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Re: Rain & new babies

we got a measly 1/4" here - bah.  At least it's 85 now instead of 105, I guess that's something....

---------- Original Message ----------------------------------
From: "Melody" <mhobertm@excite.com>
Reply-To: gardenchat@hort.net
Date:  Tue, 26 Aug 2003 17:41:24 -0400 (EDT)

>Mardi: No rain other than a few measly sprinkles here...and looks like
>the rain has passed us over...this heat is awful, especially since we
>have almost no a/c: just in the kid's bedrooms. They are saying cooler
>temps are coming for the weekend, so that will be a blessed relief. Are
>these new grasses for your Lake McBride place? When do you suppose you
>and Ceres and I should talk about actually getting together? Take care,
>stay cool!
>Melody, IA (Z 5/4)
>"The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious."    
>--Albert Einstein
> --- On Tue 08/26,  < mlrasmus@rockwellcollins.com > wrote:
>From:  [mailto: mlrasmus@rockwellcollins.com]
>To: gardenchat@hort.net
>Date: Tue, 26 Aug 2003 11:08:38 -0500
>Subject: Re: [CHAT] Rain & new babies
>We had our first rain since July 22nd last night, and I received about
>an<br>inch. Woo-hoo!!! Coming home after a VERY hot day - high 90's -
>and the<br>temperature INSIDE the house read 92 degrees! There are a few
>days a year<br>I wish we had air conditioning. Melody and Ceres, I hope
>you got some<br>rain, as I know you are just as dry as I am.<br><br>I
>stopped a Home Depot recently, and they were in the process of
>unloading<br>1 gallon perennials fresh off the truck. Plants looked
>fantastic, and were<br>priced at $2.99 each! I couldn't help it - I
>bought so many I filled my<br>trunk! (Thanks goodness it's a convertible
>with a small trunk) I have a<br>new border of Sedum Spurium
>"Dragon's Blood." The tag says they get 3-4<br>inches tall,
>but the ones I have are 7-10 inches tall now and about to<br>bloom.
>Anyone have any experience with this plant? Does it flop or
>stand<br>tall like the "Autumn Joy" cultivar?<br><br>I also
>brought home some Fountain Grass - pennisetum
>alopecuroides<br>"Hameln," which has added some nice texture
>to the garden. Is this plant<br>going to behave itself? It looks like a
>clumper, but I've found out the<br>hard way one can be
>surprised.<br><br>They had a couple of other grasses that were in peak
>condition but my<br>initial research says they might take over. One was
>the 8-10 foot hardy<br>pampas grass, Saccharum ravennae and the other
>was Gold Tufted Hair Grass -<br>Deschampsia caespitosa
>"Goldschlier" (Gold Veil). I'm getting conflicting<br>reports
>on the Gold Veil. Most websites say it is 12 -18 inches tall, but<br>the
>HD tag says 4 feet. Opinions, anyone? Grasses are so much fun. I
>just<br>wish they had shorter names!<br>Mardi<br>Iowa Z4b (but the
>grasses will be planted in
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Pam Evans
Kemp TX/zone 8A


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