FAO Cheryl I

i scored a bunch of plants, 3 Lady's Mantle, 3 pink Astilbe, 3 stonecrop, 2 Red October hostas & 4 hellebores (white prince, i think), all gallon size pots & all free. i know where i want to put everything but the hellebores, because i know pretty much nothing about them. any suggestions? lee
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I plant most of mine near the front door on the North side of my home. I like to see a glimmer of spring in February . This combined with a few witch hazels about and winter is good. I mix Hostas, Hellebores and ........ Caladiums along with double Inpatients much latter.
Bill whose Hellebore babies start out on the south side.
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On 9/7/07 3:58 PM, in article Xns99A4A286779BAenigmaempirenet@199.125.85.9,

and stone crop in the sun.
I want a start of the hosta!!!! I googled it and WOW! want to meet and I'll bring some daylilies
C
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wrote:

i'm going to put the stoncrop along the stone wall next to the driveway. there's some sedum there in one patch that does well. everything else dies from the dry & sun. i think the stine crop will do ok there. the lady's mantle i already have gets shade in the afternoon. i was going to fill in the weedy former garden area around it with the new lady's mantle. it's at the bottom of the stone walls facing southeast... the astilbies will have shade until i get the damned Norway maple cut down, but if it then becomes too sunny i can move them.

ok. i can cut a start out when i plant them. they are much prettier than the hostas that came with the house (which actually look much better now that i moved them out of full sun). i want to put them by the back door instead of the ditch lillies, but again, they'll lose the shade when the maple gets taken down. i do need suggestions for replacing the maple. we *need* the shade in the summer, but i loathe that tree. i think it's too dry for red maple there. when do you want to get together? lee
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On 9/7/07 6:00 PM, in article Xns99A4B740D2178enigmaempirenet@199.125.85.9,

few seedling trees I can pot up for you

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wrote:

i have one down in the bog that gets full sun all day, but it's cool & damp so it's thriving. it was formerly in full sun in a dry area. it looked horrid (probably felt the same).

yeah, it's a Norway. i have no idea *what* the former owners were thinking, because they will crossbreed with the sugar maples & the resulting offspring look like sugar maple, but are as worthless as Norways. not good for the sugarbush. of course, i have no idea what they were thinking with the gardens most of the time. she planted every invasive perennial known to the northeast, well, she did miss Japanese knotweed so i should count myself lucky there. yes, Tuesday should be ok. i have to drive Boo to school in the am (home by 9) & pick him up at 3. otherwise, i should be home all day. lee
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