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Re: RE: [CHAT guy topics< duct tape

My goodness - he is a jewel. 

---------- Original Message ----------------------------------
From: Aplfgcnys@aol.com
Reply-To: gardenchat@hort.net
Date:  Sat, 7 Jun 2003 12:58:24 EDT

>In a message dated 06/07/2003 3:12:45 AM Eastern Daylight Time, 
>Cersgarden@aol.com writes:
>> Auralie, with a gardening husband comes a whole new set of problems.  I 
>> selfishly like to make the decisions in selecting the plants, design, etc.  
>> I truly 
>> appreciate my husbands approach to gardening and that is as he says 'if you 
>> are happy, I am happy'.  He helps with preparing the ground for a new bed, 
>> manages the lawn (very well done), handles most of the watering, maintains 
>> the 
>> edges of the bed and spreads mulch. He does tend to overwater but I will 
>> gently 
>> suggest some plants do not require so much moisture and there are certain 
>> plants I decide I need to watch more carefully &will water.  Mulching is not 
>> as I 
>> would do but I quietly remove the mulch from the iris and move the mulch 
>> away 
>> from the crown of the hostas &other plants.  I do all the planting, weeding, 
>> deadheading and pruning.  It works for us!
>Ceres, It sounds to me as if you have a wonderful relationship.  Enjoy it.  
>Since I have been married to this man for nearly 51 years, we obviously share 
>many things happily, but gardening has never been one of them.  Just the other 
>day when I was showing a friend around my garden, he declared that when we 
>moved here 33 years ago he had intended it to be a "low-maintenance" place, and 
>here he was after all these years and still hadn't achieved his objective.  
>Well, yes he has, because in his case it is "no-maintenance."  He used to mow the 
>lawn and could sometimes be moved to dig holes.  Now he says he's too old to d
>o that.  Low-maintenance was never my objective. Unfortunately I just want to 
>grow some of everything.
>When I had sons growing up I always had helpers, but now it's up to just me 
>and sometimes I just can't keep up.  Be very glad you have such a fine 
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Pam Evans
Kemp TX/zone 8A


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