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Name: Elizabeth
Iowa, zone 5a
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
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conifers
Jun 8, 2010 11:19 AM CST
Diann I think I'm going to try the Roundup after the fence goes in, which will probably be late July. Andy is going to call the welder this week. I'll be sure to use it on a NONWINDY day *Blush*

I purposely didn't plant anything I liked too much in the front because of all the foot traffic, though once the fence is in I can do anything I want!!! Big Grin

I've started to think about who is going to make the move to the front of the yard. Step 1, fence. Step 2, roundup. Step 3, free mulch from the landfill. Step 4, NEW PLANTS.

BWAHAHAHAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!!!
Elizabeth
Name: Diann
Lisbon, IA
Charter ATP Member Enjoys or suffers cold winters Cat Lover Region: Iowa Hostas Lilies
Peonies
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Ticker
Jun 8, 2010 12:52 PM CST
Ah, Elizabeth, this is why I love you!! You think like me and have an evil virtual laugh! Rolling on the floor laughing
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
Jun 8, 2010 9:24 PM CST
AlwaysWeeding said:Christine27360 - If you want to play with seedlings in your woods, I can clean up a tray of KitGary's culls and send to you for cost of postage - probably 20 or more, mostly green, but they are still fun to watch grow and change.


CJ - that would be so nice of you -- I would be forever grateful! I would definitely love to watch the little lovlies grow!! I have been getting lots of liners -- they are sooooo cute! I love watching them grow. Got any streaked ones from Gary/Kit? Thanks so much and please let me know how much -- I can send to you via Paypal or a good ole check in the mail!!

Thanks again!!

"Remember this: Whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and whoever sows generously will also reap generously."
2 Corinthians 9:6
Name: Cj
Iowa (Zone 5a)
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Charter ATP Member Region: Iowa Hostas Daylilies Sempervivums
Lilies Garden Art Sedums Ferns Hellebores Heucheras
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AlwaysWeeding
Jun 9, 2010 3:35 AM CST
So far, mainly just green, gold, a few blue. Hard to tell other characteristics so far. but what do you have to lose for postage? They have only been doing it for a few years and they are of course keeping the ones that show promise. Not many streaks coming through yet.

C-mail me as a reminder and with your address. When they bring me the tray(s), I will rinse and pack them up, then notify you.
Name: Diana
Northern Illinois boonies (Zone 5a)
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
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pastime
Jun 9, 2010 5:11 AM CST
Something as big as Empress Wu must take years to mature. I was just curious to find out if it's actually that large.
Name: Diann
Lisbon, IA
Charter ATP Member Enjoys or suffers cold winters Cat Lover Region: Iowa Hostas Lilies
Peonies
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Ticker
Jun 9, 2010 7:16 AM CST
Actually, I asked Brian Skags, Wu's daddy, how old Wu was in that picture in Naylor Creeks catalog (the same that is in the Hosta Library) and he said it was about six years old at that point. So, we'll see. :)

Name: Jeff (allnitro)
Iowa
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
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BlackHawkGiboshi
Jun 9, 2010 3:40 PM CST
And it is grown in 18 inches deep of compost too.
Jeff

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