hort.net Seasonal photo, (c) 2006 Christopher P. Lindsey, All Rights Reserved: do not copy
articles | gallery of plants | blog | tech blog | plant profiles | patents | mailing lists | top stories | links | shorturl service | tom clothier's archive0
 Navigation
Articles
Gallery of Plants
Blog
Tech Blog
Plant Profiles
Patents
Mailing Lists
    FAQ
    Netiquette
    Search ALL lists
    Search help
    Subscription info
Top Stories
Links
sHORTurl service
Tom Clothier's Archive
 Top Stories
Disease could hit Britain's trees hard

Ten of the best snowdrop cultivars

Plant protein database helps identify plant gene functions

Dendroclimatologists record history through trees

Potato beetle could be thwarted through gene manipulation

Hawaii expands coffee farm quarantine

Study explains flower petal loss

Unauthorized use of a plant doesn't invalidate it's patent

RSS story archive

Re: Today in the garden


I know she is!  That's wonderful Chris!   Nicely done.

On 5/7/06, Bonnie & Bill Morgan <wmorgan972@ameritech.net> wrote:
>
> Oh, Chris!  That is wonderful!  I know how much it means to be able to do
> something that brings back fond memories of a parent.
>
> Every time one of the walnut trees leaf out that dad gave us before he
> died,
> I feel good.  Now that mother is in the nursing home, I feel very good
> that
> I dug out some of her peonies and planted them here so that when they
> bloom
> (and they are really loaded this year despite transplanting them at the
> WRONG time of year!) I can take her big bouquets of her own beloved
> peonies
> that came from both sides of our family tree.
>
> I'm so tickled that you were able to get some help and make her garden
> presentable again!  I'm sure your mother IS smiling down on you.
>
> Blessings,
> Bonnie (SW OH - zone 5)
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: owner-gardenchat@hort.net [mailto:owner-gardenchat@hort.net] On
> Behalf
> Of Chris Petersen
> Sent: Sunday, May 07, 2006 7:44 PM
> To: gardenchat@hort.net
> Subject: [CHAT] Today in the garden
>
> I spent much of today working in my mother's 300 square foot garden. Mom
> died nine years ago and her garden has been neglected ever since. I tried
> to
> do some work in it when she was sick, but it was a loosing battle.  Mom
> liked some weeds that she called "wild flowers" weeds and let them go to
> seed. Even so, the garden had old fashioned favorites and always had lots
> of
> color. Whenever I needed Queen Anne's Lace for an arrangement, I knew
> where
> I could get bouquets full! Dad smothered the garden in chopped leaves in
> the
> fall, so the soil was not our usual mostly sand blend.
>
> I have a lot of garden of my own to tend to, so that garden didn't make it
> to my "must do" list over the past years, but it's been nagging at me ever
> since we bought the property. Well, this spring, April, I got help digging
> the weeds out.  While removing the weeds, I dug up any perennials that I
> could identify.  Then, I had to tease the weed roots out of the clumps and
> pot up the plants.
>
> With the garden cleaned out, I've been planting lilies, daylilies, shrubs
> and perennials.  Today I put the salvaged plants back into the garden!  I
> know that my mom was smiling from heaven at that sight! It made me feel so
> happy to see the garden looking fresh and beautiful again.  It was such a
> hopeful feeling to see life renewed where there was only ugliness.
>
> Mom's garden is back!
>
> Chris Petersen
> Northport, Long Island, New York
> Zone 7a (Average min temp 50 - 00)
>
> chris@widom-assoc.com
> My garden: http://photos.yahoo.com/chrispnpt
>
> ---------------------------------------------------------------------
> To sign-off this list, send email to majordomo@hort.net with the message
> text UNSUBSCRIBE GARDENCHAT
>
> ---------------------------------------------------------------------
> To sign-off this list, send email to majordomo@hort.net with the
> message text UNSUBSCRIBE GARDENCHAT
>
>


--
Pam Evans
Kemp TX
zone 8A

---------------------------------------------------------------------
To sign-off this list, send email to majordomo@hort.net with the
message text UNSUBSCRIBE GARDENCHAT



Other Mailing lists | Author Index | Date Index | Subject Index | Thread Index



 © 1995-2015 Mallorn Computing, Inc.All Rights Reserved.
Our Privacy Statement