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Re: gardening question


You always seem to keep your sense of humor, Donna.
Many demands in life are obligatory, but some aren't necessarily so. While you're away, maybe you could take some time and assess what you might be able to trim from your ever- lengthening list. Maybe not right away, but make a plan to complete some things and then pass them on. Make decisions and stick by them. Life is short, you shouldn't spend yours always on the run.

Kitty
neIN, Zone 5
----- Original Message ----- From: "Donna" <gossiper@sbcglobal.net>
To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
Sent: Wednesday, June 18, 2008 10:15 PM
Subject: Re: [CHAT] gardening question


LOL!.. no apology needed.. I am just sorry to hear that the weeds found you.

I am at about the breaking point here.... there are no more flowers,
only weeds and skeeters. I can't seem to get my boss to understand that
I need less hours per day. My mother doesn't seem to understand that I
am not super women and can't get everything she wants done. I have a
list a mile long and it keeps getting longer every day. I have to leave
town and the lady (nurse) who was going to watch my mother husband is
now ill.... oh, did I mention the day after I get back my mother is
having knee replacement....


The heart specialist is on hold. I have no time to get thru the tests they want me to do....

Geesh... sorry, it is just all getting to me. I need this trip to get
away from this situation that is here.... hope it happens....


 Donna

Kitty <kmrsy@comcast.net> wrote:
I'd give them some time, but I think you're right, they'll probably have to
come down.
On another note, I owe you an apology Donna. A few years back you were
bemoaning your weed situation and I recall replying that I have very few
weeds. This year it's a totally different story. Mainly maple seedlings
and clover, but a few others thrown in. I have spent days pulling the damn
stuff, hauling out huge bags of it and I'm still not done.

Kitty
neIN, Zone 5
----- Original Message ----- From: "Donna"
To:
Sent: Wednesday, June 18, 2008 6:42 AM
Subject: Re: [CHAT] gardening question


LOL! I must be babbling agin...

Any way to save these trees, especially the red maple? If the main
leader trunk is dead? If I cut it out, it would leave a large U shaped
gap, although the side branches would cover, but I am sure everything
would collect there and infect it anyway...


I was also wondering if this is common in tornado's/hurricanes senerios?
Or do I have other issues out there and it was just timing that caused
it?


Donna

Kitty wrote:
and your question?
Kitty
neIN, Zone 5
----- Original Message ----- From: "Donna"
To: "gardenchat list"
Sent: Tuesday, June 17, 2008 10:33 PM
Subject: [CHAT] gardening question


although many others have more important issues in life with this crazy
weather.... I do have a gardening question.

After the tornado went thru here, two of my trees (smoke tree and red
maple) both lost their main center trunk. All the leaves dried up and
the next windstorm took them away. It doesn't appear to have been hit by
lightening (no burn marks) or damaged (no split marks, cracks).


I have no idea why this happened. Many of the side branches are fine,
but I do realize I have to take these trees down.....although I may give
them some time and see if it comes back.


Donna

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