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Re: mahonia/deer

That's where I got most of my viburnums too.

---------- Original Message ----------------------------------
From: "Barbara Tandy" <sundrops@earthlink.net>
Reply-To: gardenchat@hort.net
Date:  Sun, 15 Feb 2004 13:35:50 -0800

>HI folks, for Mahonia, check out www.forestfarm.com, they have many (and
>many other scrumptious things if your climate is close enough to theirs),
>and are a well-respected nursery in Oregon.
>--Barb Tandy, California
>----- Original Message -----
>From: "Libby Valentine" <L_Valentine@adelphia.net>
>To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
>Sent: Sunday, February 15, 2004 12:42 PM
>Subject: Re: [CHAT] mahonia/deer
>> Pam & Marge,
>> I had a chance to look these up this morning - they look great, and what a
>> range of site requirements and sizes they cover!  A mahonia for any spot,
>> practically, and if they grow for Marge they should survive here if I
>> properly.  My better local nursery (Carroll Gardens) carries only 2 and
>> are both little ones, as in short mature height.  Have you gotten any
>> through the mail, and if so, from whom?
>> This is the 4th winter the poor hollies have been stripped clean.  They've
>> come back, but all their energy is going into replacement leaves and
>> getting smaller not bigger - they are Ilex x. meserveae China Boy and
>> Girl(s) so they don't get huge but these are stuck at 3 feet and
>> They look pathetic right now.  Maybe I could transplant them into my
>> hedgerow, which is not yet on the usual deer circuit.  That was an
>> interesting thing about the ice/snow this year - got a good picture of
>> the current deer paths through the yard are.  They used to stay along the
>> tree line in the back - not any more.
>> Libby
>> MD zone 6
>> ----- 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!
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