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RE: ground orchids- revisited

Yeah! for more Bletillas!  I'm going to be on the look out for more here
this spring too!


-----Original Message-----
From: owner-gardenchat@hort.net [mailto:owner-gardenchat@hort.net]On
Behalf Of Gene Bush
Sent: Thursday, January 15, 2004 6:08 AM
To: gardenchat@hort.net
Subject: Re: [CHAT] ground orchids- revisited

Hello Theresa,
    My Bletilla are on raised beds under the drip line of an old cedar. Both
beds have plenty of root competition in them. One is rock ground with a
ground cover of foam flower and the other is bletilla coming up among ferns
and hosta. Only care either beds gets is a mulch of chopped leaves each
fall. Believe well drained, organic, is best for these little gems.
    I hope to add some more named cultivars to my collection this coming
spring. If they do well, then more to come in the catalog.
    Gene E. Bush
Munchkin Nursery & Gardens, llc
Zone 6/5  Southern Indiana
----- Original Message -----
> Hi all-
> Was purusing the Munchkin nursery catalog and noticed that Gene has the
> Bletilla (ground orchid), that we had talked about last year, at a very
> agreeable price.  I have both the "striata" (purple) and "striata alba"
> (white) growing under my front tree and the clumps are growing. They don't
> seem to mind competing with tree roots, and while I do irrigate, I
> consider their location "moist" ever. These are one of my favorite plants
> that I own, the flowers are lovely.
> Theresa

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