Re: Question re Xylem
Thanks for your review. I really appreciate it. I agree that Wendy Read is really something. I lost Orion in this move last summer but it is supposed to be a great one.
I love Holbrook, Ibiza, Tatoo and Deerwood Darling. Have not had Pot Pourri and would love it if you would give a detailed description.
My East Sussex is blooming away, actually have three mother plants of that one since it is a slow grower. I love the leaf and when it does bloom for you, you will love the stem color as well.
The Jackpot series are by Charles Rager formerly from the Central Coast Branch of IGS but who now lives in Saratoga. I saw him again at a meeting of the Goldent Gate Geranium Society in San Francisco. Bill Lemke spoke on species, with a marvelous digital presentation along with whole plants and/or leaves and flowers from may of his plants.
I have Rager's Pink, a small dwarf that is available around the world, and it is also a nice bloomer.
Are any of the plants you listed from this year's order? I requested my orders for this year be sent in the fall as grandchild due any day, actually late.
Judith Cassidy <JudithCidy@MSN.COM> wrote:
I just finished grooming my geraniums and am sending you a list.
Top of the list:
Wendy Read and Orion......both blooming w/o any special love in fact in s=
pite of benign neglect. =20
Very good bloomers:
Pink Egg Shell, Deerwood Darling.. Camisole, Pot Pourri, Tattoo, Deerwood=
Darling, Ibiza, Friesdorf ( on the large size) Alpha (sprawling, but go=
od bloomer and first dwarf) Rusty (large but excellent bloomer) and Holbr=
Others I have that are just ok:
Sweet Sue, Meadows Jamboree, Strawberries & Cream, gold dust, Freak of Na=
ture, Deerwood Autumn Sunset, Black Vesuvius, Milburn Engagement, Stringe=
Have not performed:
East Sussex, Embassy
Outside I have Jackpot Janet......I have had her for at least five years =
and you can't stop her from blooming....she's marvelous but not a mini or=
a dwarf but a wonder nonetheless.
Also its, not fair to judge a variety on whether or not I have success wi=
th it....to many other variables involved.
----- Original Message -----
From: Sandy Connerley
Sent: Sunday, July 04, 2004 12:49 PM
Subject: Question re Xylem
I have read that systemic pesticides do not translocate to the flower par=
t. Is it because the xylem does not go into the flower? Or does it? Is=
it because flower parts are differentiated from the rest of the plant? =
All this came up because of the dreaded budworm and why systemics are not=
effective. I guess I mean systemics that are absorbed through the roots=
and not contact ones that might absorb into the flower part.
Hope someone can give me a lesson!