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RE: spam: Just a rainy day

Having a garter snake means not having to worry so much about the slugs!
Congrats!  I'm glad you had a good day and found some new yellow friends to
out some of those blood suckers bred from all that rain, too.  You've had a
busy day.  I'll bet you rest very well tonight.

Bonnie (SW OH - zone 5) 

-----Original Message-----
From: owner-gardenchat@hort.net [mailto:owner-gardenchat@hort.net] On Behalf
Of Theresa
Sent: Saturday, April 22, 2006 8:43 PM
To: gardenchat@hort.net
Subject: Re: spam: [CHAT] Just a rainy day

Well- I'm sorry you had rain, but delighted to say if rained last night, 
and today was wonderful!   65 and sunny.  I spent the whole day outside, 
got most of the CalHort plantsale finds into the ground.  I  am particularly
pleased with the Choisya that is now in bloom and smells wonderful.  It's
new home is  on the corner near the path into the yard.  I did some weeding,
pruned a few things, checked and repaired minor issues with the drip
irrigation, moved a couple of plants (like a sedum that has NEVER bloomed in
3 years. and it better bloom in it's new home or it's out of here!).  And
I'm so tickled, it seems that a garter snake has  decided to hang out in my
garden!  Yeah!  I saw him off and on today, and I'm hoping my presence in
the garden hasn't scared him off.  Oh, and I completely (hopefully) dug out
one of my california fuschia plants.  The otherone I dug a bunch out, and
installed a semicircular barrier (lawn edging) around the small patch that
remained in hope of controlling the crazy plant.  I quickly realized that I
wouldn't be able to salvage any of the dug out plants for Cyndi- as getting
it out involved lots of digging, yanking, pulling and getting ripping the
heck out of the plant.  So, it's good she got herself a new on recently.
Oh, in addition, I have a little flock of yellow warblers happily eating
some of the billion mosquitos we have this year, and also the aphids off my
roses.  So, they are also a very welcome additon this year!  The pink half
of my dogwood is blooming now too- it is just lovely this year.  The buds
actually got a chance to open, rather than getting fried in the sun and sort
of mangled like it usually does.
Happy gardening all-

Chris Petersen wrote:

>Dear friends,
>I have a friend who claimed that she was going to wear her husbands 
>marine blue wet suit to garden in this weekend as it's predicted to 
>rain, rain, rain! She probably out there right now sloshing in the mud 
>and wiping the rain off the end of her nose!  Not to be outdone, I woke 
>up early this morning, bundled up in a turtleneck and sweatshirt and 
>put on my yellow rain slicker with the clear hood visor!  Luckily, I 
>had just purchased some Muck shoes as my old canvas Keds had soles that 
>flapped when you walked in them and tears where my shovel cut through 
>when I was digging. Then I headed out in the elements.  It was probably 
>around forty degrees and the wind snuck up the sleeves of my raincoat 
>giving me a chill, but I was determined! Of course, my jeans got soaked 
>where the rain dripped off my jacket and my bottom was exposed to the 
>downpour when I bent over to pull the weeds that had sprouted in this 
>area that was newly planted last fall. I managed to weed, fertilize and 
>mulch one 200 square foot bed before Id had enough!  As I retreated 
>into the house, I had visions of my friend laughing as the wind ripped
around her and the sky drenched her!
>I swear I must be cold-blooded (I do have an affinity for reptiles and 
>amphibians), as I can never get warm enough when theres a chill in the
>I finally took a long, hot shower and now Im feeling toasty! Yet, as I 
>type this note, it looks like the sky is brighter and the rain has 
>slowed down to a reasonable drizzle.  It may be time to head back outdoors!
>Welcome to Sue from NY!
>Chris Petersen   
>Northport, Long Island, New York
> Zone 7a (Average min temp 50 - 00)
>My garden: http://photos.yahoo.com/chrispnpt
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