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Re: Oriental Limelight


> of it. it also gets pretty tall, so far at least 18 inches on some pieces
Yeah.  When it first came out some MGs thought it was really neat and
underplanted a Pagoda dogwood with it.  Looks like c**p when it gets tall
like that.  The new MGs in charge of that area say they intend to remove it
this year.
Kitty

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Andrea H" <hodgesaa@earthlink.net>
To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
Sent: Saturday, May 08, 2004 10:13 PM
Subject: Re: [CHAT] Oriental Limelight


> Donna, you did the right thing, mine is now in places it was never meant
to
> be. I told Pam I figured she'd be cussing me out by now. Fortunately, she
> has lots of gardening friends to send pieces to, who will then be cursing
> hername instead. LOL!  I've actually been mowing some of mine! And ripping
> it out and putting it in the weed pile. I do like it, just don't want a
lawn
> of it. it also gets pretty tall, so far at least 18 inches on some pieces.
>
> A
>
> Andrea H
> Beaufort, SC
>
>
> ----- Original Message ----- 
> From: <gardenqueen@academicplanet.com>
> To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
> Sent: Saturday, May 08, 2004 10:27 PM
> Subject: Re: [CHAT] Oriental Limelight
>
>
> > I planted mine (courtesy of Andrea) and to my surprise it does spread
> > even in a year w/ an 8 month drought. But all my friends seemed to be
> > delighted w/ the babies I have given them, so that's a good deal!
> >
> >
> > Pam Evans
> > Kemp, TX
> > zone 8A
> > ----- Original Message -----
> > From: Donna
> > Sent: 5/8/2004 2:21:26 PM
> > To: gardenchat@hort.net
> > Subject: RE: [CHAT] todays experience
> >
> > > Personally think you have to do the tried and true plants to learn
what
> > > gardening is about.... then you need exposure to other plants before
you
> > > want them. If it wasn't for this group, I would not know about many
> > > plants, got a whole list of plants to find saved on this puter.... So
> > > far the list isn't getting any shorter, mostly cause I never did find
> > > them for sale.
> > >
> > > Last yr we discussed Oriental limelight. Since I already purchased the
> > > plant then got scared by the discussion, decided to use it in a
display
> > > pot rather than plant it.
> > >
> > > This planter takes the brunt of winter. Way above ground, against a
> > > garage wall, on an asphalt driveway, no winter protection of mulch or
> > > anything. It came back :)
> > >
> > > Donna
> > >
> > > > Melody - I really didn't intend to come across as a plant snob,
though
> > > I
> > > > suppose I may be to some extent.  I have Purple Coneflowers and and
> > > Tawny
> > > > Daylilies because I love their simple charm.  But I kicked the
Shasta
> > > > Daisies out long ago because they're a royal pain.
> > > >
> > > > I understand K-Marts carrying such items, actually I'm happy they
> > > don't
> > > > carry anything rare, as it would be a shame to see them gasping
their
> > > last
> > > > breaths when no one waters them.  But it would be nice for
"bonafide"
> > > > nurseries to offer something unusual.
> > > >
> > > > There is a huge world of plants to be expereinced and I hope to God
> > > we'll
> > > > never be reduced to some "white list".  Personally, I don't care if
> > > there
> > > > are times when nothing is blooming.  The week or two of that
> > > Glaucidium
> > > > will
> > > > be enough to carry me through.  I'm a collector, not a designer, so
> > > I'll
> > > > keep hoping to find something interesting, breathtaking.
> > > >
> > > > I don't argue the need for tried and true, but to tell the truth,
> > > there is
> > > > more to try.
> > > >
> > > > Kitty
> > >
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