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Last of the Mohegans   Leave a comment

Yesterday I noticed this surprise – I still have violas blooming (Bowle’s Black).  I live near the ocean, so my climate is a little milder than most of Massachusetts.  So from March 10 when I took this photo of my first crocus until now I’ve had something blooming in my backyard.  The key to stretching the seasons is to plant early early bulbs in a protected place (like against the south facing foundation) and some cold tolerant plants like violas and Montauck daisies.

Another tip to stretch the season is to plant things that look good even after the blooms have finished.  For instance, I didn’t cut down my sedum yesterday when I was cutting everything to the ground.  The flowers are now dry and still attractive.

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Posted November 23, 2009 by cindyeo in crocus, garden, sedum, viola