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Name: David Laderoute
Zone 5B/6 - NW MO (Zone 5b)
Ignoring Zones altogether
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DavidLMO
Nov 28, 2015 9:19 PM CST
Roots, tubers, rhizomes, et cetera -- sheesh. Anyway, I finally put em all (my summer "bulbs") to bed today. Sprinkled with powdered sulphur and nestled in my packing material (a mixture of perlite, shredded paper, vermiculaite and packing peanuts) in paper bags then in cardboard boxes. I finally got all of these packed up and stored til May. [I do check them once or twice over winter for rot and shriveling.]

Tuberose
4 O' clocks (gives me a month or so leg up over planting seeds)
Cannas (ones I dig - I leave about half in the ground)
Gladiolas
Peruvian Daffodils (my favorite Summer "bulb")
Sweet potato
Turmeric (will repot in December of January)
Nerine Bowdeni
Cala Lily
Crocosmia
Peacock Orchids
Dahlia
Mixture of 4 or 5 Misc Underground Storage Organs not listed above

Hoping I don't lose much over Winter. Last year all my Caladiums bit the dust. Grumbling

I wish I could pot up sooner for an earlier start, but I just do not have space. Pot and put out after danger of frost - usually Mother's Day.
Seeking Feng Shui with my plants since 1976
Pennsylvania (Zone 6b)
Garden Ideas: Level 1
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Cinta
Nov 30, 2015 2:00 PM CST
David when you get older you will have room. Hilarious! I do not grow seeds and cut back on some of the trees I was bring in especially all the Brugmansias. Lots of room for pots. I have all of what you bring in except two or three but all mine stay in the pots. No digging and packing.

Some I will have to divide in the Spring because they really multiplied this summer. Especially the Tuberose they have been in the pot for 4 yrs. I have to keep those growing over the winter or I found I do not get flowers until almost winter. Now I get flowers in August, one year it was July until Sept they flowered.
Name: David Laderoute
Zone 5B/6 - NW MO (Zone 5b)
Ignoring Zones altogether
Seed Starter Avid Green Pages Reviewer Garden Ideas: Level 1
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DavidLMO
Nov 30, 2015 3:18 PM CST
Yeah my Tuberose went crazy too. In terms of reproduction, but I only had 2 blooms. :-(

FWIW - I have 3 Brugmansia blooming or near bloom in my basement grow area under lights.

When I get older? I am older. And there is NO freaking room for any more pots in my house. None. nodding
Seeking Feng Shui with my plants since 1976
Pennsylvania (Zone 6b)
Garden Ideas: Level 1
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Cinta
Nov 30, 2015 4:55 PM CST
Okay maybe I meant older at trying to grow everything. Hilarious!

I had 15 Brugs, two Plumeria, 20 EE's, and, and, and.......I just looked out there that Fall and said "Well Old Man winter is going to have fun"

The Brugs and a couple of the EE's were the only regret I had. The Brugs I had concentrated on getting beautiful variegated, special color and fragrant blooms etc. The EE's I had picked up during my Business/Vacation travel to tropical islands those I know I will never find again.
Name: David Laderoute
Zone 5B/6 - NW MO (Zone 5b)
Ignoring Zones altogether
Seed Starter Avid Green Pages Reviewer Garden Ideas: Level 1
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DavidLMO
Nov 30, 2015 9:02 PM CST
Crying Crying Crying
Seeking Feng Shui with my plants since 1976

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