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Re: todays events > acclimation

Now I just bet I'd lose any respect, however misguided, that any of you have
for me if I was to kiss and tell.  Rich in Z-5, still resting up.
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Melody" <mhobertm@excite.com>
To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
Sent: Saturday, July 10, 2004 9:12 AM
Subject: Re: [CHAT] todays events > acclimation

> OK, Rich...since these are presumably ex's...maybe it did have something
> to do with how they turned out so well...but maybe more background would
> be good before I make my mind up on this one. :-)
> Melody, IA (Z 5/4)
> "The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious."
> --Albert Einstein
>  --- On Sat 07/10, Richard T. Apking < richa@midlands.net > wrote:
> From: Richard T. Apking [mailto: richa@midlands.net]
> To: gardenchat@hort.net
> Date: Fri, 9 Jul 2004 21:56:52 -0700
> Subject: Re: [CHAT] todays events > acclimation
> Hi Kitty,<br><br>Actually four of them, and they have all turned out
> quite well. I'd like to<br>think I had something to do with that. Now
> there's an open door. Rich<br>----- Original Message ----- <br>From:
> &quot;Kitty&quot; &lt;kmrsy@comcast.net&gt;<br>To:
> &lt;gardenchat@hort.net&gt;<br>Sent: Thursday, July 08, 2004 9:33
> PM<br>Subject: Re: [CHAT] todays events &gt; acclimation<br><br><br>&gt;
> Thanks for the reassurance, Rich.<br>&gt; So did you run into your old
> girlfriend, eh?<br>&gt; Kitty<br>&gt;<br>&gt; ----- Original Message
> ----- <br>&gt; From: &quot;Richard T. Apking&quot;
> &lt;richa@midlands.net&gt;<br>&gt; To:
> &lt;gardenchat@hort.net&gt;<br>&gt; Sent: Thursday, July 08, 2004 8:01
> PM<br>&gt; Subject: Re: [CHAT] todays events &gt;
> acclimation<br>&gt;<br>&gt;<br>&gt; &gt; Hi Kitty,<br>&gt; &gt;<br>&gt;
> &gt; You know the old saying: if it works, don't mess with it. Sounds
> like<br>you<br>&gt; &gt; have your stuff together.<br>&gt; &gt;<br>&gt;
> &gt; FYI: just got back from my class reunion, in a little town on the
> edge<br>of<br>&gt; &gt; the sandhills called Ord NE. Had a great time,
> trying to figure out who<br>&gt; was<br>&gt; &gt; who. Guess that's part
> of the fun of class reunions.<br>&gt; &gt; ----- Original Message -----
> <br>&gt; &gt; From: &quot;Kitty&quot; &lt;kmrsy@comcast.net&gt;<br>&gt;
> &gt; To: &lt;gardenchat@hort.net&gt;<br>&gt; &gt; Sent: Thursday, July
> 08, 2004 7:26 AM<br>&gt; &gt; Subject: Re: [CHAT] todays events &gt;
> acclimation<br>&gt; &gt;<br>&gt; &gt;<br>&gt; &gt; &gt; &gt; pot them up
> in quarts and gallons. A lot will eventually go in the<br>&gt; &gt; &gt;
> ground.<br>&gt; &gt; &gt; Being July, many of these little pots are
> pretty well-packed with<br>roots.<br>&gt; &gt; &gt; My philosophy: I
> don't like putting something like that directly in<br>the<br>&gt; &gt;
> &gt; ground, so I pot to quarts, grow on a little while until they
