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Re: Limestone walkway

We try to do this a  little too at our MG plant sales.  Our plants may be
small to medium of what the plant looks like after it's established.  When
talking to a customer I will tell them where in our display gardens they can
see a fully established specimen.  This works especially well with the
shrubs we sell.  It occurs to me now we should do this in reverse.  Put a
sign next to the plant in the gardens alerting visitors that small versions
of this plant will be available at the sale.


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "james singer" <jsinger@igc.org>
To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
Sent: Sunday, June 27, 2004 5:53 PM
Subject: Re: [CHAT] Limestone walkway

> I like that idea of selling plants related to the tour gardens [did I
> get that right?]. That's what they do at Filoli, the estate of the
> Matson steamship mogul, which is now open to the public. Their garden
> shop pretty well limits itself to things that are then in bloom or
> otherwise spectacular. Who can resist a pot of foxgloves when you've
> just seen a half acre of them.
> On Sunday, June 27, 2004, at 06:31 PM, cathy carpenter wrote:
> > We have had a "Master's Tour" here in Quincy for the past 4 years.
> > There are usually 4 gardens on the tour, and at each, there are Master
> > Gardeners stationed to answer questions about plants and gardening
> > problems. We also have handouts of plant lists for each garden, and at
> > one garden we serve juice and home made cookies (my carmel crisps are
> > a tradition). For the past two years, we have included a plant sale,
> > with plants contributed from our personal gardens. The tour cost is
> > $5.00. Our weather was perfect too, and we seem to get better
> > publicity each year.
> > Cathy
> > On Sunday, June 27, 2004, at 09:09 AM, Cersgarden@aol.com wrote:
> >
> >> Busy past week but hope to easein today and work in the garden after
> >> church.
> >> Our limestone walkway is in.  Lordy, had no idea how much limestone
> >> dust
> >> would result in installation and it won't come off with a simple
> >> washing. I do
> >> love the pathway.  I have many plants to put backin the ground and
> >> also added 3
> >> yellow carpet roses which is a new  color in that series this year.
> >> If you
> >> have not seen them, they are very soft yellow and should be a nice
> >> addition to my
> >> yellow/blue plant color scheme & also to our soft yellow house color.
> >>     We had our master gardener garden tour yesterday.  Each year the
> >> tour is
> >> in a different location of the Des Moines metro area and this year
> >> was in West
> >> Des Moines.  Our weather has been unusually cool, lower 40's night
> >> time lows
> >> & lower 70's daytime highs, little wind.  Perfect!   There were 7
> >> gardens on
> >> the tour at a cost of $10.  What are the costs of tours in your parts
> >> of the
> >> country?
> >>     Tomorrow Iowa Gardener magazine photographer is coming to shoot
> >> my garden
> >> to be featured in a future edition of the mag.  On Tues the Des Moines
> >> Register News (Iowas largest newspaper) is coming to photograph for a
> >> feature story.
> >>  This is exciting to me.
> >>     Looks like rain again this morning.
> >>         Ceres
> >>
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