Zantdeschia hardiness?SW MI weather

Mon, 15 Jun 2009 07:43:58 PDT
Could it be Fernwood?
Frank Cooper
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Susan B" <>
To: "Pacific Bulb Society" <>
Sent: Sunday, June 14, 2009 8:56 PM
Subject: Re: [pbs] Zantdeschia hardiness?SW MI weather

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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