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Re: Hydrangeas (was Wisteria question)


Mine compete with a sycamore, but perk up when I water.  Let the  
landscaper put them in when we first moved. If I had it to do over,  
would never  plant a mophead hydrangea - not my style, I guess, and a  
little too much trouble.

Cathy, west central IL, z5b

On Mar 19, 2006, at 7:06 PM, Donna wrote:

> Well then they must be a better match for our climate.  Mine would  
> be wilted
> daily by the time I got home from work...I felt I was living with  
> Pam in
> TX...and No, I didn't have them in the sun but felt the brick wall  
> might
> have been to close, hence my decision to move it this spring.
>
> It did spring back after a cool drink of water, but then the  
> process started
> all over again the next day... sigh.
>
> Donna
>
>> -----Original Message-----
>>
>> Well, maybe I'll buy one.
>>
>> They never wilted  last year, our crew stays on top of watering  
>> needs.
>> And
>> they were planted in a very good spot.
>>
>> Kitty
>> neIN, Zone 5
>> ----- Original Message -----
>> From: "Donna" <gossiper@sbcglobal.net>
>> To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
>> Sent: Sunday, March 19, 2006 6:31 PM
>> Subject: RE: [CHAT] Hydrangeas (was Wisteria question)
>>
>>
>>> How are you going to see them if they are being sold?
>>>
>>> Did they wilt last year?
>>>
>>> Donna
>>>
>>>> -----Original Message-----
>>>> From: owner-gardenchat@hort.net [mailto:owner- 
>>>> gardenchat@hort.net] On
>>>> Behalf Of Kitty
>>>> Sent: Sunday, March 19, 2006 5:05 PM
>>>> To: gardenchat@hort.net
>>>> Subject: Re: [CHAT] Hydrangeas (was Wisteria question)
>>>>
>>>> We got some small Sadies in last year and planted them in a nursery
>> bed.
>>>> The blooms were really nice.   They'll be ready to be dug next  
>>>> month
>> and
>>>> offered for sale.  looking forward to seeing them perform.
>>>>
>>>> Kitty
>>>> neIN, Zone 5
>>>> ----- Original Message -----
>>>> From: "Christopher P. Lindsey" <lindsey@mallorn.com>
>>>> To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
>>>> Sent: Sunday, March 19, 2006 3:46 PM
>>>> Subject: Re: [CHAT] Hydrangeas (was Wisteria question)
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>>> I have endless summer and am not impressed. Last
>>>>>> summer it kept wilting by the time I got home. Going
>>>>>> to move it away from the brick wall this spring in the
>>>>>> hopes it will do better. I can't imagine how it would
>>>>>> take the heat in California...as it was suffering in
>>>>>> Illinois.
>>>>>
>>>>> Maybe you should try 'Sadie Ray' -- it was found at a farmhouse
>>>>> in Indiana where it grew for 50 years.  With that kind of track
>>>>> record in the Midwest it might perform better for you.
>>>>>
>>>>> Here's the description from my catalog:
>>>>>
>>>>>   Summer doesn't have to end just because you don't have a  
>>>>> hydrangea
>>>>>   by that name.
>>>>>
>>>>>   In fact, it's my belief that these so-called 'neverending  
>>>>> summer'
>>>>>   hydrangeas are just an effort by a certain nursery to sucker
>>>>>   customers. The formula is simple: patent and trademark your  
>>>>> plant
>>>>>   so that nobody else can propagate it or use that name, market  
>>>>> the
>>>>> heck
>>>>>   out of it, and then charge whatever you want. (See my essay  
>>>>> earlier
>>>>> in
>>>>>   the catalog about this issue).  But there are alternatives out
>> there,
>>>>>   and Sadie Ray is one of the better ones.
>>>>>
>>>>>   Discovered by Tim Eizinger of Rochester, Indiana on a plant that
>>>>>   has bloomed every year for 50 years on new wood, this adorable
>>>>>   mophead-style Hydrangea will still bloom in northern gardens  
>>>>> even
>>>>>   after being killed back to the ground by excessive cold.
>>>>>
>>>>>   The flowers will appear pink or blue in alkaline or acidic soil
>>>>>   (respectively), so be sure to check the pH where you plant it if
>> you
>>>>>   want a specific color.
>>>>>
>>>>> Thanks to Kitty for turning me on to this plant. :)
>>>>>
>>>>> Chris
>>>>>
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