Pushing the Zone in Alaska: Thanks for sharing your journey!

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Pushing the Zone in Alaska

By Oberon46
February 22, 2015

Anchorage, Alaska, has a pretty short growing season, which is cool (55-65 F) and tends to be overcast much of the time. So, having a greenhouse would be great. Not having enough room for one on my urban lot, I fortunately discovered raised beds, and to extend the season, hoop beds. Hope you will enjoy my journey into new gardening worlds.

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Name: Annette
Duluth, Ga (Zone 7a)
Charter ATP Member Roses Birds Tropicals Hummingbirder Bulbs
Region: Georgia Lilies Irises Peonies Clematis Plumerias
Feb 21, 2015 9:31 PM CST
Mary, thanks for sharing how your garden has become what it is today. You have found great way to "zone push". I truly enjoy your posts, and I'm thrilled to see that your hard work has paid off. I'm looking forward to seeing your blooms this year!

"Aspire to inspire before you expire"

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Name: Mary Stella
Anchorage, AK (Zone 4b)
Peonies Ponds Dahlias Canning and food preservation Lilies Permaculture
Garden Ideas: Level 2
Feb 22, 2015 9:34 AM CST
Thanks Annette. I am trying really hard to pay attention and follow through with all the reading I have been doing. I am going to try to plant out seeds that are cold weather at the end of March, and put out cold hardy seedlings the first or middle of April. I will of course have the covers on the beds and use the heat lamps.

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