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Re: lurking

But you know so well - the sharing makes it ever so much more fun!
That's the greatest part because then you have all your gardening pals
w/ you - right there in the garden! Jesse's rose, Zem's moonflowers,
Judy's hellebore, Sally Ann's crinum,

Andrea's and Donna's garden ornaments, the rosemary I planted for
Bonnie, the seeds from everyone and so on. It's just the greatest! A
gardenchat garden indeed! Love it.

---------- Original Message ----------------------------------
From: kmrsy@comcast.net
Reply-To: gardenchat@hort.net
Date:  Wed, 06 Aug 2003 15:06:30 +0000

>Pam and Noreen,
>This is what I love about gardneners - that eagerness to share!
>> Scottie - If you do join the landlubber crowd, I can fill up the car w/
>> stuff for your garden. Four o'clocks, volunteer purple coneflowers,
>> summer/annual poinsettias, black-eyed Susans, cannas and whatever else
>> I've got growing on!! Not to mention my usual overabundance of seedlings
>> every Spring. Just say the word. I made a road trip to Jesse's her first
>> Spring in OK. Car was so full I had to use my side mirrors. LOL
>> keep us posted - excellent to hear from you!!
>> Pam
>> ---------- Original Message ----------------------------------
>> From: "Scottie Baugh" <scottieb@mindspring.com>
>> Reply-To: gardenchat@hort.net
>> Date:  Wed, 6 Aug 2003 03:27:48 -0500
>> >I confess, I'm still lurking.  I didn't realize the list had dropped to so
>> >few contributors.
>> >
>> >My dock garden is just about at the end of it's time.  It's been so hot here
>> >for so long, then we have afternoon showers, which just make it hotter.  The
>> >combination of 90 plus temps and humidity, and things are nicely steamed.
>> >The lemon basil was first to go, then a couple of pots of petunias, then we
>> >had the storm and had to move everything to keep the seawater out.  Lost the
>> >nicotiana and 4 o'clocks, even the marigolds gave up.  Nothing worse that a
>> >collection of dried out, burned up container plants.
>> >
>> >So I'm thinking about a late summer crop.  Thought I might plant some
>> >tomatoes toward the end of the month, and more lemon basil.  Maybe some
>> >other kitchen herbs, though the oregano, chives, sage and parsley have
>> >managed to survive, and I think cooler weather will revive them.
>> >
>> >In the meantime, I'm trying to save my miniature roses, the jasmine, some
>> >verbena and a beautiful hibiscus a neighbor gave me. Sometimes I really wish
>> >for a nice shade garden!  Lovely cool ferns and hostas.
>> >
>> >And my husband is fulfilling a life long dream of growing orchids (under the
>> >awning on the boat).  This is great, except the boat looks like it is
>> >growing green hair, and he expects me to do most of the watering and
>> >feeding.  He takes over on weekends, and presents me with lists of things to
>> >do for the next week.  On the other hand, the vandas are blooming, and the
>> >Lady of the Night (B. nodosa) seems to stay in bloom and wafts it's
>> >enchanting fragrance over the deck as soon as the sun goes down.
>> >
>> >The best news is he is so taken with the orchids he is considering moving to
>> >land and getting a greenhouse for his 'babies'.  I will benefit, because
>> >I'll get a kitchen, bathroom, and a closet, and best of all the rest of the
>> >yard to garden in.   I read the post about 4 o'clocks last week and thought
>> >how wonderful it would be to grow them again; they're one of my favorites.
>> >
>> >So, if I end up with a real garden, I'll probably start quizzing you guys
>> >for ideas, especially those of you in our hot, humid, very looooong summers.
>> >
>> >Any body do fall gardens?  I know many of you have suffered with more rain
>> >than you can handle; are you thinking about doing a fall planting?
>> >Unfortunately, most of the things I planted in the fall in Colorado won't
>> >take the heat here, so I'll have to be creative.
>> >
>> >Where there's a will, there's a way!
>> >
>> >Scottie
>> >Texas Gulf Coast
>> >(still) aboard Betelgeuse
>> >docked in Kemah, Texas
>> >
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>> --
>> Pam Evans
>> Kemp TX/zone 8A
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