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Re: Limestone walkway

Interesting that they used privet.  UT is in process of beginning a control
and eradication study of it as they have kudzu and poison ivy because it is
becoming such a problem in this area.

Bonnie Zone 6+ ETN

> [Original Message]
> From: Patricia Dickson <pdickson@sbcglobal.net>
> To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
> Date: 06/27/2004 7:47:37 AM
> Subject: Re: [CHAT] Limestone walkway
> I hope you will share some of the pictures they take for the article.  
> Here in Ok we had a Horticulture garden tour a few weeks past and it was
> 12.00 at the gate for 6-7 gardens. How many gardens do they have on your
> tour?
> I went with a garden writer friend to do an interview the other evening.
> It was great fun to see a hidden garden that has been in the making for
> almost 30 years. Lots of rooms, lots of trees and privet in order to
> make more of a micro-climate. They had peacocks, guineas, and a 17 year
> old duck. They said they had to have them in order to deal with the
> grasshoppers. They had 8 children that they had home schooled so they
> had helped to build several brick pathways, neat little fences, and
> flagstone walks. One of the fences she said she let all 7 boys work on
> pallets cutting out Gothic looking pickets, 275 of them then screwed
> them together. Looked great. The husband goes to garage sales and buys
> old chandeliers that he then wires to electricity and hangs in the
> trees.
> It is always fun to see what someone else can do with their garden.  
> Patricia
> zone 6b
> Cersgarden@aol.com wrote:
> Busy past week but hope to easein today and work in the garden after
> Our limestone walkway is in. Lordy, had no idea how much limestone dust 
> would result in installation and it won't come off with a simple washing.
I do 
> love the pathway. I have many plants to put backin the ground and also
added 3 
> yellow carpet roses which is a new color in that series this year. If you 
> have not seen them, they are very soft yellow and should be a nice
addition to my 
> yellow/blue plant color scheme & also to our soft yellow house color.
> We had our master gardener garden tour yesterday. Each year the tour is 
> in a different location of the Des Moines metro area and this year was in
> Des Moines. Our weather has been unusually cool, lower 40's night time
> & lower 70's daytime highs, little wind. Perfect! There were 7 gardens on 
> the tour at a cost of $10. What are the costs of tours in your parts of
> country?
> Tomorrow Iowa Gardener magazine photographer is coming to shoot my garden 
> to be featured in a future edition of the mag. On Tues the Des Moines 
> Register News (Iowas largest newspaper) is coming to photograph for a
feature story. 
> This is exciting to me.
> Looks like rain again this morning.
> Ceres
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