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Re: I think it's spring
  • Subject: Re: I think it's spring
  • From: james singer <inlandjim1@q.com>
  • Date: Fri, 18 Mar 2011 15:46:28 -0700

Hey. Has anyone heard from Marge? I sent an email to her a couple of  
days ago, but haven't heard.

On Mar 18, 2011, at 3:37 PM, Pam Evans wrote:

> Auralie, I'll have to prune my big 'Powis Castle' very soon.  You  
> want me to
> wrap up the nice cuttings and send?   They used to get to Marge Talt  
> in MD
> in good shape?   Just let me know @ your convenience.
> On Fri, Mar 18, 2011 at 5:20 PM, <Aplfgcnys@aol.com> wrote:
>> Bizarre weather.  The piles of snow are gone, washed away by the  
>> floods,
>> and today it's in the 70s.  I got down to the vegetable garden for  
>> the
>> first
>> time since December. I put in a short row of peas, since the ground  
>> was
>> quite thawed.  For the past two years I have had no crop of peas or  
>> beans
>> because the plants were eaten by some critter - probably a  
>> woodchuck.This
>> time I started with a short row, and gave it a heavy treatment of a  
>> new
>> product
>> offered by Park's which says it repels small pests. We'll see.   
>> There's not
>> much
>> point in planting when things get eaten before they can produce.   
>> I'll try
>> this
>> with squash and sunflowers when it's time to plant them - in the last
>> couple
>> of years the seeds have been eaten right in the ground before they  
>> sprouted
>> -
>> chipmunks I think.
>> I spent some time trying to loosen the thich crust in the front  
>> flower
>> bed.
>> We had mulched with leaves last fall, as we usually do, but I guess  
>> it was
>> because there had been a heavy snow pack since December, it has  
>> formed
>> a thick, brittle crust.  I've never seen it like that before. When  
>> I break
>> it up
>> with my fingers, there is plenty of green life beneath, but no shoots
>> coming
>> through.  Even hefty things like Hellebores were not making it.
>> My Artemisia 'Powis Castle', which is not reliably hardy, seems  
>> alive, as
>> does the Ruta graveolens.  I cut them back pretty sharply, for they  
>> had
>> been
>> very lush last year.  Here's hoping they survive.  I have already  
>> ordered
>> more
>> plants from Bluestone, not expecting anything to survive the bitter  
>> winter,
>> but
>> there will always be space for more.
>> I know there will be more cold weather, but it's good to have a  
>> break.
>> We
>> are just about dried out in the downstairs apartment after two  
>> separate
>> floods.  We have had floods before - maybe every seven or eight  
>> years - but
>> never two in one season.  What a winter!
>> Here's hoping the rest of you are enjoying a touch of spring, too.
>> APL
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> Kemp TX
> zone 8A
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