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Re: today..../MG state convention


Pam,
He was great. I will try to go over my notes and share some of the stuff he recommended.
Tricia
----- Original Message ----- From: "Pam Evans" <gardenqueen@gmail.com>
To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
Sent: Sunday, June 12, 2005 8:34 AM
Subject: Re: [CHAT] today..../MG state convention


I love HCG!   Bet David Salman was very interesting.  Would have loved
to hear that talk.  Their xeriscape stuff is the greatest.  And they
have a very cool way of packing & mailing plants.


On 6/11/05, pdickson <pdickson@sbcglobal.net> wrote:
We had our State Master Gardener Convention here this weekend. I think it
went very well. We had David Salman from High Country Gardens as a speaker.
I was in charge of the microphones so I got to talk to him a lot. He is
such a knowledgeable man. We also had a landscape architect from OKC, John
Fluitt, the son of the owners of Horn Canna farm, Dustin Snow and 2 speakers
from OSU on Potential Exotic Pests, Their ID & Control. We ended with a
talk and tour of Sunshine Gardens where the owner Steve Bieberich explained
how he grows trees in an air pruning box. We were suppose to have a
meteorologist from OKC but we have had potential tornadoes all weekend so at
the last minute he had to cancel. It all worked out well... David just
took a little longer with his slides.
On Thursday night we had an open invitation to the Master Gardeners from all
over the state to stop by the Blair Cabin for ice cream and cookies. We
have been working on a heirloom garden there for several years but this year
we had a mural painted behind a log cabin and now we are waiting on
everything to grow in to give a 3D effect. We seeded in 5 different kinds
of native grasses and buckwheat, put in a dry creek bed and some bigger
cedars to try to make it hard to tell where the painting ends.
Now back to working in my garden again. David gave me several new wants for
my lot, where I don't water at all.
I now need to work on my talk for the class I am teaching on Ornamental
grasses. I have put it off until this was over.
Tricia
(where we are in a tornado warning again tonight)

----- Original Message -----
From: "Chapel Ridge Wal Mart National Hearing Center"
<4042N15@nationalhearing.com>
To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
Sent: Saturday, June 11, 2005 6:34 PM
Subject: Re: [CHAT] today....


> Well, I worked in A/C that was often too cold. On my lunch I went to > the
> gardens; we had a "workday" - getting ready for our first garden walk > and
> second plant sale next week. It was'nt quite as bad today as the rest > of
> the week (one case of heat stroke yesterday) but everyone was cautioned > to
> take breaks and drink fluids. Stormed a couple of times this > afternoon.
> When it is hot and muggy like this, there isn't much point in trying to
> garden between say Noon and 4pm. Just get up early or stay at it late.
> No
> spider bites here, but several mosquito bites yesterday. I worked back
> and
> forth between home & CES til 2, took a nap, and then worked at CES 4-8.
>
> Kitty
>
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Donna" <gossiper@sbcglobal.net>
> To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
> Sent: Saturday, June 11, 2005 4:28 PM
> Subject: [CHAT] today....
>
>
>> I have no idea how you folks deal with this heat! It is no where the >> same
>> here in zone 5 than in lets say-- Pam's, Theresa, or Jims gardens.
>>
>> Ended up taking more breaks for water than working! Managed to fall >> into
>> a
>> window well and get bite by a spider... Geesh... gardening was just >> not
>> meant for me today!
>>
>> Did get some things weeded, but decided against moving plants in this
>> heat...
>>
>> What did everyone else do?
>>
>> Donna
>>
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