> stretch<br>&gt; &gt; their<br>&gt; &gt; &gt; roots out and then put in
> the ground in September. Also, even though<br>&gt; they<br>&gt; &gt;
> &gt; may be ful
> l sun plants, going from greenhouse to all day hot sun can<br>be<br>&gt;
> &gt; too<br>&gt; &gt; &gt; stressful. Potting enables them to be moved
> to shelter if needed and<br>&gt; more<br>&gt; &gt; &gt; slowly
> acclimated to such conditions.<br>&gt; &gt; &gt;<br>&gt; &gt; &gt; This,
> of course, is extra work, and a small extra expense for potting.<br>&gt;
> Do<br>&gt; &gt; &gt; you all think this is necessary or am I over-doing
> it?<br>&gt; &gt; &gt;<br>&gt; &gt; &gt; Kitty<br>&gt; &gt; &gt;<br>&gt;
> &gt; &gt; ----- Original Message ----- <br>&gt; &gt; &gt; From:
> &quot;Kitty&quot; &lt;kmrsy@comcast.net&gt;<br>&gt; &gt; &gt; To:
> &lt;gardenchat@hort.net&gt;<br>&gt; &gt; &gt; Sent: Thursday, July 08,
> 2004 9:10 AM<br>&gt; &gt; &gt; Subject: Re: [CHAT] todays
> events....<br>&gt; &gt; &gt;<br>&gt; &gt; &gt;<br>&gt; &gt; &gt; &gt;
> Stonehouse is a wholesaler only. In fact, at first he said he
> would<br>&gt; &gt; only<br>&gt; &gt; &gt; &gt; sell the flats for our
> nursery - no individual gallons for us. He<br>&gt; knows<br>&gt; &gt;
> &gt; &gt; froom experience that it wastes a lot of time to attend to
> a<br>customer<br>&gt; &gt; &gt; &gt; picking out one here one there and
> won't do it. But for some reason<br>&gt; he<br>&gt; &gt; &gt; &gt;
> softened and said, if while we were touring the facilities we
> saw<br>&gt; &gt; &gt; something,<br>&gt; &gt; &gt; &gt; we could set it
> aside.<br>&gt; &gt; &gt; &gt;<br>&gt; &gt; &gt; &gt; We had the backs of
> 2 vans for plants. I had also brought along 10<br>&gt; &gt; &gt; &gt;
> stacking produce shells for flats. If things aren't too tall
> (the<br>&gt; sides<br>&gt; &gt; &gt; are<br>&gt; &gt; &gt; &gt; about 9
> inces high) , they can stack and you can get alot more in.<br>I<br>&gt;
> &gt; use<br>&gt; &gt; &gt; &gt; these in the spring when buying flats of
> annuals for the gardens.<br>The<br>&gt; &gt; &gt; back<br>&gt; &gt; &gt;
> &gt; of my little SUV will hold a dishwasher - just - so its footprint
> is<br>&gt; &gt; &gt; small.<br>&gt; &gt; &gt; &gt; But I can get a dozen
> flats and several gallons in whe
> n
> I stack.<br>It's<br>&gt; &gt; &gt; much<br>&gt; &gt; &gt; &gt; the way
> bread companies use bread trays.<br>&gt; &gt; &gt; &gt;<br>&gt; &gt;
> &gt; &gt; Fernwood has a little plant sale room. Plants were in all
> sorts of<br>&gt; &gt; pots,<br>&gt; &gt; &gt; &gt; many were cuttings or
> seed propagated, like the tree peony starts.<br>&gt; They<br>&gt; &gt;
> &gt; &gt; might be leftovers from their annual plant sale or possibly
> donated<br>&gt; &gt; items<br>&gt; &gt; &gt; &gt; to help raise a little
> money.<br>&gt; &gt; &gt; &gt;<br>&gt; &gt; &gt; &gt; And no, the
> Stonehouse plants are not these overwintering in my<br>yard.<br>&gt;
> &gt; &gt; Right<br>&gt; &gt; &gt; &gt; now they are all in my driveway.
