Perennials forum: Bergenia

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Name: Michele Roth
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chelle
Mar 26, 2012 8:53 AM CST
After three years of waiting and wishing, I finally have a bloom stalk on my bergenia. The buds haven't opened yet, and we're likely to fall to, or below 30 degrees overnight. I know that the plant itself is hardy, but should I cover the bloom stalk, or will it be okay?
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Name: virginiarose
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virginiarose
Mar 26, 2012 9:36 AM CST
They are supposed to be hardy to zone 3. On DG a lady from Alaska said her's starts blooming when the snow is still on ground, kind of reminds me of a Helleborus. Thumbs up

http://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/go/149/#b (scroll down to comments)
Susan

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Name: Michele Roth
N.E. Indiana - Zone 5b
I'm always on my way out the door..
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chelle
Mar 26, 2012 10:04 AM CST
Wonderful!

I guess I won't fuss with it overmuch.

Thanks, Susan. Thumbs up
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Name: virginiarose
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virginiarose
Mar 26, 2012 10:19 AM CST
Thank you! Now I want one. Please post some pics. Green Grin!
Susan

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Name: Michele Roth
N.E. Indiana - Zone 5b
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chelle
Mar 26, 2012 11:33 AM CST
It's not terribly attractive yet, but like I mentioned before, the wait to see it (at all) has been a fairly long one. Smiling
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SongofJoy
Mar 26, 2012 12:01 PM CST
Hurray!
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Name: Michele Roth
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chelle
Mar 26, 2012 12:50 PM CST
Big Grin Tee, I almost fell over in shock when I noticed that bloom stalk!! Hilarious! I'd pretty much decided to get rid of it if it didn't bloom this year... Rolling on the floor laughing and here it is!

Sometimes threats work, I think. Whistling

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SongofJoy
Mar 26, 2012 12:56 PM CST
Yes, I think so too.

It sure is a pretty little thing. Looking forward to seeing it bloom.

I just broke off one of the shoots on a peony ... Grrrrr ... couldn't see it for all the chickweed. Well, there are still two or three others. I think I did the same thing last year. Glare
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Name: virginiarose
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virginiarose
Mar 26, 2012 1:35 PM CST
Nice plant chelle, I wasn't too happy about having to wait that long for a bloom but the lady on DG said she has some growing under her Birch trees and I was like Drooling I cannot find anything to grow there unless I bury pots, mostly hostas but even though the shade is good the ground is bone dry and the hostas don't like that. Sooooo these might be a good solution for me, I found a company that sells them for 5.00, top5-watchdog , probably small but least I can afford a few to plant there.
http://www.sweetnectarnursery.com/


Tee, wow you already have a shoot, mine barely breaking ground. Whistling
Susan

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Name: Michele Roth
N.E. Indiana - Zone 5b
I'm always on my way out the door..
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Forum moderator Garden Sages Garden Ideas: Master Level Dog Lover Cottage Gardener
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chelle
Mar 26, 2012 1:36 PM CST
[Referencing Songofjoy's post]

Rats!

Hate it when that happens. Sad

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Name: Michele Roth
N.E. Indiana - Zone 5b
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I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Forum moderator Garden Sages Garden Ideas: Master Level Dog Lover Cottage Gardener
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chelle
Mar 26, 2012 1:39 PM CST
Susan, mine was a good sized set of plants. Perhaps smaller ones will establish faster.
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Name: virginiarose
Virginia
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virginiarose
Mar 26, 2012 1:43 PM CST
Thumbs up
Susan

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Name: Carole
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SongofJoy
Mar 26, 2012 2:24 PM CST
I have several large shoots on the peony ... and the one I stuck in a pot is about a foot or more tall with lots of leaves already. Shrug!
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 3:05 PM CST
Wow. Blinking
Susan

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springcolor
Mar 26, 2012 7:13 PM CST
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'Appleblossom'

I'v had this one for 2 or three years. Going to put on a show this year.
Susan are you interested in one? send me some mail.
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Name: Carole
Clarksville, TN (Zone 6b)
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SongofJoy
Mar 27, 2012 6:09 AM CST
Prettimous. Very prettymous. Green Grin!
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 27, 2012 3:09 PM CST
Yeah, springcolor. You got some seed? Green Grin!
Susan

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

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