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Re: Hummingbird is back!


Re the Melianthus -
I don't care how beautiful something is, if it causes that much trouble, get
rid of it.  There are so very many other plants to try.

Kitty
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "David Franzman" <dfranzma@pacbell.net>
To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
Sent: Wednesday, May 04, 2005 9:39 AM
Subject: Re: [CHAT] Hummingbird is back!


> Hi Donna
>
> Yes, they do but that is a practice, that while immediately tranquil and
> lovely, is not healthy for them in the long run so I try and disuade them.
> Here at home though I have a couple that hang out all year.  My albutilons
> bloom most of the year and they tend to like them.
>
> On a sour gardening note I finally pulled the plug on my Melianthus major
or
> Honey Bush.  Very tropical looking with palmated (sp) large tropical
looking
> leaves and huge magenta flower spikes in the spring it was a nice touch to
> the garden.  However, it was the worst white fly magnet I've ever seen.
> From trunk to leaf was black with the white fly honey dew...ie. black
sooty
> mold.  It was infecting all the rest of the plants around it including my
> dinasaur food which if you have ever seen it you wouldn't think would have
a
> w.f. issue.  Not exactly soft tissue to suck on.  Anyway, I'm hoping that
by
> removing the host plant I won't have to use chemicals.  I like my hummers
> too much.  Of course the w.f. might have been why I had the hummers all
> year!
>
> David
> http://www.atouchofthetropics.net
> ----- Original Message ----- 
> From: "Donna" <gossiper@sbcglobal.net>
> To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
> Sent: Wednesday, May 04, 2005 3:55 AM
> Subject: Re: [CHAT] Hummingbird is back!
>
>
> > LOL!- with all those hybiscus around... there is not a
> > doubt in my mind!
> >
> > BTW do they wander into the greenhouses?
> >
> > Donna
> >
> > --- David Franzman <dfranzma@pacbell.net> wrote:
> >> I have hummingbirds all year!  snarf
> >>
> >> David
> >> http://www.atouchofthetropics.net
> >
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