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Re: Re: Forsythia/Cats and Beans

LOL - I'll bet it is!
Pam Evans
Kemp, TX
zone 8A
----- Original Message -----
From: Jesse Bell
Sent: 3/21/2004 5:25:53 PM
To: gardenchat@hort.net
Subject: Re: [CHAT] Forsythia/Cats and Beans

> It was a soil problem.  That was new dirt I put in when I first moved here 
> and that particular side of the garden did not have as much organic matter 
> mixed in (I got tired!).  So, I got a trug full of llama droppings and mixed 
> it with some compost and put it around the shrub.  It's doing much better 
> now.  Plus, it is a weeping forsythia...and it started to lay flat instead 
> of going up and arching back down.  So I staked it and I'm training the 
> branches to go up.  It's a very confused shrub.
> >From: james singer <jsinger@igc.org>
> >Reply-To: gardenchat@hort.net
> >To: gardenchat@hort.net
> >Subject: Re: [CHAT] Forsythia/Cats and Beans
> >Date: Fri, 19 Mar 2004 17:56:55 -0500
> >
> >Hi, Jesse. Rich is likely right about pruning the robust forsythia. But you 
> >might want to try to figure out why the other one went south before it came 
> >back. It might be a soil or drainage problem.
> >
> >On Friday, March 19, 2004, at 04:29 PM, Jesse Bell wrote:
> >
> >>Question for you knowledgable ones!  When exactly is the best time to trim 
> >>Forsythia?  Right after they bloom right?  And if I trim them down 
> >>severely, will it damage it?  I have two weeping forsythia and one almost 
> >>didn't make it.  It's coming back slowly, but now the other looks so much 
> >>bigger my garden is not "balanced".  So...I figured somebody here would 
> >>know the answer to this.  Thanks.
> >>
> >>OHH, and for those of you who grow cat grass for your cats should try 
> >>this.  Raja, my princess, is the only cat we have that likes cat grass.  
> >>Well, in the dead of winter...I couldn't stand it anymore...I had to have 
> >>some seeds sprouting and green stuff...so I soaked some plain ole pinto 
> >>beans in water overnight, planted them in a pot and a week later I had 
> >>lovely green shoots coming up.  Well, Raja decided to "taste" them.  And 
> >>she like them.  So, she mowed them down.  She is not on her SECOND pot of 
> >>pinto bean sprouts.  How weird.
> >>
> >>Jesse Rene' Bell
> >>Claremore, OK
> >>Zone 6
> >>
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> >Zone 10
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