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Re: everybody outside today?

I have ordered from them and had no complaints. As far as a late  
summer bloom, I like Allium cernuum, or "Nodding Onion". It is a  
North American native. Mine is pink  (but some bloom in shades from  
purple-pink to white) and gets no taller than 24 inches (mine are  
around 18). It blooms for me in August. If you do not have acid soil,  
A. stellatum, the "Prairie Onion". It blooms late summer to fall, and  
tends to be shorter - no taller than 18 inches.

Cathy, west central IL, z5b

On Oct 10, 2005, at 2:52 PM, Chris Petersen wrote:

> It's been raining all weekend (supposed to rain all week).  Besides  
> rain,
> it's cold and damp inside.  For some reason, which I had better  
> check out, I
> took an almost cold shower today.  We keep the house quite cool as  
> a rule.
> I tend to get cold easily, so there are lap robes on the couches  
> and chairs.
> I almost always have a cat in my lap as well, but sometimes I still  
> can't
> get warm. I'm a tad hypothyroid, so that doesn't help matters.
> I worked outside last week, but I have lots more to do! I have  
> vowed to get
> EVERYTHING in the ground, mulch spread, and garden paraphernalia  
> cleaned up
> before winter!
>  I couldn't find much in the way of bulbs locally, so today I spent  
> a few
> hours looking through catalogs and placing an order with John  
> Scheepers.
> I've never ordered from them before, but they had the best prices  
> of the
> catalogs I had around.  Has anyone placed an order with them  
> before?  They
> are connected with Van Engelen.
> Does anyone grow an allium that stays compact (maybe 15") and  
> blooms in late
> summer? One of my friends has two varieties that I'm lusting after!  
> One is
> labeled A. 'Blue Skies', but I can't find it for sale anywhere.
> Christine Petersen   Northport, Long Island, New York
>  Zone 7a (Average min temp 50 - 00)
> chris@widom-assoc.com
> My garden: http://photos.yahoo.com/chrispnpt
> Daylily Events: http://www.widom-assoc.com/flowers/index.html
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