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Re: New plant

  • To: gardenchat@hort.net
  • Subject: Re: [CHAT] New plant
  • From: "Chapel Ridge Wal Mart National Hearing Center" 4042N15@nationalhearing.com
  • Date: Fri, 23 Dec 2005 16:43:58 -0600
  • References: <8520022.1135370001274.JavaMail.root@sniper30>

JIm, you have a real knack for finding the good stuff. $4 - what a deal!

Kitty

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "james singer" <islandjim1@verizon.net>
To: "Garden Chat" <gardenchat@hort.net>
Sent: Friday, December 23, 2005 2:31 PM
Subject: [CHAT] New plant


> Local mom and pop nursery is going out of business after 40+ years. 
> Property, which is on the main drag, has become so valuable that they 
> can sell it and retire. I went by there today. They say they're taking 
> their time about clearances because the property sale isn't final yet, 
> but a new sign announces "30 percent off all cactus and succulents."
> 
> Like a lot of mom and pop nurseries, they have almost-hobby stuff they 
> and their staff have grown from cuttings mingled in with stuff they 
> have bought in. So it's a real hodge-podge. Anyway, on a back bench in 
> an out-of-the-way area, I found a number of 1-gallon Solandra plants--I 
> don't know which Solandra, there are several species in the trade--all 
> primed to bloom. So I bought one with three flower buds; $4.00. The 
> buds should open about the time Ms. Fatma returns from her trek around 
> the Massachusetts tundra.
> 
> Don't know if you're familiar with the Solandras, but they are 
> variously called "Cup of Gold" vine and "Chalice" vine. They have 
> large, coffee mug size and shape [sans handle], goldish yellow flowers. 
> They're vines the way bougainvilleas or climbing roses are vines--high 
> maintenance because they're only marginally capable of climbing without 
> assistance.
> 
> 
> Island Jim
> Southwest Florida
> 27.0 N, 82.4 W
> Hardiness Zone 10
> Heat Zone 10
> Minimum 30 F [-1 C]
> Maximum 100 F [38 C]
> 
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