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Feb 15, 2016 3:02 PM CST
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Name: Duane
Redmond OR (Zone 5a)
Life began in a garden.
I helped beta test the first seed swap Winter Sowing Plant and/or Seed Trader Seed Starter Salvias Hummingbirder
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These are already up. Planted in Jan.
The first 2 and last one are Delphinium Pacific Giants
3rd and 4th pics are Penstemon Rondo


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Feb 15, 2016 3:13 PM CST
Name: Sherry
Northern California
Sunset Zone 17
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Region: Pacific Northwest Seed Starter Region: California Plant Identifier
Whoa! Jealous here.....I've just finished sowing another bin full of seeded cups....seeds that I got from you and some grasses from Hayefield. Persian Blue Papaver from DomeHomeDee are surfacing....I'm out of clear storage bins, but eyeing a few of the husband's in the garage...doing some heavy hinting, he's ignoring me....I'm poretty sure those were mine to begin with....LOL...
I could be wrong...
and.....
"maybe I should have kept my mouth shut....."
The Urge for Seeds is Strong in This One.....
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Feb 15, 2016 8:39 PM CST
Name: Caroline Scott
Calgary (Zone 4a)
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Nice healthy sprouts and great germination!
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Feb 16, 2016 3:51 AM CST
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Name: Allison
NJ (Zone 6a)
Charter ATP Member Forum moderator I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Dog Lover Hummingbirder Container Gardener
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Love the chia pets
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Feb 16, 2016 8:00 PM CST
Name: Ronnie (Veronica)
Southeastern PA (Zone 6b)
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They look great Duane Thumbs up
Kindness is the language which the deaf can hear and the blind can see.
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Feb 17, 2016 6:49 AM CST
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Name: Linda
Carmel, IN (Zone 5b)
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Wow! What nice looking seedlings, Duane.
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Feb 20, 2016 5:58 PM CST
Name: Karen
Valencia, Pa (Zone 6a)
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Cut Flowers Winter Sowing Charter ATP Member Seed Starter Echinacea
Plant and/or Seed Trader Region: Ohio Region: United States of America Butterflies Hummingbirder Celebrating Gardening: 2015
I've been envious of Duane's delphiniums since our GardenWeb days. Probably 10 years ago!!

Karen
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Feb 20, 2016 6:37 PM CST
Thread OP
Name: Duane
Redmond OR (Zone 5a)
Life began in a garden.
I helped beta test the first seed swap Winter Sowing Plant and/or Seed Trader Seed Starter Salvias Hummingbirder
Hostas Cottage Gardener Annuals Echinacea Container Gardener Dahlias
Thanks Karen,
I feel old now Hilarious!
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Feb 21, 2016 4:40 AM CST
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Name: Allison
NJ (Zone 6a)
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Group hug LOL happens to us all
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Feb 21, 2016 6:35 AM CST
Name: Karen
Valencia, Pa (Zone 6a)
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Cut Flowers Winter Sowing Charter ATP Member Seed Starter Echinacea
Plant and/or Seed Trader Region: Ohio Region: United States of America Butterflies Hummingbirder Celebrating Gardening: 2015
Seriously, I remember you posting pictures of the most beautiful delphs, planted in front of a wooden fence...

Karen
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Feb 21, 2016 8:50 AM CST
Thread OP
Name: Duane
Redmond OR (Zone 5a)
Life began in a garden.
I helped beta test the first seed swap Winter Sowing Plant and/or Seed Trader Seed Starter Salvias Hummingbirder
Hostas Cottage Gardener Annuals Echinacea Container Gardener Dahlias
Those Delphiniums are still in the same place. Here's a more recent pic. Sorry I lost the original pic.-
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Here's a few more in front of my house----


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Feb 21, 2016 9:06 AM CST
Name: Karen
Valencia, Pa (Zone 6a)
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Cut Flowers Winter Sowing Charter ATP Member Seed Starter Echinacea
Plant and/or Seed Trader Region: Ohio Region: United States of America Butterflies Hummingbirder Celebrating Gardening: 2015
Yes! I remembered so well because I have always been envious of them!

