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Re: Toadsong

  • To: gardenchat@hort.net
  • Subject: Re: [CHAT] Toadsong
  • From: "Taborri" taborri@rochester.rr.com
  • Date: Wed, 7 Jun 2006 23:37:32 -0400
  • References: <00e601c682d6$149c2ef0$0a00a8c0@your74fv6srp82> <001401c68314$f85d5a90$20ecf645@Kitty>

Sounds lovely Kitty-- very special.
Sue, Upstate NY, Zone 6

----- Original Message -----
From: Kitty
To: gardenchat@hort.net
Sent: Monday, May 29, 2006 07:42
Subject: Re: [CHAT] Toadsong

Sounds lovely.  Not a lot of toads here (I did marry one once and he didn't
turn out to be much of a prince, but then that's another posting...) My
Rhodies are putting on quite the display this year too.  Years ago when I
had the porch built on the front of my house I moved a couple of  R.
catawbiense varieties that weren't doing as well as expected to a corner
indentation of the porch where the back steps exit.  Since they were sort of
scraggly I planted them together.  They seem to love that spot, shaded by a
dogwood, and when they bloom together I get this lovely combination of
magenta flowers with a sort of lavender flower on the other one all
intermingled.  The lavender one took a jump this season and set a pinnacle a
foot higher than the rest of the mass.  With the dogwoods done, this bright
spot shines out in my front yard.

neIN, Zone 5
----- Original Message -----
From: "Taborri" <taborri@rochester.rr.com>
To: "Garden Chat" <gardenchat@hort.net>
Sent: Sunday, May 28, 2006 11:16 PM
Subject: [CHAT] Toadsong

> My garden is heavy laden with expectant bloom, pregnant, as it were.  My
> white
> Rhododendron is in full bloom and my white Everlasting Iris have just
> today
> bloomed its first bloom.  My white Clematis are large and heavy with
> blossoms
> to bloom soon.  I've never seen my white Bleeding Heart so large.  My
> toads
> have returned, laid eggs in the "large" pond (4x6) which have turned to
> tadpoles and many have moved on.  Nighttime brings toadsong which my
> daughter
> and I love to hear.  One must be careful when walking lest you step on a
> large
> toad, as I almost did last night when I kicked one.  I spent a few hours
> today
> on my hands and knees picking up Maple seedling "helicopters."
> We spoke briefly awhile back about soreness in the spring with the onset
> of
> garden chores.  This month's Yoga Journal, June 2006, has an brief article
> entitled "Garden Grace" on page 22 which shows some simple easy Yoga poses
> (asanas) to prepare one's body for garden duties.  The article is mentions
> that the asanas are from a new book entitled Gardner's Yoga by Victoria
> D'Orazio.
> Our weather today has been glorious and I'm looking forward to a day NOT
> occupied carting the kids here and there, but instead relaxing in my
> chaise on
> patio basking in the sun, reading, and listening to my gurgling fountains.
> Sue
> Upstate NY, Zone 6
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