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debsroots
Feb 23, 2010 3:47 PM CST
Welcome,

Please join us for here for general discussion. Chat away :)
leaflady
Feb 23, 2010 4:42 PM CST
Name: leaflady
planet earth
Love the sinner, hate the sin
Winter has me bored. I have so many plans for spring and summer. I got some castor bean & Peaches & Cream hollyhock seeds the other day. Of course the soil is frozen so no planting yet.

I took my wheeled weed eater to the shop the other day so I'll be ready to do that kind of work when the time arrives.

GOD bless and keep each of you.
Frillylily
Feb 23, 2010 9:16 PM CST
Missouri
I just put down some Preen a couple days ago.
Also I check to make sure my trees are staked, as spring winds are coming and some are just planted.

Imagegardenersdetective
Mar 13, 2010 8:20 PM CST
Name: Susan
Zone 5
Charley's Girl Too/ HeHaw, HeHaw
Took a walk around the garden. The foliage from my bulbs is growing leaps and bounds. Went looking for the bushes I planted last spring and the bunnies ate them down to nubs. Whoever coined the phrase dumb bunnies must not have had a garden. Don't forget to turn your clocks back. Spring is really on it's way, hooray!
Imagegardenersdetective
Mar 22, 2010 9:43 PM CST
Name: Susan
Zone 5
Charley's Girl Too/ HeHaw, HeHaw
Frillylily do you swear by Preen? I have never used it because it kills elephant ears which I plant but I could put it everywhere else if it's really good stuff. I just hate weeding
Frillylily
Mar 23, 2010 6:32 PM CST
Missouri
I have used it around my elephant ears. ?!
Does it say on the bag that it kills them? I will have to look at that again. Mostly my elephant ears croak over the winter from rotting. They heave up out of the ground or something and next thing I know they are mushy.
I don't swear by it as in, saying it will work wonders and you will have no weeds.
But it definitely cuts down on the amount of weeds alot. I notice when I don't use it.
On another note, I *think* it says not to use around ferns?

leaflady
Mar 24, 2010 5:42 PM CST
Name: leaflady
planet earth
Love the sinner, hate the sin
Frilly, I don't think EEs are hardy in zone 5. Some of MO is zone 6 but I wouldn't risk it. I'm surpised Preen kills anything but plants spouted from seeds. I don't use it but always thought that was the purpose of it.
Frillylily
Mar 24, 2010 7:41 PM CST
Missouri
Preen doesn't 'kill' anything. It has something in it that prevents seeds from germinating. But I think it says not to use around ferns as it somehow damages or kills them.
I have had EE for years. I plant them deep and leave them alone. They come up every year. And get large. However I always have one or two that somehow 'surface' and rot. Even those though, I cut off the mushy part and re bury them and they grow. I also have cannas. I did plant them in a corner of the house that is sheltered alot.
Imagegardenersdetective
Mar 26, 2010 6:56 AM CST
Name: Susan
Zone 5
Charley's Girl Too/ HeHaw, HeHaw
Elephant ears definately must be over wintered here. http://www.gardeningknowhow.com/exotic/storing-elephant-ear-...

Preen Garden Weed Preventer is not recommended for use with alocasia & colocasia.
http://www.preen.com/products/preen-garden-weed-preventer/pl...
Imagegardenersdetective
Jun 3, 2010 9:19 PM CST
Name: Susan
Zone 5
Charley's Girl Too/ HeHaw, HeHaw
Blooming in my garden today is black eyed stella

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Imagegardenersdetective
Jun 3, 2010 9:20 PM CST
Name: Susan
Zone 5
Charley's Girl Too/ HeHaw, HeHaw
Happy Returns daylily

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debsroots
Jun 4, 2010 9:01 PM CST
I have Happy Returns, and Stellas blooming right now. A lot of the others are throwing up scapes. Thanks for posting hopefully this is just the start.

Debbie
Imagegardenersdetective
Jun 4, 2010 9:06 PM CST
Name: Susan
Zone 5
Charley's Girl Too/ HeHaw, HeHaw
Right outside the kitchen window for our dining entertainment

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Imagegardenersdetective
Jun 4, 2010 9:07 PM CST
Name: Susan
Zone 5
Charley's Girl Too/ HeHaw, HeHaw
My new clematis Jackmanii

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Imagegardenersdetective
Jun 4, 2010 9:09 PM CST
Name: Susan
Zone 5
Charley's Girl Too/ HeHaw, HeHaw
Have you been to Missouri Botanical Gardens. I usually visit a couple of times a season but it got so hot so fast that I may wait till fall
Frillylily
Jun 4, 2010 9:55 PM CST
Missouri
I have not, but would like to, do they have many daylilies there? I am 3 hours away.
Imagegardenersdetective
Jun 5, 2010 8:37 AM CST
Name: Susan
Zone 5
Charley's Girl Too/ HeHaw, HeHaw
Daylily garden at mobot http://www.mobot.org/gardeninghelp/plantfinder/pibloc.asp?lo...
debsroots
Jun 5, 2010 6:50 PM CST
I was there early this spring. Just beautiful.
leaflady
Jun 5, 2010 7:03 PM CST
Name: leaflady
planet earth
Love the sinner, hate the sin
Too much rain at times has made it hard to keep up with the weeds. I've been weedeating this evening and need to get back to it.

The peonies were lovely this year but the white centers on what I think are Bowl Of Beauty looked dingy all the time. I moved a few to new locations to make mowing easier on the kids.

German Bearded iris are passed, as are some of the Siberians but the LA ones are getting going well this week. Some of the early daylilies are starting to bloom. The Spiderwort is blooming nicely now. Hollyhocks are just getting started now too. So I have color all around me. The Batchlor Buttons are in full bloom now too.

Must go finish weedeating. GOD bless and keep each of you.
EvaMae
debsroots
Jun 5, 2010 7:24 PM CST
I worked this morning, so worked outside this evening from 5 - 7:30. Have lots of weeds to pull, but they are coming up fairly easy due to the rain we have received the last few days. My peonies are finished, spiderwort and clematis is just beautiful, Japanese Iris, and Spuria Iris are in bloom....just fabulous. My geraniums I overwintered are getting ready to bloom, and the veggie garden is doing well.

Take care,
Debbie

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