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Re: Herbs and hellebores

Speaking of herbs Pam, I never said thank you for the basil seeds you sent
or the bluebonnet seeds. And thank you Nora for the hellebores (I think
that's what they are! ) I told you guys I've been out of it! Sorry about


Andrea H
Beaufort, SC

----- Original Message -----
From: "Pamela J. Evans" <gardenqueen@gbronline.com>
To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
Sent: Saturday, November 29, 2003 3:10 PM
Subject: Re: [CHAT] Herbs

> Ceres - You lost English lavenders?  They should be hardy there.  The
variegated varieties don't seem to be as hardy however.
> Cathy - basil likes hot weather and sun. Was your summer on the cool
> side?? Try the Genovese basil. It seems the most vigorous. That's the
> basil most people use for pesto. Gets bigger than the other varieties I
> plant too. The purple ones for color and the holy basil for potpourri do
> well, but nothing performs like the Genovese!! I start mine from seed
> indoors and plant them out when I put out my peppers (or tomatoes for
> those of you who grow them). If you plant it before the soil warms up,
> it won't be happy.
> ---------- Original Message ----------------------------------
> From: cathy carpenter <cathyc@rnet.com>
> Reply-To: gardenchat@hort.net
> Date:  Sat, 29 Nov 2003 13:34:24 -0600
> >I grow most of mine in containers on the deck for the same easy access.
> >But have creeping thyme out in the perennial bed, where I can
> >frequently continue to cut it into winter, and parsley in the vegetable
> >garden where it also lasts well into winter (until the temps get really
> >low) and being a biennial, I can get some in spring to last me until my
> >new seeds sprout. Then I dig up the old roots (such fun!). My basil was
> >discouraging this year. Very stunted, with coarse leaves. Maybe I
> >picked the wrong variety??
> >Cathy
> >On Saturday, November 29, 2003, at 11:54 AM, Cersgarden@aol.com wrote:
> >
> >> In a message dated 11/29/03 11:49:53 AM, gardenqueen@gbronline.com
> >> writes:
> >>
> >> << Herbs are good low maintenance plants also - many are xeriscape
> >> plants
> >> and almost all of them repel bugs and most four legged browsers. Life
> >> w/out lavender?? Can't even imagine it. >>
> >>
> >> Pam, I have herbs.  Winter before last, I lost (2) lg lavenders that I
> >> had in
> >> the garden for a number of yrs.  I tried the varigated last year & it
> >> did not
> >> overwinter.  I didn't get it replaced this year.  Parsley, chives &
> >> mint are
> >> kept near my kitchen door for easy access.
> >>     I visited a garden this year that had a long hedge of lavender.  I
> >> would
> >> have loved to have viewed this when in bloom.  It looked like the
> >> photos you
> >> see in an English garden.
> >>     Ceres
> >>
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