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Learning 2020/2021 Gardening Thread

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My watermelons totally flopped this year (No Pun intended!) with the late start due to the cold lingering around. They didn't ripen until end of August and by then the sun was too weak and they didn't generate enough sugars. Just very Meh in flavor.
That sucks! As y’all know, weather and gardening go hand in hand! It was an extraordinarily wet year this year, shrubs and trees should have flourished, I can see it causing a lot of issues with fruit and veggies
 

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@Tarheel1 wait till I post my favorite plants .... pines palms and live oak trees !
Up here , blue spruces and other conifers, are everywhere! They have some kind of regular maple trees, not Japanese maples, with dark red/purple leaves and hydrangeas are everywhere! I’m in an apartment, so my plants are limited
 

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Up here , blue spruces and other conifers, are everywhere! They have some kind of regular maple trees, not Japanese maples, with dark red/purple leaves and hydrangeas are everywhere! I’m in an apartment, so my plants are limited
Beautiful Mack, I'm a conifer man too. Roses are my summer hobby and will try to add some pics later
Great thread !.
 

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Beautiful Mack, I'm a conifer man too. Roses are my summer hobby and will try to add some pics later
Great thread !.
Here in Dubuque, they have an arboretum with a conifer and mini conifer garden! It’s pretty cool
 

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I for one am ready for some sunshine and dry weather, with March right around the corner it will be time to get in the garden and do some clean up and pruning. I'm in zone 7 in WNC, is this coming week going to be the time to put down pre emergent with temps possibly getting into the low 60s?
 
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I for one am ready for some sunshine and dry weather, with March right around the corner it will be time to get in the garden and do some clean up and pruning. I'm in zone 7 in WNC, is this coming week going to be the time to put down pre emergent with temps possibly getting into the low 60s?
Yeah I'd get it down right before the next .33+ rain. It's better to get it down too early vs too late
 

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Send me one of those spruce
They don’t like the heat. They really don’t do well in zones 7/8. People love Dwarf Alberta spruce and blue spruce, but they languish in the heat and humidity and eventually die. Get a Arizona Cypress ‘blue sapphire’ or blue ice
 

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They don’t like the heat. They really don’t do well in zones 7/8. People love Dwarf Alberta spruce and blue spruce, but they languish in the heat and humidity and eventually die. Get a Arizona Cypress ‘blue sapphire’ or blue ice
I have 2 they are going nuts and outgrowing the Leylands
 

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Plant some palms !
I planted 2 at the same time 2 years ago, one died in the fall, with a west facing which makes sense with the pm sun.
I thought it was the neighbors dog pissing on it.
I've been looking for the dwarf English boxwood, but having a hard time. HD and Lowes will get them in from time to time, but I believe they are getting replaced by other varieties.
 

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I planted 2 at the same time 2 years ago, one died in the fall, with a west facing which makes sense with the pm sun.
I thought it was the neighbors dog pissing on it.
I've been looking for the dwarf English boxwood, but having a hard time. HD and Lowes will get them in from time to time, but I believe they are getting replaced by other varieties.
What kind of palms did you have ? You live in the foothills don’t you?

For all garden lovers visit the JC raulston arboretum in Raleigh ! I may make a trip if they are open on Sunday ! Real cool place !
 

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What kind of palms did you have ? You live in the foothills don’t you?

For all garden lovers visit the JC raulston arboretum in Raleigh ! I may make a trip if they are open on Sunday ! Real cool place !
I don't grow palms, I was commenting on the Alberta spruce. I've been to the one in Asheville which is really nice. And of course Biltmore has a ton of tropicals.
 
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Idk if I want to deal with it. It'll stress me out in winter
Depends , your zone 8A . Mean minimum probably similar to the airport so about 12 degrees , a once in 10 year freeze would be under 5 , similar to the 4 degrees in 2018. I’d stick to palms that can survive that . Sabal minor , needle , and windmill palms would handle it and you would never worry. Sabal palmetto like at the beach would be good too bar a particularly cold year like 2018.
 

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They are great! About the fasted growing shrub I know! Check out Mr Maple . Com, if you like unique trees and shrubs! Also you live near some awesome nurseries like PLANT Delights nursery and Camforest nursery! You need some camellias! Especially camellia sasanquas, if you don’t have much shade. Ligustrum sunshine, great also! Sorry I needed out and don’t have a yard anymore
 

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They are great! About the fasted growing shrub I know! Check out Mr Maple . Com, if you like unique trees and shrubs! Also you live near some awesome nurseries like PLANT Delights nursery and Camforest nursery! You need some camellias! Especially camellia sasanquas, if you don’t have much shade. Ligustrum sunshine, great also! Sorry I needed out and don’t have a yard anymore
Haha keep giving me suggestions. I'm trying to wall my yard in with trees and shrubs versus buying a fence. I have no shade so I've been out on camellias but I love them so
 

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Haha keep giving me suggestions. I'm trying to wall my yard in with trees and shrubs versus buying a fence. I have no shade so I've been out on camellias but I love them so
Camellia Sasanquas , can take full sun and bloom in the fall( octoberish)
 
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