Tuesday, October 07, 2008

A cool thing about living in the south

I get to plant and grow things outside .... ALL Year :)

I just finished planting an Azalea plant... outside.. and I've put out pansies, daisies, marigolds, mums and rudabeckia. We also have Gardenia shrubs to put out in the back. Gardenia.. plants.. they smell soo good.

Some of these may die when the temp drops below freezing but a lot of them live to 20 degrees, so there's a chance! I found out yesterday that the mums will bloom twice in the year, spring and fall... crazy.

Yeah I'm on a plant high right now and it's great.

Next week I'm going to call someone about putting in some Magnolia trees. I have to have some of those!

Anyway, I just wanted to share some of my excitement, it's quite a change where in Minnesota my flowers would have all been gone now. I heard it was 36 degrees near Bemidji last week. Although the cool temps sound nice, my 70 degree day is quite perfect for me right now.


Jacqueline Parks said...

We had our first frost of the season here today in Oswego, NY near the shores of Lake Ontario. We have one marigold still blooming and a few stray hawkweed and chickory blooms in the meadow, but that is all!

Our family is considering relocating. We are very undecided at the moment as to where, but it is always nice to hear about climate differences, lifestyle, culture in other places as we make our decision.

Silvia said...

What zone are you in? My fig trees survive, but they're close to the front of the house, with a brick front that absorbs and gives off heat, so I think that helps. Bet you could grow figs easy. :)

Silvia said...

Oh, and I tagged you for a meme. ;) Play if you want.

Madeline said...

Yay! You're planting. Gardenias are my favorite. They will survive (sung in my best Gloria Gaynor imitation ;). That was by her, wasn't it? You know how I am with names.