Do I must plant these outdoors soon?

jujujojo_gw(6b 7a)April 6, 2013

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SouthCountryGuy Zone 4b-5 SE BC(Zone 4b-5 SE BC Canada)

Very pretty right where they are!

    Bookmark   April 6, 2013 at 6:24PM
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ken_adrian Adrian MI cold Z5

i would enjoy them.. indoors .. as long as possible..

they were forced.. perhaps for easter.. and if you threw them outdoors.. i would predict flowers would fade fast.. and you would have an ugly bush.. until it re-flowered.. much weaker..

i would let it go thru its bloom cycle.. and then.. after you have pinched off all the old flowers.. then i would start to harden it off to outdoor light ...

in fall i would plant it.. IF it is zone appropriate ...

the dog seems to be enjoying them ...


    Bookmark   April 6, 2013 at 6:39PM
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In your zone, I would have no issues with these getting planted outdoors now. The large pink flowers are African daisies, Osteospermums. They can overwinter frequently in mild climates and can take a touch of frost. An early bloom cycle is not unusual and they should bloom repeatedly through summer and into the fall.

The smaller flowers are mums - they have indeed been forced into bloom (usually bloom late summer/fall). Also quite hardy, they can be planted out now if you wish. Once the flowers fade, they should be cut back. They will not rebloom this year.

The plants that are all leaf at this time are nasturtiums. These are definitely outdoor plants and again, a light frost tolerant annual. If left indoors they will get leggy and fail to bloom.

FWIW, all of these plants are for sale now in my area for planting out of doors.

    Bookmark   April 7, 2013 at 1:44PM
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ken_adrian Adrian MI cold Z5

not a care in the world.. for hardening off to the sun.. in the PNW ????

especially with a greenhouse grown plant that has been indoors??

just plant them out there and forget about them????


    Bookmark   April 7, 2013 at 3:21PM
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Nope, not a care in the world, Ken :-) If these were coleus or impatiens, I might have a second thought but these are all cold tolerant plants, two of which act like or are considered perennials in mild climates.

There is another world out there that is not the tundra of zone 5 and where it is well and truly spring :-)) We've been planting early annuals here since the middle of last month and all manner of perennials are in full bloom. In my area, NOW is the time to plant.

    Bookmark   April 7, 2013 at 6:30PM
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