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RE: now covered plants-Question re: Astilbe

Donna - I do exactly the same thing. Sugar just sits on the porch
looking at me like I'm nuts. Just like she will tonight when I put all
the tender stuff back outside again. Matter of fact - cold as it was
yesterday - I did put my spider plants out in the rain for an hour or
so. Nice to know I'm not the only one who does that.


---------- Original Message ----------------------------------
From: "Donna " <justme@prairieinet.net>
Reply-To: gardenchat@hort.net
Date:  Wed, 26 Feb 2003 20:43:02 -0600

>This may sound weird, but found that no matter how much hose water I
>ever gave my covered plants, they just didn't thrive. Found when I move
>them out in the open during a rain storm, they do much better.
>So yeah, I am the nut case that runs out when it starts to rain and
>moves all my potted plants off the porch.....:) Oh, I also collect the
>rainwater, but there just seems to never be enough....
>> Hmmm, well I will try it then.  I just LOVE the look of those feathery
>> plumes...and such pretty colors.  I have a covered front and back
>> and
>> wanted to plant something with color.  I tried impatients last year
>> they
>> just didn't quite do it for me.  Maybe these will.  THANKS!
>> Jesse Rene' Bell
>> Claremore, OK
>> Zone 6
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Kemp TX/zone 8A


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