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Re: todays experience

That would look sooooooooooo good with the purple coneflowers, don't you
think???? Kind of jazzy! Can't wait until those have been around a while
and are easily available.

Melody, IA (Z 5/4)

"The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious."    
--Albert Einstein

 --- On Sat 05/08, james singer < jsinger@igc.org > wrote:
From: james singer [mailto: jsinger@igc.org]
To: gardenchat@hort.net
Date: Sat, 8 May 2004 16:33:26 -0400
Subject: Re: [CHAT] todays experience

Yeah, Art must be the guy. Sounds right. And so does the part about it
<br>being slightly fragrant.<br><br><br>On Saturday, May 8, 2004, at
04:38 PM, Kitty wrote:<br><br>> Jim,<br>> It's called Echinacea 'Orange
Meadowbrite' and is also sold as E. <br>> 'Art's<br>> Pride'. PDN sold
out of this one. I ordered it from Sugar Creek, they<br>> cancelled it.
White Flower Farm was my last resource. They are sold <br>> out<br>> but
have a new crop supposedly coming in. I'm on the list - well, <br>>
let's<br>> just say, they took our check. This one also has a slight
fragrance I<br>> believe.<br>> http://snipurl.com/68wb<br>> and<br>>
http://www.whiteflowerfarm.com/28498-product.html<br>> and<br>>


Kitty<br>><br>> ----- Original Message -----<br>> From: "james singer"
<jsinger@igc.org><br>> To: <gardenchat@hort.net><br>> Sent: Saturday,
May 08, 2004 2:41 PM<br>> Subject: Re: [CHAT] todays
experience<br>><br>><br>>> Heard a report on NPR sometime

last week, Donna, that the Chicago<br>>> botanical garden [something
like that] had developed a pumpkin orange<br>>> cone flower. Wondered if
you'd heard about it or seen it. The were<br>>> selling them at the
garden, and when the sale was over and all the<br>>> plants were gone,
the guy who developed it realized he had not set one<br>>> aside for
himself.<br>>><br>>><br>>> On Saturday, May 8, 2004, at 03:21 PM, Donna
wrote:<br>>><br>>>> Personally think you have to do the tried and true
plants to learn <br>>>> what<br>>>> gardening is about.... then you need
exposure to other plants before<br>>>> you<br>>>> want them. If it
wasn't for this group, I would not know about many<br>>>> plants, got a
whole list of plants to find saved on this puter.... So<br>>>> far the
list isn't getting any shorter, mostly cause I never did find<br>>>>
them for sale.<br>>>><br>>>> Last yr we discussed Oriental limelight.
Since I already purchased <br>>>> the<br>>>> plant then got scared by

discussion, decided to use it in a <br>>>> display<br>>>> pot rather
than plant it.<br>>>><br>>>> This planter takes the brunt of winter. Way
above ground, against a<br>>>> garage wall, on an asphalt driveway, no
winter protection of mulch or<br>>>> anything. It came back
:)<br>>>><br>>>> Donna<br>>>><br>>>>> Melody - I really didn't intend to
come across as a plant snob, <br>>>>> though<br>>>> I<br>>>>> suppose I
may be to some extent. I have Purple Coneflowers and and<br>>>>
Tawny<br>>>>> Daylilies because I love their simple charm. But I kicked
the <br>>>>> Shasta<br>>>>> Daisies out long ago because they're a royal
pain.<br>>>>><br>>>>> I understand K-Marts carrying such items, actually
I'm happy they<br>>>> don't<br>>>>> carry anything rare, as it would be
a shame to see them gasping <br>>>>> their<br>>>> last<br>>>>> breaths
when no one waters them. But it would be nice for <br>>>>>
"bona-fide"<br>>>>> nurseries to offer something
unusual.<br>>>>><br>>>>> There is a

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