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Re: hum....

Do you want vegetables there, or are you planning on a switch to  

Cathy, west central IL, z5b

On Aug 28, 2007, at 10:55 PM, Theresa W wrote:

> Insanely hot here today-  thought I was going to melt!  And it is  
> going to be hotter tomorrow!  Ugh!
> I haven't been out in the garden in ages, trying to get my house  
> reorganized.  I drug a bunch of stuff out to the curb to donate  
> (they were supposed to pick up today) but they didn't come!!!  So,  
> I'll call again tomorrow- but it's got to go before I leave for TX  
> again on Friday!  What a pain.  I did manage to drop the last load  
> of stuff off at my ex's this evening and get all the keys back.   
> One more thing off the list if stuff to do.
> On a gardening note, I have some bulbs coming up in the front  
> garden- can't think of what they would be coming up this time of  
> year.  Kind of a mystery.  My tiny coral tree actually didn't die  
> last winter and now has some leaves : ).  Everything is rather  
> crispy-  to hot and watering helps, but too much moisture is  
> evaporating out of the leaves before it can be replaced by the  
> roots.  I still have tons of cherry tomatoes. On variety (some  
> German one- Blonden... something or other- means "little blonde  
> girl") is just not that tasty.  Won't plant is again.  All of the  
> others are yummy.  Jim's tomato is growing like crazy and seems to  
> be impervious to everything.  All the other plants near it have  
> wilt (I really just need to give up planting tomatoes in that  
> area)- but not Jim's plant.  I do need suggestions of what to plant  
> there instead of tomatoes.  It is on a south facing wall- garden is  
> about 4 ft wide- raised bed.  Any suggestions?
> Theresa
> Pam Evans wrote:
>> still hot & dry here.  i'm watering, whoopee.
>> On 8/28/07, Aplfgcnys@aol.com <Aplfgcnys@aol.com> wrote:
>>> Nice weather here, but still too dry.  Not as hot as predicted -  
>>> only
>>> about
>>> 78. I'd love to be out gardening, but of course this is the week  
>>> I have an
>>> indexing job, so can't play.
>>> I was just out having a mild argument with Chet.  When the tree  
>>> fell, it
>>> took out the big old mountain laurel bushes beside the front  
>>> stoop.  I
>>> have been trying to decide what to put there, but Chet says he  
>>> likes it
>>> better with nothing - he likes the looks of the bare doorway.  I  
>>> think it
>>> looks much too stark - needs something leafy to soften it.  He  
>>> said "How
>>> can we compromise."  I said "By buying me a nice shrub to go there."
>>> Jim, I've been meaning to tell you that the scarlet beans are  
>>> really a
>>> delight.  I have planted them in containers with Silver King  
>>> Artemisia,
>>> white caladiums, and white impatiens.  They provide just the  
>>> right touch
>>> of color.  They were also the hit of the "edible flower" workshop  
>>> and
>>> luncheon my club put on - really brighten up a salad. Thanks.  But
>>> why, so far, have they not made any beans?  The blossoms just drop
>>> off without making beans.  I had hoped to save seeds for next year.
>>> Auralie
>>> In a message dated 08/28/2007 4:01:41 PM Eastern Standard Time,
>>> gossiper@sbcglobal.net writes:
>>> hum.... anyone home?  any new storms I am not aware of?
>>> Where is everyone?
>>> Is the list broken?
>>> Donna
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