Echinacea Chat forum: Spring is finally here in Kansas

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ImageSnapshot
Apr 20, 2019 10:08 PM CST
Name: Bob
Kansas...The Land of Ahhhhhs
I'm retired Fishing is my job.
We have a magnificent botanical garden in Wichita and I hope you all don't mind if I share some pictures with you that I made last week.
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There's a fine line between fishing and just standing on the shore looking like an idiot.

Steven Wright
[Last edited Apr 21, 2019 12:29 AM CST]
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SummerPerson
Apr 21, 2019 8:02 AM CST
Name: Vicki
Missouri Zone 5b
Thanks for posting the pictures, Kansas Bob.
ImageSnapshot
Apr 21, 2019 6:55 PM CST
Name: Bob
Kansas...The Land of Ahhhhhs
I'm retired Fishing is my job.
SummerPerson wrote:Thanks for posting the pictures, Kansas Bob.


I tip my hat to you.
There's a fine line between fishing and just standing on the shore looking like an idiot.

Steven Wright
ImageNJBob
Apr 21, 2019 7:04 PM CST
Name: Bob
Vernon N.J.
Very nice pictures. Daffodils have started here , but no Tulips yet.
ImageSnapshot
Apr 21, 2019 7:09 PM CST
Name: Bob
Kansas...The Land of Ahhhhhs
I'm retired Fishing is my job.
Thanks, Bob.
Both tulips and daffodils are coming to an end here. This was the last weekend for the Tulip Festival. Are you in zone 4 or 5?
There's a fine line between fishing and just standing on the shore looking like an idiot.

Steven Wright
ImageNJBob
Apr 21, 2019 9:07 PM CST
Name: Bob
Vernon N.J.
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The surrounding area is zone 6A, but I would say on top of the mountain we are on avg. 5 to 10 degrees cooler then at the bottom
ImageSnapshot
Apr 21, 2019 10:09 PM CST
Name: Bob
Kansas...The Land of Ahhhhhs
I'm retired Fishing is my job.
That's a nice garden, Bob. Yours? I can only imagine how much time and $$ you put into that. It's really impressive. How many years did it take to build it?
You must probably be zone 6 if you are cooler than 6a. Do you get below zero often?
There's a fine line between fishing and just standing on the shore looking like an idiot.

Steven Wright
ImageNJBob
Apr 22, 2019 3:36 PM CST
Name: Bob
Vernon N.J.
Bob I made that garden last year , it took about a week to build. I think it was 2 pallets of stone plus some from the woods across the street and about 5 yards of top soil. It is planted mostly with Hosta . It also has a Rising Sun Red Bud and a Bo Bo Hydrangea .
We do go below zero a couple of times a year. 6A is the northern part of zone 6. We used to be 5B but they changed it a few years ago. We are considered a micro climate where you are colder then your surrounding area. Even though we are located in zone 6 plants rated for 6 are iffy here, I mostly try to get ones rated for zone 5. Winter winds can also be an issue. The house is positioned between 3 lakes so high winds are common and can be tough on the plants.
ImageSnapshot
Apr 22, 2019 7:34 PM CST
Name: Bob
Kansas...The Land of Ahhhhhs
I'm retired Fishing is my job.
NJBob wrote:Bob I made that garden last year , it took about a week to build. I think it was 2 pallets of stone plus some from the woods across the street and about 5 yards of top soil. It is planted mostly with Hosta . It also has a Rising Sun Red Bud and a Bo Bo Hydrangea .
We do go below zero a couple of times a year. 6A is the northern part of zone 6. We used to be 5B but they changed it a few years ago. We are considered a micro climate where you are colder then your surrounding area. Even though we are located in zone 6 plants rated for 6 are iffy here, I mostly try to get ones rated for zone 5. Winter winds can also be an issue. The house is positioned between 3 lakes so high winds are common and can be tough on the plants.


Have you lost a lot of plants? You mention Hostas but all I see is daffodils. Too early yet for hostas? I'm impressed and can only imagine how much effort went into building it. It looks impressive.
There's a fine line between fishing and just standing on the shore looking like an idiot.

Steven Wright
ImageNJBob
Apr 22, 2019 7:55 PM CST
Name: Bob
Vernon N.J.
Thanks, it was a lot of work. But worth it, the Hosta are just starting to break ground. Will find out in a week or so how many made it , many were plug sized so hoping they made it.
ImageSnapshot
Apr 22, 2019 8:14 PM CST
Name: Bob
Kansas...The Land of Ahhhhhs
I'm retired Fishing is my job.
I tip my hat to you.
There's a fine line between fishing and just standing on the shore looking like an idiot.

Steven Wright
SummerPerson
Apr 25, 2019 8:47 AM CST
Name: Vicki
Missouri Zone 5b
NJBob wrote:Thumb of 2019-04-22/NJBob/cf3d6f
The surrounding area is zone 6A, but I would say on top of the mountain we are on avg. 5 to 10 degrees cooler then at the bottom



Very nice flower bed that you built.
ImageNJBob
Apr 25, 2019 7:27 PM CST
Name: Bob
Vernon N.J.
Thank you. I saw today that the Hosta are starting to come up.
Imagekqcrna
May 11, 2019 4:55 AM CST
Name: Karen
Cincinnati, Oh
Bob, that's a great bed! Nice job!

I just found this thread.

Karen
ImageNJBob
May 11, 2019 7:12 PM CST
Name: Bob
Vernon N.J.
Thank you. I will take another pic when all the Hosta are up.

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