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Re: Was Bounce, Now Voles, This Summer's Delights

Angelica gigas comes from Northern China and Korea...that would make it hardy to at least z4. I understand it is not long lived, though.
On Tuesday, July 27, 2004, at 08:29 PM, Donna wrote:

Good luck with the voles-- I think they finally left here, but who
knows. Between the snake and a stray cat that has been hanging around, I
think their days were numbered...I can hope anyways..

Not familiar with Angelica gigas... do you know if it would survive in
zone 5? Did a quick google search and looked interesting, but the ones I
clicked on didn't give a zone rating.

Your Phemeranthus calycinum - Flame flower says you can only plant it
here in the spring- found that interesting... does it take a while to
establish a good root system?


Hmmmm, wonder if it would work on voles? My war with them continues - we finally dug up and put about 35 hostas in bottomless black plastic pots and replanted those in an effort to deter the pests. But then
managed to devastate overnight a whole bed of bletillas. I think we
have saved three or four plants.  We've been at our present location
seven years and have never seen vole damage on this scale.  Our
gardening neighbors several acres away are seeing the same thing.
so disheartening.

On a better note - the Angelica gigas I planted last year is blooming
for the first time and it's wonderful.  I didn't expect it to bloom so
freely and so am very pleased with its' performance.

Another new plant that has delighted me all summer long is
calycinum - Flame flower.  Pam - I know you're a fan of High Country
Gardens - you might like this if you're not already growing it.
little plant that packs a lot of punch.

Zone 7 - West Tn

-----Original Message-----
From: owner-gardenchat@hort.net [mailto:owner-gardenchat@hort.net] On
Behalf Of Zemuly@aol.com
Sent: Monday, July 26, 2004 6:32 PM
To: gardenchat@hort.net
Subject: [CHAT] Lots of Uses for Bounce

I got the following from a friend and thought I would pass it along to the list. I don't know if you really can use Bounce for all these things, but it's certainly an easy solution to mosquitoes and yellow jackets. zem

* * *

My mail carrier told me that the US Postal service sent out a
all letter carriers to put a sheet of Bounce in their uniform  pockets
to keep
yellow jackets away...Use them all the time when  playing baseball and
I use it when I am working outside. It  really works; yellow jackets
veer around you.

And all this time you've just been putting Bounce in the dryer!

It will chase ants away when you lay a sheet near them.

It  also repels mice. Spread them around foundation areas, or in
cars  that are sitting and it keeps mice from entering your vehicle.

It  takes the odor out of books and photo albums that don't get opened

Repels mosquitoes. Tie a sheet of Bounce through a belt loop  when
during mosquito season.

Eliminates static electricity  from your television (or computer)

Since Bounce is designed to  help eliminate static cling, wipe your
television screen with a used sheet  of Bounce to keep dust from

Dissolve soap scum from shower doors. Clean with a sheet of Bounce.

Freshen the air in your home. Place an individual sheet of Bounce in
drawer or hang in the closet.

Put Bounce sheet in vacuum cleaner.

Prevent thread from  tangling. Run a threaded needle through sheet of
before beginning to  sew.

Prevent musty suitcases. Place an individual sheet of Bounce inside
luggage before storing.

Freshen the air in your car. Place a sheet of Bounce under the  front

Clean baked-on foods from a cooking pan. Put a sheet in  a pan, fill
water, let sit overnight, and sponge clean. The  anti-static agent
weakens the bond between the food.

Eliminate odors in wastebaskets. Place a sheet of Bounce at the
the  wastebasket.

Collect cat hair. Rubbing the area with a sheet of Bounce  will
attract all the loose hairs.

Eliminate static  electricity from Venetian blinds.  Wipe the blinds
with a
sheet of Bounce  to prevent dust from resettling.

Wipe up sawdust from drilling or sand papering. A used sheet of
collect sawdust like a tack  cloth.

Eliminate odors in dirty laundry. Place an individual sheet of
the bottom of a laundry bag or hamper.

Deodorize shoes or sneakers. Place a sheet of Bounce in your shoes
sneakers overnight.

Golfers put a Bounce sheet in their back pocket to keep the bees

Put a Bounce sheet in your sleeping bag and tent before folding and storing them. Keeps them smelling fresh.

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