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Name: Catmint/Robin
PNW WA half hour south of Olym (Zone 8a)
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Catmint20906
Jan 4, 2016 10:52 AM CST

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Welcome Mariposa!
"One of the pleasures of being a gardener comes from the enjoyment you get looking at other people's yards”
― Thalassa Cruso
Silver Spring, MD (Zone 7a)
Sedums Container Gardener Bulbs Vegetable Grower Hummingbirder Region: Mid-Atlantic
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ssgardener
Jan 4, 2016 10:57 AM CST
Lisa, oh boy, and I thought it couldn't get any better! Alcohol and plants. All in one trip! Rolling on the floor laughing

I really wish Ric and Holly lived closer. Oh the places we'd go! Green Grin!

Hi Mariposa! So glad you found us!
Name: Rita
North Shore, Long Island, NY
Zone 6B
Charter ATP Member Seed Starter Tomato Heads I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Vegetable Grower Lover of wildlife (Raccoon badge)
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Newyorkrita
Jan 4, 2016 12:05 PM CST
Catmint20906 said:Maybe this will be the winter that never was? Big Grin


Sounds good to me! A winter of no real cold (or at least not much) and no snows seems perfect to me.
Name: Lyn
Weaverville, California (Zone 8a)
Garden Ideas: Level 1 Garden Sages Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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RoseBlush1
Jan 4, 2016 12:31 PM CST
I am wondering what day temps you all call mild. I checked a couple of weather sites for your locations and mine and the temps seem about the same.

None of my bulbs have emerged and, of course, the doe ate anything that might have a bloom.

I am not even tempted to work outside. It's been raining or drizzling or snowing almost every day for the last two months. Not our usual heavy rains, but enough to keep the soil saturated.

I am wondering if it is my Socal blood that makes me think it's too cold to work outside, or something else since the temps seem to be about the same ... Confused
I'd rather weed than dust ... the weeds stay gone longer.
Silver Spring, MD (Zone 7a)
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ssgardener
Jan 4, 2016 1:45 PM CST
Lyn, we had an amazingly warm December. Here in DC, it was 11 degrees above average for the month, which broke the old record by several degrees.

We regularly had highs in the 60s and 70s, which is just ridiculous for December. I think we had only a couple of days with lows that were below freezing.

It's now seasonably cold, but Sunday was pretty mild and sunny at 54*. It's definitely too cold today!
Name: Critter (Jill)
Frederick, MD (Zone 6b)
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critterologist
Jan 4, 2016 2:25 PM CST
Thanks for the compliments... it only took me 5 years to change my avatar from the old photo from when I still had long hair, LOL. That red-shirt photo is from a year ago, after a fun hour spent decorating gingerbread houses with Joyanna's kindergarten class. She tried to get an updated photo for me at Christmas, but she has a thing for macro shots... one picture showed just my teeth!

Thumb of 2016-01-04/critterologist/6116fa

I'm learning to dance in the rain. Thank you, Sally & Chris & Sharon.
Name: Lyn
Weaverville, California (Zone 8a)
Garden Ideas: Level 1 Garden Sages Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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RoseBlush1
Jan 4, 2016 2:43 PM CST
ssgardener said:Lyn, we had an amazingly warm December. Here in DC, it was 11 degrees above average for the month, which broke the old record by several degrees.


OK ... that explains it, Robin. My day temp highs have been in the low 40s to mid 30s. Of course, that means it hit the 40s for about 3 hours. Night temps have been around 20F.

At least this week, night temps are moving up to the 30s. Towards the middle of the month, days temps should get up to the low 50s.

It's nice to know I am not a complete wuss ... just kind of a wuss ... Smiling

I'd rather weed than dust ... the weeds stay gone longer.
Silver Spring, MD (Zone 7a)
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ssgardener
Jan 4, 2016 3:10 PM CST
Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing Jill, that's hilarious!

