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RE: pyracanthas

Theresa - be careful of those thorns, they can be toxic. Howard Garrett
(aka the Dirt Doctor) calls them "lethal" (his words). Cotton root rot
has killed many of them in this part of the state, so I don't have any.

Cotton was king here for many years, and the root rot organism remains.  It takes out red tip photinias too.
So I don't plant any cotton relatives or things that are suseptible to
the same diseases. Once something gets in this black clay - it stays
there for a long time apparently.


---------- Original Message ----------------------------------
From: "Theresa- yahoo" <tchessie@yahoo.com>
Reply-To: gardenchat@hort.net
Date:  Mon, 6 Jan 2003 18:01:00 -0800

>Thanks- I can look forward to flowers this year then!  This will be the 2nd
>winter that I've had them and they are really filling in nicely.
>-----Original Message-----
>From: owner-gardenchat@hort.net [mailto:owner-gardenchat@hort.net]On
>Behalf Of Janet Laytham
>Sent: Monday, January 06, 2003 4:24 AM
>To: gardenchat@hort.net
>Subject: Re: [CHAT] lenten rose< patience and winter chores
>Pyracantha blooms on old wood.  In the spring I cut  the branches that
>bloomed the previous winter.
>on 01/05/2003 10:46 PM, Theresa- yahoo at tchessie@yahoo.com wrote:
>> Thanks- I will be patient then- and a glass of wine sounds quite nice
>> now.  I finished putting my summer veggiebed to bed for winter this AM.
>> Ripped out the last 2 tomoto plants and a couple of the pepper.  Cut 2
>> peppers back, we will see if they return in spring.  Piled the rest of the
>> leaves on the bed, trimmed the bottlebrush back (seems like I do this
>> 3 months it grows like a weed), also trimmed the pyracantha (still shaping
>> it to grow on a trellis) and managed to poke myself with one of the
>> Those things HURT!  My finger is still sore and red in that spot.  By the
>> way, does anyone know if pyracantha blooms on old or new growth??  Oh, and
>> some of my bulbs are starting to come up!
>> Theresa
>> Sac, Ca zone 8-9
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: owner-gardenchat@hort.net [mailto:owner-gardenchat@hort.net]On
>> Behalf Of Gene Bush
>> Sent: Sunday, January 05, 2003 12:27 PM
>> To: gardenchat@hort.net
>> Subject: Re: [CHAT] Questions...nursery, ornamec, and lenten rose
>> Hello Theresa,
>> Probably maturity is the issue. After germination most hellebores take 3
>> to 4 years before first bloom. Look much better at 5 years of age with a
>> eyes to the crown. Most nurseries only carry the seedlings into the second
>> year and then sell. That leaves you with 2 or more years to go before
>> My suggestion is to have another glass of good wine and move on to the
>> perennial on your list. Next year you certainly should see some buds.
>> Gene E. Bush
>> Munchkin Nursery & Gardens, llc
>> www.munchkinnursery.com
>> genebush@munchkinnursery.com
>> Zone 6/5  Southern Indiana
>> ----- Original Message -----
>>> OK- why haven't my hellebores bloomed?  This is the second winter I've
>>> them and there is not indication that they are even thinking of blooming.
>> I
>>> have no idea what variety they are, I have 3 plants in different places-
>>> with much shade, 1 in light shade.  Any suggestions?
>>> Theresa
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Kemp TX/zone 8A

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