Re: [gardeners] Saturday in the garden

lneuru (
Sun, 21 May 2000 20:35:49 -0400


> > Three days of continuous drizzle (with an occasional small
> > thunderstorm) are taking their toll on my morale. I have so
> > much garden work to accomplish that it hurts...  There are two
> > old azaleas to move to the "nursery", and a fushia azalea plus
> > an orange one to plant in their places.  Three bright red Vulcan
> > rhodies. Two mountain laurel "Yankee Doodle" (cherry red).
> > Three hot pink azaleas and one Hino crimson. I have to return to
> > the nursery for a new brilliant red and white rhodie, and another
> > Vulcan, plus 3 more azaleas. And then we must start planting
> > the space where we used the car to remove the 20 or so low
> > junipers which were sick -- if I can find them, I will bring home
> > low growing cotoneasters.
> > 
> > I guess a lot of you don't recognize these names...?  They are
> > typical northeastern plants which can withstand 90 degrees in
> > the summer, and minus 10 degrees in the winter. 

Just to add:  I have Anthony Waterer spirea, very green and bushy, deep
pink snowbal clusters of flowers, grows in the shadiest section of my yard
and still manages to look light and tropical.  Can get -20 here (that's
Ceslsius). There are many northestern plants I would miss if I couldn't
grow them.  I like this climate

Lucinda, south central Ontario