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Re: spam: Just a rainy day


Yep- slept like a rock last night!  Wish i could go out again today, but 
having lunch etc with in-laws.  Hope where ever we eat has big windows, 
so at least I can pretend I'm outside : )

Theresa

Bonnie & Bill Morgan wrote:

>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.
>
>Blessings,
>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-
>Theresa
>
>
>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
>>    
>>
>air.
>  
>
>>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)
>>
>>chris@widom-assoc.com
>>My garden: http://photos.yahoo.com/chrispnpt
>>
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