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Re: mahonia


I know Marge likes 'em too, but not sure where she's located relative to
you. Mahonia bealei (leatherleaf) is her favorite mahonia too. Leaves
will stab you to death though, don't plant it where you'll brush up
against it. Makes a great barrier between you and noxious neighbors
however.


---------- Original Message ----------------------------------
From: "Libby Valentine" <L_Valentine@adelphia.net>
Reply-To: gardenchat@hort.net
Date:  Sun, 8 Feb 2004 17:28:50 -0500

>I don't know - I shall have to look into it - I remember this plant was
>mentioned a while ago as a great one to have!
>
>
>----- Original Message ----- 
>From: "Pamela J. Evans" <gardenqueen@gbronline.com>
>To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
>Sent: Sunday, February 08, 2004 1:07 PM
>Subject: Re: [CHAT] early arrivals - tree peonies
>
>
>> Can mahonias make it in your zone? The leatherleaf mahonia is the
>> pickiest one and I can't imagine deer touching it. It is wildlife (bird)
>> friendly too!
>>
>>
>> ---------- Original Message ----------------------------------
>> From: "Libby Valentine" <L_Valentine@adelphia.net>
>> Reply-To: gardenchat@hort.net
>> Date:  Sun, 8 Feb 2004 09:06:22 -0500
>>
>> >Gardening party at Theresa's house!
>> >I'm envious - things are still covered with snow and ice here - this will
>> >take a while longer to melt off.  We got lots of rain on top of the ice
>> >Friday, and while it melted some, we've still got probably 4" of very
>dense
>> >ice/snow to go, and we've been upper 30s for the last 2 days, but temps
>well
>> >below freezing at night to keep the ice going.
>> >
>> >The deer have eaten all the leaves off my 3 hollies again this year.
>They
>> >don't seem to touch the boxwood though.  Guess I need to think about
>> >replacing holly with dwarf boxwood, but the hollies have more
>wildlife/bird
>> >value.
>> >
>> >Libby
>> >MD zone 6
>> >
>> >----- Original Message ----- 
>> >From: "Theresa" <tchessie@comcast.net>
>> >To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
>> >Sent: Saturday, February 07, 2004 11:34 PM
>> >Subject: RE: [CHAT] early arrivals - tree peonies
>> >
>> >
>> >> Spring is definitely coming here!  My bletilla orchids are starting to
>> >come
>> >> up, I'm getting new growth on some perennials, lots and lots of my
>bulbs
>> >are
>> >> coming up and more daffodils are blooming all the time.  Roses are
>getting
>> >> new growth, pineapple sage is getting new growth and buds.  I bought a
>> >bunch
>> >> of new bulbs/corms at Orchard supply today- will get them planted
>> >tomorrow.
>> >> They had tree peonies, but only violet and pink- so I didn't get one.
>> >> Besides, until I get this front yard finished its hard to imagine where
>> >> anything will go.
>> >>  Also prepped for the gardenwall section that will go in next to the
>> >> driveway.  Got all the sprinkler heads moved, and a shallow trench to
>make
>> >> the sand bed and place the blocks into.  Next weekend my neighbor is
>going
>> >> to bring home the chopsaw for me, so I can cut the corner blocks.  I
>can
>> >> finally see the light at the end of the tunnel! I hope it will be all
>done
>> >> in a few more weeks. (next weekend corners, weekend after that-
>remaining
>> >> wall, 3 weekends from now- last load of soil delivered and moved to
>where
>> >it
>> >> is needed).  At least that's the plan.
>> >>
>> >> Theresa
>> >> Sac, CA zone 8-9 (where is was sunny and 60 today- perfect gardening
>> >> weather!)
>> >>
>> >>
>> >>
>> >> -----Original Message-----
>> >> From: owner-gardenchat@hort.net [mailto:owner-gardenchat@hort.net]On
>> >> Behalf Of Kitty
>> >> Sent: Saturday, February 07, 2004 5:48 PM
>> >> To: gardenchat@hort.net
>> >> Subject: Re: [CHAT] early arrivals - tree peonies
>> >>
>> >>
