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Re: About Tony...We were talking...


Yes, that's it, Heronswood carried it last year, but it was only available
on site - they would not ship it.
Kitty

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Theresa" <tchessie@comcast.net>
To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
Sent: Friday, December 19, 2003 6:50 PM
Subject: RE: [CHAT] About Tony...We were talking...


> http://www.forestfarm.com/search/closeup.asp?PlantID=mama067
>
> http://www.wildflower2.org/NPIN/Native_Plants/Detail.asp?ID=676
>
>
> These links were as close as i could find.  I didn't see it on the
> heronswood website, and forestfarms is the big-leaf magnolia (apparently a
> cousin of the Ashe?)
>
> It is a lovely tree if we can find it.
>
> Theresa
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: owner-gardenchat@hort.net [mailto:owner-gardenchat@hort.net]On
> Behalf Of kmrsy@comcast.net
> Sent: Friday, December 19, 2003 11:52 AM
> To: gardenchat@hort.net
> Subject: Re: [CHAT] About Tony...We were talking...
>
>
> Just to clarify, when I mentioned the Ash Magnolia, it wasn't really
> about ashes. It is just such a beautiful tree and I suppose like a giant
> camellia - as Daryl mentioned Tony's seeming fondness for. Pictures
> aren't easily available, but I know Heronswood has it - but I'm having
> trouble getting to their website. So, for now, here's a description:
>
>
> Ash's Magnolia
> (Magnolia macrophylla ssp. ashei)
>
> This small tree will not over power small gardens. Leaves the size and
> shape of violins and white flowers the size of dinner plates, up to 12"
> in diameter. The large leaves give it a primitive, tropical appearance.
> Mild jasmine-citrus fragrance. The seed pods are green and the seeds are
> bright orange-red that hang on thin threads as they ripen. This Magnolia
> flowers at a young age and does so over about a month in June or July.
> Best grown in normal garden soil in full sun.
>
> Season of flowering: Summer
> Flower color: White & fragrant
> Fruit color: Red
> Foliage color: Green
> Fall color: Golden-Bronze
> Height: 15' to 20'
> Width: 12' to 15'
> Growth rate: Medium
>
> I know it is hardy just barely to Zone 5, but would do much better in the
> PNW.
>
> Kitty
> > Melody,
> >
> > I think that's a wonderful idea.
> > Please email your snail address.
> >
> > Now, what tree?  You all knew him for longer than I did, but I seem to
> > remember he had a fondness for Lilacs, Camellias, Azaleas (yeah, I know,
> > they're not trees) Japanese Maples and Rhododendrons ( practically trees
> in
> > his part of the world).  Is that correct? Or is that just what he grew
> when
> > he was in the industry?  I remember him saying one time, "I enjoy every
> day
> > when I see a new flower", because I feel the same. So maybe a flowering
> > tree?
> >
> > Daryl
> >
> >
> > > -----Original Message-----
> > > From: owner-gardenchat@hort.net [mailto:owner-gardenchat@hort.net] On
> > > Behalf Of Melody
> > > Sent: Friday, December 19, 2003 7:17 AM
> > > To: gardenchat@hort.net
> > > Subject: [CHAT] About Tony...We were talking...
> > >
> > >
> > > Dear all: Donna and I were talking and wondered if anyone else has had
> > > this same thought...taking up a collection for Tony's tree and sending
> > > the money to Janice as a way to honor Tony's passionate spirit on this
> > > list. I'd be happy to collect the funds and forward it to Janice if
> > > anyone is interested. You guys think about it and I'll check back in
the
> > > list later today after I sleep a little.
> >
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