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Name: Marilyn
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Marilyn
Nov 23, 2011 10:46 PM CST
Very nice pic Sue! Thumbs up
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Name: Suzanne/Sue
Sebastopol, CA (Zone 9a)
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Calif_Sue
Nov 23, 2011 11:43 PM CST

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Thanks! I am enjoying adding a few agastache to my new garden, love touching the leaves for their fragrance!
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Name: Marilyn
Northern KY (Zone 6a)
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Marilyn
Nov 24, 2011 12:06 AM CST
I love Agastaches! Lovey dubby

Love their scent, long blooming, colors, low maintenance, low water and esp. for attracting Hummers! Wonderful plants! Lovey dubby

Can't remember if I missed anything else about them. Thumbs up

I gotta have more in my garden and yard every year! Big Grin
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Name: Suzanne/Sue
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Calif_Sue
Nov 24, 2011 12:23 AM CST

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I just hope they don't rot from getingt too wet from our rainy winters. We shall see.
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Name: Marilyn
Northern KY (Zone 6a)
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Marilyn
Nov 24, 2011 12:55 AM CST
Make sure you don't have wood mulch on top.

Make sure you use small crushed gravel for mulch. I used small pea gravel before, but I also had enough sand in hole. I now use the small crushed limestone gravel. The size I use is #8 which I get at a local place. You can even have some of the small crushed gravel in the hole.

Make sure you use enough sand (NOT PLAY SAND) in the planting hole. I use all purpose sand from Lowe's (inside store) in the masonry isle. It's a goldish color bag and I think they are 50 pounds.

Don't use a lot of compost in hole. I think I read that on High Country Gardens website, where I get a lot of information for Agastaches and xeric plants. You should check them out and read their info.

Can't think of anything else to say right now.
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Name: Suzanne/Sue
Sebastopol, CA (Zone 9a)
Sunset Zone 15
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Calif_Sue
Nov 24, 2011 1:14 AM CST

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The soil here is pretty loamy, so I hope it's OK. I don't plant to mulch around their base, just nearby to keep the weeds at bay until more plants fill in.
I have High Country Gardens bookmarked but haven't looked there lately, thanks for the reminder.
They sell them at all the nurseries around here so I would think they work out alright.
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Name: Marilyn
Northern KY (Zone 6a)
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Marilyn
Nov 24, 2011 2:17 AM CST
Meant to tell you, I sprinkle some granulated gypsum in and around the flowerbeds, esp. for the Agastaches, because they need (like Lavenders, Salvias and Penstemons) a well drained soil and they don't like 'wet feet' (if you know what I mean). I always try and give my plants very well drained soil to be on the safe side, but I don't seem to always exceed.

I've been ordering from HCG since Spring 2005, but I envy that you can get their plants locally.
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Hummingbirds are beautiful flying jewels in the garden!


Name: Suzanne/Sue
Sebastopol, CA (Zone 9a)
Sunset Zone 15
Region: California Plant Database Moderator Roses Irises Clematis Garden Photography
Cottage Gardener Keeper of Poultry Hummingbirder Bee Lover Butterflies Birds
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Calif_Sue
Nov 24, 2011 11:46 AM CST

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In my other garden I had heavy clay so had to add gypsum. Here I have some elevated beds that were here already and I am creating more with a few berms so that the iris and other plants drain well. The soil seems nice and loose. One area is lower and looks like it may retain more water so I need to add more soil. (Did you ever see my blog where we added tons of dirt already?)
This winter will be my first here so we'll see. We have our rainy season Nov. through about March or April, then dry all summer. That's where the sprinklers and hand watering take over. At my other house we averaged 15" of rain a year during that rainy season, here it's supposed to be 40", we are closer to the coast.
We have tons of nurseries here, it's ideal growing conditions and I recently got a resale license so can buy wholesale too, dangerous! LOL! Big Grin
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Hand sewn wares and vintage finds in my Etsy store. Summer Song Cottage
Name: Marilyn
Northern KY (Zone 6a)
Laughter is the best medicine!
Rabbit Keeper Birds Hummingbirder Salvias Xeriscape Organic Gardener
Container Gardener Cottage Gardener Bee Lover Forum moderator Butterflies Apples
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Marilyn
Nov 24, 2011 5:33 PM CST
No, I didn't see your blog yet, but I'm going to read it! Thumbs up I keep forgetting about the blogs, as I have been so busy with the db. Thumbs up

"We have tons of nurseries here, it's ideal growing conditions and I recently got a resale license so can buy wholesale too, dangerous! LOL! Big Grin" Hilarious! Thumbs up

Happy Thanksgiving! Big Grin
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