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Re: I think it's spring
  • Subject: Re: I think it's spring
  • From: Aplfgcnys@aol.com
  • Date: Thu, 24 Feb 2011 10:41:33 EST

Don't think I have one, Kathy, except for a very old slide in a
set I used to use for a program on spring gardens - haven't
done that is years, and I'm not sure I even know where it is.
If spring ever comes, I'll try to get some pictures of it.
In a message dated 2/24/2011 10:31:43 AM Eastern Standard Time, 
cornergar@aol.com writes:

Would love to see a picture of your quince. There are surely few things more
satisfying than growing a beautiful long lived plant from seed...especially 
stolen seed! And I would think it would always remind you of that trip. 

-----Original Message-----
From: Aplfgcnys <Aplfgcnys@aol.com>
To: gardenchat <gardenchat@hort.net>
Sent: Thu, Feb 24, 2011 3:26 am
Subject: Re: [CHAT] I think it's spring

Most years I force branches from my flowering quince, but
so far this year I have not been able to get near the bush
to cut branches because of the icy crust on the foot of
snow surrounding it.  Boy, am I ever tired of this winter!

The quince bush is one that I grew from a fruit I stole and
put in my pocket when I visited the botanic garden in the
Golden Gate Park in San Francisco in the late 60s. It's
color is much deeper than the average.  I have had a
landscaper offer to buy it because of its striking color.
And it produces fruit - not really edible - that make beautiful
jelly each year.

In a message dated 2/24/2011 7:17:18 AM Eastern Standard Time,
gossiper@sbcglobal.net writes:

I didn't know you could force those either.

I really do need something cheery here. This winter has been close to
unbearable Must be getting old since I can't tolerate this snow/cold
dreary weather.

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