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Re: Spray & Tides


Hot was right, Andrea.  I started at 7am with the roof, then coffee, cereal
about 8am.  Then I started working on my tenders bed, finished picking out
samaras and then planted some Cordylines, Acalyphas, Osteospermum, Plumbago,
Muhlenbergia, and Penisetum.  It eventually got too hot - this bed is in sun
and we hit 90 degrees, so I stopped around 1:30, had lunch, ran some
errands.  I noticed that some plants like Filipendula, Oakleaf Hydrangea,
and others were wilting, so emergency watered. About 4;30 I figured I could
handle some heat and went back to work on the tenders bed.  Then the rain
rolled in.  Got a nice soaker that lasted a couple of hours.  I didn't get
the bed mulched, but it still needs some plants that aren't quite ready yet.
I started them late.  I have 18 Nasturtium 'Empress of India' - 2.5 in
scarlet blooms against deep purplish green foliage.  I'm hoping they'll
spread out as sort of a ground cover among the other plants.  I also have
several 4 foot burgundy sunflowers and some 4:00s.  I'm sure it sounds like
a mish mash, but I like it.  The connecting color is purple/red from the
fountain grass to the Cordylines to the Nasturtium leaves. With Acalyphas
and Osteos for contrast.

Kitty
neIN, Z5
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "A A HODGES" <hodgesaa@earthlink.net>
To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
Sent: Sunday, June 05, 2005 12:58 PM
Subject: Re: [CHAT] Spray & Tides


> Yep Kitty, back to the garden. Took the dogs to the beach this morning,
> gave them a bath when we got back, then out to mow. Had to come in to get
> some water. It is HOT HOT HOT out there. Thought I was going to pass out
> for a minute. Guess I'll be mowing in increments. I've GOT to get it all
> done though before we get more rain. It's hard to mow now it's so tall and
> the mower is set up high as well. So, guess I'll mow and work on my tan.
> YES Donna, I have on my 30 sun block. 45 in case I start to burn. ;-)
> A
>
>
> Andrea H
> Beaufort, SC
>
>
> > [Original Message]
> > From: Kitty <kmrsy@comcast.net>
> > To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
> > Date: 6/5/2005 10:44:01 AM
> > Subject: Re: [CHAT] Spray & Tides
> >
> > > Just got back from the beach with two bags of shells for the walk.
> >
> > I just got off the roof with 4 bags of maple samaras from the gutters.
> >
> > > I guess it's back to the garden today.
> >
> > We are stardust, we are golden
> > And we got to get ourselves back to the gaaaaardennnnnnnnnnnnn.
> >
> > Kitty
> > neIN, Z5
> >
> > ----- Original Message ----- 
> > From: "james singer" <islandjim1@verizon.net>
> > To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
> > Sent: Sunday, June 05, 2005 7:32 AM
> > Subject: Re: [CHAT] Spray & Tides
> >
> >
> > > Just got back from the beach with two bags of shells for the walk. A
> > > look at the Gulf satellite seems to show that the storm stream out of
> > > the western Caribbean has shifted to the south and is now headed for
> > > the Keys and Miami, so maybe it'll go out to sea rather than up the
> > > coast. And local radar shows no rain for 100 miles headed our way...
so
> > > I guess it's back to the garden today. Maybe I'll get the fig trees
> > > planted after all.
> > >
> > > On Jun 5, 2005, at 8:08 AM, A A HODGES wrote:
> > >
> > > > Jim, did you make it to the beach? I did, for the first time this
> year.
> > > > Spent a couple hours lounging and working on my tan. It was the
first
> > > > day
> > > > we had seen much sun in over a week. Now this morning it's
completely
> > > > cloudy again. My yard looks like a jungle.
> > > >
> > > > DID get the tomato seeds! THANK YOU! I'll plant them today.
Hopefully
> > > > they
> > > > won't drown before they can sprout......
> > > > A
> > > >
> > > > Andrea H
> > > > Beaufort, SC
> > > >
> > > >
> > > >> [Original Message]
> > > >> From: james singer <islandjim1@verizon.net>
> > > >> To: Garden Chat <gardenchat@hort.net>
> > > >> Date: 6/4/2005 3:17:10 PM
> > > >> Subject: [CHAT] Spray & Tides
> > > >>
> > > >> Mixed up a batch of volck horticultural oil spray and sprayed the
> > > >> medjool date palms. They have scale. As soon as I finished
spraying,
> > > >> however, it started to rain again. Oh well... spray them again if
the
> > > >> rain ever stops. In the last 5 days we have had more rain than we
> > > >> normally get during the whole month of June. And it's still coming.
> > > >> It's kind of scary [not to mention tedious] to look at the Gulf of
> > > >> Mexico satellite--big storms streaming out of the western
Caribbean,
> > > >> across the Caymans and Cuba, and aiming right at us.
> > > >>
> > > >> Also thinking about going to the beach in the morning, weather
> > > >> permitting. We wanted to be sure we went as at close to low tide as
> we
> > > >> could, so I had to find a site that posted tide time tables. Google
> > > >> found this University of South Carolina site that is really
> > > >> cool--http://tinyurl.com/asodd
> > > >>
> > > >>
> > > >> Island Jim
> > > >> Southwest Florida
> > > >> 27.0 N, 82.4 W
> > > >> Hardiness Zone 10
> > > >> Heat Zone 10
> > > >> Minimum 30 F [-1 C]
> > > >> Maximum 100 F [38 C]
> > > >>
> > >
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> > > Island Jim
> > > Southwest Florida
> > > 27.0 N, 82.4 W
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> > > Heat Zone 10
> > > Minimum 30 F [-1 C]
> > > Maximum 100 F [38 C]
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