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Name: Jo Ann Gentle
Pittsford NY (Zone 6a)
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ge1836
Nov 6, 2011 6:45 AM CST
I couldnt plant perennials where the woodpile was so I use it as an annual bed in summer and woodpile in winter. Just stacked 2 facecords for the early part of this season.
Here are images from this summer and now.
http://smilebox.com/playBlog/4d6a63324d44677a4f44673d0d0a&bl...
Name: Karen
Cincinnati, Oh (Zone 6a)
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kqcrna
Nov 6, 2011 7:02 AM CST
Nothing makes a nicer splash in shade that a bunch of bright annuals.

Karen
Name: Brenda
Dolores, Colorado
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bsavage
Nov 17, 2011 4:25 AM CST
Jo Ann, your woodpile garden is so gorgeous in the summer, and I can sooooo relate to the changes that come with the seasons. Our entire front side of the house is stacked with wood (I kind of love that). DH Tony has been gathering wood for weeks. It always gives us comfort to know we have a lot of firewood... going into winter in the mountains of Colorado, it's just peace of mind. That, and I burn a lot of fires in the fireplace! We use the fireplace more than the heat.

My shade garden has of course had it's transformation as well, but I am learning to love it in all seasons. I'm trying to figure out how to sit out there with a fire in the firepit when there is 3 feet of snow, LOL!

I am so envious of your hostas... I have a few in the shade garden but they've not gotten huge like everyone elses. I need more, bigger hostas! Thanks for sharing!
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
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ge1836
Nov 17, 2011 4:39 AM CST
The hostas in the shade garden are really large varieties.Its 3 years old so things are going nicely there.
Its just bird feeders now
https://picasaweb.google.com/jgentle4/WoodpileGardenNovember...
Name: Julia
Washington State (Zone 7a)
Garden Photography Region: Pacific Northwest Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Forum moderator Plant Database Moderator I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
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springcolor
Nov 17, 2011 10:17 AM CST
Jo Ann,
I have seen your garden pictures, amazing! I think it was on the coleus forum. I can hardly wait to see what you do in the spring. Gorgeous
Sempervivum for Sale
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
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ge1836
Nov 17, 2011 10:44 AM CST
Thanks springcolor
Dont get me started!!
I need to wait for the new 2012 Rosy Dawn website to show up in a month. Then I start to design the containers nd the Woodpile garden. This makes the winter go more or less without depression.
Name: Brenda
Dolores, Colorado
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bsavage
Nov 17, 2011 11:13 AM CST
Oh my goodness, I just went and checked out Rosy Dawn's website... wow! What gorgeous coleus! Jo Ann, will you remind us when they roll out the 2012 plants? Thanks for enabling...
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
Nov 17, 2011 11:22 AM CST
I had no idea you didnt know about RD. I will also allert when they have a reduced price . They dont always do this but last 2 winters they had 1 dollar off each plant.Their shipping is one price I believe. Last year they had the sale for a short time.
Its usually listed on the other website. So keep your eye open for about January.I think its under co-ops.
Name: Julia
Washington State (Zone 7a)
Garden Photography Region: Pacific Northwest Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Forum moderator Plant Database Moderator I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
Dog Lover Foliage Fan Greenhouse Container Gardener Heucheras Sedums
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springcolor
Nov 17, 2011 11:35 AM CST
I here you about the "D" word. Thats why I have a greenhouse. Light thereapy!! I spend a ton of time in there.
Sempervivum for Sale
Name: Sheryl
Hot, hot, hot, Feenix, AZ (Zone 9b)
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sheryl
Nov 17, 2011 6:31 PM CST
I see that you are also a seed starter - do you start your seeds in your greenhouse or just harden them off out there?

Ugh - Jo Ann - I think I keep Rosy Dawn in bizness... Big Grin
In the end, only kindness matters.

Science is not the answer, it is the question.


Name: Julia
Washington State (Zone 7a)
Garden Photography Region: Pacific Northwest Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Forum moderator Plant Database Moderator I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
Dog Lover Foliage Fan Greenhouse Container Gardener Heucheras Sedums
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springcolor
Nov 17, 2011 9:12 PM CST
I start tons of seeds in the greenhouse!

Happy to know I have a good partner keeping RD going!!! Hilarious!
Sempervivum for Sale
Name: Sheryl
Hot, hot, hot, Feenix, AZ (Zone 9b)
Charter ATP Member Region: Southwest Gardening Keeps Horses Dog Lover Cat Lover Permaculture
Butterflies Birds Cottage Gardener Herbs I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Irises
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sheryl
Nov 18, 2011 8:50 AM CST
LOL - I think you have a bunch, here!

But they won't ever want for customers while you and I are around!
In the end, only kindness matters.

Science is not the answer, it is the question.


Name: Karen
Cincinnati, Oh (Zone 6a)
Forum moderator I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Cut Flowers Winter Sowing Charter ATP Member Seed Starter
Echinacea Plant and/or Seed Trader Region: Ohio Region: United States of America Butterflies Hummingbirder
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kqcrna
Nov 19, 2011 5:29 AM CST
I've been helping RD in the past couple of years, too. Smiling

Karen
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
Nov 19, 2011 5:33 AM CST
In a couple of weeks the new RD catalogue will be on line. Dec 1.
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
Nov 19, 2011 5:44 AM CST
I just wrote RD nd asked if they would run a special price co-op again this year. Hope so
I also asked if they would run it here
Name: Julia
Washington State (Zone 7a)
Garden Photography Region: Pacific Northwest Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Forum moderator Plant Database Moderator I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
Dog Lover Foliage Fan Greenhouse Container Gardener Heucheras Sedums
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springcolor
Nov 19, 2011 12:38 PM CST
Yes, Jo Ann. Thank you for doing that. I will put Dec. 1 on my calendar.
I loved the $1 off per plant they ran last year. A friend and I ordered 10 each but shipped to one address. They set 2 extra ones. Nice plants
If i remember the sale was only for a week or so. Need to have the list ready!! It is hard to choose just a few.
Sempervivum for Sale
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
Nov 19, 2011 1:05 PM CST
I had wanted 2 expensive clems and couldnt justify the $60.00
I had a big order in to RD so when they put on the sale I saved the $60 because it was a buck off my 60 ordered coleus,they just transferred my order to the sale.They are great like thet.
The clems didnt make it in the long run.
Name: Tina
NW corner of PA zone 5
He who plants a garden plants happi
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plantinthings
Nov 19, 2011 6:47 PM CST
What is the link for this RD?......ya'll got me curious.
Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work.
Name: Brenda
Dolores, Colorado
Charter ATP Member Cat Lover Dog Lover Enjoys or suffers cold winters Garden Art Hummingbirder
Region: United States of America Ponds Region: Colorado
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bsavage
Nov 19, 2011 7:28 PM CST
First, I must issue a warning... going to this site could result in new found addictions, loss of money, insomnia due to waking up thinking about a particular plant, and elevated heartbeat. Here ya go: http://www.rosydawngardens.com/
Name: Sheryl
Hot, hot, hot, Feenix, AZ (Zone 9b)
Charter ATP Member Region: Southwest Gardening Keeps Horses Dog Lover Cat Lover Permaculture
Butterflies Birds Cottage Gardener Herbs I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Irises
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sheryl
Nov 19, 2011 8:19 PM CST
LOL, Brenda. Ain't it the truth?
In the end, only kindness matters.

Science is not the answer, it is the question.


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