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Re: Clematis & Rocks


I don't know but I use a 2" pea gravel mulch in my herb bed because it
does NOT hold moisture and it gets warm, but that's what the xeriscape
stuff (lavender, rosemary, thyme, artemisia and ornamental sage) loves!
Maybe stone is different?

Wish the Bermuda didn't like it as well, but it's less invasive there than the regular beds...

---------- Original Message ----------------------------------
From: cathy carpenter <cathyc@rnet.com>
Reply-To: gardenchat@hort.net
Date:  Thu, 26 Jun 2003 18:00:58 -0500

>Could be true. Most examples of rock mulch I have seen were nowhere 
>near 2" in depth. Guess I'd need to see a controlled study of some sort.
>Cathy
>On Wednesday, June 25, 2003, at 02:30 PM, Kitty wrote:
>
>> Cathy, you mentioned that small landscape rocks retained heat over
>> clematis roots. Interestingly, I just saw the following in a recent
>> issue of FG. It was in the southwest report, which doesn't apply to 
>> you,
>> but if it's the case there, it should be good for you too.
>>
>>
>> "...Borrowing an ancient technique from the Anaszi, I use 2 inch deep
>> gravel mulch to collect rainwater, to keep the soil cool and moist, and
>> to encourage native perennials to reseed."
>>
>>
>> Admittedly, clematis is no sw native perennial, but cool & moist is 
>> cool
>> & moist. It might not work for your clematis, but it could be helpful
>> for other situations.
>>
>>
>> Kitty
>>
>> -------Original Message-------
>> From: Kitty <kmrsy@earthlink.net>
>> Sent: 06/25/03 01:15 PM
>> To: gardenchat@hort.net
>> Subject: Re: Re: Re: [CHAT] TClothier site
>>
>>>
>>> Yes Donna, that's what we were looking for.  Chris ought to create a 
>>> link
>> for it on hort.net.
>>
>> Interestingly, I found my Fritillaria radeanna listed:
>> "Fritillaria imperialis, lanceolata, meleagris, michailovskyi,
>> pallidiflora, persica, pontica, pudica, pyrenaica, raddeana, and
>> tubiformis , Sow at Max. 5B:C (41B:F), germination irregular, often
>> several months"
>>
>>
>> But...Most, including Deno say seed germs best if sown immediately. The
>> Frit book I just got said the seeds will be ready something like
>> midsummer. How am I going to sow the seeds at a max of 41 F? In the
>> fridge? Probably, I guess. Still it's wonderful to find specific
>> information on this species, since some frits respond one way and 
>> others
>> another way.
>>
>>
>> Kitty
>>
>> Kitty
>>
>>
>> -------Original Message-------
>> From: Donna <justme@prairieinet.net>
>> Sent: 06/25/03 12:32 PM
>> To: gardenchat@hort.net
>> Subject: Re: Re: [CHAT] TClothier site
>>
>>>
>>> If this what you are looking for?
>>
>> http://tomclothier.hort.net/
>>
>> Donna
>>
>>
>>> Kitty,
>>> I thought I had the new link, but no, just the old one, which doesn't
>> take
>>> me there anymore. Anyone have it?
>>> Judy B
>>>
>>> From: "Kitty" <kmrsy@comcast.net>
>>>> Marge,
>>>> I've been to TC's seed info on hort.net before, but I think it was
>> when I
>>>> received a message that contained the complete URL.  I still have the
>>>> original location in my favorites.  Hort.net's website doesn't seem 
>>>> to
>>> give
>>>> any indication that it is there.  I couldn't find it on the sitemap.
>> For
>>>> that matter, when I checked the Subscription Info Page, Gardenchat is
>> not
>>>> available - hence no new blood here.  Does anyone have the complete
>>> hort.net
>>>> URL for TC's info?
>>>>
>>>> Kitty
>>>
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>>
>> If you have weeds, you don't have enough plants.
>>
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>>
>> If you have weeds, you don't have enough plants.
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