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Re: AA Catalogue/Stevie Ray

re:  "We are all many-faceted if we keep an open mind." :

And thank goodness for that! This world would be awfully boring if the
people we know weren't able to surprise us once in a while with their
uniqueness, don't you think? I for one am glad to know people who have
such wonderfully varied aspects to themselves.

Melody, IA (Z 5/4)

"The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious."    
--Albert Einstein

 --- On Sun 02/22, Kitty < kmrsy@comcast.net > wrote:
From: Kitty [mailto: kmrsy@comcast.net]
To: gardenchat@hort.net
Date: Sun, 22 Feb 2004 10:42:49 -0500
Subject: Re: [CHAT] AA Catalogue/Stevie Ray

> And Kitty...tatoos and<br>> Stevie Ray? Go
figure!<br><br>Melody,<br>We are all many-faceted if we keep an open
mind.<br><br>Kitty<br><br>----- Original Message ----- <br>From:
"Melody" <mhobertm@excite.com><br>To: <gardenchat@hort.net><br>Sent:
Sunday, February 22, 2004 6:58 AM<br>Subject: RE: [CHAT] AA
Catalogue/Stevie Ray<br><br><br>> Well, when I tell Marty that such a
plant exists, he is going to think<br>> it a must have, too. I still
remember his deep sorrow the day Stevie Ray<br>> died...he had a chance
to go to his concert and because of my work<br>> schedule, he couldn't
go...when I came home the next morning and he told<br>> me Stevie Ray
had died I just felt so awful for him...I'm sure he'd love<br>> to have
this in our garden. Thanks for the info. And Kitty...tatoos and<br>>
Stevie Ray? Go figure! You meet the most interesting people on this<br>>
list!<br>><br>><br>> Melody, IA (Z 5/4)<br>><br>> "The most beautiful
thing we can experience is the mysterious."<br>> --Albert
Einstein<br>><br>> --- On Fri 02/20, Jesse Bell <
jesserenebell@hotmail.com > wrote:<br>> From: Jesse Bell [mailto:
jesserenebell@hotmail.com]<br>> To: gardenchat@hort.net<br>> Date: Fri,
20 Feb 2004 08:57:12 -0600<br>> Subject: RE: [CHAT] AA
Catalogue<br>><br>> HA! Kitty, I never would have guessed you are a
Stevie Ray Vaughn fan.<br>> How <br>funny. My cockatiel's name is
&quot;Stevie Ray Bird&quot; named<br>> after the deceased <br>artist. I
have every single one of his CD's and<br>> jam to them all the time.
<br>Love the blues. But..as they say...you<br>> can't fully appreciate
the <br>blues..unless &quot;you done had the<br>> blues your own
self&quot;.<br><br>I'll have to look into this catalog<br>> you are
talking about. Never heard of <br>it. Sounds good.<br><br>Jesse<br>>
Rene' Bell<br>Claremore, OK<br>Zone 6<br><br><br><br><br>&gt;From:<br>>
&quot;Kitty&quot; &lt;kmrsy@comcast.net&gt;<br>&gt;Reply-To:<br>>
&lt;gardenchat@hort.net&gt;<br>&gt;Subject: [CHAT] AA<br>>

e: Fri, 20 Feb 2004 09:58:05<br>> -0500<br>&gt;<br>&gt;Marge,<br>&gt;I
have ordered from Arrowhead several<br>> times. Perennials as well as
<br>&gt;woodies.<br>&gt;Their plants are<br>> not small, IMO. Here's
what he says in the catalog:<br>&gt;&quot;We try<br>> very hard to ship
the best plants we have available., usually<br>> this<br>&gt;translates
to the oldest and largest we have on hand, though<br>> occasionally
<br>&gt;we<br>&gt;deem a younger plant is healthier and<br>> select that
insrtead. Obviously the<br>&gt;same plant ordered in fall<br>> will be
larger than it was in spring.&quot;<br>&gt;<br>&gt;The<br>> perennials
I've received were usually 4 in pots or quarts. Shrubs<br>>
have<br>&gt;been shipped in 1/2 gallon. Perusing his catalog I see
he<br>> lists his<br>&gt;conifers in sizes -2.5 in to 3 gallon. Many of
his<br>> shrubs appear to be<br>&gt;gallons.<br>&gt;<br>&gt;They are in
Zone 5,<br>> but they grow many plants that do not survive in Zone<br>>
<br>&gt;5.<br>&gt;Remember the Zone 7 Viburnum I offered last year?
That<br>> came from <br>&gt;Arrowhead.<br>&gt;This is a huge catalogue
for the<br>> discerning buyer. They may or may not
<br>&gt;have<br>&gt;certain<br>> ordinairy plants, but if you're looking
for say, a Saixifraga,<br>> he<br>&gt;has two and a half pages of them,
about 120 varieties. And<br>> something that<br>&gt;just caught my eye,
(oh, man, I'<br>><br>> ve just GOT to have this one!)
Campanula<br>&gt;punctata hyb 'Stevie<br>> Ray' (I am a huge Stevie Ray
Vaughan fan!) <br>&gt;Described<br>&gt;as :<br>> By far, the best of the
blues... And, as huge as the catalog is,<br>> he<br>&gt;has more. You
just need to ask if he has what you are looking<br>>
for.<br>&gt;<br>&gt;The owner is gruff to say the least, but well
worth<br>> doing business with,<br>&gt;even if you do have to look up
your own<br>> hardiness zones and pictures -<br>&gt;that's what google
is for. (he<br>> does have many pics at<br>>
website)<br>&gt;<br>&gt;Kitty<br>&gt;<br>&gt;----- Original Message<br>>

om: &quot;Marge Talt&quot;<br>> &lt;mtalt@hort.net&gt;<br>&gt;To:<br>>
&lt;gardenchat@hort.net&gt;<br>&gt;Sent: Friday, February 20, 2004
1:03<br>> AM<br>&gt;Subject: Re: [CHAT] PDN
catalog<br>&gt;<br>&gt;<br>&gt; &gt;<br>> &gt; From:
Cersgarden@aol.com<br>&gt; &gt; &gt;<br>&gt; &gt; &gt; Check<br>> Busse
Gardens, Cokato, Mn www.bussegardens.com<br>&gt; &gt; &gt;<br>>
Ambergate Gardens Chaska, Mn www.ambergategardens.com<br>&gt; &gt;<br>>
----------<br>&gt; &gt;<br>&gt; &gt; There's also Arrowhead Alpines
in<br>> Fowlerville, Michigan<br>&gt; &gt;<br>&gt; &gt;<br>><br>>
http://www.arrowheadalpines.com/<br>&gt;<br>><br>> &gt;<br>&gt; &gt;
They have an incredible list of plants. I've not<br>> ordered from
them,<br>&gt; &gt; but I regularly mark unreasonable<br>> amounts of
plants in their paper<br>&gt; &gt; catalog...one of these<br>> days I
will place an order.<br>&gt; &gt;<br>&gt; &gt; Warning...they<br>> send
fairly small plants from what I've heard; tho'<br>&gt; &gt;<br>>
supposedly healthy and all, but not huge. The other thing is<br>>
they<br>&gt; &gt; refuse to put zone designations for the plants as
they<br>> don't think<br>&gt; &gt; zone designations are worth squat and
expect<br>> people to do some<br>&gt; &gt; research to find out if the
plant will<br>> grow in their specific<br>&gt; &gt; climate. However, if
they can grow<br>> it, I imagine anybody in z5<br>&gt; &gt; probably
can.<br>&gt;<br>> &gt;<br>&gt; &gt; Marge Talt, zone
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