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Re: impending move

Do name your place.  It will add a pull to someone who may like a "mature"
landscape and a tale to go with it..."This property was once owned by an
expert shade gardener who also wrote in_____."  A map of species might also
prove to be an attractant.

> [Original Message]
> From: Marge Talt <mtalt@hort.net>
> To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
> Date: 5/1/2006 1:03:21 AM
> Subject: Re: [CHAT] impending move
> Thanks for the idea, Daryl - had not really thought of advertising in
> a hort. mag...actually, I have never received a trial plant in my
> life.  I know a lot of garden writers go after them, but I never did
> when I was actively writing for my topic...but I sure have a lot of
> mature plants:-)
> Judy, interesting idea about naming the property- another thing I've
> never really given thought to.  Dunno if it would make a difference
> in this area, but it's an idea and couldn't hurt:-)  Thanks!
> Yes, Bonnie M. , that's what I've finally decided about working
> non-stop.  I need to be able to have a life while I've still got some
> spiz...and this is the only way it's gonna happen.   Not thrilled to
> see that you and Bill may end up in the same boat.  Think it came
> home to me when I was talking to youngest step-son about 'having' to
> one day if we didn't get some job or other and he said maybe I should
> do it before I "have" to...like while there are still some resources
> at hand; made me think about it and then tending to arrears of
> bookeeping and realizing just how hard I've been working for the
> measly bottom line made me think some more - I'm just plain tired at
> this point...and it definitely ain't worth it!!  Am delighted the
> plants I've sent you are doing well....once the dust finally settles
> for me, I may be begging a start tho' I am determined to take some of
> everything that I'm fond of with me:-)
> Andrea, I'll bet moving is not an exciting thought to you at this
> point!  It's not to me, either, as while I've been here for 30 years
> I've also moved over 30 times in my life...yech to moving!  You've
> done a marathon in moving tho' in the last year!!  Downsize is the
> word.  I'm trying to figure out where we could put a dumpster and
> still get in and out of here:-)    I've been thinking rental truck
> ref. plants...and it's getting bigger every day:-)   Having dreams
> about Chris's shelving for his rental....Lordy!
> Theresa, didn't realize you'd been in this part of the world. 
> Frederick county does have some lovely spots - I'm also looking in
> Washington County - the southern part of it as prices in Frederick
> are up there as well...sometimes I think the DC metro area is gonna
> make it to Chicago the way it's spreading out so fast - well seems
> fast tho' it has taken 30 years or more for it to get going.  It is
> time for a change around here - If I can make this grand plan work I
> intend to take a year off at least to build gardens and smell the
> roses (plant some roses!) and then we'll see if I need to get
> gainfully employed again and at what.  "Let us all know if there is
> any thing we can do long distance to help-"....all of you on this
> list are like extended family; just knowing you're all there with
> sympathy and good advice is of inestimable value.
> Cathy, when I get a realtor and it gets going, I'll report.  We've
> got nearly 4 acres and I'd like at least that much land for the
> privacy it affords - want a smaller house tho' - if I can afford that
> much land!  I'd like ag land so I can keep my options open should I
> decide I want to start a nursery or hort. related business....or just
> to rent out part of it for horse boarding or to someone who wants to
> use it for crops for a little income generation.  We shall see.  I
> started out thinking lots of land until I found out what it was going
> for per acre!  Yikes!  
> Anyway, gang, it's early days for this venture and as the saga
> develops, I'll keep you all posted. Thanks to all of you for your
> good wishes; keep your fingers crossed that I can pull it off and
> retain what little sanity I still possess in the process:-)
> Marge Talt, zone 7 Maryland
> mtalt@hort.net
> Shadyside Garden Designs
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