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Re: anyone still around.. I got a question
  • Subject: Re: anyone still around.. I got a question
  • From: Pam Evans <gardenqueen@gmail.com>
  • Date: Wed, 8 Jun 2011 19:26:42 -0500

hope your birch tree makes it!  we don't have those down here.  and I guess
we stand the heat the same way y'all stand that horrible cold up there that
would kill us dead.  would me anyway - LOL

On Wed, Jun 8, 2011 at 6:36 PM, Donna <gossiper@sbcglobal.net> wrote:

> Yes, it is definately a strange year here too.  Lately it has been so hot,
> I
> have no idea how you folks in the south stand it.  We are breaking all
> kindsa
> records for rain and heat.  About the only thing that likes it is the
> weeds.
> Tree is still alive so far.  Guess I will just let it be and see what
> happens...
> Donna
> --- On Mon, 6/6/11, Aplfgcnys@aol.com <Aplfgcnys@aol.com> wrote:
> From: Aplfgcnys@aol.com <Aplfgcnys@aol.com>
> Subject: Re: [CHAT] anyone still around.. I got a question
> To: gardenchat@hort.net
> Date: Monday, June 6, 2011, 10:14 AM
> I have no idea, any more than I know why my redbud died.  It's been'
> a most strange season.  Last week we had two hot days and then it
> turned cool again.  The peonies shot up and bloomed in the heat, and
> are almost all gone already - usually the peony season lasts longer.
> The worst thing about it is that they grew so fast the stems were very
> thin and weak, and couldn't hold up the very heavy blooms.  Even the
> ones  that were inside wire hoops fell right over the supporting hoops.
> 'Festiva Maxima,' which is usually good for a couple of weeks, has
> all bloomed at once and most of the blooms fell over the hoops - some
> even broke.  My 'Gai Paree' had 28 blooms at once but all were gone
> in about three days.  Bummer!  I was counting on them for a design
> program our club is having next week. Oh well.  Something else will
> show up.
> One thing that is especially nice this year is the yellow perennial
> foxglove, Digitalis ambigua.  I know, I know.  Some people call it a
> weed, but I love it.  It grows in the shade, and the deer don't eat it.
> The yellow blooms aren't too showy, but a row of them in the shady
> border looks like candles.   I enjoy a lot of things that people call
> weeds.  If they are pretty, and I don't need the space for something
> else, I let them grow.
> In a message dated 6/6/2011 10:46:53 AM Eastern Daylight Time,
> cyndi.johnson@edwards.af.mil writes:
> Nobody knows I guess...
> I haven't seen anything like that before but when I don't see obvious
> signs of disease I just wait to see what happens.
> Cyndi
> -----Original Message-----
> From: owner-gardenchat@hort.net [mailto:owner-gardenchat@hort.net] On
> Behalf Of Donna
> Sent: Monday, May 30, 2011 5:00 PM
> To: gardenchat list
> Subject: [CHAT] anyone still around.. I got a question
> My crimson frost river birch is doing some strange thing... need
> opinions on
> what to do...
> The bottom 6 ft or so look like it always has, smaller branching with
> crimsion
> leaves.  The top of the tree doesn't have a leaf on it.  None... hada...
> looks
> riduculas with the trunk, branches and nothing.
> So I got a ladder out and it's not dead.  Nothing snaps and all the
> small
> branches bend etc....
> So, what do I do?  What's wrong with it?  Do I add it to the collection
> of
> plants that didn't make it?
> I know it was a crazy winter here with so much snow and cold and ice.
> The
> spring hasn't been any better.  Cold rainy stormy.  2 days ago it was in
> the
> 50's if lucky... today it is 93...geesh.  We have set all kindsa records
> for
> lows, highs, and rain amounts.  I still haven't even put my veggie
> garden in
> cause of the rain.  Still too muddy even in a raised bed to turn over
> the soil
> or anything.  Weeds are thriving, lost some plants.
> TIA for any suggestions and help...
> Donna
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Pam Evans
Kemp TX
zone 8A

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