Heucheras forum: Pics of my heuchera and heucherellas

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Name: Linda Bartell
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LinBar
Jul 12, 2011 2:13 PM CST
I've been visiting the Terra Nova Nursery websitefor several years. I bought Dan's book that came out in '06 and learned lots about heuchs.
I'm getting good at dividing them successfully so If one fails or peters out, I have another to replace it. I call it my 'nursery' for the new 'babies' lol!

Here are some of my pics:
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woodthrush
Jul 12, 2011 5:14 PM CST
Very nice. They all look great. Are they in full sun?
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Carolyn22
Jul 12, 2011 8:03 PM CST
Linda

they are gorgeous. I have looked at Dan Heims book on and off. I would like your opinion on the book.
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Jul 12, 2011 9:44 PM CST

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It looks like you have some nice plants. I see you have quite a few in pots. Do you overwinter in the pots? And if you do are they put in a protected area?
Name: Chris
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goldfinch4
Jul 13, 2011 3:27 AM CST
Hi Linda,

Nice to have you here! Your plants sure do look healthy! Are there any secrets about successful dividing that you can share with us?
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Name: Christine
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Christine27360
Jul 13, 2011 8:52 PM CST
I agree I'm all ears!
"Remember this: Whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and whoever sows generously will also reap generously."
2 Corinthians 9:6
Name: Linda Bartell
Michigan
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LinBar
Jul 13, 2011 10:43 PM CST
Hi - Will try to answer all questions...I wrote another post today, not sure where it is. In it I answer some of your questions.

I do grow many of them in pots. I find it easier to control the moisture in pots...and I make a specific mixture for containers, according do Dan Heims's book. Some are in full sun until noon or so. But most are dappled shade or sun in early morning and then again in late afternoon.

Successful dividing? I'm just learning about being successful at dividing. To encourage growth, I use either alfalfa meal mixed in the soil or slow-release fertilizer (Osmacote). I keep the soil for the 'babies' slightly moist. But I've had heuchs peter out on me and only lately learned what to do. I've read several 'Net articles about rejuvenating heuchs that were helpful -and, also Dan's book.

Yes I overwinter in the pots. We had a brutal winter this past year, and the only protection most of my heuchs got was being moved to the east side of the house. I think I only lost two or three (out of 40-50). This winter I'll definitely mulch some of the smaller and newer ones that are farther out of the ground.

Dan's book: Well, I learned more about heuchs, but I think the book could have been more in depth. Most of it was listing cultivars and their hybridizers. And he definitely needs to do a revision soon to add all the new cultivars that he and others have intro'd, and maybe with the info on Terra Nova's plants that he puts in his catalogs. (Like which ones are best for landscapes, for northern climates, etc.)

Thank you for the warm welcome ;-)

Linda
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Name: Linda Bartell
Michigan
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LinBar
Jul 13, 2011 10:45 PM CST
Just found my other post - it's at the heuchera discussions forum. Be warned...it's long (lol)!

Linda
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Name: Chris
Ripon, Wisconsin
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goldfinch4
Jul 15, 2011 3:09 PM CST
Thanks for all the information Linda. I'll be sure to check out your other post too!
Cubits Store: The Sempervivum Patch - plants, containers, accessories!
Also stop by Timber Treasures and Garden Buddies on Cubits
Name: Christine
Southeastern MN (Zone 4a)
Charter ATP Member Heucheras I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Ideas: Level 2 I sent a postcard to Randy! Keeps Horses
Region: Minnesota Birds Raises cows Cat Lover Hostas Farmer
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Christine27360
Jul 28, 2011 6:47 PM CST
I agree Thanks for all that information!!!
"Remember this: Whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and whoever sows generously will also reap generously."
2 Corinthians 9:6

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