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Re: New plants...crepe myrtle

Ok- adding the link would be helpful


Theresa W. wrote:
> Thought you all might like this site, if you weren't already familiar 
> with it.
> Bonnie & Bill Morgan wrote:
>> Thanks, Chris!  Unless the 'Snow Fairy' needs wind protection, I think I'll
>> put it out between the Japanese maple and the pink dogwood on the southwest
>> corner of the property.  Those two trees are between two mature elms that
>> have been pruned up a good 30'.  That is it's best chance for something less
>> than full sun, but more sun than most of the yard with good drainage.   Does
>> 'Snow Fairy' have any difficulty (salt spray, pollution, etc.) being 30'
>> from the street?   My 'Blue Mist' is next to the garage on the NW side of
>> the house.  It is one of the few places near the house that has no trees to
>> overshadow it, but it gets very good wind protection there in a small micro
>> climate, partly shaded by the garage.  
>> I'll put he Veronica out in the Patriotic Garden probably, though it is
>> getting a bit crowded as of late.  It's a bed that holds a great deal of
>> plant life around the flag pole.  It's somewhat of a landmark for folks,
>> apparently.  
>> The Sedum will go on the North side driveway border.  It's so long now that
>> I can't really call it a bed anymore.  LOL!!!  
>> I really appreciate the heads up, Chris.  And thanks for the info about the
>> Crape Myrtle.  The blossoms on Zuni were so wonderfully fragrant that I had
>> half hoped it was a new hybrid that would work in zone 5.   It really is a
>> lovely plant.  Were I to live where one could grown them, I'm afraid I'd
>> have to have several in the yard!  LOL!!!
>> Blessings,
>> Bonnie (SW OH - zone 5)
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: owner-gardenchat@hort.net [mailto:owner-gardenchat@hort.net] On Behalf
>> Of Christopher P. Lindsey
>> Sent: Thursday, August 31, 2006 2:24 AM
>> To: gardenchat@hort.net
>> Subject: Re: [CHAT] New plants...
>>> I've been waiting until the nursery where my daughter bought my gift 
>>> certificate for my birthday had a sale, so today I came home with 
>>> Caryopteris 'Snow Fairy,' Sedum 'Pink Chablis' and Veronica austriaca 
>>> 'Trehane.'  Does anyone have any experience/advice with any of these?
>>> I want to make sure I place these just right.  The Caryopteris 'Snow
>> Fairy'
>>> has striking foliage and the pictures I see on the web for its flowers 
>>> are quite different from "Blue Mist" that I already have.  The 1 
>>> gallon pot that I have of it is not showing any sign of bloom.  How 
>>> old does one need to be to bloom?  My other Caryopteris has been in 
>>> bloom for two or three weeks now and still growing strong.
>> The 'Snow Fairy' should use the same cultural conditions as your 'Blue
>> Mist'; it won't even burn in full sun.  Personally, I like it in dryish,
>> well-drained partial shade so that the variegation shows more.
>> The Veronica is probably best in full sun with partial shade.
>>> when he finally conceded that there were a number of places in the 
>>> Miami Valley that were strictly zone 5 and that the crape myrtle I was 
>>> looking at was among those that were really zone 6.  Why on earth 
>>> couldn't they just tell me its zone up front?  I think that approach 
>>> will lose them more business than they will get.
>> To be honest, even zone 6 is stretching it for a crepe myrtle.  6b with
>> protection, maybe.  :)
>> Chris
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