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RE: Fwd: Squirrels


I tend to feel the same way, but then I enjoy visiting botanical gardens -
more than a few of which were private estates at one time, with rich people
who liked plants amassing amazing collections. But I don't think there will
be a tourist attraction in my neighborhood anytime soon, unless of course my
husband's christmas lights gathers a crowd.  

Cyndi

-----Original Message-----
From: owner-gardenchat@hort.net [mailto:owner-gardenchat@hort.net] On Behalf
Of Zemuly Sanders
Sent: Wednesday, December 14, 2005 10:51 AM
To: gardenchat@hort.net
Subject: Re: [CHAT] Fwd: Squirrels

People who do things like put in a lot of extravagant non-native vegetation 
have more money than brains. IMHO.
zem
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "james singer" <islandjim1@verizon.net>
To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
Sent: Wednesday, December 14, 2005 11:20 AM
Subject: Re: [CHAT] Fwd: Squirrels


> What's your zone, Cyndi? Your neighbor with the palms obviously has 
> something extravagant in mind--you're right, there's no such thing as a 
> cheap palm f they're large enough to require a crane to set them. What s 
> the shape of the fronds? Blade or fan?
>
> On Dec 14, 2005, at 11:32 AM, Johnson Cyndi D Civ 95 CG/SCSRT wrote:
>
>> That's the problem you know, I guess it's like the problem you easterners
>> have with deer. I do not want to harm these guys but I would rather have
>> them eating rabbits and ground squirrels out where there's still desert.
>> However if I supply a chicken buffet, of course they'll go where life is
>> easier. My recourse is to make it harder for them and hope they decide to
>> migrate out to the remaining open spaces...which probably already have an
>> existing population of critters; or maybe they'll patronize someone else.
>> I like my house and my neighborhood, and we've put a lot of work into it
>> all; but I find that as the area becomes more crowded that our 
>> neighborhood
>> is getting more and more upscale because of our 2 1/2 acre lots. Good for
>> property values but not many of the new move-ins are bringing along 
>> horses
>> or other livestock so I am a little worried we are going to have problems

>> in
>> the future, what if Mr & Mrs Smith with their new 8000 sq ft house 
>> decides
>> they don't want to hear roosters crowing or sheep bellowing for their
>> breakfast.
>> Speaking of new neighbors someone bought a vacant lot down the street 
>> from
>> us and moved in a bunch of palm trees over the summer. No sign of home
>> building but there are enormous palms dotted all over. I am not 
>> conversant
>> on prices for this sort of thing but they had to bring in a crane to 
>> plant
>> them so I'm speculating 10 grand per tree. These are really huge trees, 
>> with
>> multiple trunks and all. Not to mention that these are palms I have never
>> seen growing locally so I'm interested to see if they'll live. One of 
>> them
>> has already died and been replaced. I can't figure it out.
>>
>> Cyndi
>>
>
> 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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