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RE: Re: [CHAT vinca/dandelions


I pick the dandelion leaves and flowers for my lizard to eat. She thinks
they are yummy and I feel good about having a few weeds in my patch of
grass! 

Chris
Long Island, NY
Zone 7

-----Original Message-----
From: owner-gardenchat@hort.net [mailto:owner-gardenchat@hort.net] On
Behalf Of Pamela J. Evans
Sent: Saturday, March 01, 2003 9:49 PM
To: gardenchat@hort.net
Subject: RE: [CHAT] Re: [CHAT vinca/dandelions

Young dandelion greens aren't bad in a salad actually. And I've heard of
dandelion wine of all things. Never sampled any though. Hmmm. If it's
any good, I've got enough raw material to make a vat full!!


Pam

---------- Original Message ----------------------------------
From: "Donna " <justme@prairieinet.net>
Reply-To: gardenchat@hort.net
Date:  Sat, 1 Mar 2003 20:12:12 -0600

>You must be Italian :)
>
>Actually I have a cookbook with hundreds of recipes using native
plants.
>Can't say I eat them, but interesting reading none the less.
>
>Donna
>
>> 
>> They eat them! In fact, you can get seeds for dandelion cultivars
>(more
>> tasty, I presume!).
>> Cathy
>> On Friday, February 28, 2003, at 03:27 PM, Jesse Bell wrote:
>> 
>> > I believe that every plant has a purpose..for sure.  Even
>dandelions.
>> > :-)
>> >
>> >
>> > Jesse Rene' Bell
>> > Claremore, OK
>> > Zone 6
>> >
>> >
>> >
>> >
>> >
>> >> From: romans810@juno.com
>> >> Reply-To: gardenchat@hort.net
>> >> To: gardenchat@hort.net
>> >> Subject: [CHAT] Re: [CHAT vinca
>> >> Date: Fri, 28 Feb 2003 13:02:59 -0800
>> >>
>> >> the vinca
>> >> The day I had my chemo, The Dr. & I talked about plants used in
>> >> research
>> >> & he said Vinca was one of many they're looking at. God created
>these
>> >> for
>> >> a purpose.
>> >>
>> >> Tony Veca <><
>> >> Another Gr888 Day in Paradise !!!!!
>> >> Vancouver, WA
>> >>
>> >> On Fri, 28 Feb 2003 11:28:47 -0600 "Tricia"
><pdickson@nts-online.net>
>> >> writes:
>> >> > Gene,
>> >> > Thanks so much for the information.  I love the vinca and it
>makes
>> >> > the spot
>> >> > under the maple trees where I don't have to mow .  I do use it
in
>> >> > pots
>> >> > too... and with a blue hosta sounds wonderful.
>> >> > Thanks again,
>> >> > Tricia
>> >> > ----- Original Message -----
>> >> > From: "Gene Bush" <genebush@otherside.com>
>> >> > To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
>> >> > Sent: Friday, February 28, 2003 6:27 AM
>> >> > Subject: Re: [CHAT] Question re: Astilbe
>> >> >
>> >> >
>> >> > > Hello Tricia,
>> >> > >     Yes, we do move the containers to a protected spot. We
have
>a
>> >> > place
>> >> > > behind the garage out of the prevailing winter winds. We make
a
>> >> > "room" of
>> >> > > bales of straw the size we need each early winter, them move
>the
>> >> > pots into
>> >> > > this holding area. Large pots in the middle, the smaller ones
>out
>> >> > near the
>> >> > > bales. Sometimes we stuff leaves in between the containers,
but
>do
>> >> > not
>> >> > cover
>> >> > > the tops. Want them to breathe and not get soggy during the
>cold.
>> >> > I do not
>> >> > > remember loosing anything in this manner that was perennial to
>> >> > begin with.
>> >> > >     In another month we will get the containers out, begin to
>move
>> >> > them
>> >> > into
>> >> > > position. Too early to go for the tender perennials and
annuals
>as
>> >> > yet. If
>> >> > > your variegated vinca is all that aggressive, why not place it
>in
>> >> > a large
>> >> > > container for trailing with one of the big blue hosta?
>> >> > >     Gene E. Bush
>> >> > > Munchkin Nursery & Gardens, llc
>> >> > > www.munchkinnursery.com
>> >> > > genebush@munchkinnursery.com
>> >> > > Zone 6/5  Southern Indiana
>> >> > >
>> >> > > ----- Original Message -----
>> >> > > > Gene,
>> >> > > > I am going to try putting my hostas in pots... I have some
>> >> > wonderful
>> >> > > hostas
>> >> > > > but have thought this year the variegated vinca is going to
>be
>> >> > so
>> >> > > aggressive
>> >> > > > that I might have to move them.  Do you move the pots to a
>more
>> >> > protected
>> >> > > > area during the winter?
>> >> > > > Tricia
>> >> > > > zone 6b
>> >> > >
>> >> > >
>> >> >
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>> >>
>> >>
>> >> Tony Veca <><
>> >> Another Gr888 Day in Paradise !!!!!
>> >> Vancouver, WA
>> >>
>> >>
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Kemp TX/zone 8A



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