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Re: Spring is here!

Indeed it is, Donna.
With your Polemonium, how about varigated Polygonatum (Solomon's seal)?
I had some nice surprizes, too. A Clematis montana (still in the nursery
pot) is growing! I thought I lost it to the early freeze. Got that planted
last night after work. A not so pleasant surprize is the raspberry suckers
taking over a new bed with south east exposure. Just put them there last
summer while I decided where I do want them. (Maybe with the yard waste to
recycle ; ) Guess I will spend my next day off digging & replanting. It's
the one I have concrete pavers in. [sigh] Suppose I will have to lever up
those & check underneath. However, the dark pink tree peony in that bed has
at least 4 buds.
Has anyone seen Narcissus "Waterperry"? Salmon & white color like a
miniature Salome daffodil. Plan to buy some to plant with the Salome here.
Weather is cooler, 40s with wind rain and "sun breaks". Still good to get
out in. No frost this past week.
I'm off for some well earned rest. Sleep well all
Judy B z 6 Idaho

From: "Donna " <justme@prairieinet.net>
> Since I arrived home before dark today, a tour of my yard showed that
> spring is here! Many plants appeared since Sunday, which is the last
> time I saw daylight here:(
> One that survived is Polemonium caeruleum 'Brise d'Anjou'. It got
> stuffed in the ground at the last fall minute. No time to establish
> itself before the early killing frost, which I thought was weeks away.
> It is also not in a well drained area.... but it made it! Really need to
> give it a better spot. Love the spring variegated leaf look:)
> I have never been big on spring plants other than reliable bulbs.
> Weather is so unpredictable here, most times they do not have a chance.
> Anyone have a suggestion of something to compliment this plant? Remember
> this is zone 5, spring time temps can be 70 one day and 20 the next :(
> Donna

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