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Re: Re: now purple fountain grass


OOOOooops!  all that rain kept me out of the garden too long.  I just looked
today and the PFG is more like 20 inches and some of it is blooming!

Kitty

----- Original Message -----
From: "Kitty Morrissy" <kmrsy@comcast.net>
To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
Sent: Friday, July 11, 2003 2:23 PM
Subject: Re: Re: [CHAT] now purple fountain grass-New plant acquisition...


> Donna,
> The 3 that I kept - sold the others in April plant sale - are all doing
> fine in a somewhat raised bed.  They've put on new growth but are still
> short, about 10 inches high.  This is normal.  they'll shoot up soon
> enough.  there hasn't been a lot of sun to draw them upward yet.    The
> important thing is that they are in the ground.  in the past if I kept
> them in the pots too long they just sat there and moped.  but once they
> are in the ground they start growing.  The cats keep nibbling on them
> but won't be able to keep up with them.  When they get taller I'll pin
> some blades to the growund so they'll root new plants at the nodes.
>
> Kitty
>
>
>
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: Donna <justme@prairieinet.net>
> Date: Friday, July 11, 2003 12:57 pm
> Subject: Re: Re: [CHAT] now purple fountain grass-New plant
> acquisition...
>
> > Say Kitty,
> >
> > How is your purple fountain grass dong this year? Mine is alive,
> > but not growing, kinda just there. Very strange.
> >
> > Donna
> >
> >
> >
> > > I find overwintering a bit of a guessing game.  I always
> > successfully
> > > overwinter Purple Fountain Grass (Zone9-10) in the attached
> > garage,
> > > temps down to 45-50.  But Persian Shield is a gamble out there,
> > > sometimes makes it, sometimes not.  So Persian Shield and
> > Osteospurmum
> > > overwinter as houseplants.  I prefer to go the garage route
> > because
> > > cooler seems to coincide with dormancy, slower growth, less
> > likelihood
> > > of pests than indoors.  Having no greenhouse, cold or warm, I
> > just have
> > > to take my chances.
> > >
> > > Kitty, Z5/6
> >
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