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RE: Gaura


Mine flops too once it reaches maturity. I've noticed young ones are
upright, as in the ones that grow from seed dropped, but eventually they
flop too. Even in a pot they flop. I don't care, I just love the way they
look when they bloom. 
A

Andrea H
Beaufort, SC 


> [Original Message]
> From: Donna <gossiper@sbcglobal.net>
> To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
> Date: 5/22/2005 10:53:54 AM
> Subject: RE: [CHAT] Gaura
>
> Mine also flops, although it doesn't look like it made it this winter here
> (4 year old plant tho, so hum?)
>
> It looks best (IMHO) as something coming from behind rather than a
specimen
> planting. Mine just flowed in the wind and looked nice by the sundial. May
> have to replace it if doesn't show life soon....
>
> Donna 
>
> > 
> > Theresa -- your energy amazes me (and inspires me)!
> >     Yes my Gaura flops too, but since I am trying to fill up space, I
> > don't
> > really mind.  I am going to experiment with cutting off the flopping
parts
> > and seeing if the center parts will stay more upright.  But I think it
is
> > just its pattern.
> > --Barb Tandy, Grass Valley CA
> > ----- Original Message -----
> > From: "Theresa" <tchessie@comcast.net>
> > To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
> > Sent: Sunday, May 22, 2005 7:29 AM
> > Subject: Re: [CHAT] update
> > 
> > 
> > > Ugh!  You should be immobile today from the sounds of it!  Hope you
took
> > > a nice long soak in the tub last night!
> > >
> > > Here I just finally got the laminate flooring put into my office at
> > > home!  It's so nice not to be walking on the cement pad any longer.
> > > Nothing like ordering furniture to get the clock ticking....  New desk
> > > and bookshelf come on Tuesday.  Of course, in the process of working
> > > around the house yesterday, I decided that the laundry room is my next
> > > project to tackle.  I already picked out a paint color, and will use
one
> > > of 2 tile choices for the floor  (the linoleum has to go!).  I also
> > > decided that I hate to color my husband chose for the the hallway- so
> > > actually I will be painting it the same color as the laundry room. 
When
> > > he gets back from Mexico on Thursday, he may think he walked into the
> > > wrong house!
> > >
> > > Today it is a toss up- I can either paint, or mess with the chainsaw
and
> > > prune back the Bradford pears.... The chainsaw is borrow and likely
> > > needs a new chain....not sure I'm really in the mood for that.  Think
> > > I'll just do regular deadheading/pruning for a while this AM, and then
> > > come inside to paint after it gets hot.  Supposed to be 90 again
today.
> > > Summer may have finally decided to come!
> > >
> > > Oh- on a gardening note...I have 2 guara plants- I think they are both
> > > "siskiyou pink".  Mine flop all over the place.  I thought it was
> > > becuase they didn't get enough sun, so I moved one to see if that
would
> > > improve things-  Nope- now it is just more visible (and hence more
> > > annoying).  Anybody else have this problem?  The dang stems absolutely
> > > drag on the ground where they aren't leaning on other plants.   This
may
> > > turn into another project today- to yank this out!
> > >
> > > Theresa
> > >
> > > Donna wrote:
> > >
> > > >Well I feel like Theresa tonight... worked my butt off today!
> > > >
> > > >We finally got the pond cleaned out although we still have the two
> > > >waterfalls to tackle tomorrow. It turned out to be a bigger project
> > than
> > > >either of us thought. With all the rain we have been getting it was a
> > > >loosing battle, not to mention we got water under the liner somehow
in
> > this
> > > >process. Lotsa innovated ways to get a pump under the liner to drain
> > > >it....and quite a bit of heated discussions on how to do that.
> > > >
> > > >Also took a few minutes to see what is happening in my garden. Not
much
> > in
> > > >bloom, but any day now they are all gonna pop. What really impressed
me
> > was
> > > >the size of my hostas! Geesh... this wet weather made them grow like
> > crazy.
> > > >
> > > >Speaking of wet weather, I found it interesting that much of the soil
> > under
> > > >the surface a few/6 inches is dry. I can NOT understand it with all
the
> > rain
> > > >we have gotten lately. Did also get the beds on the side and back of
> > house
> > > >weeded and assessed. Need something for where the sweet autumn
clematis
> > was,
> > > >as it got moved out to an area it can overtake. Any suggestions,
would
> > like
> > > >something about 6 ft tall and has about 3-4 ft for width space. Full
> > sun,
> > > >western exposure. Decent soil, drains, will be against a beige brick
> > wall.
> > > >
> > > >Donna
> > > >
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