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Re: Magnolia Mattie Mae Smith

  • Subject: Re: Magnolia Mattie Mae Smith
  • From: "Timothy Saville" <timsaville@breathe.com>
  • Date: Mon, 4 Oct 2004 21:20:36 +0100

Hi Glen
I'll go to $100 if you can get it past customs!
Tim
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Charles Packard" <charlie@charliecheese.demon.co.uk>
To: <hosta-open@hort.net>
Sent: Monday, October 04, 2004 7:55 PM
Subject: Re: Magnolia Mattie Mae Smith


> Hi Glen,
> Timothy {of the Saville UK persuasion] is particularly keen on
> any plant that is variegated.
> As you are prepared to pay the postage, the very least that I can
> do is give you his full postal address-
> Tim Saville,
> 12 Burnham Close,
> Cheadle Hulme,
> Cheshire,
> SK8 6DN
> United Kingdom
> All the best
> Charlie
> UK
>
> p.s. BTW the Greenwich meridian starts the weather, so you are
> the last to receive the waste effect !!  :-))
>
> ----- Original Message ----- 
> From: "Glen Williams" <gw1944@vermontel.net>
> To: <hosta-open@hort.net>;
> <PHOENIX_HOSTA_ROBIN@HOME.EASE.LSOFT.COM>
> Sent: Monday, October 04, 2004 5:25 PM
> Subject: Magnolia Mattie Mae Smith
>
>
> | Dear Hosta Folk in need of a wayward magnolia:
> |
> |  I did something stupid last spring. I purchased the magnolia
> Mattie Mae
> | Smith. It has gorgeous variegated leaves combining dark green
> and a
> | chartreuse. It even bloomed this summer. When I purchsed it ,
> the
> | desription read ZONE 5. I swear it did. Honest. Well , sometime
> during the
> | summer the catalogue I used to purchase it was switched with
> anoither
> | catalogue which Proclaimed ZONE 6 in giant letters. In a good
> year I live
> | in zone 5 (barely). The magnolia, no matter how well wrapped
> will die this
> | winter. I paid 50 or 60 dollars for it and because of the
> devilish switch
> | of catalogues I did not see the real zone until it was too.
> late. It is now
> | about five feet high with good branching. The tag (which does
> not include
> | the zone limit) reads: Spacing 15 to 20 feet.  Soil:Moist to
> wet. Aicd
> | well-drained.Location: full sun- partial shade ( whatever that
> might mean),
> | Bloom time..late spring to early summer. Height 15-20 feet. It
> also says
> | that ASEXUAL REPRODUCTION OF THIS PLANT W/O LICENSES IS
> PROHIBITED.  I
> | consider this a pity as a little of asexual messing around
> might have been
> | fun this summer. None the less these are the rules.
> |
> | What I am looking for is some who wants the plant , will give
> it a good
> | home without molesting it - and who is willing to send a check
> as a
> | donation for next year' FIRST LOOK.  I will even  bulld the box
> and eat the
> | postage for mailing it to this lucky person. I think I should
> take it up
> | sometime this month and send it on its way..unless someone out
> there knows
> | something I don't. It's a nice plant and I would like to see it
> have a good
> | home and do a little good for First Look along the way.  I
> would suggest
> | e-mailing me privately if you want it . The highest bid will be
> the one
> | that gets it. If no one wants it I just may turn it into a
> house plant for
> | the root cellar.No offers accepted after midnight tonight my
> time  (east
> | coast time; we get the sun first in America while the rest of
> you get it
> | used. Of course we get your used weather)
> |
> | Awaiting  your response in Vermont where frost was only 7
> degrees of
> | separation away this morning.    glen .
> |
> | Every word was once a poem. -Ralph Waldo Emerson, writer and
> philosopher
> | (1803-1882)
> |
> | Glen Williams
> | 20 Dewey St.
> | Springfield , Vermont
> | 05156
> | Tel: 802-885-2839
> |
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