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Re: todays events > acclimation

Ooooooh...I think that remark was telling enough, Rich!  :-)

Melody, IA (Z 5/4)

"The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious."    
--Albert Einstein

 --- On Sun 07/11, Richard T. Apking < richa@midlands.net > wrote:
From: Richard T. Apking [mailto: richa@midlands.net]
To: gardenchat@hort.net
Date: Sat, 10 Jul 2004 21:03:08 -0700
Subject: Re: [CHAT] todays events > acclimation

Now I just bet I'd lose any respect, however misguided, that any of you
have<br>for me if I was to kiss and tell. Rich in Z-5, still resting
up.<br>----- Original Message ----- <br>From: "Melody"
<mhobertm@excite.com><br>To: <gardenchat@hort.net><br>Sent: Saturday,
July 10, 2004 9:12 AM<br>Subject: Re: [CHAT] todays events >
acclimation<br><br><br>> OK, Rich...since these are presumably
ex's...maybe it did have something<br>> to do with how they turned out
so well...but maybe more background would<br>> be good before I make my
mind up on this one. :-)<br>><br>><br>> Melody, IA (Z 5/4)<br>><br>>
"The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious."<br>>
--Albert Einstein<br>><br>> --- On Sat 07/10, Richard T. Apking <
richa@midlands.net > wrote:<br>> From: Richard T. Apking [mailto:
richa@midlands.net]<br>> To: gardenchat@hort.net<br>> Date: Fri, 9 Jul
2004 21:56:52 -0700<br>> Subject: Re: [CHAT] todays events >
acclimation<br>><br>> Hi Kitty,<br><br>Actually four of them, and they
have all turned out<br>> quite well. I'd like to<br>think I had
something to do with that. Now<br>> there's an open door. Rich<br>-----
Original Message ----- <br>From:<br>> &quot;Kitty&quot;
&lt;gardenchat@hort.net&gt;<br>Sent: Thursday, July 08, 2004 9:33<br>>
PM<br>Subject: Re: [CHAT] todays events &gt;
acclimation<br><br><br>&gt;<br>> Thanks for the reassurance,
Rich.<br>&gt; So did you run into your old<br>> girlfriend, eh?<br>&gt;
Kitty<br>&gt;<br>&gt; ----- Original Message<br>> ----- <br>&gt; From:
&quot;Richard T. Apking&quot;<br>> &lt;richa@midlands.net&gt;<br>&gt;
To:<br>> &lt;gardenchat@hort.net&gt;<br>&gt; Sent: Thursday, July 08,
2004 8:01<br>> PM<br>&gt; Subject: Re: [CHAT] todays events &gt;<br>>
acclimation<br>&gt;<br>&gt;<br>&gt; &gt; Hi Kitty,<br>&gt;
&gt;<br>&gt;<br>> &gt; You know the old saying: if it works, don't mess
with it. Sounds<br>> like<br>you<br>&gt; &gt; have your stuff
together.<br>&gt; &gt;<br>&gt;<br>> &gt; FYI: just got back from my
class reunion, in

a little town on the<br>> edge<br>of<br>&gt; &gt; the sandhills called
Ord NE. Had a great time,<br>> trying to figure out who<br>&gt;
was<br>&gt; &gt; who. Guess that's part<br>> of the fun of class
reunions.<br>&gt; &gt; ----- Original Message -----<br>> <br>&gt; &gt;
From: &quot;Kitty&quot; &lt;kmrsy@comcast.net&gt;<br>&gt;<br>> &gt; To:
&lt;gardenchat@hort.net&gt;<br>&gt; &gt; Sent: Thursday, July<br>> 08,
2004 7:26 AM<br>&gt; &gt; Subject: Re: [CHAT] todays events &gt;<br>>
acclimation<br>&gt; &gt;<br>&gt; &gt;<br>&gt; &gt; &gt; &gt; pot them
up<br>> in quarts and gallons. A lot will eventually go in the<br>&gt;
&gt; &gt;<br>> ground.<br>&gt; &gt; &gt; Being July, many of these
little pots are<br>> pretty well-packed with<br>roots.<br>&gt; &gt; &gt;
My philosophy: I<br>> don't like putting something like that directly
in<br>the<br>&gt; &gt;<br>> &gt; ground, so I pot to quarts, grow on a
little while until they<br>> stretch<br>&gt; &gt; their<br>&gt; &gt;
&gt; roots out and then put in<br>> the ground in September. Also, even
though<br>&gt; they<br>&gt; &gt;<br>> &gt; may be ful<br>><br>> l sun
plants, going from greenhouse to all day hot sun can<br>be<br>&gt;<br>>
&gt; too<br>&gt; &gt; &gt; stressful. Potting enables them to be
moved<br>> to shelter if needed and<br>&gt; more<br>&gt; &gt; &gt;
slowly<br>> acclimated to such conditions.<br>&gt; &gt; &gt;<br>&gt;
&gt; &gt; This,<br>> of course, is extra work, and a small extra expense
for potting.<br>&gt;<br>> Do<br>&gt; &gt; &gt; you all think this is
necessary or am I over-doing<br>> it?<br>&gt; &gt; &gt;<br>&gt; &gt;
&gt; Kitty<br>&gt; &gt; &gt;<br>&gt;<br>> &gt; &gt; ----- Original
Message ----- <br>&gt; &gt; &gt; From:<br>> &quot;Kitty&quot;
&lt;kmrsy@comcast.net&gt;<br>&gt; &gt; &gt; To:<br>>
&lt;gardenchat@hort.net&gt;<br>&gt; &gt; &gt; Sent: Thursday, July
08,<br>> 2004 9:10 AM<br>&gt; &gt; &gt; Subject: Re: [CHAT] todays<br>>
events....<br>&gt; &gt; &gt;<br>&gt; &gt; &gt;<br>&gt; &gt; &gt;
&gt;<br>> Stonehouse is a wholesaler only. In fact, at first

