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Re: Hibernation still in effect
gardenchat@hort.net
  • Subject: Re: Hibernation still in effect
  • From: Jesse Bell <justjess01@gmail.com>
  • Date: Thu, 26 Aug 2010 11:54:09 -0500

NAG CHAMPA - I love it.  I light Nag Champa sticks in my garden when
I'm out there.  Not only does it smell good, but the mosquitos stay
away.


On 8/26/10, Zemuly Sanders <zemuly@comcast.net> wrote:
> Andrea, I'm also sooo sorry about the job.  It probably wasn't for you -- at
> least that's the way I look at it.  However, I know you feel really bad
> right now.  About mosquitoes -- I've always wondered why they along with
> other bugs steer clear of me.  Well the other day I looked up patchouli's
> insect repellant properties and I discovered that it's a natural
> insecticide!  I've only been wearing it for over 40 years (old hippie that I
> am).  The article I read also said patchouli incense was a repellant for
> fleas in the house.  I guess I'll have to put away the Nag Champa. <LOL>
> zem
> zone 7
> West TN
> ----- Original Message ----- From: "Johnson, Cyndi D Civ USAF AFMC 95
> CS/SCOSI" <cyndi.johnson@edwards.af.mil>
> To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
> Sent: Thursday, August 26, 2010 9:47 AM
> Subject: RE: [CHAT] Hibernation still in effect
>
>
> > Bummer about the job! Maybe you'll see something even better open up
> > soon.
> > I know what you mean about SSAD. When it gets really hot I don't want to
> > do much either. I do go out but a lot of times I just wander around
> > looking at everything that needs to be done, and then I go sit in the
> > hammock under the tree. If I get out early when it's cool quite a lot
> > gets accomplished, but any later than 9:00 and forget it.
> > This week has been seriously hot...106, 107, 108 for a week straight. I
> > have been picking the zucchini and a few tomatoes but otherwise nothing
> > in the garden. The gardeners are keeping the front lawn mowed and are
> > slowly digging their way through all the grass grown up in the front
> > beds, yay!
> > Couple weeks ago husband wanted to try a second crop of corn, but I was
> > out of seed. So he dug through all the corn stalks till he found a dried
> > ear I'd missed, and planted those. It's just for fun so we'll see what
> > we get. It is amazing how fast they grow in the heat though, easily
> > twice as fast as in the spring.
> > I'll be in San Jose all next week, so I'll spend at least part of
> > Saturday dealing with whatever's ripe in the garden. It is supposed to
> > cool off by then.
> >
> > Cyndi
> >
> >
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: owner-gardenchat@hort.net
> [mailto:owner-gardenchat@hort.net] On
> > Behalf Of andreah
> > Sent: Thursday, August 26, 2010 3:09 AM
> > To: gardenchat@hort.net
> > Subject: [CHAT] Hibernation still in effect
> >
> > Hi all-I'm just getting around to actually sitting at my computer in
> > over a
> > week. Summer has been in full on mode here since mind-June. We almost
> > broke
> > a record of over 45 days at 90 or above. Mostly ABOVE. The heat has
> > finally
> > broken but the humidity is still in full swing. Last evening I finally
> > went
> > outside when I got home from work, something I haven't done in weeks.
> > The
> > aphids had attacked my Asclepius so I got out the hose.
> >
> >
> >
> > Just an observation, the orange/yellow is blooming, but the pink/white
> > is
> > still not. Seems to be a much slower growing plant. I find it
> > interesting.
> >
> >
> >
> > Rust, powdery mildew, and various other fungi have taken hold on many
> > things. This Saturday morning I'll get out the spray. It's too hot when
> > I
> > get home, or it 's raining. August has been our wettest month so far.
> > The
> > mosquitoes have started swarming so I can empathize with Daryl. I should
> > really own stock in Off or Cutter. I've started buying the kind they
> > sell to
> > Marine Corps which has a lot more Deet in it. I'm sure I'll have some
> > sort
> > of condition someday from using it. LOL!
> >
> >
> >
> > Pam, how is your house?
> >
> >
> >
> > I did not get the job with Valley Crest, they had one more person that
> > had
> > more experience running landscape crews. So, there ya go. I sat down in
> > the
> > floor of my office and cried. The recruiter asked me if they could keep
> > my
> > resume, etc. I told him of course. Maybe someday I'll actually get to
> > work
> > in the field I love. So that news made me want to hibernate even more.
> > I've
> > decided I must have a new condition which I have named SSAD, or summer
> > seasonal affective disorder. It makes you want to stay on the couch,
> > watch
> > weird movies, eat ice cream and pretty much do nothing else.
> >
> >
> >
> > Apparently, it is rattlesnake mating season, who knew? My friend's dog
> > got
> > bitten this week and had to spend the day at the vet. I've been
> > hyper-vigilant when walking with the dogs and out in the yard as I do
> > not
> > want a $400 vet bill or to get bitten myself. And yes, I have walked the
> > dogs, but usually at 4:00 am. Do snakes come out at 4:00 am?
> >
> >
> >
> > This morning I just didn't have it in me, so I thought I'd check in with
> > all
> > you instead. Hope everyone is well, and that Pam's house is still
> > standing.
> >
> > Andrea
> >
> >
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-- 
Jesse R. Bell

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