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Re: so Kitty---


I should clarify the "bone dry in summer" part.  Our last two summers have
actually been wet.  but generally it's relatively dry.  I say "relatively"
because it's not a drought like Andrea has talked of.  and we do get
thunderstorms throughout summer.  But it does need irrigation in summer for
plants to do well.

Kitty
neIN Z5
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Chapel Ridge Wal Mart National Hearing Center"
<4042N15@nationalhearing.com>
To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
Sent: Wednesday, May 04, 2005 1:29 PM
Subject: Re: [CHAT] so Kitty---


> Well, I have ordinary clay, alkaline soil here.  No loam.  Requires
> ammendments and some hauled in soil. It's usually wet in spring but bone
dry
> in summer.  The shade plants may sound exotic to you since you don't grow
> many shade plants, but really, most are quite easy.  Most of the plants,
sun
> or shade, that I sell are easy growers - they have to be if I am dividing
> them.
>
> Kitty
>
> ----- Original Message ----- 
> From: "pdickson" <pdickson@sbcglobal.net>
> To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
> Sent: Tuesday, May 03, 2005 8:39 PM
> Subject: Re: [CHAT] so Kitty---
>
>
> > Kitty,
> > By exotic I meant things that grow in wet loamy soil  ... which I have
> none.
> > I also don't grow much that like shade.
> > It sounds so exotic to read what all you sale.
> > Tricia
> >
> > ----- Original Message ----- 
> > From: "Chapel Ridge Wal Mart National Hearing Center"
> > <4042N15@nationalhearing.com>
> > To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
> > Sent: Tuesday, May 03, 2005 2:36 PM
> > Subject: Re: [CHAT] so Kitty---
> >
> >
> > >> ... Here in Ok we can't grow all the exotic things that you can
> > >> grow at least not so abundantly.
> > > I'm assuming, Tricia, that you were directing that toward someone
else,
> > > because exotics are certainly not easy here in Zone 5, neIN.
> > >
> > >>  What does grow well I can't give away fast enough ...
> > > Same here.  I don't have enough friends who care much about gardening.
> > > That's why the sale works for me.
> > >
> > >> I root pruned about 10 starts of Passion vine ...
> > >> I have several requests for them but I don't know if I can charge
them.
> > > I would say that it is hard to charge if you don't actually have a
> > > structured sale.  I have friends whom I'd be happy to give plants and
> have
> > > done so, but when they come to my sale, they pay.  Any other time, I
> don't
> > > like to take payment.  However, if these requests you have for your
> > > passion
> > > vine are from friends of friends, not real friends of yours, but
people
> > > who
> > > have heard through the grapevine about your generosity, well, I think
in
> > > those cases you could say upfront something like, "Oh yes, I'll be
> having
> > > about a dozen of those ready in May.  I planned to trade them for
other
> > > things I want.  What do you have to trade?"  If they have nothing you
> > > want,
> > > you might say then that you'd take $x in lieu of trade.
> > >
> > >> ... I wish I had the courage and energy to try it
> > > If you want to try a plant sale, you could and should start on a small
> > > scale.  I can sell 500 pots only because I've built it to this point.
> > > People already know about it.  I have regulars.  Start small - maybe
40
> > > pots, have the sale at the same time as your neighborhood has a garage
> > > sale - something that will bring traffic.  Don't knock yourself out
> trying
> > > to do it all in spring.  Pot up in September and sink or cover the
pots.
> > > This yields well-rooted, durable plants.  And half your work is
already
> > > done
> > > come spring.
> > >
> > > Kitty
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > > ----- Original Message ----- 
> > > From: "pdickson" <pdickson@sbcglobal.net>
> > > To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
> > > Sent: Monday, May 02, 2005 9:06 PM
> > > Subject: Re: [CHAT] so Kitty---
> > >
> > >
> > >> I think it is wonderful and I wish I had the courage and energy to
try
> it
> > >> myself.  I hate to throw away anything... and can't give enough of my
> > > extra
> > >> stuff away.  Here in Ok we can't grow all the exotic things that you
> can
> > >> grow at least not so abundantly.  What does grow well I can't give
away
> > > fast
> > >> enough ... but then I see other people still buy it at the stores.
