Re: Happy new year!
- Subject: Re: Happy new year!
- From: Zemuly <email@example.com>
- Date: Tue, 8 Jan 2013 20:18:28 -0600
It's always a delight to hear from you, Auralie. Your life is always filled with adventures.
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On Jan 8, 2013, at 1:18 PM, Aplfgcnys@aol.com wrote:
> So sorry about your bad cold, Cindy, but these things happen. It's good to
> have all the
> new seed catalogs for distraction now, as I look out at the snow-covered
> landscape, I try to imagine what next spring will be like. Thanks to Sandy,
> Chet's fall and concussion, and numerous other such events I was not able
> to get my usual fall clean-up done, and things are still pretty much a mess.
> There is still a large hemlock down in the back yard blocking one entry to
> the fenced vegetable garden. We told the tree man to come when he had
> finished with others who were more urgent. I hope he gets here before
> We did have one unusual distraction over the holidays. At noon on the
> Thursday before Christmas had a telephone call from our middle grandson
> saying he was in Dover, heading north, and could he stop by to see us in
> about four hours - bringing his new wife and baby. It was quite a scramble
> for me to get food and bedding prepared before they got here, but it was a
> real treat to meet his wife and our first great-grandchild. I'll bet none
> of you
> can beat that. They spent the night and left early the next morning. I
> his wife is a pretty sensible girl, who said it's really too long a drive
> Norfolk, Va., (where he is stationed,) to upstate New York to see your
> Let's see if we can get a free night's lodging along the way. Anyway, we
> glad to see them. Hadn't seen that grandson in five or six years.
> It will be interesting to see how well plants survive this strange winter.
> At least
> we have had snow cover for the past two weeks, even though the temperatures
> have generally been in the low 30s - unusually mild. Last winter was mild,
> lots of things survived. The winter before was unusually cold, but we did
> snow cover all winter, so again many things survived. I've had good luck
> past few years with several things that used not to be reliably
> winter-hardy -
> notably Artemisia 'Powis Castle.' I like to grow a lot of that because the
> aren't especially fond of it, and I can tuck a few deer favorites in among
> a bed
> of it. Growing a deer-resistant garden leads to some unusual looks.
> Here's hoping every one of you have a new year of great gardens.
> In a message dated 1/8/2013 9:55:13 AM Eastern Standard Time,
> firstname.lastname@example.org writes:
> Wow Cindy...that's awesome. The drought has been so horrible in the
> midwest the last two years...my vegetable gardens have not done so well. I
> even put some shade over it to protect it from the searing heat last
> summer...they still fried. I miss my home grown tomatoes....
> On Mon, Jan 7, 2013 at 8:27 PM, Zemuly <email@example.com> wrote:
>> Wow, Cindy, that's great. I admire your vegetable gardening. I often
>> tell customers how to grow vegetables, but I can't imagine having the
>> time to actually grow more than tomatoes and peppers in pots. I am also
>> really glad you are feeling better.
>> Sent from my iPhone
>> On Jan 7, 2013, at 5:22 PM, "Johnson, Cyndi D Civ USAF AFMC 412 CS/SCOSI"
>> firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
>>> Hi all, happy new year! Hope your holidays were good. I came down with a
>>> bad cold right after Christmas so none of the things I planned on doing
>>> got done. But the weather was pretty unpleasant too so I probably
>>> wouldn't have done anything outside anyway. I knew it was bad when I
>>> looked forward to going back to work, because it would mean I wasn't
>>> The usual pile of seed catalogs showed up though, so I had something to
>>> do when I wasn't asleep. I notice the big thing in the veggie catalogs
>>> this year is grafted tomato plants. Getting kind of expensive if you
>>> ask me, but I guess not everyone wants to start 20 tomato plants from
>>> seed. I have most of mine planned out the only question is will I have
>>> enough time to deal with it. Last year the corn came ripe when we were
>>> away, by the time I picked it, it was pretty tough. This year I thought
>>> I'd try the sh2 varieties that are supposed to hold longer. And maybe
>>> mark on the calendar when I think it'll be ready.
>>> I did get to spend quite a few hours in the greenhouse while it was
>>> sunny, I turned the thermostat up a little so the fan doesn't come on
>>> till it's about 85 in there. Very nice. It has been getting pretty cold
>>> at night though so I may have to run the heater. I notice the croton and
>>> the coleus are suffering, and there's even one of the pelargoniums
>>> looking a bit unhappy.
>>> I got an email from a guy who wants to interview me about my website for
>>> his radio program. I guess it's internet radio. Has anyone listened to
>>> his program? It's "In the Garden with Ron Wilson". I'm going to
>>> download a podcast tonight and see what it's like, think he wants to
>>> talk to me next Saturday.
>>> [demime 1.01d removed an attachment of type application/ms-tnef which
>> had a name of winmail.dat]
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