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Re: anybody planting out there?/what's blooming

Indeed, but all plants, as do all of us, have a life span.

Cathy, west central IL, z5b

On Mar 14, 2007, at 5:24 PM, Kitty wrote:

> Don't count it Auralie, the roots might still have plenty of energy  
> stored to send up new leaves this spring.  It might be a setback,  
> but hopefully not a goner.
> Kitty
> neIN, Zone 5
> ----- Original Message ----- From: <Aplfgcnys@aol.com>
> To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
> Sent: Wednesday, March 14, 2007 8:00 AM
> Subject: Re: [CHAT] anybody planting out there?/what's blooming
>> My large, old Hellebore which was blooming lavishly in January
>> before the ice storm looks totally dead now.  Not only are the
>> blossom stems all turned to mush, the large clump of leaves
>> is totally black and flattened.  I have had this Hellebore for
>> probably 15 or 20 years - can't quite remember.  It has never
>> been a favorite because the blooms weren't a pretty color -
>> sorta greenish purple - but it was a handsome clump, and
>> just outside a downstairs window it was always an early
>> sign of spring.  I am sorry to lose it.
>> Auralie

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