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Re: But it's a DRY heat...


They have swamp coolers down here, but as humid as it gets, they can also
cause mildew problems.  I'll stick w/ my window units thank you.

On 7/17/06, Zemuly Sanders <zsanders@midsouth.rr.com> wrote:
>
> I haven't a clue what would go into it, but I'm sure it would be something
> strong. <LOL>
> zem
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Theresa W." <tchessie1@sbcglobal.net>
> To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
> Sent: Monday, July 17, 2006 7:40 PM
> Subject: Re: [CHAT] But it's a DRY heat...
>
>
> > If someone hasn't invented such a drink yet, they should have.   So Zem-
> > what would you put in your concoction???  You may just start the next
> > trend!
> >
> > Theresa
> >
> > Zemuly Sanders wrote:
> >> I don't know what a 'swamp cooler' really is, but it sounds like an
> >> alcoholic drink from AL, MS or LA.
> >> zem
> >> ----- Original Message ----- From: "Donna" <gossiper@sbcglobal.net>
> >> To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
> >> Sent: Monday, July 17, 2006 6:39 PM
> >> Subject: Re: [CHAT] But it's a DRY heat...
> >>
> >>
> >>> It is a hundred plus and you are going hiking? Yipes, I can't stand to
> >>> be outside at all in this weather as our heat index was over a hundred
> >>> today. (granted mine is humid air, but still!)
> >>>
> >>>
> >>> And may I ask what is a swamp cooler?
> >>>
> >>> Donna
> >>>
> >>> ----- Original Message ----
> >>> From: Johnson Cyndi D Civ 95 CG/SCSRT <cyndi.johnson@edwards.af.mil>
> >>> To: "gardenchat@hort.net" <gardenchat@hort.net>
> >>> Sent: Monday, July 17, 2006 12:25:52 PM
> >>> Subject: [CHAT] But it's a DRY heat...
> >>>
> >>>
> >>> I didn't get a lot done outside this weekend, that's for sure. It was
> >>> 109 on
> >>> Saturday and 105 on Sunday. We're not supposed to get out of the 100s
> >>> all
> >>> week. My lab spent quite a lot of time lounging in his wading pool, I
> >>> almost
> >>> kicked him out of it so we could use it ourselves. Times like this I
> >>> miss
> >>> having a pool but I still don't miss the maintenance.
> >>> I did get out and check a lot of the watering, I thought some of the
> >>> stuff
> >>> was looking kind of wilted. I use those "leaky" hoses for my vegetable
> >>> garden and they have a tendency to split as the season goes on.  Plus
> >>> every
> >>> now and again a critter bites through looking for water. I did find
> one
> >>> hole
> >>> so I just wrapped it with tape and I'll replace it next season. But
> the
> >>> plants looked a little wilted not because of non-water but because it
> >>> was a
> >>> million degrees out there. I gave them all an extra soaking and that
> >>> will
> >>> have to do for now.
> >>> The japanese garden seems to be getting hit a bit harder than the
> rest.
> >>> I
> >>> have some woolly thyme that is starting to die back and I'm not sure
> if
> >>> it's
> >>> the heat or not. There's another clump that gets more shade and it
> looks
> >>> better, but you never know there might be other reasons for it. The
> >>> liriope
> >>> look a little stressed too. The japanese maple, poor thing, is
> >>> definitely
> >>> suffering - it was an experiment for this area so I don't have great
> >>> expectations for it, but it's lasted so far. The hakon(whatever) grass
> >>> is
> >>> mostly hanging in there, one clump is definitely getting too much sun
> >>> but
> >>> the other two look pretty good.
> >>> I tied up the tomato vines too; the @#%% squirrels are climbing up the
> >>> cages
> >>> and breaking the vines.  I can't get rid of the squirrels but
> hopefully
> >>> this
> >>> will stop the breakage, and maybe provide more protection for the
> >>> tomatoes.
> >>> Speaking of the !*#% squirrels, something took off with the only lemon
> >>> on my
> >>> lemon tree. I'm ticked. I'm determined to have lemons but I don't seem
> >>> to
> >>> have the knack for growing them in pots. This particular tree is 3
> years
> >>> old
> >>> (I've killed a few others) and this year, for the first time, I had a
> >>> lemon
> >>> grow to get bigger than a quarter.  It was at least golf-ball sized
> when
> >>> something chewed it off. Well...maybe next year.
> >>> I also went hiking very early Saturday morning, my friend I go with
> has
> >>> been
> >>> enthusing about our trips so we had a group this time. 5 people and 7
> >>> dogs,
> >>> and we weren't the only ones up there. As more of the hills get
> >>> flattened
> >>> for subdivisions the area that's left is getting pretty crowded.
> >>> And I picked almost all the plums, got maybe 6 pounds or so. Not sure
> >>> what I
> >>> want to do with them - can't stand to be in the kitchen unless we turn
> >>> on
> >>> the real AC (not just the swamp cooler), but that really jacks up the
> >>> electric bill, so making jam isn't high on my list. Maybe it's back to
> >>> my
> >>> old standby of fruit leather.
> >>>
> >>> Cyndi
> >>>
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Pam Evans
Kemp TX
zone 8A

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