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RE: Getting impatient


I've got just the pry bar in mind.  The next close to warm dry day, I'll see
if I can't dig up that mass of yarrow and separate it.  Thanks for the idea,
Judy!

Blessings,
Bonnie 

-----Original Message-----
From: owner-gardenchat@hort.net [mailto:owner-gardenchat@hort.net] On Behalf
Of Judy Browning
Sent: Thursday, March 16, 2006 1:38 AM
To: gardenchat@hort.net
Subject: Re: [CHAT] Getting impatient

Try a big pry bar. Preferably with a sharp spike/chisel on one end that you
can drive into the middle, loosen it, then drive into another spot. Takes a
while, but it worked on some really overgrown peonies I moved years ago.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Johnson Cyndi D Civ 95 CG/SCSRT" <cyndi.johnson@edwards.af.mil>
To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
Sent: Tuesday, March 14, 2006 3:53 PM
Subject: RE: [CHAT] Getting impatient


> Yah that happens to me too. My husband can just stamp on the shovel 
> and in it goes. There I am bouncing with both feet on the thing and 
> all that happens is I fall over.
> Try putting the forks in along the very edge of the mass and worry at 
> it a little at a time.
>
> Cyndi
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: owner-gardenchat@hort.net [mailto:owner-gardenchat@hort.net] On 
> Behalf Of Bonnie & Bill Morgan
> Sent: Tuesday, March 14, 2006 3:45 PM
> To: gardenchat@hort.net
> Subject: RE: [CHAT] Getting impatient
>
> 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.
>
> Blessings,
> 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! :-)
>>
>>
>> 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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