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Re: source for Ground Pine

I received this back from the nursery:
"These plants have all been resting in pots, in shade, since Spring.
When there is no root breakage from fresh digging, plants may be planted
at any point in the season."

neIN, Zone5

-------------- Original message -------------- 

> Hello Kitty, Chris, others.. 
> Yep, I know of Princess Pine, ground pine, running pine... also the same 
> for cedar. I have the running cedar in my woods. I have not tried for some 
> years now, but I could never get it to live. I ordered it from wholesale 
> once and it had obviously been ripped from the wild. Not one potted up 
> lived. I have tried 3 times to transplants ground cedar from my woods to my 
> garden and it does not live. Perhaps things have changed over the past few 
> years, but to the best of my knowledge no wholesale nursery has these 
> growing in pots with a decent root system. I quite ordering them for I did 
> not want to be responsible for killing more plants. 
> Structure of the plant is such that it trails forever on almost no root 
> system... going back for a single junction that does have support roots. 
> Will you be receiving well rooted cuttings in containers when you order? 
> Seed can take 40+ years to germinate, I am told. 
> I do not want to pop your bubble, but you may want to do a bit more 
> research. Hopefully you can tell me I am wrong and outdated. Then I will 
> order some. 
> Gene E. Bush 
> Munchkin Nursery & Gardens, llc 
> www.munchkinnursery.com 
> genebush@munchkinnursery.com 
> Zone 6/5 Southern Indiana 
> ----- Original Message ----- 
> From: "Chapel Ridge Wal Mart National Hearing Center" 
> <4042N15@nationalhearing.com> 
> > Doesn't it just figure? I could see a real use for this plant. People 
> > think that all you can grow in shade is Hosta or ferns. I like to find 
> > things like this to show what you can grow. We have successfully 
> > introduced 
> > toadlilies to our customers, offering a different one every time. This 
> > plant - I found another common name, Princess Pine - is darling and would 
> > give a different texture to a woodland garden, and it grows only 12 inches 
> > tall. I sent a message to Eastern Plant Specialties to see if they might 
> > have a source for it. I wonder if Gene would know anything about it? 
> > 
> > Kitty 
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