Northeast Gardening forum: What are your new plants for 2016

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Name: Lucy
Hamilton, MA (Zone 6b)
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irisarian
Jul 20, 2016 9:36 AM CST
We ordered dwarf irises with a couple tall ones. So far ordered TB Mixed Signals from Keith Keppel. The Winterberry order was for dwarf irises.
Name: Marilyn
CT (Zone 5b)
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RobinD
Jul 20, 2016 5:28 PM CST
Hope they live in this drought!
Name: Lucy
Hamilton, MA (Zone 6b)
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Jul 20, 2016 7:36 PM CST
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Name: Meredith
New Hampshire (Zone 5b)
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Meredith79
Jul 24, 2016 11:26 AM CST
RobinD said:What kind of fish do you have?


I had 7 Discus, I started with 1 Blue Diamond from Petco and after I saw I didn't kill it I added 6 Red Turquoise I got from a hobby breeder in Western Mass, but I'm down to 4. I lost one after forgetting to turn the heater back on in the small tank they have been in. Too much stress. I lost a Blue Diamond I had bought from Petco. He made it a couple years but he had a deformity and probably was never a very hardy fish to start with. Also lost the runt of the Red Turquoises. I think it was a water quality issue. I am really supposed to change the water at absolute minimum once per week and I was down to once a month. PLus teh build up of mulm in the sand and too many snails were part of the problem I bet. The tank is 120 gallons so it takes a lot of time to do and a lot of water. I got lazy after 2 years of being good.

Here are some older pics from when everything was doing really well.


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Name: Marilyn
CT (Zone 5b)
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RobinD
Jul 24, 2016 5:28 PM CST
How beautiful! Salt water? I had fish several times, but got too lazy after awhile....they do take tons of care....
Name: Meredith
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Meredith79
Jul 24, 2016 5:39 PM CST
Yes they are a ton of work! This is a freshwater tank.
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Name: Marilyn
CT (Zone 5b)
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RobinD
Jul 25, 2016 4:04 PM CST
Very colorful fish for freshwater.....
Name: Marilyn
CT (Zone 5b)
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RobinD
Aug 28, 2016 6:20 PM CST
There was a plant sale at my friend's farm in NH...bought a dark mauve lobelia, & a meadow rue with tiny purple flowers.....
Name: Ronnie (Veronica)
Southeastern PA (Zone 6b)
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luvsgrtdanes
Aug 29, 2016 6:12 AM CST
Nice find, I love lobelia!
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Name: Marilyn
CT (Zone 5b)
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RobinD
Aug 29, 2016 10:03 AM CST
So do I.....I lost my purple clump this past winter...not enough snow, I guess.....
Name: Allison
NJ (Zone 6a)
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Onewish1
Aug 31, 2016 3:09 AM CST

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I don't think they last.. in denville it seems 4 years max on them
Name: Arlene
Southold, Long Island, NY (Zone 7a)
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Aug 31, 2016 7:05 AM CST
Mine never make it for more than two years.
Name: Ronnie (Veronica)
Southeastern PA (Zone 6b)
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luvsgrtdanes
Aug 31, 2016 10:15 AM CST
Two years for me too Thumbs down
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Name: Marilyn
CT (Zone 5b)
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RobinD
Aug 31, 2016 12:57 PM CST
Well, I guess I can count myself lucky to have had the clump as long as I did......this one is Ruby Fan.....when I planted it, it was like planting in a sand dune.... Sad
Name: Allison
NJ (Zone 6a)
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Onewish1
Sep 13, 2016 4:37 AM CST

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Got a western lights azalea on the hurting rack for $3.00 AT&T lowes

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Name: Lucy
Hamilton, MA (Zone 6b)
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irisarian
Sep 13, 2016 5:56 AM CST
So we mainly grow irises, from dwarf to just a few tall bearded. We also have a Siberian bed which is full. 42 new for next year, although some are 'historic' (over 30 years from introduction.)
Name: Marilyn
CT (Zone 5b)
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RobinD
Sep 13, 2016 9:57 AM CST
Good purchase, Allison...you'll be able to nurture it....Lucy, didn't realize you had that many iris....the beds must be gorgeous when in bloom!
Name: Lucy
Hamilton, MA (Zone 6b)
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irisarian
Sep 13, 2016 3:25 PM CST
We start with the dwarfs & move along as the heights increase as the season goes later through the spring. Not much for fall as I sent the few rebloomers to our club's iris sales.
Name: Meredith
New Hampshire (Zone 5b)
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Meredith79
Sep 13, 2016 5:38 PM CST
irisarian said:We start with the dwarfs & move along as the heights increase as the season goes later through the spring. Not much for fall as I sent the few rebloomers to our club's iris sales.

I would love to see pictures next spring!
Name: Allison
NJ (Zone 6a)
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Onewish1
Sep 14, 2016 3:50 AM CST

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Pictures are always Great

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