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Yet another 'I should remember the name' query.
« on: June 05, 2023, 02:12:41 PM »
Growing really well in a trough, and flowering just too late to be at East Cheshire show - but what is it?
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Re: Yet another 'I should remember the name' query.
« Reply #1 on: June 06, 2023, 10:37:32 AM »
Idle hours spent trawling the net etc indicate it may be 'Teucrium aroanium'. JohnnyD
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Re: Yet another 'I should remember the name' query.
« Reply #2 on: June 06, 2023, 01:35:43 PM »
I think you're right, Johnny - I knew I'd seen it before - but the 'little grey cells' let me down! Nice plant  - wonder why I don't grow it?  Mind you, I know where I could find it.....https://www.pottertons.co.uk/pott/browse.php?folder=173
« Last Edit: June 06, 2023, 01:37:31 PM by Maggi Young »
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Re: Yet another 'I should remember the name' query.
« Reply #3 on: June 06, 2023, 05:23:21 PM »
Thanks Maggi. I doubt there is much wrong with your 'little grey cells' ;) JohnnyD
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Re: Yet another 'I should remember the name' query.
« Reply #4 on: June 06, 2023, 06:17:08 PM »
Thanks Maggi. I doubt there is much wrong with your 'little grey cells' ;) JohnnyD
Good to have your vote of confidence, Johnny, mis-placed though it may be!   Can't remember the names of half the plants  we are  growing, never mind the ones we're not!
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Re: Yet another 'I should remember the name' query.
« Reply #5 on: June 07, 2023, 09:04:39 AM »
Good to have your vote of confidence, Johnny, mis-placed though it may be!   Can't remember the names of half the plants  we are  growing, never mind the ones we're not!

Maggi,

I doubt that any of us can remember on sight the names of 1/2 what we grow.
I grow more than 1500 species in over 400 genera.

I have 261 beds noted A-JQ skipping IA-IZ to avoid confusion.
I have all the beds drawn [not to scale] as they are placed on the property.
Each specie is given an accession # when acquired; and the numbers are placed roughly where they appear in each bed. Many numbers appear multiple times.
If a tag is lost I can almost always easily identify it, without having to remember anything.  I got the idea from Stribing Arboretum which uses the same system.
When I lived in San Francisco or Daly City, CA; I used to volunteer for them.
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Oregon- where Dallas is NNW of Phoenix

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Re: Yet another 'I should remember the name' query.
« Reply #6 on: June 07, 2023, 10:18:57 AM »
I am not sure that makes me feel any better Marc!!! :P JohnnyD
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Re: Yet another 'I should remember the name' query.
« Reply #7 on: June 07, 2023, 06:32:41 PM »
JonnyD,

You don't need to use that system if you don't want to; but you can work out a method that works for you. Once you find a way to keep track of what you have, you won't need to worry about lost tags.
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I am in USDA zone 8b where temperatures almost never fall below 15F -9.4C.  Rainfall 50" 110 cm + but none  June-September.  We seldom get snow; but when it comes we get 30" overnight. Soil is sandy loam with a lot of humus. 
Oregon- where Dallas is NNW of Phoenix

 


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