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Re: Re: Spent Sunday in the garden

That is so sad.  Like losing a child.  That may be one of the hardest things there is too do.  Proud of ya.

Pam Evans
Kemp, TX
zone 8A
----- Original Message -----
From: Melody
Sent: 4/5/2004 3:10:41 AM
To: gardenchat@hort.net
Subject: Re: [CHAT] Spent Sunday in the garden

> Thanks Pam...she was a real sweetheart and we all miss her very much,
> but it's so much better to be able to think about her having a fairly
> good quality of life than one riddled with pain from her hips and
> semi-isolation because of her complete incontinence with this kidney
> disease...what a sad thing for a 15 month old dog...
> Melody, IA (Z 5/4)
> "The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious."    
> --Albert Einstein
>  --- On Mon 04/05,  < gardenqueen@academicplanet.com > wrote:
> From:  [mailto: gardenqueen@academicplanet.com]
> To: gardenchat@hort.net
> Date: Mon, 5 Apr 2004 06:10:34 -0500
> Subject: Re: [CHAT] Spent Sunday in the garden
> Oh honey - condolences on your baby. That's a tough thing to do, even
> if<br>it is the right thing. And gardening is the greatest therapy -
> you're so<br>right about that!!<br><br> <br>Pam Evans<br>Kemp,
> TX<br>zone 8A<br>----- Original Message -----<br>From: Melody<br>Sent:
> 4/5/2004 12:09:30 AM<br>To: gardenchat@hort.net<br>Subject: [CHAT] Spent
> Sunday in the garden<br><br>> Sunday was a great day here to be
> gardening...temps in upper 50's, loads<br>> of sunshine, very little
> wind...so I spent the whole day from right<br>> after Mass this a.m.
> until supper time putzing in the garden...it was<br>> glorious! Some of
> the daffodils are now blooming, including some tiny<br>> miniatures.
> Finished spring clean-up chores in two more beds<br>> today...everything
> in them is looking great. Chopped the butterfly bush<br>> down to about
> four inches today...it is already leafing out nicely at<br>> it's base,
> so hooray! it made it! Looks like all the rose bushes came<br>> through
> the winter alive, so that's another plus. I think I may have<br>> lost
> one of my clumps of perennial grasses, but I thought that last year<br>>
> too and it surprised me, so we'll see. But most satisfying of all,
> we<br>> managed to make huge inroads into dealing with the
> spearmint/peppermint<br>> problem...my husband has about half the
> landscaping cloth torn out and I<br>> have now begun the arduous task of
> deep spading every square inch and<br>> removing the running roots of
> these plants, at the same time searching<br>> for any plants I want to
> save...found seven gaura that I dug and<br>> transplanted (so yes, they
> are hardy here!) and two huechera that had<br>> been swamped by the
> mint, so I moved them to a portion of the bed I had<br>> already spaded
> and sifted free of mint/roots. Had to move one other<br>> huechera and
> two Lady's Mantle, so those went there as well. Got about<br>> 18 of the
> roses pruned and fed today. We've started on our revamp of our<br>>
> little pond by getting it cleaned out and emptied of all the gunky
> water<br>> that had collecte
> d in it since the snow melted. Rearranged the existing<br>> garden art
> collection and added some new pieces...a couple of funky<br>> wooden
> pink flamingoes and some stained glass tiles set into black iron<br>>
> frames on posts, along with some black iron finials on posts. I think
> I<br>> was working off a lot of grief in the garden...we had to put our
> puppy<br>> Sidda down on Saturday...she had developed a serious kidney
> disease that<br>> would have been too expensive to treat in light of the
> fact that<br>> <br>> she still needed another $600 surgery on her other
> hip, with a likely<br>> outcome that the kidney disease would still only
> continue to get worse<br>> even with treatment...I just couldn't do that
> do her and with her hip<br>> daily getting worse and her level of pain
> increasing, it was time. But I<br>> miss her...and the garden always
> helps. And I got a sunburn, darn it!<br>> <br>> Melody, IA (Z 5/4)<br>>
> <br>> "The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious."
> <br>> --Albert Einstein<br>> <br>>
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