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Re: todays events > acclimation

OK, Rich...since these are presumably ex's...maybe it did have something
to do with how they turned out so well...but maybe more background would
be good before I make my mind up on this one. :-)

Melody, IA (Z 5/4)

"The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious."    
--Albert Einstein

 --- On Sat 07/10, Richard T. Apking < richa@midlands.net > wrote:
From: Richard T. Apking [mailto: richa@midlands.net]
To: gardenchat@hort.net
Date: Fri, 9 Jul 2004 21:56:52 -0700
Subject: Re: [CHAT] todays events > acclimation

Hi Kitty,<br><br>Actually four of them, and they have all turned out
quite well. I'd like to<br>think I had something to do with that. Now
there's an open door. Rich<br>----- Original Message ----- <br>From:
&quot;Kitty&quot; &lt;kmrsy@comcast.net&gt;<br>To:
&lt;gardenchat@hort.net&gt;<br>Sent: Thursday, July 08, 2004 9:33
PM<br>Subject: Re: [CHAT] todays events &gt; acclimation<br><br><br>&gt;
Thanks for the reassurance, Rich.<br>&gt; So did you run into your old
girlfriend, eh?<br>&gt; Kitty<br>&gt;<br>&gt; ----- Original Message
----- <br>&gt; From: &quot;Richard T. Apking&quot;
&lt;richa@midlands.net&gt;<br>&gt; To:
&lt;gardenchat@hort.net&gt;<br>&gt; Sent: Thursday, July 08, 2004 8:01
PM<br>&gt; Subject: Re: [CHAT] todays events &gt;
acclimation<br>&gt;<br>&gt;<br>&gt; &gt; Hi Kitty,<br>&gt; &gt;<br>&gt;
&gt; You know the old saying: if it works, don't mess with it. Sounds
like<br>you<br>&gt; &gt; have your stuff together.<br>&gt; &gt;<br>&gt;
&gt; FYI: just got back from my class reunion, in a little town on the
edge<br>of<br>&gt; &gt; the sandhills called Ord NE. Had a great time,
trying to figure out who<br>&gt; was<br>&gt; &gt; who. Guess that's part
of the fun of class reunions.<br>&gt; &gt; ----- Original Message -----
<br>&gt; &gt; From: &quot;Kitty&quot; &lt;kmrsy@comcast.net&gt;<br>&gt;
&gt; To: &lt;gardenchat@hort.net&gt;<br>&gt; &gt; Sent: Thursday, July
08, 2004 7:26 AM<br>&gt; &gt; Subject: Re: [CHAT] todays events &gt;
acclimation<br>&gt; &gt;<br>&gt; &gt;<br>&gt; &gt; &gt; &gt; pot them up
in quarts and gallons. A lot will eventually go in the<br>&gt; &gt; &gt;
ground.<br>&gt; &gt; &gt; Being July, many of these little pots are
pretty well-packed with<br>roots.<br>&gt; &gt; &gt; My philosophy: I
don't like putting something like that directly in<br>the<br>&gt; &gt;
&gt; ground, so I pot to quarts, grow on a little while until they
stretch<br>&gt; &gt; their<br>&gt; &gt; &gt; roots out and then put in
the ground in September. Also, even though<br>&gt; they<br>&gt; &gt;
&gt; may be ful

