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Re: Zone 9 CA shade plants


Barb, This is on a forum discussion and I felt bad that no one was replying
to her at all so I stepped in.  At first she only wanted to say zone 9 and I
explained that z9 se is way different than z9sw, so, if she could at least
give her state if she didn't want to give her town.  So all I have is "in an
old neighborhood in central northern California".  Some people are quite
reluctant to say more.  She writes that the area is "fairly moist", but of
course, one might ask, relative to what?
Maybe you could suggest one or two widely adaptable plants, considering that
she is currently growing  Ligularia, Alchemilla,
and Woodwardia, and when I tell her about them, I can ask if she knows her
sunset zone.  Since she used "Alchemilla" instead of "Lady's Mantle", I'm
guessing she may have some knowledge of sunset zones.

Kitty

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Barbara Tandy" <sundrops@earthlink.net>
To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
Sent: Saturday, November 19, 2005 12:48 PM
Subject: Re: [CHAT] Zone 9 CA shade plants


> Kitty, what town is she near?  so I can check what the Sunset zone is.
She
> must be north of me to have any conditions that can be considered moist!
> And if so there will be lots she can grow.
> --Barb, Grass Valley CA
> ----- Original Message ----- 
> From: "Chapel Ridge Wal Mart National Hearing Center"
> <4042N15@nationalhearing.com>
> To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
> Sent: Saturday, November 19, 2005 10:55 AM
> Subject: [CHAT] Zone 9 CA shade plants
>
>
> > Someone has asked me about plants for a moist, shady area in central
> > northern California.  She said she has ridiculously good soil, heavy
tree
> > canopy, and many microclimates.  Currently she has Ligularia,
Alchemilla,
> > and Woodwardia in this new bed and was asking about Rodgersia.
Rodgersia
> > does well here, but I couldn't say how it does in her location.  Does
> > anyone
> > have suggestions of plants for her? Especially David, Barb, and
Theresa? -
> > others welcome to chime in too.
> >
> > Kitty
> >
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