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Re: Garden Update!- more-inspiration


Do take before, during, and after pictures...not only do they give you a
good idea of how far you have come but I find they are helpful in letting
me know just where I have planted something that is dormant.  And, share
them with us.  I get ideas each time someone posts their pictures.  


> [Original Message]
> From: Andrea Hodges <andreah@hargray.com>
> To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
> Date: 7/12/2006 8:04:48 PM
> Subject: Re: [CHAT] Garden Update!- more
>
> Glad you are recovering. I know it's "painful" to be still and not do all 
> the things you want to do. When my back was out so badly I thought I
would 
> go nuts from not being able to do a thing. But as everything else, it 
> passed.
>
> I got permission from my landlord (also a friend) to use part of the
empty 
> lot behind me for gardening. I'm so excited. It's pretty much full shade
in 
> this particular section, but I've gotten to where I love shade plants for 
> their foliage and great contrasts. Can hardly wait to get started, but it
is 
> miserable here, so humid you could just drop, and promises only to get 
> worse. It may have to be a September project as it needs clearing before 
> anything can be done. Lots of weedy small mimosa trees and briars. I'll
try 
> and remember to take before and after pictures.
> ----- Original Message ----- 
> From: "Theresa W." <tchessie1@sbcglobal.net>
> To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
> Sent: Wednesday, July 12, 2006 10:09 AM
> Subject: Re: [CHAT] Garden Update!- more
>
>
> > Yes- I'm thinking I'll be able to leave it until the weekend at least.
> > I still have pruning and deadheading to do, so I'll give that priority
> > (easier and looks better faster).  I also, of course, have about a
> > half-dozen projects I want to do..... I really want to replace the wood
> > slats on the large gate next to my veggie garden with lattice. I have
> > the lattice pieces, but not sure I should be sawing and nailing stuff
> > yet.  We'll see how I feel on Saturday.  Also- it is supposed to be 100
> > plus degrees this weekend, so I may be inside instead.  I haven't been
> > as tolerant of temperature extremes as usual during this recovery
> > either.  But, each day is a bit better.  I lasted until 3 pm at work
> > yesterday-  longest yet.  I'm working at home today.
> >
> > Theresa
> >
> > Donna wrote:
> >> don't worry, the weeds don't mind..LOL
> >>
> >> seriously, get well first, then tackle the weeds. Glad
> >> you are feeling better.
> >>
> >> Donna
> >>
> >> --- "Theresa W." <tchessie1@sbcglobal.net> wrote:
> >>
> >>
> >>> Gradually feeling better, thanks!  Still moving
> >>> SLOW, not much energy-
> >>> but I made until 3 pm at work today- that's the
> >>> longest yet!  Nose is
> >>> healing, still uncomfortable in spots.  Can't wait
> >>> for all to be back to
> >>> normal.  I desperately need to weed my garden!
> >>>
> >>> Theresa
> >>>
> >>> Andrea Hodges wrote:
> >>>
> >>>> Theresa, how are you feeling by the way? My dad
> >>>>
> >>> had that surgery done
> >>>
> >>>> several years ago and felt pretty bad for several
> >>>>
> >>> weeks. Of course
> >>>
> >>>> he's a lot older than you are.
> >>>> A
> >>>> ----- Original Message ----- From: "Theresa W."
> >>>>
> >>> <tchessie1@sbcglobal.net>
> >>>
> >>>> To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
> >>>> Sent: Monday, July 10, 2006 8:34 PM
> >>>> Subject: Re: [CHAT] Garden Update!- more
> >>>>
> >>>>
> >>>>
> >>>>> Glad things have worked out for you garden Sue.
> >>>>>
> >>> Yesterday I finally
> >>>
> >>>>> got outside for a bit and did some pruning.  It
> >>>>>
> >>> was quite interesting
> >>>
> >>>>> pruning job, since I still can't lean over.  So,
> >>>>>
> >>> I sat on the front
> >>>
> >>>>> wall and just pruned what was within reach.