> We will schedule a day to get<br>&gt; together<br>&gt; &gt; &gt;
> and<br>&gt; &gt; &gt; &gt; pot them up in quarts and gallons. A lot will
> eventually go in the<br>&gt; &gt; &gt; ground.<br>&gt; &gt; &gt; &gt; We
> currently have 7 nursery beds at the display gardens and
> after<br>the<br>&gt; &gt; May<br>&gt; &gt; &gt; &gt; and June sales in
> which we sold almost 500 pots, we have some<br>&gt; vacancies.<br>&gt;
> &gt; &gt; &gt; (the sales sell much more than those 500, that number
> just has to do<br>&gt; &gt; with<br>&gt; &gt; &gt; &gt; what we
> grow)<br>&gt; &gt; &gt; &gt;<br>&gt; &gt; &gt; &gt; Kitty<br>&gt; &gt;
> &gt; &gt;<br>&gt; &gt; &gt; &gt; ----- Original Message ----- <br>&gt;
> &gt; &gt; &gt; From: &quot;Donna&quot;
> &lt;justme@prairieinet.net&gt;<br>&gt; &gt; &gt; &gt; To:
> &lt;gardenchat@hort.net&gt;<br>&gt; &gt; &gt; &gt; Sent: Thursday, July
> 08, 2004 6:13 AM<br>&gt; &gt; &gt; &gt; Subject: RE: [CHAT] todays
> events....<br>&gt; &gt; &gt; &gt;<br>&gt; &gt; &gt; &gt;<br>&gt; &gt;
> &gt; &gt; &gt; So are all of these overwintering in your yard?!?<br>&gt;
> &gt; &gt; &gt; &gt;<br>&gt; &gt; &gt; &gt; &gt; Didn't realize Fernwood
> sold plants. Thought it was more of a<br>&gt; display<br>&gt; &gt; &gt;
> &gt; &gt; type place. Most times those type places only have a
> once/twice a<br>&gt; year<br>&gt; &gt; &gt; &gt; &gt; sale of cuttings
> .<br>&gt; &gt; &gt; &gt; &gt;<br>&gt; &gt; &gt; &gt; &gt; Sounds like
> you guys REALLY filled the van :) I didn't get nearly<br>as<br>&gt; &gt;
> &gt; &gt; &gt; many plants, of course I didn't buy flats of stuff
> either. Are<br>they<br>&gt; &gt; open<br>&gt; &gt; &gt; &gt; &gt; to the
> public or just groups.<br>&gt; &gt; &gt; &gt; &gt;<br>&gt; &gt; &gt;
> &gt; &gt; Hoping the weather hold out, planted a few last night. Hear
> that<br>it<br>&gt; &gt; will<br>&gt; &gt; &gt; &gt; &gt; be in the 90's
> this weekend when I have time off...yuck!<br>&gt; &gt; &gt; &gt;
> &gt;<br>&gt; &gt; &gt; &gt; &gt; Donna<br>&gt; &gt; &gt; &gt;
> &gt;<br>&gt; &gt; &gt; &gt; &gt;<br>&gt; &gt; &gt; &gt; &gt; &gt; So did
> we! 7 of us (MG Nursery Group) visited Fernwood and<br>&gt; &gt;
> Stonehouse<br>&gt; &gt; &gt; &gt; &gt; &gt; today. One woman bought a
> couple of plants at Fernwood, but<br>they<br>&gt; &gt; &gt; &gt; &gt;
> really<br>&gt; &gt; &gt; &gt; &gt; &gt; didn't have much. The one I
> liked was Iliamna rivularis,<br>Mountain<br>&gt; &gt; &gt; &gt; &gt;
> &gt; Hollyhock,<br>&gt; &gt; &gt; &gt; &gt; &gt; which they told us had
> been propagated by Russell Stafford.<br>They<br>&gt; &gt; gave<br>&gt;
> &gt; &gt; &gt; &gt; us<br>&gt; &gt; &gt; &gt; &gt; &gt; a<br>&gt; &gt;
> &gt; &gt; &gt; &gt; nice tour and it's beautiful place, but Stonehouse
> is where we<br>&gt; laid<br>&gt; &gt; &gt; &gt; &gt; out<br>&gt; &gt;
> &gt; &gt; &gt; &gt; the<br>&gt; &gt; &gt; &gt; &gt; &gt; big
> bucks:<br>&gt; &gt; &gt; &gt; &gt; &gt;<br>&gt; &gt; &gt; &gt; &gt; &gt;
> 16 Heuchera sanguinea 'Snow Angel', Coral Bells<br>&gt; &gt; &gt; &gt;
> &gt; &gt; 16 Hydrangea paniculat 'Pink Diamond'<br>&gt; &gt; &gt; &gt;
> &gt; &gt; 22 Eupatorium rugosum 'Chocolate', White Snakeroot<br>&gt;
> &gt; &gt; &gt; &gt; &gt; 32 Forsythia koreana 'Kumson', Korean Golden
> Bells<br>&gt; &gt; &gt; &gt; &gt; &gt; 32 Itea virginica 'Henry's
> Garnet', Virginia Sweetspire<br>&gt; &gt; &gt; &gt; &gt; &gt; 32 Phlox
> paniculata 'Franz Schubert'<br>&gt; &gt; &gt; &gt; &gt; &gt; 32 Sambucus
> racemosa 'Sutherland Gold', Eu
> ro
> pean Red Elderberry<br>&gt; &gt; &gt; &gt; &gt; &gt; 32 Schizophragma
> hydrangeoides 'Moonlight', Japanese Hydrangea<br>&gt; Vine<br>&gt; &gt;
> &gt; &gt; &gt; &gt; 32 Stokesia laevis 'Mary Gregory', White Stoke's
> Aster<br>&gt; &gt; &gt; &gt; &gt; &gt; 32 Tradescantia 'Sweet Kate',
> Spiderwort<br>&gt; &gt; &gt; &gt; &gt; &gt; 32 Vitex negundo var.
