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Re: Getting impatient


My idea was - dig them up first, then attack them.

Cathy, west central IL, z5b

On Mar 14, 2006, at 12:54 PM, Donna wrote:

> problem I run into is when these blades hit the
> ground.. duls them instantly.
>
> Going to try DH recpocating (sp?) sawsall- those
> blades are cheap!
>
> Donna
>
> --- Zemuly Sanders <zsanders@midsouth.rr.com> wrote:
>
>> I've even heard of people using a chain saw to get
>> through some grasses.  I
>> certainly does offer one a novel idea for getting
>> rid of frustration. :-)  I
>> know you had a great time outdoors.  It's only going
>> to be about 60 here
>> today with  temps going down to the 30s tonight, but
>> that's fine by me since
>> the sun is shining.
>> zem
>> ----- Original Message -----
>> From: "Theresa" <tchessie1@sbcglobal.net>
>> To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
>> Sent: Tuesday, March 14, 2006 12:10 PM
>> Subject: Re: [CHAT] Getting impatient
>>
>>
>>> Hey Melody-
>>> Regarding dividing really tough roots, I've found
>> a pruning saw way easier
>>> than a spade it.  Just saw it in half- for those
>> of us who lack big
>>> shoulder muscles, this is way easier than trying
>> to stab through the roots
>>> with a spade.
>>>
>>> Theresa
>>>
>>> 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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