That's a humorously close-up shot, but at least it shows off your blue eyes! Thumbs up

Lyn, Catmint20906 is Robin (she also lives in Silver Spring). My name is Terri, but I prefer to just go by SSG/SS/ssgardener in the forums, because there is already another Terri (aspenhill), and it'd be too confusing for me! Smiling
Name: Ric Sanders
Dover, Pa. (Zone 6b)
And his children Are his flowers ..
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Eric4home
Jan 4, 2016 4:09 PM CST
MariposaMaid, Welcome! Don't even try and read the whole thread just jump in on the last or next to last page. Reading 1 or 2000 post is not required by anyone. Hilarious!
SSG, we should try and coordinate a trip, we have done so in the past with Longwood being one of the more memorable.
Ric of MAF @ DG
Name: Lyn
Weaverville, California (Zone 8a)
Garden Ideas: Level 1 Garden Sages Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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RoseBlush1
Jan 4, 2016 4:10 PM CST
Oops ! *Blush* *Blush*
I'd rather weed than dust ... the weeds stay gone longer.
Silver Spring, MD (Zone 7a)
Sedums Container Gardener Bulbs Vegetable Grower Hummingbirder Region: Mid-Atlantic
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ssgardener
Jan 4, 2016 4:22 PM CST
No problemo, Lyn. Big Grin

I'm always confusing myself because Sally and Catmint both have similar-colored flower avatars, and Ric's avatar here on ATP is Holly's avatar over at DG!

I guess I need to start reading and stop relying on pictures, but I'm a visual learner! Hilarious!

Ric, that sounds great!
Silver Spring, MD (Zone 7a)
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ssgardener
Jan 8, 2016 5:20 PM CST
I'm so surprised that the crocus blooms are still looking ok, after that one night when it went down to 15 degrees!

And of course the hellebores are still looking beautiful.

Name: Sally
central Maryland
Seriously addicted to kettle chips.
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sallyg
Jan 8, 2016 5:45 PM CST
Hurray! Hurray! your crocus
i'm pretty OK today, how are you? ;^)
Silver Spring, MD (Zone 7a)
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ssgardener
Jan 8, 2016 10:02 PM CST
@aspenhill, I saw the pinterest board of all pink flowers and thought of you!

https://www.pinterest.com/prov...
Name: Terri
Lucketts, VA (Zone 7a)
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aspenhill
Jan 9, 2016 6:32 AM CST
Thanks SSG! I put it on my to follow feed.
Name: Sally
central Maryland
Seriously addicted to kettle chips.
Charter ATP Member Houseplants Keeper of Poultry Vegetable Grower Region: Maryland Composter
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sallyg
Jan 9, 2016 7:21 AM CST
Okay so I thought ATP might have posted one of my pictures on the home page. Which is funny because I have added zero to extremely few pix here. But no- there is a Salvia cv named SallyG.
Autumn Sage (Salvia greggii SallyG™ Flamingo)
WHA???
i'm pretty OK today, how are you? ;^)
Name: Terri
Lucketts, VA (Zone 7a)
Region: Mid-Atlantic Region: Virginia Dog Lover Lover of wildlife (Raccoon badge) Deer Ponds
Foliage Fan Ferns Hellebores Irises Peonies Amaryllis
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aspenhill
Jan 9, 2016 7:28 AM CST
Sally, you NEED to get that one LOL. I just looked it up in Plant Files - SallyG is a trademark for a group of salvias - looks like there are six of them. On second thought, you need ALL of them, especially the "Groovy" named one . Rolling on the floor laughing
Silver Spring, MD (Zone 7a)
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ssgardener
Jan 9, 2016 7:30 AM CST
Hilarious! Sally, that's fantastic! Now you HAVE to have it! Maybe stilldew will send you seeds! Whistling
Name: Catmint/Robin
PNW WA half hour south of Olym (Zone 8a)
Region: Pacific Northwest Region: Mid-Atlantic Region: Maryland Butterflies Bee Lover Native Plants and Wildflowers
Echinacea Azaleas Forum moderator Cottage Gardener Garden Ideas: Master Level Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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Catmint20906
Jan 9, 2016 8:43 AM CST

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sallyg said:Okay so I thought ATP might have posted one of my pictures on the home page. Which is funny because I have added zero to extremely few pix here. But no- there is a Salvia cv named SallyG.
Autumn Sage (Salvia greggii SallyG™ Flamingo)
WHA???


LOL! I saw that one and thought of you!!

BTW, whenever you add a photo to the database, your photo will appear on the front page. Thumbs up
"One of the pleasures of being a gardener comes from the enjoyment you get looking at other people's yards”
― Thalassa Cruso
Name: Catmint/Robin
PNW WA half hour south of Olym (Zone 8a)
Region: Pacific Northwest Region: Mid-Atlantic Region: Maryland Butterflies Bee Lover Native Plants and Wildflowers
Echinacea Azaleas Forum moderator Cottage Gardener Garden Ideas: Master Level Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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Catmint20906
Jan 9, 2016 9:16 AM CST

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here it is--one of today's featured plants! Thumbs up
"One of the pleasures of being a gardener comes from the enjoyment you get looking at other people's yards”
― Thalassa Cruso

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