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Re: Somebody stop me

Thanks Chris.  Now in our 10th month of this and it has long since lost any
appeal.  And not a drop in the ten-day forecast.  Again.

On 1/2/06, Chris Petersen <chris@widom-assoc.com> wrote:
> I'm another Cyndi or Bonnie!  I've gone beyond my current garden space in
> daylilies, but I'm probably going to order a couple more! I still have my
> mom's garden to renovate.  I started working on it last summer, but with
> the
> heat, I'd didn't get very far.  Also, I built my new stone walled bed and
> added another two beds where they were needed, so I shouldn't be so hard
> on
> myself!
> On Sunday, I just had to get a plant fix, so I drove to the nearest garden
> center where I'd be able to find more than a bench of houseplants like
> Lowes
> would have. It was a 30 mile trip (in heavy, wet snow) to get there, but
> worth the effort!  Even this mega nursery was low in selection, but I was
> able to pick up a couple of cheery Kalanchoes for $2.50 each and some
> terrarium plants.  I even bought some crocus bulbs at 75% off that I need
> to
> poke into the soil today. They may be just squirrel food, but they were
> cheap and will be a breeze to plant!
> I just got the Select Seeds catalog.   Are they good to order from?  What
> about their plants?
> Pam- I feel your drought in a physical way.  It actually pains me to think
> about it! When we've been really dry, it is heartbreaking to watch the
> plants and animals suffer. Watering with the hose doesn't seem to have the
> same benefit as a good downpour!
> David- I'm glad you and your plants are safe!
> Chris Petersen
> Northport, Long Island, New York
> Zone 7a (Average min temp 50 - 00)
> chris@widom-assoc.com
> My garden: http://photos.yahoo.com/chrispnpt
> -----Original Message-----
> From: owner-gardenchat@hort.net [mailto:owner-gardenchat@hort.net] On
> Behalf
> Of Bonnie & Bill Morgan
> Sent: Sunday, January 01, 2006 10:08 PM
> To: gardenchat@hort.net
> Subject: RE: [CHAT] Somebody stop me
> Cyndi, you sound like me. LOL!!!  There is always something like that I'm
> not going to do...but then there will be this unique plant or that really
> useful one that would look soooo good over there and before you know it,
> more soil is being prepared and some spot is being amended just for what I
> didn't think I'd be doing.
> Good luck sticking to your garden resolutions.  I'd like to help you stay
> in
> line with them, but then I'd have to be able to control myself first.  I
> suppose it could be worse.  We could be hooked on something really
> dangerous.  LOL!!!
> Blessings,
> Bonnie (SW OH - zone 5)
> -----Original Message-----
> From: owner-gardenchat@hort.net [mailto:owner-gardenchat@hort.net] On
> Behalf
> Of Cyndi Johnson
> Sent: Sunday, January 01, 2006 8:05 PM
> To: gardenchat@hort.net
> Subject: [CHAT] Somebody stop me
> Didn't I spend quite a bit of time over the last few
> months declaiming about how I wasn't going to buy any
> seeds this year? Didn't I say I was determined to
> scale back my vegetable garden? That was me, right?
> Sure looks like my name in the archives.
> So the seed catalogs are coming in, there's Burpee,
> Territorial, Cook's Garden, Select Seeds. By golly
> look at all those little stickies in the pages, how
> did those get in there? More catalogs to come too. But
> I'm not buying anything this year, that's what I said,
> I remember it. And yet...
> My husband is no help. This man has not looked in a
> seed catalog in his life, despite having them piled
> around the house hip deep for 20 years. But THIS year
> he looks at the Burpee catalog, with that cover
> picture of the striped tomato, and says "Isn't that
> pretty? Let's grow that."
> This could be harder than sticking to a diet.
> Cyndi
> Just $16.99/mo. or less.
> dsl.yahoo.com
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Pam Evans
Kemp TX
zone 8A

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