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Re: spam: Just a rainy day


I kinda prefer America's Hedgehog -- the shrew.

On Sun, Apr 23, 2006 at 09:39:17AM -0700, Theresa wrote:
> Don't know, I've seen one or two around here, but never had one hang out 
> in my garden.  Hope he stays- there are plenty of snails and slugs for 
> him to eat!
> 
> Theresa
> 
> Kitty wrote:
> 
> > Great day Theresa!  I wonder if I bought garter snakes, would they 
> > stay or would the cats scare them off?
> > Kitty
> > neIN, Zone 5
> > ----- Original Message ----- From: "Theresa" <tchessie1@sbcglobal.net>
> > To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
> > Sent: Saturday, April 22, 2006 8:42 PM
> > 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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(Later:)  I bought one of those little glass ball things with the snow 
in it...  Just checking. 

		 -Steven Wright

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