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Re: names - source for markers


Hello!  I'm wondering where to find those nice markers - the ones that have
two prongs and a simple strip, often copper, to write the name?  Our local
garden doo-dad shop has them for $1.00 each and, since everything is usually
marked more than other places, I thought that I would look online or around
here to check prices.  I am starting to forget which rose is which!  Since
I'm planning on making some new beds for them, I thought that it would be
the time to put up the markers.  I've got a bunch of noisettes and just love
the names and stories behind them.  Thanks, Fran



----- Original Message -----
From: "Kitty" <kmrsy@comcast.net>
To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
Sent: Wednesday, August 06, 2003 9:11 PM
Subject: [CHAT] names


> hard to make markers for them when you don't have a clue what cultivar
they
> are!  I have a new appreciation for why it is important to know the names

Mardi,
I always give people a cheap marker that has both common and Latin name
whenever I give away a plant.  Sometimes I even give them a printout -
something from MOBOT or Botanica.  I've been pretty lax about the names on
some of my daylilies and lilies, but everything else is marked.

Kitty
----- Original Message -----
From: <mlrasmus@rockwellcollins.com>
To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
Sent: Wednesday, August 06, 2003 4:30 PM
Subject: Re: [CHAT] lurking


> I haven't had all the rain that Donna and others have gotten, but we're
> still cleaning up from the tornado that cruised through Cedar Rapids
> recently.  With the exception of a few small limbs, my gardens came out
> relatively unscathed.  LOTS of sticks to pick up, and they seem to keep
> falling.
> The Stargazer oriental lilies are done - nice long season this year.
> Ornamental grasses are beginning to shoot up - Karl Foerster and a
> Miscanthus "Graziella."  And of course the tried and true hybrid tiger
> lilies that have naturalized in several spots in my yard are now at their
> peak.  (Bulblets, anyone?)
> The daylillies are almost done.  I can't do justice to them with names, as
> they were all acquired when the son of a friend of mine moved into a house
> that had a beautiful garden but he wanted GRASS!  We spend most of a
spring
> a few years ago saving all these beautiful specimens (liatris, primrose,
> daylillies, feverfew, rudbeckia) and incorporating them in our gardens.
> The echinacea purpurea bed has expanded once again this year, but as
others
> have noted, they're not very tall.  My iris finally got divided and put
> back in the ground after flowering earlier this year - what a spectacular
> sight!  I'd gotten them from Hornbakers Nursery in Princeton, Illinois.-
> what a fantastic place!  Check out their website if you're interested in
> hosta, iris, or grasses.
> http://www.hornbakergardens.com/
> I have caterpillars eating my baptisia australis - they are about 1 1/2
> inches long with yellow, orange, and black on a skinny white body.  Anyone
> know what they might be?  I decided there weren't too many and I have
> enough plants to share.  They don't seem to be eating anything else in the
> yard.
> I rescued quite a quantity of different kinds of hosta last year from
> various friends who wanted my help dividing theirs.  Most are in bloom
now.
> Someday I need to plant what I want, rather than taking in all these
> orphans.  On the other hand, I've sure learned a lot at a low cost.  Just
> hard to make markers for them when you don't have a clue what cultivar
they
> are!  I have a new appreciation for why it is important to know the names
> of our plants from this list.
> So that's my garden going into August.  I still have a clematis that will
> bloom later this year, and the nekid ladies will surprise me at some
point.
> Other than that and the grasses, I'm about bloomed out.
> Mardi
> Iowa z4b
>
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