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Name: David Laderoute
Zone 5B/6 - NW MO (Zone 5b)
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DavidLMO
Nov 8, 2015 8:42 PM CST
The end IS in sight. But I so hate Winter.

Today I finished moving stuff from here and there - primarily my "driveway", otherwise known as one of my many plant storage areas. And I got a LOT accomplished.

223 Trees and shrubs across about 5 dozen varieties were moved to their Winter storage area. These are 2 - 4 year old seedlings. Over Winter they are nestled against the North side of my house and covered with about a foot of chopped up leaves after a near final drenching. I cover them after our first hard freeze assuming a warming spell is not forecast,

In addition, I moved about 350 seedlings (or Fall sowed seeds) of about 100 species to the Winter Nursery area. This rather large area is a special bed I made a few years ago. Here I sink pots - trays stay on the surface. The whole thing is soaked well and will be covered in chopped leaves once we get beyond our first hard freeze.
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Cinta
Nov 8, 2015 8:54 PM CST
My, GOODNESS!!!!! I am still moving in tropical plants. Blinking

I covered the last five plants still outside. We will be back into the 60s next week. Does that count as a lot of work. Rolling on the floor laughing
Name: David Laderoute
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DavidLMO
Nov 8, 2015 10:13 PM CST
Of course! And I am enjoying all these tropical plants in my living room - hey plants are living.
They are all in now and today pretty much finished all my moving chores.
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Name: Reine
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Reine
Nov 9, 2015 4:20 PM CST
That is a lot of work! I'm tired just thinking about it. Rolling on the floor laughing And I haven't even started yet. Crying

This Thursday the bulk of my 200 + plants will be moved inside. Already getting the shelves up, cardboard and plastic on the floor in the room where my little trees and plants too tall for the shelves will go. There will be plants in every room except for closets.
Name: Betty
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daylilydreams
Nov 10, 2015 12:58 PM CST
David, do you have a nursery or what do you do with all those seedlings?
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Name: David Laderoute
Zone 5B/6 - NW MO (Zone 5b)
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DavidLMO
Nov 10, 2015 8:32 PM CST
I own Pony Express Plants and sell trees, shrubs, perennials and herbs at a local farmer's market. The vast majority (all the trees but 2 and most of the shrubs) are Native to Missouri. I also grow a lot of stuff - mostly fairly esoteric - for my own use.
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daylilydreams
Nov 11, 2015 11:51 AM CST
Sounds like a great way to sell, I am sure you have customers looking for your seedlings at the farmers market.
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