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Offline mitch777

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spring into summer...
« on: April 11, 2013, 06:37:03 PM »
thought the "is winter over yet" thread should be dead. :)
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Re: spring into summer...
« Reply #1 on: April 11, 2013, 06:47:21 PM »
Q: which is worse -- endless photos of unimaginative gardening concepts or photos of cats and dogs?
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Re: spring into summer...
« Reply #2 on: April 11, 2013, 06:49:35 PM »
Q: which is worse -- endless photos of unimaginative gardening concepts or photos of cats and dogs?

Its better than dishes and tea pots for sure .

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Re: spring into summer...
« Reply #3 on: April 11, 2013, 06:54:22 PM »
Its better than dishes and tea pots for sure .

No way.
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Re: spring into summer...
« Reply #4 on: April 11, 2013, 06:56:50 PM »

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Re: spring into summer...
« Reply #5 on: April 11, 2013, 07:03:01 PM »
waaaahhhhh. :'(

ps- Miss P. seemed to be pretty pretty pretty active on the winter thread.
(although much of her chatter was all about coffee. ::).)
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Re: spring into summer...
« Reply #6 on: April 11, 2013, 07:32:12 PM »
Mitchy those are some pretty flowers, I cant let you bitter queens out do me, I might have to plant some flowers this year!
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Re: spring into summer...
« Reply #7 on: April 11, 2013, 07:52:33 PM »
Mitchy those are some pretty flowers, I cant let you bitter queens out do me, I might have to plant some flowers this year!
good luck with that. ;D

make me proud and P. groan.  ;)
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Re: spring into summer...
« Reply #8 on: April 11, 2013, 07:56:36 PM »
If you're not careful I'm going to start putting up pictures of the joys of a Lotus Birth for all of you.
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Re: spring into summer...
« Reply #9 on: April 11, 2013, 07:59:29 PM »
If you're not careful I'm going to start putting up pictures of the joys of a Lotus Birth for all of you.

Gasp.  WTF is that....cow patty looking thing they are posing all those babies next to?

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Re: spring into summer...
« Reply #10 on: April 11, 2013, 08:02:47 PM »
to help cleanse your minds of that last image...
magnolia blooming.
(hope it works as well as poppies. :).)

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Re: spring into summer...
« Reply #11 on: April 11, 2013, 08:04:12 PM »
Gasp.  WTF is that....cow patty looking thing they are posing all those babies next to?

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Re: spring into summer...
« Reply #12 on: April 11, 2013, 08:17:44 PM »
If you're not careful I'm going to start putting up pictures of the joys of a Lotus Birth for all of you.

Yawn. Been there done that. Except we did not chicken fry the placenta. I did however get the distinct honor of watching my baby-momma shit out a huge hemmorhoid and squirt a stream of blood and shit about 1 foot while she was pushing. Good times.

PS- Mitchy, ARe you sure thats a magnolia? Doesnt look like any of our MAgnolias.
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Re: spring into summer...
« Reply #13 on: April 11, 2013, 08:39:10 PM »
PS- Mitchy, ARe you sure thats a magnolia? Doesnt look like any of our MAgnolias.

Hey Will,

I'm not sure about the main tree shown, but the one in the foreground, on the left is a Magnolia.

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Re: spring into summer...
« Reply #14 on: April 11, 2013, 08:50:16 PM »
Hey Will,

I'm not sure about the main tree shown, but the one in the foreground, on the left is a Magnolia.

Joe

I'm still not seeing it Joe? This is what I call a Magnolia, we had one at the ranch when I was growing up. THey smell AMAZING, like a sweet perfume...

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Re: spring into summer...
« Reply #15 on: April 11, 2013, 08:59:24 PM »
Hi Will ...the magnolia , its between the houses .

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Re: spring into summer...
« Reply #16 on: April 11, 2013, 09:12:12 PM »
i'm with ms wump, that ain't no magnolia.

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Re: spring into summer...
« Reply #17 on: April 11, 2013, 11:57:26 PM »
Poor Southerners -- always so self-centered. The magnolia grown in the South is the grandiflora magnolia, there are other types planted outside of that growing region. Though I will admit that the grandiflora is what comes to my mind but only because that's what I grew up with. Fortunately my horizons are more expanded after shedding the shackles of Southern mediocrity as a young man.
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Re: spring into summer...
« Reply #18 on: April 12, 2013, 05:34:02 AM »


MidAtlantic and New England folk know the "saucer magnolia".  The kind that loses it leaves in winter and has HUGE usually pink flowers. 

