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Garden Activities January 2013

Posted by haname z9 AZ NE Phoenix (My Page) on
Thu, Jan 24, 13 at 17:45

Hey everyone, I know it's late in the month but wanted to learn what people are doing or usually do in January.

What I've done this month:

Pruned rose bush Mr. Lincoln. I think I'll prune again in Fall as suggested by a regular (sorry I can't remember who!)

Planted 3 artichoke plants.

Sowed cowpeas, more carrot and sugar snap pea seeds.

Purchased a Thompson Seedless grape vine to plant next weekend. I sure could use some ideas on attractive support options. It will go against a west-facing wall.

Cleared away the debris from annuals killed by the freeze.

I'm also doing an experiment with scarlet runner beans. Planted a few in a pot that sits next to a south facing wall, and bring the pot indoors when it is below 60 degrees. I'll let you know if I actually get something. It would be nice to get some of these for the hummers!

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RE: Garden Activities January 2013

I also pulled up the dead annuals, cut off the tops of frozen cannas, chopped down a determined (but dead) sunflower and raked up all the debris. Dumped all the compostable stuff on the backyard pile. Next up is rose pruning. I have a 'climbing' rose that I'm going to cut back severely, dig up and try to find it another location. My beautiful 'Voluptuous' tree rose that's been in a whiskey barrel since it was gifted to me by the MOTH is not doing well at all. I think I'll dig it out and find it a home in ground. Maybe it will fare better.

Trying hard to get some seeds in pots before the expected deluge. ;o)

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