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Re: American Gardener/ Gentiana


Congratulations on a fine article. I've had a G. andrewsii for quite a few
years and it seems easy to grow. I bought a G. asclepiadea last year and it
looks like it will flower in a few weeks. Same for the G. sept. Hard to beat
the blue color.


----- Original Message -----
From: "Gene Bush" <genebush@otherside.com>
To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
Sent: Thursday, July 24, 2003 7:23 AM
Subject: Re: [CHAT] American Gardener/ Gentiana

> Hello Kitty,
>     Gentiana cruciata is not bad on the foliage department.... not great,
> but not bad. Also gets around because it is one of me most tolerant and
> to grow. Not spectacular in flower, but quietly nice. Agree?? G. sept. is
> small bun with cut foliage, but I think more showy overall. I know that I
> certainly have a fascination with them. Trying to make more room in my
> garden as I weed so I can add more gentian to my garden.
>     Tricyrtis are another close-to-addiction status in my garden. My
> 'Tiojen' is in bloom now as well. Have up front of shield ferns and
> Cimicifuga 'Brunet's. So many great plant to play with.......
>     Gene E. Bush
> Munchkin Nursery & Gardens, llc
> www.munchkinnursery.com
> genebush@munchkinnursery.com
> Zone 6/5  Southern Indiana
> ----- Original Message -----
> > Gene,
> > I have Gentiana septemfida var. lagodechiana and Gentiana cruciata.
> > I've had the G.s.l. for several years. It doesn't do anything
> > except the color of its blooms.  Runs along the ground in a shady spot.
> > Probably should be moved to better soil.  The G.c. I just got last year.
> When
> > I checked it the other day and it appeared to be getting ready to bloom.
> > Unfortunately, the huge clouds of mosquitoes in the backyard have kept
> > away.  These are not the stars of my garden, but the delightful little
> > surprises I'm awarded when I look more closely.
> >
> > Meanwhile, the first of my toadlilies is getting ready to bloom,
> > Tricyrtis 'Tiojen'.
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