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Re: Re:Peony/weather


 re: "We used to get both at times, now they all seem to go around us. Linda"

Is the state of Wyoming sinking or something?  LOL!


Melody, IA (Z 5/4)

"The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious."    
--Albert Einstein --- On Thu 12/12, Linda  wrote:From: Linda [mailto: lja@direcway.com]To: gardenchat@hort.netDate: Thu, 12 Dec 2002 11:32:35 -0700Subject: Re: [CHAT] Re:Peony/weatherWe used to get both at times, now they all seem to go around us.Linda> Well, if you don't get this one Linda, you ain't getting anything.Doesn't your> weather pattern come from us or do you get Canadian weather?>> DF>> Linda wrote:>> > Well, you just send its wet head here when you're done with it David!> >> > Linda> >> > >> Weather report says we're in for a real blow.  Expecting 6 to 10" ofrain> > over> > > the weekend.  Looks like El Nino is beginning to rear it's wet head.> > >> > > DF> > >> > > Theresa- yahoo wrote:> > >> > > > OK- thanks.  Apparently she plants these all in pots, so I hopeshe'll> > just> > > > hand over the pots.  Then, I can plop the whole pots-worth of soiland> > bulbs> > > > in the ground and see how they do.  Thanks for the info abouttulips-> > maybe> > > > I just lucked out at my old house, planting them is a cool spot> > accidently-> > > > I'll plan a bit more this time around.  The dry part shouldn't beany> > > > problem here!  It will stop raining in March or April and then bedone> > until> > > > winter again.> > > >> > > > Theresa> > > >> > > > -----Original Message-----> > > > From: owner-gardenchat@hort.net [mailto:owner-gardenchat@hort.net]On> > > > Behalf Of Kitty Morrissy> > > > Sent: Wednesday, December 11, 2002 7:55 PM> > > > To: gardenchat@hort.net> > > > Subject: RE: [CHAT] chilling bulbs> > > >> > > > Theresa,> > > > I'd suggest trying a small test the first year your friend gives youthe> > > > used bulbs.  Don't put a lot of work into them until you haveexperience> > to> > > > base it on.  And be sure your friend has allowed them to yellow.People> > > > who throw bulbs out normally would not bother letting them die back> > > > naturally.> > > > I'm in a totally different climate from you so I'm just basing thison> > > > things I've read.  Not only do your bulbs need a chilling period,but> >

 they> > > > also need an appropriate dormancy.  Tulip bulbs should not beallowed to> > > > get too hot in the summer when they are dormant.  They don't likebeing> > > > above 70 degrees for any length of time.  I don't know what yoursoil> > temp> > > > 8 inches down is like in August.  They also like a dry dormancy.Too> > much> > > > moisture can do them in.  If I lift bulbs after they die back, sayin> > july,> > > > I place them on screens under the house where it is cool and dryuntil> > > > October, then replant or give away.> > > >> > > > > [Original Message]> > > > > From: Theresa- yahoo > > > > > To: > > > > > Date: 12/11/2002 8:26:44 PM> > > > > Subject: RE: [CHAT] chilling bulbs> > > > >> > > > > Hmmmm, interesting I know alot of people who chill their bulbs inthe> > > > > fridge- but these are also people who don't expect them to bloombut> > one> > > > > year and then (gasp)toss them  In fact, I found out yesterday thatmy> > > > > officemate does this every year.  I made her promise to give themto> > me> > > > this> > > > > year after she's done watching them bloom!> > > > >> > > > > So,  I guess I'll plant them all somewhere or another- I canalways> > move> > > > > them again in spring after they die back I suppose.> > > > >> > > > > Thanks,> > > > > Theresa> > > > >> > > > > -----Original Message-----> > > > > From: owner-gardenchat@hort.net[mailto:owner-gardenchat@hort.net]On> > > > > Behalf Of Marge Talt> > > > > Sent: Tuesday, December 10, 2002 10:41 PM> > > > > To: gardenchat@hort.net> > > > > Subject: Re: [CHAT] chilling bulbs> > > > >> > > > >> > > > > I may be wrong here, as I've never tried to store bulbs in a home> > > > > fridge, but think I recall reading somewhere that this is notreally> > > > > a good thing to do.  You'd be better off potting them up andputting> > > > > them in a place just about freezing or above for winter...orplunging> > > > > the pots outside (best thing to do).  Then, in spring, you canjust> > > > > plant the pots out as a group of bulbs into their permanent home.> >

 > > > Most spring flowering bulbs are building roots all winter andstart> > > > > growing long before they surface, so need the time to do this,which> > > > > is why they are planted in the fall.> > > > >> > > > > I dug up a bunch of crocus in one of my wooden half barrels inearly> > > > > Nov. and found they had new root growth about 2" long....juststuck> > > > > them back in the soil...but that goes to show what they're busydoing> > > > > underground when we think it's too cold to do anything.> > > > >> > > > > Marge Talt, zone 7 Maryland> > > > > mtalt@hort.net> > > > > Editor:  Gardening in Shade> > > > > -----------------------------------------------> > > > > Current Article: Wild, Wonderful Aroids Part 3 - Amorphophallus> > > > > http://www.suite101.com/welcome.cfm/shade_gardening> > > > > ------------------------------------------------> > > > > Complete Index of Articles by Category and Date> > > > > http://mtalt.hort.net/article-index.html> > > > > ------------------------------------------------> > > > > All Suite101.com garden topics :> > > > > http://www.suite101.com/topics.cfm/635> > > > >> > > > > ----------> > > > > > From: Theresa- yahoo > > > > > >> > > > > > How long can you leave bulbs in the refrigerator?  I have lostmy> > > > > mind> > > > > > picking out bulbs from Brent and Becky's and know I'll never get> > > > > them all> > > > > > planted with winter- so can I leave them in the fridge untilnext> > > > > spring and> > > > > > plan them then?> > > > > >> > > > > > Theresa> > > > >> > > >> ---------------------------------------------------------------------> > > > > To sign-off this list, send email to majordomo@hort.net with the> > > > > message text UNSUBSCRIBE GARDENCHAT> > > > >> > > >> ---------------------------------------------------------------------> > > > > To sign-off this list, send email to majordomo@hort.net with the> > > > > message text UNSUBSCRIBE GARDENCHAT> > > >> > >> ---------------------------------------------------------------------> > > > To sign-off this list,

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