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Re: Tree Ferns


Theresa, cut back your Mexican heathers, they'll grow back next spring.
mine do.

On 1/31/07, Kitty <kmrsy@comcast.net> wrote:
>
> I meant Burpee.
>
> Kitty
> neIN, Zone 5
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Kitty" <kmrsy@comcast.net>
> To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
> Sent: Wednesday, January 31, 2007 5:40 PM
> Subject: Re: [CHAT] Tree Ferns
>
>
> > Hi Andrea,
> > Fancy Fronds carries it.
> > www.fancyfronds.com
> >
> > Of course Heronswood USED to carry it.  What do you think the chances
> are
> > that Ball kept it on the list ? ;+(
> >
> >
> >
> > Kitty
> > neIN, Zone 5
> > ----- Original Message -----
> > From: "Andrea Hodges" <andreah@hargray.com>
> > To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
> > Sent: Wednesday, January 31, 2007 6:39 AM
> > Subject: [CHAT] Tree Ferns
> >
> >
> >>I do love a good tree fern. ;-) They actually do quite well here. I did
> >>have one before that succumbed to scale. So far this one has done fine.
> It
> >>grew from a 1 gallon pot last spring with one frond (another rescue from
> >>the Garden Gate) to a three gallon and will definitely need to be moved
> to
> >>a 5 gal this spring. A friend has one in a pot under her live oaks and
> it
> >>has been fine for several years.
> >>
> >> OK, now for the question. Anyone know where I can get my hands on a New
> >> Zealand Tree Fern? Latin is Dicksonia antarctica I think. I've googled
> >> and only seen descriptions. None for sale. I really want one of those
> and
> >> they are supposed to be the most hardy.
> >>
> >> A
> >> ----- Original Message -----
> >> From: "Theresa W" <tchessie1@sbcglobal.net>
> >> To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
> >> Sent: Tuesday, January 30, 2007 9:46 PM
> >> Subject: Re: [CHAT] OT - another cold front has arrived
> >>
> >>
> >>>I have (hopefully still do) an Australian tree fern- and we certainly
> >>>don't have humidity here.  But it is planted under the big ash tree in
> >>>the front yard and has done very well...up until the big freeze here a
> >>>couple of weeks ago.  Over the weekend I went out and cut back the
> >>>frozen/mushy parts on that fern and a bunch of other plants- so we'll
> >>>just see what comes back in spring. I noticed the "mexican heathers"
> are
> >>>all brown and crispy- so not too optimistic about them either.  On a
> >>>positive note- they did come and put the final coat of stucco on our
> >>>house today!!  Yeah.  I didn't get home until after dark- so I'm
> looking
> >>>forward to checking it out in the morning.
> >>>
> >>> Theresa
> >>>
> >>> Cathy Carpenter wrote:
> >>>> Lucky you to have an Australian tree fern! I have never had luck with
> >>>> tree ferns - probably my inability to provide sufficient humidity. We
> >>>> were in the single digits this morning with a wind chill of around
> -16.
> >>>>
> >>>> Cathy, west central IL, z5b
> >>>>
> >>>> On Jan 29, 2007, at 7:44 PM, Andrea Hodges wrote:
> >>>>
> >>>>
> >>>>> It's 24 here tonight. Brrrrr! Had to bring the Australian Tree Fern
> >>>>> in even.
> >>>>>
> >>>>> ----- Original Message ----- From: "james singer"
> >>>>> <islandjim1@verizon.net>
> >>>>> To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
> >>>>> Sent: Monday, January 29, 2007 11:53 AM
> >>>>> Subject: Re: [CHAT] OT - another cold front has arrived
> >>>>>
> >>>>>
> >>>>>
> >>>>>> It must be contagious. It's 56 here today--that's the coldest
> day  in
> >>>>>> the last 3 or 4 years. Supposed to warm up to high 60s tomorrow.
> >>>>>> On Jan 29, 2007, at 11:27 AM, Johnson Cyndi D Civ 95 CG/SCSRT
> wrote:
> >>>>>>
> >>>>>>> It actually got a bit warmer here as the clouds rolled in.
> It  must
> >>>>>>> have
> >>>>>>> drizzled a little bit on Saturday night but not enough to be
> >>>>>>> measurable.
> >>>>>>> On the gardening front, I did...nothing. Saturday my sister had a
> >>>>>>> birthday party for my brother-in-law, which I wasn't planning on
> >>>>>>> going
> >>>>>>> to at first, but he is not in good health. Better to
> celebrate  now
> >>>>>>> than
> >>>>>>> regret later. Then on Sunday we picked up a camper; it's an old
