register it with any name I choose. :-)

Now to pick a name...

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Jan23
Salem Cnty, NJ
(Zone 7b)

March 2, 2013
4:48 AM

Post #9436244

Hm... Methinks it will have Brian in it. (((HUGS)))

pixie62560

pixie62560
South China, ME
(Zone 5a)

March 2, 2013
4:50 AM

Post #9436246

LOL! Yes Jan, indeed it will. :-)

ROBINDOG

ROBINDOG
Thomaston, CT

March 2, 2013
7:50 AM

Post #9436378

Brian's a lucky guy...that's probably what you should name it! Lovely color, by the way...

onewish1

onewish1
Denville, NJ
(Zone 6b)

March 2, 2013
4:04 PM

Post #9436826

nice!!

pixie62560

pixie62560
South China, ME
(Zone 5a)

March 2, 2013
5:30 PM

Post #9436896

Thanks you two! :)

DonnieBrook

DonnieBrook
Southwest , NH
(Zone 5b)

March 3, 2013
4:38 AM

Post #9437137

I vote for "Brian's Beauty" to include you both. 😘

pixie62560

pixie62560
South China, ME
(Zone 5a)

March 3, 2013
4:52 AM

Post #9437142

Awe thanks...think im going to start a thread so all of you can help me name it. :)

pixie62560

pixie62560
South China, ME
(Zone 5a)

March 3, 2013
5:01 AM

Post #9437146

OK, I did...any and all help is appreciated.
http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/t/1300883/

pixie62560

pixie62560
South China, ME
(Zone 5a)

March 4, 2013
1:40 PM

Post #9438676

I needed some mini hostas for my Fairy Garden, I got...

LEMONTINI ~ 7 INCHES TALL BRIGHT GOLD LEAVES LAVENDER FLOWERS

CRACKER CRUMBS ~ 5 INCHES HIGH GOLD CENTERS WITH GREEN MARGIN, WAVY

PLUG NICKLE ~ HEIGHT 6 INCHES LEAVES DARK GREEN FLOWERS ARE PURPLE

flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

March 4, 2013
1:51 PM

Post #9438686

NICE!
Jan23
Salem Cnty, NJ
(Zone 7b)

March 4, 2013
5:37 PM

Post #9438925

Woohoo!
wha
Pepperell, MA
(Zone 6a)

March 4, 2013
7:02 PM

Post #9439034

nice celeste - i have the first two will have to check out plug nickle

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

March 5, 2013
1:14 AM

Post #9439187

Just ordered Dahlias from Brent &beckys.
Urchin
Karma Corona
Breeders mix
Elise
Bishop Lan---
Karma Chocolate SOLD OUT

This message was edited Mar 5, 2013 4:14 AM

ROBINDOG

ROBINDOG
Thomaston, CT

March 5, 2013
5:07 AM

Post #9439265

Didn't know you had a fairy garden, Pixie...I love mini hostas...Jo, I ordered Karma Chocolate several years ago...loved it...bloomed forever...

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

March 5, 2013
5:12 AM

Post #9439271

I should have order3ed the first time I looked at the website a week ago.None left.Maybe Swan Island.

pixie62560

pixie62560
South China, ME
(Zone 5a)

March 5, 2013
5:27 AM

Post #9439277

I have been collecting pieces for 2 ? years now I think. I have 3 house's, lanterns, bridge, sheppards hooks for hanging plants, a trellis, stone pathways, gardening tools...all in mini scale.

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ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

March 5, 2013
5:31 AM

Post #9439284

I want more JM's
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So nice to look at on a freezing snowy day.

pixie62560

pixie62560
South China, ME
(Zone 5a)

March 5, 2013
5:33 AM

Post #9439285

A few more... this house is a solar house so it lights up at night. :-)

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ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

March 5, 2013
5:45 AM

Post #9439301

awwwwwwwww

flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

March 5, 2013
6:15 AM

Post #9439329

cute! I love the shepherds hooks and lanterns
wha
Pepperell, MA
(Zone 6a)

March 5, 2013
6:32 AM

Post #9439349

i agree joann!

nice fairy garden features - now do you get down flat on the ground to view them? :)

flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

March 5, 2013
7:46 AM

Post #9439400

Good thing my digital camera has that flippable screen so you don't need to actually get down on all fours to photo it

ROBINDOG

ROBINDOG
Thomaston, CT

March 5, 2013
8:24 AM

Post #9439452

Very cute...love the 'squash' house! Yes, Jo, like to look at plants too on a nasty day, but today is beautiful here...I went to Bean's site & used a few coupons...

luvsgrtdanes

luvsgrtdanes
(Ronnie), PA
(Zone 6b)

March 5, 2013
4:43 PM

Post #9440009

Love the fairy stuff Celeste!
daw4220
Mendon, NY
(Zone 6a)

March 6, 2013
4:09 AM

Post #9440353

My puchases so far this year; 3 cherry trees from Stark (Emporer Francis, Stella, Royalton), 5 currant bushes from Old Market farm (Titania), 4 Phlox from Heritage Flower Farm (Miss Lingard) and 3 Solomon's Seal from American Meadows.

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

March 6, 2013
4:18 AM

Post #9440357

daw4220 ,sounds like a good start.

pixie62560

pixie62560
South China, ME
(Zone 5a)

March 6, 2013
4:24 AM

Post #9440358

Love cherry tree's! Nice selection. :)
daw4220
Mendon, NY
(Zone 6a)

March 6, 2013
4:29 AM

Post #9440361

Thank you, I can't wait to return from work and see the boxes show up on the porch sometime in April.

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

March 6, 2013
6:50 AM

Post #9440521

I love days like that.
I have April shipments of sempervivums and Alocasias.

ROBINDOG

ROBINDOG
Thomaston, CT

March 6, 2013
7:21 AM

Post #9440565

I'm going to try to get more alocasias or colacasias at WFF's big sale in June...I wintered over one in the basement...hope it revives...