l sun plants, going from greenhouse to all day hot sun can<br>be<br>&gt;
&gt; too<br>&gt; &gt; &gt; stressful. Potting enables them to be moved
to shelter if needed and<br>&gt; more<br>&gt; &gt; &gt; slowly
acclimated to such conditions.<br>&gt; &gt; &gt;<br>&gt; &gt; &gt; This,
of course, is extra work, and a small extra expense for potting.<br>&gt;
Do<br>&gt; &gt; &gt; you all think this is necessary or am I over-doing
it?<br>&gt; &gt; &gt;<br>&gt; &gt; &gt; Kitty<br>&gt; &gt; &gt;<br>&gt;
&gt; &gt; ----- Original Message ----- <br>&gt; &gt; &gt; From:
&quot;Kitty&quot; &lt;kmrsy@comcast.net&gt;<br>&gt; &gt; &gt; To:
&lt;gardenchat@hort.net&gt;<br>&gt; &gt; &gt; Sent: Thursday, July 08,
2004 9:10 AM<br>&gt; &gt; &gt; Subject: Re: [CHAT] todays
events....<br>&gt; &gt; &gt;<br>&gt; &gt; &gt;<br>&gt; &gt; &gt; &gt;
Stonehouse is a wholesaler only. In fact, at first he said he
would<br>&gt; &gt; only<br>&gt; &gt; &gt; &gt; sell the flats for our
nursery - no individual gallons for us. He<br>&gt; knows<br>&gt; &gt;
&gt; &gt; froom experience that it wastes a lot of time to attend to
a<br>customer<br>&gt; &gt; &gt; &gt; picking out one here one there and
won't do it. But for some reason<br>&gt; he<br>&gt; &gt; &gt; &gt;
softened and said, if while we were touring the facilities we
saw<br>&gt; &gt; &gt; something,<br>&gt; &gt; &gt; &gt; we could set it
aside.<br>&gt; &gt; &gt; &gt;<br>&gt; &gt; &gt; &gt; We had the backs of
2 vans for plants. I had also brought along 10<br>&gt; &gt; &gt; &gt;
stacking produce shells for flats. If things aren't too tall
(the<br>&gt; sides<br>&gt; &gt; &gt; are<br>&gt; &gt; &gt; &gt; about 9
inces high) , they can stack and you can get alot more in.<br>I<br>&gt;
&gt; use<br>&gt; &gt; &gt; &gt; these in the spring when buying flats of
annuals for the gardens.<br>The<br>&gt; &gt; &gt; back<br>&gt; &gt; &gt;
&gt; of my little SUV will hold a dishwasher - just - so its footprint
is<br>&gt; &gt; &gt; small.<br>&gt; &gt; &gt; &gt; But I can get a dozen
flats and several gallons in whe

I stack.<br>It's<br>&gt; &gt; &gt; much<br>&gt; &gt; &gt; &gt; the way
bread companies use bread trays.<br>&gt; &gt; &gt; &gt;<br>&gt; &gt;
&gt; &gt; Fernwood has a little plant sale room. Plants were in all
sorts of<br>&gt; &gt; pots,<br>&gt; &gt; &gt; &gt; many were cuttings or
seed propagated, like the tree peony starts.<br>&gt; They<br>&gt; &gt;
&gt; &gt; might be leftovers from their annual plant sale or possibly
donated<br>&gt; &gt; items<br>&gt; &gt; &gt; &gt; to help raise a little
money.<br>&gt; &gt; &gt; &gt;<br>&gt; &gt; &gt; &gt; And no, the
Stonehouse plants are not these overwintering in my<br>yard.<br>&gt;
&gt; &gt; Right<br>&gt; &gt; &gt; &gt; now they are all in my driveway.
We will schedule a day to get<br>&gt; together<br>&gt; &gt; &gt;
and<br>&gt; &gt; &gt; &gt; pot them up in quarts and gallons. A lot will
eventually go in the<br>&gt; &gt; &gt; ground.<br>&gt; &gt; &gt; &gt; We
currently have 7 nursery beds at the display gardens and
after<br>the<br>&gt; &gt; May<br>&gt; &gt; &gt; &gt; and June sales in
which we sold almost 500 pots, we have some<br>&gt; vacancies.<br>&gt;
&gt; &gt; &gt; (the sales sell much more than those 500, that number
just has to do<br>&gt; &gt; with<br>&gt; &gt; &gt; &gt; what we
grow)<br>&gt; &gt; &gt; &gt;<br>&gt; &gt; &gt; &gt; Kitty<br>&gt; &gt;
&gt; &gt;<br>&gt; &gt; &gt; &gt; ----- Original Message ----- <br>&gt;
&gt; &gt; &gt; From: &quot;Donna&quot;
&lt;justme@prairieinet.net&gt;<br>&gt; &gt; &gt; &gt; To:
&lt;gardenchat@hort.net&gt;<br>&gt; &gt; &gt; &gt; Sent: Thursday, July
08, 2004 6:13 AM<br>&gt; &gt; &gt; &gt; Subject: RE: [CHAT] todays
events....<br>&gt; &gt; &gt; &gt;<br>&gt; &gt; &gt; &gt;<br>&gt; &gt;
&gt; &gt; &gt; So are all of these overwintering in your yard?!?<br>&gt;
&gt; &gt; &gt; &gt;<br>&gt; &gt; &gt; &gt; &gt; Didn't realize Fernwood
sold plants. Thought it was more of a<br>&gt; display<br>&gt; &gt; &gt;
&gt; &gt; type place. Most times those type places only have a
once/twice a<br>&gt; year<br>&gt; &gt; &gt; &gt; &gt; sale of cuttings

