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Re: weekend gardening


Interesting.  Eleagnus multiflora:
http://www.twinoaks.org/gallery/news-2003/goumi_kaweah2

Kitty

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "james singer" <jsinger@igc.org>
To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
Sent: Sunday, June 13, 2004 2:26 PM
Subject: Re: [CHAT] weekend gardening


> Hi, Libby. Tell me more about the gumi (also spelled goumi), please.
>
> On Sunday, June 13, 2004, at 03:31 PM, Libby Valentine wrote:
>
> > 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
> > elongated
> > red cherries, maybe 1/2 inch long and half that wide, and when ripe are
> > slightly soft.  Taste somewhere between cherry and strawberry.
> > Anyway, the
> > birds are going to have some competition for them from here on out now
> > that
> > 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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> Island Jim
> Southwest Florida
> Zone 10
> 27.0 N, 82.4 W
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