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

March 6, 2013
8:38 AM

Post #9440652

I just came fromHome Depot.No spring displays yet.
I needed Deer repellent.Liquid Fence and Deer Off which I have never used.Does anyone have good news forme on that one?

flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

March 6, 2013
8:41 AM

Post #9440655

daw4220, Have you ordered from Stark before?

Got 5 new catalogs a couple days ago, so many pretties that I marked I would be interested in, but I am trying to stay focused on just doing my veggies/fruits this year

1 rhody I had seen awhile ago and have kept my eye out for, it was not widely available, it was in the Spring Hill catalog(wouldn't order from them though)\
http://www.springhillnursery.com/polarnacht-rhododendron-86181.html

flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

March 6, 2013
8:42 AM

Post #9440657

I had used "critter ridder" by the same company, totally didn't work
daw4220
Mendon, NY
(Zone 6a)

March 6, 2013
9:16 AM

Post #9440699

I have had great luck with Stark, I fortunately have never had a problem with their trees.

luvsgrtdanes

luvsgrtdanes
(Ronnie), PA
(Zone 6b)

March 6, 2013
9:21 AM

Post #9440709

I've used critter ridder too...nothing...and the dogs actually like it!

flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

March 6, 2013
9:25 AM

Post #9440716

Good to hear, daw4220, I was looking at their Colonnade apple trees

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

March 6, 2013
9:25 AM

Post #9440717

We are looking for columnar apple trees.I'll give Stark a look.

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

March 6, 2013
9:26 AM

Post #9440719

Thats what I meant.Collenade

This message was edited Mar 6, 2013 12:30 PM
daw4220
Mendon, NY
(Zone 6a)

March 6, 2013
10:20 AM

Post #9440776

I have never tried the column style apple trees, I think you should start a new thread and see whom out there has had any experience. I would be very interested to see the results. If you look in the Garden Watchdog section Stark is in the top 5 for 2012.

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

March 6, 2013
10:39 AM

Post #9440785

daw 4220:
DD grew them at her house near Powdermill Park. They were great.We have a perfect place for about 5 in a row. DD is in charge of planting big things.SIL just goes along.He is wonderful and does crazy art stuff for me .
daw4220
Mendon, NY
(Zone 6a)

March 6, 2013
10:47 AM

Post #9440793

Did she plant in the ground or in containers?

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

March 6, 2013
11:03 AM

Post #9440806

Hers were in the ground they were at least 7 or 8 feet tall.

Maybe the colonnades

are for planters.I like the European garden looks of any trees that grow that shape.
She had Golden Delisceous and Macks and maybe one more but I cant remember.

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

March 7, 2013
4:09 AM

Post #9441552

daw4220.i was talking to DD about the columnar trees.
She said she tried to grow mini nectarines in a large tub one year.She said they only lasted 2 seasons. She believes planter trees roots get too dry over winter and had bad luck with apples in tubs too.

She said she wouldnt plant trees anywhere but in the ground.Her trees were over 20 feet tall not 7 feet like I said earlier and straight up with fruit growing close to the trunk.

pixie62560

pixie62560
South China, ME
(Zone 5a)

March 7, 2013
4:17 AM

Post #9441559

My STARKS order planted in the spring of 2010 was ...


1 Starkspur® Golden Delicious Apple Semi Dwarf
1 Prairie Spy Apple Semi Dwarf
1 Zestar!® Apple Semi-Dwarf
1 SnowSweet® Apple Semi-Dwarf
1 Cortland Apple Semi Dwarf

1 Moonglow Pear Dwarf
1 Bartlett Pear Dwarf

2 Chandler Blueberry (these are AWESOME big blueberries!!!)
3 Killarney Red Raspberry

I've not lost anything...Na Da!

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

March 7, 2013
4:24 AM

Post #9441560

That looks great Celest.
We are looking for the colunnade type due to space problems.
I am going to Plant Search to see if there are vendors other than Starke Bros.I almost dread the search because Starks has such a good reputation.
They only carry 2 varieties Emerald Spire and Red Spire.

ROBINDOG

ROBINDOG
Thomaston, CT

March 7, 2013
5:23 AM

Post #9441604

Sounds like some great fruit trees coming along...I have a few very old apple trees, but I don't spray or prune, & am happy with the few edible ones that fall to the ground every year...the bosc pear I have required no care, but it hasn't produced in awhile...I'm thinking it's close to 100 years old.

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

March 7, 2013
5:33 AM

Post #9441622

Robindog: I painted that tree from a photo you submitted. It was a dark silhouette against the sky with a few pears clinging to bare branches.
I think I can find it on the new computer.
Thank gawd for my thumb-drive

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wha
Pepperell, MA
(Zone 6a)

March 7, 2013
6:03 AM

Post #9441648

joann you may be better finding a larger tree at a local nursery - stark trees are about 5-6' when you get them - i had a dwarf granny smith for close to 7 years and it never had a blossom, my neighbors have 5 or 6 very close so not having a pollinator was not the issue - dug it up last year and will be replaced with a jm this spring.

the plum from starks did fruit although the squirrels got most of them - dug that up to for you know what to replace it...

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

March 7, 2013
6:13 AM

Post #9441655

I am not sure the colunnades are available here.I might check out Wayside Gardens just to be sure.They would have anything unusual like that.

pixie62560

pixie62560
South China, ME
(Zone 5a)

March 7, 2013
6:22 AM

Post #9441666

Try Avant Gardens http://www.avantgardensne.com/catalog/product.cgi/0/5006/P1/default/N/0

Bloom River ~ http://www.bloomriver.com/home/br2/search?keywords=columnar&x=0&y=0

also this page list tree's with narrow upright form for limited spaces. : )
http://www.ces.ncsu.edu/depts/hort/consumer/factsheets/trees-new/treelists/narrow_upright.html



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wha
Pepperell, MA
(Zone 6a)

March 7, 2013
6:25 AM

Post #9441670

celeste are any of the tree's you planted providing fruit yet?

pixie62560

pixie62560
South China, ME
(Zone 5a)

March 7, 2013
6:26 AM

Post #9441672

No but they aren't seven years old yet. I pluck the blossoms every spring.
wha
Pepperell, MA
(Zone 6a)

March 7, 2013
6:30 AM

Post #9441679

it takes seven years? maybe i should have given granny another couple years :)

pixie62560

pixie62560
South China, ME
(Zone 5a)

March 7, 2013
6:45 AM

Post #9441691

I was told they can bear fruit before this, even as early as 2 years old. My Grandfather who grew apple tree's always let them grow strong for 7 years before he let them produce fruit. He said the tree uses a lot of energy producing fruit so you want to have a good healthy strong tree first, also insures the branches will be able to hold a heavy yield.

