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Re: native plants


I agree...land that hasn't been farmed or not recently should be full of
things.  Take what you are not sure of and put in pots...you may have a
wonderful surprise or two.
Bonnie ETN Zone 7


> [Original Message]
> From: Theresa <tchessie@comcast.net>
> To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
> Date: 4/3/2005 5:38:43 PM
> Subject: Re: [CHAT] native plants
>
> Holy cow! Go for it.  I wish I was there, I'd go with you.  Bring a 
> shovel, heavy duty plastic bags, and a truck!  Youmay find nother, but 
> you may find LOTS of stuff too!  Send us a report when you return
>
> Theresa
>
> Donna wrote:
>
> >I know a few of you are into native plants so.... to make an extremely
long
> >story into cliff notes- (em, pay attention, drifting thoughts)
> >
> >A friend of mine inherited an old farm house with 40 acres. Most of this
has
> >been farmed, but the house area is wooded and has not been touched in
over
> >50 years. He is having the entire area bulldozed on Wednesday so I don't
> >have much time. 
> >
> >Thoughts on whether I should take a ride out there today (about an hour
and
> >half from home) and view what could be there? Since nothing has been
cleaned
> >up, I would have to id plants from dead clippings... doubt a lot would be
> >visibly growing now.
> >
> >And then there is the house- no one has been in it for over 50 years. My
> >friend has no idea what if anything is in there, as he has never step
foot
> >inside. He figures if anything worthwhile was there, someone probably
stole
> >it years ago...hum.. the curiosity bug got me on this. So I attempted to
> >suggest he go out there and see what's what before sending the
bulldozers,
> >he handed me the keys and said - have at it- 
> >
> >What to do......
> >
> >Donna
> >Who feels there is a good chance of a lot of heirloom stuff in that
house,
> >since his deceased wife's mother was murdered in that house. No one has
been
> >inside since then......gonna be kind of creepy in there :)
> >
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