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Re: Hello to everyone

Chris - sounds like everything went splendidly, I am so glad!
And you know you made their day when you offered your visitors a plant of
their own to take home!   Skoal to your great success!

On 7/22/06, Bonnie & Bill Morgan <wmorgan972@ameritech.net> wrote:
> I'm tickled for you, Chris!  What a wonderful endeavor.  I'll be looking
> forward to your photos.
> Blessings,
> Bonnie (SW OH - zone 5)
> -----Original Message-----
> From: owner-gardenchat@hort.net [mailto:owner-gardenchat@hort.net] On
> Behalf
> Of Chris Petersen
> Sent: Saturday, July 22, 2006 12:42 AM
> To: gardenchat@hort.net
> Subject: [CHAT] Hello to everyone
> HI All,
> I just finished reading everyone's posts from the last few weeks! I really
> don't like getting so far behind.  When you read so many posts at once,
> things start to get blurry, so I may get some details mixed up!
> Nice garden photos everyone!  Karen, where do you live?  I love that
> clematis.  I'll have to hunt one down if it grows here.
> I've grown perilla here for years and I even have let it seed into a
> triangular bed as a dramatic focal point.  This year I got tired of that
> bed
> and I had to resort to using Preen to keep it from seeding in.  I still
> let
> it grow in clumps wherever I want that deep purple foliage.  I pull it out
> when it flowers sometime in the fall. The chore is enjoyable because I
> find
> the fragrance pleasing. I like to pot it up as a give-away plant for
> visitors (with instructions about how it reseeds of course).
> Ceres, the convention and three open garden days ended on Sunday.  It was
> an
> absolute success on all fronts! We all worked our tails off, but
> everything
> went smoothly for our 480 attendees.
> My open garden days were such a high!  My son became my garden helper a
> few
> days beforehand.  He and my HUSBAND( the one who doesn't do anything
> garden
> related) moved the rock pile that sat at the entrance to the house, filled
> a
> 20 yard dumpster to overflowing, removed fallen limbs and leaf piles, etc.
> I
> had a list of tasks to be done and my son, Jaron, just did them one by
> one!
> I was still doing the entire garden cleanup from dawn until dusk!  It's
> almost done.  Isn't there always something that you just don't get around
> to
> doing?  All my containers looked lovely, the lilium perfumed the air, the
> birds were singing, the daylilies in peek bloom, and butterflies danced
> over
> our heads!
> There were at least 150 people here during the three days hailing from
> over
> 24 states and Canada! I had potted up annuals and perennials from cuttings
> and divisions and gave away plants to anyone who could get them home.
> People loved taking home a plant.
> I will post some photos eventually.  I am helping with the convention
> photography and I have so many to label and send to our journal
> editor.  I'm
> also writing up and photographing some of the open gardens (which I have
> yet
> to visit). I do want to deadhead my perennials and weed real soon. I've
> seen
> more weeds this year than I can remember in the past, probably due to our
> spring rains. We've had some hot dry weather as well, so I have had to
> drag
> hoses around. I've got to get irrigation to the whole garden someday!
> That's all for now.  Off to bed,
> Chris Petersen
> Northport, Long Island, New York
> Zone 7a (Average min temp 50 - 00)
> chris@widom-assoc.com
> My garden: http://photos.yahoo.com/chrispnpt
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