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Re: todays events > acclimation

I've read your praises of this Delphinium before, however, I haven't found a
wholesale supplier for it.  Mind you, we cannot deal with some of the
wholesalers you would be capable of dealing with.  The most we can take of
any one thing is 32 and purchases at any one time of the year do not exceed
$500.  I can't spend more than perhaps $2.50 (at the *very* most) on a plant
because of both budget and markup constraints.
The 2 delphiniums we have tried were both New Millenium hybrids.


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Gene Bush" <genebush@otherside.com>
To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
Sent: Sunday, July 11, 2004 5:59 AM
Subject: Re: [CHAT] todays events > acclimation

> Well, Kitty,
>     I can not help with the deer problem, but I can assist with the
> Delphinium. If you want a delphinium that is easier than home made sin to
> grow go for our native D. exaltatum. Stays up right with no staking when
> bloom. Deadhead and it will give you two to three flushes of bloom. Begins
> blooming in June and continues on until winter. Read more about it on my
> website under Garden Clippin's newsletter. It is my favorite delphinium of
> all I have ever grown.
>     Gene E. Bush
> Munchkin Nursery & Gardens, llc
> www.munchkinnursery.com
> genebush@munchkinnursery.com
> Zone 6/5  Southern Indiana
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Kitty" <kmrsy@comcast.net>
> > Thanks, Gene.  Coming from an expert, I feel more confident.  We do lose
> > few plants, (delphiniums have not done well for us), but most of what we
> > grow performs pretty well.
> >
> > However, we have a new problem. Deer.  The university built a skywalk
> across
> > the highway from the new dorms to the campus and it comes out at our
> > entrance.  The dorms are to one side of the skywalk, woods to the other.
> > Apparently they also built some sort of service tunnel under the
> so
> > now the deer just walk on over every night for the free buffet.  The
> bunnies
> > were bad enough, but the deer are making some of the losses serious.
> > afraid we'll have to cage some of our beds and possibly abandon a couple
> of
> > them.
> >
> > Kitty
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