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Re: garden show

That really is pushing it Donna. About 6 yrs ago Lowes here had cheap big bags of bareroot named daylilies about now. They stacked em high and heat built up in the bags - they composted right there in the store because no one would buy them. That spring we started our MG nursery and I thought that those daylillies would be a good early start for the next year, but they didn't carry them again.

Meijers always puts well-rooted 4 inch pots on sale 1/2 price in late March to kick-start the season. I run over there the minute I see the ad on Sunday am. I pot them up to gallons that are well-rooted by the end of April for my plant sale. I pay about $1.25 and sell for $3 to $4 depending on variety. This increases the variety I'm able to dig from my yard for my sale. Usually none of them are anything I want for myself, but they usually have some varieties I can easily resell.

I agree that it is way too early, but for the tight budget it can be a boon if you have a place to keep them.

neIN, Zone 5
----- Original Message ----- From: "Donna" <gossiper@sbcglobal.net>
To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
Sent: Saturday, February 24, 2007 9:22 AM
Subject: Re: [CHAT] garden show

I love attending garden shows this time of the year and 'smelling' green.
They start next weekend around here for the next month or so....

BUT.... I
got an ad for a sort of chain store this week.... they have their PLANTS on
sale.... geraniums, stella de'oro, flowering clematis, boxwoods, spirea,
lilac, cypress, purple fountain grass..... DUH!... this is zone 5, everything
is frozen and we are having a major winter storm this weekend.... they are
REALLY rushing the season this year.....I am looking at holding some of these plants for close to three months before they could be put in the ground here
based on our last frost date..... geesh.


----- Original Message ----
From: Kitty <kmrsy@comcast.net>
To: gardenchat@hort.net
Sent: Saturday,
February 24, 2007 7:58:24 AM
Subject: Re: [CHAT] garden show

I've received
many ads in the mail for the Vita Mix over the years but as I
recall, it's a
pricey mixer.  Does look nice though.
Our H&G show starts Thursday.  I've got
about 100 bulbs to package this
wekend for it, fortunately made the
label/fact sheets in advance.  There are
far fewer hort speakers this year,
but I hope to get most of my MG ed hours
in on Saturday.  MGs get into the
show free but there's still parking to pay

I also have to coordinate
and write orders for about 10 of our display
gardens this weekend.  Once
again, several did not bother to hand theirs in
by the deadline, though they
had 6 weeks to figure out what they wanted.
When we all met in January, I
gave a presentation on some of the plants we
are offering in the MG nursery
next year and I was surprised that they put
many of those plants on their
wish lists.  That will make my ordering easier
since the nursery plants were
ordered last September.

neIN, Zone 5
----- Original Message -----
From: "pdickson" <pdickson@sbcglobal.net>
To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
Friday, February 23, 2007 10:19 PM
Subject: [CHAT] garden show

My husband
and I went tonight to the Home and Garden show in OKC.  I told
them of our
Horticulture Society membership which they didn't take but
offered us a
senior citizen price, $5.00.  I must need to touch up our
We enjoyed it even though it was more home stuff than garden stuff...

fun in February to see some garden landscapes.  Some really nice

and creeks... loved the see through Plexiglas that you can walk
across the
running water.
Paul James is to speak tomorrow...
We just
bought a  Vita-Mix  that they were showing all these great
made a tortilla soup with just hot water, fresh vegetables.  That sold
alone but then she made raspberry sorbet, peanut butter, fresh fruit

smoothie, vegetable drink, chocolate/ Carmel banana ice cream, banana ice

cream, and fresh salsa.  We were going to eat before we went home but this

was more than enough to take care of us.  I can't wait to use it at our

Master Gardener meeting in March.  We have a speaker that is going to talk

on Organic gardening and I am in charge of refreshments.  I plan to make

the tortilla
soup and one of the ice creams.  Does anyone have any recipes
ideas to
or any experience with a Vita Mix?


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