Dawn Marie Thompson
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Don Reeves z7, TN replied to Dawn Marie Thompson's discussion Hello all:) I just discovered this site:):):) in the group Christian Gardeners
"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…"
May 5, 2010
Dawn Marie Thompson replied to Dawn Marie Thompson's discussion Perennial flower gardening in Zone 5 in the group Flower Gardens
"Sedums are a lot of fun!!! There are all shapes and sizes and textures:):):) They take a LOT of abuse, too!!! "
Jan 22, 2010
Dawn Marie Thompson replied to Dawn Marie Thompson's discussion Perennial flower gardening in Zone 5 in the group Flower Gardens
"Lisa! Your post sounds nearly like my old post!!! What IS it with heucheras and mums, anyway!!! Some of my mums go wild, but others that are supposed to be really hardy puke out after a year!!! "
Jan 22, 2010
Rich Bishop replied to Dawn Marie Thompson's discussion Perennial flower gardening in Zone 5 in the group Flower Gardens
"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,…"
Jan 21, 2010
Lisa Dent replied to Dawn Marie Thompson's discussion Perennial flower gardening in Zone 5 in the group Flower Gardens
"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…"
Jan 21, 2010
Dawn Marie Thompson replied to Dawn Marie Thompson's discussion Perennial flower gardening in Zone 5 in the group Flower Gardens
"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…"
Jan 20, 2010
Rich Bishop replied to Dawn Marie Thompson's discussion Perennial flower gardening in Zone 5 in the group Flower Gardens
"I know, isn't it sad the way Rhodies look when it's so cold. I always think they'll turn brown soon and die, but they don't. "
Jan 20, 2010
Dawn Marie Thompson replied to Dawn Marie Thompson's discussion Perennial flower gardening in Zone 5 in the group Flower Gardens
"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,…"
Jan 19, 2010
Rich Bishop replied to Dawn Marie Thompson's discussion Perennial flower gardening in Zone 5 in the group Flower Gardens
"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…"
Jan 18, 2010
Dawn Marie Thompson replied to Dawn Marie Thompson's discussion Brrrrrrrr!!!!!! in the group Zone 5
"I can't wait!!! We are supposed to get a short mid-winter thaw in the middle of this week!!! All the way up to 38!!! I doubt I'll need my coat:):):) It'll feel like a heat wave after the teens... "
Jan 11, 2010
Lyn Louise Marker replied to Dawn Marie Thompson's discussion Brrrrrrrr!!!!!! in the group Zone 5
"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…"
Jan 10, 2010
Marti Alexander/zone 6-MI replied to Dawn Marie Thompson's discussion Brrrrrrrr!!!!!! in the group Zone 5
"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…"
Jan 9, 2010
Dawn Marie Thompson replied to Dawn Marie Thompson's discussion Perennial flower gardening in Zone 5 in the group Flower Gardens
"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…"
Jan 8, 2010
Rene Brown replied to Dawn Marie Thompson's discussion Perennial flower gardening in Zone 5 in the group Flower Gardens
"Hi, 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…"
Jan 7, 2010

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Which category best describes you?
Recreational Gardener
Skill level
Intermediate
What kind of gardening do you like to do?
landscape design; lighting effects, perennial flowers
How much time do you spend a week on average in your garden when weather permits?
10+ hours

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