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Re: beautyberry


Mine is the 'offspring' of my neighbor's. Hers reseeds all over the place.
zem
----- Original Message ----- From: "Bonnie Holmes" <holmesbm@usit.net>
To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
Sent: Thursday, November 09, 2006 9:39 AM
Subject: Re: [CHAT] beautyberry


And, mine was from a local nursery that goes its own natives.

Bonnie Zone 7/7 ETN
Remember:  The River Raisin, The Alamo, The Maine, Pearl Harbor, 9/11


[Original Message]
From: Pam Evans <gardenqueen@gmail.com>
To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
Date: 11/9/2006 8:32:37 AM
Subject: Re: [CHAT] beautyberry

Mine's growing in clay (black gumbo) here.  It's alive, despite 21 months
of
drought, but it has looked better.

On 11/9/06, TeichFlora@aol.com <TeichFlora@aol.com> wrote:
>
> AH HA!!!! LOL That explains things....it was rooted and grew
> up adapting
> to the soil and conditions. Perhaps that is the key. I've always > heard
> to
> purchase plants that are grown in one's area, because they are
> already adapted
> to the area. Perhaps I'll try that too. The native plants that I've
> purchased have always originally come from a grower in the
> Pineywoods area north of
> Houston.....very acidic, very sandy soils, and much cooler climate.
>
> Thanks for letting me know about this. We have very clay soil with
> definite
> limestone...not as bad as Austin/San Antonio area, but the eastern edge
of
> that. Beautyberry are supposed to be native to much of Texas not just
> the  far
> east.  So this gives me hope...perhaps if I get a cutting of one that
is
> growing further west, or from a grower in or around SA.
> Thanks Jim.
> Noreen
> zone 9
> Texas Gulf Coast
>
> In a message dated 11/8/2006 11:02:24 PM Central Standard Time,
> gardenchat-owner@hort.net writes:
>
> Ms Fatma  spied the purple berries in the
> roadside scrub. We always carry pruning  [purloining] shears in our
> vehicles. So I stopped and we took several  cuttings. They rooted
> easily.
>
> Never had the soil tested. It's sand  over limestone with several
> millennia of pine needles rotting on top of  it, which is why it's
> called Florida black  sand.
>
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Pam Evans
Kemp TX
zone 8A

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