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RE: butterfly bush/hydrangea


Mine have yet to bloom with the cool spring that at a moment's notice
suddenly became summer like weather.  I'm looking forward to those spikes.
I should have purple, pink, white and lavender colors this year.  I still
have no hydrangea blooms on my pee gee hydrangea.  They must be at least 5
years old now.  How long should I wait before giving up on seeing any
blossoms?

Oh, and my African Hollyhock (I think that was what the tag said) is in
bloom.  The stems are so strong that last night's storm did nothing to it.
It seems resistant to insects and powdery mildew as well.  The leaves look
perfect.  The first blossom is a delicate mauve and I am in love with it!
It is a very architectural looking plant and just the right accent for the
area next to the peonies.  

Blessings,
Bonnie  (SW OH - zone 5)

-----Original Message-----
From: owner-gardenchat@hort.net [mailto:owner-gardenchat@hort.net] On Behalf
Of Theresa
Sent: Monday, June 13, 2005 5:43 PM
To: gardenchat@hort.net
Subject: Re: [CHAT] butterfly bush

And here mine are blooming, but have been for weeks.  In fact, yesterday 
evening I pruned off a bunch of dead flowerheads.

Theresa

Chapel Ridge Wal Mart National Hearing Center wrote:

>Your seasons are definitely different.  Our Buddleias are still just
putting
>on growth.  I think they flower in August.
>Kitty
>----- Original Message ----- 
>From: "David Franzman" <dfranzma@pacbell.net>
>To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
>Sent: Sunday, June 12, 2005 8:47 PM
>Subject: [CHAT] butterfly bush
>
>
>  
>
>>Hi folks...how are ya?
>>
>>Hey I planted a Buddleaiaosn something or other.  Sorry but it's like
>>budleai...hmmm, well anyway common name butterfly bush.  It's about 10'
>>    
>>
>high
>  
>
>>now and 4' across.  It has hundreds of beautiful purple spikes of flowers.
>>I frankly forgot that it was called the butterfly bush until my lovely
>>    
>>
>wife
>  
>
>>Linda called me at one of the markets and told me that this bush is being
>>completely invaded by Monarch butterflies.  When I got home she was right
>>there must be a hundred or so of the little guys all swarming all over
>>    
>>
>this
>  
>
>>plant.  Love it!  However, I was talking to an MG today about Hibs and I
>>mentioned the butterflies and she seems to think they are Pink Ladies and
>>not Monarchs.  I had noticed that these seem smaller than Monarchs but the
>>coloring is awfully close.  Apparently Pink Ladies appear before Monarchs?
>>In either case they're neat!
>>
>>David
>>http://www.atouchofthetropics.net
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