: January Contest Entries

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Name: Larry Rettig
South Amana, IA (Zone 5a)
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LarryR
Jan 26, 2013 8:12 PM CST
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Please post your answer in this thread. Be sure to give the name of the genus, the species, and the common name.

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Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
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valleylynn
Jan 26, 2013 10:19 PM CST
That is so beautiful Larry.
Name: Larry Rettig
South Amana, IA (Zone 5a)
Charter ATP Member Tip Photographer I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Cottage Gardener Lover of wildlife (Raccoon badge) Composter
Foliage Fan Garden Photography Houseplants Hybridizer Organic Gardener Cat Lover
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LarryR
Jan 27, 2013 11:28 AM CST
We have a winner! Actually two: Sharon and Lynn. Congratulations!

This will be the last article in the What's Blooming series. Thank you to all for your interest and congratulations once more to all the winners!
Gardener was the label imprinted on me when the souls were handed out and so be it. --Margaret Roach (Thank you, Sharon!) Notes from the Garden: Articles of interest on all aspects of gardening
Cottage-in-the-Meadow Gardens: Come on in and take the tour! Check out the photos!
Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
Charter ATP Member Garden Sages I helped plan and beta test the plant database. I helped beta test the Garden Planting Calendar I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Plant Database Moderator
Forum moderator I helped beta test the first seed swap Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Plant and/or Seed Trader Garden Ideas: Master Level Sempervivums
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valleylynn
Jan 27, 2013 5:48 PM CST
Larry I have fallen in love with the photo of Eranthis hyemalis, a new plant to me. Do you have a link for a source of this plant? I would love to get some and put in my woodland.
Name: Larry Rettig
South Amana, IA (Zone 5a)
Charter ATP Member Tip Photographer I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Cottage Gardener Lover of wildlife (Raccoon badge) Composter
Foliage Fan Garden Photography Houseplants Hybridizer Organic Gardener Cat Lover
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LarryR
Jan 28, 2013 12:45 AM CST
Winter aconite is a fall-planted bulb. Some sources say it's hardy to zone 7, others to zone 9. I'd say go ahead and give it a shot. I originally got my eranthis from Brent and Becky's Bulbs (https://store.brentandbeckysbulbs.com/spring/productview/ind...). Their fall catalog won't be out until later in the year.

Colorblends, a very reliable mail order wholesale nursery, usually has them for sale as well (http://www.colorblends.com/Aconite) but, as with Brent and Becky's, their fall catalog will appear later in the year.

If you decide to go ahead and plant some this fall, please let me know how they do for you.
Gardener was the label imprinted on me when the souls were handed out and so be it. --Margaret Roach (Thank you, Sharon!) Notes from the Garden: Articles of interest on all aspects of gardening
Cottage-in-the-Meadow Gardens: Come on in and take the tour! Check out the photos!
Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
Charter ATP Member Garden Sages I helped plan and beta test the plant database. I helped beta test the Garden Planting Calendar I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Plant Database Moderator
Forum moderator I helped beta test the first seed swap Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Plant and/or Seed Trader Garden Ideas: Master Level Sempervivums
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valleylynn
Jan 28, 2013 10:16 AM CST
Did yours survive your winter?
Name: Evan
Pioneer Valley south, MA, USA (Zone 6a)
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eclayne
Jan 28, 2013 3:50 PM CST

Plants Admin

We'll certainly miss this fantastic series Larry! I always enjoy how you expand horizons.
Evan
Name: Larry Rettig
South Amana, IA (Zone 5a)
Charter ATP Member Tip Photographer I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Cottage Gardener Lover of wildlife (Raccoon badge) Composter
Foliage Fan Garden Photography Houseplants Hybridizer Organic Gardener Cat Lover
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LarryR
Jan 31, 2013 1:07 PM CST
Lynn, yes they do winter over in our gardens. They seem to like a fairly dry site.

Evan, thanks for the compliment. I tip my hat to you. I'll continue to write articles now and then, and I'll keep trying to expand horizons. At the moment I'm working on three books, so I've got a lot on my plate. Aside from that, I just turned 72 today. When you're my age and still have your health, it's a real blessing. It causes me to pause occasionally and ask myself what it is that I haven't done yet and would still like to do. Today's answer is to engage in more art projects--that and to finally do those remodeling projects that I've been putting off for several years now. Smiling
Gardener was the label imprinted on me when the souls were handed out and so be it. --Margaret Roach (Thank you, Sharon!) Notes from the Garden: Articles of interest on all aspects of gardening
Cottage-in-the-Meadow Gardens: Come on in and take the tour! Check out the photos!
Name: Sharon
Calvert City, KY (Zone 7a)
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Sharon
Jan 31, 2013 1:08 PM CST
Happy Birthday again, Larry!!
Just keep right on celebrating!
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Name: Larry Rettig
South Amana, IA (Zone 5a)
Charter ATP Member Tip Photographer I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Cottage Gardener Lover of wildlife (Raccoon badge) Composter
Foliage Fan Garden Photography Houseplants Hybridizer Organic Gardener Cat Lover
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LarryR
Feb 1, 2013 12:49 AM CST
Thanks, Sharon, will do!
Gardener was the label imprinted on me when the souls were handed out and so be it. --Margaret Roach (Thank you, Sharon!) Notes from the Garden: Articles of interest on all aspects of gardening
Cottage-in-the-Meadow Gardens: Come on in and take the tour! Check out the photos!

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