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Re: back to gardening....


Oh Bonnie,
Glad to hear your dogwoods are doing the late blooms.  I thought maybe I
forgot when they bloomed!  I was trimming them back and even found a small
bird with her nest in there and a young hatchling.  Guess she was off too?
Left that area alone till she vacates.
Vera


On 8/19/06, Bonnie Holmes <holmesbm@usit.net> wrote:
>
> We've had similar experience here...timing is off and some species want to
> bloom again...my yellow and red twig dogwoods are putting out late blooms,
> as is my laurel.  The twice-bearing raspberries didn't fruit in June and
> are covered now.  My spring garden cabbage family plants that I let seed
> have put up seedlings everywhere, only to be eaten by bugs and yellowed by
> heat.  Maybe the PDN's cover greenhouse needed to be labeled "Earth".  I
> also noticed on the BBC that songbirds are disappearing in England.  I
> fill
> as though I need to relearn everything I knew.
>
> Did attend an interesting two-day workshop on water in landscapes.  The
> sections on rain and roof gardening were especially interesting, as was
> the
> section on the amount of rock being removed by the ton from TN (untaxed
> but
> with counties hurting for $$$.  Seems Europe and Seattle are ahead of us
> all.
>
>
> > [Original Message]
> > From: Donna <gossiper@sbcglobal.net>
> > To: gardenchat list <gardenchat@hort.net>
> > Date: 8/15/2006 8:28:27 AM
> > Subject: [CHAT] back to gardening....
> >
> > I am sure all of you who garden in the south are used to this, but I am
> worried.... again.
> >
> > I have had extreme wet- hot- and dry weather most of the growing season.
> No happy medium, always severe, always instant changes.
> >
> > My wisteria is blooming for the THIRD time this year?  Currently doing
> it
> again- this is August.
> >
> > One of my honeysuckle is seeding... I dont' ever remember it doing that!
> >
> > Timing is way off for blooming on most plants. Somethings should be done
> > and still plugging along, others bloom for a day and are gone. Every
> > tree looks stressed, some are seeding at unreal amounts, others are
> > turning fall colors. fruit trees that did produce had a bumper crop, but
> > the fruit didn't mature right. Was a couple weeks away from being ready
> > to pick (did take a couple samples just incase) but rotted before
> > maturing..... Plants are floppying over.. they never do that here.
> >
> >
> > Birds... there are a zillion of them in the yard. Those darn black birds
> > are back and attempting to eat me out of house and home and keeping my
> > singing birds at bay. I have always had a few hummers come thru, but the
> > other morning there had to be a couple dozen. I have never seen that
> > many here before at least at one time. Guessing they are flying together
> > on their way somewhere. Doesn't seem like it is the right time for
> > them... they should have been here earlier.
> >
> >
> > Some critter ate a whole in the top of the bird seed garbage can (where
> > I store the bags of seed). Huge hole and devored almost all of the
> > seed.. someone is going to have a belly ache today after eating close to
> > 30 gallons of seed... LOL!
> >
> >
> > My pond is the clearest it has ever been and I would have thought with
> the flex of weather I would have had issues.
> >
> > So how did everyone elses garden fair this year?
> >
> > Donna
> >
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