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Name: Karen
Fort Worth, TX (Zone 7b)
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Cocobid
May 26, 2014 3:34 PM CST
This is one of hundreds in our garden, they are faithful & have returned year after year for the last 20. Ok....that said I want to add some additions!! Any suggests as far as echoes are concerned? Color??
There are many that seem to be short lived or don't bloom true. I'm just looking for some sturdy reliable suggestions & something besides purple LOL

We do not have one blade of grass at our home...just gardens & paths.
Thank You Karen



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Name: Bob
Vernon N.J. (Zone 6a)
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NJBob
May 26, 2014 7:19 PM CST

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Virgin has been the best single white.
Milkshake and Meringue have been the best double whites.
For mixed color singles I would go with Cheyenne Spirit.
Pink Double Delight for double pink.
Green Jewel for single green.
Name: Karen
Fort Worth, TX (Zone 7b)
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Cocobid
May 26, 2014 8:21 PM CST
Thank you Bob..That is just the info I was looking for. Green Grin!
Name: Bob
Vernon N.J. (Zone 6a)
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NJBob
May 27, 2014 5:03 PM CST

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Susan I took it as Echies,at least I think that is what Karen ment. So I changed the name.
Name: virginiarose
Virginia
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virginiarose
May 27, 2014 5:50 PM CST
My bad...I thought she wanted color echoes. LOL. Thank You!
Susan

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Name: Jo Ann Gentle
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ge1836
Jun 2, 2014 10:33 AM CST
I just got a mail from Garden Crossings. Holicow they are expensive. Echies caught my eye and remembering so few of the new hybrids do well I just looked,
twenty dollars for a 5 inch pot is outrageous.
Price isnt the only reason I dont buy their plants. Five inch pots are too cumbersome to handle not to mention a bigger hole in a crowded garden..
Name: Jennifer
48036 MI (Zone 6b)
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jvdubb
Jun 2, 2014 10:42 AM CST
I have traveled across state over to Garden Crossings Retail Nursery a few times. They are FABULOUS people!! Great service and very healthy plants.
Name: virginiarose
Virginia
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virginiarose
Jun 2, 2014 11:09 AM CST
I do not have a lot of luck with Echinacea so I buy the three inch pots from SRG or GHS, at certain times of the year they are on sale and I can get them pretty cheap and I do not get so stressed out if they die. I had given up on having a yellow Echinacea because the two I purchased the previous year did not come up and the two I purchased last year did not come back, then the one I planted the year before came back, I did not know till it started blooming yesterday and I was thrilled. I will try more as I find them on sale but the two companies I mentioned they always have sales and 3 inch pots.


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All of mine came back as two foot clumps that are covered in buds, the orange one is actually 'Hot Paypaya' and it did nothing last year, maybe one flower but some take a year to settle in and the one I thought was dead came back the following year and that was 'Cleopatra'.



Big Grin
Susan

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Name: Susan
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stilldew
Jun 2, 2014 12:12 PM CST
Marmalade was newly planted last year and is going to put out lots of blooms this year.

Name: virginiarose
Virginia
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virginiarose
Jun 2, 2014 1:20 PM CST
Sure does look happy! nodding
Susan

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Name: Jo Ann Gentle
Pittsford NY (Zone 6a)
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ge1836
Jun 3, 2014 3:18 AM CST
Jennifer: I gave the wrong impression. They have great plants and I was shipped 2 budded Oriental Poppies a few years ago, in great packing , that continue to make me happy.
It's just that I hadnt been to their site in awhile and was taken aback by sticker shock.
Name: Jennifer
48036 MI (Zone 6b)
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jvdubb
Jun 3, 2014 7:10 AM CST
Yes, I agree, they are expensive
Name: Jo Ann Gentle
Pittsford NY (Zone 6a)
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ge1836
Jun 5, 2014 2:14 PM CST
My summer sale order came from Santa Rosa. Now I wish I had ordered more echi Cheyenne Spirit. I need 2 more Harvest moon too.
I have a small issue with their packing. Dirt everywhere and some plants dry. Ahhh well the price was good.
Name: virginiarose
Virginia
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virginiarose
Jun 5, 2014 8:21 PM CST
That happened to me a couple of times. But the plants were fine and I figured better too dry than too wet. Did you register with them? They will email you every time they have a sale and I believe they will have another sale at the end of summer. I will be looking to get a few extra at that time but its very important that you do not let them bloom, (in fall) they have to focus on putting down roots and getting strong for winter. Blooming takes a lot out of them.
Susan

In the spring, at the end of the day, you should smell like dirt.....Margaret Atwood
Name: Jo Ann Gentle
Pittsford NY (Zone 6a)
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ge1836
Jun 6, 2014 3:02 AM CST
One is in bloom now. I will go to our local nursery and see if I can find some companions for Harvest Moon.
The fall sales dont work for me. I havnt had enough rooting time before the horrible winter comes.
What I like about mail order is I can find many plant varieties that are unusual.
Name: virginiarose
Virginia
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virginiarose
Jun 6, 2014 6:15 AM CST
I agree
Susan

In the spring, at the end of the day, you should smell like dirt.....Margaret Atwood
Name: Jo Ann Gentle
Pittsford NY (Zone 6a)
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ge1836
Jun 6, 2014 6:57 AM CST
I am back from the nursery and it was expensive as the cones I wanted were in bigger containers.
They had some of the topped varieties and Green Envy but I had that and wasnt impressed. I bought more Cheyanne Spirit but colors I wanted not a mix. I also bought another Harvest Moon. There was a Veronica First Love. HAD to have it.

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Checked out for around sixty bucks.I just isnt possible to go there and not get 3 plants more than you went for.
Name: Jennifer
48036 MI (Zone 6b)
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jvdubb
Jun 6, 2014 7:28 AM CST
Love love love that Veronica
Name: Debra
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lovemyhouse
Jun 6, 2014 7:29 AM CST
I agree I agree
If you don't ask, the answer is always 'no.'
Name: Jo Ann Gentle
Pittsford NY (Zone 6a)
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ge1836
Jun 6, 2014 8:15 AM CST
It just jumped into my kart. I must have seen the potential because where I have room the color echoes are going to be great.




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