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RE: Eupatorium


Kitty,

Did that Eupatorium change names (Powdery blue perennial ageratum =
Conoclinium coelestinum)?  What about E. rugosum 'Chocolate'?  Do you
know for sure?

Chris

-----Original Message-----
From: owner-gardenchat@hort.net [mailto:owner-gardenchat@hort.net] On
Behalf Of kmrsy@comcast.net
Sent: Monday, October 13, 2003 5:00 PM
To: gardenchat@hort.net
Subject: Re: [CHAT] This and That


Chris,
Powdery blue perennial ageratum = Conoclinium coelestinum
in case you wanted to know.

Re > I guess I'm just getting too old! 
I don't thinks so, just more discriminating of what is deserving of your
precious time.

I love your idea of a Cmas tree.  Maybe I'll try that.
Kitty
> Chris  Long Island, NY  Zone 7
> 
> Good Morning All!
> 
> Here we are talking about holiday decorations, and I, like Donna, have

> not even accomplished a tenth of what I needed to do this summer!  
> Here I am sitting in front of my computer when I MUST get outside and 
> plant the last of the hostas and perennials that are waiting so 
> patiently for some real soil!  I did accomplish something this 
> morning.  I spent 45 minutes in the dentist's chair having my teeth 
> cleaned by a new hygienist.  I felt like I was in the rain forest when

> I wasn't drowning from all the water going down the back of my throat!

> I'm always glad when that chore is over!
> 
> I rushed to bring in some of my large containers last week when the 
> temperatures dropped into the thirties.  We didn't have a frost here 
> on the water, but some areas of Long Island lost their most tender 
> annuals. I took cuttings from all of the coleus and plectranthus  
> plants that I wasn't bringing indoors for the winter, and I brought in

> the ones that were already rooted.  All of my available window sills 
> are filled with colorful vases and foliage! I still need to bring in 
> the geraniums and dig out some of  my favorite annuals that are in my 
> container gardens. I hate to see the containers cannibalized, but I 
> can't wait much longer!
> 
> The Eupatorium 'Chocolate' (or whatever it's current name is) is 
> blooming in masse along with the pink Japanese anemones!  Many of the 
> late blooming salvias look beautiful.  Powdery blue perennial ageratum

> is bringing  sky closer to the earth.  Asters of all colors are in 
> their glory!  Leaves are beginning to change color here. On the way 
> home this morning I saw the most beautiful crimson coloring on the 
> poison ivy trees along the roadside!  Maybe I'll take some pictures of

> the garden later and post them.
> 
> I don't do much holiday decorating, but I usually bring in an 
> assortment of greens and hang a handmade swag on the door.  We live 
> too far from the road, 800 feet, to attract trick or treaters 
> (although I always leave a basket of candy on my entrance porch  just 
> in case). We celebrate Christmas and Chanukah in our house so I will 
> have a tree and a menorah.  I usually don't get around to putting up a

> tree until the very last minute. Sometimes I use a few  large 
> evergreen branches that have been pruned  wired into a tree shape.  I 
> prefer the less formal tree look, so you won't find a perfectly shaped

> specimen in my house!  I used to bake cookies and make hand made 
> ornaments, but I can't imagine how I found time or energy for those 
> things!  Now I shop via the internet and buy frozen cookie mix!  I 
> used to make my own jam and pickles too!  I guess I'm just getting too

> old!  Of course I still teach, sing in a chorus, work on the executive

> board of my daylily club, run fund raisers, write, take care of  my 
> personal zoo, clean, cook, wash, shop, and sometimes even garden!
> 
> Enough procrastinating!  It's near to noon!  Gotta finish my coffee 
> and get outside!
> 
> Chris
> 
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