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Re: Shade Garden

Thanks Kitty!!

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Kitty" <kmrsy@comcast.net>
To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
Sent: Saturday, July 15, 2006 8:51 AM
Subject: Re: [CHAT] Shade Garden

> Sue,
> Of course Gene's Munchkin Nursery and Chris' Bon Vivant would be first
> places to look, and perhaps all that is necessary, but you said you were
> compiling a list so I'd like to suggest a couple of others.  For dry
> Epimediums are wonderful and that's what Darryl Probst specializes in at
> Garden Vision.  He does also carry other shade plants too.  Go to
> http://home.earthlink.net/~darrellpro/
> and click on the link near the top to contact him and ask for a catalog.
> Many pages of full color photos, many of which you'll see online, but the
> catalog is not online.
> Another I'd like to suggest is North Wind Perennials fka Plant Pics pka
> Shady Oaks in Duluth.  Mainly Hosta, but also about 40 other genera
> including many types of ferns and trillims, orchids, Actea, Mertensia,
> lilies, Bloodroot (including double), Tiarellas, Astrantias, Dodecatheon.
> Again, no online presence, but contact Clayton Osmund at
> athyrium @ charter.net
> and ask for a catalog.
> All 4 of the suppliers I've mentioned above are small businesses involving
> only one or two people running the whole show who care very much about
> plants and customer service.  I believe we should support such small
> businesses whenever possible.
> Kitty
> neIN, Zone 5
> ----- Original Message ----- 
> From: "SueNY" <sue.nyc@att.net>
> Cc: <gardenchat@hort.net>
> Sent: Friday, July 14, 2006 9:29 PM
> Subject: [CHAT] Shade Garden
> > Anyone know of good sources for plants that do well in shade? I am
> > starting
> > to compile a list of catalogs to send for for my winter reading and
> > planning
> > and would like to do a shade garden next year. The landlord is allowing
> > to clean up the alley and a good portion of it is shaded/sundappled.
> > it is fenced in and
> > fairly spaceous we are hoping to turn it into a backyard type area. :-)
> > Right now it's pretty bare except for grass and mulch.
> >
> > Sue (6B)
> >
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