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Re: Weekend


The red wing blackbird males have returned here and are busy staking  
out their territories.

Cathy, west central IL, z5b

On Mar 3, 2006, at 7:24 AM, Bonnie Holmes wrote:

> What bounty!!  I've been eating brussel sprouts and broccoli from  
> our fall
> garden...winter wasn't cold enough to do them in.  Forsythia,  
> daffodils,
> Lenten rose are all blooming.  Birds are mating.  Spring is  
> definitely here
> in our area.
> Zone 7 ETN Bonnie
>
>
>> [Original Message]
>> From: james singer <islandjim1@verizon.net>
>> To: Garden Chat <gardenchat@hort.net>
>> Date: 3/3/2006 5:57:36 AM
>> Subject: [CHAT] Weekend
>>
>> We're looking forward to this weekend. Weather is forecast to be  
>> mid to
>> high 70s, 20 percent chance of rain, on-shore breezes in the 5 mph to
>> 10 mph range. And we have a whole pile of residual chores to take  
>> care
>> of.
>>
>> I loaded up the dehydrator with papaya this morning, but there  
>> will be
>> another 5 or 6 pound fruit to deal with by Sunday. And we'll need to
>> start canning tomatoes, too [they're piling up on the kitchen counter
>> now].
>>
>> Some of the fruit trees--especially the sugar apples and the
>> loquats--need to be pruned. If we pick the ripe fruit from the pruned
>> loquat tree limbs, we'll be forced to bake a cobbler or two [waste  
>> not,
>> want not]. The sugar apple is neither blooming nor producing at the
>> moment, so pruning it will be routine.
>>
>>
>> Island Jim
>> Southwest Florida
>> 27.0 N, 82.4 W
>> Hardiness Zone 10
>> Heat Zone 10
>> Minimum 30 F [-1 C]
>> Maximum 100 F [38 C]
>>
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