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Re: Good Morning!/ Orders for spring??

Yes, Gene, I was referring to Lewisia 'Little Plum' and I really
appreciate your pointers because I hope to try it again one of these
days. I had given mine the driest spot I had in sun but with some shade
in late aftn and had adjusted the soil with sand and grit. But 2003 was
the worst year for me to try it - water, water, everywhere. It survived
ok until early fall, though it never flowered, and then it just said
"Enough!" and croaked.

> Hello Kitty,
>     The rock garden plants I mentioned would be great for a rock wall. Some
> of them, in fact, demand that environment. However, I am a shade gardener,
> remember? The plants I mentioned must have some degree of shade to do well
> here in my garden.
>     Lewisa will do well in sandy-well drain soil, or in trough as well as
> rock crevices. Big thing is well drained, and a collar of stones to keep the
> leaves off of the soil. The do best with some late afternoon shade. You are
> probably referring to "Little Plum" Lewisa?? Wonderful plum-colored blooms
> in abundance.
>     Gene E. Bush
> Munchkin Nursery & Gardens, llc
> www.munchkinnursery.com
> genebush@munchkinnursery.com
> Zone 6/5  Southern Indiana
> ----- Original Message -----
> > The plants that you had mentioned sound more for ground level than in
> > the the wall itself, but I'm not that well versed on stone wall plants.
> > Two I can think of offhand - Helianthemum, Rock Rose or Sun Rose, loves
> > it dry and it has a very long bloom season with a lot of color, but does
> > need full sun. Another, a fancier plant, Lewisia really likes it dry -
> > mine rotted last summer, a commonly available one is '?Something? Plum'
> > that is very pretty in the pictures. The plants Gene mentioned all look
> > great for rockgardens - I think a stone wall might qualify - and most I
> > saw were hardy to z 5 or 6.
> >
> >
> > Kitty
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