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RE: comments on today's topics.. in a nut shell

Don't feel bad! I've been working on mine for two months straight and
I'm barely holding my own w/ the weeds! Makes me crazy. And I was
reminded today why I never climb ladders - vertigo. Ugh.

But there was a branch from the hackberry tree that was interfering w/
the top of my beautyberry shrub that just had to go before Elaine
brought her mom over here today. Her mother is terminal and this will
likely be her last Spring. So we wanted her to see all the roses at
their peak of glory before the blackspot monster sets in. She loved it
and even wanted cuttings from some things. I'll start them - just hope
she's around to plant and enjoy them. Gardening therapy - it's the


---------- Original Message ----------------------------------
From: "Bonnie & Bill Morgan" <wmorgan972@ameritech.net>
Reply-To: gardenchat@hort.net
Date:  Sun, 27 Apr 2003 21:46:16 -0400

>I know how you feel.  It seems so easy for Mother Nature to get ahead of us,
>doesn't it?  I pulled a full bag of weeds today from beds that were weed
>free last fall.  And I just took care of the two long driveway garden beds.
>I'll be sore tomorrow, but today I feel GREAT!
>I haven't had a shot at the patriotic garden (which is bringing in a lot of
>positive comments this year as things really are seeming to bloom red, white
>and blue all together instead of slightly out of phase like it did last
>year.  I think I have some photos, but haven't had time to download them.)
>The daffodils and other spring ephemerals have and are outdoing themselves.
>Just as the leaves of the narcissus are beginning to wane, columbine
>(aquilegia) are catching up to the strap-like leaves and hiding as their
>buds and blossoms are starting their spring show!  One would have thought I
>planned it like that! LOL!!!  
>Oh, and thanks for reminding me to plant those daylilies when I get home
>from work tomorrow!  Then I need to start a new lasagna bed because I'll be
>out of space for new things once again!  (Thank goodness I've got plenty of
>grassy areas Bill won't mind me using up.)
>-----Original Message-----
>From: owner-gardenchat@hort.net [mailto:owner-gardenchat@hort.net] On Behalf
>Of Chris
>Sent: Wednesday, April 23, 2003 11:00 PM
>To: gardenchat@hort.net
>Subject: RE: [CHAT] comments on today's topics.. in a nut shell
>I didn't even get the fall cleanup done last fall!  I planted a new 30
>foot long bed last spring, summer and fall as well as a few other
>smaller projects.  Renovating and enlarging my mom's old gardens was not
>high on my list, but as I've purchased or traded for more daylilies, I
>need more garden space in the sun.  So, I'm doing things the hard way!
>I'm just about finished cutting down old foliage and raking leaves!
>Ivy's overtaking my woods and trees, my hedges are too tall, some dead
>branches and trees need to be cut down, I've got to repair the fence....
>Meet me in the garden!
>Long Island, NY
>Zone 7 
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Pam Evans
Kemp TX/zone 8A


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