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Old 03-18-2008, 08:05 PM   #11
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When is the best time to plant hydrangias? I have one in a small pot and want to plant it outside but don't know when - and where? In the sun or in a shady spot?

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You're in Georgia? GA spans 4 heat zones! I don't know when you're supposed to plant anything, LOL!

One thing you could do is head to a nearby green house and ask when planting season starts for your area. Or find the nicest yard in town - The owner will tell you.



I'm in NW OH - just shy of Michigan - and we plant on Mother's day.

You want to wait till after last chance of frost, and give it a week or two just to be safe.

Sounds so far off but trust me there is plenty I need to do out there before I'm ready to plant anything.
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Old 03-18-2008, 08:29 PM   #12
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Um...how do I get my husband to send me flowers?

Only kidding, great thread guys!
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Um...how do I get my husband to send me flowers?

Only kidding, great thread guys!
Start picking out the ones YOU want. REAL 'spensive ones.

Trust me he'll buy ya something.

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What a cool idea for a thread!

Okay, we're considering building a house on a lot with a bunch of trees. Some were in the way and so we had them removed; but an old, unhealtlhy-looking, smallish apple tree is still there. I know a diligent gardener would spray for those dern moths, but we tend not to be real diligent.

I think the trunk got beat up because no one ever properly pruned it, so (my guess) it has been the victim of years of neglect. There are still some other trees, including Potawatamie (sp) plums and poplars(?) And the ever-(un)popular Chinese elms.

Is it hopeless? Can you recommend therapy?

Save it or Saw it?
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Oh drat! I took this literally as in Brain and Flygirl were coming to my house to garden. I would even offer my husband's culinary expertise to feed them and I would tend bar. Alas, that wasn't the offer, though.

I guess now I have to read through the thread and try to figure this gardening stuff out!
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Oh drat! I took this literally as in Brain and Flygirl were coming to my house to garden. I would even offer my husband's culinary expertise to feed them and I would tend bar. Alas, that wasn't the offer, though.

I guess now I have to read through the thread and try to figure this gardening stuff out!
I was just out at Laurel's house and am doing a landscape plan for her! I did do one for her neighbor across the street! LOL!
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What a cool idea for a thread!

Okay, we're considering building a house on a lot with a bunch of trees. Some were in the way and so we had them removed; but an old, unhealtlhy-looking, smallish apple tree is still there. I know a diligent gardener would spray for those dern moths, but we tend not to be real diligent.

I think the trunk got beat up because no one ever properly pruned it, so (my guess) it has been the victim of years of neglect. There are still some other trees, including Potawatamie (sp) plums and poplars(?) And the ever-(un)popular Chinese elms.

Is it hopeless? Can you recommend therapy?

Save it or Saw it?
Fruit trees take a lot of attention, and yes, they must be sprayed with dormant oil unless you like bugs eating the fruit every year. They also take a lot of pruning in order to get fruit. 1/3 each year. Apples and Plums are pruned the same way.

There is no easy way to describe how to prune fruit trees. My suggestion is to go to your local nursery and/or bookstore and get a book, Sunset has some great ones on Fruit Trees, and read up on them. They come complete with diagrams.

Poplars are great windbreaks but are messy and have a lot of roots. If you start taking them out you are going to end up with a mess, and I do mean a mess. You cannot just cut them off at the ground. You will end up stimulating more sucker growth and have more populars than you would if you just left them undisturbed. Taking out populars requires stump grinding. But it is well worth it in the short run....
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Um...how do I get my husband to send me flowers?

Only kidding, great thread guys!
Send yourself flowers and see if he catches on! LOL!

I work part time at a Florist shops and it's amazing how many women do that...it works, sometimes.
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I was just out at Laurel's house and am doing a landscape plan for her! I did do one for her neighbor across the street! LOL!

Oh sure, skip right over western PA! I don't just need a plan, I need an overhaul.
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