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Re: early arrivals - tree peonies

Same here, Libby; I'm sitting on the top of a hill of ice...about 3"
solid in the parking area; if it weren't so lumpy, I could ice skate
on it. Can't remember this happening before.  Can't wait for it to go

Your deer must be really hungry to eat your hollies.  My herd has yet
to try them, although they did do a bit of nibbling on the I. crenata
(plain old form) occasionally.  They never do seem to eat boxwood.  

Marge Talt, zone 7 Maryland
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> From: Libby Valentine <L_Valentine@adelphia.net>
> Gardening party at Theresa's house!
> I'm envious - things are still covered with snow and ice here -
this will
> take a while longer to melt off.  We got lots of rain on top of the
> Friday, and while it melted some, we've still got probably 4" of
very dense
> ice/snow to go, and we've been upper 30s for the last 2 days, but
temps well
> below freezing at night to keep the ice going.
> The deer have eaten all the leaves off my 3 hollies again this
year.  They
> don't seem to touch the boxwood though.  Guess I need to think
> replacing holly with dwarf boxwood, but the hollies have more
> value.
> Libby
> MD zone 6

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