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SUITABLE PLANTS



Published: Sun, February 24, 2002 @ 12:00 a.m.



SUITABLE PLANTS

Start with these

If you want to try your hand at forcing, these are good candidates for starters, says Tracy Cook, greenhouse manager at Dixon Gallery and Gardens in Memphis:

Forsythia: Forsythia x intermedia, small yellow flowersQuince: Chaenomeles spp., smallish white, pink, salmon or red flowers.Fragrant Honeysuckle: Lonicera fragrantissima, creamy white. Fragrance is citrusy and appealing.Witch Hazel: Hamamelis vernalis and H. mollis, yellow or orange flowers.Redbud: Ceris canadensis, pink to magenta flowers.Flowering Dogwood: Cornus florida, creamy white flowers; some pinks are available.Pussy Willow: Salix caprea, fuzzy gray catkins.

Source: Scripps Howard News Service




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