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ATP Podcast #78: Late Winter Gardening

By dave
February 13, 2015

We're half way through February and that means that we're approaching the finishing line in our race to get through winter, so in this episode we're going to talk about those mid to late winter chores you might want to get to. We'll also feature a fun new segment of the podcast, "plant this," where Dave and Trish will each share their thoughts on a specific plant.

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Name: Taqiyyah
Maryland (Zone 7a)
Container Gardener Winter Sowing Plant and/or Seed Trader Roses Salvias Seed Starter
Vegetable Grower Region: Mid-Atlantic
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lovesblooms
Feb 13, 2015 11:05 AM CST
@Trish, I got seeds of Gaillardia Red Plume in trade--I'd never heard of it before this season. If you haven't, you might want to search a picture. It's different than any Gaillardia I've ever seen. Hope to get pics this year!
Name: Dave Whitinger
Jacksonville, Texas (Zone 8b)
Charter ATP Member Region: Texas Master Gardener: Texas Permaculture Raises cows I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
Garden Ideas: Master Level Beekeeper Garden Sages Avid Green Pages Reviewer Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Plant Identifier
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dave
Feb 13, 2015 11:06 AM CST

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Sure looks beautiful!

Name: Taqiyyah
Maryland (Zone 7a)
Container Gardener Winter Sowing Plant and/or Seed Trader Roses Salvias Seed Starter
Vegetable Grower Region: Mid-Atlantic
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lovesblooms
Feb 13, 2015 11:08 AM CST
Yes, I got mine from Duane, as a matter of fact. Thanks, @duane456!
Name: Trish
Jacksonville, TX (Zone 8a)
I helped beta test the Garden Planting Calendar Charter ATP Member Region: Texas Roses Herbs Vegetable Grower
Composter Canning and food preservation Hosted a Not-A-Raffle-Raffle Organic Gardener Forum moderator Hummingbirder
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Trish
Feb 13, 2015 11:08 AM CST

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Oh, that is stunning! I look forward to seeing pics in your garden!!
NGA COO, Wife, Mom, and caretaker of 90 acres and all that dwell there.
Name: Elaine
South Sarasota, Florida (Zone 9b)
The one constant in life is change
Cat Lover Master Gardener: Florida Tropicals Multi-Region Gardener Vegetable Grower Region: Florida
Herbs Orchids Birds Garden Ideas: Level 2 Garden Sages Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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dyzzypyxxy
Feb 13, 2015 11:46 AM CST
This podcast was a fun 'ramble' guys! Thanks. Wanted to mention I have a new Gaillardia started from seed that's not in the database, Punch Bowl Hybrid. Will put in when it blooms, the seedlings are about an inch high right now.

The seed packet came as a 'freebie' from Burpee with an order, and the packet description says it is a color combo rather unusual in Gaillardias - "lavender pink with creamy white edges". The picture on their site shows more of what I'd call rosy red and pale yellow, but still softer shades than the bright red/yellow most of them are.
http://www.burpee.com/flowers/gaillardia/gaillardia-punch-bo...
Elaine

"Success is stumbling from failure to failure with no loss of enthusiasm." –Winston Churchill
Name: Trish
Jacksonville, TX (Zone 8a)
I helped beta test the Garden Planting Calendar Charter ATP Member Region: Texas Roses Herbs Vegetable Grower
Composter Canning and food preservation Hosted a Not-A-Raffle-Raffle Organic Gardener Forum moderator Hummingbirder
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Trish
Feb 13, 2015 12:30 PM CST

Garden.org Admin

That's fun, Elaine! I can't wait to see how they turn out for you!!
NGA COO, Wife, Mom, and caretaker of 90 acres and all that dwell there.
Name: Suzanne/Sue
Sebastopol, CA (Zone 9a)
Sunset Zone 15
Region: California Plant Database Moderator Roses Irises Clematis Garden Photography
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Calif_Sue
Feb 14, 2015 12:11 PM CST

Plants Admin

@dyzzypyxxy, I created an entry for the database, you can add it to your inventory and then share photos when they bloom!

Gaillardia 'Punch Bowl'
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Name: Elaine
South Sarasota, Florida (Zone 9b)
The one constant in life is change
Cat Lover Master Gardener: Florida Tropicals Multi-Region Gardener Vegetable Grower Region: Florida
Herbs Orchids Birds Garden Ideas: Level 2 Garden Sages Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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dyzzypyxxy
Feb 14, 2015 1:43 PM CST
Wonderful, thanks Sue.
Elaine

"Success is stumbling from failure to failure with no loss of enthusiasm." –Winston Churchill
Name: Reid
North Branch, MN (Zone 4b)
Garden Ideas: Master Level Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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Anderwood
Feb 15, 2015 3:10 PM CST
I too absolutely LOVE Gallardias! They are so easy and self seed. I did some winter sowing and haven't had to plant since.

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