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Re: Plans for today


Oh- but the stems are already covered with buds-  it'll have to wait 
until after it blooms and the buds die back again.

Theresa

Chapel Ridge Wal Mart National Hearing Center wrote:

>theresa - give Ruby a trim.  Mine always looked a bit gangly if I didn't.
>Nurseries often let it grow just so far before blooming then cut it back so
>it will branch out more.  You get somewhat shorter stems but stronger, and
>also heavier bloom.
>Kitty
>----- Original Message ----- 
>From: "Theresa" <tchessie@comcast.net>
>To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
>Sent: Monday, June 13, 2005 3:35 PM
>Subject: Re: [CHAT] Plans for today
>
>
>  
>
>>Hi Andrea-  When I was a kid I went to Hilton Head with a close friend
>>and her family.  We had a blast.  I just loved it there.  Of course it
>>helped that we were on a resort rental one house from the beach.  I was
>>in heaven.  Got up in the morning, took a shower, and then walked along
>>the beach until my hair wind-dried.  Then of course, promptly  jumped in
>>the ocean and went swimming, only to start the whole process over
>>again.  It was great in the early morning thoug- hardly anyone out.
>>Felt like the whole beach was mine.
>>
>>Speaking of Limerock ruby- I notice mine (that did live through last
>>winter) is blooming!  It's kind of rangy though- don't think it's
>>getting as much sun as it would like.  Oh well- at least it is alive.
>>
>>Theresa
>>
>>A A HODGES wrote:
>>
>>    
>>
>>>I actually got a lot accomplished this weekend. I finally finished the
>>>front of the house. Now all I have to do is maintain through the rest of
>>>the summer. I got everything planted that was supposed to go up there,
>>>      
>>>
>all
>  
>
>>>of the mulch pile moved and spread, everything as weeded as possible, and
>>>even managed to take some cuttings and get those started. I'm sore, but
>>>rather pleased. The yard does need to be mowed, but other than that
>>>everything looks pretty good.
>>>
>>>When my friend and I went to Hilton Head yesterday we went to HD. They
>>>      
>>>
>had
>  
>
>>>Coreopsis 'Limerock Ruby' so I replaced mine that died last year. I also
>>>bought a Phlox 'Bright Eyes' which has the neatest foliage, and is
>>>      
>>>
>covered
>  
>
>>>with pink flowers with a red eye. They are all now happily planted in a
>>>large container together, along with some Portulaca and Rue. ( I might
>>>      
>>>
>need
>  
>
>>>the Plant Police for this combo, LOL!)
>>>
>>>HD also had Hydrangea 'Lady in Red' so my friend got one and I took
>>>cuttings. Hopefully they make it. It was $11.95 for a sizeable one gallon
>>>plant. Wayside wants $24.95 for theirs.....
>>>
>>>I also got a few more grasses, Carex 'Toffee Twist' and I forgot the
>>>      
>>>
>Latin
>  
>
>>>name, but the other two are Love Grass (starts with an E)
>>>
>>>It was a very productive weekend. Hot and humid, but windy with Arlene
>>>      
>>>
>out
>  
>
>>>there. No rain though, and we need it now! Rich, time to turn.
>>>A
>>>
>>>Andrea H
>>>Beaufort, SC
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>      
>>>
>>>>[Original Message]
>>>>From: Barbara Tandy <sundrops@earthlink.net>
>>>>To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
>>>>Date: 6/12/2005 2:19:41 PM
>>>>Subject: Re: [CHAT] Plans for today
>>>>
>>>>Today mostly weedeating around my house -- red clover, some kind of
>>>>
>>>>
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>>>>
>>>Mahonia,
>>>
>>>
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>>>
>>>>many grasses, lupine, lotus vines etc etc.  It's "only" about 80 here
>>>>
>>>>
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>>>today
>>>
>>>
>>>      
>>>
>>>>but cannot stand to do this in the hot sun.  We are supposed to keep a
>>>>
>>>>
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>>>100'
>>>
>>>
>>>      
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>>>>fire-safe or protectable zone around our houses here in the California
>>>>brush, and I can do this except on one side which is not only very steep
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>        
>>>>
>>>but
>>>
>>>
>>>      
>>>
>>>>runs into neighboring (empty) property.  Beyond the grassier zone I have
>>>>ground cover ceanothus (wild) and manzanita much of which needs to be
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>        
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>>>either
>>>
>>>
>>>      
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>>>>brushed or mowed with a field mower, and the scrub oaks, Rhamnus spp.
>>>>        
>>>>
>and
>  
>
>>>>toyon need to be limbed up to prevent fire ladder.  Fortunately I have a
>>>>wonderful energetic and capable young man to do a lot of this heavier
>>>>        
>>>>
>work
>  
>
>>>>for me.  At first I didn't like the "unnatural" look of clearing out
>>>>everything but once it is done, it does provide a cleaner more "estate"
>>>>look and goodness knows is safer.  Also today am feeding / weeding some
>>>>small stuff in my new perennial gardens and working on making some
>>>>
>>>>
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>>>permanent
>>>
>>>
>>>      
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>>>>paths, which at this point means just deciding where they are and
>>>>        
>>>>
>cleaning
>  
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>>>>out the weeds.
>>>>--Barb, Grass Valley CA
>>>>----- Original Message ----- 
>>>>From: "Christopher P. Lindsey" <lindsey@mallorn.com>
>>>>To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
>>>>Sent: Sunday, June 12, 2005 10:53 AM
>>>>Subject: [CHAT] Plans for today
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>        
>>>>
>>>>>So we talked about what people did yesterday; other than Jim (who's
>>>>>sitting in air-conditioned bliss), what' everyone else doing today?
>>>>>
>>>>>It's cooler and less humid than yesterday, so I'm hoping to work on
>>>>>that concrete slab a little more.  But I need to find some gloves
>>>>>first because I formed another blister on my hand right where the old
>>>>>one just finished healing!  I have really big hands, so it's hard for
>>>>>me to find gloves that fit.  I need XXL or else I can't fit in past
>>>>>my knuckles.  :(
>>>>>
>>>>>I also have another 12 bags of hardwood bark fines to find room for in
>>>>>the backyard, so I'll probably move some stuff around there.  The
>>>>>irrigation system needs to be fixed after I broke part of it yesterday,
>>>>>and I still have a couple of plants to get in the ground.
>>>>>
>>>>>But best of all, I borrowed a friend's Nikon D70 digital SLR (camera)
>>>>>and I'm going to go out to the Master Gardener's trial gardens today
>>>>>and just shoot away!  I've been debating whether or not to go digital
>>>>>(I generally shoot slide film), but I find that I just don't have time
>>>>>to scan my slides any more.  Maybe this will make it easier.
>>>>>
>>>>>Chris
>>>>>
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