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Re: 'Limerock Ruby'

Tell me about your gravel spacer area near the house wall.  When I read it,
a light bulb went on and I am wondering if I don't need such.

Bonnie Zone 6+ ETN

> [Original Message]
> From: Marge Talt <mtalt@hort.net>
> To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
> Date: 01/13/2004 1:16:32 AM
> Subject: Re: [CHAT] 'Limerock Ruby' 
> > From: Kitty <kmrsy@comcast.net>
> > I believe wet is the problem with Verbena Homestead Purple, too. 
> Those
> > under the eaves where they got little water came back.  Those
> further out,
> > did not.  The masonry wall is an interesting experiment, but
> nothing I'd
> > ever do for any plant.
> ----------
> I wouldn't be surprised.  I have lost a lot of plants in spots that I
> thought were really well-drained.  Well, they were, but that didn't
> stop the soil from being moist over winter.  I always thought nothing
> would grow under eves....wrong!  Assorted things have seeded into a
> gravel spacer type area I put in to keep soil away from the house
> wall - under an overhang that's about bone dry.  Plants are amazing
> critters.
> Yes, I thought the wall a bit of work as well, but one of these days,
> when I have nothing better to do:-), I just might get daft enough to
> try it;-)
> Marge Talt, zone 7 Maryland
> mtalt@hort.net
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