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Re: weekend gardening

Sounds like you've been busy.  I have more to do in the yard, but, although
I have good drainage, every place I walk is so soft, I have to be careful.
And the mosquitoes are terrible.  I'm going to try to get out early romorrow
am and see if I can tackle a few things.  For now, since it's about to rain,
I am working out the details of our MG Bulb Sale inside.


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Libby Valentine" <L_Valentine@adelphia.net>
To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
Sent: Sunday, June 13, 2004 2:31 PM
Subject: [CHAT] weekend gardening

> Well, I'm down to only 4 plants left to be planted (okay, not counting the
> tomatoes and peppers I started that still need to go out - usually do them
> Memorial Day but didn't get to them).  Hooray!  Finally finished the last
> third of my new large bed (maybe 12' x 35' or so) at least with initial
> plantings (several asclepias, multiples of several different varieties of
> phlox, some asters - it's got bird/butterfly plantings plus 3 young
> sapphireberries) and papered and mulched the rest, except for a small 2x4
> area because I ran out of paper.  Finished edging it - I am pretty excited
> it's very close to done (for this year). It's sort of a trapezoid shape,
> created because that area of the property is very sloped and I didn't want
> DH mowing it.
> Anybody else have a gumi (also spelled goumi)?  Mine is now about 8 years
> old, and put out a big crop of berries this year.  Since I was working by
> it, I sampled a lot of them - yum!  They look like tiny, slightly
> red cherries, maybe 1/2 inch long and half that wide, and when ripe are
> slightly soft.  Taste somewhere between cherry and strawberry.  Anyway,
> birds are going to have some competition for them from here on out now
> I know how good they are!
> The cicadas are winding down, but I saw the first Japanese beetles
> yesterday.  Sigh.  Also did not realize how destructive the cicadas can be
> to twigs, but I guess it's mostly temporary setback for the trees.
> Libby
> Maryland zone 6
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