This message was edited Mar 7, 2013 10:23 AM

pixie62560

pixie62560
South China, ME
(Zone 5a)

March 7, 2013
6:47 AM

Post #9441694

How can I encourage my new tree to fruit sooner?

If you have a semi-vigorous or vigorous fruit tree and it is still not fruiting, there are several things you can do:

Firstly, in spring, tie any new shoots down to a horizontal position whilst they are young and whippy. The easiest way to do this is to plant a tall bamboo cane alongside the branch and gently tie the branch down to the cane. It won't look pretty but after a few months you should be able to remove the cane and the branch will stay in position.

The reason this works is that the act of tying the branch down simulates the weight of ripening fruit on the branch - and this in turn encourages the tree to set fruit buds over the summer which will produce blossom and fruit the next year. This technique works particularly well with apple trees.

Secondly, don't prune the tree. Pruning will either simply encourage the tree to put on more growth, or in some cases you may accidentally cut off the fruit buds that will form next year's crop. It is worth remembering that next year's blossom (and hence next year's fruit) is formed the preceding summer.

Don't over-feed the tree. One application of general plant food in spring is sufficient, along with watering when required. Over-feeding generally causes the tree to produce more branches and leaves, not more fruit.

ROBINDOG

ROBINDOG
Thomaston, CT

March 7, 2013
7:05 AM

Post #9441715

Good tips, Pixie...Yes, Jo, that's my tree! And that year was the last for fruit, although I must say we had freezes the last 2 years while the blossoms were out...I'll see what happens this year...

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

March 7, 2013
7:20 AM

Post #9441732

That treee had so much character.

ROBINDOG

ROBINDOG
Thomaston, CT

March 7, 2013
1:07 PM

Post #9442027

It does, even without the fruit...poor thing has been hollow since we moved here 37 years ago...

pixie62560

pixie62560
South China, ME
(Zone 5a)

March 10, 2013
1:59 AM

Post #9444466

Went to the Garden Show here in Maine and I was under-whelmed!
I did pick up 5 "COBRA" lily bulbs and a couple of primrose that just jumped in the car with me on the way home. :-)

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ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

March 10, 2013
3:05 AM

Post #9444467

If those teeny weenies jumped then you were meant to have them.

pixie62560

pixie62560
South China, ME
(Zone 5a)

March 10, 2013
3:47 AM

Post #9444482

:-)

onewish1

onewish1
Denville, NJ
(Zone 6b)

March 10, 2013
4:19 AM

Post #9444497

pretty!!

ROBINDOG

ROBINDOG
Thomaston, CT

March 10, 2013
5:14 AM

Post #9444513

Nice primroses...they say Spring!

DonnieBrook

DonnieBrook
Southwest , NH
(Zone 5b)

March 11, 2013
2:23 PM

Post #9446108

I'd say you did very well, Celeste. Those are gorgeous! I plan to beef up my primrose count this year. I lost my head with the coleus offerings at Rosy Dawn Gardens last night. I bought:

Elfers
El Brighto
Eruption
Eric the red
Florida Inferno
Hedwig
Beckwiths Gem
Caracas
Sizzler
Stormy Weather
Trailing Lava Rose
Trailing Rose
Under the Sea Bonefish

...all because I lost my Fancy Rose. LOL

pixie62560

pixie62560
South China, ME
(Zone 5a)

March 11, 2013
2:28 PM

Post #9446113

Ha ha ha!!!! Your as bad as me!!! Nice list though. :)

DonnieBrook

DonnieBrook
Southwest , NH
(Zone 5b)

March 11, 2013
2:42 PM

Post #9446138

I rationalized that I have many DG friends who will NEED to have some cuttings! Tee Hee. That did it!

onewish1

onewish1
Denville, NJ
(Zone 6b)

March 11, 2013
2:58 PM

Post #9446155

love that thinking!!!. beckwiths & trailing rose are both winners!!

DonnieBrook

DonnieBrook
Southwest , NH
(Zone 5b)

March 11, 2013
3:18 PM

Post #9446170

Well, of course I have you in mind, Allison, for some rooted cuttings. LOL

onewish1

onewish1
Denville, NJ
(Zone 6b)

March 11, 2013
3:26 PM

Post #9446184

woo hoo!!!

ROBINDOG

ROBINDOG
Thomaston, CT

March 11, 2013
3:30 PM

Post #9446191

And you now have 2 northern homes to spread them around, Louise!

DonnieBrook

DonnieBrook
Southwest , NH
(Zone 5b)

March 11, 2013
4:06 PM

Post #9446236

Exactly, Marilyn! I had each one in mind as I selected them. Want some?

luvsgrtdanes

luvsgrtdanes
(Ronnie), PA
(Zone 6b)

March 11, 2013
5:48 PM

Post #9446333

Loved trailing rose!

flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

March 11, 2013
8:45 PM

Post #9446486

I like Eric the Red

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

March 12, 2013
1:23 AM

Post #9446563

I have grown Elfers and Beckwiths Gem.Both are fantastic.
Elfers will be red in full sun.It looks nothing like RosyDawns web page when its not in part shade.

This is Elfers with caladiums

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onewish1

onewish1
Denville, NJ
(Zone 6b)

March 12, 2013
2:53 AM

Post #9446580

mine was dark like that too

ROBINDOG

ROBINDOG
Thomaston, CT

March 12, 2013
6:10 AM

Post #9446683

Of course, Louise! Jo, lovely combo!

