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Re: Re: Help with H. americana!


Thanks Marge! That particular azalea is one of the most beautiful I've ever
seen. Can't wait to get a new one.
A

Andrea
Beaufort, SC Zone 8b
raider843@earthlink.net


> [Original Message]
> From: Marge Talt <mtalt@hort.net>
> To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
> Date: 3/25/2006 5:07:32 AM
> Subject: Re: [CHAT] Re: Help with H. americana!
>
> Andrea....not Kitty, but I have received numerous lovely, large and
> healthy plants from Greer over the years.  Harold Greer, who owns it,
> is a world class authority on rhododendrons.  You should get a good
> plant.   
>
> Kitty...
>
> Your cyclamen tubers should be fine if what you planted them in has
> good drainage and you can keep them cool but not freezing.  Keep
> moist but not wet.  Which species Cyclamen?  
>
> No words of wisdom on Penstemon; I only kill them on contact.  Don't
> grow Erigeron.  Verbascum, if in leaf, is going to want as much light
> as you can muster and good drainage.  
>
> I should imagine all the above would do better in a cool to cold but
> not freezing location.  The cooler it is, the slower they'll start
> into major growth, which is best if they have to be indoors.  If you
> don't have enough window, get one of those standard shop lights at
> Home Despot or Lowes; they're not expensive; and hang it above where
> you're keeping the plants and leave it on 24x7.  Seems to work in my
> garage.  Start schlepping them out during the day if it's above
> freezing, if you can manage it.  I don't know if they were greenhouse
> grown or field grown but even if field grown, Greer is in a milder
> climate than you are, so I should imagine they'd need hardening off
> before you put them out.
>
> You need a cold frame, lady, if you can't manage a greenhouse!  Would
> make your life easier all the way around:-)  You could make one of
> straw bales and plastic for winter use.
>
> Marge Talt, zone 7 Maryland
> mtalt@hort.net
> Shadyside Garden Designs
>
> ----------
> > From: raider843@earthlink.net
> > 
> > Kitty, have you had good luck with Greer? I ordered an Azalea 'Anna
> Kehr'
> > from them today. They were the ONLY nursery that had it that I
> could find.
> > I'm paying through the nose for it but I desperately want to
> replace the
> > one I left behind when I moved.
> > A
> > 
> > Andrea
> > Beaufort, SC Zone 8b
> > raider843@earthlink.net
> > 
> > 
> > > [Original Message]
> > > From: Kitty <kmrsy@comcast.net>
> > >
> > > Sorry to hear about the damage, Chris.  Some things are perhaps
> too
> > delicate 
> > > to be handled that way.  Glad they gave you the use of their
> photos.  Do 
> > > they take all their own photos?
> > >
> > > The Greer order I received had a couple of cyclamen.  Nice-sized
> tubers. 
> > I 
> > > potted them up in qts and the tubers are almost that big across. 
> I hope 
> > > they survive.
> > > Also potted 3 Erigeron 'Darkest of All' (one so big I barely
> could get it 
> > > into a trade gallon) 1 big Penstemon, and a Verbascum.  Anything
> anyone 
> > > wants to tell me about them as far as holding them until mid-May?
>
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