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Re: Miller Nurseries

  • Subject: Re: Miller Nurseries
  • From: hostas@gmx.at
  • Date: Sat, 5 Apr 2003 20:20:33 +0200 (MEST)

> After I finished dealing with the 10 inches of SNOW YESTERDAY, I opened
> the
> Miller Nurseries catalogue before it went into the paper shredder. They
> carry 3 hostas.I am sharing the plants with you.
> There is now a fresh 3" layer of hail/ice pellets on top of yesterday's
> plague. I am expecting swarms of locusts next.
> #1. Elegante'* Hosta.... "Exotic, blue-reen coloration justifies premium
> prices; here it is at regular prices...............thrives from full shade
> to bright sun. Never needs fertilizing. HMMMMMMMMMMMMMM! Blue hosta do so
> well in bright sunlight.
> #2. Gold'n** Green Hosta.......Team up this hardy perennial with some
> ferns
> and transform shady areas into neat attractive places....ridged leaves are
> ivy green with white borders...OK for sunny places too. WOW WOW WOW
> #3. White beauty Hosta***...Favorite for walkways/driveway plantings,
> northern foundations, shaded places. Sub-zero hardy . Creamy white center
> stripes on green heart shaped leaves grow into fountain shapes. WOW again.
> I have never seen a fountain shaped leaf.
> * Just what is that apostrophe doing in Elegante' Hosta? Any body have any
> ideas? Eleganted? Elegantey? Eleganten?
> ** Just where does gold come into this hosta, since it has white borders?
> Possibly the flowers?
> *** No possible place for an apostrophe? Too bad.
> I'll bet Jim Wilkins must have the registration papers from Miller
> Nurseries in his hand right at this moment.What great names. Double WOW
> I usually try and put out an April Fool's list of hostas for sale on the
> robins. I forgot this year. This, although late, will have to do.
> Glen Williams
> 20 Dewey St.
> Springfield , Vermont
> 05156
> Tel: 802-885-2839 

Hehehe! Maybe "Ivy Green" means something like chartreuse (gold)?

Maybe the apostrophe at the end of elegante is supposed to indicate a stress
on the E? Something like Eleganti ? Maybe trying to provoke a french
pronounciation? Just guessing....



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