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RE: early arrivals - tree peonies

Theresa - those are likely iphieons (sp?) - also called star flowers.  Mine come up in February too.  Love 'em, they're so pretty. 

---------- Original Message ----------------------------------
From: "Theresa" <tchessie@comcast.net>
Reply-To: gardenchat@hort.net
Date:  Sun, 8 Feb 2004 18:52:56 -0800

>Well- spring will eventually get to you all!  I planted my bulbs today, and
>noticed that the dwarf iris I planted in late december are coming up, so are
>hyacinths and some other little blue bulb that I have lost the tag for (they
>look like little light blue stars).  It was another wonderful day outside
>today!  I hope next weekend is this nice.
>-----Original Message-----
>From: owner-gardenchat@hort.net [mailto:owner-gardenchat@hort.net]On
>Behalf Of Marge Talt
>Sent: Sunday, February 08, 2004 4:45 PM
>To: gardenchat@hort.net
>Subject: Re: [CHAT] 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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