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Re: American Gardener/ Gentiana


The parnassia gets sun until noon then again after 5 pm. It has bloomed for
the last two years, 3 flowers the first and 5 last year. It looks like it
has at least 4 buds coming out now. I raised this fellow after many tries
from NARGS seeds. I know it would do better with more sun but I am afraid to
move it. I haven't found much info on it so I don't know if they transplant
well. Do you have any knowledge on that or care to venture a guess?

I garden in Bethlehem, PA


----- Original Message -----
From: "Gene Bush" <genebush@otherside.com>
To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
Sent: Monday, July 28, 2003 7:25 AM
Subject: Re: [CHAT] American Gardener/ Gentiana

> More questions, Dan.
>     See you have parnassia on the north side of the house. Not surprised
> give it extra moisture to keep it going. How about blooms... how does it
> in that little light for you? Incidentally, where do you garden?
>     Thanks for the seeds.... we hope.
> Gene E. Bush
> Munchkin Nursery & Gardens, llc
> www.munchkinnursery.com
> genebush@munchkinnursery.com
> Zone 6/5  Southern Indiana
> ----- Original Message -----
> > Gene,
> >
> > This bed tends to stay damp for a long while after a rain especially the
> > lower part where the lobelias and parnassia are. The heavily mulched bed
> is
> > on the north side of the house with no nearby trees or shrubs to suck up
> the
> > moisture. When I put in this bed years ago, I dug down over a foot into
> very
> > hard clay and filled it with a mix of good soil, leaf mulch and compost.
> The
> > clay must prevent the moisture from draining away too quickly. The
> parnassia
> > does get extra water when needed. I'll let you know when the seeds are
> > ready.
> >
> > Dan
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