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

This has happened many time over the years to me... they seem to survive and
come back the next year.


----- Original Message ----

I hope you're
right, Gene.  A couple of newer, younger plants of
a different species - I'd
have to look it up - that were moved down
to the garden last fall in the
oil-tank fiasco, still look pretty good.
But that seems to be a slightly
milder microclimate.  I think it
was the bitter cold with no snow cover,
followed by the solid 
block of ice that lasted another couple of weeks that
did the
We've had three thaw days, and a lot of the ice is gone, but
we're predicted to have 4"-6" of snow tonight.  Goody!

In a message
dated 03/15/2007 7:50:35 AM Eastern Standard Time, 

Same conditions here, Auralie.
I just finished cutting back all the
bad foliage. Some have no foliage 
at all now. But, I see with this warm spell
new buds and blooms are emerging 
from the crown down in all that mess. I
would doubt the plant is actually 
dead... set back probably, but not dead.
Gene E. Bush
Munchkin Nursery & Gardens, llc
Zone 6/5  Southern Indiana

----- Original
Message ----- 
From: <Aplfgcnys@aol.com>
> 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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