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Re: Happy Birthday


Happy Birthday, Ms. Fatma!  Make the most of it.  I hope you're feeling well
and have a wonderful day.

Kitty
neIN, Z5
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Donna" <gossiper@sbcglobal.net>
To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
Sent: Sunday, February 20, 2005 12:03 PM
Subject: Re: [CHAT] Weekend report


> YIPES! Hope Ms Fatma is feeling better... pneumonia is
> nothing to play around. How is she doing today after
> the road trip...
>
> And it also sounds like a Happy Birthday greeting to
> her is also in order... so "Happy Birthday Ms Fatma!"
> Guess we already know what the gardening fairy brought
> her..... :)
>
> Donna
>
> --- james singer <jsinger@igc.org> wrote:
>
> > Ms Fatma has had pneumonia all this week and
> > declared today that she
> > had cabin fever and needed a ride in the country.
> >
> > Well, ain't no country around here. So after a
> > lengthy discussion, we
> > settled on a visit to TropiFlora, the world-class
> > bromeliad, orchid,
> > aroid, cactus, succulent, et cetera nursery just
> > north of Sarasota.
> >
> > It was in shambles. We found a few things [ducking
> > under yellow tape
> > and walking the back roads], but when we went to
> > check out, I casually
> > said: "Looks like a war zone out there." Guy running
> > the register said:
> > "We're still trying to recover from Frances. We had
> > 18 hours of 70 mile
> > per hour winds." "We live," I told him, "less than
> > 40 miles south of
> > here and we had no destruction from Frances
> > whatever." I don't think he
> > believed me. We bought a bonsai ficus and a "fire
> > stick" red pencil
> > plant.
> >
> > On the way home, and quite by accident, we
> > discovered a new nursery
> > and, of course, had to stop and shop. Bought only
> > three small
> > plants--an Algerian ivy for a hanging basket outside
> > our back door, a
> > variegated English ivy that we have never seen
> > before [fantastic
> > pattern], and a variegated cactus. All 3 to 6 inch
> > size. But we also
> > bought a nice Japanese pot and saucer for the bonsai
> > ficus and a
> > Mexican terra cotta sun that has a metal collar with
> > sun's rays of
> > triangular-shaped metal wire.
> >
> > The Mexican terra cotta sun is Ms Fatma's birthday
> > present. I'll post a
> > picture after I figure out how to hang it <G>
> >
> >
> >
> > 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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