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Name: Caroline Scott
Calgary (Zone 4a)
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CarolineScott
Apr 21, 2018 8:59 AM CST
Tulips, quack grass, blue flax and sweet william are showing up.
The sweet william is almost white from being under all that snow and cut off from light.
Might do some raking, weeding and sowing?
Calgary Alberta (Zone 4a)
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j52
Apr 23, 2018 8:30 AM CST
Yes, I am surprised how quick my tulips and alliums have shot up this past week. I've done some raking under the spruce trees. I want to get the front lawn raked and fertilized this week. We have some great temperatures coming this week Caroline. My GH is stuffed but I'll find room for more that are still waiting the move from my basement.


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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
Apr 23, 2018 8:49 AM CST
Look like nice healthy plants there !
My indoor shelves at windows, and under lights, are crowded,
and I need to pot on peppers and tomatoes.
Now with the good weather, I feel rushed as there is so much to do all of a sudden ! Indoors and Outdoors !
Calgary Alberta (Zone 4a)
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j52
Apr 23, 2018 9:41 AM CST
Same here, I always feel rushed but I do a little bit of everything and it always ends up getting done. I quickly get bored with potting on seedlings so it's good to have other jobs on the go.
Name: Dr. Demento Jr.
Minnesota (Zone 3b)
RpR
Apr 23, 2018 7:50 PM CST
Tulips and few other things have popped.
Rammed a rod into the ground, went down two inches.
Name: Caroline Scott
Calgary (Zone 4a)
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CarolineScott
Apr 23, 2018 9:29 PM CST
I have not tested the ground, but some of the containers in the sun are not frozen so might sow peas in those.
Calgary Alberta (Zone 4a)
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j52
Apr 29, 2018 9:24 AM CST
I planted sweet pea seed a couple days ago. My yard is about ready for the end of May planting. Rose bushes are trimmed, annual beds turned and cultivated, lawns raked and fertilized.
Cold and windy today, I'll turn the radio on in my GH to, Let's Talk Gardening, and do some more potting up.
Name: Connie
Edmonton, Alberta area (Canada (Zone 3a)
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conniepr27
Apr 29, 2018 11:38 AM CST
Not much sprouting in my yard yet. A few green tips poking out from Maltese Cross, a sedum, some of the speedwell showing bits of green at the bases.

The ground is soft and warm, and moist, though. This is the first week of weather nice enough that it's not freezing overnight. When walking around my yard yesterday, I spotted some quackgrass that had made its way into one flowerbed. I grabbed a pitch fork and dug it out and was surprised at how soft and workable the soil was.
Name: Dr. Demento Jr.
Minnesota (Zone 3b)
RpR
Apr 30, 2018 2:14 PM CST
Things are in full sprout now, even some bushes and trees are beyond buds.
The last snow bank disappeared over the week-end . We wet up Detroit Lakes- Leech Lake area and even there there are few snow banks left.
Quick change as last week-end we were up by Mille Lacs Lake, sixty some miles farther south and there was solid snow cover in areas.

My first new mail order potatoes arrived today so tomorrow I will start planting and uncover the roses.
It was below freezing at night last week but if you can believe the weather service, not supposed to happen any more.
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
May 1, 2018 9:15 AM CST
I am direct sowing, wild flowers, as rain was supposed to come. Just a sprinkle, so I may need to get the hose out and wet those seeds down.
Name: Dr. Demento Jr.
Minnesota (Zone 3b)
RpR
May 3, 2018 9:45 PM CST
I have all the potatoes planted in the North garden, White Giant is the only new one and the rest are a hodge-podge of hold overs but had enough for one short row of reds.
Uncovered the roses and put the leaves on top of the potatoes.
I was surprised in some areas the ground in the rose garden was still frozen solid.
I buried most of them and will let the ground warm a bit but the non-buried ones had green stems but then so did all of them last year and some went belly up with the speed of a horse out of the gate.
Name: Dr. Demento Jr.
Minnesota (Zone 3b)
RpR
May 9, 2018 5:10 PM CST
I will mow the lawn next week, crab grass cannot be far behind.
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
May 11, 2018 8:28 AM CST
The Nanking Cherry on the South side is flowering.
The ones on East or West side ....not yet.
Sowing peas this week.
Calgary Alberta (Zone 4a)
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j52
May 15, 2018 9:11 PM CST
After this coming weekend, if the long term forecast looks good, I'm going for it, doing my pots and start planting my flower beds. I've got all my hanging baskets done and they're doing well. I noticed the sweet peas poking through the ground so I put up the netting. Have had to go perennial shopping for a customer and redo her back yard flower bed. It was a challenge with a cracked rib. (bike accident)
Did more shopping for a customer today and also bought my herbs. Customers keep popping in with their annual want lists. I think pretty much all the annuals and tomatoes are reserved now. People are showing up earlier and earlier it seems.
Well my body has healed to the point I need no more advil and I hope to be back on my bike visiting my birds this 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
May 16, 2018 5:54 AM CST
This week looks good for sowing and planting !
Wildflower seed sowing is not finished. Poppy seeds should have been earlier . Still have the petunias under lights as they were a late start. Cardoon is still under lights. Sowing Sweet Siberian Watermelon . I like the vine, but if get melons it is a bonus.

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