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Name: Tiffany purpleinopp
Opp, AL ๐ŸŒต๐ŸŒทโš˜๐ŸŒน๐ŸŒป (Zone 8b)
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purpleinopp
Apr 18, 2021 6:55 PM CST
So far, I have moss roses, New Guinea Impatiens, red & blue salvia, white Angelonia, some zinnia & sunflower & Cosmos seeds have sprouted, I have high hopes for the blue & red morning glory seeds I put out today.

And some New Guinea Impatiens, ornamental purslane, wax Begonias, a few Coleus, and some Pelargonium geraniums which I hope to keep potted inside for winter.

Excitement! I was too tired to take a pic after I finished today. Love to hear/see what others are doing!
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The best time to plant a tree is 20 years ago. The 2nd best time is now.
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โ˜•๐Ÿ‘“ The only way to succeed is to try.
Name: ZenMan
rural Kansas (Zone 5b)
Kansas 5b
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ZenMan
Apr 19, 2021 8:06 AM CST
Zinnias are my hobby, so those. Also have a few seedless tomato plants just started. We actually have a snow warning in effect in this part of east central Kansas. So I won't be setting any plants out in the garden for a while. Confused

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Name: Tiffany purpleinopp
Opp, AL ๐ŸŒต๐ŸŒทโš˜๐ŸŒน๐ŸŒป (Zone 8b)
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purpleinopp
Apr 19, 2021 8:31 AM CST
I saw that this morning, supposed to be cold &/or snowing in a lot of places where that doesn't usually happen this late in the year. Cruel & unusual!
๐Ÿ‘€๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜‚ - SMILE! -โ˜บ๐Ÿ˜Žโ˜ปโ˜ฎ๐Ÿ‘ŒโœŒโˆžโ˜ฏ๐Ÿฃ๐Ÿฆ๐Ÿ”๐Ÿ๐Ÿฏ๐Ÿพ
The best time to plant a tree is 20 years ago. The 2nd best time is now.
๐Ÿ‘’๐ŸŽ„๐Ÿ‘ฃ๐Ÿก๐Ÿƒ๐Ÿ‚๐ŸŒพ๐ŸŒฟ๐Ÿโฆโง ๐Ÿƒ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ‚๐ŸŒพ๐ŸŒป๐ŸŒธ๐ŸŒผ๐ŸŒน๐ŸŒฝโ€โ˜€๐ŸŒบ
โ˜•๐Ÿ‘“ The only way to succeed is to try.
KY (Zone 6b)
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KYgal
Apr 19, 2021 9:00 AM CST
Also, snow predicted here Wednesday with below freezing temp that night, so I won't be buying/planting until around Mother's Day, as usual, here in central KY.

I think I'll try red salvia (or move some Victoria Blue from my bed) + petite yellow marigolds by the mailbox. Of course, moss rose, some geraniums, preferably dark pink, some purple and white petunias, begonias for a pot, verbena (dark purple and hot pink), Superbells petunias, and whatever catches my eye that is not too picky to grow and will take summer sun and humidity. I have planted Sweet Peas. I'm waiting to plant dahlias - maybe this afternoon. I have Sunrise Serenade and Split Second + tall mixed Morning Glories to plant. I bought stocks from Baker Creek, also, but those will wait til September.

Vegetable garden limited to Dragon Tongue and Blauhilde beans, yellow scallop squash, white IL Cushaw and a few tomato plants (cherry and maybe an heirloom).

Donโ€™t wait for someone to bring you flowers.Plant your own garden and decorate your own soul.โ€
Luther Burbank
Name: Lynda Horn
Arkansas (Zone 7b)
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gardenfish
Apr 19, 2021 9:01 AM CST
Well, I will plant my zinnias, cosmos and marigolds that I do every year. I'm gradually changing over to a hot color palette, so I was really excited to find a beautiful tropical hibiscus in a wow orange color. I also found a two tone hanging calibrochoa, it's yellow and scarlet. A new vinca in a rusty coral color, a plecanthrus called guacamole , and a Persian shield will round out combo pots. Plus a canna with orange flowers and bronze tinted leaves. No pics yet of anything but the calibrochoa.
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Mother Teresa
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KYgal
Apr 19, 2021 9:10 AM CST
On second thought, I'll wait on the dahlia tubers - just checked our soil temps Crying
Donโ€™t wait for someone to bring you flowers.Plant your own garden and decorate your own soul.โ€
Luther Burbank
Name: Tiffany purpleinopp
Opp, AL ๐ŸŒต๐ŸŒทโš˜๐ŸŒน๐ŸŒป (Zone 8b)
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purpleinopp
Apr 19, 2021 9:14 AM CST
Lynda, those are so beautiful! When you get a chance, I'd love to see that Plectranthus.

