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Re: Magnolia Mattie Mae Smith


Hi Glen,
Timothy {of the Saville UK persuasion] is particularly keen on
any plant that is variegated.
As you are prepared to pay the postage, the very least that I can
do is give you his full postal address-
Tim Saville,
12 Burnham Close,
Cheadle Hulme,
Cheshire,
SK8 6DN
United Kingdom
All the best
Charlie
UK

p.s. BTW the Greenwich meridian starts the weather, so you are
the last to receive the waste effect !!  :-))

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Glen Williams" <gw1944@vermontel.net>
To: <hosta-open@hort.net>;
<PHOENIX_HOSTA_ROBIN@HOME.EASE.LSOFT.COM>
Sent: Monday, October 04, 2004 5:25 PM
Subject: Magnolia Mattie Mae Smith


| Dear Hosta Folk in need of a wayward magnolia:
|
|  I did something stupid last spring. I purchased the magnolia
Mattie Mae
| Smith. It has gorgeous variegated leaves combining dark green
and a
| chartreuse. It even bloomed this summer. When I purchsed it ,
the
| desription read ZONE 5. I swear it did. Honest. Well , sometime
during the
| summer the catalogue I used to purchase it was switched with
anoither
| catalogue which Proclaimed ZONE 6 in giant letters. In a good
year I live
| in zone 5 (barely). The magnolia, no matter how well wrapped
will die this
| winter. I paid 50 or 60 dollars for it and because of the
devilish switch
| of catalogues I did not see the real zone until it was too.
late. It is now
| about five feet high with good branching. The tag (which does
not include
| the zone limit) reads: Spacing 15 to 20 feet.  Soil:Moist to
wet. Aicd
| well-drained.Location: full sun- partial shade ( whatever that
might mean),
| Bloom time..late spring to early summer. Height 15-20 feet. It
also says
| that ASEXUAL REPRODUCTION OF THIS PLANT W/O LICENSES IS
PROHIBITED.  I
| consider this a pity as a little of asexual messing around
might have been
| fun this summer. None the less these are the rules.
|
| What I am looking for is some who wants the plant , will give
it a good
| home without molesting it - and who is willing to send a check
as a
| donation for next year' FIRST LOOK.  I will even  bulld the box
and eat the
| postage for mailing it to this lucky person. I think I should
take it up
| sometime this month and send it on its way..unless someone out
there knows
| something I don't. It's a nice plant and I would like to see it
have a good
| home and do a little good for First Look along the way.  I
would suggest
| e-mailing me privately if you want it . The highest bid will be
the one
| that gets it. If no one wants it I just may turn it into a
house plant for
| the root cellar.No offers accepted after midnight tonight my
time  (east
| coast time; we get the sun first in America while the rest of
you get it
| used. Of course we get your used weather)
|
| Awaiting  your response in Vermont where frost was only 7
degrees of
| separation away this morning.    glen .
|
| Every word was once a poem. -Ralph Waldo Emerson, writer and
philosopher
| (1803-1882)
|
| Glen Williams
| 20 Dewey St.
| Springfield , Vermont
| 05156
| Tel: 802-885-2839
|
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