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RE: guy topics< duct tape

Yeah, well to be perfectly honest, I must admit that it usually isn't my
husband who makes the boo-boo's...twice in the past couple of years I
have cut down perfectly glorious vines in my attempt to rid the yard of
all the red bud saplings that grow everywhere...reaching through the
center of the vines with my pair of snippers, cutting the sapling only
to realize I'd missed the sapling and cut the main support of the vine
itself...I was heartsick both times I did it...you'd have thought the
first time would have been enough, wouldn't you?????? Well, maybe since
that second time now it has stuck... :-)

Melody, IA (Z 5/4)

"The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious."    
--Albert Einstein

 --- On Fri 06/06, Pamela J. Evans < gardenqueen@gbronline.com > wrote:
From: Pamela J. Evans [mailto: gardenqueen@gbronline.com]
To: gardenchat@hort.net
Date: Fri,  6 Jun 2003 06:26:34 -0500
Subject: RE: [CHAT] guy topics< duct tape

Y'all are NOT alone. Poor Pat has had her caryopteris shrubs
decapitated<br>3 times this Spring by her slap-happy weed whacking
husband (not a<br>gardener). We even got her some bricks to edge that
bed but she hasn't<br>gotten to it yet. If she doesn't soon, there won't
be anything left to<br>edge.<br><br>I can understand the response y'all
have to these snafu's. I'd have to choke anyone who hurt my
"babies".<br>ugh.<br><br>---------- Original Message
----------------------------------<br>From: Libby Valentine
gardenchat@hort.net<br>Date: Fri, 6 Jun 2003 07:12:27 -0400 <br><br>>You
(along with the other non-gardening spouse tales) make me feel
better!<br>>When I caught him standing IN the dahlia bed early last
summer whacking<br>>away... well, I didn't know I had such a vocabulary!
(yes there was some<br>>grass growing in there, BUT !!!) <br>><br>>This
year when my plant orders came, he asked didn't I need to mulch

efore I put them out, since they'd get buried if it was done after.
I<br>>tried to explain about how one usually mulches *around* plants...
sigh...<br>>last year he got tired of how long it was taking me to move
the mulch from<br>>driveway to gardens so he "helped" finish it. Shall I
just say I am from<br>>that time forward highly motivated to get the
mulching done myself. (hmmmm<br>>perhaps that was the object
<grin>)<br>><br>>Libby<br>>Maryland zone 6<br>><br>><br>>-----Original
Message-----<br>>From: Marge Talt<br>>To: gardenchat@hort.net<br>>Sent:
6/6/2003 1:09 AM<br>>Subject: Re: [CHAT] guy topics< duct
tape<br>><br>>LOL, Libby...my non-gardening DH, when he was mobile, had
feet that<br>>grew 3 sizes the moment they approached any non-weed sort
of plant:-)<br>> He would get out periodically with a weedwhacker and we
had a few<br>>rather heated discussions when precious baby shrubs were
decapitated.<br>> To this day, after nearly 30 years living with an
insane garden


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