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What I saw at the garden center yesterday

Post  walshevak on 12/6/2011, 3:43 pm

They had a landscaping theme of redbor kale, purple giant mustard, red stemed swiss chard, pansys and snapdragons. Best looking winter foundation garden I've ever seen.



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Post  boffer on 12/6/2011, 4:18 pm

Don"t you need to go back to the nursery and buy your son something for Christmas? And take the camera with you this time! Very Happy
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Post  gwennifer on 12/6/2011, 5:59 pm

boffer wrote:And take the camera with you this time! Very Happy

*lol* Just what I was thinking!
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Post  walshevak on 12/6/2011, 10:37 pm

boffer wrote:Don"t you need to go back to the nursery and buy your son something for Christmas? And take the camera with you this time! Very Happy



Will be going back that way for Christmas. Had the camera with me but didn't think about pictures because they had some wrought iron flower stands 40% off and I was buying myself a Christmas present and 2 bags of vermiculite.



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Post  walshevak on 12/8/2011, 7:56 am

I didn't get a picture of the foundation garden, but here are my new flower pots planted in some of the same plants. redbor kale, pansy and snapdragon











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Post  RoOsTeR on 12/8/2011, 9:07 am

Wow! Those look great Kay. Very Happy
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Post  BackyardBirdGardner on 12/8/2011, 9:15 am

"I was buying myself a Christmas present and 2 bags of vermiculite."

This should go in the "You know your SFG when..." thread.
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Re: What I saw at the garden center yesterday

Post  walshevak on 12/8/2011, 9:36 am

hey, i have to preplan for the 4 new beds i'm doing for spring:lol!: $17.95 for 4 cu ft



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Re: What I saw at the garden center yesterday

Post  walshevak on 1/5/2012, 11:41 pm

OK per Boffer's requested. Vegetables in the flower garden.

ruby swiss chard, rusty snapdragons, and blue pansies (18* weather night before last laid the chard low but didn't knock it out)



redbor kale and yellow pansies around bare crape myrtle tree



lacy ornamental kale and pansies around bush and crape myrtle



redbor kale, white snapdragons and yellow pansies



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PS; all these plants were out in the open, no covers and down to 18* one night and below freezing several nights. But the weather has been exceptionally warm this year.

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Post  martha on 1/5/2012, 11:55 pm

I particularly like the pansies around the kale.
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Post  BackyardBirdGardner on 1/6/2012, 9:54 am

Kay, those designs would make any landscaper jealous. They look outstanding!
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Re: What I saw at the garden center yesterday

Post  walshevak on 1/6/2012, 1:16 pm

I plan to appropriate the designs into my yard next year. Ordered an extra pack of redbor kale seeds to have available next Aug. Also plan to have an extra pack of the ruby red chard and the giant purple mustard. Pansies and snapdragons I'll see. May get cell packs from Lowes. I love the look and it is holding up well at least for THIS winter.



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Post  LittleGardener on 1/7/2012, 3:34 am

walshevak wrote:OK per Boffer's requested. Vegetables in the flower garden.

redbor kale, white snapdragons and yellow pansies



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PS; all these plants were out in the open, no covers and down to 18* one night and below freezing several nights. But the weather has been exceptionally warm this year.
Last year I experimented too long with my beautiful varigated miniature Roses in Flowerboxes. I figgered: they are off the ground, & against the house, & covered well, so they should do okay. Yes,
But they got a bit too dried-out, & then it got near 28-degrees, & they all died pale

This year, I experimented with beautiful varigated Winter-pansies, but the same thing happened again.
Maybe because all the Window-boxes are on the North-side of house?
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Post  Furbalsmom on 1/7/2012, 1:01 pm

LittleGardener,

Flower boxes on the North side of the house, espcially in the PNW, would have very limited sun. Roses need a good bit of sun. I also had problems with miniature roses. Mine were not very hardy and succumbed (this word looks funny, but spell check says it is spelled correctly) to low temperatures too.

I have never grown winter pansies so have no experiences to relate. Rolling Eyes
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Post  Chopper on 1/8/2012, 1:50 am

I had geraniums on the north side of the house on a porch. They got exactly 0 sun although being in CA there was plenty of light. I also almost never watered them. They thrived on the neglect and became my heroes coming back and looking beautiful every spring. Geraniums are the bomb for flower boxes. They are not the choice of Paris window boxes for nothing.

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Post  LittleGardener on 1/8/2012, 2:54 am

Chopper wrote:
I had geraniums on the north side of the house on a porch. They got exactly 0 sun although being in CA there was plenty of light. I also almost never watered them.
They thrived on the neglect and became my heroes coming back and looking beautiful every spring. Geraniums are the bomb for flower boxes. They are not the choice of Paris window boxes for nothing.
so Glad your wonderful Geraniums are thriving... Very Happy

Also tried to Over-winter mine, they too died. No But normally, plants tend to like me alot. Smile
(Noticed on that North-side, it gets too damp, and things die of the dreaded mold, etc.)

I have 3 much better places where plants might thrive too... I will try in time.
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