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RE: hello out there...

I fully understand, Theresa.  When we did the driveway, we discovered we
would have been better off buying the saw and then selling it over e-bay.
We'd have come out a good deal ahead.  We are about to purchase another
wet-saw when we tile the kitchen and bath on the main floor of the house.
It will be a much smaller job, but the need for a precision cut is even more
critical.   Oh, and the largest paver we used was a 4"X8."  I don't think I
could have handled anything much larger myself!  UGH!

Andrea, I'm glad your garden is coming along nicely for you as well!  That
is wonderful.  Unfortunately, I'm not growing  anything in the orchid
family, so I can't give you any advice.  And I melt in high heat, so can't
give you any hints there either.  As for the coneflowers, once they get
established, they are fairly drought tolerant...at least up North here where
it won't get much over 100 F at any point during a summer and then only for
a few short days.

Bonnie (SW OH - zone 5)

-----Original Message-----
From: owner-gardenchat@hort.net [mailto:owner-gardenchat@hort.net] On Behalf
Of Theresa -yhoo
Sent: Friday, June 09, 2006 12:42 AM
To: gardenchat@hort.net
Subject: Re: [CHAT] hello out there...

Glad your new garden is coming along- and that you have the heat you missed
so much last winter!  I hoped to finish the patio today, but the last
section is always the hardest and I was just too tired.  So, now it will
have to wait until Saturday since I'm working tomorrow and going to a
concert in the evening.  I'm sure it will be done by lunchtime on Saturday,
then we can return the darned saw- after having it for a week, that should
be a nice bill!  But, what can you do- I do still have to work and really
wasn't willing to kill myself to get it done in a long weekend.


--- Andrea Hodges <andreah@hargray.com> wrote:

> Theresa, I attempted to do a flagstone patio once, and ended up hiring 
> someone. The stones were just to hard to move alone.
> Glad it's turning out
> well and that you are nearly done. We want pictures of course!
> I've been outside watering. SO dry here. I planted a small perennial 
> garden in my one sunny spot and my pentas and coneflowers were 
> drooping so I had to get the hose out. Watered the orchids, I was so 
> excited to see my newest addition (Shomburkia, species orchid) putting 
> out new roots and a kikki from a Dendrobium putting out new growth. 
> Very gratifying after hauling some of them 2000 miles and the others I 
> rescued from the Garden Gate where they were quickly perishing from 
> lack of care.
> Anyone familiar with Cymbidiums? Should I bring them in as it gets 
> hotter?
> They prefer nights at 60 something and in a few weeks that won't be 
> happening anymore.
> A
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Theresa" <tchessie1@sbcglobal.net>
> To: "GardenChat" <gardenchat@hort.net>
> Sent: Thursday, June 08, 2006 12:26 AM
> Subject: [CHAT] hello out there...
> > Is everyone outside or what?  No new messages??  I
> was outside earlier- 
> > taking a break from laying paver blocks- thank god
> we are nearly done with 
> > that (hope to finish tomorros)!  FYI- larger
> blocks are NOT better-  we 
> > are using 9x9 and 9x12 blocks.  The smaller ones
> are OK, but the larger 
> > are just too big, too heavy, harder to level and a
> general pain.  If I did 
> > this all over again, I'd get no blocks bigger than
> 9x9.  Live and learn- 
> > hopefully someone else can learn from my mistake. 
> Here I assumed it would 
> > be easier if there were fewer blocks, but no- not
> true at all.
> >
> > Anyway- my balloon flower and a new coreopsis is
> blooming.  I'll have to 
> > take pics tomorrow sometime.  Also, my sago palm
> has a whole mess of new 
> > fronds coming up, it looks like an octopus or
> medusa's head or something. 
> > I counted 36 new fronds emerging!
> >
> > Happy gardening all-
> >
> > Theresa
> >
> >
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