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

March 12, 2013
6:28 AM

Post #9446708

Mid-America order
all SDB's
Kaching
Lovesick Blues
Beatnik
Look Inside
Craisin

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flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

March 12, 2013
9:18 AM

Post #9446906

Very dangerous going on that Rosy Dawn website!!!

ROSES_R_RED

ROSES_R_RED
Mount Bethel, PA
(Zone 6a)

March 12, 2013
9:23 AM

Post #9446910

Your Connecticut home is close enough that you can come to visit, Louise. Sorry we didn't have the time to visit longer in Fort Myers. The pictures from you camera/phone made us want to see more.

luvsgrtdanes

luvsgrtdanes
(Ronnie), PA
(Zone 6b)

March 12, 2013
10:48 AM

Post #9447001

I agree Jen about Rosy's, I know if I look I'll buy!

ROSES_R_RED

ROSES_R_RED
Mount Bethel, PA
(Zone 6a)

March 12, 2013
11:08 AM

Post #9447015

The coleus sites are safe for me to look at and admire without going on a spending spree.






















We have only one small area of shade and then only lots of blazing sun. Can't get into trouble going after all the beauties shown on Rosy's.










ROBINDOG

ROBINDOG
Thomaston, CT

March 12, 2013
12:27 PM

Post #9447065

Love those iris, Jo...any of them would make a lovely watercolor!

DonnieBrook

DonnieBrook
Southwest , NH
(Zone 5b)

March 12, 2013
2:29 PM

Post #9447213

Jo, that's a lovely combination with the caladiums. Your SDBs are also beautiful.

Ronnie, I agree about Rosy Dawn...such great choices at such good prices. I've never had a bad experience with them. Many of the ones I bought are ok in full sun,and even in NH in our sunny gardens, they do really well. I still say I lost my head though. LOL

Sure would like more time together, Teri. It just went too quickly!

Heading up to Marie Selby Gardens on Thursday. Glad they don't have a plant store like Bok Tower.

onewish1

onewish1
Denville, NJ
(Zone 6b)

March 12, 2013
5:22 PM

Post #9447386

sometimes you have to loose your head!!.. in my case.. quite often

;)

DonnieBrook

DonnieBrook
Southwest , NH
(Zone 5b)

March 12, 2013
6:08 PM

Post #9447438

LOL

onewish1

onewish1
Denville, NJ
(Zone 6b)

March 14, 2013
4:28 AM

Post #9448738

need some eye candy??.. bought these off ebay.. they came yesterday
17 Coleus Rustic Orange
12 Coleus Red Ruffles
6 Coleus Painted Lady
22 Acalypha Showtime
16 Coleus Kiwi Fern
12 Coleus Glennis
12 Coleus Trailing Plum
28 Coleus Solar Sunrise
30 Coleus Violet Tricolor

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debi_k
S of Lake Ontario, NY
(Zone 6a)

March 14, 2013
4:32 AM

Post #9448739

Wow! Nice

onewish1

onewish1
Denville, NJ
(Zone 6b)

March 14, 2013
4:36 AM

Post #9448740

I was so happy it was almost 50 out yesterday.. if the truck was cold.. it should be all good

pixie62560

pixie62560
South China, ME
(Zone 5a)

March 14, 2013
4:39 AM

Post #9448742

SoHappy? Nice plants!!!!

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

March 14, 2013
4:41 AM

Post #9448744

Isnt it wonderful what more sun and higher temps can do? My whole mood and outlook changes

onewish1

onewish1
Denville, NJ
(Zone 6b)

March 14, 2013
4:43 AM

Post #9448745

yes all from sohappy64.. Knox nursery

pixie62560

pixie62560
South China, ME
(Zone 5a)

March 14, 2013
4:49 AM

Post #9448750

They are awesome! Plants are shipped VERY quickly and hardly any damage to any. :)

onewish1

onewish1
Denville, NJ
(Zone 6b)

March 14, 2013
5:04 AM

Post #9448762

they get a bend to them.. when they put them in the cardboard sleeve.. but they usually straighten out in a couple days .. most of the time a couple of tops break.. but roots are always still good

pixie62560

pixie62560
South China, ME
(Zone 5a)

March 14, 2013
5:26 AM

Post #9448778

I bought Heucherella 'Buttered Rum"
http://www.terranovanurseries.com/growers/heucherellabutteredrum-p-608.html

Heuchera 'Gothem'
http://www.terranovanurseries.com/growers/heucheragotham-p-602.html

both on ebay and they were very nice size!!

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pixie62560

pixie62560
South China, ME
(Zone 5a)

March 14, 2013
5:37 AM

Post #9448790

I then turned around and ordered Heucherella 'Sunrise Falls"
http://www.terranovanurseries.com/growers/heucherellasunrisefalls-p-546.html

Anybody see the PENSTEMON Terra Nova has??? Watermelon Taffy has me drooling!!!!
http://www.terranovanurseries.com/growers/advanced_search_result.php?search_in_description=1&keywords=penstemon

pixie62560

pixie62560
South China, ME
(Zone 5a)

March 14, 2013
5:46 AM

Post #9448796

OK, you guys are going to hate me...I hate myself for looking . :-)

Coneflowers...WOW!
http://www.terranovanurseries.com/growers/newfor2013-c-277.html

flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

March 14, 2013
6:16 AM

Post #9448822

I'm NOT looking!

ROBINDOG

ROBINDOG
Thomaston, CT

March 14, 2013
6:22 AM

Post #9448830

Allison, the coleus are beauties...Pixie, I'm addicted to coral bells & penstemon...the penstemon is only hardy to zone 7 though...if I could grow it as an annual, I'd buy every one, but I'm not sure they would ever bloom...

ROSES_R_RED

ROSES_R_RED
Mount Bethel, PA
(Zone 6a)

March 14, 2013
12:25 PM

Post #9449200

Terranova only sells wholesale, right??

luvsgrtdanes

luvsgrtdanes
(Ronnie), PA
(Zone 6b)

March 14, 2013
5:47 PM

Post #9449614

Nice Allison!!!!!

