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Re: Garden Vision/ J. dibia

I have a question. Why do you have to order what EVERYONE ELSE wants? Can't
you order just a few things that you think would be great additions to the
display gardens, since you are the one doing a lot of the work? 

> [Original Message]
> From: Chapel Ridge Wal Mart National Hearing Center
> To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
> Date: 3/17/2005 11:10:18 AM
> Subject: Re: [CHAT] Garden Vision/ J. dibia
> My sentiments exactly, Gene.  But I have learned over the years not to
> plants on these gardeners.  Ricky sometimes has me order plants that he
or I
> have found that would be super additions to a garden, but that were not
> requested by them.  We provide all sorts of catalogs and books for them to
> peruse and then they ask for Snow in Summer or something they saw in
> Homes & Gardens.  So, to elevate the horticultural substance of our
> plantings we add things like this.  When they arrive I turn them over to
> gardens, often with extra instructions, since they may not be familiar
> it.  Often these plants are shunned, banished to a corner, forgotten, and
> not maintained and they die out.  This has happened with every woodland
> plant I've ordered for them that they didn't specifically ask for.
> When I asked her about the Jeffersonia this time, she said that ephemerals
> open too early so nobody sees them, so what's the point?  She doesn't
> realize that people tour our gardens during all seasons. They cover the
> whole garden in leaves and don't remove them until later than I think they
> should, so early bloomers might not get seen.   The few Trilliums and
> primroses have just about died away, but a few Epimediums seem to be
> their own, but just barely.  They dote on their ferns and hostas.
> I have a tough time not speaking my mind on the way some of these MGs
> their gardens.  The folks in the Woodland Fen view their garden as a shade
> garden, not a woodland.  They trim the whole darn thing with Impatiens
> year (coleus in 2005) while plants like Yellow Waxbells (can't recall bot
> name), shunted to the edge, fry in the sun until they are enveloped by
> Hibiscus moeschutos.  I finally got them to move YWB, but can't get them
> budge on ephemerals.  There are a lot of other nice plants in this garden,
> though, so it's not as bad as I make it sound; it's just that I think they
> could do a better job depicting a woodland garden.  Oh, and I did talk
> into trying some Goodyera this year.
> Then there's the Everlasting & Cutting garden - These folks just want a
> pretty garden - who cares about cutting?  They request short little border
> plants and in recent years have just forgotten about everlastings
> They want urns to grow impatiens and pansies in.  They just don't seem to
> get it.
> Sorry to go on and on, but I am so thrilled with my early spring flowers
> wish I could have more.  Sometimes ordering for the gardens is a way for
> to experience the plants without having to buy them myself.  When they
> take care of them and we lose them, it just sort of sets me on edge.
> Kitty
> ----- Original Message ----- 
> From: "Gene Bush" <genebush@otherside.com>
> To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
> Sent: Thursday, March 17, 2005 5:37 AM
> Subject: Re: [CHAT] Garden Vision/ J. dibia
> > Hello Kitty,
> >     I have had Jeffersonia dubia here in the garden on and off for some
> > years now. Truly one of the treasured ephemerals... and it is for me.
> > not last much longer than diphylla. Don't want to pop your bubble,
> > what is wrong with early dormancy?? Just place it with a plant that does
> Not
> > go dormant early.  They are missing out on so many of the very early
> > blooming plants for shade.
> >     Gene E. Bush
> > Munchkin Nursery & Gardens, llc
> > www.munchkinnursery.com
> > genebush@munchkinnursery.com
> > Zone 6/5  Southern Indiana
> >
> > ----- Original Message ----- 
> > From: "Kitty" <kmrsy@comcast.net>
> > > Thanks for the link Jim.  Now I realllly want it.  J.diphylla has all
> > > sorts
> > > of common names, but not so, J. dubia. Hmmmm..... I tried to get our
> > > Woodland garden to put J. diphylla in, but they don't like ephemerals
> (go
> > > figure!)  But since J. dubia is persistent, maybe they'd go for it.
> > > Kitty
> > > neIN, Z5
> >
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