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Re: Re: was Northern Blooms now Northern vs. Southern Blooms


What cooks?


From: <gardenqueen@academicplanet.com>
To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
Sent: Monday, January 03, 2005 12:59 PM
Subject: Re: Re: [CHAT] was Northern Blooms now Northern vs. Southern Blooms

> Maybe too hot for them??  They cook here.
> Pam Evans
> Kemp, TX
> zone 8A
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: Gene Bush
> Sent: 1/3/2005 5:50:01 AM
> To: gardenchat@hort.net
> Subject: Re: [CHAT] was Northern Blooms now Northern vs. Southern Blooms
> Hello Daryl
> Your mention of Lonicera fragrantissima is about the 3rd or 4th time the
> name has come up of late. What can you tell be about this one? Personal
> experience over how long a period of time? Working on my real winter
> bloomers for the garden.... again
>     If you are not growing the Helleborus foetidus you are missing a good
> bet. In bud since mid December, some are opening now. Went untouched by
> snow and cold snap. Among the best of the best in the foliage department.
> Long narrow serrated leaves on stalks about 2 feet in height ... sometimes
> more. About that or a bit more in width. Blooms are green bells sometimes
> rimed in bronze. Winter foliage is almost olive-black with a sheen and the
> blooms stalk is bright yellow-green. Cool!
>     Gene E. Bush
> Munchkin Nursery & Gardens, llc
> www.munchkinnursery.com
> genebush@munchkinnursery.com
> Zone 6/5  Southern Indiana
> ----- Original Message ----- 
> From: "Daryl" <pulis@mindspring.com>
> snip...
> > Other bloomers are some Hamamelis,  Chimonanthus praecox, Osmanthus
> > fragrans
> > and Lonicera fragrantissima. Rosa mutabilis had some buds and blooms
> > before
> > it was 12 degrees just before Christmas. Nothing now.
> > Daryl

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