Cottage Gardening forum: Fall/ winter plants

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Name: Sheryl
Hot, hot, hot, Feenix, AZ (Zone 9b)
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sheryl
Oct 28, 2011 8:56 AM CST
I've been trying to extend my seasons as far as possible. I started with a red twig dogwood - looks great in the winter, thankfully, 'cause it sure looks awful during the summer.

Now I have some Hellebores (yay!) that I have to get into the ground.

I want to find a Camelia that is hardy in this area, but that might be tough.

Anyone else investing in cold weather plants?
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Name: Lucy
Hamilton, MA (Zone 6b)
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irisarian
Oct 28, 2011 1:51 PM CST
Not here. After all nothing likes to grow in frozen ground.
Name: Sheryl
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sheryl
Oct 28, 2011 6:10 PM CST
Huh... I think you're in the same zone I am, Lucy....?
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Name: Lucy
Hamilton, MA (Zone 6b)
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irisarian
Oct 28, 2011 10:20 PM CST
6a But much further north so when things freeze they are apt to alternate freezing & thawing, but the ground isn't workable.
Name: Karen
Cincinnati, Oh (Zone 6a)
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kqcrna
Oct 29, 2011 4:58 AM CST
It's much the same here. By this time of year, the weather is cold and the days are short. Nothing much is left in my yard. Perennials were all going dormant and have been cut back. Annuals have been yanked. I've declared this garden season over. After all, current temp is 28°.

Not like living in the south. We can only extend garden season so far. Then Mother Nature zaps all.

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Name: Carole
Clarksville, TN (Zone 6b)
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SongofJoy
Oct 29, 2011 6:10 AM CST
OK, don't tell me they had the Hellebores co-op and I missed it???

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Name: Sheryl
Hot, hot, hot, Feenix, AZ (Zone 9b)
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sheryl
Oct 29, 2011 6:48 AM CST
No, that one cancelled, but I think Mamajack has some - I'll ask her.
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Name: Sheryl
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sheryl
Oct 29, 2011 1:37 PM CST
This is what she has:
pink frost
winter thrillers
ivory prince (Walhelvor)
green gambler
spring party
there are others..........?

I think all the pics/ descriptions are here:
http://www.perennialresource.com/search/?searchterm=hellebor...
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Name: Carole
Clarksville, TN (Zone 6b)
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SongofJoy
Oct 29, 2011 1:42 PM CST
I'd better go over there and check out her co-ops too. I forget to check from time to time. Thanks. Big Grin Did you get all of those?
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Name: Jo Ann Gentle
Pittsford NY (Zone 6a)
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ge1836
Oct 29, 2011 3:22 PM CST
I had Red Stick at the old house. It can get crazy and spread.
Name: Sheryl
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sheryl
Oct 29, 2011 8:53 PM CST
Red Stick.... I'll have to check that one out.

I got those except for Green Gambler, but I had one other, Pink Parasols, that she didn't list this time.

I c-mailed her for that list, I'm not sure if they're even listed on a co-op...? Maybe under Walters.
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SongofJoy
Oct 30, 2011 4:03 AM CST
I tip my hat to you.
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Name: Michele Roth
N.E. Indiana - Zone 5b
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chelle
Oct 30, 2011 6:23 AM CST

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sheryl said:I've been trying to extend my seasons as far as possible.

Anyone else investing in cold weather plants?


I've added more evergreen shrubs and some late-winter, earliest spring blooming shrubs; spicebush, witch hazel, black pussy willow, pieris and a pair of white fringe trees. I've also added more shrubs with colorful fall berries that also feed the birds.

I've found it to be much less of a toe-tapping, waiting-for-spring, winter wait if there are some occasionally snow-bare and attractive plants to look at. The movement and glowing grace of the plume grasses really helps as well. They're tall enough and slender enough to show regardless of snowfall.

The shorter perennial (cold weather) flowers don't seem to bloom for me. They must have snow cover too late into the season, perhaps? Confused

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Name: Carole
Clarksville, TN (Zone 6b)
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SongofJoy
Oct 30, 2011 7:09 AM CST
I planted Fothergilla gardenii this year and it has excellent Fall color and interesting stem structure when the leaves are gone. I also have numerous "berry" plants, chokeberry, elderberry, and recently planted purple beautyberry. My pink pussy willow starts to develop its catkins in the Fall and those are of interest through the winter when there are no leaves on it. I enjoy watching them develop.

One of my faves for year-round interest is the evergreen hollies. Dark green color all year and the female plants have lovely red berries through much, if not all, of the winter. I like the conical shapes as well as the other various shapes.
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Name: Sheryl
Hot, hot, hot, Feenix, AZ (Zone 9b)
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sheryl
Oct 30, 2011 4:57 PM CST
>taking notes.... < ...
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Name: Lucy
Hamilton, MA (Zone 6b)
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irisarian
Oct 30, 2011 9:25 PM CST
We have bayberry & viburnum. Also a crabapple which the robins like to raid in the winter.
Name: Michele Roth
N.E. Indiana - Zone 5b
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chelle
Oct 30, 2011 10:52 PM CST

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It seems like it's going t be a lean winter for the birds. The Mountain Ash's berries are usually left 'til the Spring migration, same with the Staghorn Sumac berries; most were cleaned up during the Southern migration this year. All of my coneflowers and sunflowers have already been picked clean as well. I began putting supplemental food out for them today.
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Name: Jo Ann Gentle
Pittsford NY (Zone 6a)
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ge1836
Oct 31, 2011 3:55 AM CST
Mt Ashes here are dying some green beetle.
Name: Carole
Clarksville, TN (Zone 6b)
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SongofJoy
Oct 31, 2011 6:00 AM CST
I'm starting to fill my feeders again today or tomorrow.
The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched -- they must be felt with the heart. ~ Helen Keller
Name: Jo Ann Gentle
Pittsford NY (Zone 6a)
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ge1836
Oct 31, 2011 11:33 AM CST
Mine get emptied in 4 days. I might need to slow down on the

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