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Re: lime loving plants


OOpps!  That third grass was supposed to be Elymus
Twitch   > Elytrigia,   > Agropyron,   > Elymus

Kitty

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Kitty" <kmrsy@comcast.net>
To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
Sent: Wednesday, February 11, 2004 9:55 AM
Subject: Re: [CHAT] lime loving plants


> Bonnie,
> I think it's a grass, probably one of these:
> Elytrigia
> Agropyron
> Elytrigia
>
> Kitty
>
> ----- Original Message ----- 
> From: "Bonnie & Bill Morgan" <wmorgan972@ameritech.net>
> To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
> Sent: Wednesday, February 11, 2004 12:18 AM
> Subject: RE: [CHAT] lime loving plants
>
>
> > "Bearded Twitch?"  Did I miss something for the "Beard garden?"  I
> couldn't
> > find anything (plant wise) by that common name.  Anyone else have a
guess
> at
> > a botanical name?
> >
> > Blessings,
> > Bonnie
> >
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: owner-gardenchat@hort.net [mailto:owner-gardenchat@hort.net] On
> Behalf
> > Of Kitty
> > Sent: Wednesday, February 11, 2004 12:23 AM
> > To: gardenchat@hort.net
> > Subject: Re: [CHAT] lime loving plants
> >
> > Here's some googles.....
> >
> > The limestone makes the soil calcium rich and provides a suitable
habitat
> > for certain lime-loving plants such as Rock Rose, Thyme, Wild Strawberry
> and
> > Bottle Sedge. Rarer lime loving plants are Astragalus and Northern
> Felwort.
> >
> > Some lime-loving plants such as flowering cherries...
> >
> > Watch your pH. Trying to grow lime-loving plants (lavender, pinks,
> > clematis)....
> >
> > If you have alkaline soil choose lime loving plants,...There are several
> > varieties of Clematis you will enjoy, hebes are not fussy and poppy's
and
> > meconopsis will run riot in an alkaline garden.
> >
> > grow lime loving plants ...Some of the most popular alpine plants like
the
> > Edelwei_ (Leontopodium alpinum), the Auricula (Primula auricula) or the
> > Alpine Aster (Aster alpinus) belong to them...
> >
> > Care must be taken with lime loving plants, like pinks....
> >
> > Calcicole (lime loving) plants include Fraxinus (Ash), Honeysuckle
> > (Lonicera), Buddleia, Cornus spp (dogwoods), and Clematis spp...
> >
> > Some plants associated with the Carboniferous limestone and also the
> > lime-rich sandstones of Lough Navar Forest:
> >
> > Asplenium marinum
> > Asplenium ruta-muraria
> > Asplenium viride
> > Equisetum pratense
> > Polystichum lonchitis
> > Trichomanes speciosum
> > Arabis hirsuta
> > Briza media
> > Dryas octopetala
> > Euphrasia salisburgensis
> > Juniperus communis
> > Meconopsis cambrica
> > Orthilia secunda
> > Polypodium cambricum
> > Pseudorchis albida
> > Pyrola media
> > Pyrola minor
> > Saxifraga aizoides
> > Sedum rosea
> > Sesleria caerulea
> >
> >  Alkaline soil suits lime-loving plants such as alpines and many
> vegetables,
> > especially brassicas (kale, rape, swede and turnip). ...
> >
> > with such lime-loving species as quaking grass, field scabious and salad
> > burnet... more lime-loving species, including musk thistles which
> attracted
> > several butterflies.
> >
> >  The following lime-loving species live in this habitat:
> > Ostrya virginiana hop hornbeam
> > Ranunculus abortivus small flowered crowfoot
> > Hapatica americana hepatica
> > Geranium robertianum herb Robert
> >
> > and saw such lime-loving plants as the three Spleenworts, Asplenium
> > adiantum-nigrum, A. trichomanes and A. ruta-muraria, Stone Bramble,
Early
> > Purple Orchid, Hoary Whitlow Grass and Downy Oat, but it was pleasant to
> see
> > also such things as Bearded Twitch, Geulder Rose and Upright Currant....
> >
> > Some calcicole plants like the Early Purple Orchid are quite rare.
> >
> > Well, that's a start anyway.
> >
> > Kitty
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> > ----- Original Message ----- 
> > From: "Pamela J. Evans" <gardenqueen@gbronline.com>
> > To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
> > Sent: Tuesday, February 10, 2004 8:40 PM
> > Subject: [CHAT] lime loving plants
> >
> >
> > > Anyone have any favorites that really like limey soil? A friend at
work
> > > wants to plant a garden but the soil is very alkaline which is not the
> > > case here. She's also just North of here, probably borderline zones 7
> > > and 8. Not much she can do to amend it because she gets run off from a
> > > trailer park or something that keeps it that way....
> > >
> > >
> > > I've got a book w/ a list of such but darned if I can find it right
> now!!
> > >
> > > thanks y'all!
> > >
> > > --
> > > Pam Evans
> > > Kemp TX/zone 8A
> > >
> > >
> > >
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