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Re: Hot and dark


Before my surgery I just didn't have the energy to spend outside in my
gardens, the anemia was SO bad. So, really, for the last 2-3 years my
gardens have been going downhill. This spring I had planned to get them
all cleaned up but with the rain/flooding we had, it never happened. I
just want to doze them all down and have a landscape crew come in here
and make them look tidy, and I can add color and annual flowers if I
want. Gardens should be a joy to look at, and inviting. Mine make we
want to scream and run.

  

Zemuly Sanders <zemuly@comcast.net> wrote:
  That doesn't sound hideous at all. In fact I was thinking the same thing 
this afternoon. It is so hot and dry it hurts to breathe. I don't remember 
when we had the last rain, and the real temp has been over 100 for days. 
Everything in my yard is stressed to the max, even the Lespedeza thunbergii, 
and I don't know how I can keep everything watered. This is getting 
depressing!
zem
zone 7
West TN
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Jesse Bell" 
To: 
Sent: Thursday, August 16, 2007 4:33 PM
Subject: Re: [CHAT] Hot and dark


> Ya know what? I am SERIOUSLY considering having my neighbor, who has a
> bobcat, come over and just level all my gardens and start over. They are
> beyond my fixing right now and I just hate looking at them. I know that
> sounds hideous to a gardener, but after this spring's rain, they are so
> overgrown and horrible looking.
>
>
>
> james singer wrote:
> And I was beginning to think I was all alone... We've still got those
> damn viburnum taking up space and distorting the fence... maybe next
> year, maybe not...
>
>
> On Aug 16, 2007, at 5:17 PM, Johnson Cyndi D Civ 95 CG/SCSRT wrote:
>
>> I'm so sorry. :-) I will remind myself things can always be worse.
>> I was alarmed because this morning he started talking about the dry
>> garden. I said, I don't understand, I was just looking at it the other
>> day and there's a few weeds but it isn't bad. And he says, It's
>> starting
>> to look overgrown. Those are NATIVE plants, I say, we don't trim them
>> into little squares or balls or whatever you're thinking so just DON'T
>> TOUCH it. And he mumbles under his breath okay, okay but you know, I
>> worry. It was one thing when I did all the work but when he gets
>> involved...I think his ideal must be a square lawn with a tree in the
>> middle and a couple of bushes under the windows. Who knew, after all
>> these years.
>> And the WORST part is, we occasionally get weedy trees and such popping
>> up, and he always wants to keep them! The pampas grass that was in
>> front
>> of a bedroom window, obviously a seedling from across the street, took
>> me 12 years to convince him that shouldn't be there and finally we cut
>> it out and he says "Oh. That does look better.". The black locust
>> seedling in front of the office window. Too big, I say, I'm gonna yank
>> it, and he howls in protest because one day it will have nice flowers.
>> Well, I left it, and it does have nice flowers, it's about 10 feet tall
>> and knocking down the little retaining wall. "Oh." he says. "I guess
>> you
>> need to take that out". And the pine tree seedlings. And, and, well you
>> get the idea.
>>
>>
>> Cyndi
>>
>>
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: owner-gardenchat@hort.net [mailto:owner-gardenchat@hort.net] On
>> Behalf Of Cathy Carpenter
>> Sent: Thursday, August 16, 2007 11:51 AM
>> To: gardenchat@hort.net
>> Subject: Re: [CHAT] Hot and dark
>>
>> Pruning shears? My DH uses a chain saw!
>>
>> Cathy, west central IL, z5b
>>
>> On Aug 16, 2007, at 11:21 AM, Johnson Cyndi D Civ 95 CG/SCSRT wrote:
>>
>>> I'm sitting here in the dark - well, not entirely, I have a pretty big
>>
>>> window - because southern California is supposed to be in this big
>>> power emergency due to the heat, and we've been asked to turn off
>>> everything we can. So we've turned off all the lights on this floor
>>> since there's just enough natural light to work with. We couldn't
>>> POSSIBLY turn off the computers you know, and it would be defeating
>>> the purpose to send us home - everyone would go turn on their air
>>> conditioning. We're working in dimness (no cracks about government
>>> workers please :-) and no doubt they'll turn off the A/C too.
>>> It's just weird. It's going to be over 100 today, it was hot
>>> yesterday, but it's a bit overcast and we are also blanketed in smoke
>>> from the Zaca fire, 100 miles to the west. I can't smell it but I can
>>> feel it when I breathe, I don't want to take in a deep breath and I'm
>>> getting some sinus headache. It's really hazy, visibility is less
>>> than a mile, and brownish. The sunrise this morning was this blood-red
>>
>>> disc, very eerie looking.
>>> My sister called yesterday with more bad news. Their ancient labrador
>>> died. I think maybe my late brother-in-law called her to come, you
>>> know?
>>> Well, more sadness, but my sister wasn't too upset - Missy was really
>>> old and they'd been thinking she was on borrowed time for the last
>>> year.
>>> She tells me, you know things come in threes, you should be careful. I
>>
>>> had to laugh. Years back the two of us went through a period where
>>> relatives dropped like flies, we lost about 5 of them in one year
>>> including our mother, and we dealt with it by making a lot of death
>>> jokes. It's all coming back to me now...but that's okay.
>>> Yesterday I turned in my preserved foods entries for the fair. Imagine
>>
>>> my indignation when the woman in front of me also entered
>>> peach-raspberry jam. What nerve! Ah well, just have to wait and see
>>> how I do. I sure didn't have as many entries this year. I am thinking
>>
>>> I might be able to stay out of the kitchen this weekend and work on
>>> the garden instead. My husband is saying he wants to work on the dry
>>> garden, I have to be out there to stop him from pruning things. When I
>>
>>> think what he did to my poor mahonias in the tea
>>> garden...non-gardeners should not be allowed to use pruning shears.
>>>
>>> Cyndi
>>>
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> Island Jim
> Southwest Florida
> 27.1 N, 82.4 W
> Hardiness Zone 10
> Heat Zone 10
> Sunset Zone 25
> Minimum 30 F [-1 C]
> Maximum 100 F [38 C]
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