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RE: Since we are on id'ing and stuff....


Yes ma'am - be grateful for the rain. It went all around us again
yesterday. Rained everywhere in the county EXCEPT Kemp. Grrrrrr.


---------- Original Message ----------------------------------
From: "Bonnie Holmes" <holmesbm@usit.net>
Reply-To: gardenchat@hort.net
Date:  Wed, 21 May 2003 10:06:44 -0700

>Sorry about the rabbits.  I've been planting clovers in the grass area of
>my yard that seems to keep them away from the gardens or at least helps.  I
>do see rabbits throughout the day every day.
>
>We have had flash floods this month with rain almost every day.  It is
>raining now.  Great for getting seedlings started but my mowing efforts
>will be major.  The squirrels planted nuts in every garden and pot.  I have
>pulled more oak and black walnut seedlings than ever before.  Just when I
>think I have gotten them all, I find more spouting up, thankful for the
>cool rain.
>
>Bonnie Zone 6+ ETN
>holmesbm@usit.net
>
>
>
>> [Original Message]
>> From: Lynda Young <lyoung@grindertaber.com>
>> To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
>> Date: 05/20/2003 4:44:14 AM
>> Subject: RE: [CHAT] Since we are on id'ing and stuff....
>>
>> Well, at least there's comfort in company.  I planted two groupings of
>> hardy cyclamen this spring only to find it's clearly a rabbit delicacy
>> here.  One grouping is identifiable only by the solitary leaf remaining.
>> A perfect lovely planting gone overnight. Darn rabbits!
>>
>> As if all this rain hasn't been enough to fret about - our water gage
>> measured 6.5" last Friday night.  Truly a torrential downpour that
>> lasted seven hours.  I've never seen anything like it.
>>
>> Lynda
>>
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: owner-gardenchat@hort.net [mailto:owner-gardenchat@hort.net] On
>> Behalf Of Marge Talt
>> Sent: Tuesday, May 20, 2003 12:17 AM
>> To: gardenchat@hort.net
>> Subject: Re: [CHAT] Since we are on id'ing and stuff....
>>
>>
>> Well, Donna,
>>
>> > Yep Jim- definitely the year of the rabbit... so what do you all
>> think
>> > happened to this hosta? I think it was a rabbit....:( At first I
>> blamed
>> > the hail storms... but the one right next to it (not in this
>> picture)is
>> > fine...
>>
>> Does look chewed up, more like slugs than rabbit to me.  Critters tend
>> to bite more cleanly tho' it could be rabbit gnawing + slugs.  I have
>> one Pulmonaria that seems to be somebody's idea of a good meal. 
>> Now is the 2nd year someone has come and chomped the center foliage out
>> of it and it ain't deer...I know that for sure; has to be either rabbit
>> or groundhog. I am NOT pleased!  Whoever it is and I are going to have
>> to have a conference about what is and is not on the menu!
>>
>> > last is this a weed or what?!? Has a definite red streak on the
>> edges.
>>
>> Looks mighty like some sort of lily to me, really.  Are you sure you
>> didn't plant a lily near that spot one year or other?  The only other
>> thing it more or less resembles is the progeny of Carex 'Sparkler', who
>> are green, not variegated.  But, from your image, it looks more
>> succulent about the foliage and stem than a Carex.
>>
>> I'd leave it and see if it blooms, when it will be easier to ID.
>>
>> Marge Talt, zone 7 Maryland
>> mtalt@hort.net
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