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Re: RE: Carolina allspice

I have had a similar history with my Mock Orange. Have moved the thing
twice, fed it, not fed it and all it has ever done in over 10 yrs is
throw out lots of leaves. I finally pitched it last year. Then I saw
this newer form with huge double flowers and, what a sucker!, I ordered
one. We'll see.


-------Original Message-------
Sent: 02/20/03 08:11 AM
To: 'Kitty Morrissy ' <kmrsy@earthlink.net>, "'gardenchat@hort.net '" <gardenchat@hort.net>
Subject: RE: [CHAT] Carolina allspice

> I have no entertaining Carolina Allspice story, but it is one of my less
successful experiments.  I had contradictory info on it (& nowhere near
resources I have now to find out the real requirements) - I followed the
grower's & planted it in the sun, and for 3 years it got to about 2 1/2 or
3' tall, very pretty foliage, and then the leaves fried in the summer.  So 
thought I would move it to partial shade.  It did not like being moved,
at all, and it has languished in the back for the last 2 or 3 years.  I
haven't gotten around to figuring out what to do with it/to it now, & it's
in an out of the way spot so it doesn't make itself urgent.  It's not big
enough to fall in to...

Maryland zone 6

-----Original Message-----
From: Kitty Morrissy
To: gardenchat@hort.net
Sent: 2/20/2003 7:29 AM
Subject: RE: [CHAT] new purchases

> probably wasn't the kind of information you were looking for though.
Au Contrare!!!  (surely not spelled right!)
Funny story, after the fact.  Good thing Mrs. Jewell wasn't 5 feet
I don't mind waiting a while for shrubs to get bigger.  We have a mature
one at our display gardens and I am quite taken with the flowers, so
somday, when I'm doing windows I'll have crushed alspice to cook with!
(yes, I know it isn't the spice)

> [Original Message]
> From: Linda L Wallpe <lwallpe@juno.com>
> To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
> Date: 2/19/2003 10:45:15 PM
> Subject: [CHAT] new purchases
> Kitty,
> What I have to say about Calycanthus floridus, CAROLINA ALSPICE will
> be of much use until it's a large bush.
> When we moved back to Cincinnati, we rented the first floor of a
> old house from an older couple who lived on the the top two floors.
> Jewell was a gem of a gardener  and she had 3 mature, sweet shrubs
> our bedroom window.
> Well, one day I was washing windows.  These were really large, tall
> windows in 3 sections.  I flipped up one too many sections, forgot to
> hold on,  and fell backwards right out of the window into one of the
> bushes.  Unfortunately, Mrs. Jewell was working about 5 feet away in
> perennial bed and nearly had a stroke.  I think it was concern over my
> body but it may have been about the bush.  
> I can attest to the fact that Calycanthus floridus, CAROLINA ALSPICE
> greatly slow down a falling body, smelling sweetly at the same time.
> was only slightly scratched but I gave up serious window washing.
> probably wasn't the kind of information you were looking for though.
> Linda Wallpe
> Cincinnati, Zone 6a
> Only $9.95 per month!
> Visit www.juno.com

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