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Re: garden show


Donna - they really are bonkers.  It's time to plant all that stuff here in
zone 8.  But up there?  Are they smoking crack or what?  If you had a
greenhouse to keep them in great, but most people don't.

On 2/24/07, Kitty <kmrsy@comcast.net> wrote:
>
> That really is pushing it Donna.  About 6 yrs ago Lowes here had cheap big
> bags of bareroot named daylilies about now.  They stacked em high and heat
> built up in the bags - they composted right there in the store because no
> one would buy them.  That spring we started our MG nursery and I thought
> that those daylillies would be a good early start for the next year, but
> they didn't carry them again.
>
> Meijers always puts well-rooted 4 inch pots on sale 1/2 price in late
> March
> to kick-start the season.  I run over there the minute I see the ad on
> Sunday am.  I pot them up to gallons that are well-rooted by the end of
> April for my plant sale.  I pay about $1.25 and sell for $3 to $4
> depending
> on variety.  This increases the variety I'm able to dig from my yard for
> my
> sale.  Usually none of them are anything I want for myself, but they
> usually
> have some varieties I can easily resell.
>
> I agree that it is way too early, but for the tight budget it can be a
> boon
> if you have a place to keep them.
>
> Kitty
> neIN, Zone 5
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Donna" <gossiper@sbcglobal.net>
> To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
> Sent: Saturday, February 24, 2007 9:22 AM
> Subject: Re: [CHAT] garden show
>
>
> >I love attending garden shows this time of the year and 'smelling' green.
> > They start next weekend around here for the next month or so....
> >
> > BUT.... I
> > got an ad for a sort of chain store this week.... they have their PLANTS
> > on
> > sale.... geraniums, stella de'oro, flowering clematis, boxwoods, spirea,
> > lilac, cypress, purple fountain grass..... DUH!... this is zone 5,
> > everything
> > is frozen and we are having a major winter storm this weekend.... they
> are
> > REALLY rushing the season this year.....I am looking at holding some of
> > these
> > plants for close to three months before they could be put in the ground
> > here
> > based on our last frost date..... geesh.
> >
> > Donna
> >
> >
> > ----- Original Message ----
> > From: Kitty <kmrsy@comcast.net>
> > To: gardenchat@hort.net
> > Sent: Saturday,
> > February 24, 2007 7:58:24 AM
> > Subject: Re: [CHAT] garden show
> >
> >
> > I've received
> > many ads in the mail for the Vita Mix over the years but as I
> > recall, it's a
> > pricey mixer.  Does look nice though.
> > Our H&G show starts Thursday.  I've got
> > about 100 bulbs to package this
> > wekend for it, fortunately made the
> > label/fact sheets in advance.  There are
> > far fewer hort speakers this year,
> > but I hope to get most of my MG ed hours
> > in on Saturday.  MGs get into the
> > show free but there's still parking to pay
> > for.
> >
> > I also have to coordinate
> > and write orders for about 10 of our display
> > gardens this weekend.  Once
> > again, several did not bother to hand theirs in
> > by the deadline, though they
> > had 6 weeks to figure out what they wanted.
> > When we all met in January, I
> > gave a presentation on some of the plants we
> > are offering in the MG nursery
> > next year and I was surprised that they put
> > many of those plants on their
> > wish lists.  That will make my ordering easier
> > since the nursery plants were
> > ordered last September.
> >
> > Kitty
> > neIN, Zone 5
> > ----- Original Message -----
> > From: "pdickson" <pdickson@sbcglobal.net>
> > To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
> > Sent:
> > Friday, February 23, 2007 10:19 PM
> > Subject: [CHAT] garden show
> >
> >
> >> My husband
> > and I went tonight to the Home and Garden show in OKC.  I told
> >> them of our
> > Horticulture Society membership which they didn't take but
> >> offered us a
> > senior citizen price, $5.00.  I must need to touch up our
> >> hair
> >> color.
> > :-)
> >> We enjoyed it even though it was more home stuff than garden stuff...
> >>
> > still
> >> fun in February to see some garden landscapes.  Some really nice
> >>
> > waterfalls
> >> and creeks... loved the see through Plexiglas that you can walk
> > across the
> >> running water.
> >> Paul James is to speak tomorrow...
> >> We just
> > bought a  Vita-Mix  that they were showing all these great
> >> recipes.
> >> She
> > made a tortilla soup with just hot water, fresh vegetables.  That sold
> >> me
> > alone but then she made raspberry sorbet, peanut butter, fresh fruit
> >>
> > smoothie, vegetable drink, chocolate/ Carmel banana ice cream, banana
> ice
> >>
> > cream, and fresh salsa.  We were going to eat before we went home but
> this
> >>
> > was more than enough to take care of us.  I can't wait to use it at our
> >>
> > Master Gardener meeting in March.  We have a speaker that is going to
> talk
> >>
> > on Organic gardening and I am in charge of refreshments.  I plan to make
> >>
> > the tortilla
> >> soup and one of the ice creams.  Does anyone have any recipes
> > ideas to
> >> share
> >> or any experience with a Vita Mix?
> >>
> >> Tricia
> >>
> >>
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-- 
Pam Evans
Kemp TX
zone 8A

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