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Re: miniatures

Nope, didn't know all that.  Fascinating!  I've never been to a flower show.
Thanks for broadening my horizons.  I think I'm getting drawn in by these

----- Original Message -----
From: <Aplfgcnys@aol.com>
To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
Sent: Friday, August 08, 2003 4:54 PM
Subject: Re: [CHAT] miniatures

> In a message dated 08/08/2003 12:10:46 PM Eastern Daylight Time,
> kmrsy@comcast.net writes:
> > Just curious:
> > Say you grew a dwarf Filipendula "Kakome" in the ground and dug it up to
> > take
> > to this show, could it then be in a larger than 4 inch container since
it is
> >
> > not "container-grown"?
> >
> Kitty, you would not ever dig up a whole plant to enter in a flower show.
> The class would be for one (or three, maybe) flowering stem.  You would
cut the
> stem to an appropriate length, and also be sure you had the correct name
> that its dwarf status could be confirmed.  The containers for cut
specimens may
> or may not be supplied by the flower show committee, but should be clear
> appropriate in size to  make a nice display.
> Dwarf or miniature plants are not necessarily tiny.  Dwarf sunflowers like
> 'Music Box',
> 'Teddy Bear,' 'Sundance Kid,' etc grow only a couple of feet tall, but
> blooms several inches across.  In the case, for instance, of dwarf
conifers -
> they will eventually grow to a large size.  The 'dwarfness' is determined
> the rate of growth.  But I'm sure you know all that.
> Auralie
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