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Name: Jo Ann Gentle
Pittsford NY (Zone 6a)
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ge1836
Mar 31, 2013 4:49 AM CST
Today is the third time I have seen Pasque flower in a week.
Why dont I seem to remember to plant some .This goes in my notes.
Name: Caroline Scott
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CarolineScott
Apr 2, 2013 6:26 AM CST
Martagon lilies are my "forget to buy" plant.
I finally bought one small root,
but now I find that they are more often sold in the fall here.
I do have a few seedlings-I hope.
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Apr 6, 2013 8:06 PM CST
I finally bought some Solomons Seal and Salvia. *Blush*
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Name: Marilyn
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Apr 7, 2013 12:02 AM CST
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Name: Jo Ann Gentle
Pittsford NY (Zone 6a)
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ge1836
Apr 7, 2013 3:25 AM CST
Caroline: Be patient with your Martegon.They can take their own sweet time appearing.Sometimes a year.
Name: Calin
Weston-super-mare UK (Zone 7b)
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fixpix
Apr 10, 2013 12:44 AM CST
I have always wanted a Magnolia grandiflora.
But it's either too darn expensive... or too small... and well, they say they need protection when really young. PLUS they grow slowly...so year after year my garden fails to exhibit an M. grandiflora.
Name: Jo Ann Gentle
Pittsford NY (Zone 6a)
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ge1836
Apr 10, 2013 2:10 AM CST
fixpix: Sometimes we just have to let go of wishes.
I also wanted large stands of larkspur but 5 years of fall sowing just hasnt done it.
Name: Peggy
Missouri (Zone 6a)
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hazeleyes
Apr 16, 2013 5:09 AM CST
A pink weeping cherry.
Carnations where another but I finally have those coming up from seeds.
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Name: Jo Ann Gentle
Pittsford NY (Zone 6a)
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ge1836
Apr 16, 2013 5:37 AM CST
We had a Weeping Cherry.It came with the house.DD figured the graft bolted years ago and only 2 branches wept,the rest of the tree was just cherry.
Name: Cinda
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gardengus
Apr 19, 2013 12:40 PM CST
I have a whole list *Blush*
some anemones
hosta (dragons) tail, and a few more
some mini iris (open your eyes ) and more
stokes aster
and some dark eyed daylilies

the problem is taking care of what I have Rolling my eyes.

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Name: Mary
My little patch of paradise (Zone 7b)
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fiwit
Apr 19, 2013 12:47 PM CST
fixpix said:I have always wanted a Magnolia grandiflora.
But it's either too darn expensive... or too small... and well, they say they need protection when really young. PLUS they grow slowly...so year after year my garden fails to exhibit an M. grandiflora.


Really? I dug up a 6" (maybe) seedling from a friend's yard and transplanted it to mine in fall 2009. It's now 6ft tall, or almost. Now, I can't guarantee 100% that it's a grandiflora, but I can tell you that her yard used to be woods before the subdivision was built there in the 70s, and there are large native magnolias all over the place. Given that we're in GA, given the height of her trees and the size of the flowers, I'm assuming it's a grandiflora. Shrug!
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Name: Calin
Weston-super-mare UK (Zone 7b)
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fixpix
Apr 22, 2013 1:12 AM CST
Well, one thing, these are supposed to be evergreens. Keeping their leaves all through winter.
Name: Mary
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fiwit
Apr 22, 2013 5:20 AM CST
Mine's evergreen, and has never had any special protection. I only plant things that can survive neglect. Hilarious! Of course, I'm in zone 7b, not 6b. But I would say if you really want one, go ahead and buy a small one. You might have to grow it in a container for the first year and then transplant it, but it would be worth it to have a tree you love. Thumbs up
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My yard marches to the beat of a bohemian drummer...
Name: Calin
Weston-super-mare UK (Zone 7b)
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fixpix
Apr 23, 2013 12:46 AM CST
Agree!
nodding
Name: Mary
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fiwit
Apr 23, 2013 8:31 PM CST
Calin, this is my magnolia shortly after I planted her in 2010:
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Same tree in May 2011.
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Same tree in August 2011
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And in March 2013
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Remember though, I'm zone 7b. HOWEVER, I planted her in Georgia clay, and do not fertilize other than sometimes burying kitchen scraps in various spots in the bed. So what she's achieved, she's accomplished on her own. Thumbs up
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Name: Calin
Weston-super-mare UK (Zone 7b)
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fixpix
Apr 24, 2013 1:40 AM CST
Such a cute one. And the shape is very nice.
You convinced me. I will have a look at the nurseries around.
Zones sometimes aren't that relevant. I am not sure about it anymore. Two winters back it was really cold, last winter not so.
I guess it would need some protection for the first couple winters.
Will let you know if I do get one :)
Name: Mary
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fiwit
Apr 24, 2013 3:38 AM CST
I realize that Romania will be colder than the Atlanta area, but Jan 2011 was the year we had five inches of snow that stayed on the ground for a week because it never got above freezing that week. The little magnolia did just fine. It's been snowed on several times while it was a very young tree. But our cold snaps are only a week at a time, usually, and I don't know that we've ever gotten into the single digits (Farenheit) while I've lived here. But it's done fine with 18F temps.

I hope you do get one - I smile every time I look at her, and can't wait until she's big and majestic. Thumbs up
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I'm going to retire and live off of my savings. Not sure what I'll do that second week.
My yard marches to the beat of a bohemian drummer...
Name: Calin
Weston-super-mare UK (Zone 7b)
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fixpix
Apr 24, 2013 4:31 AM CST
Well... big enough to.... BLOOM, at least!
Any idea what variety/cultivar?
Or you have no idea?
Name: Mary
My little patch of paradise (Zone 7b)
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fiwit
Apr 24, 2013 5:08 AM CST
I'm assuming it's grandiflora, because all the magnolias on my friend's property are the standard huge magnolias with gorgeous large blooms that you think of when you think of magnolia trees and the US deep south. But this was a seedling from one essentially growing wild (part of their property is undeveloped), so who really knows?
Northwest Georgia Daylily Society
I'm going to retire and live off of my savings. Not sure what I'll do that second week.
My yard marches to the beat of a bohemian drummer...
Name: Calin
Weston-super-mare UK (Zone 7b)
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fixpix
Apr 25, 2013 12:41 AM CST
Aha, but I thought even M. grandiflora has a few cultivars...
:)

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