I'm not looking either!

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

March 15, 2013
3:26 AM

Post #9449907

My tropicals order from Wellspring Gardens.This is my 2'nd year.Very nice plants.I will repot in larger pots and keep in the house until early June

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onewish1

onewish1
Denville, NJ
(Zone 6b)

March 15, 2013
4:02 AM

Post #9449923

nice stuff!!

pixie62560

pixie62560
South China, ME
(Zone 5a)

March 15, 2013
4:06 AM

Post #9449924

agree, lovely!

ROBINDOG

ROBINDOG
Thomaston, CT

March 15, 2013
5:35 AM

Post #9449982

Am loving alocasias & colocascias more & more!
bbrookrd
Nantucket, MA
(Zone 7a)

March 15, 2013
7:10 AM

Post #9450116

Jo Ann, love the look of those. I will have to look at that vendor. Below is my badness of late. Patti

Arrowhead Alpines has a bunch of epimediums that I have been wanting, so as they have a sale on them now, I hit the send button.

1 x Epimedium brachyrrhizum $20.00
1 x Epimedium coreanum $20.00
1 x Epimedium wushanense $28.00
1 x Epimedium 'Kaguyahime' $20.00
1 x Epimedium franchetii $12.00
1 x Epimedium lishihchenii Cc.950008 $16.00
1 x Epimedium pubescens OG 91.003 $16.00
1 x Epimedium sutchuense cc.950017 $16.00


Also started my fall bulb buying with an order from Living Garden who I got good bulbs from last fall.

5 Narcissus Cornish King 6.83
5 Narcissus Jersey Torch 6.33
5 Narcissus Modulation 8.84
5 Narcissus Over Easy $7.84
5 Narcissus Prom Dance $5.56
5 Narcissus Raffles $8.34
5 Narcissus Regeneration $6.16
5 Narcissus Saint Victor $7.24 HOW COULD I NOT ORDER THIS ONE?
5 Narcissus Velocity $6.37
5 Narcissus Yazz $6.16
10 Hyacinth Blue Eyes $16.76

These are from a coop buying group on Yahoo
TNN COOP
2013 TNN Liners

4 Tiarella Appalachian Trail 3.00 ea
4 Tiarella Happy Trails 3.00 ea
1 Ligularia Garden Confetti 4.50 ea

Heuchera
3 Sugar Berry 3.35 ea
3 Sugar Plum 3.75 ea
5 Sweet Tart 3.35 ea

2013 Perennial Geraniums
2 Havana Blue 4.95 ea
3 Rise and Shine 4.95 ea
2 Elke 3.25 ea
3 Purple Heron 4.95 ea
bbrookrd
Nantucket, MA
(Zone 7a)

March 15, 2013
7:17 AM

Post #9450131

ADR order arrived yesterday except for the Eremurus Bungei which will ship later. Very please with what they sent. Patti

25 Lilium Asiatic Tiny Sensation 17.75
25 Lilium Asiatic Tiny Nanny 17.00
25 Summer Phlox Blue Paradise 24.75
25 Astilbe assortment 74.75
5 Bridal Veil
10 Fanal
10 Peach Blossom

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

March 15, 2013
7:18 AM

Post #9450134

I like Wellspring Gardens.I buy the alocasias for containers.The plants are small but so are the prices.My plants will be annuals.I dont have any intrest in greenhousing them from one season to another.

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

March 15, 2013
7:20 AM

Post #9450143

I have both Tiny Nanny and Tiny Sensation.I really like the border or shorter lilies mixed in a bed.
Patti: your lists make my nose bleed.Holicow

onewish1

onewish1
Denville, NJ
(Zone 6b)

March 15, 2013
7:30 AM

Post #9450175

there is a lockwood farms groupon.. it's in stanhope

http://www.groupon.com/deals/lockwood-farms-2?p=1&utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&sid=04259dde-89ba-4ee9-8cd0-7875e30c63b9&division=north-jersey&user=3f642d808d07fbfaa012064c4f778e1079e5f975af57845e7bc0ca799a5ac9e9&date=20130315&s=body&c=deal_button&d=deal-page&utm_campaign=lockwood-farms-2
bbrookrd
Nantucket, MA
(Zone 7a)

March 15, 2013
7:34 AM

Post #9450186

These orders are making my pocket book bleed. But I am trying to finish up a couple of areas that need ground cover hence the Epimediums, Tiarella, Heuchera, Astilbe, and Perennial Geraniums. The Lilium and Narcissus are just because I am an addict. I got more L.Tiny Sensation as I liked it so much from the ones I planted last year from Bleek , but I didn't have L.Tiny Nanny in te garden yet but I think I have a couple of nice spots for a mess of those along some edges and for cutting. Patti

flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

March 15, 2013
9:04 AM

Post #9450270

wow Patti, you just never stop!

Jo, nice looking plants

ROBINDOG

ROBINDOG
Thomaston, CT

March 15, 2013
12:42 PM

Post #9450462

All my plant money is going toward cutting down the 2 pines...sob!

DonnieBrook

DonnieBrook
Southwest , NH
(Zone 5b)

March 15, 2013
1:01 PM

Post #9450477

Sob is right, Robin! 😭

Great list, Patti! You make me smile.

Jo, I love their plants...nice haul!

