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Re: strange gardening year now croscosmia

thanks Marge!
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Marge Talt" <mtalt@hort.net>
To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
Sent: Friday, October 03, 2003 12:42 AM
Subject: Re: [CHAT] strange gardening year now croscosmia

> > From: Ray & Nora Edwards <raynora.edwards@worldnet.att.net>
> > Speaking of strange gardening . The croscosmia are about ready to
> dig ( for
> > those of you who wanted some. Now the question is with plant police
> and all
> > what is the best way to send these out? Ideas????
> ----------
> Nora, there's no problem sending these bulbs within the US, except,
> possibly to CA who have very strict plant moving laws because of the
> danger of Med fruit flies and other ag. pests, as I understand it. 
> Don't think they monitor mail, but do know they have some checkpoints
> at the borders of the state - at least I've heard that.  If you are
> concerned, you can probably find a list of prohibited plants on some
> California gov't. site or other somewhere on the web:-)  I think
> there are some other states that have rules about plants having to be
> sent bare root or something - the list of states that a lot of
> nurseries won't ship to because they are such a pain to deal with.
>   Personally, I prefer Priority Mail for small packages of plants as
> it gets there fast and is least expensive of the alternatives for 3
> day delivery.
> As far as I am aware, at this time, it is only illegal to send listed
> noxious weeds around and those are listed on the USDA web site -
> basically agricultural weeds, plant police idiocy notwithstanding.
> Marge Talt, zone 7 Maryland
> mtalt@hort.net
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