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Re: heat zones/rock rose

Probably does qualify.  I get more stuff from HCG now than anywhere.  Water is not going to get more plentiful for sure!!

---------- Original Message ----------------------------------
From: "Kitty Morrissy" <kmrsy@earthlink.net>
Reply-To: gardenchat@hort.net
Date:  Wed, 28 May 2003 21:07:14 -0500

>I've never paid much attn to heat zones living in Zone 5/6, heat zone 5,
>but I can see where it would make a difference to you.  Just noticed
>Hamilton Books is carrying Cathey's "Heat Zone Gardening" for only $10.
>(sug retail: $25)  I may look into it.
>You mentioned using more xeriscape plants.  I don't know if Helianthemum
>(Rock Rose) qualifies, but High Country carries it and it's a darling
>bright plant.  I got 3 last year for $1.50 ea qt.  Just put on leaves last
>year, but this year they are covered with flowers.  I want more.  HC
>carries 4 H. nummalaria cultivars ea at $4.50.  But Green Mtn has H.
>mutabile (which is what I have) at 55 cents each, so I may think about
>getting more.
>> [Original Message]
>> From: Pamela J. Evans <gardenqueen@gbronline.com>
>> To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
>> Date: 5/28/2003 11:58:11 AM
>> Subject: Re: Re: [CHAT] New USDA Zone Map
>> More use needs to be made of the AHS heat zones too.
>> While hardiness is a major concern North of the Red River, here it's heat
>zones that are more relevant.
>> Theresa can grow lots of things in her No. CA zone 8 that I wouldn't
>> dare try here. But she doesn't have blast furnace summers either. Here's
>> where the heat zones make such a difference. Most stuff is hardy at my
>> place except for the really tender tropical stuff and we usually do get
>> a couple freezes, but it's not cold that does my plants in - it's heat
>> and drought. I guess the smart play is to plant things that are adapted
>> or native to your local climate w/ the occasional exotic experiment just
>> for fun! I've gone w/ more xeriscape stuff since those last two bad
>> droughts we had 4 years or so ago. Just makes sense.
>> IMO that is!!
>> :-) 
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Kemp TX/zone 8A


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