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Name: Rick Moses
Derwood, MD (Zone 7b)
Azaleas Tender Perennials Hostas Ferns Garden Photography Plant and/or Seed Trader
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RickM
Dec 29, 2019 8:11 AM CST

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Let the buying frenzy begin!

By now, we've all received at least 3 nursery catalogs in the mail. Does anything jump out at you as a 'totally must have this'?

For me, it's Hosta 'Anne', Hosta 'Lipstick Blonde' and the hardy geranium 'Crystal Lake'. Of course, with k vanBourgondien having a 20% off sale through 01-Jan, you know these are as good as planted!

How about you?

Also, I'm thinking maybe we ought to start thinking semi-seriously about bulk purchases of things such as caladium before they start to sell out.
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Name: Sally
central Maryland
Seriously addicted to kettle chips.
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sallyg
Dec 29, 2019 11:43 AM CST
I am totally into edibles right now. I have ordered and received from Pinetree Garden Seeds, and Baker Creek. Pinetree is an old fave of mine, smaller packets less pricey than some works for me as I am such a small grower. One fee up to 25$. Baker Creek has amazing interesting unusual things with shipping included per packet, and lots of buyer reviews to help you evaluate. What did I buy? No idea.. lolol.. Several leafy greens, trying to better utilize spring/fall growing season.
An unusual small melon. Summer squash and row cover to keep borers off.
i'm pretty OK today, how are you? ;^)
Name: Rick Moses
Derwood, MD (Zone 7b)
Azaleas Tender Perennials Hostas Ferns Garden Photography Plant and/or Seed Trader
Forum moderator Region: United States of America Region: Mid-Atlantic Region: Maryland Million Pollinator Garden Challenge
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RickM
Dec 29, 2019 1:27 PM CST

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I'd love to grow some leafy greens, but I don't think row covers would be much of a deterrent to the growing deer population.
LLK: No longer by my side, but forever in my heart.
Pal tiem shree tal ma.
Name: Sally
central Maryland
Seriously addicted to kettle chips.
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sallyg
Dec 29, 2019 2:16 PM CST
I don't know, if they don't see it they might not realize... but if might smell it and the row cover would be shredded.. deer and gardening Thumbs down

I looked in my seed box and played a round of Grow it or Throw it- 10 yr old weird seed ...
i'm pretty OK today, how are you? ;^)
Name: Terri
Lucketts, VA (Zone 7a)
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aspenhill
Jan 1, 2020 6:40 PM CST
I've been doing an annual purchase of specialty snowdrops from Carolyn's Shade Gardens. This is the fourth year. They are really pricey, so it is a splurge. I just purchased two more - Beatrix Stanley and Greenish.
Name: Rick Moses
Derwood, MD (Zone 7b)
Azaleas Tender Perennials Hostas Ferns Garden Photography Plant and/or Seed Trader
Forum moderator Region: United States of America Region: Mid-Atlantic Region: Maryland Million Pollinator Garden Challenge
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RickM
Jan 1, 2020 7:53 PM CST

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Wow! Pricey doesn't begin to cover it. $85 for a single plant... and it's sold out! Ok, it's a nice looking flower, but unless that sucker multiplies like rabbits or deer...
LLK: No longer by my side, but forever in my heart.
Pal tiem shree tal ma.
Name: Terri
Lucketts, VA (Zone 7a)
Region: Mid-Atlantic Region: Virginia Dog Lover Lover of wildlife (Raccoon badge) Deer Ponds
Foliage Fan Ferns Hellebores Irises Peonies Amaryllis
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aspenhill
Jan 1, 2020 8:03 PM CST
She sells out fast. Most are gone within days of her order release date. There aren't many suppliers of snowdrops is the US. I've been trying to stick with the ones that are in the $20 - $30 dollar range vs the ones that get upwards of $85 LOL. Still pricey though for a single plant but every one that I've purchased from her has survived and all are multiplying each year. Call me crazy, but I love collecting them Green Grin!
Name: Rick Moses
Derwood, MD (Zone 7b)
Azaleas Tender Perennials Hostas Ferns Garden Photography Plant and/or Seed Trader
Forum moderator Region: United States of America Region: Mid-Atlantic Region: Maryland Million Pollinator Garden Challenge
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RickM
Jan 1, 2020 10:07 PM CST

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No more crazy than I was with the hosta!
LLK: No longer by my side, but forever in my heart.
Pal tiem shree tal ma.
Name: Sally
central Maryland
Seriously addicted to kettle chips.
Charter ATP Member Houseplants Keeper of Poultry Vegetable Grower Region: Maryland Composter
Native Plants and Wildflowers Organic Gardener Region: United States of America Cat Lover Birds Butterflies
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sallyg
Jan 2, 2020 7:51 AM CST
I am happy to know there are people who will spend that kind of money on plants Thumbs up
i'm pretty OK today, how are you? ;^)
Name: Rick Moses
Derwood, MD (Zone 7b)
Azaleas Tender Perennials Hostas Ferns Garden Photography Plant and/or Seed Trader
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RickM
Jan 5, 2020 7:22 PM CST

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I received my Michigan Bulb catalog yesterday. It seems that they miss me (or more accurately, by bank account!) The catalog has a 50% off coupon attached good through 31-Jan-20. No limits on how much I can buy.

Sooooooo..... have a look at their site and if there's anything you want, let me know. I'll be ordering no later than the 28th.

We will make arrangements for pick up at my place once the order ships in the spring.
LLK: No longer by my side, but forever in my heart.
Pal tiem shree tal ma.
Name: Judy
Mid Atlantic Coastal Plain USA (Zone 7b)
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MariposaMaid
Jan 6, 2020 12:55 PM CST
Keeping an eye out for this
https://www.plantdelights.com/...
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Name: Rick Moses
Derwood, MD (Zone 7b)
Azaleas Tender Perennials Hostas Ferns Garden Photography Plant and/or Seed Trader
Forum moderator Region: United States of America Region: Mid-Atlantic Region: Maryland Million Pollinator Garden Challenge
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RickM
Jan 6, 2020 4:30 PM CST

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Does anyone have any experience with Convallaria majalis rosea (Pink Lily of the Valley)? I used to have some, but the squirrels kept digging them up.

I was wondering how fast they spread. I have a lot of the plain white. They spread quite readily through the mulched paths. (As with the pachysandra, it's a 2-3 times a year effort to keep it in check.)
LLK: No longer by my side, but forever in my heart.
Pal tiem shree tal ma.
Name: Judy
Mid Atlantic Coastal Plain USA (Zone 7b)
Butterflies
MariposaMaid
Jan 9, 2020 1:15 PM CST
Drill bits for drilling holes in plastic containers. bins. etc These don't split the lastic
https://www.eplastics.com/acce...
Name: Rick Moses
Derwood, MD (Zone 7b)
Azaleas Tender Perennials Hostas Ferns Garden Photography Plant and/or Seed Trader
Forum moderator Region: United States of America Region: Mid-Atlantic Region: Maryland Million Pollinator Garden Challenge
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RickM
Jan 20, 2020 5:27 PM CST

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Here's my list of purchases so far this year...
• Convallaria majalis Rosea
• Daylily Tequila and Lime
• Decorative Dahlia Pacific Time
• Dodecatheon puchelum Red Wing
• Hardy Garden Amaryllis Alaska
• Hosta Anne
• Hosta Lipstick Blonde
• Hymenocallis Sulpher Queen

LLK: No longer by my side, but forever in my heart.
Pal tiem shree tal ma.

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