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Re: anyone still around.. I got a question
  • Subject: Re: anyone still around.. I got a question
  • From: BONNIE_HOLMES <bonnie_holmes@comcast.net>
  • Date: Mon, 6 Jun 2011 15:54:15 +0000 (UTC)

Usually river birch doesn't mind wet. Maybe the up and down weather. We
have had nine dry days in a row in the 90's, about 10 degrees higher
than normal so I am expecting to lose a bunch of stuff. Have you both
checked low down to see if there is any green left? If so, they may
recover. I can supply redbud in the fall. Have so many, pull them like

ETN Zone 7 
Remember the River Raisin, the Alamo, the Maine, Pearl Harbor, 911. 

----- Original Message ----- 
From: Aplfgcnys@aol.com 
To: gardenchat@hort.net 
Sent: Monday, June 6, 2011 11:14:40 AM 
Subject: Re: [CHAT] anyone still around.. I got a question 

I have no idea, any more than I know why my redbud died. It's been' 
a most strange season. Last week we had two hot days and then it 
turned cool again. The peonies shot up and bloomed in the heat, and 
are almost all gone already - usually the peony season lasts longer. 
The worst thing about it is that they grew so fast the stems were very 
thin and weak, and couldn't hold up the very heavy blooms. Even the 
ones that were inside wire hoops fell right over the supporting hoops. 
'Festiva Maxima,' which is usually good for a couple of weeks, has 
all bloomed at once and most of the blooms fell over the hoops - some 
even broke. My 'Gai Paree' had 28 blooms at once but all were gone 
in about three days. Bummer! I was counting on them for a design 
program our club is having next week. Oh well. Something else will 
show up. 

One thing that is especially nice this year is the yellow perennial 
foxglove, Digitalis ambigua. I know, I know. Some people call it a 
weed, but I love it. It grows in the shade, and the deer don't eat it. 
The yellow blooms aren't too showy, but a row of them in the shady 
border looks like candles. I enjoy a lot of things that people call 
weeds. If they are pretty, and I don't need the space for something 
else, I let them grow. 


In a message dated 6/6/2011 10:46:53 AM Eastern Daylight Time, 
cyndi.johnson@edwards.af.mil writes: 

Nobody knows I guess... 
I haven't seen anything like that before but when I don't see obvious 
signs of disease I just wait to see what happens. 


-----Original Message----- 
From: owner-gardenchat@hort.net [mailto:owner-gardenchat@hort.net] On 
Behalf Of Donna 
Sent: Monday, May 30, 2011 5:00 PM 
To: gardenchat list 
Subject: [CHAT] anyone still around.. I got a question 

My crimson frost river birch is doing some strange thing... need 
opinions on 
what to do... 

The bottom 6 ft or so look like it always has, smaller branching with 
leaves. The top of the tree doesn't have a leaf on it. None... hada... 
riduculas with the trunk, branches and nothing. 

So I got a ladder out and it's not dead. Nothing snaps and all the 
branches bend etc.... 

So, what do I do? What's wrong with it? Do I add it to the collection 
plants that didn't make it? 

I know it was a crazy winter here with so much snow and cold and ice. 
spring hasn't been any better. Cold rainy stormy. 2 days ago it was in 
50's if lucky... today it is 93...geesh. We have set all kindsa records 
lows, highs, and rain amounts. I still haven't even put my veggie 
garden in 
cause of the rain. Still too muddy even in a raised bed to turn over 
the soil 
or anything. Weeds are thriving, lost some plants. 

TIA for any suggestions and help... 


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