Goig to California with an aching in my heart

goddess_co_z5(z5 CO 6547alt)June 27, 2006

I'm going to have to change my login name. DH has been transfered to Roseville California. I'll be missing Colorado with all my heart.

How do you winter sow in Zone 9??? I do look forward to all the new plants I'll be growing now. There is even a palm tree in my new yard. We close on a house July 17th and pack up the animals an move sometime the last week of July.

I'll really be a flatlander, the Sacramento Airport is 2 feet BELOW sea level! Liesl

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lblack61(z5 NY)

Wow! What a Zone change!!! And you're going to have to leave your yard with all your WS plants :-(
I've made a list for things I'd want to grow if I moved to Houston TX, but I don't know about the WSing ...maybe I'll post the question for you in the Discussions section (you're probably VERY busy right now!)

    Bookmark   June 29, 2006 at 8:54AM
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ccoupkir(z5 Il)

Liesl, this move must be very difficult for you. Closing one door and opening another. We have several winter sowers from CA. Hope they respond to you as I am sure they can give you all kinds of hints and tips. Good luck with your move. Cheryl ::]

    Bookmark   July 2, 2006 at 9:18AM
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Welcome to California! Even though its hard to leave you home behind, you can't beat our weather! From a fellow Sacramentan (the general area at least) I wish you the best and hope your new garden is as beautiful as your last!

    Bookmark   July 3, 2006 at 6:53PM
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goddess_co_z5(z5 CO 6547alt)

At least I see now there are WS'ers in CA. I won't be on the system much for awhile. I did at least get to stay here long enough to see my Clarkia bloom. I WS'd them for the first time this year. Liesl

    Bookmark   July 3, 2006 at 11:49PM
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Oh Goddess, I can truly sympathize with your feeling of loss at leaving Colorado. I was married to an Army man and spent a year there.

A few years later I decided to move to Sacramento, just to see what California was like. I lived there for six years, having left in 2003. Yes, it is a drastic change but there are some positives to living in zone 9.

I happened to love those palm trees, they are so unique and different to what we snowball throwers are used to seeing. Then there is the rose garden near the Capitol. I used to enjoy having a walk to see the roses on my birthday... which is the day after Christmas!

Just think of the long growing season you will enjoy and all you will learn about drought tolerant plants. Good luck and wishes for a minimal stress move.

    Bookmark   July 4, 2006 at 1:55PM
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sissyz(Z5 NorthIL)

Since joining GW, my hubby has been transferred twice and he was downsized shortly after the last move.
I went from Zone 6 to Zone 8, I am now Zone 4.
My kids are my first concern, always, but garden is right behind! I now have two acres with nothing on them. Back to Step #1, but we are happy and healthy and God is good!

Just remember, it is what you make it!! Folks in California don't always want to hear how they did where you are from. If you decide you will be happy, you will be!!
I will pray for a happy landing for you and your gardens!!

    Bookmark   July 11, 2006 at 9:59PM
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