Palmyra Cove planting day April 29

Palmyra Cove planting day April 29

Joined: May 21st, 2013, 12:09 am

February 22nd, 2017, 2:40 pm #1

I thought I might post this early just in case anyone might come out of the woodwork. Planting day will be Saturday April 29th with a rain date of April 30th. A local teacher may be bring her science kids to help out and I need to follow up on that.

For those who have come in the past it will be mostly the usual plants: 250 Tropical Milkweed and various propagated salvias. We'll also be adding 20 Lavender Grosso, 27 Catmints and whatever else I can whip up. It will be a day's work.

If the weather continues mild the garden may actually be blooming this year. That would be nice.
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Joined: June 21st, 2006, 1:24 pm

February 23rd, 2017, 6:26 pm #2

Ward,

Best of luck with everything. Wish we lived close enough to come and help.

We got inspired at our big Garden Expo event to try and do more for butterflies this year (without cutting back on hummingbird plants and feeders of course). Luckily, there is a Swamp Milkweed (I feel like we have enough nectar plants for them, but no plants for breeding except for one Butterfly Weed), as our soil is very heavy and moist. It seems like an easy thing to do to add this plant. We look forward to seeing what will happen. We always have a lot of butterflies later in the season, but nothing earlier.

Ward, it's always fun to see this post and think about getting back out in the garden again, despite the many hours of very hard work. In this case, it is for such a wonderful cause!
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Joined: March 6th, 2008, 2:20 am

February 24th, 2017, 7:40 pm #3

I thought I might post this early just in case anyone might come out of the woodwork. Planting day will be Saturday April 29th with a rain date of April 30th. A local teacher may be bring her science kids to help out and I need to follow up on that.

For those who have come in the past it will be mostly the usual plants: 250 Tropical Milkweed and various propagated salvias. We'll also be adding 20 Lavender Grosso, 27 Catmints and whatever else I can whip up. It will be a day's work.

If the weather continues mild the garden may actually be blooming this year. That would be nice.
I will get out there to see your work one day but probably won't be in spring. This is around my major planting time for my area & if I neglect, well...I mentioned what happened last year. Aunt still nagging me to visit her in D.C. but she is now on way to AZ. She used to leave earlier & come back earlier but she's getting later & later with both so more likely during fall.

Plus, I remember you & your other local helpers eating the fruits of your labors & I want in on that.

Joni
Elwood, IL
Zone 5
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Joined: September 6th, 2009, 11:45 pm

March 23rd, 2017, 12:13 am #4

I thought I might post this early just in case anyone might come out of the woodwork. Planting day will be Saturday April 29th with a rain date of April 30th. A local teacher may be bring her science kids to help out and I need to follow up on that.

For those who have come in the past it will be mostly the usual plants: 250 Tropical Milkweed and various propagated salvias. We'll also be adding 20 Lavender Grosso, 27 Catmints and whatever else I can whip up. It will be a day's work.

If the weather continues mild the garden may actually be blooming this year. That would be nice.
Wow, times have changed! Guess no big planting party this year? I sure miss everyone I have seen in my years of helping, the long timers and the ones that helped for just one!

Ward, since there is no party this year I am going to skip helping... just kidding of course!!!

The Friday before planting day, or the Monday after would be fine with me. Let me know what works best. What weekend day are we going to make some noise with the hedge trimmers and generator?

Ken
Central NJ
usda zone 6b
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Joined: May 21st, 2013, 12:09 am

March 23rd, 2017, 11:56 am #5

I thought I might post this early just in case anyone might come out of the woodwork. Planting day will be Saturday April 29th with a rain date of April 30th. A local teacher may be bring her science kids to help out and I need to follow up on that.

For those who have come in the past it will be mostly the usual plants: 250 Tropical Milkweed and various propagated salvias. We'll also be adding 20 Lavender Grosso, 27 Catmints and whatever else I can whip up. It will be a day's work.

If the weather continues mild the garden may actually be blooming this year. That would be nice.
That is right, no more free wine and food, just back-breaking labor and sweat of the brow.

