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Re: Weekend Report


Not a problem... I always enjoy looking at the special
pictures you send... never see those type plants here
in the Midwest...

Donna

--- james singer <jsinger@igc.org> wrote:

> Quite a few pictures that I/m trying to sort out.
> Maybe a couple I'd 
> like you to post.
> 
> On Saturday, January 22, 2005, at 09:07 PM, Donna
> wrote:
> 
> > Sounds like you had a nice trip!
> >
> > I always feel that if I learned 'something' then
> the seminar or class 
> > was
> > worth my time and effort.
> >
> > So did you take lotsa pictures?
> >
> > Donna
> >
> >
> >> -----Original Message-----
> >> From: owner-gardenchat@hort.net
> [mailto:owner-gardenchat@hort.net] On
> >> Behalf Of james singer
> >> Sent: Saturday, January 22, 2005 4:45 PM
> >> To: Chat
> >> Subject: [CHAT] Weekend Report
> >>
> >> We took a long weekend. Drove down to Naples
> Botanical Garden for a
> >> hands-on workshop on Tropical Fruit Trees. It
> turned out to be more of
> >> an introductory tour than I had expected, but it
> nonetheless taught us
> >> a lot of stuff we didn't know and gave us some
> ideas for planting the
> >> rest of the plantation.
> >>
> >> The fragrant begonias were blooming at the NBG,
> so we had to find one
> >> of those when we left. We went to a nursery we've
> been to before [it's
> >> on the road to Marco Island], and sure enough
> they had one. We bought
> >> it and headed north.
> >>
> >> Spent the night in Fort Myers and then drove back
> to Naples this
> >> morning to visit Audubon's Corkscrew Swamp
> Sanctuary. If any of you 
> >> get
> >> this far south, make sure that's on your
> itinerary. It is fantastic.
> >> The native epiphytes--Tillansia--were blooming at
> this time of year.
> >> There were night herons, lesser blue herons,
> alligators, and
> >> red-bellied turtles everywhere.
> >>
> >> Left Corkscrew and headed to ECHO's tropical
> fruit nursery. We have
> >> been lusting after a "Carrie" mango for a year or
> so. ECHO had one 
> >> this
> >> time. We also bought a "Red Lady" papaya and an
> Okinawan spinach, 
> >> which
> >> is a tangy perennial salad green for the
> subtropics.
> >>
> >> Island Jim
> >> Southwest Florida
> >> 27.0 N, 82.4 W
> >> Zone 10a
> >> Minimum 30 F [-1 C]
> >> Maximum 100 F [38 C]
> >>
> >>
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