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RE: Spray & Tides

Well you did a whole lot more than I did... that heat and humidity about
killed me today.

Started the day unloading a truck full of pea gravel.... then weeding in the
hot sun and decided I needed some fluids.. the rest of the day was history!

Went to Menards with my Mom (don't ever let your mom drive!)... walked in
while it was sunny... came out to a thunderstorm wind and hail... Of course,
Mom just paid for a cement step, so off to the store yard to load it...
since the darn thing weighs like 95 lbs, asked for someone to help load
it.... well it was really storming, plastic stuff and wood flying around and
as we were sitting in the van, kept thinking - this is not good!. Finally it
let up some, the guy came and we loaded it.

Thought I was going home, but mother continued to the other Menards about 30
miles away.. kept asking her, where are you going!

Anyways, came home with some new patio chairs and loveseat and spent the
rest of the day moving stuff around. (my old ones were pealing and 10 years
old... so decided to treat myself instead of sanding and painting the old
ones, helped that they were on sale too).

Didn't get much done this weekend, but that's life. Spent yesterday with
friends and that therapy was just what I needed!


> 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

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