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Re: RE: New botanic garden


Re: "I desperately need a good rain dance."  :

Bonnie:  Could you try Zem's "one jump short of a running fit"?  That sounds like it might work!  :-)




Melody, IA (Z 5/4)

"The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious."    
--Albert Einstein

 --- On Sun 04/25, Bonnie Holmes < holmesbm@usit.net > wrote:
From: Bonnie Holmes [mailto: holmesbm@usit.net]
To: gardenchat@hort.net
Date: Sun, 25 Apr 2004 17:06:24 -0700
Subject: Re: RE: [CHAT] New botanic garden

NO SUCH LUCK. We had some wind and dark skies but all blew through
without<br>a drop. I am watering just to keep things going. This weekend
one of the<br>local nature centers had its annual spring sale, featuring
several local<br>nurseries. Usually, I come away with a load. I didn't
even go this<br>year...too difficult to keep new things going right now.
It has turned<br>hot and dry, especially for April. I desperately need a
good rain dance.<br><br>Bonnie Zone 6+ ETN<br><br><br><br><br>>
[Original Message]<br>> From: <gardenqueen@academicplanet.com><br>> To:
<gardenchat@hort.net><br>> Date: 04/24/2004 8:31:53 PM<br>> Subject: Re:
RE: [CHAT] New botanic garden<br>><br>> Well Bonnie - that front we had
go through here should be heading in<br>> your direction! We actually
got 3" - 1st real rain here in many weeks.<br>> And quite welcome. Have
some puddles out back and it flattened a few<br>> things, but that's
temporary. I hope you get it w/out the complications<br>> of hail and
such. We sure got lucky w/ this one!<br>><br>> Congrats on volunteering
too - good for you!<br>><br>> Pam Evans<br>> Kemp, TX<br>> zone 8A<br>>
----- Original Message -----<br>> From: Bonnie Holmes<br>> Sent:
4/23/2004 11:12:02 PM<br>> To: gardenchat@hort.net<br>> Subject: RE:
[CHAT] New botanic garden<br>><br>> > Knoxville is developing a
Botanical Garden...the original site was part<br>of<br>> > a land
grant...Howell's established a nursery in 1786 (date is correct)<br>> >
which has been in operation to date...the oldest in the state. The<br>>
> Knoxville Botanical Garden is about to purchase the land together
with<br>an<br>> > adjoining Howell property which had also been a
nursery...all total<br>around<br>> > 44 acres. There are numerous old
stacked stone walls, old green houses<br>> > with stack stone
foundations all located on a small, sloping ridge. It<br>has<br>> >
wonderful potential. The non-profit organization hopes to have
a<br>director<br>> > selected by July.<br>> > <br>> > Part of the
property has been uncared fo

r during the past three years<br>and<br>> > is rather overgrown...this
happens quickly in this area. I spent one<br>> > afternoon this week
weeding in concrete-hard soil...we also desperately<br>> > need rain.
<br>> > <br>> > Also, volunteered for the University of Tennessee Trial
Gardens...I am<br>> > currently assigned to the herb garden section.
Spent another afternoon<br>> > weeding in cement...this was after the
bed had been watered in the a.m. <br>> > Sent that rain in this
direction!!!!<br>> > <br>> > Bonnie Zone 6+ ETN<br>> > <br>> > <br>> >
<br>> > <br>> > > [Original Message]<br>> > > From: james singer
<jsinger@igc.org><br>> > > To: Chat <gardenchat@hort.net><br>> > > Date:
04/23/2004 2:26:37 PM<br>> > > Subject: [CHAT] New botanic garden<br>> >
><br>> > > The City of Naples, about 100 miles south of the plantation,
is <br>> > > developing a botanical garden.<br>> > ><br>> > > They have
160 acres dedicated to the project, which will be divided <br>> > > into
subtropical and tropical habitats--cypress hammock, slash pine <br>> > >
hammock, rain forest, and so on.<br>> > ><br>> > > So far, they have
less than 1 percent of the area developed--1.5<br>acres. <br>> > >
Tomorrow, the short Turk and I are driving down for the grand tour.<br>>
> ><br>> > > Film at eleven.<br>> > ><br>> > > Island Jim<br>> > >
Southwest Florida<br>> > > Zone 10<br>> > ><br>> > >
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