I'm starting to count the plants I want to bring north. Hank is rolling eyes and looking put out. So far: a shrub rose, a mini-rose, One or two small hibiscus, some red and salmon pink tropical salvia ...there must be room for a few more...will report back if I am not in an abused women's shelter. LOL

pixie62560

pixie62560
South China, ME
(Zone 5a)

March 15, 2013
2:05 PM

Post #9450546

WoW Patti!!!!

onewish1

onewish1
Denville, NJ
(Zone 6b)

March 15, 2013
3:28 PM

Post #9450643

tell me if you need back up Louise.. I will give him a firm talking to

;)

pixie62560

pixie62560
South China, ME
(Zone 5a)

March 15, 2013
5:01 PM

Post #9450739

Patti, did you see the Epimedium from Klehm's called "PRINCESS SUSAN"? I'm in love but it's only hardy for z 5 - 8 and it's $26.95 so if it didn't survive i'd be bumming!!
http://www.songsparrow.com/2013/plantdetails.cfm?ID=3051&type=SHADE,&pagetype=plantdetails

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bbrookrd
Nantucket, MA
(Zone 7a)

March 15, 2013
5:24 PM

Post #9450760

I did just look at it today when I got their email, but I already spent my wad yesterday on the ones on sale from Alpine. Very pretty, but as the flowers are so small and fleeting, I am mostly looking first at foliage. I have planted a few over the past few years to see if they liked me and was ready to add more this year as they have grown quite nicely on Nantucket for us. Patti
Jan23
Salem Cnty, NJ
(Zone 7b)

March 15, 2013
8:08 PM

Post #9450895

I am sure you will find room, Louise!!!

Lovely lists.

Boohoo, RD! But those pines will be taken down.

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

March 16, 2013
2:29 AM

Post #9450989

Marilyn, Wise to take down befor they fall down.
We lost all the scots pines along the east border w/neighbor.#4 I busted my butt transplanting all the shade lovers because that area is now full sun.
I'm sure your gardens will be great even tho they are different than the past.

ROBINDOG

ROBINDOG
Thomaston, CT

March 16, 2013
6:38 AM

Post #9451106

The pines are on the way down right now...can't believe how much light is coming into the office...behind the pines are my neighbor's half grown spruce, so my rhodos should stay happy.

onewish1

onewish1
Denville, NJ
(Zone 6b)

March 16, 2013
6:56 AM

Post #9451130

I bought these plugs a while back from ebay.. plectranthus brazilian purple.. look how nice they are!!.. want to pinch them but you know I hate throwing out cuttings.. and I have so many of them.. going to break my heart not rooting more

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ROBINDOG

ROBINDOG
Thomaston, CT

March 16, 2013
10:47 AM

Post #9451334

Very healthy looking...

DonnieBrook

DonnieBrook
Southwest , NH
(Zone 5b)

March 16, 2013
2:48 PM

Post #9451528

Thanks for the back-up, Allison! LOL. Those little babies look terrific!

Marilyn, so glad you are taking the trees down. We found out how lucky we were taking those big maples down at the farm. They would have caused lots of damage in the hurricane - as the others on the road did. Those went down across the road and trapped people for awhile. Now you can have fun planning a new sunny garden! LOL

Ahh, Jan - thou knowest me too well! 😈

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

March 17, 2013
4:55 AM

Post #9452037

HELP!!! I cant stop ordering iris.
Shreiners
Blueberry Tart
Cameo Queen
El Torito
and last but certainly understandable
Gentle

onewish1

onewish1
Denville, NJ
(Zone 6b)

March 17, 2013
5:25 AM

Post #9452055

Gentle works for sure!!!

pixie62560

pixie62560
South China, ME
(Zone 5a)

March 17, 2013
5:29 AM

Post #9452058

Nice selection Jo!!!! Wish you hadn't ordered B.Tart...I have it!

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

March 17, 2013
5:44 AM

Post #9452070

Pixie!! What do you mean? Isnt it so great?
I checked PF but all the variations looked acceptable to me.

pixie62560

pixie62560
South China, ME
(Zone 5a)

March 17, 2013
5:52 AM

Post #9452072

Jo...We need to talk trade. :)

Don't buy any of these...they are multiplying like rabbits!!!!

Jewel Baby (SDB) 12
Forever Blue (SDB) 12"
'China Peach'
'Serendipity Elf'
'Buster'
'What Again'
'When Sparks Fly'
'Flirty'
'Cats Eye'
'Indian Beauty'
'Big Blue Eyes'
'Mariposa Wizard'

luvsgrtdanes

luvsgrtdanes
(Ronnie), PA
(Zone 6b)

March 17, 2013
6:21 AM

Post #9452099

Well if they need a home :)

pixie62560

pixie62560
South China, ME
(Zone 5a)

March 17, 2013
6:28 AM

Post #9452119

I will keep you in mind when I get to digging them. :)

ROBINDOG

ROBINDOG
Thomaston, CT

March 17, 2013
6:40 AM

Post #9452149

I have Buster...yes, I divide it every year...the dwarves & semi-ds really are vigorous ...hard to resist iris, Jo!

luvsgrtdanes

luvsgrtdanes
(Ronnie), PA
(Zone 6b)

March 18, 2013
9:55 AM

Post #9453528

:) Celeste

DonnieBrook

DonnieBrook
Southwest , NH
(Zone 5b)

March 18, 2013
12:39 PM

Post #9453665

Ok, so I thought I might have to leave my beauty of a coral drift rose behind, and then I got the idea to see if I could find one to replace it for a reasonable price. Aha...I bought the same coral one and a light peach one from Evergreen Nursery to go in the new Conn garden. 😍😁😃

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

March 18, 2013
12:55 PM

Post #9453674

Love it when that happens

DonnieBrook

DonnieBrook
Southwest , NH
(Zone 5b)

March 18, 2013
1:25 PM

Post #9453721

yes, it provides a healing balm to departure abandonment guilt. 😊
debi_k
S of Lake Ontario, NY
(Zone 6a)

March 18, 2013
1:47 PM

Post #9453752

You can root roses from stem cuttings.

DonnieBrook

DonnieBrook
Southwest , NH
(Zone 5b)

March 18, 2013
1:58 PM

Post #9453761

I've never had luck doing that, Debi...how do you do it? I must do something wrong. I would like to try it with this one.
debi_k
S of Lake Ontario, NY
(Zone 6a)

March 18, 2013
2:33 PM

Post #9453808

Just cut a stem that has already flowered and about pencil thickness. Cut the bloom off. Remove some lower leaves and make some cuts in the stem for root growth. Place in soil, keep it moist, and not in full sun, and wait.
Mine did best when I was on vacation and not checking it all the time. I kept it potted in the garage the first winter.
Some might work better than others.

