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Re: Freecycle, cannas. Crown rot

Chris - yes on deadheading your cannas.  That's what I do.  Get you a
window unit while you are out, you will sleep ever so much better!

On 8/12/05, Chris@widom-assoc.com <Chris@widom-assoc.com> wrote:
> Mornin' Everyone!
> This is my reposted message!
> Well, I signed up for "Freecycle" as soon as I read about it. I hate to
> throw anything out. Well, the next day a young couple with an empty backyard
> loaded their van with plants from my garden. We all felt great! I might
> finally be able to find a home for my piano! Thanks for the site!
> If it wasn't in the high 90's for weeks on end (with NO RAIN), I probably
> would be a lot happier about my summer. I can't seem to get anything done in
> this heat! I'm going out today to someplace with air-conditioning, like the
> library, as I just can't stand sitting in front of a fan anymore! I have so
> many projects to get done and no energy to do them :<( !
> Does anyone have any experience with crown rot,  <http://hort.net/+12Ru>
> http://hort.net/+12Ru, on hosta? I have this nasty fungus on one of my hosta
> and I'm afraid it may spread to other plants. I plan on removing the plant
> (what's left of it) and digging up the surrounding soil and throwing it in
> the bay. I think the salt water bath will dispose of it nicely. I'm not sure
> how much soil I need to take. Any ideas?
> Also, do I cut the seed pods off of my cannas to encourage more flowering?
> I went to a garden symposium last week that was wonderful. After a day of
> lectures, we went to the garden of one of Long Island's premier annual and
> rare plant growers, Landcraft Environments. The owner is Dennis Schrader who
> has coauthored the book 'Hot Plants for Cool Climates' , lectures all over
> the country, etc. He and his partner, Bill Smith, have a tropical paradise
> on the north fork of LI. Acres of huge tropicals that he moves into his
> greenhouses in the fall. The place was to die for!
> More later,
> Chris Petersen
> Northport, NY
> Zone 7
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