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Re: Spring is here!

Wish you lived in St. Augustine! My white Marigolds have not come up!! 2
years in a row!!!
----- Original Message -----
From: Pamela J. Evans <gardenqueen@gbronline.com>
To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
Sent: Thursday, April 03, 2003 10:05 PM
Subject: Re: [CHAT] Spring is here!

> It is indeed. Planted new new Iceberg standard rose in a very large pot
> - no alyssum at Home Depot - so I planted two white marigolds (blooming
> already) at it's feet for now. Also got my peppers from SSE and planted
> them. The lime balm was bent on world domination in my lasagna bed, so I
> dug both of them up first and put them in those great big pots I got
> last Saturday when Jesse and I went to the pottery outlet. The spot I
> picked out for the Reine des Violette rose wan't big enough, so I gave
> it to Pat across the street. She thrilled and I still get to see it
> every day, plus she said I retain deadheading/potpourri rights to the
> petals. So that's a very good thing. And she had the perfect spot for
> it!! Also gave her my extra peppers, since your have to order in
> multiples of 6 from SSE. Win-win situation. I hope it doesn't sound
> immodest to say I'm a real good neighbor to have if you're a gardener!
> Pam
> ---------- Original Message ----------------------------------
> From: "Judy L Browning" <judybrowning@lewiston.com>
> Reply-To: gardenchat@hort.net
> Date:  Wed, 2 Apr 2003 20:25:32 -0000
> >Indeed it is, Donna.
> >With your Polemonium, how about varigated Polygonatum (Solomon's seal)?
> >I had some nice surprizes, too. A Clematis montana (still in the nursery
> >pot) is growing! I thought I lost it to the early freeze. Got that
> >last night after work. A not so pleasant surprize is the raspberry
> >taking over a new bed with south east exposure. Just put them there last
> >summer while I decided where I do want them. (Maybe with the yard waste
> >recycle ; ) Guess I will spend my next day off digging & replanting. It's
> >the one I have concrete pavers in. [sigh] Suppose I will have to lever up
> >those & check underneath. However, the dark pink tree peony in that bed
> >at least 4 buds.
> >Has anyone seen Narcissus "Waterperry"? Salmon & white color like a
> >miniature Salome daffodil. Plan to buy some to plant with the Salome
> >Weather is cooler, 40s with wind rain and "sun breaks". Still good to get
> >out in. No frost this past week.
> >I'm off for some well earned rest. Sleep well all
> >Judy B z 6 Idaho
> >
> >From: "Donna " <justme@prairieinet.net>
> >> Since I arrived home before dark today, a tour of my yard showed that
> >> spring is here! Many plants appeared since Sunday, which is the last
> >> time I saw daylight here:(
> >>
> >> One that survived is Polemonium caeruleum 'Brise d'Anjou'. It got
> >> stuffed in the ground at the last fall minute. No time to establish
> >> itself before the early killing frost, which I thought was weeks away.
> >> It is also not in a well drained area.... but it made it! Really need
> >> give it a better spot. Love the spring variegated leaf look:)
> >>
> >> I have never been big on spring plants other than reliable bulbs.
> >> Weather is so unpredictable here, most times they do not have a chance.
> >> Anyone have a suggestion of something to compliment this plant?
> >> this is zone 5, spring time temps can be 70 one day and 20 the next :(
> >>
> >> Donna
> >
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> Pam Evans
> Kemp TX/zone 8A
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