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Re: Spray & Tides


Well, I hope it doesn't stay this hot all week.  My irrigation is more or
less in place, but it needs tweaking and some nozzles replaced.  I work 9-6
and later in the day the A/C is too cold - I have to put a sweater on.  But
those hours make it so I can do some garden work in the am and when I get
home, so maybe by July I'll have everything in the ground.

A truck of pea gravel Donna?  For a path, rockgarden, what?
Kitty
neIN, Z5
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Donna" <gossiper@sbcglobal.net>
To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
Sent: Sunday, June 05, 2005 10:50 PM
Subject: RE: [CHAT] 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!
>
> Donna
>
>
> >
> > 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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