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Re: Almost spring

Use the branches for shish ka bobs. Good meal for this weekend. 

ETN Zone 7 

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Cyndi D Civ USAF AFMC 95 CS/SCOSI Johnson" <cyndi.johnson@edwards.af.mil> 
To: gardenchat@hort.net 
Sent: Wednesday, February 24, 2010 10:56:48 AM GMT -05:00 US/Canada Eastern 
Subject: RE: [CHAT] Almost spring 

When it's 100 degrees here in June you guys can tell me all about the 
beautiful flowers you have in your gardens. And in the fall when our 
50mph winds whip up blinding dust storms, you can tell me about the fall 
colors in your neighborhood. I may not want to live with snow but 
believe me, this desert climate is not kind. 
At the moment it is dreary grey here too with the occasional raindrop 
and about 50F, supposed to get a little colder with clouds and showers 
through the weekend. 
I gave husband his chore for the weekend, he is charged with pulling out 
the giant rosemary bush in the vegetable garden. We have several others 
in the front so I don't need it for kitchen herbs and it is so big it 
provides a haven for ground squirrels and rabbits underneath it. It has 
irrigation so I could reutilize that space for something else. 


-----Original Message----- 
From: owner-gardenchat@hort.net [mailto:owner-gardenchat@hort.net] On 
Behalf Of Donna 
Sent: Tuesday, February 23, 2010 5:17 PM 
To: gardenchat@hort.net 
Subject: Re: [CHAT] Almost spring 

Excuse me..... spring? what is that? 

Yesterday I woke up to 6" of snow on the ground... today, it was another 
but since some of it melted from the previous day, it had a nice coating 
ice under the new snow..... 

I have no idea what sunshine looks like.... can't remember a day that 
overcast and cloudy..... 


--- On Tue, 2/23/10, Aplfgcnys@aol.com <Aplfgcnys@aol.com> wrote: 

From: Aplfgcnys@aol.com <Aplfgcnys@aol.com> 
Subject: Re: [CHAT] Almost spring 
To: gardenchat@hort.net 
Date: Tuesday, February 23, 2010, 12:10 PM 

You're just rubbing salt into wounds, Cyndi. 
After our extremely bitter cold a week ago we had three days 
of unseasonably mild weather - low 30s at night and low 40s 
in the daytime, but still gloomy. Then one day of sunshine, and 
now we have a lovely mix of rain, sleet and snow with temperature 
at 33 degrees. I find it hard to imagine more disagreeable weather. 

My seed orders came this week, but some days I wonder if I'll 
ever get to plant them. Saw the first chipmunk yesterday and 
another this morning. They usually stay dormant for a few more 
weeks. They are such a plague, I'm almost tempted to resort to 
the remedy an old lady used to tell me. She used to say, "Just 
get a package of Ex-lax and put it around your garden - you'll 
have no more trouble with them." I could never bring myself to 
do that, but last year they were eating the seeds in the ground 
as fast as I could plant them. 

In a message dated 2/23/2010 11:25:42 AM Eastern Standard Time, 
cyndi.johnson@edwards.af.mil writes: 

Despite this morning's frost it is definitely getting to be spring. I 
have quite a few daffodils blooming now, I wish I could remember to pick 
some in the morning to take to work, it's so cheery to see them on my 
desk. And the Earlicheer ones smell so good too. 
It wasn't particularly good weather last weekend. My volunteer thing 
cancelled on Saturday due to rain Friday night, and we decided we were 
too wimpy to ride in the wind, but it was good enough to work outside 
for a while. I spent time digging grass out of the front garden beds and 
when I got bored with that I pruned back rabbitbrush and salvias. 
Planted some more seeds in the greenhouse too, and I located an ocotillo 
I could take some cuttings from. They aren't too common here but I 
figured I would try starting them. 
It rained again Sunday afternoon and the forecast says another front is 
coming in Saturday. Figures it would be the weekend. But if I can't ride 
and it isn't actually pouring I will be out in the front garden, I was 
looking at some things I can do even if it's drizzling out. I think I 
could plant some more of the veggie garden too, even though it's a month 
till last frost I could take a chance with the chard, cilantro, and 
maybe spinach. 


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