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RE: Weekend events

I would say with a copy of your cancelled check, you can beg to differ with
them!  Good grief!  I'd ask for the manager or the owner when you call back.

Bonnie (SW OH - zone 5) 

-----Original Message-----
From: owner-gardenchat@hort.net [mailto:owner-gardenchat@hort.net] On Behalf
Of Kitty
Sent: Monday, April 17, 2006 7:46 PM
To: gardenchat@hort.net
Subject: Re: [CHAT] Weekend events

> My order from High Country Gardens showed up Saturday morning

Well, HCG cashed our check for $134.99, but didn't bother to send any
plants.  They say they have no order on file for us.

neIN, Zone 5
----- Original Message -----
From: "Johnson Cyndi D Civ 95 CG/SCSRT" <cyndi.johnson@edwards.af.mil>
To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
Sent: Monday, April 17, 2006 12:20 PM
Subject: [CHAT] Weekend events

> Ah, spring iz sprung, as they say. We had clouds and the ever-present wind
> this weekend, but it could have been worse, as I'm reading about you folks
> on the list having floods and tornados and drought.
> My friend and I went hiking Saturday morning and surprised a couple of
> coyotes. Two of our dogs were off-leash and one of them was chasing my
> Trixie - we yelled at the top of our lungs and then it took off. Kind of
> scary actually, although Trix is a rottweiler she's young, and fairly 
> small
> for her breed. Then my friend's idiot dog took off after the coyote, he 
> came
> back safe and sound though. My friend got some good pictures of them
> watching us after that, I'll try and remember to put them up on Yahoo.
> My order from High Country Gardens showed up Saturday morning too so I 
> spent
> a while putting those in the ground. Lots of nice penstemons and a couple
> more salvia. I ordered zauschneria again but this time I decided to try z.
> arizonica, not z.californica, we'll see if it makes a difference next
> winter. I haven't pulled up the z.californica yet since the literature 
> makes
> me think it might still be alive under the dead foliage...I did see the
> faintest thread of green in one spot, but no other signs of life. I'm
> expecting it's dead but you never know. The hummingbirds were pretty 
> unhappy
> with me, they were trying to get to the salvia greggii. Not much else
> blooming yet; the daffodils are almost completely gone, my few species
> tulips are blooming and a couple iris. Oh and the lilacs, and of course 
> some
> wildflowers. Everything else is in bud.
> I also planted the tomatoes. I did not take my own advice. Last summer I
> decided I would only plant 5 tomatoes. However...when I sowed seeds I
> decided on 15 plants, down from my usual 20. (I swear, I am cutting down 
> on
> almost everything else. Really.) And in rummaging around the cupboards I
> realized that while I canned lots of cut tomatoes last year I am out of
> sauce. So, I rationalize to myself, I need to make sauce so this is good.
> I'm growing fresh-eating types Black Plum, Persimmon, Porter's Pride, 
> Tiger
> Stripe, and Ugly; and paste tomatoes Classica, Saucy, Super Roma, and San
> Marzano. Last year the blossom-end rot was so bad I lost probably 75% of 
> the
> fruit, I'll be reviewing all the sources again this year to see if I can't
> figure out why the calcium thing is so out of whack in my garden. I never
> did do the soil test but there's probably still time.
> And I reseeded some peppers using the saltpetre trick IslandJim mentioned.
> It's very late to be starting pepper seed but what the heck, I'd like to
> know if it works, and since only about 3/4 of mine sprouted I won't have 
> too
> too many. Unlike most veggies they're pretty forgiving about being left on
> the plant for a long time, and if I get overwhelmed they can wait.
> I really am running late on much of the veggie garden, either the weather
> has been bad or I have commitments elsewhere on a weekend day. This Sunday
> we were at my sister's so no gardening got done then. And my patio plants
> really need to come out of the greenhouse, but first I need to clean up 
> the
> patio and fix the watering. Well...at least with daylight savings I can do
> some things after work.
> Cyndi
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