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Name: Jewell
South Puget Sound (Zone 7a)
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Jewell
Apr 11, 2014 11:52 AM CST
My woodland garden is quite rustic with branches laid across and through beds to keep the big dog(s) from running through the beds. It has helped keep them to the paths. The little dogs not so much so. Glare The beds also are outlined with branches or small logs. This section of garden is beginning its second year so I am hoping it will fill-in more. Once the hostas are up I will have a better idea what other plants to incorporate. It will never be tightly landscaped, but more of an organized wild area with ornamentals and my favorite natives.
Thumb of 2014-04-11/Jewell/0840bf Thumb of 2014-04-11/Jewell/44d337 these are noids that I got at a plant sale last year

Thumb of 2014-04-11/Jewell/3a83d9 Thumb of 2014-04-11/Jewell/4f3c48snow angel and marmalade.

What are you growing?

Name: Carolyn Madden
Pennsylvania
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Carolyn22
Apr 11, 2014 3:27 PM CST
Beautiful Jewell. Can't wait to see some color on mine!
Name: Julia
Washington State (Zone 7a)
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springcolor
Apr 11, 2014 3:59 PM CST

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I agree Mine are just starting to color up. Looks like some are goners. Jewell, your "snow Angel' is beautiful.
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Name: Carolyn Madden
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Carolyn22
Apr 11, 2014 5:06 PM CST
I am afraid of 'goners' this year too, Julia.
Name: Bob
Vernon N.J. (Zone 6a)
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NJBob
Apr 11, 2014 6:14 PM CST

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After this winter things are not looking very good , hoping some start showing signs of life soon now that things are warming up a bit.
Name: Julia
Washington State (Zone 7a)
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springcolor
Apr 11, 2014 7:06 PM CST

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Well I have some goners and some shiners!!!!

First, no hope.
I have had thes a couple of time and they just die during winter so I'm done with these 2.
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Havana Mint Julep

Then the shiners with a beautiful spring flush!
Thumb of 2014-04-12/springcolor/cb9301 Sweet Tea and Gunsmoke!!! These 2 have been very dependable.
Thumb of 2014-04-12/springcolor/50bd19 Frost one the cuties is going strong
Thumb of 2014-04-12/springcolor/4d7f00 Georgia Plum
Thumb of 2014-04-12/springcolor/a62614 Galaxy

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Name: Julia
Washington State (Zone 7a)
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springcolor
Apr 11, 2014 7:10 PM CST

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Then the recovery of some

Thumb of 2014-04-12/springcolor/9f7a36
Golden Zebra always on the verge of death.
Thumb of 2014-04-12/springcolor/830955 Cherrie Jubilee
Thumb of 2014-04-12/springcolor/a2b216 Paris, love the blooms on this one so hope it recovers

Thumb of 2014-04-12/springcolor/dc219b a container bouncing back to life

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Name: Bob
Vernon N.J. (Zone 6a)
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NJBob
Apr 11, 2014 7:17 PM CST

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Julia your recovery ones look better then any on my property right now. Your others look great , what nice color. Havana and Mint Julep were ones that could not handle the heat of summer here , they went downhill as soon as it hit the 90's the year I had them.
Name: Julia
Washington State (Zone 7a)
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springcolor
Apr 11, 2014 8:21 PM CST

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Mint Julep is such a pretty one but I have tried 3 times with that one. Buying it from 3 different sources and 3 different locations in my yard, goners every time.
Seems to like the greenhouse. Whistling Havana just tried 2 times and I'm moving on. None of those city series did to well for me.
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Name: Carolyn Madden
Pennsylvania
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Carolyn22
Apr 12, 2014 8:23 AM CST
Julia - your recovery ones look better than some of mine as well. I did notice yesterday when I was out walking around the back yard, that my tiarellas seem to be putting forth growth right now.
Name: Julia
Washington State (Zone 7a)
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Apr 12, 2014 9:13 AM CST

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Time will tell for all of us.
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Name: Jewell
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Jewell
Apr 12, 2014 10:12 AM CST
Julia, yours are gorgeous. Sorry some were lost, but those that survived are outstanding.
Name: Julia
Washington State (Zone 7a)
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Apr 12, 2014 10:53 AM CST

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They are still small but putting on a great show. My dogs seem to be walking in that garden for some reason. Grumbling Thank You!
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Name: Bob
Vernon N.J. (Zone 6a)
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NJBob
Apr 14, 2014 6:56 PM CST

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Finally had a chance to spend some time in the gardens, not a pretty sight. It appears that none of my Heucherella survived the winter . Also lost many Heuchera , Hellebore and Tiarella. Also many of the ones that survived were frost heaved, now I have to hope they survive the replanting. I have to hope that the sun garden does better.
Name: Julia
Washington State (Zone 7a)
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Apr 14, 2014 8:34 PM CST

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Crying How disheartening but give them a bit of time. Some of mine have looked dead but came back as the days warmed.
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Name: Bob
Vernon N.J. (Zone 6a)
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NJBob
Apr 14, 2014 9:42 PM CST

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Most of the ones I am referring to seem to rotted away, just really nothing to come back.
Name: Julia
Washington State (Zone 7a)
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springcolor
Apr 14, 2014 11:57 PM CST

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Crying So sorry!
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Name: Carolyn Madden
Pennsylvania
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Carolyn22
Apr 15, 2014 4:19 AM CST
Bob - so sorry. That really stinks. How many plants do you think were affected?

I noticed there seemed to be quite a bit of heaving this past winter as well. I thought because we were not in the freezing thawing cycles that there would have been less heaving.
Name: Julia
Washington State (Zone 7a)
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Apr 15, 2014 10:38 AM CST

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How are yours looking Carolyn?
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Name: Carolyn Madden
Pennsylvania
Charter ATP Member The WITWIT Badge I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Dog Lover Plant and/or Seed Trader Daylilies
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Carolyn22
Apr 15, 2014 11:40 AM CST
Julia - some look great and are trying to color up. Some don't look so good - I don't think they have all made it, but I do know there are some that need to be replanted because of heaving. I would have done that this past weekend, but had family in town for the weekend. It is always good to see my brother and his family. nodding

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