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Re: Queen's wreath


I'm feeding them: 7 feeders total! And figuring out how to outwit the  
tree rats that are determined to clean them out in a heart beat...

Cathy, west central IL, z5b

On Feb 3, 2007, at 7:45 PM, Pam Evans wrote:

> If it's this miserable for us, how much worse is it for the  
> birdies?  I had
> to drag an old umbrella out to do mine the other day.  Sugar had  
> never seen
> an umbrella before, it freaked her out when she saw it blow across the
> porch.
>
> On 2/3/07, Kitty <kmrsy@comcast.net> wrote:
>>
>> It is bitterly cold and blustery here Donna, don't know how you  
>> can stand
>> going out there to fill the feeders, but bless you for doing so.   
>> I had to
>> go out twice today, not counting getting the paper.  Once I went  
>> to help
>> the
>> lady across the street who couldn't for the life of her get her  
>> new dvd
>> player to work. (you connect yelloew to yellow not yellow to  
>> white).  then
>> later I had to visit a friend who'd recently had back surgery.   
>> Meanwhile
>> I
>> have a zillion projects I need to work on.  Well, tomorrow is  
>> another day.
>>
>> Kitty
>> neIN, Zone 5
>> ----- Original Message -----
>> From: "Donna" <gossiper@sbcglobal.net>
>> To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
>> Sent: Saturday, February 03, 2007 5:18 PM
>> Subject: Re: [CHAT] 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.
>>> Donna
>>>
>>>
>>> ----- Original Message ----
>>> From: james singer
>>> <islandjim1@verizon.net>
>>> 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:
>>> http://davesgarden.com/pf/showimage/14176/
>>> 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.
>>>
>>> Island
>>> Jim
>>> Southwest Florida
>>> 27.1 N, 82.4 W
>>> Hardiness Zone 10
>>> Heat Zone 10
>>> Sunset
>>> Zone 25
>>> Minimum 30 F [-1 C]
>>> Maximum 100 F [38 C]
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> -- 
> Pam Evans
> Kemp TX
> zone 8A
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