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Name: Duane
Gresham OR (Zone 8a)
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duane456
Feb 15, 2016 3:02 PM CST
These are already up. Planted in Jan.
The first 2 and last one are Delphinium Pacific Giants
3rd and 4th pics are Penstemon Rondo


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Name: Sherry
Northern California
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wcgypsy
Feb 15, 2016 3:13 PM CST
Whoa! Jealous here.....I've just finished sowing another bin full of seeded cups....seeds that I got from you and some grasses from Hayefield. Persian Blue Papaver from DomeHomeDee are surfacing....I'm out of clear storage bins, but eyeing a few of the husband's in the garage...doing some heavy hinting, he's ignoring me....I'm poretty sure those were mine to begin with....LOL...
I could be wrong...
and.....
"maybe I should have kept my mouth shut....."
Name: Caroline Scott
Calgary (Zone 4a)
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CarolineScott
Feb 15, 2016 8:39 PM CST
Nice healthy sprouts and great germination!
Name: Allison
NJ (Zone 6a)
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Onewish1
Feb 16, 2016 3:51 AM CST

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Love the chia pets
Name: Ronnie
Southeastern PA (Zone 6b)
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luvsgrtdanes
Feb 16, 2016 8:00 PM CST
They look great Duane Thumbs up
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Name: Linda
Carmel, IN (Zone 5a)
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mom2goldens
Feb 17, 2016 6:49 AM CST

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Wow! What nice looking seedlings, Duane.
Name: Karen
Cincinnati, Oh (Zone 6a)
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kqcrna
Feb 20, 2016 5:58 PM CST

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I've been envious of Duane's delphiniums since our GardenWeb days. Probably 10 years ago!!

Karen
Name: Duane
Gresham OR (Zone 8a)
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duane456
Feb 20, 2016 6:37 PM CST
Thanks Karen,
I feel old now Hilarious!
Name: Allison
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Onewish1
Feb 21, 2016 4:40 AM CST

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Group hug LOL happens to us all
Name: Karen
Cincinnati, Oh (Zone 6a)
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kqcrna
Feb 21, 2016 6:35 AM CST

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Seriously, I remember you posting pictures of the most beautiful delphs, planted in front of a wooden fence...

Karen
Name: Duane
Gresham OR (Zone 8a)
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duane456
Feb 21, 2016 8:50 AM CST
Those Delphiniums are still in the same place. Here's a more recent pic. Sorry I lost the original pic.-
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Here's a few more in front of my house----


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Name: Karen
Cincinnati, Oh (Zone 6a)
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kqcrna
Feb 21, 2016 9:06 AM CST

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Yes! I remembered so well because I have always been envious of them!

I tried to wintersow some after seeing your delphs, but they never did well. They not only failed to thrive, they were knocked over in our midwest winds. I gave up on them.

Karen
Name: Duane
Gresham OR (Zone 8a)
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duane456
Feb 21, 2016 9:11 AM CST
Karen, the winds will knock mine over, too. I tie them up against the fence. Would you like to try some of my seeds?
Name: Karen
Cincinnati, Oh (Zone 6a)
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kqcrna
Feb 21, 2016 11:30 AM CST

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Not now, Duane, but thanks so much for the offer. I fear I wouldn't get to it.

For the first time in many years, I haven't started any seeds yet this year, and I have no indoor plants. Normally I start coleus cuttings from my plants in fall, keep them inside under lights all winter, and have giant beauties by the time spring arrives. But I've become so discouraged in recent years by the deer and rabbits destroying everything, that I'm rethinking the time, energy, and money that I put into my yard. Also, my husband retired this year, and we just returned from 5 weeks in Florida. Since we had planned that well in advance, I knew I'd have to alter my usual seed and plant routines. Still in that process, trying to recover from the vacation!

Karen

Name: Jennifer
48036 MI (Zone 6b)
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jvdubb
Feb 21, 2016 12:48 PM CST
Karen, come visit me in May. You KNOW I will have grown way too much! You can help me by taking it off my hands. Even if deer or weather destroy them all you've lost is your gas and time visiting Big Grin
Name: Karen
Cincinnati, Oh (Zone 6a)
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kqcrna
Feb 21, 2016 1:10 PM CST

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Honestly, it's discouraging. For the past several years I've used mostly coleus in my front flower bed, and it always looked beautiful. But for the past 2 years, some small critter (rabbits, most likely) chomp them off at ground level. They don't even eat them, they just leave the stems there to wilt and die. At any time of day or night, any season of the year, I can walk out my door and see a rabbit.

The deer population has exploded, too. After growing lilies for decades, I gave up because I never saw a bloom anymore. The deer got every one. I gave all my lilies away. I've had phlox David for about 5 years. I've only seen it bloom once, and something ate it within a day or two...

I've tried every repellent- spray, granular, and systemic, and usually in combination. Nothing seems to have any effect.

Karen


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Name: Jennifer
48036 MI (Zone 6b)
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jvdubb
Feb 21, 2016 4:42 PM CST
That is discouraging
Name: Linda
Carmel, IN (Zone 5a)
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mom2goldens
Feb 21, 2016 10:15 PM CST

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I love delphs....they are one of my favorite flowers. Unfortunately, they are one of the rabbits favorite flowers also. I have given up after trying for several years..it's just too depressing to see the plants chewed down to the ground. Sighing!
Name: Jim D
East Central Indiana (Zone 5b)
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jimard8
Feb 22, 2016 7:34 AM CST
Here is a Delphinium uncovered in wintersow outdoors saying , Hi There, tiny yet Red with white eye.
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In the Butterfly garden if a plant is not chewed up I feel like a failure
Name: Caroline Scott
Calgary (Zone 4a)
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CarolineScott
Feb 22, 2016 10:18 AM CST
Linda, you could grow them in containers.
The older varieties will go through our winters in a container.

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