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Re: Summertime...


probably more too dry than too hot Cyndi-They are partial to very humid conditions.
A
----- Original Message ----- From: "Johnson, Cyndi D Civ USAF AFMC 95 CG/SCSRT" <cyndi.johnson@edwards.af.mil>
To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
Sent: Monday, April 07, 2008 11:10 AM
Subject: RE: [CHAT] Summertime...


I tried growing camellia sinensis when I planted the teahouse garden,
seemed fitting and I thought if it worked it would be fun to have my own
green tea. Didn't make it though. It struggled for a couple years and
finally gave up. I suspect that it's just too hot in the summer here.

Cyndi


-----Original Message-----
From: owner-gardenchat@hort.net [mailto:owner-gardenchat@hort.net] On
Behalf Of james singer
Sent: Saturday, April 05, 2008 2:49 PM
To: Garden Chat
Subject: [CHAT] Summertime...

and the livin' is easy. Maybe. But whatever. It seems to have suddenly
arrived, easy or not. It's been in the low 80s for a week or so and the
forecast is for it to remain so for the foreseeable future. Lots of
stuff is blooming, but there always is here--orchids, begonias, petrea,
jatropha, on and on.

I just saw an interview with the guy that established the Honest T
company. It raised a question for me--since tea is the dried leaf of a
camellia species, I wonder if I'll be able to grow one in Oregon. I
tried here a couple of times and couldn't, too warm. Might be fun to
really do it.


Island Jim
Southwest Florida
27.1 N, 82.4 W
Hardiness Zone 10
Heat Zone 10
Sunset Zone 25
Minimum 30 F [-1 C]
Maximum 100 F [38 C]

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