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Re: gingers....Cathy!


I checked that one out: overwintering tropicals. Unfortunately, ginger was not one of those included.
Cathy
On Monday, February 7, 2005, at 07:03 PM, Kitty wrote:

Sorry, Cathy, the artlicle I have is from Horticulture, September 2001.
Kitty
----- Original Message -----
From: "Cathy Carpenter" <cathy.c@insightbb.com>
To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
Sent: Monday, February 07, 2005 4:46 PM
Subject: Re: [CHAT] gingers....Cathy!


I have saved all issues since I joined in 1990, but that one must have
gotten "lost in the mail"... hence the sarcasm... If you could send me
a copy of the article, I would be most appreciative.
Cathy
On Monday, February 7, 2005, at 03:38 PM, kmrsy@comcast.net wrote:

Cathy - is someone sending it to you?  I might have it in my files.
Will check when I get home.

--
Kitty
neIN, Zone5

-------------- Original message --------------

Will read it avidly when I receive it!
Cathy
On Monday, February 7, 2005, at 01:04 PM, Bonnie Holmes wrote:

February 2000 of "The American Gardener" features an article on hardy
gingers. The article covers species for the Southeast, Northwest and
Midwest, and West. Hope it might be helpful.

Bonnie ETN Zone 7


[Original Message]
From: Kitty
To:
Date: 2/6/2005 10:21:57 AM
Subject: Re: [CHAT] gingers....Cathy!

Donna,
Curcumas have a natural dormant period - lift and store dry or just
barely
damp over winter, about 55 F. Some Curcumas are easily rotted if
damp
during dormancy. If you want something to bring in as a house plant
get
an
evergreen ginger - Hedychium, Alpinia, most Costus, and some
Zingibers.

Kitty

----- Original Message -----
From: "Donna"
To:
Sent: Sunday, February 06, 2005 9:37 AM
Subject: RE: [CHAT] gingers....Cathy!


But Cathy-- what I am asking is -can you overwinter them in a house
setting?-- I liked the foliage and would be great as a backdrop in
a
container type setting. Just don't want to pay that type price for
a
one
season item.

Donna

I second that! Have tried some and have never gotten them to bloom
for
me, even with the most diligent overwintering.
Cathy
On Saturday, February 5, 2005, at 12:51 PM, Donna wrote:

Has any one ever grown these gingers in a pot? Knowing it is not
hardy
here
and would have to bring it indoors, wondering if it would work?!?

Specifically, Curcuma rubescens, anyone know anything about it?

Guessing I should have paid closer attention when gingers where
being
discussed here, now I found one that is of interest for
foliage....
I
would
never get any of them to flower here....

Donna


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