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RE: Off to the Garden/mock orange


LOL! Zem gets the point for tonight's quiz :)

Donna

> 
> Even I know his name -- Meriweather Lewis of the Lewis & Clark expedition.
> :-)
> zem
> zone 7
> West TN
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Kitty" <kmrsy@comcast.net>
> To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
> Sent: Sunday, June 05, 2005 9:24 PM
> Subject: Re: [CHAT] Off to the Garden/mock orange
> 
> 
> > That is terribly confusing to non-Idahoans, Judy.  You are saying they
> use
> > the botanical name for the genus of Lilacs as a common name for a Mock
> > Orange?
> > And... if they named it after a guy named Lewis, then why isn't it
> called
> > Lewis? (or Lewisia to make it even stranger)?  Was his name Syringa
> Lewis?
> >
> > Kitty
> > neIN, Z5
> > ----- Original Message -----
> > From: "Judy Browning" <judybrowning@lewiston.com>
> > To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
> > Sent: Sunday, June 05, 2005 4:05 AM
> > Subject: Re: [CHAT] Off to the Garden/mock orange
> >
> >
> >> Mock orange. Syringa, Idaho's state flower is Philadelphis lewisii,
> named
> >> for the explorer who found it here. I noticed this morning that newly
> > opened
> >> blooms on the single are more fragrant than the older blooms.
> >> ----- Original Message -----
> >> From: "Kitty" <kmrsy@comcast.net>
> >> To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
> >> Sent: Sunday, June 05, 2005 2:50 PM
> >> Subject: Re: [CHAT] Off to the Garden/mock orange
> >>
> >>
> >> > Judy, are you talking about Lilacs (Syringa) or Mock Orange
> >> (Philadelphus)?
> >> > Kitty
> >> > neIN, Z5
> >> > ----- Original Message -----
> >> > From: "Judy Browning" <judybrowning@lewiston.com>
> >> > Subject: Re: [CHAT] Off to the Garden/mock orange
> >> >
> >> >
> >> > > I have 2. One I bought as a "native" syringa. They lied. It is a
> > lovely
> >> > > double, but not what I wanted at the time so it got chopped, ripped
> > out
> >> &
> >> > > moved to the far SW corner of my property, full sun. It has never
> > grown
> >> > tall
> >> > > again, but is getting wider, blooms profusely & smells heavenly.
> The
> >> other
> >> > > is a local syringa, Philidelphus lewisii, single like the ones in
> the
> >> > woods
> >> > > and smells even better. Sucker from one in a friend's yard. It is
> on
> > the
> >> > > east side full sun most of the day. Wish I could send you some of
> the
> >> > > perfume. Want to try a cutting?
> >> > > ----- Original Message -----
> >> > > From: "pdickson" <pdickson@sbcglobal.net>
> >> > > To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
> >> > > Sent: Sunday, June 05, 2005 3:19 AM
> >> > > Subject: Re: [CHAT] Off to the Garden/mock orange
> >> > >
> >> > >
> >> > > > Kitty,
> >> > > > What did you do to get it to bloom?  I have had one about 25
> years
> > ago
> >> > > that
> >> > > > was wonderful... huge, smelled wonderful and bloomed every year.
> I
> >> have
> >> > > > tried now for 4-5 years to get one to bloom but never have had
> one
> >> > bloom.
> >> > > I
> >> > > > moved it this last fall and it lived but still no blooms.
> >> > > > I moved it into more sun so I thought that might help.
> >> > > > Tricia
> >> > > > ----- Original Message -----
> >> > > > From: "Chapel Ridge Wal Mart National Hearing Center"
> >> > > > <4042N15@nationalhearing.com>
> >> > > > To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
> >> > > > Sent: Saturday, June 04, 2005 1:13 PM
> >> > > > Subject: Re: [CHAT] Off to the Garden
> >> > > >
> >> > > >
> >> > > > > We were supposed to get rain Fri-Sat-Sun, none so far except
> >> > > > > Thurs
> >> > > > > overnight.  I spent about 6 hrs in the garden yesterday and got
> a
> >> few
> >> > > > > things
> >> > > > > done.  While looking for spaces to tuck things in, lo and
> behold,
> > my
> >> > > Mock
> >> > > > > Orange was blooming!  No fragrance, but at least it bloomed.
> >> > > > > It's
> > a
> >> > > > > sprawling, leggy thing with little to its credit, so it may
> still
> >> get
> >> > > > > yanked
> >> > > > > someday.  But after trying for 15 yrs to get a Philadelphus to
> >> flower,
> >> > I
> >> > > > > did
> >> > > > > derive some pleasure from this one blooming in its third year.
> >> > > > >
> >> > > > > Kitty
> >> > > > >
> >> > > > > ----- Original Message -----
> >> > > > > From: <Hollikft@aol.com>
> >> > > > > To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
> >> > > > > Sent: Saturday, June 04, 2005 10:19 AM
> >> > > > > Subject: [CHAT] Off to the Garden
> >> > > > >
> >> > > > >
> >> > > > >> Thanks to Rich's rain dance..  we had a good amount of rain
> last
> >> > night
> >> > > > >> so
> >> > > > >> weeding will be easier.  Hey anyone want some very invasive
> >> > > BAMBOO!!!??
> >> > > > > Have
> >> > > > >> to go cut some down..  No I wasn't the one who  planted it..
> the
> >> > owners
> >> > > > > before
> >> > > > >> me did, and my guess is they knew nothing about  gardening.
> ;(
> >> > > > >>
> >> > > > >>
> >> > > > >> Holli
> >> > > > >> Long Island, New York
> >> > > > >>
> >> > > >
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