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    Maybe you could try bending some chicken wire...

    Maybe you could try bending some chicken wire over the top high enough away from the plants so the Jay can't reach them.
  2. Rozanne is definately on my wish list. I have a...

    Rozanne is definately on my wish list. I have a flower bed by the front door that has a shallow rooted tree in it. I want to plant something that is like a ground cover but blooms a long time. I...
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    If you have a shop vac you could try it and see...

    If you have a shop vac you could try it and see if it will work. I use it to get the gravel out of my gardens, It is in the snow that the snowplow pushes in so when the snow melts there all this...
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    You didn't mention how large the front and back...

    You didn't mention how large the front and back yards are so I'm kind of in the dark. I think the first thing you need to do is figure out what you want to use the yards for. Is the front yard just...
  5. Hi Newt, I went on Garden web and wandered around...

    Hi Newt, I went on Garden web and wandered around there a bit. After reading about Rozanne I think I'm going to get some of it. One lady said that one plant grew to be 7 1/2 feet across! I don't...
  6. I just might have to order some of them for next...

    I just might have to order some of them for next spring. There are some that are really pretty. I went to Digging Dog nursery site and they noted ones that were not invasive. I need to check out...
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    What zone are you in? If winter is a ways away in...

    What zone are you in? If winter is a ways away in your zone I'd go ahead and plant them. I'm in zone 3 and I would plant them in a pot here and bury it in the ground and put a little mulch around it....
  8. They are a good zone 3. I've had them in my...

    They are a good zone 3. I've had them in my garden for 8 years and haven't lost one yet. Does yours get kind of shabby looking after it blooms? Mine gets kind of floopy and sprawls out. I don't know...
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    How about "Misty Mere Valley"? "Misty Mere...

    How about "Misty Mere Valley"? "Misty Mere Hollow"? "Misty Mere Vale"?
  10. The Red Sprite sure looked good and would fit in...

    The Red Sprite sure looked good and would fit in my yard even with the Jim Dandy pollinator. I'm starting a garden wish list to see how many of the shrubs I'm interested in I can actually find to buy...
  11. Hi, one of the reasons I've been looking into...

    Hi, one of the reasons I've been looking into shrubs so much is that I want my gardens--NEED my gardens--- but It is getting harder for me to take care of all the flowers :cry: I read an article...
  12. I looked through the sites you found for me. One...

    I looked through the sites you found for me. One of the native plant sales isn't too far from me so I'll keep an eye on when they have it next spring. We have a really good nursery near us that, if...
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    I like Lori and Newts suggestions. Thought I'd...

    I like Lori and Newts suggestions. Thought I'd add, if you want a fancier name, something like "Sissinghurst at Chestfield" or "Chestfields Hidcole Manor Gardens" (Boy, that's a mouth full!) Both are...
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    Thanks,md, I've got mine :D

    Thanks,md, I've got mine :D
  15. I printed off the clematis list and drooled over...

    I printed off the clematis list and drooled over the viburnums :lol: I don't know how you found out how to ask the right questions on the search engines but I'm sure learning a lot from you. :wink: I...
  16. It is a challenge to find things to grow but you...

    It is a challenge to find things to grow but you would be surprised at the amount of plants I have in my yard. The flowers are easy as there is a large selection that will grow in zone 3 but shrubs...
  17. Hi Newt, Your probably right :cry: I guess I'm...

    Hi Newt, Your probably right :cry: I guess I'm just not ready to give up gardening yet! I've already made some new gaden plans for next year. I love flowers and when we bought the house I went...
  18. Hummm, I could do that. :D I thought about just...

    Hummm, I could do that. :D I thought about just planting things in the ground in my greenhouse but, since it isn't heated through the winter, it gets REALY cold at night but can really warm up when...
  19. Well, in my zone it's too late to plant anything...

    Well, in my zone it's too late to plant anything besides bulbs and even then you better hurry. Snow is forcast for next week---if you can believe the weatherman :lol: By the time it's time to start...
  20. Well, I found homes for all my bulbs :lol: I'm...

    Well, I found homes for all my bulbs :lol: I'm getting the milkweed and a "surprise" :P . I thought that would be kind of fun to have something different. I'm willing to try anything as long as it...
  21. You didn't say what zone your in. If you are in a...

    You didn't say what zone your in. If you are in a long season area and are trying to kill weed seeds then a clear plastic works real well- helps to "cook" the weed seeds. If you are thinking about...
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    Is the horse manure your using well aged? If not...

    Is the horse manure your using well aged? If not it could burn your plants even next year-more so if you cover them with black plastic-The rain and snow can't help leach it into the soil. I would...
  23. Hi pruninggal, I live in southern Idaho,...

    Hi pruninggal, I live in southern Idaho, elevation 5600 feet. The books say we're zone 4 but I've seen it get down to -32 at night for over two weeks, and not go above 0 during the day. No, nothing...
  24. P.S. I traded some of the bulbs for some milkweed...

    P.S. I traded some of the bulbs for some milkweed :lol:
  25. I think that will keep me busy this winter just...

    I think that will keep me busy this winter just thrying to see where I can put some new flowers and some more shrubs. I'm about gardened out now :( . I put almost 100 bulbs in the ground. A friend...
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