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Re: 4 O'Clocks

OH, not to worry...it's easy to forget with all the swapping and trading we do on this list!! I just can't imagine a garden without four o'clocks. My grandmother grew them and I used to collect the seeds for her. The hummingbird moths just love them..and so do the bumble bees and hummingbirds. I have found that they return in this zone. If I cut the top part off in the fall when they get unsightly..and leave the roots/tubers, they come back. So glad you are enjoying them!!!

Jesse Rene' Bell
Claremore, OK
Zone 6

From: kmrsy@comcast.net
Reply-To: gardenchat@hort.net
To: gardenchat@hort.net
Subject: [CHAT] 4 O'Clocks
Date: Mon, 04 Aug 2003 14:59:23 +0000

Thanks so much, they are really quite a sight. Sorry I forgot that it was you
who had sent them. I can't say anything about their effect on the JBs, will
have to observe for awhile and report later!

> Kitty, I sent you a bunch of four o'clock seeds last year....remember the
> discussion on Japanese Beetles...and I found a book that mentioned the
> beetles being attracted to four o'clocks, but it's toxic to them...makes
> them pass out...then the birds eat them. Anyway...you said you had such
> problem with them...and I had an overabundance of four o'clocks...so I sent
> you some. Pink, yellows and a mixture of striped ones.
> Jesse Rene' Bell
> Claremore, OK
> Zone 6
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