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What do you grow that "shouldn't" grow in Zone 4?

So far, I'm a garden wimp, and haven't branched out into the more exotic plants. I'm intending to grow lavender, though, and most of that i…

Started by Kathryn Morski, Z4 UP MI

18 Feb 20, 2012
Reply by thea stoughtenger zn4,ny

Looking for spectacular flowering trees/shrubs for zone 4

I am wanting to get "experts" input on this.  We don't have much in the way of nurserys here that won't sell you plants not for your region…

Started by Crazy2day

12 Feb 19, 2012
Reply by Brenda Bartz

What seeds are you starting indoors now?

I am so anxious to get started with something, anything!

Started by Wendy Hime

7 Apr 10, 2011
Reply by Lisa Bronkhorst

"Forest Pansy" Redbud vs Japanes Maple

I am looking for a recommendation for a small landscape tree with red or burgundy leaves and no fruit (like crabapples).  I plan to plant i…

Started by Marti Alexander/zone 6-MI

5 Feb 28, 2011
Reply by Crazy2day

Endless Summer not blooming up here......

How are you're Endless Summer performing throughout zone 4?  Up in this area there seems to be no blooms at least those of whom I have spok…

Started by Jan Page

13 Oct 4, 2010
Reply by Iowa Gardener

Rudbeckia brown leaves

The leaves of my Rudbeckia are brown and shriveled up but the flowers are fine.  My neighbor's look the same.  Anyone have any idea why tha…

Started by Susan Marie George

0 Aug 8, 2010

Raspberry problems

I need some help with my raspberries.  After initially coming on strong in their second year, they have begun wilting at the tips and I tho…

Started by Debra Haines Frantz

2 Jul 24, 2010
Reply by Hilde Henkel

Perennials for the shade garden

Happy gardening all!  I have a fairly large area to plant and it gets mostly shade.  I already have hostas, foxglove, bleeding heart, coral…

Started by Iowa Gardener

8 Jul 9, 2010
Reply by Leah L. Coombs

How much rain is too much?

We live in SE Minnesota and we have had so much rain that my tomato and pepper leaves are starting to curl and shrink up. Also my Annabelle…

Started by Nancy Dienst

9 Jun 24, 2010
Reply by Nancy Dienst

Columbines and hybrids

Looking for some advice. Last year I planted 2 Columbines not knowing what colors they were going to be. I planted them very early, just af…

Started by Jody Pankow

3 Jun 19, 2010
Reply by Marti Alexander/zone 6-MI

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