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Re: Visit to Plant Delights


OOPS! I did mean t-shirt. My spell check apparently wants it to be "to" and
I wasn't paying attention. Sorry. :-o
A

Andrea H
Beaufort, SC


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Kitty" <kmrsy@comcast.net>
To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
Sent: Tuesday, August 03, 2004 12:39 AM
Subject: Re: [CHAT] Visit to Plant Delights


> Sounds like a wonderful time, Andrea.  I have to ask - what's a to-shirt?
> At first I thought it was a typo, but you did it that way again.  Just
> curious.
>
> Kitty
> ----- Original Message ----- 
> From: "Andrea H" <hodgesaa@earthlink.net>
> To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
> Sent: Monday, August 02, 2004 7:46 PM
> Subject: [CHAT] Visit to Plant Delights
>
>
> > OK, it's taken me 2 days to let y'all know what went on a Plant
Delights.
> My
> > back went out from the ride up there and had to go to the chiropractor
> today
> > to get it smashed back into place. Boy am I sore! No mowing or weeding
for
> me
> > for a few days.
> >
> > Anyway, we arrived easily, VERY easy to find off I-40 south of Raleigh.
> >
> > The place is gorgeous, it's on farm land. The office is in front, and
they
> > live in another house farther back on the property. The entire grounds
are
> > planted, mulched, labeled, with mixed borders of sun with conifers (that
I
> > can't grow of course) and then of course shade borders as well. The
plants
> are
> > spaced so everything is visible, rather than crammed 6 inches from one
> another
> > (like my yard) so you can see every individual plant. VERY COOL. Water
> > features all over, testing gardens that weren't open. Red brick paths,
> >
> > the classes were really good. Two hours long each. The first was the art
> in
> > the garden talk. I really like a lot of the stuff. Some of it was a bit
> too
> > ornate for me. But the sculpture Joel Haas also does a lot of very
> Japanese
> > work that is clean and simple. Liked those. His point was that art
should
> > interact with the garden rather than blend. Don't place purple sculpture

> next
> > to purple flowers. He showed us slides of some of that and sure enough,
> > couldn't really see either the plant or the art. He didn't trash
concrete
> > sculptures, just was trying to open our minds to other possibilities. I
> posted
> > his talk the other night so you all can see some of his work if you
like.
> >
> > Tony Avent's class, Tropicalissimo, was mainly geared towards people in
> their
> > zone, but I did learn quite a bit about bananas. According to Tony, he
has
> not
> > heard of any banana hardy north of zone 7. However, you can yank them
out
> of
> > their pot and throw them potless in the basement for the winter and they
> will
> > do fine as long as they had enough time to store plenty of sugars in the
> > spring. So for those of you north of zone 7 who want banana trees badly,
> you
> > can have them but they take some work.
> >
> > Tony was as humorous as his catalogs and the new one came out today. So
> those
> > on the mailing list should be getting one soon.
> >
> > The greenhouses were immaculate and all the plants in great shape. Still
> > pricey, but WOW. I did manage to get myself an Echinacea 'Art's pride"
or
> the
> > orange one, and yes it is orange. A Musella which is type of banana
grown
> for
> > its flowers. A Cordyline 'Red Sensation'  and a Phlox that I can't
recall
> > right now but it is almost black the flowers are so red. The flowers are
> also
> > tiny and fuzzy looking. Their rest of the plant looks like a regular
> Phlox. I
> > hope it does OK here.
> >
> > There were a lot of people there, everyone was very nice. I have to
admit
> that
> > I was less than attentive as I would have been squirming around in my
> chair
> > because my back hurt so bad. I finally popped 800 mg of ibuprofen and
> stood
> > for the rest of the class. LOL! And that was in the morning. Made it
> through
> > the rest of the day.
> >
> > So, Anyway-for those of you interested in tropical gardening, and want
to
> know
> > more let me know. Many of the things he talked about were zone 6 also.
> > Unfortunately, the rest of you would have to grow things in pots, but
they
> > sure do have some nice things. And gorgeous hostas. We had a great talk
on
> the
> > Amorphophallus plants, with much giggling and silliness. He is too
funny.
> And
> > now they have their catalog covers on to-shirts. I wanted the plants
more
> so
> > I'll get a to-shirt later!
> >
> > Had  GREAT time! Go if you get the chance. But call first as they aren't
> open
> > to the public on a regular basis.
> > Andrea H
> > Beaufort, SC
> >
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