hort.net Seasonal photo, (c) 2006 Christopher P. Lindsey, All Rights Reserved: do not copy
articles | gallery of plants | blog | tech blog | plant profiles | patents | mailing lists | top stories | links | shorturl service | tom clothier's archive0
Gallery of Plants
Tech Blog
Plant Profiles
Mailing Lists
    Search ALL lists
    Search help
    Subscription info
Top Stories
sHORTurl service
Tom Clothier's Archive
 Top Stories
New Trillium species discovered

Disease could hit Britain's trees hard

Ten of the best snowdrop cultivars

Plant protein database helps identify plant gene functions

Dendroclimatologists record history through trees

Potato beetle could be thwarted through gene manipulation

Hawaii expands coffee farm quarantine

Study explains flower petal loss

RSS story archive

Re: Looking for the weekend!

Go ahead and rant Cyndi - developers make me crazy too.  Stupid.

On 3/24/06, Johnson Cyndi D Civ 95 CG/SCSRT <cyndi.johnson@edwards.af.mil>
> We finally are having some nice days, I hope it lasts through the weekend.
> I'm helping at a garage sale tomorrow but Sunday I have much planting to
> do.
> I bought a whole bunch o' stuff at Theodore Payne's (my poor credit
> card!),
> and my order from Forestfarm showed up too so there is no shortage of
> plants.
> I'm going to get serious about trying to hide the neighbor in back of us
> but
> the plants I put in have to be tough. Thus all the natives from Payne's. I
> bought 3 different kinds of saltbush - atriplex polycarpa, atriplex
> canescens, and atriplex lentiformis. None of them are terribly attractive
> but they will take just about anything. We have atriplex canescens already
> back there and it is about 7' tall now, the quail just love to hide in it.
> Since another of my wants is to provide cover and food for birds I'm
> hoping
> they all do well. Considering how much less habitat the critters have
> these
> days they might need my place.
> What is it about developers anyway. There are millions of acres of flat
> desert out here with nothing on it but rabbitbush tumbleweeds and alkali.
> Do
> they build there, NO, they buy up the juniper woodland in the foothills,
> the
> places with the biggest biodiversity we have here - hundreds and hundreds
> of
> species - and then they bulldoze it, pave it and put up houses. Makes me
> so
> mad I could spit. Not to mention that part of what is currently being
> bulldozed used to be city nature park, the city just rolled over and
> showed
> the developers their throat. Sure, take whatever you want, just promise us
> taxes. Citizen complaints are met with smiles and nods and no action. Of
> course now the housing bubble is popping, who knows maybe they'll just
> stop
> after bulldozing everything.
> Oops didn't mean to go on a rant.
> Anyway. I also bought 3 sambucus mexicana, an elderberry, as an
> experiment.
> There is one growing in a canyon where we go hiking on the weekends. Not
> too
> far from my house but a little higher in elevation and probably more
> sheltered. Who knows it may have found a little pocket to tap into for
> water. But it is there so I will see if I can grow one too.
> Second experiment, I bought two different mesquites: screwbean mesquite,
> prosopis pubescens, and honey mesquite, prosopis glandulosa. I see them
> growing here where I work but there are none near where I live, so we'll
> see. Beautiful once they get a little size to them but you don't want to
> get
> too close - major thorns on those plants.
> Third experiment, this one I'm not all that hopeful, arctostaphylos glauca
> aka big berry manzanita. Never seen one growing so far as I know. But the
> description sounded like it might live and I love manzanitas, it might
> make
> it. If none of my experiments work then next year it's more saltbush! And
> they might not...I have already tried fremontodendron and matilija poppy
> back there, neither lived. Course you know what they say, try it three
> times.
> I bought the hakonecheloa (sp?) grass from Forestfarm, and a few nandinas
> -
> the dwarf "Firepower" ones - and a dwarf oakleaf hydrangea...ummmm...can't
> remember the name now. The japanese garden needs more work than I thought
> due to the gophers eating a lot of my liriope around the teahouse edge.
> That
> may have to wait for a while though.
> Can't wait for the weekend.
> Cyndi
> ---------------------------------------------------------------------
> To sign-off this list, send email to majordomo@hort.net with the

Pam Evans
Kemp TX
zone 8A

To sign-off this list, send email to majordomo@hort.net with the

Other Mailing lists | Author Index | Date Index | Subject Index | Thread Index

 © 1995-2017 Mallorn Computing, Inc.All Rights Reserved.
Our Privacy Statement