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Re: Hydrangeas (was Wisteria question)


Well, maybe I'll buy one.

They never wilted last year, our crew stays on top of watering needs. And they were planted in a very good spot.

Kitty
neIN, Zone 5
----- Original Message ----- From: "Donna" <gossiper@sbcglobal.net>
To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
Sent: Sunday, March 19, 2006 6:31 PM
Subject: RE: [CHAT] Hydrangeas (was Wisteria question)


How are you going to see them if they are being sold?

Did they wilt last year?

Donna

-----Original Message-----
From: owner-gardenchat@hort.net [mailto:owner-gardenchat@hort.net] On
Behalf Of Kitty
Sent: Sunday, March 19, 2006 5:05 PM
To: gardenchat@hort.net
Subject: Re: [CHAT] Hydrangeas (was Wisteria question)

We got some small Sadies in last year and planted them in a nursery bed.
The blooms were really nice. They'll be ready to be dug next month and
offered for sale. looking forward to seeing them perform.

Kitty
neIN, Zone 5
----- Original Message -----
From: "Christopher P. Lindsey" <lindsey@mallorn.com>
To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
Sent: Sunday, March 19, 2006 3:46 PM
Subject: Re: [CHAT] Hydrangeas (was Wisteria question)


>> I have endless summer and am not impressed. Last
>> summer it kept wilting by the time I got home. Going
>> to move it away from the brick wall this spring in the
>> hopes it will do better. I can't imagine how it would
>> take the heat in California...as it was suffering in
>> Illinois.
>
> Maybe you should try 'Sadie Ray' -- it was found at a farmhouse
> in Indiana where it grew for 50 years. With that kind of track
> record in the Midwest it might perform better for you.
>
> Here's the description from my catalog:
>
> Summer doesn't have to end just because you don't have a hydrangea
> by that name.
>
> In fact, it's my belief that these so-called 'neverending summer'
> hydrangeas are just an effort by a certain nursery to sucker
> customers. The formula is simple: patent and trademark your plant
> so that nobody else can propagate it or use that name, market the > heck
> out of it, and then charge whatever you want. (See my essay earlier > in
> the catalog about this issue). But there are alternatives out there,
> and Sadie Ray is one of the better ones.
>
> Discovered by Tim Eizinger of Rochester, Indiana on a plant that
> has bloomed every year for 50 years on new wood, this adorable
> mophead-style Hydrangea will still bloom in northern gardens even
> after being killed back to the ground by excessive cold.
>
> The flowers will appear pink or blue in alkaline or acidic soil
> (respectively), so be sure to check the pH where you plant it if you
> want a specific color.
>
> Thanks to Kitty for turning me on to this plant. :)
>
> Chris
>
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