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Re: the economy
gardenchat@hort.net

It's also drought tolerant and butterflies love it.

On 5/2/10, BONNIE_HOLMES <bonnie_holmes@comcast.net> wrote:
>
> I like yarrow because it dries very well for fall and winter arrangements.
>
> Bonnie
> ETN Zone 7
>
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Kitty" <kmrsy@comcast.net>
> To: gardenchat@hort.net
> Sent: Sunday, May 2, 2010 1:39:52 PM GMT -05:00 US/Canada Eastern
> Subject: Re: [CHAT] the economy
>
> Zem, re HD:
> Since I now find myself with almost nothing with which to stock my little
> nursery (though I do have some things that need digging) I headed over to
> HD
> as they are advertising $2 quart perennials. I had to drive clear to the
> other side of town because they closed ours. I couldn't find any; asked the
> clerk. She said that they were sold out and they can't get anyone at
> corporate to answer their call about how to get more.
>
> I needed a few things at Menards so, while there, I checked theirs. They
> had lowered the price on their quarts to $2, probably in response to HD's
> ad. I picked up 20. I was tickled to see that they had an Epimedium. You
> don't usually come across Epis in big box stores IME. Also found some
> Allium cernuum, which I've always wanted to try. Also got some Little
> Bluestem, Carex Frosted Curls, Geum, Penstemon, etc. I picked up a Paprika
> Yarrow, too. I don't like Yarrow but shoppers here seem to crave the weed.
>
> Kitty
> neIN, Zone 5
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Zemuly Sanders" <zemuly@comcast.net>
> To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
> Sent: Saturday, May 01, 2010 8:44 AM
> Subject: Re: [CHAT] the economy
>
>
> > Kitty, I couldn't agree more. The garden center at THD has been much
> > busier
> > than it was last year. We can't keep plants in stock! This year we are
> > getting lots of items from my friend's nursery here in La Grange -- Brown
> > Turkey figs, native honey suckle, scented geraniums, and others. Most of
> > the other shrubs and annuals are grown in Tennessee, too. I know people
> > like to get locally grown plants, and I'm sure yours are outstanding. I
> > knew your reputation would get around. Congratulations!!!
> > zem
> > zone 7
> > West TN
> > ----- Original Message -----
> > From: "Kitty" <kmrsy@comcast.net>
> > To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
> > Sent: Friday, April 30, 2010 7:37 PM
> > Subject: [CHAT] the economy
> >
> >
> >> ....has rebounded. At least here it seems to have.
> >>
> >> All year I was unable to take my vacation time, office was too hectic. I
> >> ended up taking almost every afternoon off in March to get it in before
> >> my
> >> anniversary date. March was so deliciously superb that I got a ton of
> >> stuff potted - and more in April - together with what I'd potted last
> >> fall
> >> and some items I'd ordered. I ended up with well over 800 pots for my
> >> spring plant sale. I had to take 2 days off just to set it up. It's a 2
> >> day association garage sale and rain was looming but it looked like
> >> Friday
> >> would be safe. Still, I thought I'd end up stuck with half my stock and
> >> have to lug it back into the backyard.
> >>
> >> Word got out and the eager buyers swooped in at 6:45am Friday. They
> >> picked me clean - even the seedlings and cuttings still in the backyard
> >> that I was holding over for use in my August sale. Everything gone.
> >> Fast,
> >> very fast. People were grabbing things I hadn't even tagged yet because
> I
> >> thought I'd get to them for Saturday. People that showed up after work
> >> wondered where the sale was. I had to apologize profusely; this has
> never
> >> happened before. And then there's tomorrow. Geez, I hope it rains so I
> >> don't have to face them.
> >>
> >> I think people are ready to shop. At least for plants they are.
> >>
> >>
> >> Kitty
> >> neIN, Zone 5
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-- 
Pam Evans
Kemp TX
zone 8A

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