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Tina
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« on: March 23, 2016, 08:46:05 PM »

Is it too early to plant summer annual and/or perennial flowers?
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« Reply #1 on: March 24, 2016, 07:47:06 AM »

Kind of a gamble, I think. The selection is very good right now, for perennials like dahlias and the unique colors.  It seems like most years, just when the azaleas are blooming well, that a frost comes around one last time.  I may try a few things to see how they do. I have my eye on these daisy looking plants, purple & white and the most incredible smell (I forgot to note the name, I was browsing & daydreaming I guess). 

I like to wait until April 15th for planting my veggies--that garden is on its second till and waiting. Usually, I have pretty good luck planting my impatience beds at that date too.

Keep your eyes open for snakes though. I was adding mulch to my flower beds last week, and it was all fun & games until THAT snake appeared. Dunno if it came out of the mulch bag, or if it was sunbathing in the monkey grass. So I worked with my toes all curled up in my shoes, keeping an eye on the snake...which was just fine, until the snake move on to awgeez, where'd it go?!
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« Reply #2 on: March 24, 2016, 08:31:06 AM »

Thank you - I know you're right. I'll just have to curb my impatience!
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« Reply #3 on: March 24, 2016, 10:58:42 AM »

Could still be risky with annuals esp. Perennials would okay~except if fully flushed out due to being in a greenhouse they could take a foliage hit (but not killed) by a frost, light freeze.
Who knows? (only mother nature)...if we'll see another severe cold snap. Weeks to go before beyond the average freeze/frost dates.
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« Reply #4 on: March 24, 2016, 04:18:06 PM »

Lowe's is teeming with flower buyers!
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« Reply #5 on: March 24, 2016, 07:14:41 PM »

Lowe's is teeming with flower buyers!


Lowe's could give a rats patooty if you buy it then it freezes. They'll gladly sell U another round! Dare say as warm and windy as it's been today and without any water on plants there (that they are notorious for) they are probably already in such shock they'll hardly survive without a large amount of encouragement & more!
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« Reply #6 on: April 01, 2016, 07:13:50 AM »

Looks like a possible freeze coming Tuesday night, down to 26.
http://www.accuweather.com/en/us/bear-creek-township-nc/27207/daily-weather-forecast/2096289

I sure hope that changes to a bit warmer.
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