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#110323 Aug 15th, 2007 at 06:13 AM
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My husband and I were finally able to start the rest of our yard this year. We live in a small town (Shelby, Michigan) We live right downtown with all the noise and a few unsightly buildings, But we love our house. We started this past spring with castor bean seeds and we now have lovely plants that also form a fantastic privacy fence.

We have most of our plants in pots and are hoping to move them into the ground this fall. We have angel trumpets, five or six varieties of grasses, canna, butterfly bushes, spiderwort, and one of my favorite annuals - nasturium.

I do have a question for anyone out there. We live in zone 5, western Michigan and realized after buying that our pampas grasses are only hardy for zone 7 and higher. I have read that with extra mulch, we may be able to keep the roots from freezing. Does anyone out there know if this will work or not?

Thanks and am looking forward to learning more about our flower garden.


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Hi Waydi! Welcome to the forum. I'm in zone 5 also but dont know about the grass, sorry. Can you save seeds from it?


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Hi and welcome to the forum.

I live in zone 4 and overwinter things for zone 5. They might make it with some extra care and insulation. Especially if they regrow from the ground every year.


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Welcome to the forums!
Sounds like you have a very nice garden there - do you have any pictures you'd like to share of it here?

I live in zone 6, and I am not able to overwinter outdoors the castor bean plants, angel trumpets, nor cannas. But all of those are easy to get seeds from. I usually start my seeds mid-late March, and they grow nicely indoors until I am able to plant out on May 15th.

Have you been able to overwinter those plants outside in your zone?


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Welcome to the forum.

I don't know anything about the grass, but I wish you luck

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hello and welcome.


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Welcome Wadi!! wavy You will find lots of gardening and houseplant help on here; lots of fun places in Banter Hall and Gardeners Chat!!! There's many talented people in various crafts, here; and of course we invite you to come chat with us in the Coffeehouse!!! Because of workers, retirees etc. we seem to have a morning group of people, a daytime group, and evening group. Once in awhile on Friday and Saturday nights we even get to partying in the Coffeehouse!!
So search the forum, find things of interest to you, and please, talk to us so we can get to know one another! Shirls wavy


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