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Re: Weather


Sounds great, but most tropical stuff isn't hardy here. More's the pity.
We don't get down in the teens often, but it does happen sometimes. I'd
still love to read about that article though.


---------- Original Message ----------------------------------
From: "Kitty" <kmrsy@comcast.net>
Reply-To: gardenchat@hort.net
Date:  Wed, 13 Aug 2003 22:52:46 -0500

>Pam,
>Your maintenance costs are a killer!
>FG or Horticulture had an article years ago about a famous garden in
>California that proved that, with the right planning, a lush tropical garden
>in a hot location could actually get by on less water.  The multitude of
>plants actually shade the soil and a fountain added additional moisture.
>The grounds needed much less supplemental water than you'd expect.  I wish I
>could remember the name.  The woman who designed it was deceased but they
>keep the garden open for limited visits.
>Kitty
>
>----- Original Message -----
>From: "Pamela J. Evans" <gardenqueen@gbronline.com>
>To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
>Sent: Wednesday, August 13, 2003 9:52 PM
>Subject: Re: [CHAT] Weather
>
>
>> Kitty - you are SO right.  Plus I mulch like crazy.
>> Have to in order to preserve what little moisture we have. Only problem
>> is in the viburnum beds, the birds get in there during the day and
>> wallow out little bird shaped oblongs in the mulch to stay cool. So when
>> I get home - there are some exposed patches. I can't blame them of
>> course even though I keep the bird baths clean and full. And I top dress
>> w/ lava sand 4 or 5 times a year so it can continue to work its way down
>> into the clay and keep it in condition. If I don't - the beds revert to
>> concrete in a year or two. Between that and remulching every 3 months
>> and doing the compost dressing every fall, they stay in pretty good
>> shape. The yard - unamended - has cracks in it, by the end of August
>> they'll be big enough to swallow your foot. It's a big problem for all
>> the ranchers around here because horses and cows get their hooves caught
>> in the cracks, break legs and have to be destroyed. Which is
>> heartbreaking to say the least. One lady who lives down the street
>> walked by today and asked what my water bill was. I told her (105
>> bucks). She said she's quit watering her stuff except for roses because
>> she can't afford it. I asked her waht will you spend replacing
>> everything this fall or next spring?? She had to think about that. I
>> offered her seeds and such. She'll be back.
>>
>>
>> gardeners - gotta love 'em!!
>>
>>
>> ---------- Original Message ----------------------------------
>> From: "Kitty" <kmrsy@comcast.net>
>> Reply-To: gardenchat@hort.net
>> Date:  Wed, 13 Aug 2003 21:25:12 -0500
>>
>> >Pam, one of the good things about your having watered is that it kept the
>> >soil surface receptive to the rain when it finally came.  If you hadn't,
>it
>> >would quite likely have just run off rather than soaked in.  Hope you get
>> >lots more!
>> >
>> >Kitty
>> >
>> >----- Original Message -----
>> >From: "Pamela J. Evans" <gardenqueen@gbronline.com>
>> >To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
>> >Sent: Wednesday, August 13, 2003 5:05 PM
>> >Subject: Re: [CHAT] Weather
>> >
>> >
>> >> Play it again - we actually got 3/4"!!  Drop in the bucket and I'm
>still
>> >having to water but better than nothing!!  God bless you!
>> >>
>> >> Pam
>> >>
>> >> ---------- Original Message ----------------------------------
>> >> From: "Melody" <mhobertm@excite.com>
>> >> Reply-To: gardenchat@hort.net
>> >> Date:  Wed, 13 Aug 2003 05:37:01 -0400 (EDT)
>> >>
>> >> >Pam: Am taking piano lessons...one of the songs I have learned is
>titled
>> >> >"Rain Dance"...everytime I practice it, it makes me think of you and
>so
>> >> >I send up a little prayer as I play it that rain will find it's way to
>> >> >you soon...guess I should practice more often, huh???? LOL!
>> >> >
>> >> >
>> >> >
>> >> >Melody, IA (Z 5/4)
>> >> >
>> >> >"The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious."
>> >> >--Albert Einstein
>> >> >
>> >> > --- On Sun 08/10, Pamela J. Evans < gardenqueen@gbronline.com >
>wrote:
>> >> >From: Pamela J. Evans [mailto: gardenqueen@gbronline.com]
>> >> >To: gardenchat@hort.net
>> >> >Date: Sun, 10 Aug 2003 11:21:49 -0500
>> >> >Subject: Re: [CHAT] Weather
>> >> >
>> >> >It clouded up yesterday afternoon, got about 10 or 11 drops. Nothing
>> >> >-<br>wouldn't even qualify for a trace. At least the clouds cooled
>> >> >things off<br>a little. Sigh.<br><br><br>---------- Original Message
>> >> >----------------------------------<br>From:
>> >> >TeichFlora@aol.com<br>Reply-To: gardenchat@hort.net<br>Date: Sun, 10
>Aug
>> >> >2003 06:31:03 EDT<br><br>>In a message dated 8/9/2003 11:02:38 PM
>> >> >Central Standard Time, <br>>gardenchat-owner@hort.net
>writes:<br>><br>>>
>> >> ><br>>> Still not a drop here. Watered unitl 11 pm last night. No,
>that's
>> >> >not a <br>>> typo.<br>>> <br>><br>>Still nothing Pam???? I thought for
>> >> >sure you had some this weekend.....seems <br>>like the entire state
>got
>> >> >rain. We had some serious storms pass through <br>>Houston area, but
>it
>> >> >just teased the plants here, and perhaps gave it a foliar
>> >> ><br>>wash....still had to go out and water though. Supposed to be more
>> >> >coming this <br>>week....and lower temps, down to the mid 80's.
>> >> ><br>>Sure hope you get some relief soon!!
>> >> >
>> >> ><br>>Noreen<br>>zone 9<br>>Texas Gulf
>> >>
>>
>>>Coast<br>><br>>-----------------------------------------------------------
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>> >> >Evans<br>Kemp TX/zone
>> >>
>>
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