Zantdeschia hardiness?SW MI weather

Susan B
Sun, 14 Jun 2009 18:56:47 PDT
That's pretty amazing, even though southwest MI is unusually warm because of its proximity to Lake Michigan.   In the winter, the wind blows from the west and picks up heat as it crosses the unfrozen lake.  I can't remember the name of the town, but there is a rather large Giant Sequoia (by Midwest standards) growing there.  A very nice little arboretum, all trees are not well marked, but it was a very quiet, pleasant place to visit.
Now if I could only remember the name- would it be Morton?  I believe it was a well-to-do family's home.

--- On Sun, 6/14/09, Russell Stafford, Odyssey Bulbs <> wrote:

From: Russell Stafford, Odyssey Bulbs <>
Subject: Re: [pbs] Zantdeschia hardiness
To: "Pacific Bulb Society" <>
Date: Sunday, June 14, 2009, 9:12 PM

That reminds me -- a zantedeschia of the Z. elliotiana sort has 
wintered for many years by the foundation of the house I rented in 
Southwest Michigan.  The planting was under an overhang and so 
remained relatively dry summer and winter.


Russell Stafford
Odyssey Bulbs
PO Box 382
South Lancaster, MA  01561


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