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Re: mahonia/deer


HI folks, for Mahonia, check out www.forestfarm.com, they have many (and
many other scrumptious things if your climate is close enough to theirs),
and are a well-respected nursery in Oregon.
--Barb Tandy, California
----- Original Message -----
From: "Libby Valentine" <L_Valentine@adelphia.net>
To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
Sent: Sunday, February 15, 2004 12:42 PM
Subject: Re: [CHAT] mahonia/deer


> Pam & Marge,
>
> I had a chance to look these up this morning - they look great, and what a
> range of site requirements and sizes they cover!  A mahonia for any spot,
> practically, and if they grow for Marge they should survive here if I
choose
> properly.  My better local nursery (Carroll Gardens) carries only 2 and
they
> are both little ones, as in short mature height.  Have you gotten any
> through the mail, and if so, from whom?
>
> This is the 4th winter the poor hollies have been stripped clean.  They've
> come back, but all their energy is going into replacement leaves and
they're
> getting smaller not bigger - they are Ilex x. meserveae China Boy and
China
> Girl(s) so they don't get huge but these are stuck at 3 feet and
shrinking.
> They look pathetic right now.  Maybe I could transplant them into my
> hedgerow, which is not yet on the usual deer circuit.  That was an
> interesting thing about the ice/snow this year - got a good picture of
what
> the current deer paths through the yard are.  They used to stay along the
> tree line in the back - not any more.
>
> Libby
> MD zone 6
>
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Pamela J. Evans" <gardenqueen@gbronline.com>
> To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
> Sent: Sunday, February 08, 2004 1:07 PM
> Subject: Re: [CHAT] early arrivals - tree peonies
>
>
> > Can mahonias make it in your zone? The leatherleaf mahonia is the
> > pickiest one and I can't imagine deer touching it. It is wildlife (bird)
> > friendly too!
>
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