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Spring at my house! (Mid/East Alberta)

Postby conniepr » May 17, 2012 11:46 pm

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Double flowering plum just about to bloom!
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Amethyst Coral Berry (insignificant, even though it has so much promise... maybe if it was along a walkway it would show better, but where it is it's not appreciated, doesn't stand out enough)
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Coral Bells - Key Lime Pie (survived the winter nicely)
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Bleeding Heart with a big flower stem. One of five bleeding hearts under the trees.
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Purple Leafed Sand Cherry shrub.
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Re: Spring at my house! (Mid/East Alberta)

Postby conniepr » May 17, 2012 11:56 pm

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Beauty of Moscow Lilac. They say it won't flower this year (too young). :(
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Another coral bells (can't remember the name) bought late last summer. Bought some dark purple leafed ones this Spring, will plant in the planters and then in the ground in the fall again.
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Daylilly bed along the driveway, and newly purchased annuals in the greenhouse behind the daylillies.
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Re: Spring at my house! (Mid/East Alberta)

Postby Eeyore » May 18, 2012 10:52 am

Looking good Connie! It's looking great in my yard too and I'm happy to say that all the shrubs I was questioning are showing signs of green. The Smoke bush has survived another winter as well! This is one I watch with bated breath every spring. :)
Lyn
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Re: Spring at my house! (Mid/East Alberta)

Postby reenb159 » May 18, 2012 3:55 pm

So glad things are starting to grow here in AB
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Re: Spring at my house! (Mid/East Alberta)

Postby Heidi S » May 19, 2012 2:09 am

Looking good!

A question, does your sandcherry suffer from winterkill above the snow line? I always lose the tips of mine and it is starting to drive me crazy!
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Re: Spring at my house! (Mid/East Alberta)

Postby conniepr » May 22, 2012 8:14 am

I don't believe the snow is an issue for the Sand Cherry shrub. I bought two last Spring, so this was their first winter, however, the day I planted these two I realized I had another less than six feet away. It was (looked) dead when we moved here. After the first winter, I cut off all the branches down to the ground, but it kept trying to come up with new shoots. In the end, I let it grow and now it's the same size and height as the two new Sand Cherry's. Looks identical! And every bit of every branch is looking great this Spring, so... the answer to your question must be no.
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Re: Spring at my house! (Mid/East Alberta)

Postby savona » May 22, 2012 6:33 pm

Got to love all the new growth when it starts in the spring. It is like seeing old friends you havent seen for a long while again.
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