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Re: Question re: Astilbe

oh my that does sound nice - have any favorite small blue hostas y'all??
(something that can handle heat)


---------- Original Message ----------------------------------
From: "Tricia" <pdickson@nts-online.net>
Reply-To: gardenchat@hort.net
Date:  Fri, 28 Feb 2003 11:28:47 -0600

>Thanks so much for the information.  I love the vinca and it makes the spot
>under the maple trees where I don't have to mow .  I do use it in pots
>too... and with a blue hosta sounds wonderful.
>Thanks again,
>----- Original Message -----
>From: "Gene Bush" <genebush@otherside.com>
>To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
>Sent: Friday, February 28, 2003 6:27 AM
>Subject: Re: [CHAT] Question re: Astilbe
>> Hello Tricia,
>>     Yes, we do move the containers to a protected spot. We have a place
>> behind the garage out of the prevailing winter winds. We make a "room" of
>> bales of straw the size we need each early winter, them move the pots into
>> this holding area. Large pots in the middle, the smaller ones out near the
>> bales. Sometimes we stuff leaves in between the containers, but do not
>> the tops. Want them to breathe and not get soggy during the cold. I do not
>> remember loosing anything in this manner that was perennial to begin with.
>>     In another month we will get the containers out, begin to move them
>> position. Too early to go for the tender perennials and annuals as yet. If
>> your variegated vinca is all that aggressive, why not place it in a large
>> container for trailing with one of the big blue hosta?
>>     Gene E. Bush
>> Munchkin Nursery & Gardens, llc
>> www.munchkinnursery.com
>> genebush@munchkinnursery.com
>> Zone 6/5  Southern Indiana
>> ----- Original Message -----
>> > Gene,
>> > I am going to try putting my hostas in pots... I have some wonderful
>> hostas
>> > but have thought this year the variegated vinca is going to be so
>> aggressive
>> > that I might have to move them.  Do you move the pots to a more
>> > area during the winter?
>> > Tricia
>> > zone 6b
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Pam Evans
Kemp TX/zone 8A


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