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Re: Plant ID?

My sister was at Maymont also and unfortunately got suckered into buying the "Japanese Wonderflower". She knows Four o'clock, since we grew it when we were kids, but the sign wasn't very descriptive and the name was deceptive. And "Flowering Fern" my foot!

I think that the folks hosting these garden shows should be told in no uncertain terms that allowing unscrupulous vendors to deceive unknowing buyers will result in lower attendance and or negative publicity. What do you think?


----- Original Message ----- From: "MICHAEL HABIB" <godihabib@verizon.net>
To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
Sent: Sunday, February 12, 2006 3:47 PM
Subject: Re: [CHAT] Plant ID?

Jim and Daryl,
Thanks for IDing the hardy gloxinia. I bought three tubers at the Maymont flower show in Richmond. Those pretty Dutch girls didn't seem to know too much about the plants. The show seemed a bit empty this year, because a lot of the vendors were at the DC home and garden show.
We had 8 inches of snow last night. Ok, we had our winter, let's move on to spring!!
Godi zone 7
Mt. Vernon, VA
----- Original Message ----- From: "Daryl" <pulis@mindspring.com>
To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
Sent: Saturday, February 11, 2006 6:18 PM
Subject: Re: [CHAT] Plant ID?

Ah, thanks. I think it might be. http://www.ces.ncsu.edu/depts/hort/consumer/factsheets/bulbs-summer/incarvillea.html
I knew I'd seen it before.
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