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Re: Mid-summer garden

Hoping here too Cyndi.  It keeps going around us again, very annoying.

On 7/14/08, Johnson, Cyndi D Civ USAF AFMC 95 CG/SCSRT <
cyndi.johnson@edwards.af.mil> wrote:
> I forgot to mention last week I started picking the first tomatoes. I
> labeled
> all the plants, but the supposedly weatherproof writing has worn off so I'm
> not even sure what I planted this year, although I think I wrote down the
> varieties somewhere. At least the Yellow Pear is easy to recognize. Guess
> it
> doesn't really matter.
> Anyway so we have a few tomatoes, the green beans are tailing off, the
> zucchini of course is exploding, and it looks like the cucumbers are
> fruiting
> at last. I have a lot more basil than I expected, so I should pick and
> freeze
> it soon...I should do that, but I don't know if I'll get around to it or
> not.
> We spent the weekend at home so I got a lot of chores done. Even made a
> start
> at clearing the weeds out of the front garden; I took 4 wheelbarrows full
> of
> grass out. It's barely a dent but you have to start somewhere.  There's not
> much blooming out there now - just a few daylilies, some coreopsis,
> gaillardia, Shasta daisies and a few roses. I saw one lonely liatris stalk
> too. I used to have two beautiful clumps of them but gophers ate them over
> the
> winter.
> We reset all the automatic sprinklers to come on less often, trying to save
> water, and I suspect that (and the weeds) are why there's no flowers. I
> also
> cut back on the veggie garden as I've mentioned, so we are using about half
> the water we did last summer. It hasn't been quite as hot this year but you
> can tell the front is dry. Well...I know it's necessary...and I had too
> much
> garden to take care of anyway...but I'm still doing a little bit of
> mourning
> for all the flowers.
> Husband and I both agree that this winter we'll cough up whatever is
> necessary
> to have the good tree people trim our front sycamores. I am so unhappy with
> what happened to the back trees. They'll recover eventually but sheesh. The
> front ones are so big now that they overhang all the walkways, which I
> wouldn't mind except every bird in the neighborhood is living there. That
> would be fine too if they didn't poop so much. It's almost as bad as the
> chicken coop.
> Lots of folks around us, especially to the east, got big thunderstorms and
> rain (almost < inch!) over the weekend. We got nothing.  I see big clouds
> out
> there right now so I'm hoping, hoping, please let it rain on me!
> Cyndi
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      • From: "Johnson, Cyndi D Civ USAF AFMC 95 CG/SCSRT" <cyndi.johnson@edwards.af.mil>

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