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by carolannECTO on January 19, 2006 04:52 AM
I am new to gardening and I live on an army post, so it's hard to be ultra extravagant. However, I'm looking for some nice ideas on flowers to plant and trees/bushes to plant this spring. I live in Kansas(northeast), and I don't even know what zone I am in. Can anybody please help or give some suggestions? Thanks

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Carol Ann
by Triss on January 19, 2006 05:07 AM
Hi there Carol Ann. Kansas is in Zones 5-6. You have quite a lot to work with flower wise. Bulbsa re good cuz you can overwinter them in teh ground. We just moved from NE and had about the same zones and my hostas did very well as well as cosmos, hollyhock, touch me nots, and marigolds. All of those are pretty easy to grow and take care of in a limited space.

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by weezie13 on January 23, 2006 11:39 AM
Hey CarolannECTO,
Welcome Aboard..
Sorry I didn't see this sooner,
just letting you know I'm going to move this post in to PLANTS AND FLOWERS SECTION....
I think you'll get a few more responses' into that section...

Tell us more about what your soil is like,
how much sun your land/property gets, are you looking for container growing ideas??
Or into the ground ideas..

Flowers or Veggies???

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done this have entertained angels without realizing it.
- Bible - Hebrews 13:2

by Oui on January 23, 2006 10:31 PM
Is this a temporary residence or permanent???

I was wondering If you are looking for permanent plantings..Or stuff you can take with you when you move.. How long will you be on this Base??

Do you have existing flower beds??

Do you have existing plants in the yard??? What are they? What do they look like, are they healthy??

How long are the sunny areas in the sun?

How long are the shady areas in the sun if at all?

Do you have Very Shady areas and/or Very sunny areas???

What does the dirt look like?

Does the yard drain well? Are there any areas in the yard that flood when it rains???

Does there appear to be an insect problem??
by Oui on January 23, 2006 10:35 PM
Can you take pictures and put them up for us???
by tkhooper on January 24, 2006 08:38 AM
Also have you checked to make sure your allowed to plant. Some bases are more tolerant to change than others lol.

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by Oui on January 25, 2006 09:20 PM
I tried to email Carolann to let her know she has some answers. BUT it appears she does has opted out of receiving mail..Maybe I am just too much of a newbie to figure out how to email her.

Somehow I ended up emailing Triss instead..Sorry Triss...

Does anybody know if we can email Carolann directly or indirectly??? Can a Forum monitor email her???

Am I being impatient???
by Triss on January 26, 2006 02:24 AM
That is ok, I did not mind the message. Sometimes we answer a new member and they don't get back to us. I do not like it when that happens either cuz I know we can help so much. Hopefully Carol Ann will check back in with us.

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