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Re: Oriental Limelight

I planted mine (courtesy of Andrea) and to my surprise it does spread
even in a year w/ an 8 month drought. But all my friends seemed to be
delighted w/ the babies I have given them, so that's a good deal!

Pam Evans
Kemp, TX
zone 8A
----- Original Message -----
From: Donna
Sent: 5/8/2004 2:21:26 PM
To: gardenchat@hort.net
Subject: RE: [CHAT] todays experience

> Personally think you have to do the tried and true plants to learn what
> gardening is about.... then you need exposure to other plants before you
> want them. If it wasn't for this group, I would not know about many
> plants, got a whole list of plants to find saved on this puter.... So
> far the list isn't getting any shorter, mostly cause I never did find
> them for sale.
> Last yr we discussed Oriental limelight. Since I already purchased the
> plant then got scared by the discussion, decided to use it in a display
> pot rather than plant it.
> This planter takes the brunt of winter. Way above ground, against a
> garage wall, on an asphalt driveway, no winter protection of mulch or
> anything. It came back :)
> Donna
> > Melody - I really didn't intend to come across as a plant snob, though
> I
> > suppose I may be to some extent.  I have Purple Coneflowers and and
> Tawny
> > Daylilies because I love their simple charm.  But I kicked the Shasta
> > Daisies out long ago because they're a royal pain.
> > 
> > I understand K-Marts carrying such items, actually I'm happy they
> don't
> > carry anything rare, as it would be a shame to see them gasping their
> last
> > breaths when no one waters them.  But it would be nice for "bonafide"
> > nurseries to offer something unusual.
> > 
> > There is a huge world of plants to be expereinced and I hope to God
> we'll
> > never be reduced to some "white list".  Personally, I don't care if
> there
> > are times when nothing is blooming.  The week or two of that
> Glaucidium
> > will
> > be enough to carry me through.  I'm a collector, not a designer, so
> I'll
> > keep hoping to find something interesting, breathtaking.
> > 
> > I don't argue the need for tried and true, but to tell the truth,
> there is
> > more to try.
> > 
> > Kitty
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