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Re: HGTV show now plant sale


Your grass sounds like our Bermudagrass. Little short of nuking will get rid
of that stuff. I once had a tarp with a truckload of woodchips on it. The
darn Bermudagrass runner ran 20' underneath it and came up on the other
side.

I'm a Salvia nut, though many of them aren't hardy here. How does 'Sky Blue'
compare to 'Argentina Skies'? Is it also a Salvia guaranitica or something
else?

I had to look up Valley Oak. You're certainly planting for the future. One
website said that trees with 3 to 4 foot diameter trunks are only 150-250
years old, and that they can get up to 100 feet tall and have a trunk 9 feet
in diameter. That must really be something to see. And those acorns could
put a world of hurt on you at 2" long. There's some good information about
them at http://kaweahoaks.com/html/valley_oaks_new.html if anyone's
interested. Also some links to photos of really neat galls.

Daryl

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Theresa- yahoo" <tchessie@yahoo.com>
To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
Sent: Sunday, October 05, 2003 11:10 PM
Subject: RE: [CHAT] HGTV show now plant sale


> About the plant sales.... Well-  I definitely will be yanking out more
turf
> and chucking it in the yard barrel.  I know several people on this list
> simple turn over the grass and let it rot or bury it under lasagna
gardens-
> but neither works here- upside down grass actually manages to regrow- even
> root side up, and burying it doesn't kill it either.  So I learned the
hard
> way that there is no easy shortcuts here.
>
> But-  I got tons of new plants- in the past 2 weekends there were 3 sales.
> At the Calfornia native plant sale I got several new grasses, a lovely
> Chocolate Euphorbia, a Vally Oak tree ( a small one that will take the
next
> ump-teen years to grow), several new salvias (including "Sky Blue" which
is
> just stunning).  At the UCD arboretum sale, I got a new Tiffany rose
> (own-root!)- this is my favorite rose for the scent, several iris
varieties,
> a western redbud, a tiarella, yarrow (the reddish one), and more I can't
> recall right now.  At the AIDS Benefit plant sale, I found yet another
> salvia ( a white one!), several bulbs, a white campanula, japanese
anemone,
> etc.
>
> The list goes on and on-  I'll have to send an update when I actually get
> them planted.  But first- we are laying wood laminate in half of the
house-
> soooo that is first.  Then the grass will go!
>
> Theresa
> Sac, CA zone 8-9
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: owner-gardenchat@hort.net [mailto:owner-gardenchat@hort.net]On
> Behalf Of Daryl
> Sent: Saturday, October 04, 2003 3:58 PM
> To: gardenchat@hort.net
> Subject: Re: [CHAT] Frost now HGTV show?
>
>
> Theresa,
>
>  I was a guest designer on "Landscape Solutions" .  Not a biggie. Just
> something I do.
>
> I understand ripping out more grass. We started with about two-thirds of
an
> acre in grass. I bought my husband a garden tractor so that he could keep
up
> with the mowing, and for tilling a big vegetable garden and new beds. Now
> there's hardly room for a push mower.
>
> Used to have several hundred feet of mostly perennial borders, but have
> gradually been converting them to conifers and flowering trees and shrubs
so
> as to prepare for when I can't garden much at all.
>
> So what did you buy at the plant sale? ;-)
>
> Daryl

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