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Re: Desert update

  • To: gardenchat@hort.net
  • Subject: Re: [CHAT] Desert update
  • From: "Chapel Ridge Wal Mart National Hearing Center" 4042N15@nationalhearing.com
  • Date: Mon, 11 Jul 2005 13:43:43 -0600
  • References: <10667757.1121102393910.JavaMail.root@sniper35>

> snails are also propagating prolifically, ugh.
Interestingly, I've had virtually no slug damage this year - it's been dry -
I haven't put down anything to deter them either.

> ....Next year I am scaling way way back, I'll do just enough ...
I bet that's what you said last year ;+)

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Johnson Cyndi D Civ AFFTC/ITSR" <cyndi.johnson@edwards.af.mil>
To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
Sent: Monday, July 11, 2005 11:19 AM
Subject: [CHAT] Desert update

> Some of you have had major events going on over the weekend! Hope the dog
> Gracie is okay and that no one got flooded out by the hurricanes. Here in
> the high desert we are in normal summer weather, it's in the high 90s
> heading towards 100+ and not a cloud in the sky. It will be this way for a
> couple months I expect. I spent a couple days in the San Gorgonio
> last weekend, two days after we left the place caught on fire. Fortunately
> they put it out quickly. Just in my area there were over 30 fires on the
> of July from people letting off illegal fireworks. Not too much structure
> damage though. Another fire broke out yesterday about two miles from my
> house, again put out very quickly. But it is going to be a really bad year
> for fires, that much is obvious.
> On my desk is a big vase full of Shasta daisies and coneflower. I have
> neglected my perennial garden terribly but it is still providing me with
> nice flower show in some spots. Unfortunately I never got around to taking
> pictures of some of the better ones, I have some lilies that are heading
> over 6 feet tall this year, and the pink daylilies were awfully pretty.
> Right now the roses (the ones I deadheaded) are starting their second
> the coreopsis, gaillardia, agapanthus, and more are blooming. Weeds and
> snails are also propagating prolifically, ugh.
> I apparently was insane when I planted the vegetable garden this spring.
> Despite having green beans left in the pantry I planted twice as many
> as normal. Now I've got almost 100 jars of green beans and more to come. I
> have 10 jars of salsa and about 20 jars of tomatoes left from last year,
> I put in another 20 tomato plants. I put in two beds of peppers, not just
> one. What was I thinking? Next year I am scaling way way back, I'll do
> enough to have a few fresh veggies and I'll spend my time working on the
> ornamental gardens instead. I have a huge list of things that really need
> be done, and some of them - like hacking down the escallonia in front of
> windows and replanting that whole area - are going to be real projects.
> Cyndi Johnson
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