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Re: OT: Free companion-plant seeds

  • Subject: Re: OT: Free companion-plant seeds
  • From: pbrooks@whidbey.net
  • Date: Tue, 07 Aug 2001 17:15:58 -0000

Bill,

They'll be on their way in the fall.  How I envy you your space!

Please, though, all who want seed, reply to me at my e-mail address, 
so iris-talkers don't have to wade through the replies.  Lucky these 
plants produce lots of seeds, for all the wanters who've responded.

Patricia


--- In iris-talk@y..., "Bwardwelliii" <Bwardwelliii@n...> wrote:
> Patricia,
> 
> I would love to be included in your list for seed donations.  I 
have just
> bought a large property in South Kingstown, Rhode Island which has 
no
> plantings at all.  I am able to take most of my daylily collection 
and a
> large portion of my newly created iris collection.  Coincidently, I 
have
> been looking for a source of hollyhocks, which I have never grown.  
My mom
> has been suggesting hollyhocks for some time, as our new yard is 
more than
> 1.5 acres and could certainly work well with the size of your 
stock.  The
> daisies would also be welcome as they are my wife's favorite.  
Thanks in
> advance.
> 
> Bill Wardwell
> 2004 Kingstown Rd
> South Kingstown, RI 02879
> (after 15 August)
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Laird D Kelly <laird.kelly@j...>
> To: iris-talk@y... <iris-talk@y...>
> Date: Sunday, July 29, 2001 12:06 AM
> Subject: Re: [iris-talk] OT: Free companion-plant seeds
> 
> 
> >
> >
> >On Sun, 29 Jul 2001 01:12:24 -0000 pbrooks@w... writes:
> >> All you wonderful iris-talkers,
> >>
> >> Finishing a new bed today, it struck me that I have more seeds 
than
> >> I know what to do with, for plants I've grown from seed, and 
could
> >> share.
> >>
> >> A few years ago, I raised from seed single hollyhocks and Shasta
> >> daisies that just took off to become outstanding plants.  
Hollyhocks
> >> are supposed to be hard to grow, I thought, but these went nuts.
> >> Huge leaves and the tallest (and self-supporting) stalks I've 
seen.
> >>
> >> So I just gather the seed year to year, plant in little peat 
pots,
> >> and let them repeat their performance.  The Shasta daisies are
> >> bigger than my spread hand, and the hollyhock leaves look like 
elephant
> >
> >> ears.  People stop on the street and come down the drive to stare
> >> and photograph.
> >>
> >> The hollyhocks are hot pink, rich dark near-black, and 
cream/yellow.
> >>
> >> Since it's clear what color the seeds come from, it's easy to 
seed
> >> just the color you want.
> >>
> >> Anybody who wants some, e-mail me at the address above, and I'll
> >> send when I gather the seed in the fall.
> >>
> >> Patricia Brooks
> >> Whidbey Island, WA, zone 8-9
> >>
> >> Each bloom gives hundreds of seeds, so I have more than I can 
plant.
> >>
> >>
> >>
> >
> >Hollyhocks? Shasta daisies? Sure, I'll take some of each
> >
> >Laird Kelly
> >P.O. Box 411
> >Burley, Wa 98322-0411
> >
> >
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