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Re: Great trip

Sounds like a great trip.  Did you get any pictures??  And welcome back!

On 7/18/05, Cersgarden@aol.com <Cersgarden@aol.com> wrote:
> I had a wonderful garden trip last week to Rockford, Il.  We visited 10 home
> gardens including 1 in Iowa,  several public gardens including the Rotary
> garden in Janesville, Wisc and 4 garden centers.  Also saw the newest & youngest T
> Rex Dinosaur, Baby Jane, that was recently discovered  by a team from the
> Rockford Natl History Museum where it is now on display.  I purchased 3 conifers,
> Buckthorn 'Fine Line' & a japanese iris.  What a sight when the luggage
> compartment of the bus was opened.  The luggage was laid flat and the plants were
> placed on top covering the whole area.  It was so dry in Rockford, more than
> home but the temps were comfortable except for Fri.  The temps at home were in
> the 90s all week but a storm came thru last night with hi winds & 1 1/2" rain.
> This was just in time to save the corn if it was not damaged by the winds.
>    Great surprise to come home & find my hoya in bloom for the first time.
> My husband did a great job keeping all my containers watered which rqd a 2nd
> watering several days.  My beds were extremely dry so the rain was great last
> night.  Also had a group come for a garden tour which my husband and a friend
> handled for me.
>    While touring his garden, a gentleman gardener gave me a pot of several
> voodoo lily seedlings.  The foliage is so nice.
>    It is catch-up with the garden today.  My off site vegetable garden is
> needing weeded.
>        Ceres
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zone 8A

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