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Re: Re: sweet autumn clematis

Tried one here last year - never made it through July.  But your summers are less trying than ours....

Pam Evans
Kemp, TX
zone 8A
----- Original Message -----
From: Jesse Bell
Sent: 8/12/2004 4:12:44 AM
To: gardenchat@hort.net
Subject: Re: [CHAT] sweet autumn clematis

> YOU COMPOST THEM!??? ACKKKK. I'll send you the postage, etc. if you
will dig one up for me.....been wanting to order one forever.

> Jesse
> Marge Talt <mtalt@hort.net> wrote:
> > From: james singer 
> > That huckster on the Weather Channel--P. Allen Smith--was touting
> this 
> > plant last weekend. And I have to admit, the one he showed on an
> arbor 
> > was quite attractive. He also said he cuts it back all the time.
> ----------
> It is most attractive in bloom or seedheads, but, where suited, it is
> a *very* vigorous vine and will seed all over the map. I cut mine
> back in very early spring to 2 buds from the ground; it grows at
> least 20' or more each season. One that I let grow on some Japanese
> holly gets hacked back at least 3 or 4 times a season - needs it
> again, but it's close to blooming so it will have to wait until
> that's done - poor hollies! I have several; I have more than I need.
> I give them away; I pull and dig them out and compost them and enjoy
> the ones I permit to grow. But, if you choose to grow it, you need
> to keep an eye on it.
> Marge Talt, zone 7 Maryland
> mtalt@hort.net
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