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Re: Queen's wreath

wonderful pick me up Jim.....
Here it is currently 4 with the wind howling
at 37mpg, which translates to minus 18.... yipes!... going down to minus 4
tonight with a high of 2 tomorrow... then minus 10 tomorrow night. I think
they said we are in for a week of this nonsense.
So all this means- start
cutting now... gonna loose allot of plants this winter as they really don't
have the protection they need.  We usually have a couple inches/ft of snow
when this happens.  The last snowfall was light and fluffy and blew into the
next county... sigh.
My mother has taken on feeding every bird for miles...
trust me- they are all in our yards... hundreds of them.  Bird feeders are
filled twice a day and can't keep up... she also has started the 'bird bread'
campaign.  Local thrift hostess place is doing a great business with me....
they are going thru 8-10 loafs of bread a day.... I really didn't think it was
a good idea to give birds bread, but there is no arguing with mother...sigh.

----- Original Message ----
From: james singer
To: Garden Chat <gardenchat@hort.net>
Sent: Saturday,
February 3, 2007 3:56:38 PM
Subject: [CHAT] Queen's wreath

For those, like
me, mired in crappy weather at the moment, our Petrea 
continues to bloom.
Makes it almost pleasant to go outside for a look. 
Here's an old picture:
Wonderful vine, but I can't
figure out how to propagate it--I've tried 
cuttings three or four times and
it doesn't appear to set seed. Maybe I 
need to try air-layering it.

Southwest Florida
27.1 N, 82.4 W
Hardiness Zone 10
Heat Zone 10
Zone 25
Minimum 30 F [-1 C]
Maximum 100 F [38 C]
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