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Re: Re: 2009 perennial

Does anyone run out and buy the PPY?
I don't. I (unforunately) buy a lot on impulse, something that strikes
me.... and I also go wandering around with a list of plants either
discussed here (or elsewhere on the net) that sounds interesting.


cathy carpenter <cathycrc@comcast.net> wrote:
  I've had more trouble with Rozanne. The two I got from Gene several 
years ago are thriving, but I have lost a couple newer plants. Maybe 
it is the same issue. I have one 'Auriola' that is thriving, a second, 
purchased in the same year that is struggling. You never know, 
especially those of us that do not buy large quantities.

cathy carpenter
west central IL, z5b

On Jun 1, 2008, at 8:53 AM, Kitty wrote:

> Not complete failure yet, and I only got 9 plants from Shady Oaks, 
> and yes, all their stuff is TC. A couple are still hanging in 
> there. I just thought I'd get a head start so they'd be bigger next 
> year, but I think I'll just pass on it. Geranium Rozanne has sold 
> well for us, but I doubt it has anything to do with PPY. Our 
> customers wouldn't really care about the designation if they liked 
> the plant but I still like to carry award winners as an educational 
> tool.
> Kitty
> neIN, Zone 5
> ----- Original Message ----- From: "Gene Bush" > >
> To: 
> Sent: Sunday, June 01, 2008 8:29 AM
> Subject: Re: [CHAT] Re: 2009 perennial
>> Hakone grass is driving us crazy in the nursery. This year we ordered
>> Aureola again and it was a disaster... we do not have a single 
>> plant alive.
>> Three years ago they were fantastic. I think it has something to do 
>> with the
>> tissue culture process and the plants being pushed too hard from one
>> transplant to the next. Doubt it is your "fault". This is the 
>> second time we
>> have had a complete failure with hakone grass.
>> Gene E. Bush
>> Munchkin Nursery & Gardens, llc
>> www.munchkinnursery.com
>> genebush@munchkinnursery.com
>> Zone 6/5 Southern Indiana
>> ----- Original Message ----- From: "Kitty" 
>>> I ordered some of these Hakonechloa macra 'Auriola' in wholesale. 
>>> They
>>> just had a small bit of growth, but I was hopeful. However, they 
>>> just
>>> aren't doing well at all, possibly too much water, but I try to be 
>>> careful
>>> about that. Not sure I'll carry this next year, though I do like 
>>> the
>>> plant.
>>> Kitty

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