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Re: My garden

Well, Chris, best of luck then as my eggplants were always lace -
maybe it's just here and flea beetles aren't such a pest where you

It is amazing what will deter a big dog sometimes.  We have a baby
gate just propped up in the opening between drafting (where Craig's
dogs are) and my office, which is also the entry way to the whole
shebang, and it stops those golden retrievers unless they are in some
mad hysteria...worked the same with the other two he had for many
years.  I mean, they could move it with no problem, but they don't go
past it.

No grass sounds good but sometimes I think grass is less actual work
than many groundcovers...of course, what I mow is probably only 5%
actual grass:-)

Marge Talt, zone 7 Maryland
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> From: Christopher P. Lindsey <lindsey@mallorn.com>
> Hi Marge,
>    Thanks!
>    The eggplant is actually in a container along with some other
>    but I haven't had any problems and haven't used any special
>    It's planted, with some light lavender petunias, a Blackie sweet
>    some bright pink petunias, yellow marigolds, Vinca vines, and
>    some other stuff that I'm not remembering right now.

> > What is the line of red items on the right in
> > http://www.mallorn.com/~lindsey/yard/deckfar1.jpg ?
>    Like Donna guessed, they're marking flags over Impatiens to keep
>    from trampling them.
> > I know that deck was a whale of a lot of work, but I bet you're
> > really pleased that you did it.  It looks like such a great place
> > sit and relax!  I like the idea of a patio; that would be super
> > you wouldn't have to mow it:-)
>    My goal is no grass, I think.  ;)
> > Is the upside down chair protecting the flowers from the pup in
> > pots photo?
>    I think it's just tilted against the table; I do that when
they're not 
>    in use so that the cushions don't become saturated with water.
> Chris
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