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Re: Update on A Touch

What a memory you have, David.  I must have said that a year or more
ago.  I did have one for more than 20 years but it finally gave up the 
ghost.  The old stems became very woody and very little new growth
appeared.  You told me at the time that they didn't have a life span of
more than 7 or 8 years, so I felt better.  Maybe you were just trying to
boost my spirits.  Anyway, the oldest of the three I have now is only
about 15 years old.  I can't remember exactly which year I got it - old
age on my part.  I had told myself I would not bring in these huge 
plants this fall, but somehow or other they got brought in.  They are
too large for us to handle, so next year may be the end.  Two of them
are blooming this week.  I have been thinking it's time to prune them
back for next spring, but just can't bring myself to cut off buds.  In the
past I have rooted cuttings, but the ones I tried last summer didn't 
"take."  Maybe I can root some this summer.

In a message dated 02/09/2005 1:03:53 PM Eastern Standard Time, 
dfranzma@pacbell.net writes:
She said she gets occassional flowers even in winter.  I think Auralie said 
she's had a Hib for over 20 years as well didn't you Aurailie?

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