Northern Gardening forum: And now it is December

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Name: Caroline Scott
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CarolineScott
Nov 30, 2012 6:49 AM CST
The garden is frozen here.
I am still potting up pelargoniums which are hoarded for the winter.
And seeding a few wildflowers onto the snow----mostly larkspur.

Name: Margaret
Near Kamloops, BC, Canada (Zone 3a)
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mcash70
Nov 30, 2012 10:33 AM CST
Everything is frozen here too Caroline. Great idea seeding the wildflowers onto the snow, I love larkspur, I guess you could also do columbine that way.

I am growing several Amaryllis to brighten the winter months, they will bloom at different times.
Name: Caroline Scott
Calgary (Zone 4a)
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CarolineScott
Dec 3, 2012 11:59 AM CST
I have done columbine seeds also----under the trees and other shade spots in the yard.
Amaryllis has just been potted up---- several kinds.
Minerva, Appleblossom, Matterhorn, Hercules,and Popov.
They do brighten the winter months.
Name: Margaret
Near Kamloops, BC, Canada (Zone 3a)
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mcash70
Dec 3, 2012 1:10 PM CST
I bought my first Amaryllis after Christmas last year when they went on sale at our local drugstore, they were potted and ready to bloom, first one was Red Lion, well that was so pretty I wanted another one, so I got a beautiful hybrid white, after blooming I let them grow as houseplants until September, then I let them go dormant. This fall I bought bulbs and potted them up myself, I have Red Pearl, Papillio, it's buds will open soon, and Apple Blossom. I think I'm hooked on them. Hilarious! You have some nice ones.
Name: Caroline Scott
Calgary (Zone 4a)
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CarolineScott
Dec 4, 2012 7:14 AM CST
Every plant opens up a new possible addiction! Smiling Rolling my eyes.
Name: Margaret
Near Kamloops, BC, Canada (Zone 3a)
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mcash70
Dec 4, 2012 10:01 AM CST
That's the truth for sure. Hilarious!
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sassafrass
Dec 5, 2012 2:28 PM CST
I've never grown amaryllis until this year... and actually hadn't potted them up or anything (I forgot about them-I admit it) I was looking in the seed cabinet for some things and saw a white rope looking thing and about had a fit... I thought it was a snake, until I saw the bloom. Whistling it sure was a pretty thing... and determined to bloom Hurray!

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Name: Margaret
Near Kamloops, BC, Canada (Zone 3a)
Region: Canadian Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge) Tip Photographer Garden Ideas: Master Level I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Charter ATP Member
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mcash70
Dec 5, 2012 2:57 PM CST
Rolling on the floor laughing Sass I sure hope you got those poor things potted up. Hilarious!

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