Chat and News forum: Gardening plans?

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ImageBrinda
Feb 17, 2010 8:26 AM CST
Name: Brinda
Yukon, OK

I'm curious as I feel I've been out of the loop for way too long. And I really feel so bad that I left every plant I own out in the winter and now they are all gone. Some of those tropicals I have had for 10 years or more. Booohoooo! So this year I'm starting fresh and I mean really fresh. I have very few perennials here as I'm so in love with annuals and the blast of color they provide all summer long.

I'd love to know what everyone has planned for their gardens this year. Is everyone doing the same ole thing or off to a new garden venture?

My garden is always full of coleus (my love) and just about any annual I can get my hands on that has 'in your face' color to it. I love it bold.

Come on... tell all! I need some inspiration to get me through the winter blues!

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ImageMitchF
Feb 22, 2010 9:09 PM CST
Name: Mitch Fitzgerald
Oklahoma
Good to see you here! I am still dealing with getting into OK gardening... set things out to early last year and lost a lot. Also the dogs in the area loved my pots to much and I lot a lot of them also... But I am here and after counting my winter losses of tropicals (unheated protected area got to cold and many turned to mush... ) I have about 10 left and am trying to get seed gathered together - loads of annuals, I think besides the pineapples, and my one Brug that is a never fail the tropicals are all on their way out.

Do you have any place that might have have a listing of the OK native plants by area? We are looking at some of the churches in several areas (time to get our own church at last!) and want to use a lot of natives for the back bone and even more annuals with classic bulbs.
Mitch Fitzgerald
Bubba1
Feb 27, 2010 9:38 PM CST
I have a flower bed on the west side of my house that gets very hot and dry. Almost have all the monkey grass out of it (boy! I will NEVER do that again!). I tried germinating lavendar in it last summer, but I think I waited too late to get it started. I am not sure its gonna come up this year. So. Then my light bulb went off. I have a flower bed I made up against the house, then on the property line with the next house, last year I transplanted some nandinas. I am hoping to eventually have some privacy from my neighbors. I am going to plant all different kinda of zinnias, calendulas, gazanias, creeping zinnias, maximillian sunflowers, and of course, my cannas on that side. I have a bunch of perennial seeds I got in seed swaps I will plant amongst it all, but I figure this way while the perennials are growing (and I here it will take at least a couple of years before I see a flower off them) I will still have a show. I do collect elephant ears and have several different varieties, so I am going to plant them on the east side of my house. Some of them are starter plants and are not very large. Fighting the fungus gnats right now 'cause they are all in my bedroom. And I have 3 brugs that have to go on that side too. I also have several different varieties of cannas. Say. I do have some cannas that are cold hardy I have planted out on the south side of the property line. Bought them on ebay summer before last. They did come back up last year. Would you guys like a bulb or two if they come up again this year?

I have a corner flower bed that has marigolds in it. Little old lady gave them to me when I was still working at the bank. Went to her house and watched as she dug them up. She just would not give me the shovel! Anyway. I usually plant elephant ears in that corner, but it was because there was a shed on the other side of the fence which provided afternoon shade for my ears. On Christmas Eve, we had a snowstorm. It literally picked the shed up and over that fence. I found it in the empty yard across the alley. Had to call the man who owns the house to come get it before it blew into somebody's car. So, I am going to plant castor beans on the property line there, some cannas in front of them, then, I have acquired several different varieties of marigolds so I am going to just fill the corner with marigolds. And maybe some yarrow.

Have a larger bed in the opposite corner I have not got figured out yet. I have so many different kinds of seeds! Salvias, yarrow, veronica, kiss me over the garden gate, standing cypress, monarda. I sit and look at each package, and each MUST be planted! Want to see it all! And then there's my hardy hibiscus seeds! I already have several varities of the tall ones, so I am going to plant some of the shorter ones. It will all be pretty if I can just figure out how to arrange it.

Planted some musa basjoos last summer that I am so hoping come back!
Imagetarogers5
Mar 5, 2010 4:17 PM CST
Name: Ted Rogers
Oklahoma
Reach out to God he loves you
Well a nice warm day for spring planning. I thought.
Went out and the waterfall was quiet. Found a melted ac outlet . Repaired and the plump is bad. ordered a new one for 399.95. Burned some grass and caught the plastic edging on fire. Any way I got to feed the fish for the first time.
So get out there and see what awaits you.
Bubba1
Mar 5, 2010 6:49 PM CST
Those are the kinds of days when I want to go back to bed and start over tomorrow.
Imagehope43
May 11, 2010 1:52 AM CST
Name: Twyla
ok.
If you dream it you can do it.
Hello everyone, i lost so much due to ice storms, weather , ect. after 45 yrs in okla. i should know i should be used to oh oh weather..lol.


blessings all..
Imagehope43
May 11, 2010 1:54 AM CST
Name: Twyla
ok.
If you dream it you can do it.
Brinda, i have thought of you lots and wonder about you.. i remember your beautiful flowers..
Imagetarogers5
Jun 8, 2010 9:18 AM CST
Name: Ted Rogers
Oklahoma
Reach out to God he loves you
My gardening has taken a new turn. Getting away from tropicals and going into permanent stuff with weed barrier and mulch. Going to finish the automatic watering system and building raised beds.
PUGHBEAR7
May 27, 2011 8:25 PM CST
Hi Im in tulsa can I join in? I discovered by accident to get out on the warm days between cold blasts. you know the ones that make it into the upper 30's lower 40's. anyway I get out and water everyone as best i can. it seems to help them survive the cold snaps.
Here is a pic of my cutting bed. I do propagation as a hobby. some say its not a hobby but it is.
Thumb of 2011-05-28/PUGHBEAR7/087970
PUGHBEAR7
May 27, 2011 8:28 PM CST
and here is my hosta bedThumb of 2011-05-28/PUGHBEAR7/168efc
ImageMitchF
May 30, 2011 10:55 AM CST
Name: Mitch Fitzgerald
Oklahoma
I love it - now what do you use in OK to use to make the bed and how does it work from you? I do 100 or so cuttings a year but I always do them in little pots with water and water and water and water;-) I do a lot of natives but I try to grow cuttings of anything and everything that I can get my hands on to try.
Mitch Fitzgerald
Frillylily
Jun 2, 2011 8:49 PM CST
Missouri
what are the purple/red flowers under the tree?
ImageMitchF
Jun 2, 2011 10:03 PM CST
Name: Mitch Fitzgerald
Oklahoma
dianthus (sp?)
Mitch Fitzgerald
Frillylily
Jun 3, 2011 8:27 AM CST
Missouri
I was guessing mums or asters, but who knows!
ImageMitchF
Jun 3, 2011 9:30 AM CST
Name: Mitch Fitzgerald
Oklahoma
too early here - mine are in bud - now Sweet Williams I have in the garden look just like that right now.
Mitch Fitzgerald
Frillylily
Jun 3, 2011 12:11 PM CST
Missouri
well duh, pic is dated april, I didn't see that :)
ImageMitchF
Jun 3, 2011 1:36 PM CST
Name: Mitch Fitzgerald
Oklahoma
Gets to all of us - dont worry sit bakc and take in some lemonade!
Mitch Fitzgerald

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