"Team Overwinter" or "Team Buy New"

By Trish
December 21, 2013

As the first day of winter has officially arrived, annuals have been put away for the year. Let's talk about how you treat these tender plants in your garden.

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Dec 20, 2013 6:37 PM CST
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Name: Bob
Vernon N.J. (Zone 6a)
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The biggest reason is lack of space. Another is that with annuals I like to change it up a bit each year. I mostly end up buying new bedding plants for again lack of space to start seeds, I only do a couple of flats of seeds. There is also a grower in my area that sells at very reasonable prices. The only things that I overwinter are Elephant Ears and Canna.
Dec 20, 2013 8:11 PM CST
Name: Tara
NE. FL. (Zone 9a)
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Most of what I grow are the perennials, but this year especially I have grown a Coleus that has become a favorite. I will try to over winter the plant…But just in case I'm not successful, I've taken cuttings! Our winters, the last couple of years, have been mild(knock on wood). And I hope that it remains the same, but…You never know! All of the "annuals" that I grow are grown for that particular season…Pansies, Snapdragons, etc. When the season is over, then so are the annuals! And the next season annuals fill in! Marigolds, Salvia coccinea, etc.
Dec 22, 2013 5:53 PM CST
Name: Margaret
Near Kamloops, BC, Canada (Zone 3a)
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Most of my plants are perennials, I am over wintering some potted daylilies in my small outside cellar. I start some seeds in March, but mostly I buy annuals for borders and pots.
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