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Re: weather


No offense meant. I guess I'll just have to keep my apparently too
strong opinions under wraps. Never was very good at that - sorry all....


---------- Original Message ----------------------------------
From: "Kitty" <kmrsy@comcast.net>
Reply-To: gardenchat@hort.net
Date:  Sat, 17 Jan 2004 14:42:41 -0500

>Yeah, what she said.....but I also like to razz Pam once in a while ;+)
>Kitty
>
>----- Original Message ----- 
>From: <TeichFlora@aol.com>
>To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
>Sent: Saturday, January 17, 2004 10:10 AM
>Subject: Re: [CHAT] weather
>
>
>> Auralie, I truly don't think anyone of us in the south looks down upon or
>> judges anyone living in the north...or vice versa for that matter.  I for
>one, am
>> truly sorry that you got that impression.  I think Pam is just expressing
>her
>> love for the heat....which not everyone shares.  I for one dont' like it
>very
>> hot, but do love the 70's and 80's....on the other hand, I don't like it
>cold
>> either.   I know many folks (non-gardeners)  that live for the winter
>though
>> and would be miserable in our climate.  To each their own.  Isn't that
>what
>> makes the world so interesting?? If we were all alike it would be terribly
>> boring.   I think this group has an open mind and enjoys hearing about
>others
>> experiences, etc.  We might not want to trade places with that person, but
>it's
>> interesting to learn about different interests, experiences, etc..  We
>share info
>> about our lives to give others a better idea how things are where we
>> are....not to say one is better than the other...but to share.  Everything
>has its
>> pros and cons.... no place is perfect, no person is perfect.
>>
>> Noreen
>> zone 9
>> Texas Gulf Coast
>> In a message dated 1/16/2004 9:35:08 PM Central Standard Time,
>> gardenchat-owner@hort.net writes:
>>
>> Pam, I think you should consider two things.  One, is that if everybody
>loved
>> hot weather as much as you do, you would be crowded out.  Look at Florida
>and
>> California now  - far too many people.  The other is that many of us have
>> chosen to live in different climates for reasons other than gardens -
>jobs,
>> in
>> particular.
>> I grew up in the Florida panhandle, and couldn't wait to get away from
>that
>> whole ambience.  I fell in love with New York before I ever though I could
>> live here.  I won't say I married my husband because he was a ticket to
>New
>> York,
>> but it didn't hurt.  We lived in the city for nearly three  years - until
>my
>> second child was immanent.  We knew we couldn't really afford to live
>there
>> with small children, but thought we could live in the "country" for a few
>> years
>> and then move back.  It  was about fifteen years before I really realized
>I
>> could never live in the city again.  I still could live there if we could
>> afford
>> "garden apartments" like some people we knew once had - but I doubt they
>even
>> exist for millionaires any more.
>>   I don't enjoy the extreme cold we are having this year, but it's mostly
>> because I am concerned for my plants.  If we had had a snow cover last
>week
>> when
>> the temps were below zero I wouldn't have been so concerned.  I enjoy the
>tr
>> ansitions from one season to another. Of course you can grow things  that
>we
>> can't, but we can grow things that you can't.  My grandmother, who had
>been a
>> child in upstate New York, never got over longing for lilacs and peonies
>> which
>> would not grow in Florida.  I would  hate to give them up, too.  Others
>talk
>> about having different interests in the winter.  I, too, have other
>> interests,
>> but not seasonal.  My indexing business takes up a lot of time whatever
>the
>> season, but since I am free-lance it is erratic.  Been very busy this
>winter.
>>  The
>> gardens I build in my daydreams during the winter when the seed catalogs
>> arrive are as great a pleasure to me as the ones that actually develop
>during
>> the
>> growing seasons - sometimes better because the actual ones never quite
>live
>> up
>> to my dreams.  So don't feel sorry for us northeners, or look down on us
>for
>> being misguided about where we live.  We love our gardens.  The motto of
>the
>> current president of the Federated Garden Clubs of New York State is
>"Bloom
>> where you're planted."  That's what we try to do.
>> Auralie
>>
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Pam Evans
Kemp TX/zone 8A



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