Cottage Gardening forum: Cottage Garden Chatters: #2

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Name: Neal Linville
Winchester, KY (Zone 6a)
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gemini_sage
Nov 11, 2010 4:26 PM CST
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I don't have any fall pics, but this Dahlia is kinda autumnal tones Smiling The gardens have looked rather sad throughout this extremely dry autumn, well...they actually look downright shitty, LOL. Looking forward to spring already!
"...and don't think the garden loses its ecstasy in winter. It's quiet, but the roots are down there riotous." Rumi
Name: Terese
Central Florida, zone9b (Zone 9b)
Wisconsin Dells Area, zone4
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Butterflies Cat Lover Bee Lover
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tcs1366
Nov 11, 2010 4:29 PM CST
I too am looking forward to Spring. It's always an exciting time of the year... and busy doing garden clean up and getting ready for planting.

Psst - may want to add the link to the old thread. Whistling
Terese --Leesburg, FL & Lake Delton, Wi

Name: Neal Linville
Winchester, KY (Zone 6a)
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Bulbs Cottage Gardener Roses Irises
Garden Ideas: Level 2 Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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gemini_sage
Nov 11, 2010 4:53 PM CST
I thought I had put the link, then realized I was doing that while you were making this post- great minds, lol.
"...and don't think the garden loses its ecstasy in winter. It's quiet, but the roots are down there riotous." Rumi
Name: Lucy
Hamilton, MA (Zone 6b)
irises
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irisarian
Nov 11, 2010 4:58 PM CST
Yes but I may not be able to plant anything here. I did buy a dozen tulipa violacca today. bulbs are the size of crocus bulbs.
Name: Terese
Central Florida, zone9b (Zone 9b)
Wisconsin Dells Area, zone4
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Butterflies Cat Lover Bee Lover
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tcs1366
Nov 11, 2010 5:03 PM CST
I didnt notice the times stamp until now... guess I didnt give ya enough time. Sticking tongue out
Terese --Leesburg, FL & Lake Delton, Wi

Name: Neal Linville
Winchester, KY (Zone 6a)
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Bulbs Cottage Gardener Roses Irises
Garden Ideas: Level 2 Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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gemini_sage
Nov 11, 2010 5:12 PM CST
Lucy, that's normal for species tulip bulbs to be that size- they're still blooming sized. That's one of the things I love about the species, they're so much easier to plant!
"...and don't think the garden loses its ecstasy in winter. It's quiet, but the roots are down there riotous." Rumi
Name: Lucy
Hamilton, MA (Zone 6b)
irises
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irisarian
Nov 11, 2010 11:04 PM CST
I didn't expect anything going to be 4" to be very big. I have never had these before, so they will be a bit of fun. Pictured as red.
Name: Kathleen Tenpas
Wickwire Corners NY (Zone 5a)
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Kathleen
Nov 12, 2010 9:34 AM CST
I love the little species tulips (hi, everybody, I've been lurking, but busy busy busy). I've been planting them for several years and while some don't last very long, some last forever and put out lovely bunches of new plants. I've always had trouble keeping T. sylvestris. I think we're maybe on the edge of their hardiness zones, but T. orphanidea flava has more than double the number of plants

Name: Jo Ann Gentle
Pittsford NY (Zone 6a)
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ge1836
Dec 4, 2010 7:37 AM CST
No more blooms here.
Deer ate the tops of hydrangeas.
Some winter collages
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Name: Terese
Central Florida, zone9b (Zone 9b)
Wisconsin Dells Area, zone4
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Butterflies Cat Lover Bee Lover
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tcs1366
Dec 4, 2010 8:25 AM CST
Oh, yikes on the deer munching your plants. I havent seen any this year. Though where we are at, suburbia - we usually dont get many. Last year we had a Doe and Bambi. fun to watch - and she really only nibbled on my NE asters, which was fine, because it kept them shorter.

