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Re: self-sowers


Oh, Yeah!  So many common names.  Mirabilis jalapa.  For some reason 4:00
eluded me at the time.

Kitty

----- Original Message ----- 
From: <gardenqueen@academicplanet.com>
To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
Sent: Saturday, July 03, 2004 9:50 PM
Subject: Re: [CHAT] self-sowers


> Marvel of Peru?  Is that a four o'clock?
>
> Pam Evans
> Kemp, TX
> zone 8A
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: Kitty
> Sent: 7/3/2004 9:04:02 PM
> To: gardenchat@hort.net
> Subject: [CHAT] self-sowers
>
> > Lets forget the nasty bug for now and mention something of a positive
note.
>
> > I'm used to finding volunteers of perennials and even some annuals like
moss
>
> > rose.  But today in my tender perennial bed I found seedlings from last
>
> > year's Alternanthera and Pelargonium.  The new leaves on the
Alternanthera
>
> > don't indicate for sure whether it will retain the skinny leaves of the
>
> > original, but it does have the red-purple color.  The Pelargonium
seedling
>
> > definitely has come true - at least the leaf.  This is last year's AAS
>
> > winner, Black Magic Rose.  The leaves have a burgundy zone with green
edge
>
> > and so does this seedling.  Maybe I should try saving the seeds this
year.
>
> >
>
> > Of course I have seedlings there too of Marvel of Peru.  Someone on the
list
>
> > sent it to me the year before last, maybe Zem.  I only planted one plant
in
>
> > that bed but it got huge.  This year, being lower on funds, I put 8
plants
>
> > in that I started indoors (from more of the same seed she'd sent me
>
> > previously.).  However, volunteers are coming up too.  I'm going to have
a
>
> > huge bed of this stuff!
>
> >
>
> > Oh the wind, rain, and lightning are here now.  I'd better sign off!
>
> >
>
> > Kitty
>
> >
>
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