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Re: Hydrangeas


Have you ever tracked winter temperatures on your balcony?  This doesn't
matter if you plan to bring the pot inside in winter.
Kitty
neIN, Z5
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "SueNY" <sue.nyc@att.net>
To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
Sent: Friday, April 01, 2005 11:10 PM
Subject: Re: [CHAT] Hydrangeas


> I'm on the second floor and I'm facing southwest. :-)
>
> Sue
> ----- Original Message ----- 
> From: "A A HODGES" <hodgesaa@earthlink.net>
> To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
> Sent: Friday, April 01, 2005 11:08 PM
> Subject: Re: [CHAT] Hydrangeas
>
>
> > OK, now we have to figure our the exact zone of Sue's balcony. Sue, what
> > floor are you on?
> >
> > Andrea H
> > Beaufort, SC
> >
> >
> > > [Original Message]
> > > From: Kitty <kmrsy@comcast.net>
> > > To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
> > > Date: 4/1/2005 11:02:10 PM
> > > Subject: Re: [CHAT] 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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