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Re: perennials


As usual Marge - you are correct!  Looooove my lavenders.  Got 4 more coming this fall - LOL

---------- Original Message ----------------------------------
From: "Marge Talt" <mtalt@hort.net>
Reply-To: gardenchat@hort.net
Date:  Wed, 6 Aug 2003 01:54:03 -0400

>To get even more picky, aren't they actually classed as woody
>sub-shrubs? :-)
>
>Ducking and running......
>
>Marge Talt, zone 7 Maryland
>mtalt@hort.net
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>> From: Kitty <kmrsy@comcast.net>
>> 
>> Tony,
>> Some people think I'm picky or too literal when I say that
>Lavenders,
>> Persian Shield, Osteospermum - African Daisy, and Candytuft are
>shrubs, not
>> perennials or that Purple Fountain Grass, Thunbergia - Black Eyed
>Susan
>> Vine, and Pelargoniums are tender perennials, not annuals.  But I
>feel that
>> if we know this basic thing about a plant we can have more of an
>idea what
>> can or can't be done with it, and possibly how.
>> 
>> When I grew my first lavender years ago I cut it to the ground
>during early
>> spring cleanup because that's what you do with perennials.  And it
>didn't
>> come back - I killed it.  Had I known it was a shrub I wouldn't
>have done
>> that.  Admittedly, I was wrong about the cutting back for rebloom
>according
>> to Pam's experience.  Now that I think of it I have a Lilac that
>blooms 3 or
>> 4 times a season and deadheading after each flowering does help. 
>So I guess
>> we both learned something on this one!
>> 
>> Kitty
>> 
>> ----- Original Message -----
>> From: "Tony Veca" <romans8@comcast.net>
>> To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
>> Sent: Tuesday, August 05, 2003 10:46 PM
>> Subject: Re: [CHAT]perennials
>> 
>> 
>> > on 8/5/03 6:37 PM, Kitty wrote:
>> >
>> > Lavenders aren't perennials
>> >
>> > Thanks Kitty - I'll be darned, I always thought they were
>perennials.
>> Never
>> > to old to learn something new.
>> >
>> > Tony Veca <><
>> > Another Gr888 Day in Paradise !!!!!
>> > Vancouver, WA  USA
>> >
>> >
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