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RE: millet

I was so thrilled when I saw the purple millet seeds. I've been oogling them in my gardening mags the last month. I know EXACTLY where they are going too. For those of you not in the mid-west-ranch/cattle area...I'll try to explain this. The front entry of our farm has a gated area with a cattle guard to keep the animals from leaving and running out on the highway (the lady who owned this place before us put it in...she lost two horses on the highway...very sad). Anyway...along the entryway I've put some rocks and this year I'm planting the millet and some other ornamental grasses and such along the front entry before you get to the cattle guard. I think it will look great! Thanks Pam for my birthday goodies!!!

Jesse Rene' Bell
Claremore, OK
Zone 6

From: "Pamela J. Evans" <gardenqueen@gbronline.com>
Reply-To: gardenchat@hort.net
To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
Subject: RE: [CHAT] millet
Date: Fri, 31 Jan 2003 16:53:50 -0600

I'm going to start some myself this weekend. Even got some for Jesse for
her birthday too. Cannot wait to see this plant this summer!!


---------- Original Message ----------------------------------
From: "Kitty Morrissy" <kmrsy@earthlink.net>
Reply-To: gardenchat@hort.net
Date: Fri, 31 Jan 2003 18:03:57 -0500

>Ah! a green-er-purple topic!I'm planning on starting some of the AAS
>winner, too. I hadn't thought about containers. I thought something like
>that would have big or extensive roots, even for an annual. But it sounds
>like a great idea. I believe it needs full sun.
>I was thinking about including it in a bed with several Purple Fountain
>Grass and all filled in with coleus Alabama Sunset. Kind of my own little
>volcano bed of red/purple erupting out of a mass of chartreuse and
>I don't do a lot of flower arranging, so I couldn't answer to that. No
>experience with okra unless you count the gumbo disaster I made years ago.
>> [Original Message]
>> From: <Cornergar@aol.com>
>> To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
>> Date: 1/31/2003 11:50:17 AM
>> Subject: [CHAT] millet
>> Snowing heavily today so I need to think GREEN. I am considering starting
>> ornamental millet pennisetum glaucum 'Purple Majesty' to use as a
>> for large container plantings. Anyone have any experience with this
>> plant?..and how about as a cut flower? Will it tolerate light shade?
>> possibility is ornamental okra. Will the pod work as a cut stem or will
>> need to be dried and mounted on wire to be used in an arrangement?
>> Kathyz5b
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Pam Evans
Kemp TX/zone 8A


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