e said he<br>> would<br>&gt; &gt; only<br>&gt; &gt; &gt; &gt; sell the
flats for our<br>> nursery - no individual gallons for us. He<br>&gt;
knows<br>&gt; &gt;<br>> &gt; &gt; froom experience that it wastes a lot
of time to attend to<br>> a<br>customer<br>&gt; &gt; &gt; &gt; picking
out one here one there and<br>> won't do it. But for some reason<br>&gt;
he<br>&gt; &gt; &gt; &gt;<br>> softened and said, if while we were
touring the facilities we<br>> saw<br>&gt; &gt; &gt; something,<br>&gt;
&gt; &gt; &gt; we could set it<br>> aside.<br>&gt; &gt; &gt;
&gt;<br>&gt; &gt; &gt; &gt; We had the backs of<br>> 2 vans for plants.
I had also brought along 10<br>&gt; &gt; &gt; &gt;<br>> stacking produce
shells for flats. If things aren't too tall<br>> (the<br>&gt;
sides<br>&gt; &gt; &gt; are<br>&gt; &gt; &gt; &gt; about 9<br>> inces
high) , they can stack and you can get alot more in.<br>I<br>&gt;<br>>
&gt; use<br>&gt; &gt; &gt; &gt; these in the spring when buying flats
of<br>> annuals for the gardens.<br>The<br>&gt; &gt; &gt; back<br>&gt;
&gt; &gt;<br>> &gt; of my little SUV will hold a dishwasher - just - so
its footprint<br>> is<br>&gt; &gt; &gt; small.<br>&gt; &gt; &gt; &gt;
But I can get a dozen<br>> flats and several gallons in whe<br>><br>>
n<br>> I stack.<br>It's<br>&gt; &gt; &gt; much<br>&gt; &gt; &gt; &gt;
the way<br>> bread companies use bread trays.<br>&gt; &gt; &gt;
&gt;<br>&gt; &gt;<br>> &gt; &gt; Fernwood has a little plant sale room.
Plants were in all<br>> sorts of<br>&gt; &gt; pots,<br>&gt; &gt; &gt;
&gt; many were cuttings or<br>> seed propagated, like the tree peony
starts.<br>&gt; They<br>&gt; &gt;<br>> &gt; &gt; might be leftovers from
their annual plant sale or possibly<br>> donated<br>&gt; &gt;
items<br>&gt; &gt; &gt; &gt; to help raise a little<br>> money.<br>&gt;
&gt; &gt; &gt;<br>&gt; &gt; &gt; &gt; And no, the<br>> Stonehouse plants
are not these overwintering in my<br>yard.<br>&gt;<br>> &gt; &gt;
Right<br>&gt; &gt; &gt; &gt; now they are all in my driveway.<br>> We
will schedule a day to get<

