RE: [gardeners] Late(?) Transplants

Doug Reed (
Thu, 24 May 2001 14:31:25 -0700 (PDT)

Hi Jane,

I've been monitoring this list off and on for about a year (I am also on 
a Boulder gardening list). I travel so much that I don't always follow 
threads too closely on this list. I happened to see Harry's name pop up 
and was curious if it was the same Harry that I have conversed with on the (RSFC) newsgroup. Harry and I went to the same
college in Mississippi and we are both avid fans of Miss. State Univ. 
sports. I guess we also have gardening in common.

The snow Sunday was unreal. I was getting ready to plant out tomatoes 
Sunday morning when my wife came out to inform me that snow was predicted
for the evening. I couldn't believe it. This was at 11:00am and it was 72 
degrees. Luckly I had only put in two plants. I covered them, but they 
didn't make it. I'm waiting until this weekend to plant out the rest. I 
hope winter in Colorado is officially OVER!!!

Do you live in Boulder, or just work here like me? We bought one of
the older (1903) homes up in Lyons and are in process of renovating
it. Both the house (my wife's project) and the yard (my project) need
quite a lot of work. It's going to be a busy summer.


--- Jane Burdekin <> wrote:
> Hi Doug,
> Have I missed you on the list?  I'm in Boulder too.  Quite the dumb snow
> storm we had here last weekend.  I'm ready for spring.
> Jane
> Colorado
> Hi Harry,
> I inherited several perennial beds when we bought our house 
> last year. A couple of months ago I was out taking stock of what
> plants I had and what shape the beds were in and found two Russian 
> sage that were intermixed with clumps of blue fescue and yarrow. 
> I dug up the Russian sage, cut back the stems to about 3", replanted 
> and watered them in well, then forgot about them. Monday evening 
> (the day after a freak snowstorm we had here in Colorado) I was checking 
> on the gardens and found lots of new growth on both Russian sages. The 
> snow and ice didn't seem to bother them. This is the first time I've 
> tried to grow Russian sage, but from what I've read they are very hardy 
> and easy to grow. Yours will probably be fine if you keep them watered 
> a bit until established.
> BTW, are you the same Harry Boswell from RSFC? (If you're not familiar with
> the term RSFC, then never mind!).
> -Doug Reed
> -Boulder, CO
> -(Miss. State '76, just in case you are the same Harry)
> --- Harry Boswell <> wrote:
> > While working in one of my perennial beds yesterday,
> > I found some Russian Sage that had been overgrown
> > by crocosmia.  I dug out some of both, and separated
> > the corcosmia corms form the sage roots.  What I was left
> > with was basically bare-root pieces of Russian Sage, which
> > I planted.  Will these do OK?  Would I have done better
> > to just leave it alone?
> > 
> > I also found a coneflower trying to grow in the shade in the
> > midst of daylilies.  I dug the coneflower up and divided it,
> > since it seemed to have basically formed two small clumps,
> > and transplanted both clumps.  Should I cut these back?
> > They're both pretty leggy.
> > 
> > Thanks,
> > Harry
> > 
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