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RE: Plant sale


When you have time- give us a recap on Peter (on or off list)... haven't
heard about him in quite awhile.

Donna

> -----Original Message-----
> From: owner-gardenchat@hort.net [mailto:owner-gardenchat@hort.net] On
> Behalf Of kmrsy
> Sent: Sunday, October 02, 2005 6:15 PM
> To: gardenchat@hort.net
> Subject: Re: [CHAT] Plant sale
> 
> 87F is fall?  Well, it is fall here too, but not quite that warm.  I've
> been
> inside all day working on my MG bulb sale.  We have some really nice deals
> on Orienpet and Longipet lilies.
> 
> I also put together a trade package for a friend in Pensacola FL.  He's
> overly generous so I never think I'm putting enough plants in to send him.
> 
> Oh, BTW, I also heard from Peter Knop.  He's just back from South Africa.
> 
> I guess I'd better get back to the bulbs...
> 
> Kitty
> neIN, Z5
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "james singer" <islandjim1@verizon.net>
> To: "Garden Chat" <gardenchat@hort.net>
> Sent: Sunday, October 02, 2005 1:34 PM
> Subject: [CHAT] Plant sale
> 
> 
> > Went to Tropiflora's annual fall plant sale today. Barbecue, steel drum
> > musician, and a couple of dozen nurseries in addition to Tropiflora. We
> > know it's fall--even though it's 87 degrees outside right now--because
> > Tropiflora is holding this sale and because the Koelreuteria elegans
> > [golden rain trees] are masses of yellow flowers.
> >
> > Ms. Fatma wanted to go to the sale to find a Ficus cordata [Namaqua
> > rock fig]--small plant with a large caudex--for a present to give to a
> > colleague. Tropiflora has a wondrous selection of these bonsai-like
> > plants. She found one in a 3-inch pot that has so distorted it's
> > plastic pot that it needs to be planted [1] in a larger pot and [2] at
> > less depth to expose more of the caudex.
> >
> > For my part, I purchased a small [4-inch pot] rooted cutting of a
> > Tibouchina granulosa. It's a single stem cutting, which I intend to
> > train as a standard. For the present, however, it has seven flower buds
> > that I intend to enjoy first.
> >
> >
> > Island Jim
> > Southwest Florida
> > 27.0 N, 82.4 W
> > Hardiness Zone 10
> > Heat Zone 10
> > Minimum 30 F [-1 C]
> > Maximum 100 F [38 C]
> >
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