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calling all master gardeners


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From:Date:Zone:
Carmen26-Apr-01 04:20 PM EST 8   
Susan26-Apr-01 08:56 PM EST 6b   
Ed26-Apr-01 09:16 PM EST 5a   
Debbie27-Apr-01 12:58 AM EST   
iris27-Apr-01 09:06 AM EST 4b   
The Budding Poet27-Apr-01 09:41 AM EST 4b   
katrina27-Apr-01 01:37 PM EST 5a   
iris27-Apr-01 05:08 PM EST 4b   
The Budding Poet27-Apr-01 07:52 PM EST 4b   
Ann27-Apr-01 08:00 PM EST 4b   
Carmen01-May-01 02:08 AM EST 8   
Susan01-May-01 07:44 AM EST   
wendi23-May-01 11:07 AM EST 5b   
The Budding Poet23-May-01 01:50 PM EST 5a   


Subject: calling all master gardeners
From: Carmen
Zone: 8
Date: 26-Apr-01 04:20 PM EST

I have a woodland area in my yard not too wet not too dry. In it are hostas, ligularia, cimifuga, dicentra, ferns and corydalis. I would like to find a low growing (perhaps maple?) shrub nothing over 4 ft or so. Any ideas, evergreen or deciduous. The yard has a japanese feel to it.Thank you


Subject: RE: calling all master gardeners
From: Susan
Zone: 6b
Date: 26-Apr-01 08:56 PM EST

I like the sound of your yard - a bit like mine! Why not try a Mahonia? - evergreen, holly-like leaves and is at home in woodland conditions - it grows about 4 feet wide and high. A white Summersweet(Clethera) would look OK in a Japenese setting and fits in a woodland environment, although can grow bigger than you specify (1.5-2m)


Subject: RE: calling all master gardeners
From: Ed
Zone: 5a
Date: 26-Apr-01 09:16 PM EST

Zn 8 with a Japanese " feel " cries for Acer palmatum in any of numerous choices. Those with ambitions to exceed your height limitations respond favourably to regular pruning. Green or red ? Both are immensely attractive, the latter best with as much sun exposure as possible.


Subject: RE: calling all master gardeners
From: Debbie
Zone:
Date: 27-Apr-01 12:58 AM EST

Acer palmatum will reach aprox 15 feet but look so beautiful in a woodland garden. What you probably want is Acer Palmatum dissectum 'Crimson Queen'(purple foliage turning bright purple in fall) or Acer palmatum dissectum 'Eagle Claw' (light green foiliage turn amber gold to orange in fall). Both of these varieties are top grafted onto standard rootstock, neither will get over 4 ft tall. Other good choices for japanese theme in woodland setting might be fatsia, accuba, pieris taiwanensis prelude (prelude stays nice and compact...about 3 ft tall), Japanese holly,Heavenly bamboo, Flowering cherry 'Sakura' or weeping ornamental pear. Zone 8 here as well and were in the middle of doing basically the same thing you are...have fun!


Subject: RE: calling all master gardeners
From: iris
Zone: 4b
Date: 27-Apr-01 09:06 AM EST

I am looking for information on master gardener course. I live in Ontario. I can't seem to locate a site. Thanks!


Subject: RE: calling all master gardeners
From: The Budding Poet
Zone: 4b
Date: 27-Apr-01 09:41 AM EST

Iris

Good for you. They are affiliated with the OHA and can be found at:

http://www.interlog.com/~onthort/mg/mg.html

If you are in the Ottawa area I would be happy to relay some phone numbers.


Subject: RE: calling all master gardeners
From: katrina
Zone: 5a
Date: 27-Apr-01 01:37 PM EST

I am trying to find a some information on learning latin, any suggestions would be greatly appreciated ,Thankyou


Subject: RE: calling all master gardeners
From: iris
Zone: 4b
Date: 27-Apr-01 05:08 PM EST

Thank you 'budding poet'. I tried the site and kept being 'in error'. I live on the east side of Lake Simcoe, so Ottawa many hours away. I will keep searching. Thanks again!


Subject: RE: calling all master gardeners
From: The Budding Poet
Zone: 4b
Date: 27-Apr-01 07:52 PM EST

Try this one. It is the site of the Simcoe Master Gardeners http://www.geocities.com/urbanonion/mgsimcoecounty.htm

If you use your edit and copy and paste in your browser it should work as should the other url. Good Luck.

You will be among great company. One of their hard working members is the past president of the Ontario Horticultural Association -Kevin Healey


Subject: RE: calling all master gardeners
From: Ann
Zone: 4b
Date: 27-Apr-01 08:00 PM EST

I am co-ordinator of the Lindsay Master Gardeners, if you would like to contact me privately and tell me exactly where you are located I can put you in touch with the group nearest to you.


Subject: RE: calling all master gardeners
From: Carmen
Zone: 8
Date: 01-May-01 02:08 AM EST

Dear Debbie:

It must have been fate! I went to the Van Dusen Plant sale and by virtue of standing in rain for an hour was very close to being first in a line up of over 200 people. First thing I saw was an acer palmatum "Crimson Queen" for $10.00, it stands about 2 ft. tall. Thanks for the advice! Carmen


Subject: RE: calling all master gardeners
From: Susan
Zone:
Date: 01-May-01 07:44 AM EST

Katrina - re Latin

If your interest in Latin relates to understanding botanical names of plants, you could try looking for two books: A Gardener's Latin by Cathy Morley or Gardener's Latin: A Lexicon by Bill Neal. Try your local library or a bookstore with a good selection of gardening books.


Subject: RE: calling all master gardeners
From: wendi
Zone: 5b
Date: 23-May-01 11:07 AM EST

I live in the Ottawa area and am interested in taking a master gardeners program. Is there one in this area that you are aware of? Thanks for your help, Wendi


Subject: RE: calling all master gardeners
From: The Budding Poet
Zone: 5a
Date: 23-May-01 01:50 PM EST

Wendi

Call Gillian Boyd 828-7886 or Lee Boltwood 836-1491

They will be happy to give you all the info.


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