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RE: pyracanthas

Good girl. Would hate to see you get a bad infection there. Just as well
we can't grow them I suspect. I did however order myself a leatherleaf
mahonia for a shady spot that needed something. Only the leaves are
picky on those! More berries for my birdies and these shrubs actually do
well in clay. What a concept!

BTW - your pics are fabulous.  Really!


---------- Original Message ----------------------------------
From: "Theresa- yahoo" <tchessie@yahoo.com>
Reply-To: gardenchat@hort.net
Date:  Mon, 6 Jan 2003 18:44:42 -0800

>I agree that they thorns are lethal- it just barely pricked my finger and it
>is still sore and a bit swollen- I'm sure i will survive and next time I
>will take the extra effort to put on a pair of gloves.
>-----Original Message-----
>From: owner-gardenchat@hort.net [mailto:owner-gardenchat@hort.net]On
>Behalf Of Pamela J. Evans
>Sent: Monday, January 06, 2003 6:11 PM
>To: gardenchat@hort.net
>Subject: RE: [CHAT] pyracanthas
>Theresa - be careful of those thorns, they can be toxic. Howard Garrett
>(aka the Dirt Doctor) calls them "lethal" (his words). Cotton root rot
>has killed many of them in this part of the state, so I don't have any.
>Cotton was king here for many years, and the root rot organism remains.  It
>takes out red tip photinias too.
>So I don't plant any cotton relatives or things that are suseptible to
>the same diseases. Once something gets in this black clay - it stays
>there for a long time apparently.
>---------- Original Message ----------------------------------
>From: "Theresa- yahoo" <tchessie@yahoo.com>
>Reply-To: gardenchat@hort.net
>Date:  Mon, 6 Jan 2003 18:01:00 -0800
>>Thanks- I can look forward to flowers this year then!  This will be the 2nd
>>winter that I've had them and they are really filling in nicely.
>>-----Original Message-----
>>From: owner-gardenchat@hort.net [mailto:owner-gardenchat@hort.net]On
>>Behalf Of Janet Laytham
>>Sent: Monday, January 06, 2003 4:24 AM
>>To: gardenchat@hort.net
>>Subject: Re: [CHAT] 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
>>> 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
>>> leaves on the bed, trimmed the bottlebrush back (seems like I do this
>>> 3 months it grows like a weed), also trimmed the pyracantha (still
>>> it to grow on a trellis) and managed to poke myself with one of the
>>> 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,
>>> 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
>>> eyes to the crown. Most nurseries only carry the seedlings into the
>>> year and then sell. That leaves you with 2 or more years to go before
>>> My suggestion is to have another glass of good wine and move on to the
>>> 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
>>>> them and there is not indication that they are even thinking of
>>> I
>>>> have no idea what variety they are, I have 3 plants in different places-
>>>> with much shade, 1 in light shade.  Any suggestions?
>>>> Theresa
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>Pam Evans
>Kemp TX/zone 8A
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