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Re: Small victories


Sounds like a lot to me Kitty - congrats!!

:-)

---------- Original Message ----------------------------------
From: "Kitty Morrissy" <kmrsy@earthlink.net>
Reply-To: gardenchat@hort.net
Date:  Thu, 3 Apr 2003 20:15:01 -0500

>Friends,When I got home from work tonight, there was time, but there
>wasn't, to work in the yard.  So instead I went around the yard with my
>yellow flags marking things that need attention.  It gave me a chance to
>really see some things. You can't miss the small sea of chionodoxa, glory
>of the snow.  It has to be one of my favorite spring bulbs.  And my
>Fritillaria raddeana have popped up a foot already!  And the most
>stunning Pulmonaria, 'David Ward' is glorious and in bloom - hot salmony
>pink flowers over soft green leaves edged with cream.  But other things
>took much closer scrutiny.  The Bloodroot I moved last summer have
>survived and are popping up.  The Anemone ranunculoides that I have tried
>unsuccessfully for years are out and about  and have buds on them!
>(Thanks so much Gene!)  The Anemonopsis that survived but didn't flourish
>out front was moved to the back with the Toadlilies, and it's just now
>showing some green.  The Actaea 'Hillside Black Beauty', purchased just
>last summer is alive and well.  And just down the way from it are the 3
>little Afghan Lilacs, Syringa protolaciniata, that I got from World
>Plants last fall - all showing shiny new growth!  And one of my
>favorites, Pachyphragma - sorry can't find a common name is gorgeous! 
>covered with tight white buds and a few have opened.  Nearby is Spring
>Vetchling, limping along, but still alive - it too got moved last fall. 
>The Madonna Lilies are looking robust.  There's so much to be thrilled
>about!  But the prize goes to my Bergenia.  I've tried for years to get
>one to bloom .  Followed all the instructions.  Neat leaves but never a
>bloom.  So the new one I got last spring - I put it in sun.  The poor
>thing got trounced by a runaway Mountain Bluet.  Had to R&R twice.   But
>hooray!  This Bergenia has several clusters of tight magenta buds tucked
>down in there.  Finally a Bergenia success story.  May not seem like
>much, but tonight, life is good! Kitty
>
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Pam Evans
Kemp TX/zone 8A



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