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oh yes, I am exited with you!! :-Di just ordered Hippeastrum, Cannas, an Alocasia and a Colocasia to be delivered in March. It's like Christmas, I hardly can't wait :-)
Hi GT...I am going to google to look up everything but the cannas.
I don't know what the other three plants are. Sorry about breaking up this post, but I couldn't get it to do more than one sentence.
Erin; Are you going to grow the Lemon tree in your greenhouse? I imagine it might not do well in your climate otherwise.I'm not surprised to hear that you have ordered a Rainier Cherry, after what you wrote about it the other day!
I'm looking forward to your posts about your fruit trees and pictures of them in your garden. Surely it's going to be fun.
If you are curious, then google Amaryllis Charisma and Amaryllis Magic Green. The Canna varieties are Stuttgart (variegated) and Intrigue (maroon). The elephant ears I am lusting for are Alocasia California and Colocasia Bikini Tini (isn't that a cute name?) And I have to say, Meyer Lemon is my favorite! (I don't seem to be able to grow figs, they die on me :-/)
not for publishing: dangit, sorry, my last comment was sent with my google account, but Sam is my German Shepherd and I had tried to do a blog about him. I guess I should delete it...anyways, it is ME, Evelyn :-)
Oh you are spoiled Erin ;-), being able to have a Meyer Lemon and a Fig Tree grow in your climate (can we spell jealous)))). Tasted Meyer lemons for the first time over the holidays and they are every bit as delicious as described elsewhere. If I remember correctly the Rainier cherry tree needs a pollinator tree like a Bing..best check on that.Exciting is right.
Yes, that's exciting news. Also, seems like you have spaces in garden to put up that cherry tree. I don't :-(
Yes, that's exciting. Seems like you have space in garden to put up a cherry tree. I don't :-(. Yesterday only, I was browsing through catalog and looking very longingly at the cherry tree description.
The Meyer Lemon will go on our deck in the summer. It faces south, is sheltered and the sides are glass panels. So no breeze and lots of hot sun. Then before first frost I'll move it to the greenhouse. In this area, people grow then outside. What you do is string them with Christmas lights that come on when it gets near zero degrees C, and the warmth keeps it from freezing. I imagine you need to bundle it in burlap or something as well?Th cherry is going against the south wall. I am going to espalier it. But it will be allowed to grow as big as it wants to within dwarf limits. There is a bing cherry and another unknown variety about thirty feet away. My neighbor Lance has two cherries right by our property line.
The fig will be grown in the front yard. We are really lucky here to be able to grow them easily here on the west coast. I am going to grow the Peters Honey in a pot and put the Negronne in the front yard. OMG..I LOVE gardening!!!
The Meyer will love where you are locating it!! Imagine, your own lemons..wonderful.Looks as if you are going to have cherries then, if there is a Bing close by. How I love cherries!! Crows get ours sadly but, we didn't plant the tree and it not in a good place at all. Still, it has beauty we appreciate.You love gardening..well I love your enthusiasm and it makes me feel great reading your blog. Many thanks.
Thank you Brenda. You are the most generous blogger out there!! Both with your time, advice and kindness. My neighbor Lance, but some shiny tape in his cherry this year. It is red on one side and silver on the other. It was the first year that the birds totally left the cherries along. The raccoons however, mangled the trees to get the cherries. So I highly recommend you try it. Sounds like you have nothing to lose!! :-)
Hi Joan. Thank you so much. You are so kind!
I have a real thing for Rainier cherries. I will watch with interest. A lemon tree sounds divine too, but planting them here would be serious plant abuse.
Hi Becky. I have never had one to eat, but I've seen them and they are so beautiful. The lemon tree will be in a pot and move into the greenhouse in the winter. That said...we can grow them in the ground here. You bundle them up in the winter and put one of those old strands of Christmas light inside the wrapping. The light are set on a thingy that turns them on when it gets to 0 C. It's enough to keep them safe for the winter. Pretty cool hey.
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