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Re: Re: Happy Birthday

Happy birthday Auralie! 
I too am curious as to what happened to your diamond frost! I love that little plant as a great filler in a pot!

Patricia Dickson

> On Aug 2, 2014, at 6:45 PM, Pam Evans <f7dc1b051@rewrite.hort.net> wrote:
> happy b-day indeed.
> On Sat, Aug 2, 2014 at 5:42 PM, Zemuly Sanders <430fae0d1@rewrite.hort.net>
> wrote:
>> Sent from my iPad
>>> On Aug 2, 2014, at 3:11 PM, Aplfgcnys@aol.com wrote:
>>> In a message dated 8/1/2014 10:43:42 P.M. Eastern Daylight Time,
>> zemuly@comcast.net writes:
>>> I wish you a very happy birthday.
>>> Zem
>>> Sent from my iPhone
>>> Thanks, Zem.  Chete took me to lunch at the Riverview  Restaurant in Cold
>> Spring which has a
>>> stunning view of the Hudson Highlands and Storm King Mountain.  It was
>> almost worth being 86 years old.
>>> I will take advantage of this contact to ask a couple of GardenChat type
>> questions.
>>> The first is very simple.  Why, here at beginning of August, are my
>> dogwoods
>> definitely showing
>>> red leaves?  It has been somewhat dry this summer, but not a real
>> drought,
>> and only moderately
>>> hot.
>>> Next question is more complicated.
>>> For several years I have bought a plant at the local Arboretum plant
>> sale to
>> grow in a pot on my
>>> front stoop.  This has been Euporbia 'Diamond Frost'.  Do you know it?
>> It
>> is very delicate with
>>> lacy growth, tiny leaves with dark markings, and small white star-like
>> flowers.  It makes a bushy
>>> little plant about a foot wide and high.  As I say, I have grown this
>> several years, getting a new
>>> plant each spring.  I have one this year.  Usually the plant is about
>> done
>> by fall when I bring things
>>> in, but last fall we had an early frost threat, and as the plant still
>> looked good, I brought it in and
>>> put it under the lights where I start seed, and keep a few things over
>> the
>> winter.  It lost all its
>>> leaves before long, but the stems still were green, so I left it there.
>> All
>> winter, it kept its green
>>> look, so I let it stay, but finally when I started seeds and needed the
>> space this spring I set the
>>> pot outside and thought no more about it.  Then a week or so ago, I
>> happened
>> to notice the pot
>>> that I had put in an obscure spot, and it was full of bright green
>> leaves.
>> The plant has leafed out
>>> and is growing strongly, but instead of the tiny, lacy growth, the leaves
>> are bright green and
>>> more than twice a large as the original plant.  I still have the plant
>> label
>> from that, and from the
>>> one I bought this year, and they are the  same.  What has happened? Side
>> by
>> side, the two
>>> plants really don't look a bit alike.  Why has this one changed from last
>> year?
>>> Thanks for listening to my rant,
>>> Hope you are having a good summer.
>>> Auralie
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> Pam Evans
> Kemp TX
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