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#404978 Feb 10th, 2020 at 03:38 PM
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How is the weather in your neck of the woods? spring isn't for another 38 days and here in Oregon we didn't really have much of a winter this year, its been a pretty warm and dry winter, but usually its super rainy from October until February... In fact, today was 64 degrees already.

Have any of you started getting things together for planting this year? What types of items are on your to do list? I think I'm going to pepper our side yard with wildflower seeds to help minimize any weed growth, but I haven't given much thought to anything else, other than trimming up roses.

What are your favorite seed catalogs and nurseries? I've just started getting my catalogs, so far just from Michigan Bulb [michiganbulb.com] and Easy to Grow Bulbs [easytogrowbulbs.com]


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Gremelin #404979 Feb 10th, 2020 at 05:37 PM
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I'd love to share in your weather, we'll see snow in to April and sometimes May...the weather is in the minus 20's this week between the storms.

I started my plans on paper for this year, I plan to plant more root vegetables than I usually do. I also need to move a few perennials around in spring....I am simplifying my overgrown flower beds, the hosta's have taken over.

I'm not sure what will be added this year but if it is something it will probably be some kind of berry plant. I haven't received any catalogs yet but I have ordered from Vesey's in the past.


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Gremelin #404988 Feb 11th, 2020 at 09:03 PM
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We haven't had a winter and everything is in bloom. We've had so much rain that weeds have taken over every where. I hope a little rain is saved for after I plant my garden.




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I use Stark Bros, Michigan Bulb, and Burpees. I wish I had the room to start on paper. That is what I always did in Illinois.
For now, I have a few flower beds/rocked areas that are up against the house. I do hope to have a small raised bed made so I can plant 3 or 4 tomato plants and some basil and chives.. In my rocked areas I hope to add a lirope where we cut out a bush when we moved here.

I would like a 14 by 4 flower bed, like I had in Illinois, but the peop!e before me reseeded with Bermuda grass, and it is very invasive. My SIL had offered to put plate steel down below the 6 inch line to keep my planting area clear, and Rod can get the steel, but My SIL's heart and intentions are much larger than his free time.so, I will probably never get the flower bed.


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