Thursday, January 17, 2013

What I Did Last Weekend


What was I doing this past weekend? Planting Natives, of course!



I try to get my natives from plant sales with the local wildflower and master gardener groups; or, order from reputable online nurseries. But I have to admit I was a sucker for these packaged wildflowers in my big box store before Christmas. I don't know if they will even make it but I'm trying anyway.

*I know some native plant experts might not recommend this...for many reasons--one of which, in addition to 'are they viable?' is, where was the 'source'. If they were taken 'from the wild' and then sold, that's a 'no no'. (It's a no-no to take them from the wild, period...even if you do not intend to sell them. So please don't dig up natives while you're walking in the woods) ;)


At any rate, because they'd been sitting in my garage in packages for over a month, and it was a fairly decent day outside, I took the opportunity to dig 3 inch holes and plant them. The packages said they might not sprout until the 2nd year, so I probably won't have a 'verdict' about the success or failure of these little packages right away.



What gifts have you discovered today? Until next time,

Words and photos ©Thanks for today.™, by Jan Huston Doble @ http://www.thanksfor2day.blogspot.com/
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8 comments:

  1. How exciting to plant natives in January!

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  2. Yes, Donna...the weather had been unseasonably warm so I took advantage of it before it got all cold and rainy...and now snow is now on it's way this evening (or so they say)....

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  3. I hope your planting is successful. Many pretty flowers in your choices!

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    1. Hi GSS:) Long time no see...how are you? Thanks for stopping by. If and when they bloom I will show them!

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  4. Wow, you're lucky you can plant this time of year! The ground is frozen solid here. I can't wait to hear how your new lovelies perform!

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    1. Hi Beth...Well, it was an unusally warm day and I had the bulbs in the garage so I just 'went for it' while I could. Our weather isn't nearly as cold as yours...but tonight it's cooling off again...down in the teens tonight and in the 20's during the day tomorrow. So it's gotten a lot colder than it was when I planted! I will take photos if any of these plants actually take root and live! Thanks for stoppying by:)

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Jan

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