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Re: Plant sale

87F is fall?  Well, it is fall here too, but not quite that warm.  I've been
inside all day working on my MG bulb sale.  We have some really nice deals
on Orienpet and Longipet lilies.

I also put together a trade package for a friend in Pensacola FL.  He's
overly generous so I never think I'm putting enough plants in to send him.

Oh, BTW, I also heard from Peter Knop.  He's just back from South Africa.

I guess I'd better get back to the bulbs...

neIN, Z5
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "james singer" <islandjim1@verizon.net>
To: "Garden Chat" <gardenchat@hort.net>
Sent: Sunday, October 02, 2005 1:34 PM
Subject: [CHAT] Plant sale

> Went to Tropiflora's annual fall plant sale today. Barbecue, steel drum
> musician, and a couple of dozen nurseries in addition to Tropiflora. We
> know it's fall--even though it's 87 degrees outside right now--because
> Tropiflora is holding this sale and because the Koelreuteria elegans
> [golden rain trees] are masses of yellow flowers.
> Ms. Fatma wanted to go to the sale to find a Ficus cordata [Namaqua
> rock fig]--small plant with a large caudex--for a present to give to a
> colleague. Tropiflora has a wondrous selection of these bonsai-like
> plants. She found one in a 3-inch pot that has so distorted it's
> plastic pot that it needs to be planted [1] in a larger pot and [2] at
> less depth to expose more of the caudex.
> For my part, I purchased a small [4-inch pot] rooted cutting of a
> Tibouchina granulosa. It's a single stem cutting, which I intend to
> train as a standard. For the present, however, it has seven flower buds
> that I intend to enjoy first.
> Island Jim
> Southwest Florida
> 27.0 N, 82.4 W
> Hardiness Zone 10
> Heat Zone 10
> Minimum 30 F [-1 C]
> Maximum 100 F [38 C]
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