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Re: new purchases

Gene, Judy, and all,

Thanks so much for the votes of confidence.  The cyclamen are on order and
I am excited.  From all I've heard from all of you, if these don't make it,
it's my fault, not theirs. Since you were all so kind to share techniques,
I should have no trouble at all.


> [Original Message]
> From: Gene Bush <genebush@otherside.com>
> To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
> Date: 2/22/2003 9:19:46 AM
> Subject: Re: Re: Fw: Re: [CHAT] new purchases
> Hello Kitty & Donna,
>     Lets leave hardiness zones out of the picture for now. They are not
> last word, by any means, when growing plants. All I am trying to say is
> gardeners all around you are growing cyclamen... you can grow them as
> Just jump in there and experiment. I see where Marge just sent a wonderful
> list of great experienced gardeners who have played against the odds and
> won. Bare bones minimum you can grow two species relatively easily... C.
> coum & hed.
>     Gene E. Bush
> Munchkin Nursery & Gardens, llc
> www.munchkinnursery.com
> genebush@munchkinnursery.com
> Zone 6/5  Southern Indiana
> ----- Original Message -----
> > Donna & Gene,
> > Donna's right about Fernwood being warmer. And I believe we've had the
> > discussion before where Gene describes his location as Z5, but it's not
> > the same Z5 that Donna and I live in. No arguments about the zone
> > number, just that upper northeastern IN is colder than upper
> > northwestern IN and definitely colder than southern IN.
> > But I do think a few varieties of Cyclamen have a chance of making it
> > here, especially if they're well-sited and attention is paid to critter
> > protection and culture as both Marge and Gene have related. It's worth a
> > try.
> > Kitty

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