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Re: Fall Activities


Actually, I was planning to do that, but was hoping to store it as a  
dormant bulb. Can I treat it as I would a canna?

Cathy, west central IL, z5b

On Oct 16, 2006, at 4:20 PM, Bonnie & Bill Morgan wrote:

> I have to admit, I haven't gotten this one to live through a zone 5  
> winter
> unless I brought it indoors.  Sorry.
>
> Blessings,
> Bonnie (SW OH - zone 5)
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: owner-gardenchat@hort.net [mailto:owner-gardenchat@hort.net]  
> On Behalf
> Of Cathy Carpenter
> Sent: Monday, October 16, 2006 4:49 PM
> To: gardenchat@hort.net
> Subject: [CHAT] Fall Activities
>
> Wednesday the Horticulture students at our community college have  
> their
> "lab" at my place. Of course, they are studying "annuals and  
> perennials" and
> this is not exactly the ideal season for garden tours, especially  
> after the
> freezing temperatures a couple days ago.
> But will make the best of it, concentrating on plants I have that have
> "lived up to their hype" (IMHO) and whatever else I can point out  
> they might
> find interesting (they may get a lot of "woody"
> perennials!). Also will recommend some books. Students are so much  
> fun -
> love their enthusiasm.
> Took out the frost killed tomatoes and peppers from the veggie garden
> yesterday. The spinach is looking pretty good and the garlic is  
> coming up.
> Parsley and celery will be good for another couple months.
> Anyone in the "cold zones" successfully overwinter colocasia? Hints?
>
> Cathy, west central IL, z5b
>
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