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Name: Jo Ann Gentle
Pittsford NY (Zone 6a)
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ge1836
Mar 2, 2010 4:02 AM CST
Lets hope
Name: Mau
NW Arkansas--in the Ozark Mtns (Zone 6b)
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marsue
Mar 17, 2010 4:04 PM CST
Beautiful home and beautiful gardens, Evey! If the photos above were taken in your "off" season, then I can only imagine how beautiful everything is during the "on" season!! \
You only think you have weeds in your gardens. Come to my house and I'll show you weeds-LOL. I spent 3 hours weeding yesterday and I still only did about 1/3 of my hummingbird/butterfly bed. That doesn't count the flower beds in the front yard. :o(( I'm getting there, though, little-by-little.
Name: Evey Blalock
South Louisiana - Zone 8b/9a (Zone 8b)
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BlissfulGarden
Mar 17, 2010 4:13 PM CST
Right there with ya' on the weeding! I thought the winter chill would have killed some things off, but nope! The weeds and the bugs are all coming back with a vengeance! *sigh*

The front flower beds are coming along well and all except the shade garden have rebounded quite well. Unfortunately, almost the entire area around the courtyard is dead... Xanadu philodendrons, papyrus, elephant ears, Birds of Paradise, lots of ferns, all the naturalized begonias, even the lysimachia... all gone. Literally, anything you see in the photos for posts 4227 (http://cubits.org/Clematis/thr...) and 4231 (http://cubits.org/Clematis/thr...) above is dead except the trees. =( I can't decide whether to replace them or find new plants. I've lived in Louisiana my entire life and know this winter was one for the record books... but is it a trend that will continue or a once-in-lifetime fluke? I'm a little timid to replant with my favorites only to have them freeze to death again next winter!
~Evey =)

"Grow where you are planted." - My gpa
Name: Mau
NW Arkansas--in the Ozark Mtns (Zone 6b)
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marsue
Mar 17, 2010 4:32 PM CST
That's so sad about your plants, Evey. Don't give up, though. I am sure you can get plenty of replacement plants at the Mid-South RU at Jeri's in May if you are planning on attending.

Up here in central Arkansas our plants are hardier as we do have colder winters than you normally do but nothing like they have in the northernmost regions of the U.S. We did have a worse winter than normal, too, but everything I have appears to be coming back. Almost all of my plants are showing green leaves pushing up from the roots except for those that normally are later in coming back, such as the Mexican Petunias. However, the EE's haven't shown any sign of life yet, so they may not make it back.
Name: Susan
Southeast NE (Zone 5b)
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stilldew
Mar 18, 2010 1:16 AM CST
Evey, I won't be in too much of a hurry to dig everything up. I bet some of the things like the
Name: Evey Blalock
South Louisiana - Zone 8b/9a (Zone 8b)
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BlissfulGarden
Mar 18, 2010 10:41 AM CST
Susan, that's why I checked roots. If the roots are completely rotted through, like on many of the tropicals, then there's no hope. If any plant showed even the slightest sign of viability in the roots, it's staying put for a while... just to see if any green makes an attempt to appear.
~Evey =)

"Grow where you are planted." - My gpa
Name: Janice
Cape Cod, MA, USA (Zone 7a)
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sandnsea2
Apr 6, 2010 7:19 PM CST
I love your gardens, Evey! The roses and sasanquas are so beautiful! Love it all.
There are two ways to live your life.
One is as though nothing is a miracle.
The other is as though everything is a miracle
- Albert Einstein.
Name: Evey Blalock
South Louisiana - Zone 8b/9a (Zone 8b)
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Cat Lover Dog Lover Ponds Herbs Garden Art
Daylilies Irises Clematis Roses Region: Louisiana
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BlissfulGarden
Apr 7, 2010 12:43 AM CST
Thanks, Janice. The shade gardens and the area by the courtyard are in transition at this point... most of the plants there did not come back after our harsh winter. It looks rather barren, and totally yellow from oak pollen, at the moment. It's an odd sight with the starkness where it's normally beautiful, and beautiful along the previously stark fenceline now that the clems are leafing out and blooming. Changes, changes!
~Evey =)

"Grow where you are planted." - My gpa
Name: Arlene Smith
Georgia
Roses, Clematis and Hostas Oh My!
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bedofroses
Aug 25, 2010 7:24 PM CST
Evey, Love your garden. Where did you purchase the metal trellis's in the cali garden? Love them.
Arlene
Name: Angie
Concord, NC (zone 7)
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Hemophobic
Aug 31, 2010 11:41 AM CST
So, Evey, when will you start posting photos of this year's spring and summer growth so we can see what effect last winter had on your lovely gardens? I love before and after photos!
I think that if ever a mortal heard the voice of God it would be in a garden at the cool of the day. ~F. Frankfort Moore, A Garden of Peace

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