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Re: Hydrangea Madness


> Funny thing is, I thought I was over all of this foolishness.

Never happen.  It may lie vaguely dormant for awhile, but it always
resurfaces.  Impressive list.  Which Schizophragma?  We carry 'Moonlight',
just lovely.

Kitty

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Daryl" <pulis@mindspring.com>
To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
Sent: Sunday, May 22, 2005 7:40 PM
Subject: Re: [CHAT] Hydrangea Madness


> Well, "Plant Ho" is a new one to me.  Plantaholic, Hortnut, Hortnerd,
Plant
> Pig, Hortisexual - those are all terms that I know.  I even have a picture
> of me in one of Dan Heim's "Hortiholic" displays.  Guess I should have
> brought it along as a reminder.
>
> Here's the list, as best I can transcribe it. It includes 2 "relatives".
> (And I forgot to include Schizophragma and H. a. petiolaris in my original
> list). Darn. Forgot 'Limelight' in my original 9 cultivars, too. )
>
> Decumaria barbara 'Barbara Ann'
> Dichroa febrifuga (evergreen Hydrangea)
> Hydrangea macrophylla ? (unknown lacecap)
> H. mac. 'Ami Pasquier'
> H. mac. 'Ayesha' (thought I had this one, but I think the voles got it
some
> years ago)
> H. mac 'Decatur Blue'
> H. mac.. 'Frillibet'
> H. mac. 'Fuji Waterfall'
> H. mac 'General Vicomtesse De Vibraye'
> H. mac 'Hornli'
> H. mac. 'Izu-no-Hana'
> H. mac. 'Lanarth White' (had this once- gave it away to a needy friend)
> H. mac 'Masja'
> H. mac. 'Mme. Emile Mouillere'
> H. mac. 'Nightingale'
> H. mac. 'Oak Hill'
> H. mac. 'Penny Mac'
> H. mac. 'Rotdrossel'
> H. mac 'Veitchii'
> H. mac 'Westfalen'
> H. paniculata 'Chantilly Lace'
> H. pan 'Pink Diamond (lost it, 2nd try)
> H. serrata 'Midoriboshi-Temari
> and 'Lady in Red', which I've been watching for several years. lost a
sample
> to the voles, am trying again.
> There were a bunch of serratas that I wanted, but were sold out. Phoo!
>
> Funny thing is, I thought I was over all of this foolishness. I've been
> through many plant obsessions. African Violets, Salvias, Daylilies,
Iris...
> I've ripped out hundreds of perennials and given them away for the MG
plant
> sale. I've tried to restrain my Hosta obsession, and only have about 50
> cultivars of them. I've gone to several plant conferences in the last few
> years and only brought home one plant, sometimes none.. Sigh. Here we go
> again. ;-)
>
> d
>
> _
>
>
> ----- Original Message ----- 
> From: "A A HODGES" <hodgesaa@earthlink.net>
> To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
> Sent: Sunday, May 22, 2005 12:45 PM
> Subject: RE: [CHAT] Hydrangea Madness
>
>
> > Daryl, you are what is known as a Plant Ho. I suffer from the same
> illness,
> > and have finally discovered there's no shame in it. It's just a
> > fact............
> >
> > I am starting to become a Hydrangea freak as well. My Purple Tiers from
> > Wayside also went to the great compost bin in the sky last year. I was
> very
> > upset. And then this year of course my prized Buttons and Bows got
> > weedeated. BUT, due to that little incident it's coming back and now I
> have
> > four more from cuttings I made.
> >
> > Which ones did you get? Curious to know.
> > A
> >
> > Andrea H
> > Beaufort, SC
> >
> >
> > > [Original Message]
> > > From: Daryl <pulis@mindspring.com>
> > > To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
> > > Date: 5/22/2005 12:09:02 PM
> > > Subject: [CHAT] Hydrangea Madness
> > >
> > > There's a real danger in attending a Hydrangea Conference. Not only do
> the
> > > speakers (Dan Hinkley, Mike Dirr, Tara Dillard, Penny McHenry, Ted
> > > Stephens,and many more) entice you with luscious photos, but they have
> > > Hydrangeas for sale dirt cheap.
> > >
> > > Mind you, I have no need for more Hydrangeas, really. I already have 9
> of
> > > them, and need to keep room for one that will be introduced in two
years
> > > that I absolutely will have to have. And I need a replacement for
> "Purple
> > > Tiers" which went to that great compost pile in the sky while I was in
> > > Salzburg last year. (Darn it, they were sold out of that one when I
got
> to
> > > the sales table!)
> > >
> > > Why then, did 25 new Hydranges just jump into my car and come home
with
> > me?
> > >
> > > d
> > >
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