br>&gt; together<br>&gt; &gt; &gt;<br>> and<br>&gt; &gt; &gt; &gt; pot
them up in quarts and gallons. A lot will<br>> eventually go in
the<br>&gt; &gt; &gt; ground.<br>&gt; &gt; &gt; &gt; We<br>> currently
have 7 nursery beds at the display gardens and<br>> after<br>the<br>&gt;
&gt; May<br>&gt; &gt; &gt; &gt; and June sales in<br>> which we sold
almost 500 pots, we have some<br>&gt; vacancies.<br>&gt;<br>> &gt; &gt;
&gt; (the sales sell much more than those 500, that number<br>> just has
to do<br>&gt; &gt; with<br>&gt; &gt; &gt; &gt; what we<br>>
grow)<br>&gt; &gt; &gt; &gt;<br>&gt; &gt; &gt; &gt; Kitty<br>&gt;
&gt;<br>> &gt; &gt;<br>&gt; &gt; &gt; &gt; ----- Original Message -----
<br>&gt;<br>> &gt; &gt; &gt; From: &quot;Donna&quot;<br>>
&lt;justme@prairieinet.net&gt;<br>&gt; &gt; &gt; &gt; To:<br>>
&lt;gardenchat@hort.net&gt;<br>&gt; &gt; &gt; &gt; Sent: Thursday,
July<br>> 08, 2004 6:13 AM<br>&gt; &gt; &gt; &gt; Subject: RE: [CHAT]
todays<br>> events....<br>&gt; &gt; &gt; &gt;<br>&gt; &gt; &gt;
&gt;<br>&gt; &gt;<br>> &gt; &gt; &gt; So are all of these overwintering
in your yard?!?<br>&gt;<br>> &gt; &gt; &gt; &gt;<br>&gt; &gt; &gt; &gt;
&gt; Didn't realize Fernwood<br>> sold plants. Thought it was more of
a<br>&gt; display<br>&gt; &gt; &gt;<br>> &gt; &gt; type place. Most
times those type places only have a<br>> once/twice a<br>&gt;
year<br>&gt; &gt; &gt; &gt; &gt; sale of cuttings<br>><br>> .<br>&gt;
&gt; &gt; &gt; &gt;<br>&gt; &gt; &gt; &gt; &gt; Sounds like<br>> you
guys REALLY filled the van :) I didn't get nearly<br>as<br>&gt;
&gt;<br>> &gt; &gt; &gt; many plants, of course I didn't buy flats of
stuff<br>> either. Are<br>they<br>&gt; &gt; open<br>&gt; &gt; &gt; &gt;
&gt; to the<br>> public or just groups.<br>&gt; &gt; &gt; &gt;
&gt;<br>&gt; &gt; &gt;<br>> &gt; &gt; Hoping the weather hold out,
planted a few last night. Hear<br>> that<br>it<br>&gt; &gt; will<br>&gt;
&gt; &gt; &gt; &gt; be in the 90's<br>> this weekend when I have time
off...yuck!<br>&gt; &gt; &gt; &gt;<br>> &gt;<br>&gt; &gt; &gt; &gt; &gt;

onna<br>&gt; &gt; &gt; &gt;<br>> &gt;<br>&gt; &gt; &gt; &gt;
&gt;<br>&gt; &gt; &gt; &gt; &gt; &gt; So did<br>> we! 7 of us (MG
Nursery Group) visited Fernwood and<br>&gt; &gt;<br>> Stonehouse<br>&gt;
&gt; &gt; &gt; &gt; &gt; today. One woman bought a<br>> couple of plants
at Fernwood, but<br>they<br>&gt; &gt; &gt; &gt; &gt;<br>> really<br>&gt;
&gt; &gt; &gt; &gt; &gt; didn't have much. The one I<br>> liked was
Iliamna rivularis,<br>Mountain<br>&gt; &gt; &gt; &gt; &gt;<br>> &gt;
Hollyhock,<br>&gt; &gt; &gt; &gt; &gt; &gt; which they told us had<br>>
been propagated by Russell Stafford.<br>They<br>&gt; &gt;
gave<br>&gt;<br>> &gt; &gt; &gt; &gt; us<br>&gt; &gt; &gt; &gt; &gt;
&gt; a<br>&gt; &gt;<br>> &gt; &gt; &gt; &gt; nice tour and it's
beautiful place, but Stonehouse<br>> is where we<br>&gt; laid<br>&gt;
&gt; &gt; &gt; &gt; out<br>&gt; &gt;<br>> &gt; &gt; &gt; &gt;
the<br>&gt; &gt; &gt; &gt; &gt; &gt; big<br>> bucks:<br>&gt; &gt; &gt;
&gt; &gt; &gt;<br>&gt; &gt; &gt; &gt; &gt; &gt;<br>> 16 Heuchera
sanguinea 'Snow Angel', Coral Bells<br>&gt; &gt; &gt; &gt;<br>> &gt;
&gt; 16 Hydrangea paniculat 'Pink Diamond'<br>&gt; &gt; &gt; &gt;<br>>
&gt; &gt; 22 Eupatorium rugosum 'Chocolate', White
Snakeroot<br>&gt;<br>> &gt; &gt; &gt; &gt; &gt; 32 Forsythia koreana
'Kumson', Korean Golden<br>> Bells<br>&gt; &gt; &gt; &gt; &gt; &gt; 32
Itea virginica 'Henry's<br>> Garnet', Virginia Sweetspire<br>&gt; &gt;
&gt; &gt; &gt; &gt; 32 Phlox<br>> paniculata 'Franz Schubert'<br>&gt;
&gt; &gt; &gt; &gt; &gt; 32 Sambucus<br>> racemosa 'Sutherland Gold',
Eu<br>><br>> ro<br>> pean Red Elderberry<br>&gt; &gt; &gt; &gt; &gt;
&gt; 32 Schizophragma<br>> hydrangeoides 'Moonlight', Japanese
Hydrangea<br>&gt; Vine<br>&gt; &gt;<br>> &gt; &gt; &gt; &gt; 32 Stokesia
laevis 'Mary Gregory', White Stoke's<br>> Aster<br>&gt; &gt; &gt; &gt;
&gt; &gt; 32 Tradescantia 'Sweet Kate',<br>> Spiderwort<br>&gt; &gt;
&gt; &gt; &gt; &gt; 32 Vitex negundo var.<br>> heterophylla, Cutleaf
Chaste Tree<br>&gt; &gt; &gt; &gt; &gt; &gt; 32<br>> Weigela florida

