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pirl
(Arlene) Southold, NY
(Zone 7a)

January 9, 2008
12:02 PM

Post #4378754

Both interesting and informative. I have an Exbury in orange, an oldie, and would enjoy adding some of those you mentioned to our gardens.

As for birding - here's a link you should enjoy: http://www.gulfofmaine.org/times/winter2001/majka_and_christie.html

We met Mary Majka a few years ago and she left one of those indelible marks on us with her zest for life.
bigcityal
Menasha, WI
(Zone 5a)

January 9, 2008
1:44 PM

Post #4378993

Thanks for promoting the Northern Lights. They are a underutilized shrub here. I wish they were a bit faster growing though.
Wvdaisy
Buffalo, WV
(Zone 7a)

January 9, 2008
7:01 PM

Post #4380233

Very informative article, saved it to my favs and will be adding some of these shrubs to my garden in the future. Thanks, Todd!

Lana

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

January 9, 2008
10:42 PM

Post #4381146

Nice job, Todd. Do all in the list have similar fall color? Do you have any photos of it?
Todd_Boland
St. John's, NL
(Zone 5b)



January 9, 2008
10:51 PM

Post #4381191

Most if not all have excellent fall colour (at least in my area they do!). Glad you are all enjoying the article!

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

January 9, 2008
10:55 PM

Post #4381216

In what sun conditions are yours?
Wvdaisy
Buffalo, WV
(Zone 7a)

January 9, 2008
11:11 PM

Post #4381281

I was also wondering about placement/sun conditions in my zone 7a garden.
bigcityal
Menasha, WI
(Zone 5a)

January 9, 2008
11:20 PM

Post #4381326

I can dig out a fall color pic for you Victor.
Todd_Boland
St. John's, NL
(Zone 5b)



January 9, 2008
11:38 PM

Post #4381392

I grow mine in full sun in zone 5b...zone 7 might be best in morning sun.
bigcityal
Menasha, WI
(Zone 5a)

January 9, 2008
11:45 PM

Post #4381419

I didn't record which variety this one was, but it's a Northern Lights - October 20
http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/fp.php?pid=4381382

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

January 10, 2008
12:37 AM

Post #4381621

Thanks Al. Is that yours?
McGlory
Southeast, NE
(Zone 5a)

January 10, 2008
12:42 AM

Post #4381640

Great article, Todd. Lots of info and pics to pine over. I'm Zone 5 so surely if you can grow them I can too. Now, where to start...
bigcityal
Menasha, WI
(Zone 5a)

January 10, 2008
1:26 AM

Post #4381839

That's mine. I added Tri Lites last year for a new one.
grampapa
Wheatfield, NY
(Zone 6a)

January 11, 2008
3:16 PM

Post #4387088

Todd, somehow I missed this. I'm glad I looked back thru and caught it. I've been looking at the Northern Lights series for a while because of the great colors. Nice to know they are hardy and grow well for others. Guess I should take the plunge.

thanks much for the great article
jan
Wvdaisy
Buffalo, WV
(Zone 7a)

January 11, 2008
6:07 PM

Post #4387878

Thanks, Todd!
JanLynn
(Jan) So Milw, WI
(Zone 5b)

May 6, 2008
9:32 PM

Post #4915647

THANK you Todd!!!
Oberon46
(Mary) Anchorage, AK
(Zone 4b)

June 26, 2010
5:17 AM

Post #7921534

I planted the Lemon Lights ( or could be Hi-Lights, lost the tag) about 2005 and have moved it probably four times. It stayed pretty small as a result until I planted in on a slightly sloping southern facing hillock. It went nuts and quickly grew to about 3+ feet and full of wonderfully fragrant yellow flowers. Anchorage generally never goes below -25, and lately has run more like +15 to -15. I also have two rhododendrons that also do very well. Last year I caged them and wrapped them in burlap because in the spring they would have shriveled brown leaves on much of the plant. I had heard that with the rhody they become dessicated over our fairly long winter. Sure enough come spring when I uncovered it, still surrounded by over a foot of snow, it looked as green and sharp as in mid summer. I also covered the azalea but the cage failed and collapsed slightly. Even then, the well protected parts seemed to to better. They survive without the cage but are much healthier and take off earlier with winter protection from sun and wind. I now have a pink, mandarin and yellow azalea. I ordered a white, waited two summers for buds and ended up with a pink. Thanks Bluestone!! NOT.
killdawabbit
Christiana, TN
(Zone 6b)

June 26, 2010
12:38 PM

Post #7922624

Thanks, Todd. Great article. This is one to save.
arating
Bucksport, ME
(Zone 5a)

June 28, 2010
5:40 AM

Post #7926866

I love these! Started with 2 and now have 8. I see that there are still more to get!

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killdawabbit
Christiana, TN
(Zone 6b)

June 28, 2010
8:33 AM

Post #7927343

arating those are beautiful! Especially the pink one. Do you know the names?
Todd_Boland
St. John's, NL
(Zone 5b)



July 1, 2010
6:07 PM

Post #7936505

I expect the pink one is rosy lights...the orange might be spicy lights.
killdawabbit
Christiana, TN
(Zone 6b)

July 1, 2010
7:30 PM

Post #7936689

Thanks, Todd. I gotta have that one. :-)

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