Re: [gardeners] Winter storms

Penny Nielsen (
Thu, 21 Jan 1999 07:44:18 -0400

Stupid me Penny.  I do remember you say your DH was going to be celebrating his 77th but didn't connect the 2 events.  Sounds like it will be as good as or better than Thanksgiving and Christmas feasts.  Hope all goes well.

I too plant my tulips pretty deep and thought the crocus were deep enough. We've had so many freeze/thaw cycles with no snow cover and I didn't get to mulch the beds.  I expect I'll loose some plants come spring.  Horticultural teacher at our Agricultural College was on the radio this morning and said we shouldn't have to worry about the bulbs.  She's more concerned for the plants pushing themselves out of the ground and buds on the fruit trees if we have too warm a spell.

Happy cooking.

Penny Nielsen
Zone 5/6a

>>> penny x stamm <> 01/21/99 03:41AM >>>

Hi Penny in N.S.:

Oh, yes, the kids are coming in for Jim's 77th birthday party on
Sunday -- I think I mentioned that earlier. I've been cooking just
like the good old days in anticipation. I think all Jim's cousins may
have to sleep over (on the floor) when they finish eating, there's so
much! And this family NEVER diets... 

It's been my experience that when the crocuses come up too early,
they cannot be stopped. My solution was to plant more of them in 
the fall, but DEEPER. I even plant my tulips down at 10 inches.... 
Right now all my bulbs have been removed by the rototiller (by
mistake), excepting that I personally planted about 2 dozen 
Kaufmaniana (tiny) tulips in the rock garden, at Thanksgiving. 
They are not in quite that deep. We shall see.. 

Penny in N.Y.

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