There are many clumps of big old ones in Prospect Park in Brooklyn, for example. One of the charms is watching those flower buds get bigger and bigger and bigger and bigger, and then bam, rather than the flowers, which bloom about same time as the daffodils, a snowstorm kills off the buds... 

But then, watch the trees carefully. There will eventually be new buds, here and there on the tree, and it produces singular blooms deep in the glossy foliage all through the heat of summer, and looks very tropical...

Also I keep my eyes out in Switzerland, there are some big camelia trees that bloom in late winter.

Lugano (and to a smaller extent Montreux) have Mediterranean gardens on the lakesides.






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Re: spring into summer...
« Reply #19 on: April 12, 2013, 07:17:32 AM »
Yes, there are 2 magnolias in the pic.
The larger one in bloom is white and the smaller one on the left side in the pic is pink and is about a week behind in blooming.
I have pictures of the house when these trees were planted in the late 1960's.
They are very fast growers!
Miss P. and Mecch know their magnolias. :)
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Re: spring into summer...
« Reply #20 on: April 12, 2013, 07:28:17 AM »
Poor Southerners -- always so self-centered. The magnolia grown in the South is the grandiflora magnolia, there are other types planted outside of that growing region. Though I will admit that the grandiflora is what comes to my mind but only because that's what I grew up with. Fortunately my horizons are more expanded after shedding the shackles of Southern mediocrity as a young man.

Oh fiddle-dee-dee honey chile, you go full on antebellum when it suits you.

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Re: spring into summer...
« Reply #21 on: April 12, 2013, 07:33:51 AM »
The tree from the Deep South I really adore is the Spanish Moss. Those never grew in Virginia, and even the typical grandiflora magnolia only was found in the far coastal southeast of the state -- like Williamsburg.

Oh fiddle-dee-dee honey chile, you go full on antebellum when it suits you.

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Re: spring into summer...
« Reply #22 on: April 12, 2013, 11:29:58 PM »
Did you ever see one of the plantations in Michelle Obama's family history. Its really quite fascinating:

talk about spanish moss, the trees are fantastic here:

http://www.plantationservicesinc.com/property-detail.cfm?property=104
(seems like its for sale, 14 million....) 




More detailed article ont the Obama connection:
http://edition.cnn.com/2009/LIVING/07/16/michelle.obama.slaveroots/


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Re: spring into summer...
« Reply #23 on: April 14, 2013, 04:57:34 PM »
getting antsy for warmer weather...
thought I would post some garden pics that I took last May.
something to look forward to. :)











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Re: spring into summer...
« Reply #24 on: April 15, 2013, 06:03:25 AM »




OH-EM-GEE! Your tree has warts!


Love the fern photos. :)
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Re: spring into summer...
« Reply #25 on: April 16, 2013, 04:15:33 PM »
OH-EM-GEE! Your tree has warts!


Love the fern photos. :)
lol!
everyone who walks by that tree comments on the trunk.
it's a curly willow tree.
(another cash crop)
I saw some curly willow branches yesterday at Lowes.
$9.98 for a skimpy handful. ::)

that last fern photo is my favorite. :)

got outside today to tie up the string supports for the peas.
got to get things done soon with surgery in less than 2 weeks.

also bought a seedless Concord Grape plant.
now the challenge is finding out where to put it.
I just can't restrain myself sometimes. ;)
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Re: spring into summer...
« Reply #26 on: April 17, 2013, 12:22:29 AM »
I want to plant this tree, called a Prairie Fire Crabapple.  It has these beautiful blooms in spring, then the leaves change from orange, red, purple, and green through the year.  In the winter, it has red fruit.  I've read it is one of the best crabapples, because it is resistant to many of the diseases many others get.  Some have told me it still has issues.  I think I will try it anyway. 





These are the fruit it keeps all winter, providing birds don't eat them all.




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Re: spring into summer...
« Reply #27 on: April 17, 2013, 07:23:24 AM »
Ted,
That's a beauty!
The leaf color change sounds like an attention grabber. :)

We have a similar crabapple.
I don't know the variety as it was one of the few trees that were on the property when we moved here 17 years ago.
The bloom color looks the same and the foliage is deep greenish purple.
It blooms during the first week in May.
I'll try to remember to take a pic.
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Re: spring into summer...
« Reply #28 on: April 18, 2013, 12:23:08 PM »
please offer your advice!

