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    animals eating perennials

    I have groundhogs that attack my echinaceas and some other perennials. They wait until the plant has many buds, and then eat them right off leaving just a stem!! Will these plants form more flower...
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    bringing containers in for winter

    I want to bring some herbs in for the winter, not to use in cooking so much, but so that they can survive the winter. Some of them are borderline hardy in my zone (5-6 ) and do not always survive...
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    echinacea w/no basil growth

    I have a one or two year old echinacea plant with one flower bud about to open, but absolutely no leaf growth at the bottom of the plant. It is planted in full sun. What is the problem, and how can I...
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    Thank you Newt, I think I will try the...

    Thank you Newt,
    I think I will try the indoor method you suggest. I can keep an eye on it and still enjoy it during the winter months.
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    Newt, My Juncus would get sun inside, because,...

    Newt,
    My Juncus would get sun inside, because, as I said, I would place it in an unheated SUNPORCH!... Not a "garage". I can give it a southern exposure, but it will get cold in this porch......
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    I have a juncus "afro", which is winter hardy in...

    I have a juncus "afro", which is winter hardy in my zone (5). This will be the first winter of this plant's life, and I don't want to take a chance with it outside for the winter months. Can I leave...
  7. Thread: echinaceas

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    Maybe you should give "White Swan" another try. I...

    Maybe you should give "White Swan" another try. I have one that is just starting its 3rd year in my garden, and it has about 6 flower buds on it this year. They are really beautiful, vibrant, crisp...
  8. Thread: echinaceas

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    Newt, I really appreciated your answer to my...

    Newt,
    I really appreciated your answer to my concern about my Echinaceas not being vibrant or prolific. I will be patient, now that I know that it is normal for them to be older before "putting on...
  9. Thread: echinaceas

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    Why are the echinaceas that I planted 3 years ago...

    Why are the echinaceas that I planted 3 years ago so slow to grow? Some of them continue to have only a few flowers, with the plant hardly becoming larger, and one, the "Paradoxa", is just...
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    Thank you so much Newt, for this reversal of what...

    Thank you so much Newt, for this reversal of what I THOUGHT lobelias needed. I had read that they like to be planted in very moist soil conditions... NOT what my garden is. That is why I was being so...
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    What is the problem with wilting perennial...

    What is the problem with wilting perennial lobelias? I live in zone 5, have a huge lush garden, and have several perennial lobelias planted in rich soil and in partial sun. I water them everyday...
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    Thank you Newt, I got a lot of information...

    Thank you Newt,
    I got a lot of information from you and the links you recommended. Maybe they WILL return more frequently after their fledglings leave the nest. I hope so...
    Blanche
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    I had a very active hummingbird presence last...

    I had a very active hummingbird presence last year, and couldn't wait for the same to occur this year. I have a vast garden with many plants known to attract these birds... Columbine, Phlox,...
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    Thank you Newt, I live in zone 5-6, where the...

    Thank you Newt,
    I live in zone 5-6, where the papyrus is not winter hardy, but I will definitely try your method and attempt to carry it through the winter.
    bjames
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    I have purchased "King Tut" cyperus papyrus. It...

    I have purchased "King Tut" cyperus papyrus. It is an annual and was costly, so I would like to try to overwinter it in my house. Does anyone have any experience with this, or any expert advice? Is...
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    I planted 9 lobelia cardinalis plants last...

    I planted 9 lobelia cardinalis plants last summer. They are supposed to be hardy perennials in my zone ( 5), and yet only 2 have emerged! Is it still too early for the rest? (April 29) Anybody know...
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