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Old 04-13-2009, 09:05 AM   #1
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I would like to introduce myself and my nursery, Porterbrook Native Plants, which is located in Meigs County, southern Ohio. The nursery has been in operation since 1987. Plants are grown from seed collected in the wild from Ohio and the adjacent states. Anyone interested in learning more about my nursery can visit Porterbrook Native Plants - Home

Although I certainly would welcome new customers, I am also interested in helping anyone with questions about using native plants in the landscape. Please feel free to contact me. I look forward to hearing from you.

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Old 04-13-2009, 12:30 PM   #2
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You have an interesting selection of plant pictures on the site.
I'm interested in that stachys eplingii, and the bowman's root. How tall do they grow and how do they spread?
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Old 04-13-2009, 12:33 PM   #3
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I wish you were located closer to Massachusetts.
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Old 04-13-2009, 12:46 PM   #4
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Hi Gloria,
Porteranthus trifolius (Bowman's Root) reaches about 2-2 1/2' in height with a breadth of about 16". I suggest to my customers that they plant Porteranthus stipulatus (American Ipecac) along with P. trifolius. The former blooms about two weeks earlier. Combined they offer about a month of wonderful white, five-petaled flowers that brighten an area of dappled shade. Stachys eplingi reaches about sixteen inches, and spreads via stolons. Hope this is helpful.
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Old 04-13-2009, 12:48 PM   #5
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I have several customers in Massachusetts. And I am as close as a click of the mouse on your computer. I also have a guest room should you choose to visit the nursery. There are some excellent federal and state natural areas within an hour's drive, which I would be more than happy to show you. Nice to hear from you.
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Old 04-13-2009, 02:11 PM   #6
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That's very nice of you to offer your guest room, Porter! I'm afraid I won't be travelong much any time soon, but I'll be looking at your website the next time I think about ordering plants. Cheers!
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Old 04-13-2009, 05:23 PM   #7
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Niiiiice. Wildflowers that are all natives.
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Old 05-12-2009, 02:01 PM   #8
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Very nice website, Porterbrook. Hope to see the actual nursery someday!
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Porterbrook, a friend asked yesterday where she could get lonicera sempervirens. Do you have any left?
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Old 08-12-2011, 02:34 PM   #10
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Hello Rebek 56,
Yes, I have a few left. Be nice to see you again if you can drop by.
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