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Re: New oleander

As you said, I'm not much for standards, but they seem to be all the rage
these days.  It's smart to go ahead and grow them for sale next year as stds
always seem to fetch higher $.


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "james singer" <jsinger@igc.org>
To: "Chat" <gardenchat@hort.net>
Sent: Saturday, May 15, 2004 1:51 PM
Subject: [CHAT] New oleander

> Ms. Fatma has been telling me for a week or more now about an oleander
> that is planted in the medians of a new community development. The
> flowers are large and blood red.
> We are growing some white oleanders standards for a pre-easter garage
> sale next year. When Ms. Fatma saw the blood red oleanders, she decided
> she wanted to add them to the standard selection.
> So while I was hunting down the Buddha's hand earlier today, she was
> ferreting out the blood red oleander. And with success. She found a
> very nice 3-gallon shrub that will produce at least a dozen tip
> cuttings.
> She also pointed out to me that Home Depot has a gaggle of Turk's cap
> standards in 7-gallon size for sale at $50.00 each. So now she wants to
> add those to the mix.
> So we will likely have a lot of standards for sale next spring--even
> though I'm with Kitty. I don't like them very much, not even tree
> roses. Too phony looking but less so than topiaries.
> Island Jim
> Southwest Florida
> Zone 10
> 27.0 N, 82.4 W
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