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Re: Chat: Musings

Chris, that Plectranthus 'Mona Lavender' is a big hit around here this year.
Very nice.  If you happen to take a picture of the Lana Coleus, I'd love to
have it to forward to a friend named Lana who grows many things, including
Coleus for our MGs.  She also hybridizes daylilies and has registered H.
'Lana's First Love' and provided it to our nursery as an exclusive.  Sounds
like you had a great time.

----- Original Message ----- 
From: <Chris@widom-assoc.com>
To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
Sent: Sunday, July 11, 2004 10:25 PM
Subject: [CHAT] Chat: Musings

> Dear all,
> Friday I went to one of my favorite gardening places, Peconic Herb Farm.
> I can literally spend a whole day there.  They have display gardens and
> all the newest perennials, annuals and shrubs at reasonable prices.
> They sell plugs in the spring and this weekend had a 1/2 price sale on
> annuals and perennials that they hadn't moved up into quarts.  These
> plants were in 2 1/2" pots and were the same size as those that were
> potted up!  I had a ball!  This is a great opportunity to try something
> new at a very reduced price.  I always get some great things!  I got
> some zinnias in cell packs called "Benary's Giant" that grow 40 -50"
> tall!  I replaced my favorite Plectranthus, 'Mona Lavender' which didn't
> make it inside fast enough this fall.  It has velvety purple-black,
> furry leaves and gorgeous blue flower spikes.  One year I grew it with
> purple ornamental peppers!  I found another Plectranthus that I had not
> grown before, 'Troy's Gold'. I bought three angelwing begonias to add to
> the two I pulled out of the compost bin at Planting Fields Arboretum
> when I was working there last week.  I'm going to plant them in a barrel
> I have in my one of my shade gardens.  I may have to put a coleus or two
> in there and pot up a begonia because they may grow too large for the
> container.  The varieties were: 'Frosty', 'Linda Dawn' and 'Lana'.
> Anyone know them?  I got a cool white sage, Salvia apiana along with
> some other sages like 'Sapphire Blue', 'Indigo Spires', and S.
> officinalis 'Nana'.
> I bought a beautiful Carex siderosticha 'Island Brocade',  and Ligularia
> dentata 'Brett Marie Crawford' that has deep maroon leaves.
> I didn't plant anything this weekend though, as my daylily club had
> tours of members gardens both days.  It was great fun, but I'm totally
> worn out!
> Eva and Auralie-  Our daylily show is this weekend at Planting fields
> Arboretum in Oyster Bay at 1:30 - 4:30.  There will be over 400 blooms
> and we will be selling some daylilies.  Our main plant sale is in
> August. The Arboretum is lovely and the show will be fun.  Our club has
> two daylily gardens at the arboretum as well.
> Chris
> Long Island, NY
> Zone 7
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