Re: Planting times
In a message dated 96-07-01 09:11:10 EDT, you write:
>However, I have planted Siberians at the beginning of the
>season (April) with excellent results... very well established
>plants/root systems that overwintered extremely well.
Chris: this is a problem we share... siberians planted late in the season
here, will most surely die or, at best, sulk. I try to order from those who
offer spring shipping... and (because I'm a meddler), I've tried to convince
others to OFFER spring shipping. One answer I got was that they did not have
the increase or size to ship... so then there's two solutions - one is to
rethink the line-out process... the other is to charge a premium price for
spring shipping. Either one's OK with me - taking the little green deaths I
mourn every year, the premium price would probably figure out cheaper anyway.
One thing I've learned is that for siberians and JI's shipped in late
summer/fall - I NEVER plant directly in the garden. I pot and baby, then
overwinter under a heavy layer of mulch... seems to work OK. Carol Warner
pots and then sits the pots in a child's wading pool until new roots form.
So - maybe one positive thing this e-mail group can do is to coherently
identify problems and offer solutions for the good of us all!
Damn - sounds like Thomas Jefferson or something!
Kathy Guest - inspired