These concrete style planters that are the standard ones in Switzerland. They look like this



I will fill 3 big planters each with pines in a "thrill, fill, spill" arrangement.  I want a color that looks good in summer and winter.  I would paint them carnation pink but that wont fly around here.   :(   Yes I want the planter to be as noticeable as the plant.

Note: I am sorta red-green color blind....   

A color that looks really summery in the summer but won't be tacky in the winter when everything is grey...  And will mix with the pines, which mix both yellowy and blue greens. 

I think - celadon green??
 
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Re: spring into summer...
« Reply #29 on: April 18, 2013, 12:31:23 PM »
Hi Mecch , I guess plants in concrete planters fare better in your climate than they do here , concrete planters are a very good way to kill a plant here where I live because the concrete evaporates the moisture rapidly .

I had some really pretty concrete planters and had to admit after 3 seasons they were a waste even if I watered every day .  Best of luck with your project and pics or it didn't happen .   

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Re: spring into summer...
« Reply #30 on: April 18, 2013, 03:47:56 PM »
please offer your advice!

These concrete style planters that are the standard ones in Switzerland. They look like this



I will fill 3 big planters each with pines in a "thrill, fill, spill" arrangement.  I want a color that looks good in summer and winter.  I would paint them carnation pink but that wont fly around here.   :(   Yes I want the planter to be as noticeable as the plant.

Note: I am sorta red-green color blind....   

A color that looks really summery in the summer but won't be tacky in the winter when everything is grey...  And will mix with the pines, which mix both yellowy and blue greens. 

I think - celadon green??
mecch,
are the planters pictured the ones you are talking about or just similar?
context (location and surrounding elements) would have to be taken into consideration.
the picture provided looks quite stately as is.
i'm not sure why in any case that you would want the planter to stand out as much as the plantings, but i've seen examples that work well.

another thing to consider is paint on concrete.
especially a planter.
I would think the constant moisture in a concrete planter (especially if no liner was being used) could be problematic with the paints ability to adhere.
you might want to get some expert advice from someone who knows painting concrete or you may be dealing with a peeling mess.


anyway...
the creeping phlox have started to bloom! :)
this is one of my favorite spring time bloomers.
the pics are from last year in late April of the lavender carpet beauties cascading over the stone walls around our garage.





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Re: spring into summer...
« Reply #31 on: April 18, 2013, 03:53:48 PM »
Do you do all of that yard work yourself, Mitchell?
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Re: spring into summer...
« Reply #32 on: April 18, 2013, 04:06:38 PM »
Do you do all of that yard work yourself, Mitchell?
yes.
I built the stone walls, cobblestone front driveway, the pond with stream, bluestone patio and walkways, and planted almost everything on the property.
I'm glad I did it when I was more physically able.
The last 3 years I had to hire someone to mow the lawn (and it's pretty small). >:( :(
Even a self-propelled mower is too difficult to handle.
I still get out in short spurts to weed and prune but have to drag hubby out by his ears (he is short on hair :).) to help with the heavy work.
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Re: spring into summer...
« Reply #33 on: April 18, 2013, 06:36:20 PM »
mecch,
are the planters pictured the ones you are talking about or just similar?
context (location and surrounding elements) would have to be taken into consideration.
the picture provided looks quite stately as is.
i'm not sure why in any case that you would want the planter to stand out as much as the plantings, but i've seen examples that work well.

another thing to consider is paint on concrete.
especially a planter.
I would think the constant moisture in a concrete planter (especially if no liner was being used) could be problematic with the paints ability to adhere.
you might want to get some expert advice from someone who knows painting concrete or you may be dealing with a peeling mess.


anyway...
the creeping phlox have started to bloom! :)
this is one of my favorite spring time bloomers.
the pics are from last year in late April of the lavender carpet beauties cascading over the stone walls around our garage.


They are exactly the same planters. Its a Swiss company called Eternit. I have dealt with the paint type already. Or rather a swiss paint seller did. Everything in Switzerland is possible to the upmost compulsive detail - thats what they do well. They sold me gas permeable paint that works on Eternit and I've already had success over a few years, it works well. So far I have painted just neutral grey or beige. 

So - what colour?

I want the pots to be noticeable cause they are "mid-century" Willy Guhl and they please my own eye all year looking at them. I have a decent collection.  And also the balcony is small, so the pots will take up as much space as the pines for at least 5 years or maybe more. So the eye will enjoy the pots, if they are pretty....
 
And I "dramatically" light the whole affair sometimes at night, so that you can see the texture of the Eternit.  And designy friends notice my Eternit collection and it pleases them when they do. I don't sell it, its just for my pleasure, so I don't care if I paint it. People buying it 60 years ago would paint it too sometimes... 
http://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Willy_Guhl

So what colour??

