Texas Gardening forum: Rose of Sharon has leaves

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Name: Cameron Allen
Plano, TX (Zone 8a)
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TexasPlumeria87
Feb 12, 2013 12:59 PM CST
My Rose of Sharon plant has leaves on it. It was a small cutting that I rooted last year and I'm worried about more freezing weather. I've seen a few trees around town that have small leaves on them.

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Name: Sandi
Austin, Tx (Zone 8b)
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Bubbles
Feb 12, 2013 1:54 PM CST

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Looks great! Can you take it inside if weather gets to freezng?
Name: Cameron Allen
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TexasPlumeria87
Feb 12, 2013 2:50 PM CST
Thanks Sandi. Luckily its small enough to take indoors if there is freezing weather. I got the cutting from a friend, it gets triple purple blooms. I'm really shocked at its hardiness. It survived temperatures in the teens even though its in a small container. I also have a peach tree seedling that still has leaves on it.
Name: Sandi
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Bubbles
Feb 12, 2013 7:58 PM CST

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I find the Rose of Sharons are very hardy. It should be fine!
Name: Cameron Allen
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TexasPlumeria87
Feb 13, 2013 5:31 AM CST
This is the first time I've grown Rose of Sharon. I'll have to plant it once the weather warms up. Yesterday one of the passion flower seeds you sent me sprouted. I also planted a few Pride of Barbados seeds and all of them sprouted. I look forward to planting them in my garden.
Name: Sandi
Austin, Tx (Zone 8b)
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Bubbles
Feb 13, 2013 9:56 AM CST

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That's great! Glad they did so well for you. I haven't started any seeds yet. Too many other things going on.

I'd started taking plants out of the hoop house, and we woke up to the high 30s this morning. My mother would have said that I "was rushing the season!"
Name: Cameron Allen
Plano, TX (Zone 8a)
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TexasPlumeria87
Feb 13, 2013 10:08 AM CST
Its amazing so many plants and trees are waking up this early. A few days this week will have lows in the lower 30s here. I'm very guilty of rushing the season lol. I've been so antsy about planting my zinnias. I haven't checked on my banana plant in the shed yet. I hope it grows really tall this year. Last year it went from 2 feet to 5 feet.
Name: Sandi
Austin, Tx (Zone 8b)
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Bubbles
Feb 13, 2013 11:31 AM CST

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We've had a warm spell for quite a few days. It has fooled the plants into thinking it's spring already. I hold my breathe until Easter, at least. Then I know it's probably going to officially be spring (or close to it). Can't rush Mother Nature!
Name: Cameron Allen
Plano, TX (Zone 8a)
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TexasPlumeria87
Feb 13, 2013 3:08 PM CST
I have to keep reminding myself, its typical Texas weather lol. I went outside and my peach tree has lots of fat buds on it. Did you get a lot of rain yesterday?
Name: Sandi
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Bubbles
Feb 13, 2013 6:03 PM CST

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No,not much. It was chilly this morning, and stayed cool all day Kind of a surprise!
Name: Cameron Allen
Plano, TX (Zone 8a)
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TexasPlumeria87
Feb 13, 2013 7:16 PM CST
We had a little bit here yesterday and last weekend. I was so happy to finally see the sun, its been so dreary lately. I raked leaves to put in my flowerbeds. I'll need to mow soon. Sad

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