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Re: Lavender

When we first moved in here, we planted a ponytail palm we had carted from the far north country in the front yard and planted prostrate rosemary around the base. That was about 6 years ago; the rosemary is still going strong, albeit a tad unkempt. We also planted an erect cultivar in the front hedge. They flourished for 3 or 4 years until they were over-shadowed by major nearby shrubs.

Incidentally, the wild orchid that I glued to the ponytail's trunk seems to be adapting. It now has grown several roots that are firmly attached to the palm [actually, the ponytail's not a palm; it's a member of the lily tribe]. I had some fear that the glue I used, Goop [for marine applications], would kill the little bulblet, but it hasn't. Orchids must be tougher than I've given them credit for.

On Thursday, October 28, 2004, at 12:32 PM, "" <gardenqueen@academicplanet.com> wrote:

Nope. Rosemary either, no real down time.

Pam Evans
Kemp, TX
zone 8A
----- Original Message -----
From: Cersgarden@aol.com
Sent: 10/27/2004 9:27:26 PM
To: gardenchat@hort.net
Subject: Re: [CHAT] Lavender

In a message dated 10/27/04 7:50:25 PM, gardenqueen@academicplanet.com writes:

<< Hmm, I don't prune mine at all. >>

Pam, do your plants go dormant?

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Island Jim
Southwest Florida
27.0 N, 82.4 W
Zone 10a
Minimum 30 F [-1 C]

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