.<br>&gt; &gt; &gt; &gt; &gt;<br>&gt; &gt; &gt; &gt; &gt; Sounds like
you guys REALLY filled the van :) I didn't get nearly<br>as<br>&gt; &gt;
&gt; &gt; &gt; many plants, of course I didn't buy flats of stuff
either. Are<br>they<br>&gt; &gt; open<br>&gt; &gt; &gt; &gt; &gt; to the
public or just groups.<br>&gt; &gt; &gt; &gt; &gt;<br>&gt; &gt; &gt;
&gt; &gt; Hoping the weather hold out, planted a few last night. Hear
that<br>it<br>&gt; &gt; will<br>&gt; &gt; &gt; &gt; &gt; be in the 90's
this weekend when I have time off...yuck!<br>&gt; &gt; &gt; &gt;
&gt;<br>&gt; &gt; &gt; &gt; &gt; Donna<br>&gt; &gt; &gt; &gt;
&gt;<br>&gt; &gt; &gt; &gt; &gt;<br>&gt; &gt; &gt; &gt; &gt; &gt; So did
we! 7 of us (MG Nursery Group) visited Fernwood and<br>&gt; &gt;
Stonehouse<br>&gt; &gt; &gt; &gt; &gt; &gt; today. One woman bought a
couple of plants at Fernwood, but<br>they<br>&gt; &gt; &gt; &gt; &gt;
really<br>&gt; &gt; &gt; &gt; &gt; &gt; didn't have much. The one I
liked was Iliamna rivularis,<br>Mountain<br>&gt; &gt; &gt; &gt; &gt;
&gt; Hollyhock,<br>&gt; &gt; &gt; &gt; &gt; &gt; which they told us had
been propagated by Russell Stafford.<br>They<br>&gt; &gt; gave<br>&gt;
&gt; &gt; &gt; &gt; us<br>&gt; &gt; &gt; &gt; &gt; &gt; a<br>&gt; &gt;
&gt; &gt; &gt; &gt; nice tour and it's beautiful place, but Stonehouse
is where we<br>&gt; laid<br>&gt; &gt; &gt; &gt; &gt; out<br>&gt; &gt;
&gt; &gt; &gt; &gt; the<br>&gt; &gt; &gt; &gt; &gt; &gt; big
bucks:<br>&gt; &gt; &gt; &gt; &gt; &gt;<br>&gt; &gt; &gt; &gt; &gt; &gt;
16 Heuchera sanguinea 'Snow Angel', Coral Bells<br>&gt; &gt; &gt; &gt;
&gt; &gt; 16 Hydrangea paniculat 'Pink Diamond'<br>&gt; &gt; &gt; &gt;
&gt; &gt; 22 Eupatorium rugosum 'Chocolate', White Snakeroot<br>&gt;
&gt; &gt; &gt; &gt; &gt; 32 Forsythia koreana 'Kumson', Korean Golden
Bells<br>&gt; &gt; &gt; &gt; &gt; &gt; 32 Itea virginica 'Henry's
Garnet', Virginia Sweetspire<br>&gt; &gt; &gt; &gt; &gt; &gt; 32 Phlox
paniculata 'Franz Schubert'<br>&gt; &gt; &gt; &gt; &gt; &gt; 32 Sambucus
racemosa 'Sutherland Gold', Eu

