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Re: Garden Vision

  • To: gardenchat@hort.net
  • Subject: Re: [CHAT] Garden Vision
  • From: "Chapel Ridge Wal Mart National Hearing Center" 4042N15@nationalhearing.com
  • Date: Sat, 19 Mar 2005 10:24:09 -0600
  • References: <15091019.1111125394720.JavaMail.root@sniper2>

I wonder, Marge, if the subject were worked down into simple terms, a letter
to the Editor might draw wider interest?
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Marge Talt" <mtalt@hort.net>
To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
Sent: Thursday, March 17, 2005 11:56 PM
Subject: Re: [CHAT] Garden Vision

> My sentiments exactly, Kitty...problem is I want EVERYTHING in that
> catalog and have not the funds nor if I had funds, the time to plant
> them all.  Got half a dozen from him in '03 and hope to acquire a few
> more this year if I can ever find time to get organized about it.
> Did you get that bloodroot he lists?  Ref. the ephemeral issue...I
> have Jeffersonia diphylla, and while the flowers are fleeting, the
> foliage remains nice all season if it doesn't get too dry.  You gotta
> educate those 'woodland' gardeners about the value of foliage:-)
> His recounting of the USDA disasters just underscores the need for
> all of us to get involved in the proposed changes to the nursery
> stock regulations.  Something *will* happen and if we do not add our
> voices to become a multitude instead of a trickle, it is certain that
> we will NOT like what it is after it is too late to do anything about
> it.
> So, com'mon guys - trot over to the docket site and comment!  If you
> have forgotten what it's all about OR never heard about it, I put all
> the info. + URLS to get there in an article on my topic on the Suite.
>  URL to article is:
> http://www.suite101.com/article.cfm/shade_gardening/114620
> Was talking to the pres. of my NARGS chapter about this yesterday and
> she suggested one way to get the word out was through the state
> Master Gardener programs.  I have never been involved in them; know
> no one who is except all of you who are on this list.  Can any of you
> do anything about notifying your own groups....giving them the
> information about how to get to the docket, etc., etc. and asking
> them to spread the word to any nurseries they know...or botanical
> gardens.  Huntington Botanical Garden in CA put up a comment saying
> that they had not heard about the docket until *1* member told them.
> Given that they are one of the most well-known BG in the country, I
> would expect that other BGs have also not heard about this issue.
> Time is growing short.
> Marge Talt, zone 7 Maryland
> mtalt@hort.net
> Editor:  Gardening in Shade
> Shadyside Garden Designs
> -----------------------------------------------
> Current Article: Until April 11
> http://www.suite101.com/welcome.cfm/shade_gardening
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> Complete Index of Articles by Category and Date
> http://mtalt.hort.net/article-index.html
> ----------
> > From: Chapel Ridge Wal Mart National Hearing Center
> <4042N15@nationalhearing.com>
> > The new Garden Vision cataloge arrived today.  Oh man, I'm drooling
> all over
> > the keyboard as I write.  Darrell Probst's Epimediums must be the
> broadest
> > collection of Epimediums out there and I have purchased a few, but
> he also
> > always offers other little known delicacies and this time my heart
> went
> > pit-a-pat over Jeffersonia dubia., Iris cristata 'Dick Redfield,
> and
> > Primula sieboldii 'Late Snow' (they really look like snowflakes!)
> He once
> > again has his Sanguinaria canadensis 'Tennessee Form'; each flower
> has TWO
> > rows of eight petals.  And of course, all those Epis.  Gorgeous.
> He writes
> > about his expeditions and the trials and tribulations of losing so
> many
> > plants to Homeland Security flubs.  But he also writes of
> discovering E.
> > wushanense, salvaging near-death palnts and bringing them back to
> life only
> > to realize it's a 6 footer with thousands of flowers.
> >
> > Kitty
> >
> >
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