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Mar 19, 2010 9:15 AM CST
Name: Joanne
Calgary, AB Canada (Zone 3a)
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Ideas: Master Level Region: Canadian Charter ATP Member Seed Starter Roses
Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Annuals Container Gardener Vegetable Grower Winter Sowing Enjoys or suffers cold winters
I got some great varieties in a seed exchange and also bought a collection from Lindenberg's Seeds (CDN Supplier). Zinnias are awesome to start from seed. Most germinated within 24 hours.

I started some indoors for an early start and will winter sow some more. Here's my varieties for 2010

Zowie Yellow Flame
Zahara Starlight Rose
Persian Carpet
Giants of California
Dahlia Fower Mix
Lilliput Mix
Cupid mix
Dark Jewels
Cut & Come again
Cactus
Pumilia Mix
Zig Zag


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Mar 21, 2010 6:30 AM CST
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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I love Lilliput & Pulcino
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Mar 21, 2010 7:02 AM CST
Name: Karen
Cincinnati, Oh (Zone 6a)
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Cut Flowers Winter Sowing Charter ATP Member Seed Starter Echinacea
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I'm trying some zahara starlight rose and the yellow zahara this year, too. I just sowed I think a 4 pack of them under lights a week ago. I'll probably do a couple of jugs of zins outside, too.

Karen
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Mar 21, 2010 7:28 AM CST
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
Million Pollinator Garden Challenge Region: New Jersey Seed Starter Garden Ideas: Level 1
think mine are getting started outside this year too.. too lazy this year
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May 30, 2010 7:55 PM CST
Name: Karen
Cincinnati, Oh (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
Zahara starlight rose. So far these look nothing like the commercial pictures which had a distinct rose coloring around the center. These barely have a little pink blush. They look white.

And Chris, (Ladygardener), I did finally get a few sweet potato slips to grow, shown here, too.

Karen

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May 30, 2010 10:35 PM CST
Name: Joanne
Calgary, AB Canada (Zone 3a)
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Ideas: Master Level Region: Canadian Charter ATP Member Seed Starter Roses
Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Annuals Container Gardener Vegetable Grower Winter Sowing Enjoys or suffers cold winters
I started about 6 qty of several different varieties. They have grown very tall (top shelf on the left in the picture). Hopefully I can put them in the ground this week. The weather is supposed to improve. Today the sun finally poked thru the clouds

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Jun 19, 2010 5:43 PM CST
Name: Linda
Carmel, IN (Zone 5b)
Forum moderator I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Charter ATP Member Region: Indiana Dog Lover Container Gardener
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My Zahara starlight rose are also blooming; the rose color is barely visible. It's really more a thin line of pale pink on each petal. Plant seems healthy enough, and they were easy to grow from seed--just rather disappointed they do not have more color.
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Jun 24, 2010 6:49 PM CST
Name: Karen
Cincinnati, Oh (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
Here's one of my zahara starlight rose, the rose color barely visible.

Karen

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Jun 24, 2010 6:51 PM CST
Name: Karen
Cincinnati, Oh (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
From a distance, they just look white.

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Jun 24, 2010 7:02 PM CST
Name: Karen
Cincinnati, Oh (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
Zaharas in a pot.

Karen

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Jun 24, 2010 7:28 PM CST
Name: Linda
Carmel, IN (Zone 5b)
Forum moderator I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Charter ATP Member Region: Indiana Dog Lover Container Gardener
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Karen--your containers are beautiful, as always. My Zahara rose look just like yours--almost a plain white-off white color, with barely a touch of pale pink.
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Jun 24, 2010 7:41 PM CST
Name: Karen
Cincinnati, Oh (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
They're OK, seem resistant to PM despite the humid weather lately. They're healthy enough, just not the color they're advertised to be.

Karen
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Jun 24, 2010 8:12 PM CST
Name: Linda
Carmel, IN (Zone 5b)
Forum moderator I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Charter ATP Member Region: Indiana Dog Lover Container Gardener
Seed Starter Herbs Vegetable Grower Cut Flowers Butterflies Birds
So far, I'm only excited about the Zahara yellow. Bought a few plants for my mom and those things are just covered in flowers. She's rarely been so excited about a plant. Perhaps we just need to try a different variety from the Zahara series.
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