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Re: Chinese ginger - Yo Kitty!


james singer wrote:
Your acquaintance sounds anal-retentive, Auralie. In all my plant breeding attempts, I've tried to follow Burbank's dictum--"select for vigor first." Vigor assures survival, to my thinking.
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Marge and I can attest that Virginia Creeper is truly 'vigorous'.
It will grow up/through/over/envelop any shrub, even Euonomus (sp ?).
I use roundup on it; it even tunnels through lawns and up the nearest
shrub... I wouldn't plant it with/for my worst enemy. Those in
< zone 7 may find it less invasive. I dare you to grow it, IJ :-).
-jrf
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On Monday, August 9, 2004, at 04:39 PM, Aplfgcnys@aol.com wrote:


In a message dated 08/09/2004 8:41:31 AM Eastern Daylight Time,
genebush@otherside.com writes:
bad rap for I am hearing "if it grows that fast I do not want it
in my garden"


I have never been able to understand people who don't like plants that grow
vigorously. One of my club members has a splendid formal garden but
will not allow anything that spreads or reseeds by itself. She must be able
to
control the plant completely. Island Jim

Southwest Florida 27.0 N, 82.4 W Zone 10a Minimum 30 F [-1 C]

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Jim Fisher
Vienna, Virginia USA
38.9 N 77.2 W
USDA Zone 7
Max. 105 F [40 C], Min. 5 F [-15 C]

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