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RE: New plants...


Cathy, do let me know how it does for you.  If it works for you, it should
work for me here, too.

Blessings,
Bonnie (SW OH - zone 5) 

-----Original Message-----
From: owner-gardenchat@hort.net [mailto:owner-gardenchat@hort.net] On Behalf
Of Cathy Carpenter
Sent: Monday, September 11, 2006 11:41 PM
To: gardenchat@hort.net
Subject: Re: [CHAT] New plants...

I got a crepe myrtle this year, "Velma's Royal Delight" that is supposedly
the most cold hardy of the crepe myrtles. According to Dirr, it survived
-18F in Wichita, KS. We shall see...

Cathy, west central IL, z5b

On Aug 31, 2006, at 1:24 AM, Christopher P. Lindsey wrote:

>> I've been waiting until the nursery where my daughter bought my gift 
>> certificate for my birthday had a sale, so today I came home with 
>> Caryopteris 'Snow Fairy,' Sedum 'Pink Chablis' and Veronica austriaca 
>> 'Trehane.'  Does anyone have any experience/advice with any of these?
>>
>> I want to make sure I place these just right.  The Caryopteris 'Snow 
>> Fairy'
>> has striking foliage and the pictures I see on the web for its 
>> flowers are quite different from "Blue Mist" that I already have.  
>> The 1 gallon pot that I have of it is not showing any sign of bloom.  
>> How old does one need to be to bloom?  My other Caryopteris has been 
>> in bloom for two or three weeks now and still growing strong.
>
> The 'Snow Fairy' should use the same cultural conditions as your 'Blue 
> Mist'; it won't even burn in full sun.  Personally, I like it in 
> dryish, well-drained partial shade so that the variegation shows more.
>
> The Veronica is probably best in full sun with partial shade.
>
>> when he finally conceded that there were a number of places in the 
>> Miami Valley that were strictly zone 5 and that the crape myrtle I 
>> was looking at was among those that were really zone 6.  Why on earth 
>> couldn't they just tell me its zone up front?  I think that approach 
>> will lose them more business than they will get.
>
> To be honest, even zone 6 is stretching it for a crepe myrtle.  6b 
> with protection, maybe.  :)
>
> Chris
>
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