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RE: No gardening?

I'm so sorry about your mother-in-law. To go so quickly must have been a
real shock for the family, but at least she didn't suffer long.


-----Original Message-----
From: owner-gardenchat@hort.net [mailto:owner-gardenchat@hort.net] On
Behalf Of Judy Browning
Sent: Tuesday, December 11, 2007 9:45 AM
To: gardenchat@hort.net
Subject: Re: [CHAT] No gardening?

We had snow Sunday afternoon and dropping temperatures. The snow stayed
invited friends. We have about 4 inches. It melted down some yesterday
afternoon, so not sure what our total was. 24F now with clear skies. We
some concord grapes that had grown among the clematis and the chickadees
really going after them. They also like the walnuts that didn't get
up.  I see one of our transient woodpeckers sampling the grapes now.
also like the walnuts and do the littler birds a favor by pecking them
My cat is transfixed! She doesn't like to go out in the snow, so this is

very entertaining for her.
We found out the week before Thanksgiving that Ed's mom had end stage
in her abdomen. She died the 28th, funeral the 8th, so it has been a
few weeks. I'm glad her suffering was short, but we sure miss her. We
brought her to our home when her care was too much for the staff at
living. I'd hoped to pamper her at home for a few weeks, use those
skills I
learned in Hospice, but she died the next day, while I was at work.
goodness Ed's brother decided to stop by so he wasn't alone. Not the way
planned, but death is like that.
Hope those of you in the ice storms are all OK. Be careful if you have
to be
out in it. I've come down with a cold and got to call in sick so I
had to do any driving. Holed up with my herb tea & warm blanket
listening to
Christmas carols. Makes me almost happy to be ill :->
Judy B z6 Idaho
----- Original Message -----
From: "Johnson Cyndi D Civ 95 CG/SCSRT" <cyndi.johnson@edwards.af.mil>
To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
Sent: Tuesday, December 11, 2007 8:08 AM
Subject: [CHAT] No gardening?

> Gosh y'all are quiet, I figured there would be a few more messages.
> Can't believe no one is out there gardening...in December...two weeks
> from Christmas... :-) Anyway hope everyone is okay, we've been
> all the news about the ice storms and power outages. We had a snidge
> rain last Friday but the TV news departments trotted out their
> Stormwatch 2007 graphics for nothing because the promised two-day
> did not appear.  Any rain is okay though.
> I didn't do any gardening either. Saturday was windy and cold so I did
> inside chores. Sunday I got up way before dawn and headed for Las
> with my sister and a couple friends, we went shopping at Cowboy
> Christmas again. An entire convention center of western goods, many
> wonderful things, but alas I did not manage to cross everything off my
> gift list. I did get most of it done though and I bought a couple
> for myself. I'm much better at buying for myself than I am for others!
> Went into the greenhouse yesterday and the bay tree is finally putting
> out some new leaves, happy happy. I think I imported a critter too
> because something is munching on geranium leaves. Might be geranium
> budworm so I'll start off by dusting with some BT.  There are a couple
> paperwhite blooms outside but unsurprisingly not much is happening out
> there.
> Cyndi
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