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Re: now weather, Pam's-Progress on the garden wall


Maybe cannas need more sun up there Marge because I know they can live
w/ wet - not that they get that very often here. But Jesse's do ok in
6B. And I know your place is fairly shady. They can do w/ shade here
(like my favorite MG says at my favorite nursery) when gardening books
(not written by Texans)say a plant needs full sun, they mean full sun in
CT or VT. Not here. Eva left some of hers in the ground this year
because that one copy paper box I sent her Spring before last has become
thousands. She packed them all up last year but ran out of steam to dig
and tubs to store them in this year. She buried them in mulch and we'll
see how they do.



---------- Original Message ----------------------------------
From: "Marge Talt" <mtalt@hort.net>
Reply-To: gardenchat@hort.net
Date:  Wed, 7 Jan 2004 18:15:57 -0500

>Lordy!  I can't get canna to survive in the ground here in my "balmy"
>(currently about 20F) z 7 garden; they just turn into mush:-(
>
>I think our low is heading for the teens again tonight after 70F last
>weekend....survival of the fittest out there in garden land with
>roller coaster weather.
>
>Marge Talt, zone 7 Maryland
>mtalt@hort.net
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>> From: Pamela J. Evans <gardenqueen@gbronline.com>
>> 
>> Nope - cannas are tough. Remember, they survive up at Jesse's in
>frosty
>> zone 6. Even the (well-watered) lemon tree seems to still be alive.
>I
>> got tired of hauling it in and out of the house. Yesterday the high
>was
>> 34 degrees. That's our normal LOW temperature this time of year.
>Gross
>> weather. Supposed to be back up to 60 by tomorrow afternoon. It
>bloody
>> well better be, this is ridiculous! It got down to 15 here once and
>the
>> cannas were fine.
>
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Pam Evans
Kemp TX/zone 8A



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