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What do you grow that "shouldn't" grow in Zone 4? 18 Replies

Started by Kathryn Morski, Z4 UP MI. Last reply by thea stoughtenger zn4,ny Feb 20, 2012.

Looking for spectacular flowering trees/shrubs for zone 4 12 Replies

Started by Crazy2day. Last reply by Brenda Bartz Feb 19, 2012.

What seeds are you starting indoors now? 7 Replies

Started by Wendy Hime. Last reply by Lisa Bronkhorst Apr 10, 2011.

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Comment by thea stoughtenger zn4,ny on May 10, 2013 at 3:05pm

A welcome to Theresa Verge Fortin .

Comment by thea stoughtenger zn4,ny on February 3, 2013 at 6:45pm

i understand . i am having the same concerns bitter cold ,then spring , then cold , and almost no snow . i have plants that wher allready having a hard time this is going to make it wose . and last year we had a frost in march that killed off all the apple blossoms . so i am concerned about this year .

Comment by Jan Page on February 3, 2013 at 6:11pm

I do cover tender stuff with leaves... The last two falls a Priest in my small town has allot of leaves and puts them in giant strong bags and I'm so grateful for them.  I covered lots of plants, but with the freezing and thawing plants don't like this treatment.  My Hybrid Teas and Climbers are probably the plants that will suffer, I have them next to the house and of course they keep a little warmer that way.  But the problem here this Winter is that it was already cold, like about -10 or -15 below and then it got warm like about 40 or 45 above and what little  snow cover we had melted.  Now were way down below -0.... Plants have to be tough to make it up here.

Comment by thea stoughtenger zn4,ny on February 3, 2013 at 6:01pm

what plants are you most worried about Jan ? that is way to cold esp without any snow for protection . I am thinking we better find cheep ways of mulching .

Comment by Jan Page on February 3, 2013 at 5:29pm

Hi all. Here I am in Northern Minnesota and its been very cold and not allot of snow at first.  So I wonder what plants will make it through.  Up near the border in Ely, Minnesota yesterday morning it was -34 below.  brrrrrrrrrrrrr

Comment by thea stoughtenger zn4,ny on February 3, 2013 at 5:01pm

well we here in New York certainly are not getting our usual snow fall i am used to at least 4 foot snow banks . but i have not had one that is even 2 foot . a foot maybe where the snow plow went through but that is not enough . for the amoungt of water we need to make it through . till next winte i pray for a lot of rain .

Comment by thea stoughtenger zn4,ny on May 25, 2012 at 4:27pm

i forget how to spell it correctly ,widipeka i think any way it is tha free on line encylopida . I  just went there for information on wintergreen it may help .

Comment by Mary Ann Morris on May 25, 2012 at 6:27am
thanks, Jan. I will extend my patience meeter! the twin cities area got tons of rain, down in Rochester, it has mostly skirted the area till yesterday afternoon when we got a mucn needed inch. those with flodding and high wind are in my thoughts
Comment by Jan Page on May 24, 2012 at 7:39pm

Rain, Rain, go away as everything is flooding here in Minnesota....

Comment by Jan Page on May 24, 2012 at 7:38pm

Hi Mary Ann, I want to tell you that I also have a Japanese Lilac tree and its about 9'tall,in full sun and I have never had a bloom.  I planted it at least 5 years ago...... I live up in zone 3 and we have allot of them around that do bloom.  Maybe they have to be much older, I don't know really anything concerning this tree.


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