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Re: !/ Proven Winners now Weigela

Sounds like that might help.  What exactly did you mean by 'most unhappy'?
What is it doing or not doing?

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Theresa" <tchessie@comcast.net>
To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
Sent: Thursday, January 20, 2005 9:40 PM
Subject: Re: [CHAT] !/ Proven Winners now Weigela

> I have mine in a mostly shaded spot (gets maybe 2 hours of midday sun
> only- but has other larger plants around it so doubt it gets much direct
> sun), good drainage, amended soil, regular water.  I was afraid it might
> be in too much shade and was considering moving it to someplace with
> more sun, but sounds like that would make things worse.  It is near a
> brick wall, so that may be adding to the heat- so maybe I will move it,
> but to another shady spot away from the wall.
> Theresa
> kmrsy@comcast.net wrote:
> >Theresa,
> >I see this Weigela listed most often as zones 4-9, but sometimes only
> >4-8, perhaps you're at the hot end and W&R isn't happy. Mine, so far,
> >seems ok, but I just got it last spring. I'm in Z5 and have it facing
> >east almost under a dogwood tree. What conditions surround yours?
> >
> >
> >Kitty
> >
> >-------------- Original message -------------- 
> >
> >
> >
> >>Speaking of this Weigela, I have one of these plants it is now a year
> >>and a half old in my garden- bought it as a 1 gallon container. It has
> >>been most unhappy since I brought it home. Is there some special secret
> >>to growing these well? Any advise is appreciated.
> >>
> >>Theresa
> >>
> >>kmrsy@comcast.net wrote:
> >>
> >>
> >>
> >>>Off hand I know that we (MGs) get at least one Proven Winners shrub
> >>>one of our wholesalers, Stonehouse Nursery in MI. It is the Weigela
> >>>'Wine and Roses'. When we ordered it, it was a Color Choice plant, but
> >>>before it was delivered, Color Choice (as I understand it) was bought
> >>>out by Proven Winners. This caused a long delay in shipping because PW
> >>>wouldn't allow shipping with CC tags and didn't give SH new tags to
> >>>replace them. It didn't matter that we hadn't ordered the tags and
> >>>didn't want them, and weren't going to be getting them. It froze the
> >>>shipment, causing us extra expense, until PW said it was ok.
> >>>
> >>>
> >>>Kitty
> >>>
> >>>-------------- Original message -------------- 
> >>>
> >>>
> >>>
> >>>
> >>>
> >>>>Hello Ceres,
> >>>>If your do order and receive shrubs from Spring Meadow I doubt you
> >>>>have anything for sale until the fall.... unless you sell small sizes.
> >>>>shrubs you purchase wholesale will be in liners in 3 sizes. Nothing
> >>>>about 6 to 8 inches in height. With lots of care you could have a
gallon for
> >>>>sale this summer on some of the more fast growing. Hydrangea responds
> >>>>quickest, I believe.
> >>>>I am not sure about who and who does not have a license to sell PW
> >>>>plants... I do not think it is exclusive to SM only. Could be wrong...
> >>>>have not followed through on a search. I do know I am currently
> >>>>around for other wholesalers of larger shrubs and trees... and not
having a
> >>>>problem locating all I can find space for here. There are some
> >>>>small family operations selling some pretty rare or unusual shrubs and
> >>>>wholesale.
> >>>>Gene E. Bush
> >>>>Munchkin Nursery & Gardens, llc
> >>>>www.munchkinnursery.com
> >>>>genebush@munchkinnursery.com
> >>>>Zone 6/5 Southern Indiana
> >>>>
> >>>>----- Original Message ----- 
> >>>>From:
> >>>>
> >>>>
> >>>>
> >>>>
> >>>>>Gene, I understand it is very expensive to be a member & attend these
> >>>>>shows.
> >>>>>ISU gets tickets for students/MGs very cheap and that is how I
> >>>>>Dr Armitage didn't have much new to talk about and he apologized to
> >>>>>those who had heard him speak before because he said, 'I have the
> >>>>>old
> >>>>>jokes.' And he did. The best speaker of the Iowa show (my personal
> >>>>>opinion of
> >>>>>course) was Dr Ann Marie VanDerZanden, ISU prof who spoke on 'Looking
> >>>>>Design
> >>>>>Inspiration'.
> >>>>>I did not speak to anyone at Spring Meadows. I just retrieved the
> >>>>>infor
> >>>>>for the greenhouse where I work. She was going to make the contact
> >>>>>may
> >>>>>be useless. They are in the power seat, I would assume, since they
> >>>>>control of the PW contract. Their publication is exciting. There were
> >>>>>other
> >>>>>vendors at the show who are marketing PW but their stock comes from
> >>>>>correct?
> >>>>>The greenhouse does not carry much in shrubs and it is difficult to
> >>>>>anything that looks good in such a short time since they are only
open Apr
> >>>>>& May.
> >>>>>Ceres
> >>>>>
> >>>>>
> >>>>>
> >>>>>
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