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RE: Baptisa now cut flowers

I also have the dreaded clay here, but years of amending have made the
gardens workable. 

Think I am going to try an annual bed for cut flowers next year provided DH
gets his train plants out of there.... so I would have a 4ft by 32ft raised
bed to do that in. 

Interesting comment about black plastic... are you making it like a cold
frame or just to heat up the soil before you plant? If I remember correctly,
you are not that far from me, so are thinking our time frames of doing this
are quite similar? I am 40 miles south of Chicago...

Any suggestions on which seeds (or should I use plants) I should try with on
my first attempt?


> -----Original Message-----
> From: owner-gardenchat@hort.net [mailto:owner-gardenchat@hort.net] On
> Behalf Of Cornergar@aol.com
> Sent: Saturday, August 06, 2005 11:40 AM
> To: gardenchat@hort.net
> Subject: Re: [CHAT] Baptisa now cut flowers
> I LOVE my raised beds. Our acreage is mostly heavy clay. 100 years of mega
> farming has eroded the topsoil into highway ditches on one side of us and
> the
> Embarrass riverbed on the other.When we dug our pond the bottom was
> actually
> blue in color. So drainage is the main issue.Also if I cover the annual
> beds with
> black plastic they warm up much faster in the spring. I have 4 of the beds
> devoted to perennials..peonies, iris, yarrow, salvias, the tall
> sedums('Purple
> Emperor' is my new fav), phlox, helenium, rudbeckia, daisies, heliopsis,
> dianthus, all the various types of lilies('tho I am usually fighting the
> rabbits for
> these)liatris, veronicas, and others I can't think of right now. The other
> 3
> rotate various annuals including some veggies for us. Always have
> zinnia,snaps, dahlias, glads. The field gives me wonderful things this
> time of
> year...ironweed, switch grass, goldenrod, Q.A. lace, etc. The viburnum
> right now has
> gorgeous red berries. Spring flowering shrubs planted around the house are
> invaluable, too. Mock orange is a favorite. And of course pussy willow.
> Could be more
> than you really wanted to know about cut flowers!! Kathyz5
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