> heterophylla, Cutleaf Chaste Tree<br>&gt; &gt; &gt; &gt; &gt; &gt; 32
> Weigela florida 'Argenteo-marginata Variegata'<br>&gt; &gt; &gt; &gt;
> &gt; &gt;<br>&gt; &gt; &gt; &gt; &gt; &gt; Those listed above are all
> 2.5 inch or 3.5 inch pots and will be<br>&gt; &gt; grown<br>&gt; &gt;
> &gt; &gt; &gt; on<br>&gt; &gt; &gt; &gt; &gt; &gt; for resale. We were
> also able to get 16 gallon items for<br>&gt; ourselves:<br>&gt; &gt;
> &gt; &gt; &gt; &gt;<br>&gt; &gt; &gt; &gt; &gt; &gt; Abelia mosanensis,
> Fragrant Abelia<br>&gt; &gt; &gt; &gt; &gt; &gt; Astilbe chinensis
> 'Visions', Chinese Astilbe<br>&gt; &gt; &gt; &gt; &gt; &gt; Caryopteris
> 'First Choice', Bluebeard<br>&gt; &gt; &gt; &gt; &gt; &gt; Caryopteris
> 'Snow Fairy', Bluebeard<br>&gt; &gt; &gt; &gt; &gt; &gt; Heleborus
> orientalis, Lenten Rose<br>&gt; &gt; &gt; &gt; &gt; &gt; Leptodermis
> oblonga, Star Flower<br>&gt; &gt; &gt; &gt; &gt; &gt; Phlox pan. 'Blue
> Paradise'<br>&gt; &gt; &gt; &gt; &gt; &gt; Salvia lyrata 'Purple
> Knock-Out', Lyre Leaf Sage<br>&gt; &gt; &gt; &gt; &gt; &gt; Stachys
> monieri 'Hummelo', Betony<br>&gt; &gt; &gt; &gt; &gt; &gt;<br>&gt; &gt;
> &gt; &gt; &gt; &gt; There was so much more there we would have liked to
> have had but<br>&gt; &gt; many<br>&gt; &gt; &gt; &gt; &gt; &gt;
> items<br>&gt; &gt; &gt; &gt; &gt; &gt; we saw were already spoken for so
> we had to keep checking the<br>&gt; &gt; &gt; &gt; &gt;
> availability<br>&gt; &gt; &gt; &gt; &gt; &gt; list and then deep sighs
> when we saw this or that prized item<br>&gt; wasn't<br>&gt; &gt; &gt;
> &gt; &gt; for<br>&gt; &gt; &gt; &gt; &gt; &gt; sale. We also wanted to
> pick up a flat of Weigela 'Midnight<br>Wine'<br>&gt; &gt; &gt; &gt; &gt;
> that<br>&gt; &gt; &gt; &gt; &gt; &
> gt; we'd<br>&gt; &gt; &gt; &gt; &gt; &gt; ordered last November, but
> they couldn't release it because they<br>&gt; &gt; &gt; &gt; &gt;
> didn't<br>&gt; &gt; &gt; &gt; &gt; &gt; have<br>&gt; &gt; &gt; &gt; &gt;
> &gt; the tags for it. Something about Proven Winners having
> bought<br>out<br>&gt; &gt; &gt; &gt; &gt; Color<br>&gt; &gt; &gt; &gt;
> &gt; &gt; Choice and the contract for growing requires selling with
> the<br>&gt; proper<br>&gt; &gt; &gt; &gt; &gt; tags.<br>&gt; &gt; &gt;
> &gt; &gt; &gt;<br>&gt; &gt; &gt; &gt; &gt; &gt; Kitty<br>&gt; &gt; &gt;
> &gt; &gt;<br>&gt; &gt; &gt; &gt;<br>&gt; &gt;
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