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RE: later on

A "Dig your own" party doesn't sound so bad either!  And I've seen some
pretty tiny "garden spots," so don't sell your places short.  :>D  After
all, there is design and color to consider as well as rarity or collection
quality to look at, too.  

Here's a bit of a bright spot--The elderly lady down the street who had her
home sold after working so very hard to nurture some absolutely beautiful
garden areas was blessed enough to have another gardener purchase it.  Some
of the plants have changed a little, but mostly, the hard work the first
owner did was kept, by and large, and embellished with more hard-scape and
some additional plant materials!  You just never know.  If I were shopping
for a new place, I'd be looking at the landscape and garden areas as much as
the house itself.  One with a good garden started in good, amended soil
would be a joy!

As for what ever I leave behind, I know that my grandson has the "gardening
bug" implanted on his growing young mind to carry on with gardening and that
my older daughter, now that she is in her own place, is doing a bit of
gardening herself.  (However, if she throws out another pulmonary without
offering it to me, I'm not sure what I'll be compelled to do!  LOL!!!)  My
younger daughter's significant other (I'm about to ask his intentions...) is
getting Rayna a bit interested in plant materials, too, for the home he is
renovating.  (Rayna is a true artist, so if she ever succumbs to the
gardening lure, who knows what wonderful combinations she devise?)  

Kitty, as an MG, haven't you had the opportunity to teach children about
gardening?  I know Pam has shared her knowledge and expertise to other's
children, too.  What you do now will impact and enhance the next generation
of gardeners!  What better legacy could you want?


Bonnie (SW OH- zone 5) 

-----Original Message-----
From: owner-gardenchat@hort.net [mailto:owner-gardenchat@hort.net] On Behalf
Of Kitty Morrissy
Sent: Thursday, May 01, 2003 9:08 PM
To: gardenchat@hort.net
Subject: [CHAT] later on

Good thought Bonnie.
However, mine's a small lot in a subdivision, and there's no plants so
special as to be that appreciated.. Also, I don't have much of an *estate*
worth planning, and never will.  If I live longer than I expect, it'll
probably end up in a reverse mortgage.

Here's what I see happening, though:  I hope to meet more gardeners via MGs
and as time goes by, the new ones I meet will be younger.  When I get old
and decrepit, I'll have a "dig your own" party.  Not a free for all, but a
polite excavation that will still leave the property in reasonable
condition, while allowing me to pass some worthwhile plants on to good

If I do live long enough to retire, I'll spend more time in the garden.  I
hope to do more propagation, especially cuttings of favorite shrubs.  These
would perhaps beef up the proceeds from my annual plant sale, if I'm still
able to do that down the road.  


> [Original Message]
> From: Bonnie & Bill Morgan <wmorgan972@ameritech.net>
> To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
> Date: 5/1/2003 6:07:42 PM
> Subject: RE: [CHAT] runner plants
> Have you ladies thought of leaving your prospective properties to a school
> (with a bent on horticulture) or a gardening association?  There have
been a
> few "garden spots" started that way around here and whomever the property
> goes to will most certainly appreciate your hard work and no doubt work to
> add to it!  It is just a thought...
> Blessings,
> Bonnie (SW OH - zone 5)
> -----Original Message-----
> From: owner-gardenchat@hort.net [mailto:owner-gardenchat@hort.net] On
> Of Pamela J. Evans
> Sent: Tuesday, April 29, 2003 10:53 PM
> To: gardenchat@hort.net
> Subject: Re: [CHAT] runner plants
> Well I live in the country - yes, Kemp is a town (1100 residents - I
> thing they count dgos, cats and chickens) but this place will be vacant
> for some time I believe. It will take time for someone to really
> evaluate it. It was a drug house when I bought it and it took damn near
> a year just to get all the broken glass out of the yard. It took 6
> months of answering the door at all hours of the night w/ a 12 gauge in
> my hand to run off the prison meat. Then I had the black gumbo clay to
> deal with. I wonder some times how much I could do w/ good soil. Every
> bed has to be prepared 3 months in advance. And all dug up by hand -
> extra clay to the berm on the property line - lava sand and compost dug
> in 18" deep. And so forth. I don't believe anyone will love this tiny
> plot (80 X 200) as much I do but I pray a gardener will buy it. I haveno
> decendents to leave it to, unlikely one of Jesse's girls or son will
> want it. They're the closest thing I have to nieces and a nephew.
> So - there you go.  Do what you want, when you want to do it and don't
> about "later"
> ---------- Original Message ----------------------------------
> From: Kitty <kmrsy@earthlink.net>
> Reply-To: gardenchat@hort.net
> Date:  Tue, 29 Apr 2003 12:31:11 -0500 (EST)
> >Well, Pam, I don't plan on kicking the bucket any time soon....
> >But when I do, since this is a family type neighborhood, new owners
> >would probably just bulldoze the gardens to make room for hopscotch,
> >tag, and a swimming pool.
> >
> >
> >Kitty
> >
> >-------Original Message-------
> >From: "Pamela J. Evans" <gardenqueen@gbronline.com>
> >Sent: 04/29/03 01:36 PM
> >To: gardenchat@hort.net
> >Subject: Re: Re: Re: [CHAT] runner plants
> >
> >> 
> >> Oh my dear, that is a tad morbid. I figure anyone who buys my place
> >be enough of a gardener (there's hardly any lawn) that they'll know what
> >it is or just enjoy it and not care!! I probably should write it down
> >though (If I ever get the time)
> >
> >LOL
> >
> >---------- Original Message ----------------------------------
> >From: "Kitty Morrissy" <kmrsy@earthlink.net>
> >Reply-To: gardenchat@hort.net
> >Date:  Mon, 28 Apr 2003 21:13:49 -0500
> >
> >>> Well I know the names of nearly everything I've planted,
> >>
> >>Pam, 
> >>I KNOW the names of everything I've planted, it's just that occasionally
> >>rooting around in the brain for the name when I need it doesn't bring it
> >to
> >>mind fast enough.  More often the problem is that I know the botanical,
> >but
> >>the person I'm showing it to wants the common.  I fear that as the years
> >>march by, I might have more trouble.  Also, on a morbid note, when I
> >>there's the slightest chance that the next person in this house might
> >want
> >>to know what's out there!
> >>
> >>Kitty
> >>
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> >>
> >
> >--
> >Pam Evans
> >Kemp TX/zone 8A
> >
> >
> >
> >--
> >
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> >> 
> >
> >If you have weeds, you don't have enough plants.
> >
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> >
> --
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> Kemp TX/zone 8A
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