We are currently having our first snow fall... probably 1.5" on the ground so far... maybe 1" more coming. Buddy is happy.. .he keeps going in and out.
Terese --Leesburg, FL & Lake Delton, Wi

Name: Bev
Garner, NC 7b
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tggfisk
Dec 4, 2010 8:30 AM CST
Nice pics on the heuchera, Neal:)

We have only just begun to get cold weather this week. I had zinnias and marigolds still blooming last week! I could completely bypass the snow this year. We had plenty last year.
Name: Terese
Central Florida, zone9b (Zone 9b)
Wisconsin Dells Area, zone4
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Butterflies Cat Lover Bee Lover
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tcs1366
Dec 4, 2010 8:42 AM CST
It's funny..... as Dh was sitting in his chair watching the weather... he said, "Are you ready to go to Florida?"

we went last year for 3 weeks. Will have to see what this winter brings us. We have plenty of friends who say "come on down".
Terese --Leesburg, FL & Lake Delton, Wi

Name: Neal Linville
Winchester, KY (Zone 6a)
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Bulbs Cottage Gardener Roses Irises
Garden Ideas: Level 2 Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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gemini_sage
Dec 6, 2010 8:38 AM CST
Thanks Bev, but those are Jo Anne's pics, LOL. I do love the way Heuchera look with frost on them- at least there's something pretty to look at in winter!
"...and don't think the garden loses its ecstasy in winter. It's quiet, but the roots are down there riotous." Rumi
Name: Kathleen Tenpas
Wickwire Corners NY (Zone 5a)
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! The WITWIT Badge Raises cows Region: New York Farmer
Garden Ideas: Level 1
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Kathleen
Dec 6, 2010 9:18 AM CST
I imagine Jo Anne's heuchera are like mine, buried under snow. We had 2 1/2 feet overnight and it just keeps coming. No school today. I can't even see the covers I put over my tiny trees. My gardens are very tucked in for the winter.

Name: Jo Ann Gentle
Pittsford NY (Zone 6a)
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Cat Lover Heucheras Hellebores Container Gardener
Birds Region: New York Irises Garden Ideas: Master Level Avid Green Pages Reviewer Lilies
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ge1836
Dec 6, 2010 9:24 AM CST
Ahhhhmen here. Snow here and 20 mph wind. It ia a snow day
I am doing small paintings of cats. I give them to the woman who runs my vets office.She and some friends have a cat rescue and raise money for their work by giving a summer event with an auction.
I will be below ground until I have at least six.
There is a party here tonight.Hope people dont stay away. DD has knocked herself out cooking her fav. Butternut squash,mushroom lasagna.
Name: Lucy
Hamilton, MA (Zone 6b)
irises
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irisarian
Dec 6, 2010 10:41 AM CST
We are escaping the snow this time, but it is cold with the wind.
Name: Bev
Garner, NC 7b
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Region: North Carolina Irises Dog Lover Hostas
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tggfisk
Dec 9, 2010 6:06 AM CST
Oh, then...nice pics, Jo Ann:))

We had a snow event on Saturday. Never stayed on the roadways, but it was mighty pretty coming down while dd and I shopped and had lunch. It is extremely cold here as we are getting punched by that system that looks to be all over the east coast. Highs in the low 30's yesterday. 20 outside right now...brrrr! Must go warm the car!!
Name: Jo Ann Gentle
Pittsford NY (Zone 6a)
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Cat Lover Heucheras Hellebores Container Gardener
Birds Region: New York Irises Garden Ideas: Master Level Avid Green Pages Reviewer Lilies
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ge1836
Dec 9, 2010 6:36 AM CST
Its the record for lowes this AM
7* and over 24 inches of snow since Monday.
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Name: Terese
Central Florida, zone9b (Zone 9b)
Wisconsin Dells Area, zone4
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Butterflies Cat Lover Bee Lover
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tcs1366
Dec 9, 2010 3:33 PM CST
Ooooo Ouch.
Terese --Leesburg, FL & Lake Delton, Wi

Name: Bev
Garner, NC 7b
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Region: North Carolina Irises Dog Lover Hostas
Bulbs
tggfisk
Dec 9, 2010 9:38 PM CST
Purdy to look at, but really glad it's not us!

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