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Re: todays events > acclimation


Thanks for the reassurance, Rich.
So did you run into your old girlfriend, eh?
Kitty

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Richard T. Apking" <richa@midlands.net>
To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
Sent: Thursday, July 08, 2004 8:01 PM
Subject: Re: [CHAT] todays events > acclimation


> Hi Kitty,
>
> You know the old saying: if it works, don't mess with it.  Sounds like you
> have your stuff together.
>
> FYI: just got back from my class reunion, in a little town on the edge of
> the sandhills called Ord NE.  Had a great time, trying to figure out who
was
> who.  Guess that's part of the fun of class reunions.
> ----- Original Message ----- 
> From: "Kitty" <kmrsy@comcast.net>
> To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
> Sent: Thursday, July 08, 2004 7:26 AM
> Subject: Re: [CHAT] todays events > acclimation
>
>
> > > pot them up in quarts and gallons.  A lot will eventually go in the
> > ground.
> > Being July, many of these little pots are pretty well-packed with roots.
> > My philosophy:  I don't like putting something like that directly in the
> > ground, so I pot to quarts, grow on a little while until they stretch
> their
> > roots out and then put in the ground in September.  Also, even though
they
> > may be full sun plants, going from greenhouse to all day hot sun can be
> too
> > stressful.  Potting enables them to be moved to shelter if needed and
more
> > slowly acclimated to such conditions.
> >
> > This, of course, is extra work, and a small extra expense for potting.
Do
> > you all think this is necessary or am I over-doing it?
> >
> > Kitty
> >
> > ----- Original Message ----- 
> > From: "Kitty" <kmrsy@comcast.net>
> > To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
> > Sent: Thursday, July 08, 2004 9:10 AM
> > Subject: Re: [CHAT] todays events....
> >
> >
> > > Stonehouse is a wholesaler only.  In fact, at first he said he would
> only
> > > sell the flats for our nursery - no individual gallons for us.  He
knows
> > > froom experience that it wastes a lot of time to attend to a customer
> > > picking out one here one there and won't do it.  But for some reason
he
> > > softened and said, if while we were touring the facilities we saw
> > something,
> > > we could set it aside.
> > >
> > > We had the backs of  2 vans for plants.  I had also brought along 10
> > > stacking produce shells for flats.  If things aren't too tall (the
sides
> > are
> > > about 9 inces high) , they can stack and you can get alot more in.  I
> use
> > > these in the spring when buying flats of annuals for the gardens.  The
> > back
> > > of my little SUV will hold a dishwasher - just - so its footprint is
> > small.
> > > But I can get a dozen flats and several gallons in when I stack.  It's
> > much
> > > the way bread companies use bread trays.
> > >
> > > Fernwood has a little plant sale room.  Plants were in all sorts of
> pots,
> > > many were cuttings or seed propagated, like the tree peony starts.
They
> > > might be leftovers from  their annual plant sale or possibly donated
> items
> > > to help raise a little money.
> > >
> > > And no, the Stonehouse plants are not these overwintering in my yard.
> > Right
> > > now they are all in my driveway.  We will schedule a day to get
together
> > and
> > > pot them up in quarts and gallons.  A lot will eventually go in the
> > ground.
> > > We currently have 7 nursery beds at the display gardens and after the
> May
> > > and June sales in which we sold almost 500 pots, we have some
vacancies.
> > > (the sales sell much more than those 500, that number just has to do
> with
> > > what we grow)
> > >
> > > Kitty
> > >
> > > ----- Original Message ----- 
> > > From: "Donna" <justme@prairieinet.net>
> > > To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
> > > Sent: Thursday, July 08, 2004 6:13 AM
> > > Subject: RE: [CHAT] todays events....
> > >
> > >
> > > > So are all of these overwintering in your yard?!?
> > > >
> > > > Didn't realize Fernwood sold plants. Thought it was more of a
display
> > > > type place. Most times those type places only have a once/twice a
year
> > > > sale of cuttings.
> > > >
> > > > Sounds like you guys REALLY filled the van :) I didn't get nearly as
> > > > many plants, of course I didn't buy flats of stuff either. Are they
> open
> > > > to the public or just groups.
> > > >
> > > > Hoping the weather hold out, planted a few last night. Hear that it
> will
> > > > be in the 90's this weekend when I have time off...yuck!
> > > >
> > > > Donna
> > > >
> > > >
> > > > > So did we!  7 of us (MG Nursery Group) visited Fernwood and
> Stonehouse
> > > > > today.  One woman bought a couple of plants at Fernwood, but they
> > > > really
> > > > > didn't have much. The one I liked was Iliamna rivularis, Mountain
> > > > > Hollyhock,
> > > > > which they told us had been propagated by Russell Stafford.  They
> gave
> > > > us
> > > > > a
> > > > > nice tour and it's beautiful place, but Stonehouse is where we
laid
> > > > out
> > > > > the
> > > > > big bucks:
> > > > >
> > > > > 16 Heuchera sanguinea 'Snow Angel', Coral Bells
> > > > > 16 Hydrangea paniculat 'Pink Diamond'
> > > > > 22 Eupatorium rugosum 'Chocolate', White Snakeroot
> > > > > 32 Forsythia koreana 'Kumson', Korean Golden Bells
> > > > > 32 Itea virginica 'Henry's Garnet', Virginia Sweetspire
> > > > > 32 Phlox paniculata 'Franz Schubert'
> > > > > 32 Sambucus racemosa 'Sutherland Gold', European Red Elderberry
> > > > > 32 Schizophragma hydrangeoides 'Moonlight', Japanese Hydrangea
Vine
> > > > > 32 Stokesia laevis 'Mary Gregory', White Stoke's Aster
> > > > > 32 Tradescantia 'Sweet Kate', Spiderwort
> > > > > 32 Vitex negundo var. heterophylla, Cutleaf Chaste Tree
> > > > > 32 Weigela florida 'Argenteo-marginata Variegata'
> > > > >
> > > > > Those listed above are all 2.5 inch or 3.5 inch pots and will be
> grown
> > > > on
> > > > > for resale.  We were also able to get 16 gallon items for
ourselves:
> > > > >
> > > > > Abelia mosanensis, Fragrant Abelia
> > > > > Astilbe chinensis 'Visions', Chinese Astilbe
> > > > > Caryopteris 'First Choice', Bluebeard
> > > > > Caryopteris 'Snow Fairy', Bluebeard
> > > > > Heleborus orientalis, Lenten Rose
> > > > > Leptodermis oblonga, Star Flower
> > > > > Phlox pan. 'Blue Paradise'
> > > > > Salvia lyrata 'Purple Knock-Out', Lyre Leaf Sage
> > > > > Stachys monieri 'Hummelo', Betony
> > > > >
> > > > > There was so much more there we would have liked to have had but
> many
> > > > > items
> > > > > we saw were already spoken for so we had to keep checking the
> > > > availability
> > > > > list and then deep sighs when we saw this or that prized item
wasn't
> > > > for
> > > > > sale.  We also wanted to pick up a flat of Weigela 'Midnight Wine'
> > > > that
> > > > > we'd
> > > > > ordered last November, but they couldn't release it because they
> > > > didn't
> > > > > have
> > > > > the tags for it.  Something about Proven Winners having bought out
> > > > Color
> > > > > Choice and the contract for growing requires selling with the
proper
> > > > tags.
> > > > >
> > > > > Kitty
> > > >
> > >
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