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Re: Gene's greenhouse NOW Sycamore


They are a messy tree. I am forever picking up bark, twigs, and seed  
pods all over the back yard. Not to mention the anthracnose that  
afflicts sycamores almost every spring.

Cathy, west central IL, z5b

On Jan 19, 2006, at 5:20 PM, Zemuly Sanders wrote:

> Bonnie, I'll be on the lookout for some in my flowerbeds this  
> spring.  I love them, too.  I transplanted one to my yard last  
> year, but I don't have room for any more.  I hate to pull them out  
> and throw them away.  I'll let you know what comes up.
> zem
> zone 7
> West TN
> ----- Original Message ----- From: "Bonnie Holmes" <holmesbm@usit.net>
> To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
> Sent: Thursday, January 19, 2006 4:29 PM
> Subject: RE: [CHAT] Gene's greenhouse
>
>
>> Do you have any seedlings?  I am trying to get some sycamores to  
>> grow on
>> our property.  We purchased one...only one area nursery had one for
>> sale...my DH and I think they are beautiful.
>> Bonnie ETN Zone 7
>>
>>
>>> [Original Message]
>>> From: Johnson Cyndi D Civ 95 CG/SCSRT <cyndi.johnson@edwards.af.mil>
>>> To: gardenchat@hort.net <gardenchat@hort.net>
>>> Date: 1/18/2006 11:59:05 AM
>>> Subject: RE: [CHAT] Gene's greenhouse
>>>
>>> It doesn't get cold enough where I live to need real heat inside the
>>> greenhouse. I put in 3 big plastic drums full of water, figuring  
>>> it would
>> be
>>> a kind of thermal buffer for when the temps drop. I guess it works.
>>> Sometimes if it is forecasted to get seriously cold I'll run a  
>>> little
>> floor
>>> heater at night. What I should have done is buy a bigger fan.  
>>> Even in
>>> winter, when the sun is out it gets hot in there, upwards of 90F.  
>>> By the
>> end
>>> of March I've moved everything outside. Mid-summer it will get  
>>> over 120F
>>> (comes in handy if you need to dehydrate veggies or fruit leather).
>>> I have a dilemma now though. When we sited the greenhouse there  
>>> was this
>>> small struggling sycamore nearby. It was a side of our yard we  
>>> didn't use
>>> much, didn't irrigate. I didn't figure the sycamore would cause a
>> problem. I
>>> guess it got enough water from what drips onto the greenhouse floor
>> because
>>> it got big in a hurry. Now it shades the greenhouse quite a bit  
>>> when I
>> bring
>>> in plants end of October, and here the dead leaves hang on the  
>>> sycamore
>> for
>>> months unless there's a really big wind. On the plus side, most  
>>> of what I
>>> bring inside is the stuff from my patio which has been in partial  
>>> shade
>> all
>>> summer anyway. But the tree is not going to get smaller...so I  
>>> need to
>>> decide what to do about it.
>>>
>>> Cyndi
>>>
>>> -----Original Message-----
>>> From: owner-gardenchat@hort.net [mailto:owner- 
>>> gardenchat@hort.net] On
>> Behalf
>>> Of Cornergar@aol.com
>>> Sent: Wednesday, January 18, 2006 7:14 AM
>>> To: gardenchat@hort.net
>>> Subject: Re: [CHAT] Gene's greenhouse
>>>
>>> I think I am grateful now that I made the decision to go passive  
>>> solar
>> only
>>> in my grnhse so I do not have any gas bills. I do have power so  
>>> in really
>>> extreme weather I can leave lights on for enough additional  
>>> warmth to keep
>>> from
>>> losing everything. It seldom gets below 28F even with several  
>>> cloudy 0
>>> degree
>>> days in a row. Of course I'm not really "growing" anything...just  
>>> holding.
>>> But it
>>> works for holding the more tender things in 1 gal pots and I can  
>>> be out
>>> there
>>> potting up plugs and bare root in Feb. Don't have running water  
>>> 'tho which
>>> is
>>> sort of a pain but do-able. By the end of Mar I'm bursting at the  
>>> seams
>> but
>>> by then I can start hardening off which isn't too difficult as  
>>> the pots
>> have
>>>
>>> been subject to a hard life already! Am still anxious to try  
>>> hypertufa.
>> It's
>>> a
>>> New Years resolution! I like this time of year..Anticipation is  
>>> high ( and
>>> the
>>> body doesn't hurt too much yet). kathy
>>>
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