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Re: Re: heather was: soil types and pH


Donna,
Here's a link to my favorite heath & heather nursery. I can vouch that these
are wonderful plants. They even have a listing of those 6" or less.

 http://www.heathsandheathers.com/cart1/page2.html

SOme are hardier or more heat tolerant than others. These are grown near
Puget Sound in Washington State. I ususally come home with 2 or 3 from the
Northwest Flower & Garden Show in Feb.
Why wait 'til Spring? Many of these are winter blooming. As long as you have
some days above freezing & they aren't buried in snow, they'll bloom. I have
an Erica that blooms from January thru early spring. I don't know what it
does with it's blossoms on freezing days, but the next warmish afternoon,
there they are.
Judy B

From: "Richard T. Apking" <richa@midlands.net>

> Hi Donna,
> When you find out let me know, I'm almost to the point I'll have to move
to
> Scotland to have some heather.  Rich in Z-5

> From: "Donna" <justme@prairieinet.net>
> > Athough I have no personal experience, I viewed a garden road display a
> > few weeks ago that had some. When I inquired about it, the gardener
> > stated that they had to be in well drained sand or they would not
> > survive here in Zone 5 IL. Also commented that only certain varieties
> > are hardy here and to watch where I purchased them from. Local nurseries
> > do not have them. It was quite busy with the open house, but she does
> > get them thru mail order. Figured when I was ready for them next year, I
> > would ask where that was...
> > Donna

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