Northern Gardening forum: February in Northern gardens?

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Name: Caroline Scott
Calgary (Zone 4a)
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CarolineScott
Feb 21, 2013 7:53 AM CST
How are all the Northern Gardeners doing in February 2013?
I am not getting much done yet.
Going to try, and do some WS over the weekend.
I was going to start up the fluorescent lights, but going away, so
not doing lights until end of March this year.
Name: Margaret
Near Kamloops, BC, Canada (Zone 3a)
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mcash70
Feb 21, 2013 10:19 AM CST
Nothing happening here Caroline, supposed to get snow flurries for the next 3 days. Have kept myself busy with my Amaryllis blooms. I posted photos on Cubits. http://cubits.org/bluegardens/thread/view/73569/ Also photos of winter in my garden. http://cubits.org/bluegardens/thread/view/73483/#new_post

I also plan on a thread for birds and another for animals. This was Sharon's idea because she liked my photos so much. Green Grin!

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Name: woofie
NE WA (Zone 5a)
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woofie
Feb 21, 2013 1:19 PM CST
I'm just now starting to get the GH going. I meant to start more seeds yesterday, but need to do a bit more clean up and sort out what plugs in where before I get too carried away! Sigh, it's snowing again, so I have to change shoes to go outdoors, and I just hate that!
Confidence is that feeling you have right before you do something really stupid.
Name: Susie
Leonard, Minnesota (Zone 3b)
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4susiesjoy
Feb 28, 2013 8:36 PM CST
I potted up little seedlings of snaps, petunias, penstemon, and pansys today and put them back under lights. Some of the cuttings I took last fall of coleus and geraniums had gotten to big so I took cuttings from them and threw the overgrown plants away. I'm already almost out of room and there's no veggies started yet. Hilarious! Hilarious!
Name: Caroline Scott
Calgary (Zone 4a)
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CarolineScott
Mar 1, 2013 8:36 AM CST
It sounds like you are all ready for spring!
Hurray! You go girl!
Name: Susie
Leonard, Minnesota (Zone 3b)
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4susiesjoy
Mar 1, 2013 10:53 AM CST
I can't hardly wait!! Big Grin Time slips away fast and Northern gardening is pretty intense. So much to do so little time! nodding nodding
Name: Margaret
Near Kamloops, BC, Canada (Zone 3a)
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mcash70
Mar 1, 2013 1:53 PM CST
4susiesjoy said:I can't hardly wait!! Big Grin Time slips away fast and Northern gardening is pretty intense. So much to do so little time! nodding nodding


I agree That is so true Sue!
Name: woofie
NE WA (Zone 5a)
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woofie
Mar 1, 2013 2:51 PM CST
Aaak! You guys are making me feel like a slacker! Sigh, I'm having trouble getting started. Blinking
Confidence is that feeling you have right before you do something really stupid.
Name: Caroline Scott
Calgary (Zone 4a)
Charter ATP Member Region: Canadian Bulbs Winter Sowing Enjoys or suffers cold winters Lilies
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CarolineScott
Mar 1, 2013 4:10 PM CST
But when can you put all of that outside?
You are zone 3b and we are 3a???
Name: Susie
Leonard, Minnesota (Zone 3b)
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4susiesjoy
Mar 1, 2013 9:26 PM CST
The Pansys and Penstemon can start hardening off in the middle of May. The Penstemon takes a long time until it blooms so I have to start them pretty early. I usually put anything that is even slightly hardy in my little trailor and pull it in and out of the garage according to the weather and how much space I have under lights. Whistling I usually get ahead of what I should when starting some things cause I'm ready to be gardening but the weather isn't! Big Grin
Name: Caroline Scott
Calgary (Zone 4a)
Charter ATP Member Region: Canadian Bulbs Winter Sowing Enjoys or suffers cold winters Lilies
Peonies Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Garden Ideas: Master Level
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CarolineScott
Mar 2, 2013 6:05 AM CST
So that is how! Hurray! Hurray! Hurray!

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