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Re: winners


My Nepetas self seed like crazy, too. Not always desirable.

Cathy, west central IL, z5b

On Aug 7, 2006, at 6:22 AM, Kitty wrote:

> I agree Donna.  My only interest in PPY is for our MG nursery.  As  
> educators, we try to carry celebrated plants as well as recent  
> introductions. The 2006PPY Dianthus flew out of here, but Nepetas  
> don't sell all that well.
> Proven Winners is doing a heck of a job in promotion - too good, to  
> the detriment of many other plants.  Their new Weigela is nice  
> enough, but there is so much more out there.
> Kitty
> neIN, Zone 5
> ----- Original Message ----- From: "Donna" <gossiper@sbcglobal.net>
> To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
> Sent: Monday, August 07, 2006 6:49 AM
> Subject: Re: [CHAT] winners
>
>
>> I am not sure what all the hype is about the PPY's. They are always
>> designed to be the old tried and true plants. What they need to  
>> start is
>> the 'best new' varieties IMHO.
>>
>>
>> Of course, the major growers do a huge ad push for what they are
>> featuring this year, give the garden writers a free sample and  
>> hope for
>> the best. (Which is good, since many of the GW will tell it like  
>> it is
>> about the plant in their garden) If the small mom and pop places  
>> don't
>> get that news early enough, they of course, are left out. Folks are
>> looking for 'that' plant, and missing some other great ones they are
>> featuring. Rumor has it - yet another weigela is getting the big ads
>> this coming spring...sigh.
>>
>>
>> Donna
>>
>>
>> ----- Original Message ----
>> From: Kitty <kmrsy@comcast.net>
>> To: gardenchat@hort.net
>> Sent: Sunday, August 6, 2006 8:52:15 PM
>> Subject: Re: [CHAT] winners
>>
>>
>> Donna told me off list because she wasn't quite sure, but I  
>> verified it and
>> she is right.  PPY2007 is Nepeta faassenii 'Walker's Low'
>>
>> http://www.waltersgardens.com/index.cfm? 
>> fuseaction=whatsnew.detail&recID=117
>>
>> Kitty
>> neIN, Zone 5
>> ----- Original Message ----- From: <Cersgarden@aol.com>
>> To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
>> Sent: Sunday, August 06, 2006 1:53 PM
>> Subject: Re: [CHAT] winners
>>
>>
>>> In a message dated 8/6/06 10:46:03 AM, kmrsy@comcast.net writes:
>>>
>>>
>>>> Anyone know the PPY2007 winner?
>>>>
>>>
>>> Please tell us, Kitty!
>>>     Ceres
>>>
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