Sending warm vibes north!!
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The best time to plant a tree is 20 years ago. The 2nd best time is now.
๐Ÿ‘’๐ŸŽ„๐Ÿ‘ฃ๐Ÿก๐Ÿƒ๐Ÿ‚๐ŸŒพ๐ŸŒฟ๐Ÿโฆโง ๐Ÿƒ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ‚๐ŸŒพ๐ŸŒป๐ŸŒธ๐ŸŒผ๐ŸŒน๐ŸŒฝโ€โ˜€๐ŸŒบ
โ˜•๐Ÿ‘“ The only way to succeed is to try.
Name: Sandy B.
Ford River, Michigan UP (Zone 4b)
(Zone 4b-maybe 5a)
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Weedwhacker
Apr 19, 2021 9:56 AM CST
I've started seeds for the same combination I've used the past couple of years in the flower boxes that I hang on our deck railing - marigolds ('Janie' and 'Durango Outback'); zinnias ('Zinnita'); and celosia ('Ice Cream mix'). And also growing some impatiens ('Beacon mix') and coleus ('Wizard') for a shady area with hostas, as well as nasturtiums ('Whirlybird mix' - a bush type, and 'Spitfire' - a trailing type) that will be in my veg garden, and 4 o'clocks ('Marbles mix') - not sure where those will go yet, maybe in containers on the deck.

From last summer:

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Name: Lynda Horn
Arkansas (Zone 7b)
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gardenfish
Apr 19, 2021 10:33 AM CST
Wow, so bright! I love these combos! Lovey dubby Lovey dubby Lovey dubby And your kittie. Big Grin
Here's the plecanthrus, plus a combo pot I've already put together.
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Name: Tiffany purpleinopp
Opp, AL ๐ŸŒต๐ŸŒทโš˜๐ŸŒน๐ŸŒป (Zone 8b)
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purpleinopp
Apr 19, 2021 10:53 AM CST
The excitement is building! That Plectranthus IS FANTASTIC!!
๐Ÿ‘€๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜‚ - SMILE! -โ˜บ๐Ÿ˜Žโ˜ปโ˜ฎ๐Ÿ‘ŒโœŒโˆžโ˜ฏ๐Ÿฃ๐Ÿฆ๐Ÿ”๐Ÿ๐Ÿฏ๐Ÿพ
The best time to plant a tree is 20 years ago. The 2nd best time is now.
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โ˜•๐Ÿ‘“ The only way to succeed is to try.
Name: Sandy B.
Ford River, Michigan UP (Zone 4b)
(Zone 4b-maybe 5a)
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Weedwhacker
Apr 19, 2021 11:10 AM CST
purpleinopp said:The excitement is building! That Plectranthus IS FANTASTIC!!


I agree Thumbs up
โ€œThink occasionally of the suffering of which you spare yourself the sight." ~ Albert Schweitzer /
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Name: Lynda Horn
Arkansas (Zone 7b)
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gardenfish
Apr 19, 2021 2:22 PM CST
Now y'all can see why I scooped it up when I saw it! When I went to Atwood's I wasn't planning on buying any plants, I just went for cat food and cat flea drops...... Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing It's going to look rad with the canna and the vinca together in a pot. I will be sure to take a pic when I put the pot together!
Yesterday is gone. Tomorrow has not yet come. We have only today. Let us begin.
Mother Teresa
British Columbia, Canada (Zone 9a)
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cullen_
Apr 21, 2021 8:31 AM CST
This year the main plant will be 10 baskets of Picotee Yellow Begonias. The colours will be echoed in a small flower bed nearby, but I haven't made my final decision on those plants, and a few companion planters.
I'm thinking possibly Sunpatiens or Marigolds/Zinnia or possibly Sunpatiens mixed with Tagetes. Still in the imagination stage.
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Name: Lynda Horn
Arkansas (Zone 7b)
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gardenfish
Apr 21, 2021 11:59 AM CST
The color is awesome! And it should be easy to find sunpatiens and marigold in colors that compliment it. Thumbs up
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Mother Teresa
Northern NJ (Zone 6b)
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LorettaNJ
Apr 21, 2021 1:19 PM CST
That is a real nice plectranthus, Lynda. I picked up a couple that reverted among the others. No pic yet.
Sandi, that is a real nice combination in those boxes. All from seed?
Name: Sandy B.
Ford River, Michigan UP (Zone 4b)
(Zone 4b-maybe 5a)
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Weedwhacker
Apr 21, 2021 3:49 PM CST
Thank you, Loretta! Yes, all from seed - growing the plants from seed is my favorite part of gardening Big Grin
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Name: Gary
Pennsylvania (Zone 6a)
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MochaJoe
Apr 24, 2021 4:42 AM CST
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African marigolds come in yellow and orange. Second year from seed. 3 feet tall 2feet wide bloom until a hard frost.
Name: Lynda Horn
Arkansas (Zone 7b)
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gardenfish
Apr 24, 2021 8:35 AM CST
Gary, I love your Africans! I grow them every year, I've been growing them since 1999. Here's some from 2019.
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Yesterday is gone. Tomorrow has not yet come. We have only today. Let us begin.
Mother Teresa
Name: Gary
Pennsylvania (Zone 6a)
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MochaJoe
Apr 24, 2021 1:10 PM CST
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If you like those Lynda try this Burpee seeds similar but a different type of flower
Name: Lynda Horn
Arkansas (Zone 7b)
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gardenfish
Apr 24, 2021 2:34 PM CST
Well, actually, two of my pics ARE giant Mission yellows! Hilarious! The first two pics. The last is one called First Lady. I grow heirloom ones and French ones, too.
Yesterday is gone. Tomorrow has not yet come. We have only today. Let us begin.
Mother Teresa

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