DonnieBrook

DonnieBrook
Southwest , NH
(Zone 5b)

March 18, 2013
4:54 PM

Post #9453937

Thanks, Debi! I may give it a try tomorrow. 👍

ROBINDOG

ROBINDOG
Thomaston, CT

March 19, 2013
6:22 AM

Post #9454509

My Dad used to stick the cutting into Rootone, then into moist soil with a mason jar over it...out of direct sun...he rooted many plants this way...I don't have his green thumb!

ROSES_R_RED

ROSES_R_RED
Mount Bethel, PA
(Zone 6a)

March 19, 2013
7:08 AM

Post #9454572

I'm promising myself that I will try this with every shrub and bush that I have. This includes 50 rose bushes and 25 other types of flowering bushes. I have lots of friends and family that would enjoy having them in their gardens!

pixie62560

pixie62560
South China, ME
(Zone 5a)

March 19, 2013
7:14 AM

Post #9454581

50 rose bushes Terri? Holy COW! Whats your secret?...besides being 2 zones warmer I mean. :)

pixie62560

pixie62560
South China, ME
(Zone 5a)

March 19, 2013
7:30 AM

Post #9454591

I scored 2 of each...

'Colorburst Orange'
http://www.terranovanurseries.com/gardeners/echinaceacolorburstorange-p-576.html

'Secret Glow'
http://www.terranovanurseries.com/gardeners/echinaceasecretglow-p-625.html

'Secret Love'
http://www.terranovanurseries.com/gardeners/echinaceasecretlove-p-586.html

This message was edited Mar 19, 2013 9:33 AM

This message was edited Mar 19, 2013 9:33 AM

ROSES_R_RED

ROSES_R_RED
Mount Bethel, PA
(Zone 6a)

March 19, 2013
7:35 AM

Post #9454594

I've been here for 7 summers now. Each year I add new bushes, lots of them from co-ops and trades. We had lots of empty space to fill up on our 2 acre empty lot. My grandfather always had rose bushes in his garden. It was the only plant that he would grow besides fruits and veggies and I really loved the color and fragrance that they added to his gardens. I grew up living with these roses and they still are my favorites. They are a lot like tomatoes in their requirements. Use organic sprays for bugs and diseases, water them, keep them in the sun.

pixie62560

pixie62560
South China, ME
(Zone 5a)

March 19, 2013
7:39 AM

Post #9454599

Thanks Terri, I too had roses the entire length of our driveway (approx. 40 feet long) when I was growing up. I guess I didn't learn anything though...I only have good results with rugosa's. My others are alive, but barely. :(

luvsgrtdanes

luvsgrtdanes
(Ronnie), PA
(Zone 6b)

March 19, 2013
7:52 AM

Post #9454628

I started some for my brother a few years ago. Dipped them in Rootone and put them in some pro mix inside a large zip baggie, the more you can put in without touching the sides the better. Kept them in shade and in a few weeks I could see the roots through the bag.

ROSES_R_RED

ROSES_R_RED
Mount Bethel, PA
(Zone 6a)

March 19, 2013
7:57 AM

Post #9454634

That seems easy enough, Ronnie. I hope I have some success this way. My attempts at rooting in the past haven't done very well.

flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

March 19, 2013
8:09 AM

Post #9454654

Love all of Terri's roses!

ROSES_R_RED

ROSES_R_RED
Mount Bethel, PA
(Zone 6a)

March 19, 2013
8:43 AM

Post #9454705

If I'm successful, you can have some, Jen. Or, you can come up again in early June and take all the clippings of everything that you want (including your rocks).

flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

March 19, 2013
8:44 AM

Post #9454709

Yes I still need to come get rocks!

No flowers for me this year, I keep telling myself I am concentrating on veggies and fruits this year
wha
Pepperell, MA
(Zone 6a)

March 19, 2013
9:07 AM

Post #9454736

ROCKS?!?!

recieved my itoh peony order from a coop yesterday - only got 1 of the two ordered and a check for the missing one - no notice beforehand that only one was available - at least the one ordered, garden treasure, was the one i wanted more. roots look great, need to get it into a pot.

flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

March 19, 2013
9:16 AM

Post #9454747

Yes, you should see all the rocks she has for me!

ROBINDOG

ROBINDOG
Thomaston, CT

March 19, 2013
10:11 AM

Post #9454804

Pixie, love the echies! They'll brighten a garden fast...try Morden Sunrise for a rose...I can't kill mine, though the plow tries every year...it blooms from May to heavy frost! Bill, your peony sounds nice...what color?

pixie62560

pixie62560
South China, ME
(Zone 5a)

March 19, 2013
10:47 AM

Post #9454828

I had Morden S., I killed it. My defense is it came very tiny so maybe I put it in the ground too soon. :(
wha
Pepperell, MA
(Zone 6a)

March 19, 2013
11:42 AM

Post #9454869

marilyn it is yellow with red - http://hollingsworthpeonies.com/itoh_intersectionals - cindy liked it better than bartzilla as it had more red in it - tried to get it last year and go shorted then so glad to finally have it.

ROBINDOG

ROBINDOG
Thomaston, CT

March 19, 2013
2:41 PM

Post #9455064

Very nice...color should compliment anything...

pixie62560

pixie62560
South China, ME
(Zone 5a)

March 19, 2013
4:50 PM

Post #9455168

Love that one Bill
bbrookrd
Nantucket, MA
(Zone 7a)

March 19, 2013
6:21 PM

Post #9455272

Hope my P. Itoh Garden Treasure comes back but I can't remember seeing it this spring. I will have to go around and see which of the Itoh's came back as well as which of the bunch of other Peonies that I also planted last fall are showing signs of having made it through their first winter. Once they make it though a winter they are usually good forever. I know I have seen some of them popping up while doing my spring cleaning, but I didn't do a head count yet. Fingers crossed. Patti

This message was edited Mar 19, 2013 9:16 PM
wha
Pepperell, MA
(Zone 6a)

March 19, 2013
6:29 PM

Post #9455281

my other 4 made it patti so yours should have - they are buried again though

ROBINDOG

ROBINDOG
Thomaston, CT

March 20, 2013
6:10 AM

Post #9455650

I never even looked at the peonies the 2 days or so the ground was open...