I tried to wintersow some after seeing your delphs, but they never did well. They not only failed to thrive, they were knocked over in our midwest winds. I gave up on them.

Karen
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Feb 21, 2016 9:11 AM CST
Thread OP
Name: Duane
Redmond OR (Zone 5a)
Life began in a garden.
I helped beta test the first seed swap Winter Sowing Plant and/or Seed Trader Seed Starter Salvias Hummingbirder
Hostas Cottage Gardener Annuals Echinacea Container Gardener Dahlias
Karen, the winds will knock mine over, too. I tie them up against the fence. Would you like to try some of my seeds?
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Feb 21, 2016 11:30 AM CST
Name: Karen
Valencia, Pa (Zone 6a)
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Cut Flowers Winter Sowing Charter ATP Member Seed Starter Echinacea
Plant and/or Seed Trader Region: Ohio Region: United States of America Butterflies Hummingbirder Celebrating Gardening: 2015
Not now, Duane, but thanks so much for the offer. I fear I wouldn't get to it.

For the first time in many years, I haven't started any seeds yet this year, and I have no indoor plants. Normally I start coleus cuttings from my plants in fall, keep them inside under lights all winter, and have giant beauties by the time spring arrives. But I've become so discouraged in recent years by the deer and rabbits destroying everything, that I'm rethinking the time, energy, and money that I put into my yard. Also, my husband retired this year, and we just returned from 5 weeks in Florida. Since we had planned that well in advance, I knew I'd have to alter my usual seed and plant routines. Still in that process, trying to recover from the vacation!

Karen
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Feb 21, 2016 12:48 PM CST
Name: Jennifer
48036 MI (Zone 6b)
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Karen, come visit me in May. You KNOW I will have grown way too much! You can help me by taking it off my hands. Even if deer or weather destroy them all you've lost is your gas and time visiting Big Grin
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Feb 21, 2016 1:10 PM CST
Name: Karen
Valencia, Pa (Zone 6a)
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Cut Flowers Winter Sowing Charter ATP Member Seed Starter Echinacea
Plant and/or Seed Trader Region: Ohio Region: United States of America Butterflies Hummingbirder Celebrating Gardening: 2015
Honestly, it's discouraging. For the past several years I've used mostly coleus in my front flower bed, and it always looked beautiful. But for the past 2 years, some small critter (rabbits, most likely) chomp them off at ground level. They don't even eat them, they just leave the stems there to wilt and die. At any time of day or night, any season of the year, I can walk out my door and see a rabbit.

The deer population has exploded, too. After growing lilies for decades, I gave up because I never saw a bloom anymore. The deer got every one. I gave all my lilies away. I've had phlox David for about 5 years. I've only seen it bloom once, and something ate it within a day or two...

I've tried every repellent- spray, granular, and systemic, and usually in combination. Nothing seems to have any effect.

Karen


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Feb 21, 2016 4:42 PM CST
Name: Jennifer
48036 MI (Zone 6b)
Cottage Gardener Houseplants Spiders! Heucheras Frogs and Toads Dahlias
Hummingbirder Sedums Winter Sowing Peonies Region: Michigan Celebrating Gardening: 2015
That is discouraging
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Feb 21, 2016 10:15 PM CST
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Name: Linda
Carmel, IN (Zone 5b)
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I love delphs....they are one of my favorite flowers. Unfortunately, they are one of the rabbits favorite flowers also. I have given up after trying for several years..it's just too depressing to see the plants chewed down to the ground. Sighing!
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Feb 22, 2016 7:34 AM CST
Name: Jim D
East Central Indiana (Zone 5b)
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Here is a Delphinium uncovered in wintersow outdoors saying , Hi There, tiny yet Red with white eye.
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In the Butterfly garden if a plant is not chewed up I feel like a failure
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Feb 22, 2016 10:18 AM 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
Linda, you could grow them in containers.
The older varieties will go through our winters in a container.

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