Perennials forum: Tell us about your Perennial Gardens, part 2

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Name: Carole
Clarksville, TN (Zone 6b)
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SongofJoy
Feb 29, 2012 7:14 AM CST
Well, yesterday my usually early-spring "Surprise" Lilies (Lycoris squamigera) lived up to their name. Some of them are putting up the leaves already. They made it by the last day of February! Green Grin!

This morning it's 70ยบ already with severe storms and tornadoes perhaps headed our way. Glare



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
Feb 29, 2012 8:17 AM CST
I am still trying to hang Wren/Chickadee houses at the right height. Its very cold. Wish SIL was here to climb a ladder. My 3'rd house is yet unhung so I will wait for him to come home Fri.
Name: Carolyn Madden
Pennsylvania
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Carolyn22
Feb 29, 2012 11:32 AM CST
JoAnn

what is the height for Wrens/Chickadees? I have a small bird house that seems to be vacant every year. Perhaps if I move it, I will see some new residents this year.
Name: virginiarose
Virginia
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virginiarose
Feb 29, 2012 11:35 AM CST
I have been wanting to put up a bird house, can't figure where to put it. I am afraid squirrel will climb up there and take the eggs. Crying I saw him go into a nest couple of years ago, a very mad mocking bird chased him for blocks. She did not come back to my tree, who could blame her. Maybe I should not worry about such things. SMH
TAD
Today is 63 and raining. Daffodils are still blooming!
This Pansy is not perrenial,but you already know about my Topic attention disorder.
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Susan

In the spring, at the end of the day, you should smell like dirt.....Margaret Atwood
Name: Huggergirl AKA Tamar
N.E Indiana (Zone 5a)
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huggergirl
Mar 1, 2012 7:45 AM CST
Hurray! I too have some pansies blooming that wintered over from last fall,and millions of Violas.

A few photos of whats wintered over ,none of the pansies ..Those are at work,where we plant flowers for them..I clean a Dental office and they have 4 oak barrels I keep planted for them,now I have LOTS of volunteers growing all around the barrels in the white stone that fills the small area between the building and the sidewalk.Dr Tim asked me,you didnt plant those,nope...He Loves how full and over flowing the barrels are,and the volunteers ...Wait till this year,many more to pop up in the stones with a little help from mee. Green Grin! Im turning it into pretty much a prernnial side walk Garden now...I love it soo much better now.. Green Grin!
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Lots of Larspur,did I say LOTS...
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Name: Carole
Clarksville, TN (Zone 6b)
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SongofJoy
Mar 1, 2012 8:09 AM CST
Carolyn22 said:JoAnn

what is the height for Wrens/Chickadees? I have a small bird house that seems to be vacant every year. Perhaps if I move it, I will see some new residents this year.


Good question. Sometimes bird houses seem to just stand empty and others are used all the time. I always wonder why some are vacant like that and some not.

The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched -- they must be felt with the heart. ~ Helen Keller
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Name: Carole
Clarksville, TN (Zone 6b)
Cherish today
Charter ATP Member Garden Sages Plant Identifier I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! I helped plan and beta test the plant database. I helped beta test the Garden Planting Calendar
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SongofJoy
Mar 1, 2012 8:12 AM CST
Well, birds have a lot to do in our gardens. So they are not entirely OT. Green Grin! Thumbs up

Wow, that barrel looks fabulous. It appears to be in a microclimate that makes it very happy! And good for Dr. Tim!



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: virginiarose
Virginia
Money talks but Chocolate Sings!
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Ideas: Level 1 Avid Green Pages Reviewer Hibiscus Dragonflies Daylilies
Bee Lover Dahlias Butterflies Hostas Birds Lilies
virginiarose
Mar 1, 2012 8:36 AM CST
Sweet Thumbs up I have never seen a barrel so full and beautiful. Drooling
Susan

In the spring, at the end of the day, you should smell like dirt.....Margaret Atwood
Name: Huggergirl AKA Tamar
N.E Indiana (Zone 5a)
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huggergirl
Mar 2, 2012 7:43 AM CST
Lovey dubby Those barrels are upagainst a brick building south side to boot,I finally cleaned them up well after christmas ,they were still green...A super micro climate...Always warm..I cant grow Verbena here very well ,It loves it down there. I ve got a baggie of seed to scratch in the stones,I keep forgetting it. I will get more photos of it as it develops,more or less a wild flower patch,no plans just what ever where ever,by the seat of my pants.. Whistling Everyone have great day


Name: Karen
Cincinnati, Oh (Zone 6a)
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kqcrna
Mar 12, 2012 6:00 AM CST
Yesterday was a beautiful day here with temps in the upper 60s, and I spent hours doing garden clean-up. I still have quite a bit to do but I did get a good start, very rare for this early date. Many perennials are starting to put up new growth, again very early here. My lilies are starting, as are some echinaceas, verbena, dianthus, snapdragons, gaura, sedum., polemonium ... I never remember all these things breaking dormancy so early.

