Heucheras forum→Welcome to the heucheradiscussions forum!

Page 4 of 4 • 1 2 3 4
Views: 2053, Replies: 67 » Jump to the end
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
Image
Christine27360
Aug 10, 2010 11:57 AM CST
"There's no place like home, there's no place like home".. click..click ..click.

Aunti Em!!!!!!!!!!

Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing
"Remember this: Whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and whoever sows generously will also reap generously."
2 Corinthians 9:6
Name: woodthrush
Albrightsville PA
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Art Ferns Lilies Container Gardener
Plant and/or Seed Trader Region: Northeast US Hostas Heucheras Sempervivums Butterflies
Image
woodthrush
Aug 10, 2010 12:05 PM CST
We need a witch laughing emoticon for the fall. Maybe she could fall off her broom laughing so hard Rolling on the floor laughing
http://cubits.org/TartWarmersa...

New - Plants for Sale - co-op prices
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
Image
Christine27360
Aug 10, 2010 12:08 PM CST
or one stuck in a telephone pole Whistling
"Remember this: Whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and whoever sows generously will also reap generously."
2 Corinthians 9:6
Name: Dave Whitinger
Jacksonville, Texas (Zone 8b)
Region: Texas Garden Research Contributor Million Pollinator Garden Challenge Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Permaculture
Raises cows Beekeeper Vermiculture Garden Ideas: Master Level Garden Sages Plant Identifier
Image
dave
Jul 10, 2011 9:18 PM CST

Garden.org Admin

Welcome back! This thread and the rest of the Heuchera cubit has been transferred to ATP.
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
Image
Carolyn22
Jul 11, 2011 6:50 AM CST
Oh Dave!

Thank you!
Name: Linda Bartell
Michigan
Charter ATP Member
Image
LinBar
Jul 13, 2011 2:05 PM CST
Hi from Southeast Michigan! I've read a few of the posts and agree that collecting huechs is like eating potato chips! But, fortunately, no calories.

I'm just getting the hang of starting new plants, but I'm always in a quandary about watering established ones. I find it's easier to control the moisture of the soil in medium to large pots, and the mixture of soil I use (for containers) is approximately what Dan Heims recommended in his book (Heucheras and Heucherellas). I lost a few to overwatering (in the garden) - Sweet Tea and Key Lime Pie, most recently. I replaced both of them, and now I use a slim bamboo rod to to test the soil before watering.

Sometimes they start to visibly droop - that's how leery I am of over-watering! But the right soil mixture makes a definite difference. I noticed someone posted a pic of a thriving Ginger Ale. I've lost two of those - although one I had in a pot with Lime Rickey for about four years and love it's neutral coloring. Lime Rickey is still going, although tiring out, and Ginger Ale died. So I got two replacements of GA.

Since they aren't heavy feeders, I use slow-release fertilizer or alfalfa meal mixed in the soil for a boost. But I'm becoming a little more careful in choosing which cultivars to buy. Some, I've noticed, are definitely more vigorous than others.Usually I give a cultivar 2 chances...and after that, I won't buy it again (and I have the time to give the 'fussier' ones more attention.). I wish they all were as vigorous as the landscape dependables like Stormy Seas, Marmalade, etc.

Has anyone grown Earth Angel? It's one of the most vigorous - except maybe for Palace Purple - heuchs I've ever grown. And it has bright pink flowers in addition to its lovely foliage. I found mine at a discount store maybe 5 years ago and am not sure if it was labeled correctly. But it grows in shade or full sun (with a little more water) and is quick to multiply.

Enough of my rambling. Promise to rein in my enthusiasm next time!
Linda
LinBar
Name: Chris
Ripon, Wisconsin
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Sages Garden Ideas: Master Level Seller of Garden Stuff I sent a postcard to Randy!
Sempervivums Sedums Region: Wisconsin Hosted a Not-A-Raffle-Raffle Avid Green Pages Reviewer Garden Art
Image
goldfinch4
Jul 15, 2011 3:15 PM CST
Linda, please DON'T reign in your enthusiasm - I love it!! Hurray! Hurray! Appreciate the information you've shared here too.

I just got Earth Angel about a month ago. Glad to hear it can take a little more sun because that's the only place I had room for it!
Cubits Store: The Sempervivum Patch - Sempervivum plants!
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
Image
Christine27360
Jul 28, 2011 6:49 PM CST
I have Palace Purple and then thing is crazy and loves the sunshine!!
"Remember this: Whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and whoever sows generously will also reap generously."
2 Corinthians 9:6

Page 4 of 4 • 1 2 3 4

« Garden.org Homepage
« Back to the top
« Forums List
« Heucheras forum
You must first create a username and login before you can reply to this thread.

Member Login:

[ Join now ]

Today's site banner is by zuzu and is called "Podranea brycei"

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.