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Re: Hydrangeas


True, the city is warmer - but how many floors up is Sue?  That could make
it colder.
Kitty
neIN, Z5
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "A A HODGES" <hodgesaa@earthlink.net>
To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
Sent: Friday, April 01, 2005 9:40 PM
Subject: Re: [CHAT] Hydrangeas


> What zone is NYC? And I was actually thinking about that, I wonder if it
> would be more of a microclimate being in the city vs the suburbs?
>
> Andrea H
> Beaufort, SC
>
>
> > [Original Message]
> > From: Kitty <kmrsy@comcast.net>
> > To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
> > Date: 4/1/2005 9:35:05 PM
> > Subject: Re: [CHAT] Hydrangeas
> >
> > > bringing it in. They are hardy here, but I doubt it in NY.
> > They are hardy to Zone 6, sometimes Z5.  But in a container on an
outdoor
> > balcony might be the equivalent of Z3 without insulation.
> > Kitty
> > neIN, Z5
> > ----- Original Message ----- 
> > From: "A A HODGES" <hodgesaa@earthlink.net>
> > To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
> > Sent: Friday, April 01, 2005 9:00 PM
> > Subject: RE: [CHAT] Hydrangeas
> >
> >
> > > Sue, they can be grown in containers, at least here in the south. The
> ones
> > > like yours have usually been treated with growth regulator and go
> through
> > a
> > > period where they look a bit peaked while they adjust to no spray and
a
> > new
> > > home. Don't know why that's so, I'm sure someone on the list can
explain
> > > it. Anyway, I know several people that have bought them in the "retail
> > > selling stage" with the giant mop-heads and small plant, but
eventually,
> > > they turn into a regular hydrangea that is a shrub. The last person I
> knew
> > > that dug one and put it in a container needed a 7 gallon pot to hold
the
> > > root ball, so probably be ready to step up.
> > >
> > > And Kitty is right, it will have to be wrapped well if you don't plan
on
> > > bringing it in. They are hardy here, but I doubt it in NY.
> > > A
> > >
> > >
> > > Andrea H
> > > Beaufort, SC
> > >
> > >
> > > > [Original Message]
> > > > From: SueNY <sue.nyc@att.net>
> > > > To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
> > > > Date: 4/1/2005 3:31:31 PM
> > > > Subject: [CHAT] Hydrangeas
> > > >
> > > > Any one out there growing these beauties? I picked up a gorgeous
> mophead
> > > > variety called Brestenburg and I'm wondering if they do well in
> > > containers.
> > > > I don't have a yard (they are a bit rare here in NYC!) but I do have
a
> > > nice
> > > > sunny balcony. Here's a pic:
> > > >
> > > > http://home.att.net/~sue.nyc/hydrangea1.jpg
> > > >
> > > > Sue
> > > >
> > >
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