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Name: Caroline Scott
Calgary (Zone 4a)
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CarolineScott
Jan 15, 2017 8:42 PM CST
I so want to get it over with.
I went out and bought tropical houseplants to tide me over until spring!
Name: Sandy B.
Ford River, Michigan UP (Zone 4b)
(Zone 4b-maybe 5a)
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Weedwhacker
Jan 16, 2017 8:54 AM CST
What kind of house plants did you get, Caroline? I really need to give some attention to the house plants that I already have, especially the African violets.

Two more weeks, then my seed starting begins -- spring will be here before we know it! Big Grin .
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Name: Caroline Scott
Calgary (Zone 4a)
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CarolineScott
Jan 16, 2017 10:15 AM CST
None of them had proper tags, just tropical plants.
I will need to go on line and identify each kind.

I am going to begin seeding some items soon.
I have a packet of geranium seeds for the ones which have chocolate coloured leaves in the sun.
Minnesota (Zone 3b)
RpR
Jan 16, 2017 10:25 AM CST
I guess it is that time to start seeds indoors.
It has been years since I have done that but I may try a few items.
The first time was more of a pain in the buttocks that any gain so after a couple of years I said to heck with this, although we now have a much better grow light set-up than then.
Name: Caroline Scott
Calgary (Zone 4a)
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CarolineScott
Jan 16, 2017 10:31 AM CST
I will be starting the geranium seeds under lights.
I am using the T8 flurescent lamps.
Name: Sandy B.
Ford River, Michigan UP (Zone 4b)
(Zone 4b-maybe 5a)
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Weedwhacker
Jan 16, 2017 6:31 PM CST
I still have the old-style T-12 lights... might need to upgrade one of these days! Hilarious!
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Name: Caroline Scott
Calgary (Zone 4a)
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CarolineScott
Jan 17, 2017 9:13 AM CST
Houseplants are:
Peperomia
Waffle plant
Arrowhead plant
Two novelty begonias
Devil's Ivy

I need to find proper Latin names and species.

I have posted pictures of the Peperomias, or rather what I think are peperomias over on the Houseplant forum in hopes that someone can help me identify the them.
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Minnesota (Zone 3b)
RpR
Feb 4, 2017 12:54 PM CST
What is with this Winter 2017 thread?
That does not start till Dec.
I have to get down South and replace the porch Christmas lights with Valentine Red and I probably should take the Christmas Tree down too.
Name: Sandy B.
Ford River, Michigan UP (Zone 4b)
(Zone 4b-maybe 5a)
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Weedwhacker
Feb 5, 2017 9:20 AM CST
"What is with this Winter 2017 thread?"

Confused The thread started in January; I don't understand what you're saying there, RpR.

My seed starting has finally begun -- onions, celery, pansies and vinca. Hurray!
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Name: Caroline Scott
Calgary (Zone 4a)
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CarolineScott
Feb 5, 2017 2:40 PM CST
I suppose we could have started this at the Solstice for those on astronomical calender? Or we could have started it on December 1 for those of us who like the meteorlogical seasons.
But none of us thought of it at those times!
Name: Sandy B.
Ford River, Michigan UP (Zone 4b)
(Zone 4b-maybe 5a)
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Weedwhacker
Feb 5, 2017 6:46 PM CST
Seems like winter to me! Shrug!
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Name: Caroline Scott
Calgary (Zone 4a)
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CarolineScott
Feb 6, 2017 9:57 AM CST
Definitely winter here.
I am waiting for roads to be cleared, so I can go home from my
weekend grandparenting!
Name: Caroline Scott
Calgary (Zone 4a)
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CarolineScott
Feb 6, 2017 10:24 AM CST
While it is a nuisance for driving----I am glad to have all that snow.
It means good moisture for the bulbs, and perennials that lie down there!
Name: Sandy B.
Ford River, Michigan UP (Zone 4b)
(Zone 4b-maybe 5a)
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Weedwhacker
Feb 6, 2017 3:36 PM CST
That's the truth, Caroline -- if it ever melts! Hilarious!
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Minnesota (Zone 3b)
RpR
Feb 7, 2017 12:42 PM CST
RpR said:What is with this Winter 2017 thread?
That does not start till Dec.
I have to get down South and replace the porch Christmas lights with Valentine Red and I probably should take the Christmas Tree down too.


What I meant was when I speak of a winter for year x, y or z that winter runs from Dec. to March.

I never imply two. winters a year as I have heard a few people, not here, do which is why I was surprised this thread was created.

Name: Sandy B.
Ford River, Michigan UP (Zone 4b)
(Zone 4b-maybe 5a)
Charter ATP Member Celebrating Gardening: 2015 I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! I helped beta test the first seed swap Garden Sages Million Pollinator Garden Challenge
Region: United States of America Region: Michigan Seed Starter Vegetable Grower Greenhouse Birds
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Weedwhacker
Feb 7, 2017 4:35 PM CST
I have obviously gone brain dead or something... RpR, I still, even though I've re-read your posts multiple times, don't understand what you are saying. *Blush*

Not that this is exactly an earth-shaking issue, at any rate, just that now it's bugging me because I'm obviously missing something here, about why you were surprised about the thread being started.

I do know that I definitely do NOT want more than one winter per year, though! Hilarious!
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Minnesota (Zone 3b)
RpR
Feb 7, 2017 5:14 PM CST
Weedwhacker said:I have obviously gone brain dead or something... RpR, I still, even though I've re-read your posts multiple times, don't understand what you are saying. *Blush*

Not that this is exactly an earth-shaking issue, at any rate, just that now it's bugging me because I'm obviously missing something here, about why you were surprised about the thread being started.

I do know that I definitely do NOT want more than one winter per year, though! Hilarious!


I will make this simple: aaaa--memememe-- ooooooooooo -- In the horometrical alignment of the seasonal juncture, in the chronometrical positioning of seasons the bequest of the agnomen winter resides with the moment of its constitution, NOT the horometrical alignment that recedes from its constitution.

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Name: Sandy B.
Ford River, Michigan UP (Zone 4b)
(Zone 4b-maybe 5a)
Charter ATP Member Celebrating Gardening: 2015 I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! I helped beta test the first seed swap Garden Sages Million Pollinator Garden Challenge
Region: United States of America Region: Michigan Seed Starter Vegetable Grower Greenhouse Birds
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Weedwhacker
Feb 7, 2017 7:03 PM CST
Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing

Why didn't you say so in the first place Confused
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Name: Reid
North Branch, MN (Zone 4b)
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Anderwood
Feb 17, 2017 6:23 AM CST
Well, it definitely will not be winter here for the next 6 days! Highs in the low 60's and mid fifties! Although, there is a big snow system coming on the horizon. I'll enjoy this while it lasts. I still need to do my winter sowing.
Name: kathy
Michigan
Zone 4b, near St. Clair MI
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katesflowers
Feb 18, 2017 7:25 PM CST
Sitting on the deck in my lawn chair, enjoying 71 degrees and sunshine. Would someone confirm it's mid-February in Michigan? This is so unusual.
After roaming the perennial garden, I'm finding a lota bulbs up about 2". I'm happy.
"Things won are done, joy's soul lies in the doing." Shakespeare

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