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Re: closeouts


Jim and Theresa,
It wasn't that I wasn't sure what to do with the shrimp plants (I checked
A-Z for sun/shade) I just ran out of time.  It was 9pm by then and I
desperately needed a shower.  Besides the shrimp plants (Justicia) I still
have 3 little needlepoint ivies and 3 small ferns (very airy things, no
name) that need temporary spots.  I might get to them tonight or tomorrow.
I know all this stuff can grow in pots, I just sometimes forget to water
pots. However, this year I have a lot of containers from my special
purchases for resale, so I am better at checking on them.

It is reasonably pleasant here today, if you don't exert yourself.  However,
my BIL just informed me that Sun and Mon are supposed to hit 97 degrees with
a heat index of 115.  I can't bet on getting too much done tomorrow.  Geez,
next month my electirc bill (AC) will match this month's water bill.

Kitty

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Zemuly Sanders" <zsanders@midsouth.rr.com>
To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
Sent: Saturday, July 23, 2005 1:56 PM
Subject: Re: [CHAT] closeouts


> Kitty, you are so industrious.  I hope you enjoy your plants.  As to the
> shrimp plants -- my daughter planted a big pot of them for her front
porch.
> Could you do the same?  Whoever said they had to say inside the house?  It
> must be at least 100 degrees right now, and I have all the energy of a wet
> rag because of it.
>
> zem
> zone 7
> West TN
> ----- Original Message ----- 
> From: <kmrsy@netzero.net>
> To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
> Sent: Saturday, July 23, 2005 2:49 PM
> Subject: [CHAT] closeouts
>
>
> > Before going out to Blue River Nursery yesterday, I stopped in at Main's
> > Flower Garden. This is a local(originally)family that sets up a huge
> > annual/herb/vegetable nursery in April and closes out by the end of July
> > to go back to Florida. Over the years she has added a lot of perennials
> > and exotics. I pick up a lot of these materials early in the year for
> > our display gardens and she gives us a nice discount. In May I asked her
> > if, when she closes out, might I be able to get a deal on some
> > houseplants for our October sale and she said I should come by in late
> > July. There's no exact date. Luckily, when I stopped in yesterday, it
> > was the last day and she was offering anything left that you could fit
> > in a wagon (one layer) for $15. Though the variety was far less than
> > before, I managed to pack in a lot of goodies we can resell. Then she
> > also gave us, for free, a dozen small shrimp plants and two 1-gallon
> > Crossandras. This all totalled about 36 plants from 4inch to 12 inch
> > hanging basket.
> >
> >
> > Of course, I have to take care of this stuff until October and I am not
> > a houseplant person. I just know half will croak if they are in my
> > house. PLus, I didn't want to spend my time repotting all this right now
> > when I have other stuff that needs doing. Then a little lightbulb went
> > off and I decided to add much of this to my own landscape temporarily.
> > There's no rule says I can't enjoy babysitting. Most went into my sunny
> > tenders bed and I scattered many of the shade lovers. I still have the
> > shrimp plants to deal with though.
> >
> >
> > Kitty
> >
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