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Re: update on garden/bottle brush


Donna,
Which are you asking about Callistemon or Aesculus ?
Though it should be the Aesculus as you can't grow the other outside.  I
personally haven't grown it, I don't have that kind of space.

>.... If I could ever figure out just what to put in this 16 ft X
> 53ft area, probably would have happened already...

Southern exposure and lots of space.  I shouldn't think this would be
difficult, other than paring down all the choices.

Kitty

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Donna " <justme@prairieinet.net>
To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
Sent: Friday, January 23, 2004 8:41 PM
Subject: RE: [CHAT] update on garden/bottle brush


> Kitty (or anyone),
>
> Have you had any luck growing this? I was given a start, but it didn't
> make it... probably the wrong spot, but haven't tried again.
>
> This spring I am going to get to the south side of my house... for what
> ever reason it is still grass. I would like to make it a screen area to
> block the view to the yard, have interest by one window that Tigger sits
> in to watch the birds, and hide all those lovely electric, water and gas
> meters.... If I could ever figure out just what to put in this 16 ft X
> 53ft area, probably would have happened already...
>
> Donna
>
>
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: owner-gardenchat@hort.net [mailto:owner-gardenchat@hort.net] On
> > Behalf Of Kitty
> > Sent: Friday, January 23, 2004 4:21 PM
> > To: gardenchat@hort.net
> > Subject: Re: [CHAT] update on garden/bottle brush
> >
> > Well, Jim, we make do with what we can grow in Zone 5.  However, I
> > recognize
> > your Bottlebrush from our locla botanical Conservatory.
> >
> > Kitty
> >
> > ----- Original Message -----
> > From: "james singer" <jsinger@igc.org>
> > To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
> > Sent: Friday, January 23, 2004 4:38 PM
> > Subject: Re: [CHAT] update on garden/bottle brush
> >
> >
> > > That's kind of a neat looking plant, too, Kitty. But nothing like
> the
> > > Callistemon.
> > >
> > > http://plantsdatabase.com/showpicture/28954/
> > >
> > >
> > > On Friday, January 23, 2004, at 10:23 AM, Kitty wrote:
> > >
> > > > Bottle Brush is indeed Callistemon linearis.  However, being a
> > > > northerner
> > > > myself, I'd never heard of it.  To me a Bottlebrush is short form
> for
> > a
> > > > Bottlebrush Buckeye, Aesculus parviflora, as seen at:
> > > > http://snipurl.com/40ou
> > > >
> > > > Kitty
> > > >
> > > > ----- Original Message -----
> > > > From: "james singer" <jsinger@igc.org>
> > > > To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
> > > > Sent: Friday, January 23, 2004 5:01 AM
> > > > Subject: Re: [CHAT] update on garden/bottle brush
> > > >
> > > >
> > > >> I think we're talking about two different bottlebrushes. I think
> > > >> Theresa is talking about Callistemon citrinus; Iowa's way too
> cold
> > for
> > > >> it, Ceres.
> > > >>
> > > >> On Thursday, January 22, 2004, at 11:32 PM, Theresa wrote:
> > > >>
> > > >>> Mine doesn't have any runners at all. Hmmmm.  I actually never
> heard
> > > >>> this
> > > >>> before.
> > > >>>
> > > >>> Theresa
> > > >>>
> > > >>> -----Original Message-----
> > > >>> From: owner-gardenchat@hort.net
> [mailto:owner-gardenchat@hort.net]On
> > > >>> Behalf Of Cersgarden@aol.com
> > > >>> Sent: Thursday, January 22, 2004 3:23 PM
> > > >>> To: gardenchat@hort.net
> > > >>> Subject: Re: [CHAT] update on garden
> > > >>>
> > > >>>
> > > >>> In a message dated 1/21/04 9:35:41 PM, tchessie@comcast.net
> writes:
> > > >>>
> > > >>> << Bottlebrush bushes stay a very nice size and grow gradually
> for
> > > >>> the
> > > >>> first
> > > >>>
> > > >>> couple years.  Then, in the third winter they grow like crazy.
> >>
> > > >>>
> > > >>> Theresa, I have always wanted one but feel my garden is not
> large
> > > >>> enough but
> > > >>> did plant one in a new landscaping we did a few yrs ago.  They
> send
> > > >>> out
> > > >>> runners as I understand.  Can you try taking runners for a new
> > plant?
> > > >>>     Ceres
> > > >>>
> > > >>>
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