Ellen Hornig
Thu, 21 Oct 2010 09:27:52 PDT
Jim's account of hardy zantedeschias in western Virginia reminds me that two 
years ago, a friend sent me tubers of a large-growing red-orange 
zantedeschia with nicely spotted leaves.  I grew them for a season in a 
container, decided they were too much trouble (needed water constantly, blew 
over in the wind), and tossed them in the last compost heap down the hill 
(the heap of no return).  This year he wrote and asked how the callas had 
done in my garden.  Whoops.  I hadn't realized he considered them hardy.

But later in the season, when I'd forgotten all about them, I chanced to 
look in the lower compost area, and there they were: a huge clump, in full 
and glorious bloom.  So now they've been moved back into the garden, in 
several places, and one potful set aside in a greenhouse, just in case.


Ellen Hornig
Seneca Hill Perennials
3712 County Route 57
Oswego NY 13126 USA 

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