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Nov 25, 2013 2:41 PM CST
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Name: Trish
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I am very pleased to announce the Plant Weeks for 2014!

There will be 2 Plant Weeks each month from January through October, and we will be taking November and December off. We will continue to have one raffle per month, so hoard those acorns this winter!!

Every member is invited and encouraged to participate! Feel free to submit ideas and articles for each themed week. If your favorite topic or plant isn't represented for the coming year, don't despair- all gardening topics are always welcome, and will be featured the rest of the year. Articles are a great way to earn acorns!

You can find our list of exciting events here:
http://garden.org/barn/events/

Jan: Jan 4-10=cold weather crops , Jan 18-24=annuals
Feb- Feb. 1-7=roses,, Feb. 15-21=herbs
March- March1-7=tomatoes/peppers, March 15-21=water gardens
April- April5-11=daylilies, April 19-25=TBA
May- May3-9=Shade gardens, May 17-23=summer and tropical bulbs & tubers
June- June 7-13=soft fruits, June 21-27=vines/climbers
July- July 5-11=trees/scrub-shrubs, Green Grin! July 19-25=xeriscape plants
August- Aug 2-8=daisies/coneflowers, Aug 16-22=tropicals trees/shrubs
Sept- Sept 6-12=spring bulbs, Sept 20-26=Agastache/salvias
Oct- Oct 4-10=hardy cacti/succulents, Oct 18-24=natives/wildflowers

It's going to be a great year!!
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Nov 25, 2013 2:48 PM CST
Name: Sharon
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"August- daisies/coneflowers, tropicals trees/scrubs"

Hope you meant shrubs because for the life of me I can't think of what a scrub would be. Smiling

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Nov 25, 2013 2:59 PM CST
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Name: Trish
Grapevine, TX (Zone 8a)
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Shrubs it is. Thumbs up
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Looks good! After the holiday festivities are over I will scratch my head and maybe write a line or two...
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Nov 25, 2013 4:31 PM CST
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Nov 25, 2013 5:15 PM CST
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Name: Trish
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Who knows what I was thinking of when I typed that!
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Nov 25, 2013 5:18 PM CST
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Nov 25, 2013 5:35 PM CST
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Nov 25, 2013 11:46 PM CST
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You have any date ranges yet so I can add the appropriate banners?
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Nov 25, 2013 11:48 PM CST
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Nov 26, 2013 12:00 AM CST
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Trish said:I am very pleased to announce the Plant Weeks for 2014!

There will be 2 Plant Weeks each month from January through October, and we will be taking November and December off. We will continue to have one raffle per month, so hoard those acorns this winter!!

Every member is invited and encouraged to participate! Feel free to submit ideas and articles for each themed week. If your favorite topic or plant isn't represented for the coming year, don't despair- all gardening topics are always welcome, and will be featured the rest of the year. Articles are a great way to earn acorns!

Without further ado:

Jan: cold weather crops, annuals (new intros, seed starting, etc)
Feb- roses, herbs
March- tomatoes/peppers, water gardens
April- daylilies, annuals (focus on planting, combinations, etc)
May- Shade gardens, summer and tropical bulbs & tubers
June- soft fruits, vines/climbers
July- trees/shrubs, xeriscape plants
August- daisies/coneflowers, tropicals trees/shrubs
Sept- Agastache/salvias, hardy cacti/succulents
Oct- spring bulbs, natives/wildflowers


It's going to be a great year!!


For each month, what plant(s) are going to be the raffle? For example, for Sept. there is Agastache/salvias, hardy cacti/succulents. Which plants are going to have the raffle? Need to know in advance for each month when I try to get 'vendors' for prizes. Thumbs up

Trish, would you list the raffle plants now for each month?!
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Nov 26, 2013 12:04 AM CST
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Trish said there are 2 Plant Weeks per month so they aren't combined so for Sept. it would be Agastache/salvias for one plant feature and then cacti/succulents for another one.
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Nov 26, 2013 1:14 AM CST
Name: Jan Matherly
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R yall saying we will have a chance to win a plant?

Sorry for a stupid question, I'm still learning the vines here on how things work.
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Nov 26, 2013 3:25 AM CST
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"Scrub" means forest, woodland in Australian. Looked okay to me.
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Nov 26, 2013 7:03 AM CST
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meadowyck said:R yall saying we will have a chance to win a plant?

Sorry for a stupid question, I'm still learning the vines here on how things work.



Most likely. There are usually "not-a-raffle" raffles during the various weeks and you can buy tickets with your acorns.
I garden for the pollinators.
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Nov 26, 2013 7:58 AM CST
Name: Lynn
Oregon City, OR (Zone 8b)
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Great line up. This is going to be a very exciting year.
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Nov 26, 2013 8:08 AM CST
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We're still going to do only one raffle per month and we'll decide one a month to month basis which plant week will have the raffle.

And as always, I'm the contact for the raffles, not Trish. Don't send her anything regarding raffles. Anybody who has any raffle info that needs to get included needs to send it directly to me.
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Nov 26, 2013 10:18 AM CST
Garden.org Admin
Name: Trish
Grapevine, TX (Zone 8a)
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meadowyck said:R yall saying we will have a chance to win a plant?

Sorry for a stupid question, I'm still learning the vines here on how things work.


Jan, once per month, we hold a raffle. You "pay" with acorns, and you gain the chance to win various prizes. The prizes are different every month, and range in value from more acorns to, say, a $100 gift certificate to a company. Thumbs up
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Nov 26, 2013 10:21 AM CST
Garden.org Admin
Name: Trish
Grapevine, TX (Zone 8a)
I helped beta test the Garden Planting Calendar Charter ATP Member Region: Texas Roses Herbs Vegetable Grower
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Calif_Sue said:You have any date ranges yet so I can add the appropriate banners?

The Plant Weeks will start the first and third Saturday of the month, and run through the following Friday. So, Jan 4-10 and Jan 18-24)

eclayne said:and we can propose them?

Absolutely!! In fact, please do!

Marilyn, I treemailed you!
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Nov 26, 2013 10:36 AM CST
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Name: Suzanne/Sue
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OK, so the dates are as follows:

Jan: Jan 4-10=cold weather crops , Jan 18-24=annuals
Feb- Feb. 1-7=roses,, Feb. 15-21=herbs
March- March1-7=tomatoes/peppers, March 15-21=water gardens
April- April5-11=daylilies, April 19-25=annuals (focus on planting, combinations, etc)
May- May3-9=Shade gardens, May 17-23=summer and tropical bulbs & tubers
June- June 7-13=soft fruits, June 21-27=vines/climbers
July- July 5-11=trees/scrub-shrubs, Green Grin! July 19-25=xeriscape plants
August- Aug 2-8=daisies/coneflowers, Aug 16-22=tropicals trees/shrubs
Sept- Sept 6-12=Agastache/salvias, Sept 20-26=spring bulbs
Oct- Oct 4-10=hardy cacti/succulents, Oct 18-24=natives/wildflowers
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