pean Red Elderberry<br>&gt; &gt; &gt; &gt; &gt; &gt; 32 Schizophragma
hydrangeoides 'Moonlight', Japanese Hydrangea<br>&gt; Vine<br>&gt; &gt;
&gt; &gt; &gt; &gt; 32 Stokesia laevis 'Mary Gregory', White Stoke's
Aster<br>&gt; &gt; &gt; &gt; &gt; &gt; 32 Tradescantia 'Sweet Kate',
Spiderwort<br>&gt; &gt; &gt; &gt; &gt; &gt; 32 Vitex negundo var.
heterophylla, Cutleaf Chaste Tree<br>&gt; &gt; &gt; &gt; &gt; &gt; 32
Weigela florida 'Argenteo-marginata Variegata'<br>&gt; &gt; &gt; &gt;
&gt; &gt;<br>&gt; &gt; &gt; &gt; &gt; &gt; Those listed above are all
2.5 inch or 3.5 inch pots and will be<br>&gt; &gt; grown<br>&gt; &gt;
&gt; &gt; &gt; on<br>&gt; &gt; &gt; &gt; &gt; &gt; for resale. We were
also able to get 16 gallon items for<br>&gt; ourselves:<br>&gt; &gt;
&gt; &gt; &gt; &gt;<br>&gt; &gt; &gt; &gt; &gt; &gt; Abelia mosanensis,
Fragrant Abelia<br>&gt; &gt; &gt; &gt; &gt; &gt; Astilbe chinensis
'Visions', Chinese Astilbe<br>&gt; &gt; &gt; &gt; &gt; &gt; Caryopteris
'First Choice', Bluebeard<br>&gt; &gt; &gt; &gt; &gt; &gt; Caryopteris
'Snow Fairy', Bluebeard<br>&gt; &gt; &gt; &gt; &gt; &gt; Heleborus
orientalis, Lenten Rose<br>&gt; &gt; &gt; &gt; &gt; &gt; Leptodermis
oblonga, Star Flower<br>&gt; &gt; &gt; &gt; &gt; &gt; Phlox pan. 'Blue
Paradise'<br>&gt; &gt; &gt; &gt; &gt; &gt; Salvia lyrata 'Purple
Knock-Out', Lyre Leaf Sage<br>&gt; &gt; &gt; &gt; &gt; &gt; Stachys
monieri 'Hummelo', Betony<br>&gt; &gt; &gt; &gt; &gt; &gt;<br>&gt; &gt;
&gt; &gt; &gt; &gt; There was so much more there we would have liked to
have had but<br>&gt; &gt; many<br>&gt; &gt; &gt; &gt; &gt; &gt;
items<br>&gt; &gt; &gt; &gt; &gt; &gt; we saw were already spoken for so
we had to keep checking the<br>&gt; &gt; &gt; &gt; &gt;
availability<br>&gt; &gt; &gt; &gt; &gt; &gt; list and then deep sighs
when we saw this or that prized item<br>&gt; wasn't<br>&gt; &gt; &gt;
&gt; &gt; for<br>&gt; &gt; &gt; &gt; &gt; &gt; sale. We also wanted to
pick up a flat of Weigela 'Midnight<br>Wine'<br>&gt; &gt; &gt; &gt; &gt;
that<br>&gt; &gt; &gt; &gt; &gt; &

gt; we'd<br>&gt; &gt; &gt; &gt; &gt; &gt; ordered last November, but
they couldn't release it because they<br>&gt; &gt; &gt; &gt; &gt;
didn't<br>&gt; &gt; &gt; &gt; &gt; &gt; have<br>&gt; &gt; &gt; &gt; &gt;
&gt; the tags for it. Something about Proven Winners having
bought<br>out<br>&gt; &gt; &gt; &gt; &gt; Color<br>&gt; &gt; &gt; &gt;
&gt; &gt; Choice and the contract for growing requires selling with
the<br>&gt; proper<br>&gt; &gt; &gt; &gt; &gt; tags.<br>&gt; &gt; &gt;
&gt; &gt; &gt;<br>&gt; &gt; &gt; &gt; &gt; &gt; Kitty<br>&gt; &gt; &gt;
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