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Re: was Northern Blooms now Northern vs. Southern Blooms


I found a clue as to what it was on line 34 of the message.
Kitty
-------------- Original message -------------- 

> Thank you, Daryl. 
> Sounds as though this one needs a home over near the woods if I end up 
> placing one in the landscape. You do not come across and being exactly 
> overwhelmed by the beauty of the blooms. Not a real eye-catcher hum? Not 
> even for a "winter bloomer" when little else is in bloom? When exactly does 
> this shrub bloom for you? 
> Rain, rain, rain here... and more to come. 
> Gene E. Bush 
> Munchkin Nursery & Gardens, llc 
> www.munchkinnursery.com 
> genebush@munchkinnursery.com 
> Zone 6/5 Southern Indiana 
> 
> ----- Original Message ----- 
> From: "Daryl" 
> > Gene, 
> > 
> > I've had mine for about 14 years, I guess. It was a largish rooted stem 
> > from 
> > a friend's plant when I got it. They're pretty easy to peg down and root. 
> > 
> > On the unpruned side, mine is about 9 and a half feet from the middle to 
> > the 
> > edge, so I guess it would be about 19 feet wide if allowed to be full. 
> > Since 
> > it got so much larger than expected, the other half had to be pruned to 
> > allow us to see to get out of the driveway. Dirr said 6-10' by 6-10'(15') 
> > in 
> > spread, so I had figured on 10 x 10. As it is, even pruned, mine is 15' 
> > wide. It's about 8 and a half feet tall. The matte green foliage makes it 
> > recede into the background, though. 
> > 
> > Some years it blooms on naked stems. Most years here, like this year, it's 
> > still green. The flowers are not showy, but are very fragrant, though not 
> > cloyingly sweet like Lonicera japonica. On a warm, almost still night, the 
> > fragrance really carries. I remember returning from sitting up with my 
> > Mom 
> > in the hospital, rounding the corner 2 blocks away, and having it welcome 
> > me 
> > home. 
> > Daryl 
> 
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