DonnieBrook

DonnieBrook
Southwest , NH
(Zone 5b)

March 20, 2013
8:48 AM

Post #9455804

Beautiful peony, Bill!

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

March 20, 2013
11:40 AM

Post #9455960

Peonies envy...

ROBINDOG

ROBINDOG
Thomaston, CT

March 20, 2013
3:46 PM

Post #9456249

Victor!

RosemaryK

RosemaryK
Lexington, MA
(Zone 6a)

March 27, 2013
8:50 PM

Post #9464532

OK, here's what I clicked upon today: Logees for a Tophat blueberry, and an acai bush.

Lazy S's nursery had been down but they are up tonight. I have had very well packed healthy plants from them, so I am buying teensy trees and shrubs to nurse into size as follows: For container: Salix matsudana 'Golden Curls' and Buddleia davidii Purple Emperor; trees: Nyssa sylvatica and Oxydendrum arboreum; shrubs: Ceanothus americanus, Itea virginica 'Little Henry,' Lindera augustifolia and Lindera benzoin, Viburnum aceriforium, and plants: Clematis integrifolia, Helleborus xhybridus 'Red Sapphire' more Gaulteria procumbens, Anemonella thalicroides and more Aruncus 'Misty Lace." I still have to select a Cornus florida for part shade, and buy a scarlet Oak from the east coast (I'm ignorant but afraid of the Oak fungus on the West coast). My DD1 told me she wanted betula niger, and we did have some once, but I can't seem to keep them from getting a disease eventually, so it would be another research project to find ones that don't fall down around here (just look along the highways and expressways--they are blown all over in this region). It would not be worthwhile to buy huge trees because I don't know which trees are being killed by the presence of a forest of Norway maples around our borders--just look at the forest floors--nothing grows there.

Unfortunately, the areas closer to the house will have to wait. That's where I'm intending to plant dwarf JM's and such. If I get my way, we'll have some excavating and a terrace and a water feature eventually ;)

It doesn't cost that much to dream...
bbrookrd
Nantucket, MA
(Zone 7a)

March 27, 2013
9:04 PM

Post #9464546

Inspiring. I have to go look some of them up. I usually order from Lazy S as I have had good luck with them in the past. We planted a stand of 10 or 12 Nyssa sylvatica back in 1983. Love them, but they were slow to get going, but now very pretty. We lost one early on, but the rest did fine with little attention. Good luck with such a big undertaking. Patti
wha
Pepperell, MA
(Zone 6a)

March 28, 2013
6:23 AM

Post #9464751

just remember rosemary all those trees/bushes do grow up - i am at the point where some decisions will need to made and move some out for others i would rather have.

little henry sends out suckers and i have plenty here if you want one.

ROBINDOG

ROBINDOG
Thomaston, CT

March 28, 2013
8:09 AM

Post #9464854

Sounds like a plan, Rosemary! Some nice plants that should attract wildlife.

RosemaryK

RosemaryK
Lexington, MA
(Zone 6a)

March 29, 2013
5:12 PM

Post #9466238

Thanks for the encouragement! Too bad I already ordered 'Little Henry' Bill, but maybe I'll beg you for some more after the order comes--if it thrives.

I actually look forward to the editing part of gardening--that means too much of a good thing. All this is an emperiment for me. Everything won't thrive in my lousy shady sandy rocky soil. I can just see the Nyssa's tap root hitting the rock ledge and perishing, but one has gotta try. That's why I only spent $11 at most for each of the trees.

Lazy S's nursery was very nice. They offered me a free plant of my choice because their submit button was broken the first try. So if they want to, they'll give me something from the Jewel Series of Hellebores because they are kind.

The rue anemeone is to remember them as they grew near the house where I grew up. I believe they may be a host plant like many of these selections.
bbrookrd
Nantucket, MA
(Zone 7a)

March 29, 2013
7:12 PM

Post #9466329

Here is a bad picture that I took this week of Helleborus Golden Lotus.which is one of the winter jewel series. I like your attitude. Patti

Thumbnail by bbrookrd
Click the image for an enlarged view.

RosemaryK

RosemaryK
Lexington, MA
(Zone 6a)

March 30, 2013
5:14 AM

Post #9466519

Ohh Patti! Love Golden Lotus. I ordered it earlier this winter, I think from Bluestone. It will be a definite part of my garden improvement plans this year.

While looking for daylily pics to send to Karen's birthday site, I could see the backyard changing over the past two years. Sometimes the improvements are so gradual that we forget.

ROBINDOG

ROBINDOG
Thomaston, CT

March 30, 2013
5:42 AM

Post #9466541

That's a pretty hellebore...out of 5, I have 2 that are budded...nothing yet on the others.

DonnieBrook

DonnieBrook
Southwest , NH
(Zone 5b)

March 30, 2013
5:44 PM

Post #9467088

Oh you lucky gardeners! Such pretties peaking through up there. I'm ready to come north!

flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

April 8, 2013
8:49 AM

Post #9475927

Has anyone received their Caladiums yet? I usually have mine by now
Jan23
Salem Cnty, NJ
(Zone 7b)

April 8, 2013
12:03 PM

Post #9476160

No, I was thinking about that this morning. We have had a cooler spring, so he is probably waiting.

RosemaryK

RosemaryK
Lexington, MA
(Zone 6a)

April 8, 2013
1:28 PM

Post #9476301

I also would like to get mine into their containers soon.

ROSES_R_RED

ROSES_R_RED
Mount Bethel, PA
(Zone 6a)

April 8, 2013
1:30 PM

Post #9476313

None for me, yet.

onewish1

onewish1
Denville, NJ
(Zone 6b)

April 8, 2013
1:49 PM

Post #9476350

none for me either

flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

April 8, 2013
1:54 PM

Post #9476355

I d-mailed Bill from Caladiums4less, I'll let you know what he says

flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

April 8, 2013
2:30 PM

Post #9476396

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