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Re: Getting impatient

Reference the zebra grass, I'd try a saw- pruning saw first, and if  
all else fails, haul out the chain saw!

Cathy, west central IL, z5b

On Mar 14, 2006, at 4:34 AM, Melody wrote:

> Saturday was an absolutely gorgeous day here...temp of 76, partly
> cloudy...spent the entire day in the garden doing clean-up...even
> skipped Mass (went Sunday a.m. instead!) so I could keep working  
> outside
> while it lasted. Of course, by Saturday night it was storming and by
> yesterday it was positively frigid again! That's the midwest in  
> spring,
> I guess. Felt so darned good to be down on my hands and knees, digging
> in the soil! And not to have to think about anything except what I was
> doing right at that moment...it was blissful! We are all doing okay
> here...not great, but okay and sometimes that is enough! The winter is
> always kind of hard on us as a family since we live in a very small
> house and the enforced confinement of winter has us bickering alot by
> the end of it all, but now that we can all start getting some outdoors
> time, things will get better...thanks for asking...it means alot!
> So...got an actual gardening question...how long do you think I should
> let all the dirt settle that we had to dump into the collapsed cistern
> last year before it is safe to assume it won't settle anymore?  
> Couple of
> years? And in the meantime, what do I do with that pile of dirt to
> disguise it a bit?? Obviously we are going to have to relocate the  
> water
> feature that was there...and I've got to get in back there to  
> rescue the
> lovely iris, lady's mantle, huechera, and grasses that are there...any
> thoughts on the best way to divide zebra grass? The root masses are
> tough and last year when I tried to divide them using a spade, I  
> didn't
> have much luck at all...okay read that as none! :-)
> Melody
> Hills, IA  zone 5
> Work for the Lord:  the pay isn't much but the retirement is out of  
> this world!
>  --- On Fri 03/10, Pam Evans < gardenqueen@gmail.com > wrote:
> From: Pam Evans [mailto: gardenqueen@gmail.com]
> To: gardenchat@hort.net
> Date: Fri, 10 Mar 2006 12:35:17 -0600
> Subject: Re: [CHAT] Getting impatient
> Hope all is well w/ you & Marty & the kids!<br><br>On 3/10/06, Zemuly
> Sanders <zsanders@midsouth.rr.com> wrote:<br>><br>> Hey, Melody. It  
> was
> so nice to "hear" your voice. I miss your posts.<br>> zem<br>> -----
> Original Message -----<br>> From: "Melody" <mhobertm@excite.com><br>>
> To: <gardenchat@hort.net><br>> Sent: Friday, March 10, 2006 6:58  
> AM<br>>
> Subject: [CHAT] Getting impatient<br>><br>><br>> > Hello everybody!  
> Got
> a few minutes to myself and thought I'd drop in<br>> > here! Hope  
> all of
> you have been well. Got caught up on the last couple<br>> > of weeks
> worth of email here...see Andrea has moved back<br>> >  
> south...congrats!
> All this talk of rain and hummingbirds has me getting<br>> > very,  
> very
> impatient for spring...I have been feeling the urge to dig in<br>>  
> > the
> soil and get something going...have a lot of repair work to do  
> in<br>> >
> one of the side yards due to the collapsed cistern from last year.
> Will<br>> > be a few more weeks before I should get started on
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