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Re: orchid/weather/yard

Why do you think it is not doing well?

Cathy, west central IL, z5b

On Aug 8, 2006, at 3:51 PM, Judy Browning wrote:

> Mr. Singer,
> Do Phalenopsis grow for you? I have one languishing in my bathroom  
> you can
> have. Pretty magenta with white striped lip. Definitely not happy  
> here. Let me
> know if you want it. I've decided I should enjoy the blooms & not  
> feel guilty
> if they don't do well.
> Andrea & Noreen,
>  let me know if either of you would like some of my hand me down  
> orchids. I
> usually buy pink or white phalenopsis or dendrobiums.
> We had some nice weather last week. mid 80s to low 90s. 90s & 100s  
> again this
> week. Wildfire in the canyons so the air is full of smoke. Trying  
> to get the
> weeds down to an unobtrusive level. Ed dug out the area by the  
> street and laid
> weed barrier & bark mulch over the past few weeks. Looking a little  
> better.
> It's been a mess since the city did utility work a couple years ago.
> Kitty, how did your street work situation turn out?
> My birch (by the street) & pine trees (west side of house) are  
> dying. Borer
> infestations. Will have the big birches out when the tree service  
> can get to
> us. There will be some open space for some small trees or large  
> shrubs. I'm
> looking at 'Nikita's Promise' persimmon and saturn peaches, maybe a  
> small
> bamboo or some grass. The Cornus Florida have seedlings there too.
> I think I'll underplant the pines with rhododendron, & witch hazel.  
> Maybe some
> clump bamboo there too.
> Judy B z 6 Idaho
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