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Re: Lowes, lemons, Ms Fatma, and spaghetti


I know, and now I'm thinking of leaving it just when it's getting big.
Sigh. I console myself with the fact that there will be new, wonderful
things that I can't grow here. Variegated Lady Palm sounds wonderful!
Andrea H
Beaufort, SC 


> [Original Message]
> From: james singer <islandjim1@verizon.net>
> To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
> Date: 7/16/2005 5:19:07 AM
> Subject: Re: [CHAT] Lowes, lemons, Ms Fatma, and spaghetti
>
> That was a terrific find, Andrea. Lady palms are expensive as the 
> dickens. A year or so ago, I saw a variegated one from Thailand, 
> 1-gallon, 1-stem, 8-inches tall; price: $80.00. Two-stems, $160.00.
>
> On Jul 15, 2005, at 8:40 PM, A A HODGES wrote:
>
> > Glad to hear Ms Fatma is doing OK. I've yet to experience that 
> > particular
> > "invasive preventative procedure" but I hear getting ready for it is 
> > THE
> > WORST! Glad she can eat again!
> >
> > Lemon sounds great, and Lowe's sometimes has really good prices on 
> > their
> > plants, mainly I think, because they don't realize what they're 
> > selling.
> > Good find! I found a Lady Palm there several years ago for $15.00 as a
> > house plant and big ones here sell for $80. It's probably 10 times the 
> > size
> > it was when I bought it. I love it.
> >
> > Andrea H
> > Beaufort, SC
> >
> >
> >> [Original Message]
> >> From: james singer <islandjim1@verizon.net>
> >> To: Garden Chat <gardenchat@hort.net>
> >> Date: 7/15/2005 6:25:09 PM
> >> Subject: [CHAT] Lowes, lemons, Ms Fatma, and spaghetti
> >>
> >> Lowes opened today. This is the first one to show up on this part of
> >> the suncoast. So on the way home from the botanical garden, we stopped
> >> in. Much more organized than HD. Prices about the same, though.
> >>
> >> We found a variegated lemon--both leaves and fruit are variegated;
> >> flesh of the fruit is pink [think pink lemonade]--in a 5-gallon pot 
> >> for
> >> $25.00, so we got it. It may have been mis-marked; normally variegated
> >> lemons that size sell for twice that price. I'll plant it tomorrow.
> >>
> >> Ms Fatma is recovering from her ordeal. For her first solid food meal
> >> we had whole-wheat spaghetti, dressed with olive oil and sauced with a
> >> cucumber-yoghurt concoction. In Indian cuisine there is a condiment
> >> made of yoghurt, shredded cucumber, pressed garlic, and freshly ground
> >> black pepper. In Lebanese cuisine there is a cold soup made of 
> >> yoghurt,
> >> shredded cucumber, pressed garlic, and freshly ground black pepper.
> >>
> >> Our spaghetti sauce could have been either an Indian condiment or a
> >> Lebanese soup. Ms Fatma added crumbled feta to hers--there is 
> >> something
> >> about Turks and feta cheese; it seems to be a comfort food with roots
> >> that go deep into their national gene pool.
> >>
> >> Island Jim
> >> Southwest Florida
> >> 27.0 N, 82.4 W
> >> Hardiness Zone 10
> >> Heat Zone 10
> >> Minimum 30 F [-1 C]
> >> Maximum 100 F [38 C]
> >>
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> Island Jim
> Southwest Florida
> 27.0 N, 82.4 W
> Hardiness Zone 10
> Heat Zone 10
> Minimum 30 F [-1 C]
> Maximum 100 F [38 C]
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