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Re: RE: pussywillow


Just cut off a whip or two and stick 'em in the ground this spring.
> I have one in the back area... how do I propogate it? IF someone knows how to 
> get starts, will mail it to you.
> 
> Donna
> 
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: F M Ferrari
> Sent: 1/13/2004 10:23:12 AM
> To: gardenchat@hort.net
> Subject: RE: [CHAT] weather
> 
> > Where could I find one?  I really don't remember seeing them in any catalogs I 
> get.
> >  
> > Fran, OKC
> > 
> > Theresa <tchessie@comcast.net> wrote:
> > What about a pussy willow- they love wet feet! And they are so much fun in
> > spring. And they grow really fast!
> > 
> > Theresa
> > 
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: owner-gardenchat@hort.net [mailto:owner-gardenchat@hort.net]On
> > Behalf Of Bonnie & Bill Morgan
> > Sent: Thursday, January 08, 2004 5:58 PM
> > To: gardenchat@hort.net
> > Subject: RE: [CHAT] weather
> > 
> > 
> > Yup. After a 5 year fight to get the front street footage cleared of rock
> > debris and ruts and get it graded to actually drain to a catch basin was
> > enough of a monumental fight. When I approached them about the yard
> > boundary problem, they told me to take it up with my neighbors for not
> > clearing the trees away from the edges of the property. UGH! (Keep in
> > mind; these were the same folks that sank a catch basin 4" higher than the
> > surrounding area. They can't even figure out that water drains down hill
> > around here. They put the sewers too close to the surface of the ground and
> > forgot how much soil they removed--before the installation--once it was
> > installed to bring it to the proper height. Of course they deny it, but
> > there are pictures....) They already know I'm a trouble maker.
> > 
> > I think I'll be better off just waiting until we can afford to do something
> > with the area or find plants (like cattails) that will thrive in the "river"
> > in the wet times and go dormant in the dry seasons. I still like the idea
> > of a little bridge across the boundary, though, and a dry river bed. There
> > is still so much more to check out!
> > 
> > Blessings,
> > Bonnie (SW OH - zone 5)
> > 
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: owner-gardenchat@hort.net [mailto:owner-gardenchat@hort.net] On Behalf
> > Of Donna
> > Sent: Sunday, January 04, 2004 10:01 PM
> > To: gardenchat@hort.net
> > Subject: RE: [CHAT] weather
> > 
> > That is true Kitty- but proving, getting someone to actually do
> > something... around here, not worth the time and effort. Easier to just
> > fix it yourself.
> > 
> > Donna
> > 
> > 
> > > -----Original Message-----
> > > From: owner-gardenchat@hort.net [mailto:owner-gardenchat@hort.net] On
> > > Behalf Of Kitty
> > > Sent: Saturday, January 03, 2004 5:39 PM
> > > To: gardenchat@hort.net
> > > Subject: Re: [CHAT] weather
> > >
> > > Bonnie,
> > > You need to get out there and scream at the County/Township. They
> > can't
> > > "fix" the grade resulting in a detriment to your property. We had a
> > > similar
> > > situation at my office. We're on a deadend street; commercial one
> > side,
> > > residential other side. Commercial side has a sort of dip carved
> > between
> > > two properties so water runs south to the ravine behind our buildings.
> > > The
> > > residence property across the street always flooded, even though there
> > was
> > > a
> > > pipe running under the street from their side to ours. So we fixed
> > the
> > > problem by extending our 'dip' to their pipe to accept the water
> > rather
> > > than
> > > cause backflow.
> > >
> > > This worked great for a few years, until those people died, then new
> > > people
> > > trenched the property AND another neighbor's to lead massive amounts
> > of
> > > water through to our side, where, the dip wasn't adequate, so they
> > flooded
> > > us. Finally the city came in, rebuilt the section of street and put
> > in a
> > > real live drain. Whether it is a private individual, a business, or a
> > > govt
> > > directive, one entity cannot make such physical changes that adversely
> > > impact the existing condition of another entity and not be called to
> > > account
> > > for their actions.
