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Re: Laundry list


Sounds very pretty. Bet it will smell nice too.

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "james singer" <jsinger@igc.org>
To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
Sent: Sunday, May 16, 2004 4:07 PM
Subject: Re: [CHAT] Laundry list


> The hibiscus is really too old and too butchered over the years to be
> saved. What we want to do after we yank it, is install an
> eave-to-ground lattice and grow a couple of stephanotis on it. The
> lattice itself will keep out most of the sun, but once the stephanotis
> cover it, it will pretty much block the sun.
>
> On Sunday, May 16, 2004, at 04:11 PM, Bonnie & Bill Morgan wrote:
>
> > Being toasty warm and being toasted are two totally different things.
> > By
> > all  means, find something that will do some sun filtration.  What
> > will you
> > do with the hibiscus?  Can it be rehabilitated or "youthened?"
> >
> > Outside of leaving pine cones on some of the pines, we can't get by
> > that
> > easy for a Christmas tree.  We did use a bald cypress one year to
> > decorate,
> > but I wouldn't recommend it every year.
> >
> > Bonnie SW OH - zone 5
> >
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: owner-gardenchat@hort.net [mailto:owner-gardenchat@hort.net] On
> > Behalf
> > Of james singer
> > Sent: Sunday, May 16, 2004 4:01 PM
> > To: Chat
> > Subject: [CHAT] Laundry list
> >
> > We got most things done before the rain started today.
> >
> > The only hold-overs of any consequence are two golden barrel cactuses
> > that need to have their pot size jumped [something I find easy to put
> > off] and a 15-gallon kumquat that needs a permanent home in the ground.
> >
> > The kumquat has been our Christmas tree for the last 3 years [it's
> > loaded with bright orange fruit at that time of year, so it
> > self-decorating], but it's beginning to outgrow its pot and I'm getting
> > too old to wrestle a 30-gallon pot in and out of the house.
> >
> > I'm sure that by next weekend, the list will be longer. We still have
> > to rip out an aging hibiscus and then find something else to block the
> > evening sun from the sunroom.
> >
> > I know, I know--if it's a sunroom, why block the sun? Because summer is
> > coming and if we don't block the sun, it will be a life-size toaster
> > over.
> >
> >
> > Island Jim
> > Southwest Florida
> > Zone 10
> > 27.0 N, 82.4 W
> >
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