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Re: interesting sqample


OOoooppppsssssss....just read my own reply. When I asked how long to
maturity, I was not referring to the first line iof the previous
message. I meant the Ivy, not Betsy ;+)


--
Kitty 
neIN, Zone5

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

> How long to maturity? 
> 
> -- 
> Kitty 
> neIN, Zone5 
> 
> -------------- Original message -------------- 
> 
> > Happy Birthday Betsy! 
> > 
> > Well, adult ivies are cool. I remember the first time I ever saw one 
> > - in the UK - had no idea what on earth it was. Now I have my own 
> > way up in trees:-) 
> > 
> > I managed to strike a cutting of a branch once and have a small adult 
> > ivy shrub which seems to be hanging in there tho' it has not bloomed. 
> > They are as hardy as the cultivar they came from - will be evergreen 
> > unless it's too cold where you are and they defoliate. Flower 
> > clusters are quite neat, really. I've seen pix of some that were 
> > really striking but never that kind in person. The leaf form is what 
> > throws you as it changes totally when the plants mature. 
> > 
> > Marge Talt, zone 7 Maryland 
> > mtalt@hort.net 
> > Editor: Gardening in Shade 
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> > 
> > ---------- 
> > > From: Betsy Kelson 
> > > 
> > > HI Everyone!! 
> > > I've been lurking for way too long. 1857 messages that go back 
> > to when 
> > > time began. 
> > > Tomorrow is my birthday and a customer at the garden center 
> > brought me a 
> > > treat. An adult form of Hedera helix that was growing at his 
> > son-in-laws 
> > > house. Very cool. I had no idea what I was looking at when he 
> > brought it 
> > > into the shop. Lustrous green leaves with a little variegation, 
> > reputed to 
> > > be evergreen by the customer. The sample had an inflorence of about 
> > 5 
> > > clusters of dead flowers that bloomed white. I found a great 
> > picture in 
> > > Dirr's picture book of trees and shrubs and a drawing of both forms 
> > in the 
> > > monster Dirr book. 
> > > 
> > > Had to share because I have never seen one...only heard about it in 
> > lectures 
> > > in college.. 
> > > 
> > > Betsy 
> > > Evergreen, CO 
> > 
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