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Re: spring into summer...
« Reply #34 on: April 18, 2013, 06:42:14 PM »
Condolences to the East Coast for the loss of impatiens

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/04/18/garden/a-mold-devastates-impatiens.html?_r=0

http://www.mnn.com/your-home/organic-farming-gardening/stories/impatiens-disease-becomes-hot-topic

http://vivo.cornell.edu/display/individual15785

Every couple of years I will put in a lot of them. I like them in planters and to leave them thirsty many times in July and August... Just don't kill em. By September, you can have these strange bonzai looking impatiens...
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Re: spring into summer...
« Reply #35 on: April 18, 2013, 06:44:10 PM »

anyway...
the creeping phlox have started to bloom! :)
this is one of my favorite spring time bloomers.
the pics are from last year in late April of the lavender carpet beauties cascading over the stone walls around our garage.







So pretty.
What is the red tree please?
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« Reply #36 on: April 18, 2013, 07:43:01 PM »
Mitch you have an amazingly beautiful place....do you need a houseboy? I'm availble.
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« Reply #37 on: April 18, 2013, 07:47:15 PM »
Mitch you have an amazingly beautiful place....do you need a houseboy? I'm availble.

Forget the houseboy Mitch (rumor has it that she is FAR from age where she should use the term "boy") -- come down to VA.  You can work with Sid in our gardens -- then he will go up to CT and work with you in yours.  This way your hubby and I don't have to do anything but enjoy the gardens!!!!

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« Reply #38 on: April 18, 2013, 07:51:50 PM »
Who wants an old troll for a houseboy ::)
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« Reply #39 on: April 19, 2013, 12:11:04 AM »
Mitch, you have a beautiful place.  We just planted some phlox around the pond.  We barely did anything to our home for 7 years.  After I was diagnosed, we've torn out almost every wall and done so much outside.  It is therapeutic.  I will have to post pics.  Oh, we just bought the Prairie Fire Crabapple today, that I posted the pic of earlier in the thread.  Going to plant it tomorrow. 


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« Reply #40 on: April 19, 2013, 10:40:21 AM »
They are exactly the same planters. Its a Swiss company called Eternit. I have dealt with the paint type already. Or rather a swiss paint seller did. Everything in Switzerland is possible to the upmost compulsive detail - thats what they do well. They sold me gas permeable paint that works on Eternit and I've already had success over a few years, it works well. So far I have painted just neutral grey or beige. 

So - what colour?

I want the pots to be noticeable cause they are "mid-century" Willy Guhl and they please my own eye all year looking at them. I have a decent collection.  And also the balcony is small, so the pots will take up as much space as the pines for at least 5 years or maybe more. So the eye will enjoy the pots, if they are pretty....
 
And I "dramatically" light the whole affair sometimes at night, so that you can see the texture of the Eternit.  And designy friends notice my Eternit collection and it pleases them when they do. I don't sell it, its just for my pleasure, so I don't care if I paint it. People buying it 60 years ago would paint it too sometimes... 
http://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Willy_Guhl

So what colour??

My, my, what fancy pants planters you have. :)
Seems like you got the paint issue resolved.
Color, hmmm...
Celadon green is nice or maybe a warm taupey beige (unless that's too much like you already did).

What a beautiful balustrade!! Love the heft!
Sounds like a great spot too. :)

Ted,
Thanks. Can't wait to see some more pics of your work! It is therapy isn't it? :)

Wumpy,
Thanks.
I always thought the upstairs of the garage would make for a cute houseboy apartment.
Send me your resume and I will give it my due attention.
You DO shovel snow right? ;)

Mike,
My husband already does nothing outside other than enjoying the garden. ::)
Maybe Sid and I can relax and watch you and Kenny flounder around in the garden.
On second thought, I'm not so sure Kenny would know the difference from a weed and a boxwood. ::)

P.,
You may consider Wumpy an old troll but all that I am really looking for here is brawn and the ability to follow direction.
Would I be disappointed? :)
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Re: spring into summer...
« Reply #41 on: April 20, 2013, 05:19:10 PM »
Mecch,

I forgot that you asked about the red tree in the photo.
It's a Japanese maple.
I have 6 different varieties of them and saved all of the tags, but I didn't label which one was planted where.
That one is great!
I could narrow the odds to one of two.
Eenie Meanie...
Silly me. ::)
Space permitting, you could get a dwarf weeping variety and try planting one in a 10 gallon pot for your balcony. ;)


