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Gardening Reference » Gardening in 2006
by rogmee on January 12, 2006 08:19 AM
The National Arbor Day Foundation

I certainly feel warmer this month.
by weezie13 on January 12, 2006 09:46 AM
Hey Roger,
That's a good foundation..

I know you can sign up to be a member too,
and you can get something like 8 or 10 free
trees/shrubs...*they're little, but hey,
they're free...maybe a small fee for shipping
and handling..**I honestly can't remember**

I typed in Free Trees in the Google Search
and same foundation pops up....

I've often thought of signing up, but I have such
a limited space on my property...I can't..
but someday I will...

In one of their free sets of trees,
one time was a rain tree.. *has pretty little
yellow, chain like flowers, like a sweet pea or wisteria flower sorta/kinda..

What growing zone are you in?????????

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Weezie

Don't forget to be kind to strangers. For some who have
done this have entertained angels without realizing it.
- Bible - Hebrews 13:2

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by rogmee on January 12, 2006 10:05 AM
I live in USDA zone 5. This map has moved all the zones north. On their map I'm almost zone 6. I wonder if the USDA will follow soon? On the other hand maybe I Can grow some Crape Myrtle. How big a change would it be for you?
by weezie13 on January 12, 2006 10:11 AM
I am the same I believe...
If you look where Western NY is..
and there's a blue circle in the green..
I'm right on the edge of the line...

At the base of my house, Southern exposure,
raised beds, etc..etc... I can over winter a dahlia there.. *I can't remember now, how
many years in a row now, but it got left out side
and it's grows back healthier ever year..*

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Weezie

Don't forget to be kind to strangers. For some who have
done this have entertained angels without realizing it.
- Bible - Hebrews 13:2

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by rogmee on January 12, 2006 10:59 AM
Maybe I need to push the "zone envelope" a little this year. I think your right, anyone looking for trees or shrubs should check this out. Even with the membership fee seems like a good deal
by weezie13 on January 12, 2006 11:30 AM
Do you do any *pushing the envelope* now???

You'll find anything closer to your house,
you'll get a little micro climate..

If you live in a town, vs country,
you're warmer..

If you have cement, or a raised beds, that also
will give you warmer temps..

In between two house's also will give you a mini micro climate..

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Weezie

Don't forget to be kind to strangers. For some who have
done this have entertained angels without realizing it.
- Bible - Hebrews 13:2

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by alankhart on January 12, 2006 10:32 PM
I did this one year...I think it was about 4 years ago. The trees I received were VERY small...it would take half of the rest of my life for them to mature so I didn't bother with them. It may be alright for someone young with a lot of time to get mature trees and wanting trees at a cheap price. My guess is that it would take at least ten years for most of the trees I received to get big enough to even call a tree. Some of their srubs may grow faster.

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by obywan59 on January 14, 2006 01:37 PM
I got my 10 trees not quite 2 years ago. I just planted them in the garden and put tree tubes around them. Not all of them survived, but this past spring (at one year old) I transplanted the survivors out to permanent locations. They are now approaching 5 feet tall. I guess they liked the fertility of my garden. [thumb]

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Terry

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