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Tue, Apr. 25th, 2006, 03:31 pm

Two queries.

First, does anyone know where I can find blackberry or raspberry plants? My local store has sold out of them.

Second, does anyone know how to find contact information for a specific doctor, if you don't know where in the country he is these days?

Tue, Apr. 25th, 2006 07:37 pm (UTC)

As for the first, I'm afraid I don't have a good idea, if there's no local store or nursery that might have them.

As for the second, if he's a member of the AMA then their physician finder service might be useful. Otherwise, maybe he's listed with WebMD or one of the major insurance companies' services?

Tue, Apr. 25th, 2006 08:19 pm (UTC)

Actually he/she doesn't have to be a member of AMA to be listed there; he/she simply has to be licensed. I've used the physician finder before and have had success with it.

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Tue, Apr. 25th, 2006 07:42 pm (UTC)

My first impulse is to try in Google; second would be http://www.411.com/

Tue, Apr. 25th, 2006 07:53 pm (UTC)

Quick reality check: do you mean actual blackberries or black raspberries? They taste different and have very different growth habits. Google has turned up a few nurseries with raspberries, this one looks to have appropriate selections for your climate. The descriptions don't leave me at all sanguine that the raspberries involved are actually worth eating, or that the nursery is actually managed by raspberry lovers. Raspberry and blackberry are plants that want partial shade, and may become invasive if given even marginally appropriate growing conditions. Blackberry is considerably less vigorous under the conditions I'm used to (dense clay soil, south central PA). I'm used to escaped garden cultivars growing wild in the PA woods tho, and I have *no* idea if the varieties have stayed "true" or not. The wild cultivars had better tasting berries than nursery cultivars.

Tue, Apr. 25th, 2006 07:54 pm (UTC)

Arg. A few weeks ago, Costco was selling blackberry/raspberry/blueberry, um, I'm not sure the technical term, but starters -- maybe 2 ft tall with roots. Don't know if they're still onsale.

Otherwise, I've regularly gotten catalogs for http://www.noursefarms.com/ a nursery which seems to focus on berry bushes...

As for the doctor, yeah, I'd probably start by Googling for him. Is s/he likely to be a published author anywhere? Journal articles often include the author's affiliations and location...

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Tue, Apr. 25th, 2006 07:58 pm (UTC)

*Laughs* Fly out here to Western Washington and you can have all the blackberries you want, for free!

Tue, Apr. 25th, 2006 08:19 pm (UTC)

I was thinking much the same thing. Heck, I'll wrap branches in wet towelling and ship! They'll survive. They survive everything else.

Tue, Apr. 25th, 2006 08:01 pm (UTC)

Heh. My back yard?

Seriously, my dog rampages through them every few days and gets them stuck to her butt, sometimes rootball and all.

As a result, they aren't the healthiest things. But I was planning on heading to the garden store this weekend, and could keep an eye out. How many/what kinds are you looking for?

Tue, Apr. 25th, 2006 08:18 pm (UTC)

I recently bought a blueberry bush from Wayside Gardens. It was somewhat puny, so I suspect if you got a raspberry plant from them it would not be yielding fruit until next year. (Isn't that how raspberry canes work, though?)

Occasionally they have coupon offers; I know they send one with their catalog if you request it.

Tue, Apr. 25th, 2006 08:48 pm (UTC)

As for the first, just get on a plane to Seattle and walk to the nearnest vacant lot, and you'll find all the blackberries you'd ever want. But then you know that...maybe someone in the NW could FedEx you some cuttings...

As for the second, another thing you might try is the Dictionary of Medical Specialists, which a big library should have.

Tue, Apr. 25th, 2006 09:05 pm (UTC)

Teresa, for the love of God, come and get mine! I have blackberry seedlings sprouting EVERYWHERE - I can't get RID of the damned things - you can have them ALL if you want! WIth ribbons on 'em!!

