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RE: Rose Bowl Parade

Parades:-Sounds like a sticky mess with all those marshmallows. Gees....
I can not figure out how they keep the flowers fresh, gotta take quite
awhile to do that, not to mention the hot conditions. You would think it
would be all wilted in a day.

Weather: Got some snow today, then it rained/ice, so now we have a few
inches of snow, a good inch layer of ice on top, and not sure what it
wants to do out there now. Hoping the road crews do something before I
have to go to work in the am.....just walking to a neighbors house
earlier was frightening. Thought I was going to fall on my butt! (I hate
ice, but am glad we got the snow first to protect the plants. Although
they are probably stressing since it was like 60's just 24 hours

2004: And I wish the same to you and your garden Ceres...:)

Who is catching up on e-mail....

> Bonnie, have you seen the RB parade in person?  No way a  photo or tv
> match seeing the real beauty of the floats.  Fortunately, tv does not
> the
> ugly human mess either.  The crowd moves onto the parade route much
> the
> day of the parade bringing old sofas, chairs, etc. for their campout.
> Also,
> there is a tradition of throwing marshmallows the night before so the
> streets
> are covered with smashed mallows.  I have attended the parade only
> (when
> Iowa played in the Rose Bowl in the 90s) but it is  a favorite memory.
>     Iowa played in Florida again this year so Jim your wonderful state
> another great northern boost to your economy and in exchange returns
> a
> victory.  Mardi will need to fill us in on the details when she
>     Temps were in the low 60s yesterday (yes, even in Iowa) but
> considerably
> cooler today and a great storm is headed our way.  Donna, we have not
> experienced the rains you continue to get.  The outdoor lights and
> are down,
> packed and the plastic cartons moved into storage while the temps are
> warm.  I
> always feel good after everything is moved back into place and
cleaned.  I
> love
> the decorations during the holidays but seems like a lot of clutter is
> stored
> when it's put away.
>     I wish you all a great gardening experience for 2004.  I hope for
> the right amount of moisture, normal temperatures, a true spring,
> plant
> combinations  performing as if your soil was truly organic loam,
> of
> weeds, insects, disease and animal damage.  What more could a gardener
> wish
> for?  With this we could all sit on our garden benches and enjoy the
> rewards.
>     Have any of you found 'to die for' new plants?  I have not yet rcd
> White
> Flower, Plant Delights or Singing Springs catalog.
>         Ceres

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