Re: [gardeners] Re: moonflowers

Ron Hay (
Fri, 28 Sep 2001 07:46:08 -0700

Hi, there,

Thanks for enlightening me about at least one variety of moonflower.
Sounds like one tough customer to me! Just about as tough as our local
creosote bushes which grow in our local mountains, and are one of the
reasons our hills torch so easily: most of the native chapparal is
coated with various ketones and esters to prevent water loss. Since
burnover is a natural occurrence in these parts, they regrow like
gangbusters, along with ceonothus and toyonberry,  when torched to the
ground. Isn't nature marvelous?!


Learning something every day:)