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Re: I think it's spring
gardenchat@hort.net
  • Subject: Re: I think it's spring
  • From: Pam Evans <gardenqueen@gmail.com>
  • Date: Fri, 18 Mar 2011 18:07:56 -0500

I haven't Jim, and she's been on my mind some as of late.  Anyone else heard
from Marge?

On Fri, Mar 18, 2011 at 5:46 PM, james singer <inlandjim1@q.com> wrote:

> 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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> >
> > --
> > Pam Evans
> > Kemp TX
> > zone 8A
> >
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Pam Evans
Kemp TX
zone 8A

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