Northern Gardening forum: Late Fall, Early Winter ?

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Name: Caroline Scott
Calgary (Zone 4a)
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CarolineScott
Nov 28, 2017 9:00 AM CST
Catalogues have begun arriving already. And so Garden plans must be changed to include new seeds.
Minnesota (Zone 3b)
RpR
Dec 2, 2017 7:24 PM CST
Got my first one last week.
Name: Caroline Scott
Calgary (Zone 4a)
Charter ATP Member Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Peonies Lilies Enjoys or suffers cold winters Winter Sowing
Bulbs Region: Canadian Garden Ideas: Master Level Million Pollinator Garden Challenge
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CarolineScott
Dec 4, 2017 8:32 AM CST
Has it changed your plans for next season?
Minnesota (Zone 3b)
RpR
Dec 5, 2017 1:00 PM CST
Yes , it probably has ; for many reasons, this is the first year I really look forward to catalogs for a bit of time.
I think I will send out requests for more as the number I get has dropped drastically.
Minnesota (Zone 3b)
RpR
Dec 7, 2017 1:40 PM CST
If you want a list of many, but not all , seed catalogs out there here is a good sample.
http://www.selectedplants.com/...
Name: Caroline Scott
Calgary (Zone 4a)
Charter ATP Member Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Peonies Lilies Enjoys or suffers cold winters Winter Sowing
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CarolineScott
Dec 8, 2017 8:10 AM CST
There is a similar list for Canada.
I think it is called Cindy's List.
Calgary Alberta (Zone 4a)
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j52
Dec 11, 2017 6:27 PM CST
Last year I didn't buy any seeds. I managed to sell all my plants grown from what I had collected in the fall. Well this year I needed to buy some. I love the Santa Cruz Begonias and the seeds arrived a few weeks ago. They have germinated and are doing well on my plant rack. I also bought Zinnia seed, some interesting pastel coloured Rudbeckia, a certain Petunia that never produced seed for me, customers are always asking for Pansy and Marigolds, so I bought that and a couple other plant seeds.
I use to buy from Parks Seed in the US plus Dominion here in Canada. I bought all I needed from Dominion in October.

Caroline,
Are we going to have a white Christmas? Just icy patches on trails left. Nice days for my river bike rides feeding birds.
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Name: Caroline Scott
Calgary (Zone 4a)
Charter ATP Member Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Peonies Lilies Enjoys or suffers cold winters Winter Sowing
Bulbs Region: Canadian Garden Ideas: Master Level Million Pollinator Garden Challenge
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CarolineScott
Dec 11, 2017 9:54 PM CST
You demonstrate restraint !
I should too as I am sure that I have plenty of seeds!
Name: Caroline Scott
Calgary (Zone 4a)
Charter ATP Member Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Peonies Lilies Enjoys or suffers cold winters Winter Sowing
Bulbs Region: Canadian Garden Ideas: Master Level Million Pollinator Garden Challenge
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CarolineScott
Dec 15, 2017 12:30 PM CST
Snow coming this afternoon---so might be a White Christmas.
I must bring some Seed Starter into house before it freezes-may already be frozen as in car since last week.
SS was selling it half price as they are going over to Pro Mix Brand.
Name: June
Rosemont, Ont. (Zone 4a)
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JuneOntario
Dec 15, 2017 8:49 PM CST
I brought a bag of Pro-Mix potting soil into the house a couple of weeks ago to thaw it out (it had been in the unheated garage). I intend to propagate my two surviving fuchsias, which were in hanging baskets outdoors originally, but now they are house plants. One of them recently stopped producing flower buds and made new growth of just leaves. I have taken cuttings of three new shoots that were growing straight up, and Crossing Fingers! they will continue to grow upwards, un-branched, until they get to the height I want. I have seen some beautiful standard fuchsias grown in greenhouses and I would love to create my own fuchsia "tree".
Name: Caroline Scott
Calgary (Zone 4a)
Charter ATP Member Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Peonies Lilies Enjoys or suffers cold winters Winter Sowing
Bulbs Region: Canadian Garden Ideas: Master Level Million Pollinator Garden Challenge
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CarolineScott
Dec 16, 2017 6:04 AM CST
No snow came ?

I went and left the fuchsias out, and they have been frozen.
I will buy new ones in the spring. I have many geraniums on the go, and more coming from cuttings and seeds. No room for fuchsia propagation too !

Your fuchsia trees will be beautiful.
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Calgary Alberta (Zone 4a)
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j52
Dec 17, 2017 5:52 PM CST
My tiny santa cruz begonia seedlings are coming off the heat mat, I think all the viable seeds have germinated.
I gave my geranium cuttings their first trim to get the growth to come lower on the stems. In a couple months I will root all the cuttings I take off the original cuttings.

A Fuchsia tree, I never heard of such a thing before. Keep us posted on your progress JuneOntario.
Name: Caroline Scott
Calgary (Zone 4a)
Charter ATP Member Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Peonies Lilies Enjoys or suffers cold winters Winter Sowing
Bulbs Region: Canadian Garden Ideas: Master Level Million Pollinator Garden Challenge
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CarolineScott
Dec 20, 2017 8:27 AM CST
Shovelling snow is main project for today !
Started some geranium seeds yesterday.
Ivy, Scarlet Picotee, a mix, and Salmon with narrow petals.
Leaving them to imbibe water and then under lights.
Name: Sandy B.
Ford River, Michigan UP (Zone 4b)
(Zone 4b-maybe 5a)
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Weedwhacker
Dec 21, 2017 7:47 PM CST
Happy Winter Solstice, everyone! If there's anything northerners can agree on, I have to think it would be having the daylight time increasing instead of decreasing Smiling
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Name: Caroline Scott
Calgary (Zone 4a)
Charter ATP Member Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Peonies Lilies Enjoys or suffers cold winters Winter Sowing
Bulbs Region: Canadian Garden Ideas: Master Level Million Pollinator Garden Challenge
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CarolineScott
Dec 23, 2017 9:54 AM CST
Yes ! I agree
Minnesota (Zone 3b)
RpR
Dec 23, 2017 9:07 PM CST
Weedwhacker said:Happy Winter Solstice, everyone! If there's anything northerners can agree on, I have to think it would be having the daylight time increasing instead of decreasing Smiling

In the long run yes, but actually I get used to the short days and having to get stuff done now; I kind of miss them when its over.

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Name: Sandy B.
Ford River, Michigan UP (Zone 4b)
(Zone 4b-maybe 5a)
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Sages Million Pollinator Garden Challenge Seed Starter Vegetable Grower
Greenhouse Region: United States of America Region: Michigan Enjoys or suffers cold winters Butterflies Birds
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Weedwhacker
Dec 23, 2017 11:38 PM CST
What I am actually missing most right now is sunshine -- it's been in very short supply here lately!
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