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Re: !/ Proven Winners now Weigela

I don't think this weather is as bad for your plants as the long term,
repeated flooding you had before that prevents oxygen from getting to the
roots.  You're right, it is rough on them, but temps aren't their worst
enemy.  Still, it would be nice if you had some decent snowcover.  Did you
put down any extra winter mulch like EG boughs on the most fragile?  Or use
an anti-desicant?  I didn't.  Hoping for the best,

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Donna" <gossiper@sbcglobal.net>
To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
Sent: Thursday, January 20, 2005 8:50 PM
Subject: RE: [CHAT] !/ Proven Winners now Weigela

> I would have to agree with Kitty... got to be your warm weather. I think
> this is its 3rd winter here (or maybe 2nd).... Mine is in the sun, but not
> nearly as hot as yours would be.
> Speaking of winters here... this year is gonna be bad for my plants...
> weather in the 60's, rain, 48 hours later -26 wind chill with no snow
> Now warming back up (weird how 20 degrees feels like a heat wave) and
> snowing here, expecting snow thru the weekend.... Poor plants got to be
> stressing with this weather in the last week.
> Donna
> >
> > Speaking of this Weigela, I have one of these plants it is now a year
> > and a half old in my garden- bought it as a 1 gallon container.  It has
> > been most unhappy since I brought it home. Is there some special secret
> > to growing these well?  Any advise is appreciated.
> >
> > Theresa
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