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Re: was NE weather, now bamboo suppliers

I've had good luck with Tradewinds after comparig them with a dozen others.
Prices are reasonable, shipping is free, the plants are good quality, and
they put good effort into their packaging.


----- Original Message ----- 
From: <EvaTEsq@aol.com>
To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
Sent: Sunday, January 25, 2004 1:58 PM
Subject: Re: [CHAT] was NE weather, now bamboo suppliers

> We have been hit badly from the arctic blast.  It has been bitterly cold
> month, and the even colder, biting wind that has been coming down from the
> north has been absolutely brutal, though Boston, Mass. has had much colder
> weather then we have had.
> I expect that in the Spring I will find that I lost alot of plants this
> winter.
> So, I have been thinking of planting a clumping variety of bamboo near the
> pond.  Does anyone know of any good suppliers?  I did some preliminary
> online this morning, but I have only been able to find nurseries that sell
> running bamboo varieties.  I have enough weeds to fight in my yard -- the
> last thing I need to battle with is an invasive bamboo.
> In a message dated 1/25/2004 8:18:46 AM Pacific Standard Time,
> Aplfgcnys@aol.com writes:
> In a message dated 01/25/2004 9:42:39 AM Eastern Standard Time,
> justme@prairieinet.net writes:
> > Eva are you considered part of the nasty artic blast in the east? News
> > reports here stating temps at -29F, add the wind chill and burrrr.
> >
> > Do we have anyone on the list in that area?
> >
> Not that far north, but above Eva, in the lower Hudson Valley we have been
> having a brutal winter.  Cold into the teens in early December, followed
> more
> than a foot of snow.  Then  around Christmas it warmed up and rained.  All
> the snow melted, and there were even some nights when it didn't freeze.
> Temps
> up into the  60s. Some shrubs were budding, and a few bulbs pushing up.
> with the ground all bare, around January 7 it fell to negative numbers,
> has
> been above freezing only one day since.  We did have about  4 inches of
> last week, but there were ten days of brutal cold with no  snow cover.
> afraid we will lose lots of things this year that usually survive.  It was
> below
> zero this morning, but is predicted to snow tonight and be milder next
> like up to maybe 34 degrees by Thursday.  The cold I can live with, but
> cold temperatures when the ground is bare make me  unhappy.  I tell myself
> I
> lose a lot of plants it gives me more room to try something new.
> Auralie
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> Long Island, NY
> Zone 6/7
> "We don't do enough to exploit renewable energy resources."
> Me
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