Karen

Name: Huggergirl AKA Tamar
N.E Indiana (Zone 5a)
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huggergirl
Mar 12, 2012 7:09 AM CST
I hear you Karen,Yes a beautiful day here too,got some clean up done....Feel like Ive been runover by a truck today...LOL..outta shape... Blinking
Name: Karen
Cincinnati, Oh (Zone 6a)
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kqcrna
Mar 12, 2012 7:27 AM CST
I know what you mean Tamara. Very difficult to move today. I ache, and Advil is my best friend. Every muscle is protesting. Besides doing clean up yesterday, I also flipped the contents of both of my compost bins, so it was way too much for my first day of the season gardening.

Karen
Name: virginiarose
Virginia
Money talks but Chocolate Sings!
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Ideas: Level 1 Avid Green Pages Reviewer Hibiscus Dragonflies Daylilies
Bee Lover Dahlias Butterflies Hostas Birds Lilies
virginiarose
Mar 12, 2012 8:11 AM CST
Sounds like y'all need some Chocolate. Lovey dubby
Susan

In the spring, at the end of the day, you should smell like dirt.....Margaret Atwood
Name: Karen
Cincinnati, Oh (Zone 6a)
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kqcrna
Mar 12, 2012 8:22 AM CST
Or a beer! Hilarious!

Karen
Name: Michele Roth
N.E. Indiana - Zone 5b
I'm always on my way out the door..
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chelle
Mar 12, 2012 8:27 AM CST
Hilarious! at both of you! It's still breakfast hours! Whistling I might try frying up some turkey eggs, I wonder if they're tasty?

I'm itching to trim up the roses, but the Forsythia doesn't appear to be even close to blooming. Usually, I use it as my guide. Blinking

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Name: Shannon
Burkeville,Va (Zone 7a)
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Shannon
Mar 12, 2012 8:32 AM CST
But, It's 5 O'clock some where Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing
The horse is God's gift to mankind. ~Arabian Proverb
Name: virginiarose
Virginia
Money talks but Chocolate Sings!
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Ideas: Level 1 Avid Green Pages Reviewer Hibiscus Dragonflies Daylilies
Bee Lover Dahlias Butterflies Hostas Birds Lilies
virginiarose
Mar 12, 2012 9:18 AM CST
Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing
Susan

In the spring, at the end of the day, you should smell like dirt.....Margaret Atwood
Name: Huggergirl AKA Tamar
N.E Indiana (Zone 5a)
I Love Flowers
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Lilies Bulbs Clematis Vegetable Grower
Region: Indiana Garden Art Plant and/or Seed Trader Hummingbirder Birds Echinacea
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huggergirl
Mar 12, 2012 12:38 PM CST
Whistling its 2:30 now and beer sounds good today... Hmmm might need to bring some home.. We cleaned up tree tops and limbs that my sil left behind after cutting some dead wood down,behind my shed and potting area..Glad it is pretty well cleaned up now.,had a huge fire..My compost needs turned...Im a bit lazy about it Sad Sad its a daunting task...i wish i had a sunnier location for it, an closer to the hose.

I had to keep reminding myself yesterday not to clean up too much yet...I did cut down grasses,wanted to trim up mums...I fought the urge.. I tip my hat to you.
Name: Carole
Clarksville, TN (Zone 6b)
Cherish today
Charter ATP Member Garden Sages Plant Identifier I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! I helped plan and beta test the plant database. I helped beta test the Garden Planting Calendar
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SongofJoy
Mar 26, 2012 6:34 AM CST
Thumb of 2012-03-26/SongofJoy/729ae3 'Ft. Hill' Creeping Phlox


Tradescantia 'Sweet Kate'


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Amaryllis 'Matterhorn'


Swiss Chard 'Bright Lights'
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: virginiarose
Virginia
Money talks but Chocolate Sings!
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Ideas: Level 1 Avid Green Pages Reviewer Hibiscus Dragonflies Daylilies
Bee Lover Dahlias Butterflies Hostas Birds Lilies
virginiarose
Mar 26, 2012 6:48 AM CST
Nice garden Tee. Looking mighty colorful there. Thumbs up
Susan

In the spring, at the end of the day, you should smell like dirt.....Margaret Atwood

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