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RE: planting bulbs and watering

When are they going to send you to Texas - LOL!!
Seriously, some bulbs don't need a bunch of cold to produce. "Yankee"
daffodils won't "do" after the first year, like tulips (except for some
species tulips) but some types of bulbs don't need the cold to come

Spanish bluebells, leucojums, ipheions, muscari, tazetta daffodils, some alliums and miniature irises do pretty well here.  

---------- Original Message ----------------------------------
From: "Donna " <justme@prairieinet.net>
Reply-To: gardenchat@hort.net
Date:  Sun, 16 Nov 2003 22:11:26 -0600

>Well Pam.... I guess that is what you get for living in an area that
>gardens year round.. no rest! I didn't think you could do bulbs that
>need cold treatments down there... hum....
>Here I have called it a gardening year. On to Xmas, health issues, and a
>host of other stuff. It is still raining here as it has all season long.
>Currently in some nice temp weather... 50 highs, 36 lows.... I am hoping
>for a better season next year. I am worried that many plants were lost
>this year, but will determine that in the spring. The bitter cold that
>came thru a few weeks ago has pretty much killed off everything here. A
>few hardy mums hanging in there.... 
>On another note, looking at my travel schedule for next year, (Uck!), I
>am hoping that maybe some regional groups of us can get together. That
>would be awesome.... like I will be in Atlanta area mid June, Denver
>early Aug, So. Calif and then back to Atlanta mid Sept... and probably a
>few other spots too, most are still subject to change.... and of course,
>if anyone is passing thru this neck of the woods, you are all welcome
>> Normally - I don't have to water by bulb planting time, normally I'm
>> still wearing shorts. This year? Major drought. Still under a burn ban
>> too.
>> The barrel is full of weeds. Took Friday off and spent the entire
>> days watering and planting bulbs and weeding. The path project will
>> obviously have to wait until Spring now - yard is still too hard to
>> Was hoping to have that done by now.
>> Re-mulched every bed and container today too. Anything to cut down on
>> the water bill. But the upside is - everything is still blooming. All
>> the warm weather stuff like zinnias, Madagascar periwinkles and
>> plus all the cool season stuff like violas, pansies, rosemary and
>> cmaellia.
>> Even the lavenders are giving it another go! Roses look great and the
>> peppers and basil are still going strong! What a weird Fall! Four
>> o'clocks are giving up though - pity. And the Spring bulbs are all
>> starting to sprout. Hope they quit soon or I'm going to have daffodils
>> and leucojums in December. Too weird!
>> hugs to all -
>> Pam
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Pam Evans
Kemp TX/zone 8A


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