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Re: lenten rose< patience and winter chores

Pyracantha blooms on old wood.  In the spring I cut  the branches that
bloomed the previous winter.

on 01/05/2003 10:46 PM, Theresa- yahoo at tchessie@yahoo.com wrote:

> Thanks- I will be patient then- and a glass of wine sounds quite nice right
> now.  I finished putting my summer veggiebed to bed for winter this AM.
> Ripped out the last 2 tomoto plants and a couple of the pepper.  Cut 2
> peppers back, we will see if they return in spring.  Piled the rest of the
> leaves on the bed, trimmed the bottlebrush back (seems like I do this every
> 3 months it grows like a weed), also trimmed the pyracantha (still shaping
> it to grow on a trellis) and managed to poke myself with one of the thorns.
> Those things HURT!  My finger is still sore and red in that spot.  By the
> way, does anyone know if pyracantha blooms on old or new growth??  Oh, and
> some of my bulbs are starting to come up!
> Theresa
> Sac, Ca zone 8-9
> -----Original Message-----
> From: owner-gardenchat@hort.net [mailto:owner-gardenchat@hort.net]On
> Behalf Of Gene Bush
> Sent: Sunday, January 05, 2003 12:27 PM
> To: gardenchat@hort.net
> Subject: Re: [CHAT] Questions...nursery, ornamec, and lenten rose
> Hello Theresa,
> Probably maturity is the issue. After germination most hellebores take 3
> to 4 years before first bloom. Look much better at 5 years of age with a few
> eyes to the crown. Most nurseries only carry the seedlings into the second
> year and then sell. That leaves you with 2 or more years to go before bloom.
> My suggestion is to have another glass of good wine and move on to the next
> perennial on your list. Next year you certainly should see some buds.
> Gene E. Bush
> Munchkin Nursery & Gardens, llc
> www.munchkinnursery.com
> genebush@munchkinnursery.com
> Zone 6/5  Southern Indiana
> ----- Original Message -----
>> OK- why haven't my hellebores bloomed?  This is the second winter I've had
>> them and there is not indication that they are even thinking of blooming.
> I
>> have no idea what variety they are, I have 3 plants in different places- 2
>> with much shade, 1 in light shade.  Any suggestions?
>> Theresa

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