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Comment by Robert E Brown--z7b8aNC on January 25, 2011 at 12:11pm
Don't give up on the crocus.  They may still come up.  I had some Amaryllis in pots that wouldn't grow.  Tossed the dirt out of the pot next to my porch and now I have a beautiful plant that comes up every spring.
Comment by Charlie Patin Z8 TX on January 25, 2011 at 9:44am

Deborah,  That flower is gorgeous.  Is it heat loving? 


Comment by Deborah Hamel (Z9a-9b Arizona) on January 25, 2011 at 9:40am

Lila - Do you plant your bulbs in the ground or in containers? Because I only plant in containers, I forget to think of any of my plants in the ground.

I noticed, last week, that I seem to have lost my crocus from last year. I planted them along the margins of the containers (2" inside the margin) so they didn't become lost in the growth of taller plants. However, the freesia, planted nearer the center of the container, is alive and well. I have a gardener's soil thermometer, so I plan to use it through the summer to better understand the heat penetration in the container soil. I just love these garden experiments. Last summer we had several days of 121 degrees on my north porch. When the temperatures reach 110 degrees, I water deeply each morning, again in the early evening as the temperatures begin to drop.

Here is a photo of my 2nd year Freesia in a container, east side of my house slightly under the patio roof.

Comment by diana Z9 Houston, Texas on January 25, 2011 at 8:55am

Minako, they are vultures or buzzards.  They are meat eaters that like road kill.

Lila, if you want to grow tulips, when you buy them in Sept. put them in your frig (not the crisper drawer), then in Jan, Feb plant them outdoors and they should come up in Spring, April.  They only bloom 1x but they are pretty.  Sometimes I get a hair and plant them and then after they bloom, dig them up and send them to my sister up North.

Deborah, I think it might be too hot and dry for my area.  I am further South than Houston and the seasons have been brutal.

Comment by Robert E Brown--z7b8aNC on January 25, 2011 at 8:49am
Ok, it's dropped.  Let's stop bringing it back up.
Comment by Minako Sargent Fukuda on January 25, 2011 at 7:46am

I think this birds look preety fat , beetles must agree with them, what kind of birds are they , I am not familiar with them , can anyone tell?


Comment by Deborah Hamel (Z9a-9b Arizona) on January 24, 2011 at 12:26pm
Diana-I wonder what the difference is in our conditions that allows me to raise asparagus in my Z9a-9b over 2 years and you can't? All of my gardens are in containers due to the Bermuda grass and gophers in my area.
Comment by Charlie Patin Z8 TX on January 24, 2011 at 11:56am
Too cute Diana.  Not sure what the statement is, but sure there's one there.  lol
Comment by diana Z9 Houston, Texas on January 24, 2011 at 10:54am
Okay, enough of the beetle stuff.  Does this make a statement??
Comment by diana Z9 Houston, Texas on January 24, 2011 at 10:13am

When the tulips come out into the store I just look too.  S. Texas is just a one timer.  You put them in the frig. in Sept., put them in the ground in January, see them come up in April and that is it.  One time....  I love parot tulips but no in Texas.  Boy if I can make Martha Washington in my garden, I would but its too hot here.

I have planted potatoes 2 years in a row but nothing.  I see the plant come up beautiful but nothing?

Kimberly, we are passionate and we just keep trucking.


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