>> >> Thanks, Libby. That was my first thought and what I often do when I
>> >receive
>> >> such plants in early April.  But early February sort of threw me.
>> >>
>> >> They sent them now because they had been included on an order of bulbs
>> >that
>> >> will be sold at the Home & Garden show later this month.  I have to
>> >> repackage and label all of them and have them ready 2 wks from now.  I
>had
>> >> noted on the order that they could send the peonies later, but I guess
>> >they
>> >> didn't feel like it.
>> >>
>> >> Kitty
>> >>
>> >> ----- Original Message -----
>> >> From: "Libby Valentine" <L_Valentine@adelphia.net>
>> >> To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
>> >> Sent: Saturday, February 07, 2004 6:03 PM
>> >> Subject: Re: [CHAT] early arrivals - tree peonies
>> >>
>> >>
>> >> > I have no experience with tree peonies, but other bareroots have done
>> >well
>> >> > for me following plan A also.  I have potted up some plants in late
>fall
>> >> and
>> >> > set them in a corner of the garage that does not get direct sun but
>also
>> >> > isn't dark dark.  I would not leave them bareroot and I wouldn't
>bring
>> >> them
>> >> > inside (and I can't think of any other alternatives!)
>> >> >
>> >> > It surely does sound like you got some nice plants for a very nice
>> >price -
>> >> I
>> >> > hope they grow for  you.
>> >> >
>> >> > I tried the mycorrhizal fungus for the first time this past year - I
>am
>> >> > anxious to see if I can tell any difference this year between the
>ones
>> >> that
>> >> > got some and the ones that didn't.
>> >> >
>> >> > Libby
>> >> > MD zone 6
>> >> >
>> >> >
>> >> > ----- Original Message -----
>> >> > From: "james singer" <jsinger@igc.org>
>> >> > To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
>> >> > Sent: Saturday, February 07, 2004 3:15 PM
>> >> > Subject: Re: [CHAT] early arrivals - tree peonies
>> >> >
>> >> >
>> >> > > Sorry, I meant mycorrhizal fungi innoculent. A good guy, at least
>in
>> >> > > the subtropics. Promotes vigorous root growth and protects against
>> >> > > damp-off and other bad guys.
>> >> > >
>> >> > > On Saturday, February 7, 2004, at 03:13 PM, Kitty wrote:
>> >> > >
>> >> > > > I have no soil additive to prevent fungus, but I am using a
>> >> > > > professional
>> >> > > > soilless mix. Peat, 'composted forest products', and perlite,
>> >> w/wetting
>> >> > > > agent.  I've added a bit of 8 month nutricote w/minors and some
>> >> > > > alfalfa and
>> >> > > > rock phosphate, so they'll have something to draw on when they're
>> >> > > > ready.  No
>> >> > > > halogen lights here, just fluorescents.  My Persian Shield
>cuttings
>> >> > > > seem to
>> >> > > > be happy with them. But I agree, they wouldn't be sufficient for
>> >these
>> >> > > > peonies.
>> >> > > >
>> >> > > > I'm anxious and eager to see how these do.  We've been wanting to
>> >grow
>> >> > > > tree
>> >> > > > peonies for sale, but their cost took too large a chunk of the
>> >budget
>> >> > > > because wholesale usually requires you to take such large
>> >quantities.
>> >> > > > I
>> >> > > > ordered these from Netherland Bulb because they only required you
>to
>> >> > > > take 5
>> >> > > > at $7 each.  If they don't survive we aren't out much.  But if
>they
>> >> > > > do, I
>> >> > > > believe we could sell them for $20 each.  About 10 yrs ago I
>ordered
>> >> > > > one
>> >> > > > from Van Bourgondien for $10 and received just a little 5 inch
>root.
>> >> > > > So
>> >> > > > when I see these with an overall length of 15 to 20 inches with
>new
>> >> > > > growth
>> >> > > > sprouting, I think they're a pretty good deal.
>> >> > > >
>> >> > > > Kitty
>> >> > > Island Jim
>> >> > > Southwest Florida
>> >> > > Zone 10
>> >> > >
>> >> >
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>> Pam Evans
>> Kemp TX/zone 8A
>>
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