Today I went out shopping for short pants.
Knee length at my age and my toothpick legs. :P
Went wild and bought 7 pair!!
camo, powder blue, a couple of plaids, pale yellow, blue and white pin stripe, and something fun...
white with little navy lobsters embroidered all over. :)

Summer is around the corner!
« Last Edit: April 20, 2013, 05:21:42 PM by mitch777 »
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Offline tednlou2

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Re: spring into summer...
« Reply #42 on: April 22, 2013, 01:39:12 AM »
Mitch, did you plant the phlox, or were they there already?  I was curious how many original plants were planted?  I know they grow quickly.  We planted some around the pond, but they don't have much room to spread like that, before running into other plants.  I may move the others to make room for the phlox to spread.

Also, what do y'all know about tulips.  I know serious gardeners plant new ones every year, to ensure beautiful flowers.  My mom had some for years, but each year the plants would produce less and less flowers. 

Here are some of mine.  Planting new ones around the post lamp wouldn't be much cost or work, but planting new ones around the trees would be expensive.  By the way, these tulips around the post were suppose to be all red, according to the package.  Obviously, something got mixed up at the tulip factory. 

The pansies were a surprise.  Planted them around the post last fall.  They lasted until January, and I thought they wouldn't come back.  Actually, you can get petunias to come back, by opening the seeds and spreading them.  But, the pansies didn't require any help. 






I wished I had planted more on the upper row, but I would have to add more dirt, because you're hitting roots there. 

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Re: spring into summer...
« Reply #43 on: April 22, 2013, 08:49:05 AM »
Ted,

I think there was a few small patches of phlox when we moved here.
Over several years they grew pretty fast and I divided them several times.
They seem to have a strong spurt of growth in the spring with slow growth during the summer.
During the first year after dividing they need plenty of water and generally don't show much growth.
One of the nice things about phlox is that if it grows "out of bounds" you can easily control it.

Tulips?
While I love the beauties, I believe they are fairly short lived.
I don't even bother planting them due to the veracious voles that often will eat 90% of the bulbs before the first bloom appears. >:(
They say you could put down a layer of wire mesh around the bulbs when planting to keep the varmints from their lunch but the effort doesn't seem worth it due to the short life span of the plant.
Wish I had better news.
They are beautiful!
Bummer on the color mix up (although they still look great).

I bought mislabeled peppers 2 years ago.
I thought I was planting Cubenelle peppers but ended up with tons of banana peppers. :(

It would be a very rare event for Pansies to survive a winter here.
We do have what we call "Johnny Jump Ups" that are in the Pansy family which seed themselves easily.
The flowers are much smaller and are usually (if not always) purple and yellow.

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Re: spring into summer...
« Reply #44 on: April 22, 2013, 10:03:24 AM »


    I love all the pretty pictures

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    P.s.  Bob and I are working on a new Grape Arbor  :)
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Re: spring into summer...
« Reply #45 on: April 22, 2013, 12:54:55 PM »
A lot of tulip varieties come up year after year after year.  They are not short-lived.  Course, if ravenous varmints are eating them up...
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Re: spring into summer...
« Reply #46 on: April 22, 2013, 01:00:51 PM »
Did Mitchell just say that tulips are plebeian? :D
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Re: spring into summer...
« Reply #47 on: April 22, 2013, 01:20:56 PM »
A lot of tulip varieties come up year after year after year.  They are not short-lived.  Course, if ravenous varmints are eating them up...
I have never had any luck and rarely have seen the same tulips in the same garden several years in a row.
Maybe it's the voles but soil type, moisture level, and climate play a key role in success.
Also, tulips should be dug up each year and allowed to ripen in the sun after the foliage dies.
Work, work, work.

"Although tulips are a perennial, many gardeners treat them as annuals, to be planted anew each year. The North American climate and soil can't replicate the ancient Anatolian and southern Russian conditions of their birth. Gardeners in our western mountain regions come closest to this climate."

Did Mitchell just say that tulips are plebeian? :D

Nope, just can't be bothered with all of the work. :)
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Offline mecch

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Re: spring into summer...
« Reply #48 on: April 22, 2013, 04:41:14 PM »
Ah maybe its the swiss soil, then.  I see all the same ones in the exact same spots coming up, all over the city.  Nobody digs them up every year, thats for sure. 
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Re: spring into summer...
« Reply #49 on: April 22, 2013, 05:57:36 PM »
I love all the Pansies in this thread, and I'm not referring to the flowers.
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