Wed, Apr. 26th, 2006 02:04 am (UTC)

She's serious!
I'll let you borrow my leather gloves to pluck the unloved blackberries. Body armor will be your responsibility. :-)

Tue, Apr. 25th, 2006 09:11 pm (UTC)

My parents have some award-winning raspberry plants (Won first prize at the montana state fair a few years in a row). Just checked with Dad and I can send you some cuttings if you want, depending what size plants you're looking for. I'm akgmurphy on gmail - drop me your address if you want some.
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Wed, Aug. 30th, 2006 06:24 am (UTC)
rutemple: Re: berries

cane berries like neutralish soil; blueberries like an acidic soil, which I think you may tend towards in Brooklyn, possibly? Tend them with some fir mulch for a little more of that.

Fri, May. 5th, 2006 06:07 pm (UTC)

Excellent advice on trying to find the physician. The only thing I'd add is, if none of the above pan out, trying a) whatever specialty or sub-specialty organization they might be a member of (American College of Surgeons, American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology, and so forth) and b) trying state licensing boards if you have a starting state or states (for example, Illinois has an online license-search function. So does New York).

Tue, May. 9th, 2006 12:52 am (UTC)

Ah! You have an LJ, too. Of course. Check the Brooklyn Botanical Garden for the plants--they often have a surprisingly diverse selection. I went for the Cherry Blossom Festival and don't remember those plants specifically but they had a ton. You might want to simply call before schlepping out there. Also consider the Bronx Botanical Garden and, of course, Home Depot. Home Depot will probably have the worst selection, but they'll be the most willing to order something for you.

Sat, Jun. 10th, 2006 06:35 pm (UTC)

I know I'm late to the party here, but am just catching up on some LJs while I wait for Cass & Beth to arrive for their trip north.

We have blackberries. Lovely blackberries. Canes and canes of them. Come, take some! Please!

(You have partaken of these blackberries and I believe you approve of them.)

Will you be up for either Kate & Ernie's wedding or Readercon?

Wed, Aug. 30th, 2006 06:20 am (UTC)
rutemple: blackberry / raspberry

Just saw this posting now; but since fall is a good time to plant berry canes, I'll answer it now anyhow.
I would go to http://davesgarden.com/ and do a search in the Plant Scout area;
then I would choose among either the varietals listed under rubus idaeus or just head on out to a (well rated) supplier who had the most different varietals and peruse their website, such as http://www.starkbros.com/index.jsp
Dave's Garden has a small annual nuisance fee, it seems to work well for never having to disemvowel anyone. I think the plant files are open to all, though.

If I had established plants I'd dig up some for you.

Nice to see you and PNH this weekend past; Lise beamed all over at getting her Very Own copy of Making Book and we had another impromptu Dramatic Reading of the Pastafazool Cycle on Monday night when I got home, with and for friends who were over for dinner and a waltz lesson. Much joy and delight...

Thu, Nov. 2nd, 2006 11:55 pm (UTC)

For top quality fruit plants of all kinds - blackberries, raspberries, strawberries, dwarf fruit trees, rare fruits, etc. - go to raintreenursery.com. We've purchased many plants and trees from them and haven't had a bad one yet. They are all growing well and producing great fruit, the berries all in their first season.

Sun, Jan. 14th, 2007 10:03 pm (UTC)

In some strange roundabout fashion I followed some links hither and thither until I arrived here - and I just wanted to add to all those helpful posts above about "take our blackberries, please" to say ... don't. If people have invasive blackberries taking over their yards (especially here in the Northwest!), chances are it's Himalayan Blackberry, a nasty, invasive non-native pest. Tasty, yes, but you'll NEVER be rid of it once you have it. I would recommend one of the tamer, domestic cultivars, personally. ;) As a bonus, some are even thornless!

I like Gurney's for a lot of stuff, though I've never tried their berry plants.

Wed, May. 16th, 2007 06:26 pm (UTC)
mia_mcdavid: Raspberry plants

I have a stand of Fallgolds; they are the long-season kind; yellow when ripe; I find them delicious. If you haven't scored any plants yet, I have to dig the entire stand to move them and would be happy to share.