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Re: overgrown dwarf mugho

Thanks, Gene, that is a new one to me, but I'll look for it.  Do you offer it 
sale?  Don't remember seeing it in a catalog.  I'll try anything the deer 
go for - I'm building quite an assortment of things they don't totally devour.
Makes for an unconventional-looking garden, but at least things grow.

In a message dated 09/05/2004 7:01:17 PM Eastern Daylight Time, 
genebush@otherside.com writes:
Hello Auralie,
    Sounds as though you already have most everything, but will give it a
try. How about Standing Ginger, Saruma henryi? Morning sun would be perfect
for this plant. Easy to grow with not real demands. Lovely felted heart
shaped leaves resembling our Asarum canadensis only standing upright on a
plants reaching about 18 inches in height. Give three plant start about
three feet diameter at maturity. It has small three-petaled flowers of lemon
yellow that persist on and off all spring into late summer.
I have had mine for some years now and the deer have never bothered it while
eating the tops off my lilies that grow among the foliage of the saruma.
    Gene E. Bush

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