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Re: Baptisa now cut flowers

Kathy, do you grow all of the flowers for your arrangements or do you order
in some? I'd love to see some pictures if you've got them, of the beds and

Andrea H
Beaufort, SC

> [Original Message]
> From: <Cornergar@aol.com>
> To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
> Date: 8/6/2005 12:40:20 PM
> Subject: Re: [CHAT] Baptisa now cut flowers
> I LOVE my raised beds. Our acreage is mostly heavy clay. 100 years of
> farming has eroded the topsoil into highway ditches on one side of us and
> Embarrass riverbed on the other.When we dug our pond the bottom was
> blue in color. So drainage is the main issue.Also if I cover the annual
beds with 
> black plastic they warm up much faster in the spring. I have 4 of the
> devoted to perennials..peonies, iris, yarrow, salvias, the tall
> Emperor' is my new fav), phlox, helenium, rudbeckia, daisies, heliopsis, 
> dianthus, all the various types of lilies('tho I am usually fighting the
rabbits for 
> these)liatris, veronicas, and others I can't think of right now. The
other 3 
> rotate various annuals including some veggies for us. Always have 
> zinnia,snaps, dahlias, glads. The field gives me wonderful things this
time of 
> year...ironweed, switch grass, goldenrod, Q.A. lace, etc. The viburnum
right now has 
> gorgeous red berries. Spring flowering shrubs planted around the house
> invaluable, too. Mock orange is a favorite. And of course pussy willow.
Could be more 
> than you really wanted to know about cut flowers!! Kathyz5
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