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Re: Summer poinsettia


Fortunately I don't have gutters.  So the ruellia isn't that bad after all??  They're pretty plants...

---------- Original Message ----------------------------------
From: TeichFlora@aol.com
Reply-To: gardenchat@hort.net
Date:  Thu, 19 Jun 2003 18:33:17 EDT

>Yep, in the gutters, guess the birds or wind takes it up there.  Would help 
>if I cleaned the gutters out more, then there would not be such a problem.  
>Jewel of Opar and the Kalanchoes grow there too.  
>
>This is the first year that the Summer Poinsettia has been such a nuisance.  
>Not sure why.  Ruellia really isn't that bad.  It stays much more contained 
>than others do.  
>I like it because it is evergreen here and mostly blooms through the winter 
>too.  Great border planting.  Tall ones are great for back of borders.
>Noreen
>zone 9
>Texas Gulf Coast
>
>In a message dated 6/19/2003 10:02:25 AM Central Standard Time, 
>gardenchat-owner@hort.net writes:
>
>> 
>> It grows in gutters? Wow. I guess my clay and amended clay keeps it more
>> under control. That's wild. Ditto on the pink Salvia, first thing my
>> hummers go for!! My hibiscus gets crowded by the wild blue phlox (which
>> blooms purple - go figure)
>> 
>> some, but I thin it out when I have time. I love it because it's a
>> butterfly favorite. Don't have any Ruellia, was considering it until
>> now! It's that rampant, huh??
>
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Kemp TX/zone 8A



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