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Re: Exceptional Weather Comes to an End

Tell me about the hardy cyclamen that bloom in the fall.  I'll bet they
would work here in ETN or would our climate be too humid?  I am thinking
about using them for Christmas flowers this year but hadn't thought about
varieties that would work outside.  How long do they bloom?  Are they

Bonnie Zone 6+ ETN

> [Original Message]
> From: Gene Bush <genebush@otherside.com>
> To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
> Date: 11/04/2003 5:59:35 AM
> Subject: Re: [CHAT] Exceptional Weather Comes to an End
> Kitty,
>     We had fall colors here, but early on had one hey of a rain and wind
> storm that stripped the early color. We then went into a "second" kind of
> fall color pattern. Not as good as color this year. I am finding isolated
> spots of color to photograph. My Japanese maple is that deep glowing red
> that makes you think of glowing embers .. for the first time since I
> purchased it 8 or 9 years ago. Last year it was "yellow". I have the
> to prove the color. This year it is perfect. Just inside the garden gate.
>     Weather person says we will have freezing temps by this coming
> Out to work ... have a man coming with a chain saw today to remove a dead
> tree from the nursery display area that fell during the last wind and
> No real damage.. just have to get it up and out of the way. This morning,
> however, I want to get some more transplanting accomplished before the
> come in....
>     Hardy cyclamen are in bloom.. and have been for the past 3 or 4 weeks.
> Foliage is now coming up to share the show with the bloom. I am adding a
> more around the garden.
>     Gene E. Bush
> Munchkin Nursery & Gardens, llc
> www.munchkinnursery.com
> genebush@munchkinnursery.com
> Zone 6/5  Southern Indiana
> ----- Original Message -----
> snip...
> > The colors are gorgeous. The hosta are all golden. My burning bush
> > doesn't actually burn - it's more of a salmon-pink. The Orangeola
> > Japanese Maple is the deepest possible dark red. Though some toadlilies
> > are done, others are blooming profusely. I only raked a small tarp load
> > of leaves. The rest are still up their waiting. I want to move my Henry
> > Lilies but they're still somewhat green. Hopefully in the next couple of
> > weeks. The Galtonia need to come out too, but from all I've read, I
> > think it would be safer to dig them in spring, but it'll be more
> > difficult to know their precise locations. does anyone else have any
> > experience with Galtonia?
> >
> >
> > It's Monday and back to work.
> > Kitty
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