How does that Friday sound. I would love to be done by Friday afternoon so attention could be turned to the home front. Thanks again for being so loyal.

I asked to park to put out a flyer about Saturday's planting day. While I don't have high hopes it will bring in additional labor you never know. I have always believed there are people out there who could love to become involved in the nectar garden project but how to find them?
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Joined: September 6th, 2009, 11:45 pm

April 4th, 2017, 3:29 pm #6

I thought I might post this early just in case anyone might come out of the woodwork. Planting day will be Saturday April 29th with a rain date of April 30th. A local teacher may be bring her science kids to help out and I need to follow up on that.

For those who have come in the past it will be mostly the usual plants: 250 Tropical Milkweed and various propagated salvias. We'll also be adding 20 Lavender Grosso, 27 Catmints and whatever else I can whip up. It will be a day's work.

If the weather continues mild the garden may actually be blooming this year. That would be nice.
Are the plants greening up at the park Ward? At my house there were more leaves back in February.
Central NJ
usda zone 6b
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April 4th, 2017, 6:18 pm #7

I thought I might post this early just in case anyone might come out of the woodwork. Planting day will be Saturday April 29th with a rain date of April 30th. A local teacher may be bring her science kids to help out and I need to follow up on that.

For those who have come in the past it will be mostly the usual plants: 250 Tropical Milkweed and various propagated salvias. We'll also be adding 20 Lavender Grosso, 27 Catmints and whatever else I can whip up. It will be a day's work.

If the weather continues mild the garden may actually be blooming this year. That would be nice.
I took a quick walk this morning and like your plants there are less leaves than there were back in February. A couple of plants have no leaves at all. Still, many of the taller microphylla types and hybrid still retain some leaves up to close to 3 feet. This happens when we don't get persistent deep cold. This year won't feature a super early bloom but it wouldn't surprise me if bloom began by early May. At least survival is high. It is likely that none of the 100 or so plants actually died. The downside to that is there is no room to try newer types.
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Joined: September 6th, 2009, 11:45 pm

April 4th, 2017, 9:12 pm #8

I thought I might post this early just in case anyone might come out of the woodwork. Planting day will be Saturday April 29th with a rain date of April 30th. A local teacher may be bring her science kids to help out and I need to follow up on that.

For those who have come in the past it will be mostly the usual plants: 250 Tropical Milkweed and various propagated salvias. We'll also be adding 20 Lavender Grosso, 27 Catmints and whatever else I can whip up. It will be a day's work.

If the weather continues mild the garden may actually be blooming this year. That would be nice.
Want to wait another week before we trim them to see how high they leaf out? Makes no difference to me
Central NJ
usda zone 6b
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Joined: May 21st, 2013, 12:09 am

April 5th, 2017, 8:55 am #9

I thought I might post this early just in case anyone might come out of the woodwork. Planting day will be Saturday April 29th with a rain date of April 30th. A local teacher may be bring her science kids to help out and I need to follow up on that.

For those who have come in the past it will be mostly the usual plants: 250 Tropical Milkweed and various propagated salvias. We'll also be adding 20 Lavender Grosso, 27 Catmints and whatever else I can whip up. It will be a day's work.

If the weather continues mild the garden may actually be blooming this year. That would be nice.
What date had we picked? At this point I think waiting won't make a difference. I am flexible so whatever works for you will work for me.
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Joined: September 6th, 2009, 11:45 pm

April 5th, 2017, 12:50 pm #10

I thought I might post this early just in case anyone might come out of the woodwork. Planting day will be Saturday April 29th with a rain date of April 30th. A local teacher may be bring her science kids to help out and I need to follow up on that.

For those who have come in the past it will be mostly the usual plants: 250 Tropical Milkweed and various propagated salvias. We'll also be adding 20 Lavender Grosso, 27 Catmints and whatever else I can whip up. It will be a day's work.

If the weather continues mild the garden may actually be blooming this year. That would be nice.
April 15th.
Central NJ
usda zone 6b
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