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#904639 - 01/31/17 12:28 PM Bloomers for the Northern Climes
FranS Offline

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Registered: 01/21/02
Posts: 44754
6200ft. plenty of snow in the winter. i love flowers all year around in my garden. what can i grow at that altitude that can take the winters and bloom again in spring. i do have roses already, i have junipers which i hate and will tear out. they are everywhere, i want to replace with something that does not smell like cat pee.

any help from you northern gardeners is greatly appreciated. i could look up, but i want first hand knowledge.
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#904640 - 01/31/17 12:41 PM Re: Bloomers for the Northern Climes [Re: FranS]
mommapup. Offline
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Registered: 12/19/07
Posts: 21933
Loc: SW Michigan
Lilacs, forsythia, any perennials, like Shasta daisies, black-eyed Susan, hardy mums, iris, rose of sharon,

What growing zone?




Burpee perennials
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#904645 - 01/31/17 01:07 PM Re: Bloomers for the Northern Climes [Re: mommapup.]
FranS Offline

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ZONE 7 ACCORDING TO THAT MAP.

oooo burpee has pretty posies..
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#904646 - 01/31/17 01:10 PM Re: Bloomers for the Northern Climes [Re: FranS]
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Registered: 12/19/07
Posts: 21933
Loc: SW Michigan
Did you hit the Burpee link? Also look at The Arbor Day Foundation site.
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#904647 - 01/31/17 01:19 PM Re: Bloomers for the Northern Climes [Re: mommapup.]
FranS Offline

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Registered: 01/21/02
Posts: 44754
yes i did, see post above. some of things listed,i have in the Socal house. Society garlic is not listed. Sad. easy grower, i like the smell. maybe i should look in the bulb section.

thanks Darlene.
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#904653 - 01/31/17 02:24 PM Re: Bloomers for the Northern Climes [Re: FranS]
notnew2diy Offline
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Registered: 08/18/06
Posts: 4251
Loc: harvard, il.
According to the map, I live in zone 5 or 6.
Take a gander at my 2016 color thread.
See something you like, give a shout.
If MP doesn't know what it is, my wife will.
Im just the unpaid labor(grin).

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tulips, crocus for spring.
purple cone flowers, black eyed susans, day lillies, hostas, peonies.
I like zinnias but my wife don't. Decent size, smell, cut able for the house.

HTH...good luck....notnew.....
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#904662 - 01/31/17 03:44 PM Re: Bloomers for the Northern Climes [Re: notnew2diy]
FranS Offline

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Registered: 01/21/02
Posts: 44754
thanks muchly!
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