> one
> >>>>>>> we'll use when we do horse camping, and it took all day to get it
> >>>>>>> ready
> >>>>>>> to put on the truck. Who knew that getting horses would lead
> to  so
> >>>>>>> much
> >>>>>>> stuff? At some point all this has to reach equilibrium so we can
> >>>>>>> ride
> >>>>>>> the horses instead of getting ready to ride them, and
> hopefully  at
> >>>>>>> that
> >>>>>>> point time will also open up for me to get back into the garden.
> >>>>>>> I am looking at bare-root fruit trees though, and have to make a
> >>>>>>> decision pretty quick. Can't decide if I want another peach or if
> I
> >>>>>>> should try a pear tree, we've never grown one of those before.
> >>>>>>>
> >>>>>>> Cyndi
> >>>>>>>
> >>>>>>> -----Original Message-----
> >>>>>>> From: owner-gardenchat@hort.net [mailto:owner- gardenchat@hort.net
> ]
> >>>>>>> On
> >>>>>>> Behalf Of Theresa W
> >>>>>>> Sent: Saturday, January 27, 2007 6:50 PM
> >>>>>>> To: gardenchat@hort.net
> >>>>>>> Subject: Re: [CHAT] OT - another cold front has arrived
> >>>>>>>
> >>>>>>> Brrr-I'm chilly for you.  It's supposed to be 54 here and we might
> >>>>>>> actually get some rain!!  It's been very dry this
> January.  I  spent
> >>>>>>> all
> >>>>>>> day in the garage today, cleaning, ripping out a crappy
> old  cabinet
> >>>>>>> (can
> >>>>>>> we say euwwww- disgusting).  Apparently that is where the
> mice  had
> >>>>>>> been
> >>>>>>> living last winter- even found a petrified mouse carcass- yuck!
> >>>>>>> Anyway,
> >>>>>>> got all of that out- now to figure out how to get it to the  dump!
> >>>>>>> Got
> >>>>>>> another shelving unit, and at least got stuff stacked on shelves,
> >>>>>>> but
> >>>>>>> the whole thing needs to be organized.  But still.... visible
> >>>>>>> progress!!
> >>>>>>> I have to do a little more tomorrow no matter what, so that
> we  can
> >>>>>>> get
> >>>>>>> the other car in the garage- but after that I think I'm going to
> >>>>>>> leave
> >>>>>>> this project for a week or two, and come back to it then.  I'm
> >>>>>>> rather
> >>>>>>> sick of spending my weekends in the garage....even if it
> is  cleaner
> >>>>>>> now.
> >>>>>>>
> >>>>>>> Theresa
> >>>>>>>
> >>>>>>> Donna wrote:
> >>>>>>>
> >>>>>>>> dropping here too.... tomorrows high is only supposed to be 18...
> >>>>>>>> going down to 7 overnight....burr!  The bad news is all my snow
> >>>>>>>> melted
> >>>>>>>>           this week so the plants are on their own. (although
> they
> >>>>>>>> are
> >>>>>>>> predicting snow showers for
> >>>>>>>> tomorrow- we will see)
> >>>>>>>>
> >>>>>>>> Donna
> >>>>>>>>
> >>>>>>>>
> >>>>>>>> ----- Original Message ----
> >>>>>>>> From: Pam Evans
> >>>>>>>> <gardenqueen@gmail.com>
> >>>>>>>> To: gardenchat@hort.net
> >>>>>>>> Sent: Saturday, January 27,
> >>>>>>>> 2007 6:27:57 PM
> >>>>>>>> Subject: [CHAT] OT - another cold front has arrived
> >>>>>>>>
> >>>>>>>>
> >>>>>>>> Here we
> >>>>>>>> go again.  At 4:00 it was beautiful - 63 degrees - gardening in
> >>>>>>>> shirtsleeves!
> >>>>>>>> By 5:30 it was down to the lower 40's and the North wind is still
> >>>>>>>> howling.
> >>>>>>>> Thank goodness I got most everything done today before it hit.
> >>>>>>>> Finally got the last of that flat of purple rain pansies,
> >>>>>>>> snapdragons
> >>>>>>>> and irises planted by then.  Then I had to bring all the pots of
> >>>>>>>> tender stuff in again.  Ugh.
> >>>>>>>> But I dearly love my colorful ornamental peppers (Aurora &
> Nosegay)
> >>>>>>>> and my walking iris so they're worth the trouble.  Also got my
> Vera
> >>>>>>>> Jameson sedum relocated out to the new xeriscape bed (was my
> pepper
> >>>>>>>> bed - a real water hog) and watered in just in time.  Hope
> Oklahoma
> >>>>>>>> doesn't get blasted again like the last time.  *sigh*
> >>>>>>>>
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> >>>>>> Southwest Florida
> >>>>>> 27.1 N, 82.4 W
> >>>>>> Hardiness Zone 10
> >>>>>> Heat Zone 10
> >>>>>> Sunset Zone 25
> >>>>>> Minimum 30 F [-1 C]
> >>>>>> Maximum 100 F [38 C]
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Pam Evans
Kemp TX
zone 8A

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