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Re: Spring Gardening

> stuck a broken stem in the ground and gone on my way...

Perhaps a reason for the common name, Live Forever.


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Marge Talt" <mtalt@hort.net>
To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
Sent: Sunday, June 06, 2004 12:12 AM
Subject: Re: [CHAT] Spring Gardening

> > From: Richard T. Apking <richa@midlands.net>
> >  Has anyone cut back their Autumn Joy; and if so, what
> > was the result.  I guess I just figured they would be tall and
> somewhat
> > floppy in the fall.  Also about rooting the cut off portions, is
> this
> > difficult?  I've never done this, and could (if I decide to do the
> cutting
> > back) use some help as to the techniques so the venture is a
> success.
> ----------
> I have not done this on purpose, but the deer used to do it for me.
> Result was more and smaller flowers; plants still tend to flop; think
> they are among the crew who naturally open up when in bloom or maybe
> they don't do this in absolute full sun...this I would not know.
> Others are right; Sedum will root easily.  I have many times just
> stuck a broken stem in the ground and gone on my way...unless you're
> in major drought, they'll root.
> I have S. spectabile (similar to A. Joy, but lavender flowers)
> seeding like mad in the cracks of my paved garden...must love paving
> cracks.  Seeds true.  Have also had A. Joy seed around a bit and it
> seeds true as well.  Seedlings are very easy to move.  I've just
> pulled them out of the cracks and planted elsewhere and they grow
> away just fine.
> Marge Talt, zone 7 Maryland
> mtalt@hort.net
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