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RE: strange sightings

I can't answer your qstn re the coleus, but humidity's been a problem here
too.  I saw flood warnings on tv again last night.  We've had so much rain
this spring and it's gone on for so long that things don't get much chance
to dry out.  I just cut back my peonies yesterday and there was a lot of
grey mold.  Meanwhile, (as I think I mentioned earlier) I heard some
munching in my eaves last week.  The exterminator finally made it over here
yesterday and found 2 nests of carpenter ants in the wood around my garage
door.  They go for damp wood and the house faces east and I have daylilies
right up against the house there.  With all this rain, that area never
dried out so in they came.  I'm going to clear the plants away from the
house there and possibly get new brickmolding.  Will also have to spray
monthly for now.  I really hate using pesticides, but I can't risk the


> [Original Message]
> From: Chris <chris@widom-assoc.com>
> To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
> Date: 6/15/2003 6:55:53 AM
> Subject: RE: [CHAT] strange sightings
> Good morning all!
> This morning I found something strange on my coleus plants that are
> sitting in a SE facing window.  Water droplets are hanging off the
> leaves!  I have never seen this before!  Could it be SO humid that
> condensation formed on them?
> Actually, yesterday when I was working in the house next door, I found
> some paintings with condensation behind the glass.  I concerned that my
> pastels will be damaged.
> Just an update, my house was carpeted this week and my new couches
> arrived!  There are still mounds of boxes to be unpacked and we need to
> order our stove and oven.  It's starting to look livable!
> I am actually planning on gardening today!  It is not raining and no one
> is showing up here until about noon for Father's Day. I have to start
> packing for my trip to the National Daylily Convention in Charlotte, Va.
> I'm leaving on Thursday and I need to figure out what things I might
> need for the trip, but can't locate in the boxes.  Can't find my
> gardening hat, for instance!
> Have a great day!
> Chris
> Long Island, NY
> Zone 7
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