Heucheras forum: Night Out with Heuchera Extrodanaire

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Name: Julia
Washington State (Zone 7a)
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springcolor
Mar 18, 2012 7:41 PM CST

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That would be Dan Heims, President of Terra Nova Nurseries.
What a fun night! An evening talking about Heuchera, Heucherellas, Tiarella and, New Plants. Hurray! Hurray! Lovey dubby
The night was hosted at My Garden Nursery, in Millcreek, WA. It was a celebration after Jenney wrote about Heucheras for 365 days. She is one of the owners of the nursery and a heucheraholic. They carry more heucheras then I have ever seen at one nusery. Not sure on the stats, but a least 35 different ones and they change over the seasons. So you never know what you will find.
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Here she is with Dan after she was given her flower tiara!
There were Heuchera everywere!
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Brownies
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Sadly, Dan did not bring any of the 2012 intros! Shrug! He said they are still small and you should start seeing them this summer. So I'm going to start saving, Bella Notte is a show stopper! He had pictures of all the new ones.

He spoke about his breeding program and the many years it has taken to produce the beauties that we buy today. When he looks at different heucheras he can see the many different parents that produce the plant. His hybrid program is taking two directions. First is mini heacheras, they should be coming on the market in a year or so. The other is to create a more cold hardy heuchera. The breeders are in the process of crossing a native from Saskatchewan. They should be out in a few years.
Sadly, others are using his plants and creating imposters. Beware! Orangeman is one of those!

What a fun evening! Dan is a expert on these plants and a fun speaker. Very graceious with his time and took the time to talk with all us heucheraholics.
Thanks Dan and Jenny! A great evening.

Just a note I don't work for either company just reporting on a fun evening out.
Of couse there was shopping! Next I'll show you what followed me home. *Blush* Hilarious!
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Name: Julia
Washington State (Zone 7a)
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springcolor
Mar 18, 2012 7:49 PM CST

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Sugar Plum

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Solar Eclipse

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This was a free one! Canyon Duet
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Ruby Bells
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Marvelous Marble

Aslo, a book titled The Garden Clerk's Dictionary, by Dan Heims. Looks to be full of giggles!
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Name: Bob
Vernon N.J. (Zone 6a)
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NJBob
Mar 18, 2012 8:42 PM CST

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Looks and sounds like you had a great time. I would like to know what was said about orangeman.
Name: Chris
Ripon, Wisconsin
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goldfinch4
Mar 20, 2012 4:13 AM CST
Wow Spring - must've been fun! I think you did a good job of controlling yourself - I'm afraid more than that would have come home with me. Hilarious! I love the trellis-thing that the plants are hanging on. I have a perfect spot to put it too!
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Name: Carole
Clarksville, TN (Zone 6b)
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SongofJoy
Mar 20, 2012 4:19 AM CST
Heuchera heaven! Wonderful!

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Name: virginiarose
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virginiarose
Mar 20, 2012 4:44 AM CST
Really nice pictures springcolor. Green Grin! Looks like you had a blast. Thumbs up
Susan

In the spring, at the end of the day, you should smell like dirt.....Margaret Atwood
Name: Julia
Washington State (Zone 7a)
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springcolor
Mar 20, 2012 11:42 AM CST

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It was Fun! No control here, sad to say I have most all of those. Lovey dubby :blushing:. I wanted to get my hands on the new 2012 plants. Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing
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Name: virginiarose
Virginia
Money talks but Chocolate Sings!
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virginiarose
Mar 20, 2012 1:08 PM CST
POOR baby!! Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing
Susan

In the spring, at the end of the day, you should smell like dirt.....Margaret Atwood
Name: Carolyn Madden
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Carolyn22
Mar 20, 2012 5:18 PM CST
Sounds like quite an exciting evening, Julia. Wish I could have gone with you.
Name: Julia
Washington State (Zone 7a)
Garden Photography Region: Pacific Northwest Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Forum moderator Plant Database Moderator I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
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springcolor
Mar 20, 2012 8:06 PM CST

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Carolyn,
Have not seen you post much? Sad
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Carolyn22
Mar 21, 2012 2:53 AM CST
Julia

Seems like I am already on the fly. I hope the entire summer isn't going to consist of this. Too much of it last year...... I also cannot get on the websites while at work anymore. I suppose I shouldnt' have been in the first place, but.....
Name: virginiarose
Virginia
Money talks but Chocolate Sings!
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Ideas: Level 1 Avid Green Pages Reviewer Hibiscus Dragonflies Daylilies
Bee Lover Dahlias Butterflies Hostas Birds Lilies
virginiarose
Mar 21, 2012 2:53 AM CST
Who's Julia? Blinking
Susan

In the spring, at the end of the day, you should smell like dirt.....Margaret Atwood
Name: Carole
Clarksville, TN (Zone 6b)
Cherish today
Charter ATP Member Garden Sages Plant Identifier I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! I helped plan and beta test the plant database. I helped beta test the Garden Planting Calendar
Garden Ideas: Master Level Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Cat Lover Avid Green Pages Reviewer Lover of wildlife (Raccoon badge) Birds
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SongofJoy
Mar 21, 2012 2:54 AM CST
Springcolor maybe? I don't know for certain.

The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched -- they must be felt with the heart. ~ Helen Keller
Name: virginiarose
Virginia
Money talks but Chocolate Sings!
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Ideas: Level 1 Avid Green Pages Reviewer Hibiscus Dragonflies Daylilies
Bee Lover Dahlias Butterflies Hostas Birds Lilies
virginiarose
Mar 21, 2012 2:55 AM CST
Ok, guess we will figure it out later. Thumbs up
Susan

In the spring, at the end of the day, you should smell like dirt.....Margaret Atwood
Name: Bob
Vernon N.J. (Zone 6a)
Charter ATP Member Plant Database Moderator I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Forum moderator Heucheras Echinacea
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NJBob
Mar 21, 2012 9:49 AM CST

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Your right Julia is Springcolor.
Name: Julia
Washington State (Zone 7a)
Garden Photography Region: Pacific Northwest Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Forum moderator Plant Database Moderator I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
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springcolor
Mar 21, 2012 10:37 AM CST

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Yep, that me! Big Grin
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Name: virginiarose
Virginia
Money talks but Chocolate Sings!
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Ideas: Level 1 Avid Green Pages Reviewer Hibiscus Dragonflies Daylilies
Bee Lover Dahlias Butterflies Hostas Birds Lilies
virginiarose
Mar 21, 2012 5:13 PM CST
WhoooooHoooooo!! Hurray!
Susan

In the spring, at the end of the day, you should smell like dirt.....Margaret Atwood
Name: Carolyn Madden
Pennsylvania
Charter ATP Member The WITWIT Badge I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Dog Lover Plant and/or Seed Trader Daylilies
Bulbs Purslane Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge) Hummingbirder Clematis Cat Lover
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Carolyn22
Mar 21, 2012 6:26 PM CST
Yes, Springcolor is Julia -

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