eo-marginata Variegata'<br>&gt; &gt; &gt; &gt;<br>> &gt; &gt;<br>&gt;
&gt; &gt; &gt; &gt; &gt; Those listed above are all<br>> 2.5 inch or 3.5
inch pots and will be<br>&gt; &gt; grown<br>&gt; &gt;<br>> &gt; &gt;
&gt; on<br>&gt; &gt; &gt; &gt; &gt; &gt; for resale. We were<br>> also
able to get 16 gallon items for<br>&gt; ourselves:<br>&gt; &gt;<br>>
&gt; &gt; &gt; &gt;<br>&gt; &gt; &gt; &gt; &gt; &gt; Abelia
mosanensis,<br>> Fragrant Abelia<br>&gt; &gt; &gt; &gt; &gt; &gt;
Astilbe chinensis<br>> 'Visions', Chinese Astilbe<br>&gt; &gt; &gt; &gt;
&gt; &gt; Caryopteris<br>> 'First Choice', Bluebeard<br>&gt; &gt; &gt;
&gt; &gt; &gt; Caryopteris<br>> 'Snow Fairy', Bluebeard<br>&gt; &gt;
&gt; &gt; &gt; &gt; Heleborus<br>> orientalis, Lenten Rose<br>&gt; &gt;
&gt; &gt; &gt; &gt; Leptodermis<br>> oblonga, Star Flower<br>&gt; &gt;
&gt; &gt; &gt; &gt; Phlox pan. 'Blue<br>> Paradise'<br>&gt; &gt; &gt;
&gt; &gt; &gt; Salvia lyrata 'Purple<br>> Knock-Out', Lyre Leaf
Sage<br>&gt; &gt; &gt; &gt; &gt; &gt; Stachys<br>> monieri 'Hummelo',
Betony<br>&gt; &gt; &gt; &gt; &gt; &gt;<br>&gt; &gt;<br>> &gt; &gt; &gt;
&gt; There was so much more there we would have liked to<br>> have had
but<br>&gt; &gt; many<br>&gt; &gt; &gt; &gt; &gt; &gt;<br>>
items<br>&gt; &gt; &gt; &gt; &gt; &gt; we saw were already spoken for
so<br>> we had to keep checking the<br>&gt; &gt; &gt; &gt; &gt;<br>>
availability<br>&gt; &gt; &gt; &gt; &gt; &gt; list and then deep
sighs<br>> when we saw this or that prized item<br>&gt; wasn't<br>&gt;
&gt; &gt;<br>> &gt; &gt; for<br>&gt; &gt; &gt; &gt; &gt; &gt; sale. We
also wanted to<br>> pick up a flat of Weigela 'Midnight<br>Wine'<br>&gt;
&gt; &gt; &gt; &gt;<br>> that<br>&gt; &gt; &gt; &gt; &gt; &<br>><br>>
gt; we'd<br>&gt; &gt; &gt; &gt; &gt; &gt; ordered last November,
but<br>> they couldn't release it because they<br>&gt; &gt; &gt; &gt;
&gt;<br>> didn't<br>&gt; &gt; &gt; &gt; &gt; &gt; have<br>&gt; &gt; &gt;
&gt; &gt;<br>> &gt; the tags for it. Something about Proven Winners
having<br>> bought<br>out<br>&gt; &gt; &

; &gt; &gt; Color<br>&gt; &gt; &gt; &gt;<br>> &gt; &gt; Choice and the
contract for growing requires selling with<br>> the<br>&gt;
proper<br>&gt; &gt; &gt; &gt; &gt; tags.<br>&gt; &gt; &gt;<br>> &gt;
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