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RE: need a plant recomendation


Oops, I should have read the original message more closely...I was
thinking it was the street sign in the pictures.... so you can't have it
growing too high or folks would get lost :)

But Theresa did say light pole... never mind....

Donna

> I thought about Clematis, too, but wasn't sure what Theresa meant
about a
> light pole.  Light pole, as in 6 ft to hold a light in front of your
house
> or light pole, as in street light.
> 
> If it's the shorter one, then Clematis would be a good choice,
especially
> the way Donna described.  The Feb Fine Gardening mag has a short
article
> on
> Clematis for the Southwest, that will "grow even in Zones 10 and 11".
> They
> say "large flowered hybrids and species like Clematis viticella, and
C.
> texensis, don't need winter chill...can often bloom 3 times a year."
The
> varieties the spotlight in the article for full sun are 'Lady Betty
> Balfour
> and 'Ernest Markham'.  Tose they show for sun or shade are 'Victoria',
C.
> viticella 'Mme Julia Correvon, and C.v. 'Alba Luxurians'.
> 
> Kitty
> 
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Donna " <justme@prairieinet.net>
> To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
> Sent: Sunday, January 04, 2004 3:47 PM
> Subject: RE: [CHAT] need a plant recomendation
> 
> 
> > How about a few clematis's... I put three together to get blooms
early-
> > mid and late season...
> >
> > I have some kinda of honeysuckle on the back fence (cream and
yellow,
> > would have to wander out there and dig in the snow to tell you it's
> > name) doesn't get much more than 5 ft high, blooms a lot, and is
still
> > green here. It is wet back there and pure clay in the sun. So far it
> > isn't taking over the world... actually had to start some more
trying to
> > get it to cover the fence. I could send you some cuttings in the
spring
> > (my spring) if you want to try it.
> >
> > Donna
> >
> >
> > >
> > > This sound like a good fit- I was also considering one of the less
> > > invasive
> > > honeysuckle varieties- jsut not sure which these would be.
> > >
> > > Theresa
> > >
> > > -----Original Message-----
> > > From: owner-gardenchat@hort.net
[mailto:owner-gardenchat@hort.net]On
> > > Behalf Of Pamela J. Evans
> > > Sent: Sunday, January 04, 2004 9:47 AM
> > > To: gardenchat@hort.net
> > > Subject: Re: [CHAT] need a plant recomendation
> > >
> > >
> > > If you have room, one of the non-invasive trumpet vine (Campsis)
> > > cultivars. I have the 'Flava' which is yellowish and is very well
> > > mannered, does not reseed and is very happy w/ heat and clay soil.
> > Don't
> > > use the species trumpet vine - it's bent on world domination.
> > >
> > >
> > > ---------- Original Message ----------------------------------
> > > From: "Theresa" <tchessie@comcast.net>
> > > Reply-To: gardenchat@hort.net
> > > Date:  Sun, 4 Jan 2004 07:51:39 -0800
> > >
> > > >HI all-
> > > >
> > > >For my new pathway-  I need a climbing plant that will climb up
the
> > > >lightpole at the corner.  Needs to be vigorous and tolerate lousy
> > soil
> > > (clay
> > > >and gravel). Preferably something that doesn't reseed like crazy,
as
> > it
> > > will
> > > >be near my raised bed with wonderful soil in them (and I have an
idea
> > > that
> > > >the only thing that will grow in the native ground would be
invasive
> > in
> > > the
> > > >good soil). It will get irrigation in summer.  Oh- it gets some
> > > significant
> > > >sun and heat from the sidewalk/street.  I will put up some type
of
> > > >wire/fencin around the lightpole to help the plant climb.  Any
> > > suggestions?
> > > >
> > >
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> > > Kemp TX/zone 8A
> > >
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