> > >> I root pruned about 10 starts of Passion vine today that are coming
up
> in
> > >> the wrong places.  I have several requests for them but I don't know
if
> I
> > >> can charge them.
> > >> Tricia
> > >> ----- Original Message ----- 
> > >> From: "Chapel Ridge Wal Mart National Hearing Center"
> > >> <4042N15@nationalhearing.com>
> > >> To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
> > >> Sent: Monday, May 02, 2005 5:39 PM
> > >> Subject: Re: [CHAT] so Kitty---
> > >>
> > >>
> > >> > Thanks, Tricia,
> > >> > My sister thinks I'm nuts, but she helps me during the sale.  I
> suppose
> > >> > it's
> > >> > not a lot of money for the work that goes into it, but I do enjoy
it
> in
> > > a
> > >> > masochistic sort of way.
> > >> >
> > >> > Kitty
> > >> > ----- Original Message ----- 
> > >> > From: "pdickson" <pdickson@sbcglobal.net>
> > >> > To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
> > >> > Sent: Monday, May 02, 2005 10:59 AM
> > >> > Subject: Re: [CHAT] so Kitty---
> > >> >
> > >> >
> > >> >> Kitty,
> > >> >> I was thinking of you too.... glad to know it went so well.  It
> sounds
> > >> > like
> > >> >> a lot of work but well worth it.
> > >> >> Tricia
> > >> >> ----- Original Message ----- 
> > >> >> From: "Chapel Ridge Wal Mart National Hearing Center"
> > >> >> <4042N15@nationalhearing.com>
> > >> >> To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
> > >> >> Sent: Monday, May 02, 2005 12:44 PM
> > >> >> Subject: Re: [CHAT] so Kitty---
> > >> >>
> > >> >>
> > >> >> > Thanks for asking Donna.  I was so worried I was going to be
> rained
> > >> >> > out.
> > >> >> > They had called for 70% chance of rain.  I priced some items Wed
> > > night
> > >> > and
> > >> >> > Thurs i pulled some into garage to mark because it was raining,
> then
> > >> > more
> > >> >> > Fri am when it wasn't (I had Fri & Sat off). Broke for awhile to
> go
> > > to
> > >> >> > a
> > >> >> > job
> > >> >> > interview - he said I wasn't 'trendy' enough.  Then plugged away
> at
> > >> >> > tagging
> > >> >> > the rest until about 5pm at which time it started raining,
> lightly.
> > > My
> > >> >> > garage was packed full of plants that I knew I could not set up
> the
> > >> >> > next
> > >> >> > am
> > >> >> > by 7:30, so I started setting up all the tables in the rain with
> > >> >> > plastic
> > >> >> > to
> > >> >> > protect the wooden ones.  I brought plants out to the tables
until
> > > the
> > >> >> > rain
> > >> >> > got heavier and then covered them with dropcloths.  Rained the
> rest
> > > of
> > >> > the
> > >> >> > night.  Weatherman said rain in the morning..  Next morning,
Sat,
> > > sale
> > >> >> > day,
> > >> >> > I got up about 4:30. Not raining.  Moved all the rest of the
> plants
> > > out
> > >> > to
> > >> >> > tables.  The display stretched about 70 feet with some of the
> > > displays
> > >> >> > having 2, 3, or 4 tiers.  Then I lugged out all the heavy
produce
> > > boxes
> > >> >> > and
> > >> >> > a few regular garage sale items. It didn't rain the entire day.
> Got
> > > a
> > >> >> > little chilly, then warm again, but all in all, a really nice
day.
> > >> >> > I sold almost everything, plantwise.  Nobody wants Blue Flag
Iris,
> > >> >> > 20
> > >> >> > of
> > >> >> > which had been given to me because they hadn't sold at the MG
> sale.
> > >> >> > Now
> > >> >> > I'll just take the 12 left (I gave 7 away free) back to the next
> MG
> > >> > sale.
> > >> >> > Other than that, I had about a dozen plants left. Made $1150,
but
> > > that
> > >> >> > includes about $50-70 of regular garage sale stuff.  Still, it's
a
> > > new
> > >> >> > record for me.
> > >> >> >
> > >> >> > Then I had to work at our MG nursery all day Sunday, digging and
> > >> >> > potting
> > >> >> > things for our May sale.  My dogs are barking.  My back is
aching.
> > > I'm
> > >> >> > actually gald to be back at work where I can rest.  I'm pooped.
> > >> >> >
> > >> >> > Kitty
> > >> >> >
> > >> >> > ----- Original Message ----- 
> > >> >> > From: "Donna" <gossiper@sbcglobal.net>
> > >> >> > To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
> > >> >> > Sent: Saturday, April 30, 2005 7:12 PM
> > >> >> > Subject: [CHAT] so Kitty---
> > >> >> >
> > >> >> >
> > >> >> >> How did your plant sale go today? Did you get rained out?
> > >> >> >>
> > >> >> >> Donna
> > >> >> >>
> > >> >>
> >
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