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Re: Hosta 'Cascades' (Lachman-Lachman) & Vitamin B-1

Your tales are better than any Saturday night movie... but don't leave some
of us hanging out there!  Can you please elaborate on Vit. B-1.  How is it
available, what are its benefits to a plant?  How is it administered?  How
much?  When?  I could really use this info. for some new transplants!
Waiting anxiously
-----Original Message-----
From: CCREDUX@aol.com <CCREDUX@aol.com>
To: hosta-open@mallorn.com <hosta-open@mallorn.com>
Date: Saturday, July 11, 1998 6:45 PM
Subject: Hosta 'Cascades' (Lachman-Lachman) & Vitamin B-1

>This has to be among the all-time greats. Whilst at the Peoria Convention,
>word reached me that Antoine d'Avent (Tony Avent of Plant Delights Nursewry
>Inc. Raleigh NC) had a few to go and had done SOLD them!!!
>I was crushed--nearly in tears, since I do not have it. I called Patsy
>and she semed less than sympathetic. Her exact words: "Well, Clyde, you
>strike while the wallet is still full."
>I left Peoria the next morning still thinking about the lost opportunity. I
>almost picked up the telephone on the aeroplane to call Tony, but when I
>that the call cost $230.00/minute, I reconsidered.
>At any rate, to make a long story short,(which at this point is impossible)
>returned home and got a call from Patsy . She said that she had a
>for a hosta that was stolen from me at the Pere Marquette(DONT leave your
>potted hostas unprotected--I left this one in the Hospitality Suite--some
>Well, when I arrived at Crows Landing, there was the replacement AND a
>division of Cascades! Patsy had goe to no little effort in getting it for
>as Cascades is stoloniferous. She apologized that it only had 5 roots!!!
>She had it potted up. I brought it home and followed her directions==Water
>with a weak aqueous solution of Vitamin B-1. I did --and today----NEW
>Moral: USE B-1--it is a miracle application!!!
>I sent a pic of Cascades to the pixlisters many moons ago. If anyone should
>like to have a pic--please eee me. (I am re-sending it to Pixlisters.)
>Clyde Crockett z5
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