Northern Gardening forum: Power Gardening!

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Name: Deb
Buffalo, Minnesota (Zone 4b)
Region: Minnesota Birds Cactus and Succulents Hostas Hummingbirder
dmurray407
May 15, 2013 6:18 PM CST
What a gorgeous day here in MInnesota-and I was lucky enough to get a surprise day off! Started off by getting my 35 Caladiums planted under grow lights in the basement, Then I moved some "houseplants" (not technically houseplants, just things that need to spend the winter indoors) out to the deck. I planted some perennials that I bought last weekend, watered my entire yard then finished off (so I thought!) by planting some lily bulbs:
Miss Libby
Citronelle
Turk's Cap (generic)
Uchida
Ariadne
Karen North
Eros
Eurydice
Midsummer's Eve
Sarabande
Black Knight

About 3/4 of the bulbs were from The Lily Garden mail order and were really nice looking. I hadn't ordered from them before but will definitely order from them again.

Like I said, I thought that was enough, but my husband came home with 20 bags of wood chips for my front perennial garden..........

Now all that's left is trying to get my fingernails clean for work tomorrow :)

Hope you all got to spend a little quality time outside in the garden, too!!!

Deb
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
May 16, 2013 6:57 AM CST
Just reading your list made me tired!
You go girl!
Those lilies will be great---I had not heard of any of them.
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
Morning Glories Critters Allowed Birds Houseplants Butterflies Garden Photography
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mcash70
May 16, 2013 12:57 PM CST
I agree Blinking Thumbs up
Name: Christine
Southeastern MN (Zone 4a)
Charter ATP Member Heucheras I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Ideas: Level 2 I sent a postcard to Randy! Keeps Horses
Region: Minnesota Birds Raises cows Cat Lover Hostas Farmer
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Christine27360
May 24, 2013 2:19 PM CST
I agree Hurray!

I had my kids give me the best mom's day present -- all came outside with me and cleaned all the leaves and debris out of my gardens -- 3 hours later with the help of 3 teenagers and woooo whooo!! Bring on the sunshine now!
"Remember this: Whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and whoever sows generously will also reap generously."
2 Corinthians 9:6
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
Morning Glories Critters Allowed Birds Houseplants Butterflies Garden Photography
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mcash70
May 24, 2013 3:58 PM CST
Christine, that was an awesome present!! Thumbs up
Name: woofie
NE WA (Zone 5a)
Charter ATP Member Garden Procrastinator Greenhouse Dragonflies Plays in the sandbox I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
The WITWIT Badge I helped plan and beta test the plant database. Dog Lover Enjoys or suffers cold winters Container Gardener Seed Starter
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woofie
May 24, 2013 5:59 PM CST
Christine, can I adopt your kids for a weekend? Hilarious!
Confidence is that feeling you have right before you do something really stupid.
Name: Christine
Southeastern MN (Zone 4a)
Charter ATP Member Heucheras I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Ideas: Level 2 I sent a postcard to Randy! Keeps Horses
Region: Minnesota Birds Raises cows Cat Lover Hostas Farmer
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Christine27360
May 26, 2013 3:48 PM CST
woofie said:Christine, can I adopt your kids for a weekend? Hilarious!


Sure -- but the cost of gas to get them out there will be a killer!! Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing
"Remember this: Whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and whoever sows generously will also reap generously."
2 Corinthians 9:6
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
Morning Glories Critters Allowed Birds Houseplants Butterflies Garden Photography
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mcash70
May 26, 2013 3:58 PM CST
Christine27360 said:

Sure -- but the cost of gas to get them out there will be a killer!! Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing


Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing
Name: woofie
NE WA (Zone 5a)
Charter ATP Member Garden Procrastinator Greenhouse Dragonflies Plays in the sandbox I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
The WITWIT Badge I helped plan and beta test the plant database. Dog Lover Enjoys or suffers cold winters Container Gardener Seed Starter
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woofie
May 26, 2013 6:26 PM CST
That's ok. I'm willing to accept charity. Big Grin
Confidence is that feeling you have right before you do something really stupid.

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