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Name: Jolana
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froggardener
Jun 26, 2015 8:52 AM CST
but as quick as time is flying by
If this has been posted somewhere, I apologize. I am still trying to make it through the entire forum
This morning I was thinking about how wonderful my oak leaf hydrangea was doing and then my mind shot to this winter. We have mild compared to some of you but it has still taken plants from us. This is a hardy plant but I don't want to lose it

Here's what I came across while looking into protecting it and it is easier than the Christmas light protection I do and it should work for many and I already have the wire cylinders from use as tomato cages

http://www.ehow.com/how_2105783_grow-oakleaf-hydrangea.html
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Name: Ken Ramsey
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drdawg
Jun 26, 2015 8:59 AM CST
In your zone there is practically no chance of cold damage to your oak leafs. Mine were magnificent this spring but now all the flower heads are browning and I will probably go ahead and trim them all off this weekend.
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Name: Jolana
Mountain City, Tx (Zone 8b)
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froggardener
Jun 26, 2015 9:38 AM CST
I agree, but someone more north than me might want to try it for oak leaf or another plant, Smiling
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Name: Ken Ramsey
Starkville, MS (Zone 8a)
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drdawg
Jun 26, 2015 10:11 AM CST
Thumbs up
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Name: Linda
Omaha, N.E (Zone 5b)
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freedombel
Jun 26, 2015 2:56 PM CST
[quote="Jolana"]but as quick as time is flying by
If this has been posted somewhere, I apologize. I am still trying to make it through the entire forum
This morning I was thinking about how wonderful my oak leaf hydrangea was doing and then my mind shot to this winter. We have mild compared to some of you but it has still taken plants from us. This is a hardy plant but I don't want to lose it

Here's what I came across while looking into protecting it and it is easier than the Christmas light protection I do and it should work for many and I already have the wire cylinders from use as tomato cages

]http://www.ehow.com/how_2105783_grow-oakleaf-hydrangea.html[...

I don`t know Hydrangea types, but I had a mophead I got as a gift I planted last spring and it is getting ready to bloom, it
survived a cold Nebraska winter many nights and days in the teens, all I ever did was mulch it in the fall deeply.
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Name: Ken Ramsey
Starkville, MS (Zone 8a)
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drdawg
Jun 26, 2015 3:10 PM CST
Here's the oak leaf hydrangea.

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Name: Jolana
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froggardener
Jun 26, 2015 10:18 PM CST
Oh mopheads are so pretty, I just have a couple in pots, They are tougher than I knew tho

Oh my, thos oak leaf s are gorgeous. Are they in the ground? What do you do for winter?
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Name: Cheryl
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ShadyGreenThumb
Jun 26, 2015 11:34 PM CST
Hi Jolana. I have a few in-ground plants that I have to protect in the winter. Other than growing them in pots then burying them in the ground for easy removal for winter protection (my bromeliads are like this), I use a similar idea from your article. Read about it here:

http://garden.org/ideas/view/ShadyGreenThumb/1703/Cold-Prote...
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Name: Ken Ramsey
Starkville, MS (Zone 8a)
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drdawg
Jun 27, 2015 6:10 AM CST
Jolana, my oak leafs are in the ground. They get about 3 hours of morning sun and then a couple of hours of late afternoon sun. They are growing under large oaks/cedars and thus get dappled shade the rest of the day. I really do little to them in the winter months. I might throw a few inches of oak leaves over them after then have dropped all their leaves, but that's it. They overwinter very well and I have never lost one. They just keep increasing in size every year. We typically get down in the teens (sometimes 12F) 10-12 nights and in the 20's twice that amount, but it generally warms up above freezing the following day. Three years ago we went a week that it stayed below freezing, but the oak leafs were not harmed.
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Name: Jolana
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froggardener
Jun 27, 2015 8:23 AM CST
Thank you Cheryl, I saved that info, Smiling


Dr D thanks for all of that info
I had one in the ground years ago, came home from work one day, it was on its side, the gophers had eaten all the roots. That was in my 4 ft square of shade
In one year we are moving to our *final* house and it has wonderful shade all around it
I am looking forward to that soo much
Thanks again Smiling
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Name: Ken Ramsey
Starkville, MS (Zone 8a)
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drdawg
Jun 27, 2015 8:30 AM CST
Thank goodness we don't have gophers here, or anything like that. Are you staying in Mountain City when you move to the "final" house?
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Name: Jolana
Mountain City, Tx (Zone 8b)
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froggardener
Jun 27, 2015 2:28 PM CST
No we are moving to Seguin, Tx and I can't wait
There are also snails here
We have gotten Home Depot buckets full ( I learned not to say homer buckets on here lol)
I guess some places don't call them that, lol

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Name: Ken Ramsey
Starkville, MS (Zone 8a)
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drdawg
Jun 27, 2015 4:09 PM CST
That's a new term for me. Shrug!
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Name: Jolana
Mountain City, Tx (Zone 8b)
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froggardener
Jun 27, 2015 7:36 PM CST
nodding
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Name: Sandy B.
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Weedwhacker
Jun 28, 2015 7:38 AM CST
drdawg said:That's a new term for me. Shrug!


I learned it from Jolana not too long ago, in another post Hilarious!

Ugh, whatever you call the buckets, that would be a LOT of snails!!
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Name: Jolana
Mountain City, Tx (Zone 8b)
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froggardener
Jun 28, 2015 8:41 AM CST
nodding yes you did and the responses made me feel at home Smiling
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