Re: [gardeners] Hollyhocks for Liz

Margaret Lauterbach (
Fri, 30 Jan 1998 14:10:31 -0700

At 04:04 PM 1/30/98 -0500, you wrote:
>Lindenberg's in Manitoba has a very nice perennial single hollyhock,
>vaRIEous clours but with some reds (wasn't that the colour you wanted?
>can't remember) which they claim will bloom the 1st year.  I tend to trust
>them.  They are one of the cheapest companies around - old family
>operation, very small scale.  Seeds run .60 for most veggies to about 1.95
>but most are under $1.00.  Given the present exchange rates, that's very
>cheap for US types.  
>This year they have a Moravian peony (fernleaf or tenufolia plena) for
>19.99 -- other nurseries want 50-60.00.  Some of the low cost is pretty
>obvious - newsprint catalogue, hiring the relatives, but it really makes me
>wonder about the profit margin (=greed) of some of the upscale mail order
>companies.  Lindenbergs stuff is very reliable and their service is really
>good.  Anyway, I'm sending them an order for a few things -- how can I not
>support such an enterprise?  We are still keeping things simple in the
>garden this year.  Very simple.  Put a catalogue in front of my face and I
>pull out my checkbook.
>Lucinda, still looking for  winter melon seeds.
Nichols Garden Nursery carries them, Lucinda.  10 seeds for $1.15.  That
requires a growing season of 120 to 150 days.  Can you manage that?  They
have a web site at    Margaret