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Re: Upward & Onward


I REALLY need to make a trip to see Jim, don't y'all think? I could really
come home with a Jeep full. Got a guest room Jim? or is it harboring bees
or turkeys or some such? ;-)
A


Andrea H
Beaufort, SC 


> [Original Message]
> From: james singer <islandjim1@verizon.net>
> To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
> Date: 4/13/2005 7:12:28 PM
> Subject: Re: [CHAT] Upward & Onward
>
> Interesting subject, Kitty.
>
> So far we have mainly propagated stuff to add to the plantation. And 
> because the plantation is very much a work in progress, we rip out a 
> lot of things that we've decided we didn't want after all. Only 
> recently have we thought seriously about growing on divisions, 
> cuttings, et cetera for sale.
>
> Some of the things that we are most interested in are not quick 
> turn-around plants; others are, of course.
>
> Right now I have about a dozen palms that I am grooming for sale. Four 
> of them are California date palms [Phoenix dactylifera], which in 
> 7-gallon pots should fetch $25.00 each without argument. The other 
> eight are silver Bismarcks [Bismarckia nobilis]. In 7-gallon pots, with 
> an inch of stem showing, they should easily bring $50.00 to $75.00 
> each, the price depending on the color that has been attained by that 
> time.
>
> But all these palms are at least a year from salability. Meantime, 
> we've got some cats and dogs [metaphor, guys, metaphor] that are 
> salable. Mexican petunias, ponytail palms, Hong Kong orchid trees, 
> oleanders and oleander standards, Turk's caps, and similar plants, that 
> could be sold now.
>
> Maybe I need to re-think this and, at a minimum, compile an inventory.
>
>
> On Apr 12, 2005, at 7:04 PM, Chapel Ridge Wal Mart National Hearing 
> Center wrote:
> > Jim, with a year-round growing season and so many plants that so 
> > readily
> > multiply, what do you do with the excess?  I realize you relocate your 
> > extra
> > orchids by tying them to trees, but what about things like this Iris?  
> > Do
> > you give them away or compost?  or something else?  Part of the reason 
> > I'm
> > able to have my plant sale is that I don't like to compost something 
> > that
> > really wants to live.  I figure someone will want it - even tawny
> > daylilies - and they do sell.  But my growing season is mauch shorter 
> > than
> > yours and iffy items are more likely to fail than flourish.  If I had 
> > an
> > environment like yours, I'd be potting non-stop and running out of 
> > room and
> > having a sale every month.  I don't know that I could keep up with it. 
> >  So
> > where do you draw the line?  What gets trashed?
> >
> > Kitty
> > ----- Original Message -----
> > From: "james singer" <islandjim1@verizon.net>
> > To: "Chat" <gardenchat@hort.net>
> > Sent: Monday, April 11, 2005 12:38 PM
> > Subject: [CHAT] Upward & Onward
> >
> >
> >> About 2 years ago, we potted up ligustrum cuttings in 3-gallon pots. 
> >> We
> >> were going to keep jumping them in size until they reached 15 gallon,
> >> then sell them. Since then, we confiscated and planted four ourselves
> >> in a mixed hedge and gave another three or four away [Ms Fatma's 
> >> school
> >> is a black hole for plants]. Well, we forgot one. And when we cleaned
> >> out the rear area of Ms Fatma's reading room a couple of weeks
> >> ago--there it was, 8 feet tall with enormous roots that had ripped up
> >> the pot and sunk into the ground.
> >>
> >> Since it was "about" where we would have planted a tree of some kind,
> >> we decided to cut the remainder of the pot off, build a
> >> pressure-treated wooden box around it, fill the box with soil, and
> >> plant smaller stuff in the box so it looked like we had intended to do
> >> this all along.
> >>
> >> I finally got around to doing that today. I transplanted calla lilies
> >> and caladiums--both of which are just now breaking the surface in this
> >> neighborhood--around the base of the tree.
> >>
> >> We did a similar kind of box a number of years ago and planted African
> >> iris in it. The iris have now maxed out the box, so we need to remove
> >> the box, divide the iris, and start all over again. It's always
> >> something.
> >>
> >> Island Jim
> >> Southwest Florida
> >> 27.0 N, 82.4 W
> >> Hardiness Zone 10
> >> Heat Zone 10
> >> Minimum 30 F [-1 C]
> >> Maximum 100 F [38 C]
> >>
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> Island Jim
> Southwest Florida
> 27.0 N, 82.4 W
> Hardiness Zone 10
> Heat Zone 10
> Minimum 30 F [-1 C]
> Maximum 100 F [38 C]
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