"When I see my lilies, I remember the words of Jesus, starting at Luke 12:26b "...why do you worry about the rest? 27 "Consider how the lilies grow. They do not labor or spin. Yet I tell you, not even Solomon in all his splendor was dressed…"
"I don't have the best growing conditions inside and my seedlings grow slowly, so I start my quick-maturing plants about 60 days before I can set them out. This year I will start my tomatoes about 75 days before. If yours grow well indoors,…"
"I also have the following (Kansas) sedums, iris, peonies, hostas, bleeding heart (old-fashioneds), hardy climbing roses and buddleia:) I have more trouble with clematis, heuchera, mums (!), foxgloves and delphinium.
We have a lot of Iris in many…"
"I lost one of my big, 6 foot Nova Zembla rhodies last winter:(:(:( Try replacing something that large with something comparable at a garden center - I waited until the season closeout and got one that was about 3 foot on clearance:) It's in a…"
"Thanks, Rich:) I have written these down - will check in the garden centers for them when spring arrives - about 3 months from now, unfortunately:( I love to learn about new dependable perennials for my zone:) Our winters here can be very wet,…"
"Here in Denver our zone 5 is a bit different. We have no snow cover and the soil stays dry in the winter, with lots and lots of sunny days. So, if you would like to expand your pallet and have a place with good drainage, why not try the ornamental…"
"We had a hoarfrost early this morning, but the sun is out now and it is dropping off the trees and shrubs. I have my seed magazines everywhere and every time I see something I want, I run in here and put it in my special "Consideration for this…"
"While we are in South Florida for the holidays, I get to work in my son's yard in the sunshine. Unfortunately it has been very cold - for Florida - 43 today in Boca Raton! Yesterday was spectcular so I soaked up as much of that sun as possible…"
"I so agree!!! When I first started gardening, I would wander around the garden centers with stars in my eyes - reading about microclimates and wondering if I could grow tender perennials:) About 5 years into gardening, when it was time for me to…"
I find I can grow many kinds of perennials on the zone 5 i live in. I have been gardening for over 25 years or more and I've had great success with plants that claim to be a zone 6 or more. My favorites are Iris's,Hollyhocks,many…"
"Linda, we only had about 5 or 6 inches. We had more snow last Saturday when these pictures were taken! They really did give us a big scare. We were expecting 2 or 3 feet of snow with whipping winds and downed power lines. I'm so glad we…"