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Name: Caroline Scott
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CarolineScott
Oct 3, 2012 5:29 AM CST
The snow word belongs in October!
It seems to have by passed the city, but it is close by.
I am still planting bulbs, and I just bought some more junipers.
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sassafrass
Oct 3, 2012 6:01 AM CST
I'm with ya just need a couple good days to plant some more bulbs.
Name: Caroline Scott
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CarolineScott
Oct 3, 2012 9:53 AM CST
Now late morning---everything is coated---rooftops and cars.
Not the ground or roadways---they still must be too warm.
Name: woofie
NE WA (Zone 5a)
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woofie
Oct 3, 2012 12:22 PM CST
Oh! Tulips! Gotta get tulips! Hmmm, maybe I can get DH to pick some up in town tomorrow....
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sassafrass
Oct 3, 2012 12:27 PM CST
Caroliine.. how much snow have you gotten today? Did it stick around or melt?
Name: Caroline Scott
Calgary (Zone 4a)
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CarolineScott
Oct 4, 2012 8:51 AM CST
It was just a dusting of snow yesterday.
This morning there is definitely frost!
I still have dahlias,cannas etc. to bring in.
I bring things into garage first and spray for bugs--then bring into house.
Dahlias and cannas are saved as roots only.
Name: Margaret
Near Kamloops, BC, Canada (Zone 3a)
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mcash70
Oct 4, 2012 8:55 PM CST
It was -6 here this morning, everything was frozen. Harvested my daylily pods this afternoon, hope I get a few seeds.
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sassafrass
Oct 4, 2012 9:15 PM CST
brrr.. I've had a constant chill most of the day, but we haven't hit no where near that yet (thank goodness) Stay warm Margaret.
Name: Margaret
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mcash70
Oct 4, 2012 9:44 PM CST
Sass that was -6C about 25F, forgot to convert!! Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing
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sassafrass
Oct 5, 2012 8:14 AM CST
Thumbs up gotchya! Still a bit chilly, it was 27 @ 7 this morning. Big Grin Glad you cleared that up, I was thinking my goodness that has dipped down awful quick! Smiling
Name: woofie
NE WA (Zone 5a)
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woofie
Oct 5, 2012 8:38 AM CST
26 here this am. Lots of dead stuff to clean up. Thumbs down Probably should go dig up the dahlias and glads. Can't believe we still have bugs flying around! Lots of yellow jackets and hornets and wasps make it hard to work outside.
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Name: Shannon
Burkeville,Va (Zone 7a)
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Shannon
Oct 5, 2012 8:41 AM CST
Woofie..How do you store your glads ? I have a few that I want to take with me to RI.. I dont
have to pull up in Va so I've never did it. But, I have some Awsome ones from Mikes' Co-Op
I dont want to leave behind :)
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Name: woofie
NE WA (Zone 5a)
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woofie
Oct 5, 2012 8:47 AM CST
Wrong person to ask! This is the first year I've grown glads, so I'm hoping someone knowledgeable will chime in here! And I need to research storing dahlias, too. I generally just grow them from seed each year, but I have a couple of gorgeous ones from Mike's Co-op that I want to rescue.
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Name: Shannon
Burkeville,Va (Zone 7a)
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Shannon
Oct 5, 2012 8:49 AM CST
LOL OK I'll will wait with you Whistling
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Name: Margaret
Near Kamloops, BC, Canada (Zone 3a)
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mcash70
Oct 5, 2012 9:06 AM CST
23 here this morning, nice and sunny so it should warm up by noon. I had a few daylilies that had put up scapes late so of course they got frozen before they had a chance to open. Sad
Name: woofie
NE WA (Zone 5a)
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woofie
Oct 5, 2012 10:59 AM CST
And speaking of daylilies, am I supposed to cut back the foliage on them? I know next to nothing about the care and feeding of daylilies. *Blush*
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Name: Margaret
Near Kamloops, BC, Canada (Zone 3a)
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mcash70
Oct 5, 2012 11:16 AM CST
Woofie, some people cut it down, but I leave it, I think it helps insulated them from the cold, a natural mulch, I do the cleanup in the spring. You can cut the old scapes down now.
Name: Caroline Scott
Calgary (Zone 4a)
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CarolineScott
Oct 6, 2012 6:36 AM CST
I am bringing in canna, dahlia and acidanthera roots. They will dry in large paper bags and then I'll store them in boxes
of vermiculite and/or peat. I think that you need to inspect them, and check for molds and keep them from drying too much.
Name: woofie
NE WA (Zone 5a)
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woofie
Oct 6, 2012 8:41 AM CST
I thought I read somewhere something about giving dahlia tubers a rinse in bleach solution to kill off any mold. Anyone know anything about that?
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Name: Margaret
Near Kamloops, BC, Canada (Zone 3a)
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mcash70
Oct 6, 2012 8:51 AM CST
When I grew tuberous begonias I dusted them with a fungicide to prevent mold and mildew before storing.

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