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Re: ah, Spring in Texas & elsewhere

  • Subject: Re: ah, Spring in Texas & elsewhere
  • From: "Kitty" <kmrsy@comcast.net>
  • Date: Sun, 29 Mar 2009 22:25:48 -0500

Yep.

Kitty
neIN, Zone 5
----- Original Message ----- From: "Pam Evans" <gardenqueen@gmail.com>
To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
Sent: Sunday, March 29, 2009 8:53 PM
Subject: Re: [CHAT] ah, Spring in Texas & elsewhere


Excellent deal - what is Menards?  Like a Lowe's??

On 3/29/09, Kitty <kmrsy@comcast.net> wrote:

Yeah, they had mostly floribundas but I found a couple of climbers and a
couple of shrub roses.  I sometimes buy a few things I find cheaply to
expand the choices at my sale.

Kitty
neIN, Zone 5
----- Original Message ----- From: "james singer" <inlandjim1@q.com>
To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
Sent: Sunday, March 29, 2009 6:26 PM
Subject: Re: [CHAT] ah, Spring in Texas & elsewhere


Smart buy on the roses. Are they for your plant sale?

Brisk here--wind chill has dropped the temp to 44 degrees; too cold
for me but a lot of plants seem to deem it warm enough to wake up. For
example, Salem, which bills itself as "Cherry City," is awash in
cherry blossoms, both ornamental and fruiting.

On Mar 29, 2009, at 4:51 PM, Kitty wrote:

A few little spitting type showers here. only 34 degrees now just a
bit before 7pm; forecast 28 tonight, but 51 tomorrow & 60 Tues, so
still lookin' pretty good.

I had to do MG stuff yesterday and thought I'd do some more cleanup
here today, but just too chilly & icky.  I ran several errands & a
bit of shopping then settled into an afternoon in the garage mixing
potting soil. I still had 5 kitty litter pails of good soil a friend
had given me so I stretched it out with Canadian peat, perlite,
vermiculite, and screened leaf mold to yield 17 containers of mix
plus enough to pot up four 2 -gallon roses (Menards had them for
50cents after rebate, so I got there early before they got beat up)
and a couple of brugs. With the soil ready, I can hopefully start
digging Tuesday.

This won't be enough soil so I'm going to have to look for some
cheap bagged soil.  I still have five 2.2cu ft bales of Canadian
peat and plenty of perlite, vermiculite, and fertilizer.  I should
screen some more leaf mold.

Kitty
neIN, Zone 5
----- Original Message ----- From: "Donna" <gossiper@sbcglobal.net>
To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
Sent: Saturday, March 28, 2009 4:48 PM
Subject: Re: [CHAT] ah, Spring in Texas


raining here now.... supposed to get 6 to 12 inches of snow before
this system
gets out of my neighborhood.... or so they say... sigh.

Donna
40 miles south of Chicago, Illinois

--- On Sat, 3/28/09, james singer <inlandjim1@q.com> wrote:

From: james singer <inlandjim1@q.com>
Subject: Re: [CHAT] ah, Spring in Texas
To: gardenchat@hort.net
Date: Saturday, March 28, 2009, 2:42 PM

Raining here [what else is new?]. Not hard, dramatic rain. Soaker
type. It
started sometime last night and hasn't let up--if anything, it's
become
more persistent. There's no breeze so I can only conclude the storm
is in no
hurry to move off.

On Mar 28, 2009, at 12:13 PM, Maria wrote:

It's 56 here right now, but everything is still brown and gray,
and I

fully expect to see another snowstorm before Spring really gets
going.
Usually
happens just after the plowmen have taken the plows off all their
trucks.


Maria in Pocono Summit, NE PA


LOL - no way, it's still winter back there!   It'll be back up

to the mid

70's by Monday.  Thank goodness!

On Fri, Mar 27, 2009 at 8:06 PM, droman

<djroman@worldnet.att.net> wrote:


Pam,

Sounds like it is time to move back to the Pocono's.

Dan
zone 6 PA

----- Original Message ----- From: "Pam Evans"

<gardenqueen@gmail.com>

 To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
Sent: Friday, March 27, 2009 6:47 PM
Subject: [CHAT] ah, Spring in Texas


Out looking for twirlies, we've got a watch going until 8pm.

We had a

 big
thunderstorm come up from the South around 1pm, dropped about

1 - 1 1/2"

 of
rain.  Warm and muggy, then the wind shifted abruptly to

Northwest (here

 comes a norther) and the temps have dropped 20 degrees in the

last hour.

 So
there is some serious turbulence in the atmosphere at the

moment - winds

 are
around 30 mph sustained w/ gusts.  We actually have a frost

warning for

 tomorrow and Sunday morning now.  And maybe flurries tonight?

Crazy

 weather man.  The birds are freaking out too.

--
Pam Evans
Kemp TX
zone 8A



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Willamette Valley
44.99 N 123.04 W
Elevation 148'
39.9" Precipitation
Hardiness Zone 8/9
Heat Zone 5
Sunset Zone 6
Minimum 0 F [-15 C]
Maximum 102 F [39 C]

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