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Re: Waiting for Ernesto


WFAA says the storm is weakening quite a bit, back down to a tropical
depression.  Good news for Sally Ann (remember her?) and Andrea who looked
to be straight in the path on the tracking maps.  Sure glad it missed Jim,
he's got enough on his plate this week.

On 8/30/06, Johnson Cyndi D Civ 95 CG/SCSRT <cyndi.johnson@edwards.af.mil>
wrote:
>
> Is she flying? You can take fruit out of Florida without hassles?
> Massachusetts lets it in?
> California has fits of hysteria over any agricultural product crossing
> the border. I guess leaving isn't as bad but just try getting something
> in. You've heard of drug dogs, we have produce dogs at the airports.
>
> Cyndi
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: owner-gardenchat@hort.net [mailto:owner-gardenchat@hort.net] On
> Behalf Of james singer
> Sent: Tuesday, August 29, 2006 9:03 AM
> To: Garden Chat
> Subject: [CHAT] Waiting for Ernesto
>
> It's sunny, heat index of 95, and absolutely still outdoors.
>
> I just went out to pick some bamboo palm seeds for a woman in
> Massachusetts, and--in spite of the temperature--lingered long enough to
> check out a few things.
>
> Ms Fatma's papaya has set it's second crop and may produce a ripe one or
> two fruits for her to take to Boston in November. She's traveling north
> to witness the birth of her first grandchild [a girl].
>
> The orange jasmines are now in their third bloom cycle this year--really
> amazing masses of small white flowers that one can smell 100 feet away.
>
> The Barbados cherry [aka acerola] continues to bloom and produce. In
> fact, it now has more blossoms than at any time earlier this year. And
> that is good. I try to eat five or six cherries a day; they have 30+
> times as much vitamin C ounce for ounce as oranges, and they're tasty
> besides. If I eat 10 or more, I begin to have delusions about being
> Linus Pauling.
>
>
>
> Island Jim
> Southwest Florida
> 27.0 N, 82.4 W
> Hardiness Zone 10
> Heat Zone 10
> Minimum 30 F [-1 C]
> Maximum 100 F [38 C]
>
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Pam Evans
Kemp TX
zone 8A

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