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by Carly on July 28, 2004 08:02 AM
Here is a blue gentian that was put in about 6 weeks ago (a gift from another garden).

The donor was growing this in shade so we put it in behind the austrian pine. It certainly isn't dying but it doesn't seem to grow that fast.

Has anyone ever worked with this plant?

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by weezie13 on July 28, 2004 05:32 PM
Carly,
Mine hasn't grown tooooo fast,
I've had it for a few years now.

They are gental souls!!!

Also, remember for prennials:
First year they sleep
Second year they creep
Third year they leappppppppppp!!!

Weezie

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done this have entertained angels without realizing it.
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by Carly on July 29, 2004 08:44 AM
Thanks Weezie - that makes me feel better.

Should I take it in for the winter or just leave it in the ground?

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by weezie13 on July 29, 2004 11:31 PM
Carly,
They are hardy here where I live...
I never take them in....

Weezie

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Don't forget to be kind to strangers. For some who have
done this have entertained angels without realizing it.
- Bible - Hebrews 13:2

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by Carly on July 30, 2004 07:31 AM
I'm here in Toronto, Canada. We have a good growing season.

Frost around the beginning of November - we start gardening around mid-April.

I don't know what zone it is. Can't tell from that map either. Guess we'd be the same as New York? I dunno' . . .

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by weezie13 on July 30, 2004 06:14 PM
Carly,
Can you keep taking some pic's of it,
as weeks go by...
To see it's progress or lack of??

They're growing requirements:

Soil Type -Sandy loam
Soil pH - slightly acidic to neutral
Light - Full sun
Water - Moist to wet (but not too wet)

You said that the people before you had them also in the shade???
Where theirs small too????

And are they 100% sure it's a gentian???
Just curious???

Weezie

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Don't forget to be kind to strangers. For some who have
done this have entertained angels without realizing it.
- Bible - Hebrews 13:2

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by Carly on July 31, 2004 05:06 PM
I don't know - when I do meet her mother, I'll ask. It's her daughter who brings the plants to me from their country property.

I'm wondering if I should move it - I don't know where to put it - there are very few spots on the lot that get full sun (except the retaining wall in the parking lot). I don't want to put it there.

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