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Re: Getting impatient

I love my shovel with the teeth on it!  I've managed to dig out multiple 
boxwoods with it- and figure it is can do that it will dig up anything.


Bonnie & Bill Morgan wrote:

>It too dulls quickly as soon as it hits dirt.  (sigh)  I'm having trouble
>getting my yarrow out of the ground due to it's very thick and tough root
>system and the sharp new shovel I tried to used to break it apart simply
>bounced back at me, with me standing atop it!  I have two normally very
>functional forks I use and neither one of them could penetrate that mass
>either.  Of such is life.  
>Bonnie (SW OH - zone 5) 
>-----Original Message-----
>From: owner-gardenchat@hort.net [mailto:owner-gardenchat@hort.net] On Behalf
>Of Cathy Carpenter
>Sent: Tuesday, March 14, 2006 5:46 PM
>To: gardenchat@hort.net
>Subject: Re: [CHAT] 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! :-)
>>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" 
>>To: <gardenchat@hort.net><br>> Sent: Friday, March 10, 2006 6:58 
>>Subject: [CHAT] Getting impatient<br>><br>><br>> > Hello everybody!  
>>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>> > 
>>All this talk of rain and hummingbirds has me getting<br>> > very, 
>>very impatient for spring...I have been feeling the urge to dig 
>>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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