> > >
> > > Kitty
> > > ----- Original Message -----
> > > From: "Bonnie & Bill Morgan" 
> > > To: 
> > > Sent: Saturday, January 03, 2004 5:27 PM
> > > Subject: RE: [CHAT] weather
> > >
> > >
> > > > I've talked it over with our neighbor and they are all for it, but
> > we'd
> > > > share costs. With our job situation and their job situation, there
> > just
> > > > aren't any funds right now. If we are blessed in the future, you
> > can
> > > bet
> > > > that is one of the first things we do! We even thought of putting a
> > > small
> > > > bridge over the area so we can still visit in spring and fall
> > without
> > > > sinking knee deep in mud or water. We've had it re-graded three
> > times
> > > on
> > > > our dime already to "fix" the problem with absolutely no success.
> > If
> > > the
> > > > road bed were not raised above our property level (which used to be
> > > below
> > > > our grade,) the water would simply run off across the street and
> > into
> > > the
> > > > little creek behind the houses across the street. The township
> > decided
> > > to
> > > > "fix" the grade when they put in sewers. UGH! Of such is life.
> > > >
> > > > Blessings,
> > > > Bonnie (SW OH - zone 5)
> > > >
> > > > -----Original Message-----
> > > > From: owner-gardenchat@hort.net [mailto:owner-gardenchat@hort.net]
> > On
> > > Behalf
> > > > Of Bonnie Holmes
> > > > Sent: Saturday, January 03, 2004 7:37 PM
> > > > To: gardenchat@hort.net
> > > > Subject: RE: [CHAT] weather
> > > >
> > > > I recall a lovely "dry stream" bed featured in a gardening magazine
> > > (I'll
> > > > look it up if you're interested) to take care of flash flooding
> > between
> > > two
> > > > property lines.
> > > >
> > > > Bonnie Zone 6+ ETN
> > > >
> > > >
> > > >
> > > >
> > > > > [Original Message]
> > > > > From: Bonnie & Bill Morgan 
> > > > > To: 
> > > > > Date: 01/03/2004 10:03:00 AM
> > > > > Subject: RE: [CHAT] weather
> > > > >
> > > > > I guess that means more rain is on its way here, huh, Donna?
> > We've
> > > got
> > > > > flood warnings and our gutters haven't been able to keep up with
> > the
> > > > deluge.
> > > > > There is a small "river" between property lines, the low areas are
> > > > > overflowing and even the walkway to the porch has 1/2 thick water
> > > pouring
> > > > > over it. We haven't gotten to the point of a rain like the 100
> > years
> > > > flood
> > > > > levels for the area, but it can't be too far off with the ground
> > > already
> > > > at
> > > > > saturation. And we will be in the Mid 60's today! UGH!!! It
> > should
> > > be
> > > > > colder tomorrow, but not freezing until Monday. We'll see.
> > > > >
> > > > > I'm not sure what water saturated earth will do to the dormant
> > plants
> > > and
> > > > > those that have broken dormancy because of this warm spell.
> > Anybody
> > > out
> > > > > there know?
> > > > >
> > > > > Blessings,
> > > > > Bonnie (SW OH - zone 5)
> > > > >
> > > > > -----Original Message-----
> > > > > From: owner-gardenchat@hort.net [mailto:owner-gardenchat@hort.net]
> > On
> > > > Behalf
> > > > > Of Donna
> > > > > Sent: Thursday, January 01, 2004 9:31 PM
> > > > > To: gardenchat@hort.net
> > > > > Subject: RE: [CHAT] weather
> > > > >
> > > > > You take care of your self Judy.. the flu that is around here is a
> > > .....
> > > > >
> > > > > Currently raining here... a tad earlier it was pouring and I kept
> > > > > thinking it is gonna start thundering in a minute... glad it was
> > rain
> > > > > and not snow... or I would be shoveling instead of typing...
> > > > >
> > > > > Donna
> > > > >
> > > > > > Happy New Year!
> > > > > > It snowed Monday & Tuesday & didn't all melt. Snowing again
> > today so
> > > > > we
> > > > > > may
> > > > > > be having our 2 weeks with snow now. Winter blooming heathers
> > were
> > > in
> > > > > > bloom
> > > > > > the week before Christmas, so I will look for them again as soon
> > as
> > > > > the
> > > > > > white stuff melts. I've had a lovely week off. Supposed to work
> > > today,
> > > > > but
> > > > > > have called in sick. Icky flu or some such. So, I'm taking it
> > easy,
> > > > > > watching the parade on HGTV. Also feeling guilty that someone
> > else
> > > has
> > > > > to
> > > > > > work for me. Stay healthy.
> > > > > > Judy B
> > > > >
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