> >>>>>
> >>> There is still tons more
> >>>
> >>>>> that needs to be done, but will have to wait
> >>>>>
> >>> until after my f/up
> >>>
> >>>>> appintment with the ENT doc on the 20th, at which
> >>>>>
> >>> point I hope I'm
> >>>
> >>>>> cleared to do whatever I want. While pruning, I
> >>>>>
> >>> did note that the
> >>>
> >>>>> large crinum that I bought at the CalHort sale in
> >>>>>
> >>> spring has a large
> >>>
> >>>>> bloom stalk on it, with one bud nearly open and
> >>>>>
> >>> at least a half dozen
> >>>
> >>>>> more coming!  They are white, but look like the
> >>>>>
> >>> edges of the petals
> >>>
> >>>>> will have a pink tinge.  I'm so psyched that it
> >>>>>
> >>> bloomed so soon- and
> >>>
> >>>>> that I only paid $10 for it!
> >>>>>
> >>>>> Theresa
> >>>>>
> >>>>> P.S.  Picked and ate my first tomato over the
> >>>>>
> >>> weekend.  Yum!
> >>>
> >>>>> SueNY wrote:
> >>>>>
> >>>>>>    My plants seem very happy in their new spot.!
> >>>>>>
> >>> No new yellow leaves
> >>>
> >>>>>> anywhere! About a week ago I clipped off all I
> >>>>>>
> >>> could find and
> >>>
> >>>>>> sprayed with
> >>>>>> daconil, then a day later I gave all the plants
> >>>>>>
> >>> a light feed of MG for
> >>>
> >>>>>> tomatoes and veggies, half strength. Everything
> >>>>>>
> >>> is looking amazing
> >>>
> >>>>>> now. My
> >>>>>> one tomato plant that was getting purplish
> >>>>>>
> >>> leaves is now nice and
> >>>
> >>>>>> green. I
> >>>>>> do have one plant that looks somewhat
> >>>>>>
> >>> ridiculous-a bell pepper that
> >>>
> >>>>>> lost all
> >>>>>> but it's top leaves in one of the recent heavy
> >>>>>>
> >>> storms. So it's got a
> >>>
> >>>>>> crown
> >>>>>> of nice lush green leaves, some buds and
> >>>>>>
> >>> flowers, and one pepper.
> >>>
> >>>>>> The rest
> >>>>>> of the stem is bare but has tiny new shoots
> >>>>>>
> >>> forming.
> >>>
> >>>>>> Poor thing! I have lots of tomatoes and
> >>>>>>
> >>> jalepenos and am just
> >>>
> >>>>>> starting to
> >>>>>> get some cayennes and habeneros.
> >>>>>> No cukes yet but they are blooming all over the
> >>>>>>
> >>> place and since they
> >>>
> >>>>>> are
> >>>>>> bush pickles I won't have to wait long-seed
> >>>>>>
> >>> packet said harvest 45
> >>>
> >>>>>> days.
> >>>>>> Looking forward to making pickles! My lavender
> >>>>>>
> >>> is growing and
> >>>
> >>>>>> growing, so is
> >>>>>> my chamomile. My dill doesn't seem to like the
> >>>>>>
> >>> heat but it's hanging in
> >>>
> >>>>>> there. My little rose bush, which was bare canes
> >>>>>>
> >>> when I planted it
> >>>
> >>>>>> at the
> >>>>>> end of May is now 3 feet tall, nice and green
> >>>>>>
> >>> and has a rose on it
> >>>
> >>>>>> about to
> >>>>>> bloom. I also have 6 lovely little geranium
> >>>>>>
> >>> seedlings in my window.
> >>>
> >>>>>> They'll
> >>>>>> surely brighten things up this winter. I already
> >>>>>>
> >>> have 3 full grown
> >>>
> >>>>>> ones in
> >>>>>> various windows, where they bloom happily all
> >>>>>>
> >>> year long. Lord, what
> >>>
> >>>>>> would
> >>>>>> life be without gardening?? LOL!
> >>>>>>
> >>>>>> Sue(6B)
> >>>>>>
> >>>>>>
> >>>>>>
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