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Jun 23, 2015 8:45 AM CST
Name: Connie
Edmonton, Alberta area (Canada (Zone 3a)
Bookworm Plays in the sandbox Peonies Foliage Fan Ferns Dragonflies
Daylilies Clematis Cat Lover Region: Canadian Butterflies Enjoys or suffers cold winters
Here are some shots from my Zone 2b yard this morning:


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Jun 23, 2015 11:44 AM CST
Name: Sandy B.
Ford River Twp, Michigan UP (Zone 4b)
(Zone 4b-maybe 5a)
Charter ATP Member Bee Lover Butterflies Birds I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Million Pollinator Garden Challenge
Seed Starter Vegetable Grower Greenhouse Region: United States of America Region: Michigan Enjoys or suffers cold winters
Hurray! It must finally be spring! Hilarious!
“Think occasionally of the suffering of which you spare yourself the sight." ~ Albert Schweitzer
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Jun 23, 2015 5:52 PM CST
Name: Caroline Scott
Calgary (Zone 4a)
Bulbs Winter Sowing Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Peonies Lilies Charter ATP Member
Region: Canadian Enjoys or suffers cold winters Million Pollinator Garden Challenge Garden Ideas: Master Level
Nice pictures of a good garden!
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Jun 26, 2015 9:41 PM CST
Name: Reid
North Branch, MN (Zone 4b)
Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Garden Ideas: Master Level
It is so encouraging! Worth the wait! I sure being up that far has its perks that make up for a short gardening season.
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Jun 27, 2015 3:45 PM CST
Name: Connie
Edmonton, Alberta area (Canada (Zone 3a)
Bookworm Plays in the sandbox Peonies Foliage Fan Ferns Dragonflies
Daylilies Clematis Cat Lover Region: Canadian Butterflies Enjoys or suffers cold winters
I don't know... No perks that I know of. I would much rather have a longer growing season. Oh, I can actually think of one... I can sleep at night without an air conditioner! It never gets that hot around here. Never much more than 30C, which is 86F I believe. And I'm the kind that can't take the heat; I like temperatures much lower than that... anywhere from 15 - 25C is much more comfortable to me. 15C is 59F.
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Jun 27, 2015 7:18 PM CST
Name: Sandy B.
Ford River Twp, Michigan UP (Zone 4b)
(Zone 4b-maybe 5a)
Charter ATP Member Bee Lover Butterflies Birds I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Million Pollinator Garden Challenge
Seed Starter Vegetable Grower Greenhouse Region: United States of America Region: Michigan Enjoys or suffers cold winters
I agree, Connie -- easier for me to put up with the cold winters than the southern summers! Of course, Reid, living in Minnesota, is no stranger to winter, either... I'm not too sure what would be better than living north of Minnesota or the Michigan UP, I think we're all kind of in the same boat (apparently an ice breaker Hilarious! )
“Think occasionally of the suffering of which you spare yourself the sight." ~ Albert Schweitzer
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Jun 28, 2015 8:53 PM CST
Name: Connie
Edmonton, Alberta area (Canada (Zone 3a)
Bookworm Plays in the sandbox Peonies Foliage Fan Ferns Dragonflies
Daylilies Clematis Cat Lover Region: Canadian Butterflies Enjoys or suffers cold winters
Speaking of hot weather, today was one of those exceptional ones here. Temperature got up to 32C. Hot for us. We spent the afternoon sitting in lawn chairs under the trees with our feet in pots of cold water, and our favourite cold drinks in our hands! We don't have air conditioning in our house... Rarely would need it!
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Jun 29, 2015 7:01 AM CST
Name: Sandy B.
Ford River Twp, Michigan UP (Zone 4b)
(Zone 4b-maybe 5a)
Charter ATP Member Bee Lover Butterflies Birds I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Million Pollinator Garden Challenge
Seed Starter Vegetable Grower Greenhouse Region: United States of America Region: Michigan Enjoys or suffers cold winters
Connie, I like your solution to coping with the heat !! Big Grin Thumbs up
“Think occasionally of the suffering of which you spare yourself the sight." ~ Albert Schweitzer
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Jun 29, 2015 1:37 PM CST
Name: Connie
Edmonton, Alberta area (Canada (Zone 3a)
Bookworm Plays in the sandbox Peonies Foliage Fan Ferns Dragonflies
Daylilies Clematis Cat Lover Region: Canadian Butterflies Enjoys or suffers cold winters
And the drink was not lemonade! 😜
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Jun 29, 2015 2:33 PM CST
Name: Sandy B.
Ford River Twp, Michigan UP (Zone 4b)
(Zone 4b-maybe 5a)
Charter ATP Member Bee Lover Butterflies Birds I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Million Pollinator Garden Challenge
Seed Starter Vegetable Grower Greenhouse Region: United States of America Region: Michigan Enjoys or suffers cold winters
conniepr27 said:And the drink was not lemonade! 😜


I probably shouldn't have... but I was pretty much assuming that it wasn't lemonade, Connie!
“Think occasionally of the suffering of which you spare yourself the sight." ~ Albert Schweitzer
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Jun 29, 2015 10:44 PM CST
Name: Mary Stella
Chester, VA (Zone 7b)
Dahlias Canning and food preservation Lilies Peonies Permaculture Ponds
Garden Ideas: Level 2
Fairbanks Alaska is rather like Minnesota. Bitterly cold winters and hot hot summers. Sometimes I miss it living here in the land of continually cloudy days (Anchorage, Alaska). But the thought of -50 or even -40 is more than I want to contemplate anymore. And they only have one store for clothes - Fred Meyers. The armpit of the universe. And I miss it. Arghhhhh
From -60 Alaska to +100 Virginia. Wahoo
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