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Re: !/ Proven Winners now Weigela

Speaking of this Weigela, I have one of these plants it is now a year 
and a half old in my garden- bought it as a 1 gallon container.  It has 
been most unhappy since I brought it home. Is there some special secret 
to growing these well?  Any advise is appreciated.


kmrsy@comcast.net wrote:

>Off hand I know that we (MGs) get at least one Proven Winners shrub from
>one of our wholesalers, Stonehouse Nursery in MI. It is the Weigela
>'Wine and Roses'. When we ordered it, it was a Color Choice plant, but
>before it was delivered, Color Choice (as I understand it) was bought
>out by Proven Winners. This caused a long delay in shipping because PW
>wouldn't allow shipping with CC tags and didn't give SH new tags to
>replace them. It didn't matter that we hadn't ordered the tags and
>didn't want them, and weren't going to be getting them. It froze the
>shipment, causing us extra expense, until PW said it was ok.
>-------------- Original message -------------- 
>>Hello Ceres, 
>>If your do order and receive shrubs from Spring Meadow I doubt you will 
>>have anything for sale until the fall.... unless you sell small sizes. The 
>>shrubs you purchase wholesale will be in liners in 3 sizes. Nothing over 
>>about 6 to 8 inches in height. With lots of care you could have a gallon for 
>>sale this summer on some of the more fast growing. Hydrangea responds 
>>quickest, I believe. 
>>I am not sure about who and who does not have a license to sell PW 
>>plants... I do not think it is exclusive to SM only. Could be wrong... I 
>>have not followed through on a search. I do know I am currently looking 
>>around for other wholesalers of larger shrubs and trees... and not having a 
>>problem locating all I can find space for here. There are some wonderful 
>>small family operations selling some pretty rare or unusual shrubs and trees 
>>Gene E. Bush 
>>Munchkin Nursery & Gardens, llc 
>>Zone 6/5 Southern Indiana 
>>----- Original Message ----- 
>>>Gene, I understand it is very expensive to be a member & attend these 
>>>ISU gets tickets for students/MGs very cheap and that is how I attend. 
>>>Dr Armitage didn't have much new to talk about and he apologized to 
>>>those who had heard him speak before because he said, 'I have the same 
>>>jokes.' And he did. The best speaker of the Iowa show (my personal 
>>>opinion of 
>>>course) was Dr Ann Marie VanDerZanden, ISU prof who spoke on 'Looking for 
>>>I did not speak to anyone at Spring Meadows. I just retrieved the 
>>>for the greenhouse where I work. She was going to make the contact which 
>>>be useless. They are in the power seat, I would assume, since they have 
>>>control of the PW contract. Their publication is exciting. There were 
>>>vendors at the show who are marketing PW but their stock comes from SM, 
>>>The greenhouse does not carry much in shrubs and it is difficult to have 
>>>anything that looks good in such a short time since they are only open Apr 
>>>& May. 
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