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Re: A lovely weekend


Cyndi - your place is fantastic.  And if that's a scaled down veggie garden,
I'm amazed - LOL.  Really nice - all of it!

On 5/16/06, Andrea Hodges <andreah@hargray.com> wrote:
>
> Cyndi, what a great place you have. I love your birdbath too. It is so
> different. I've been looking for one, but they all are so drab (as if the
> birds care) or SO ornate they make me sick. Right now I have a shallow 12
> inch saucer sitting on top of a metal can for the birds. How tacky, but
> again, the birds don't care. LOL!
>
> Sorry to hear about the veggies. I bet that's very aggravating.
> A
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Johnson Cyndi D Civ 95 CG/SCSRT" <cyndi.johnson@edwards.af.mil>
> To: < gardenchat@hort.net>
> Sent: Tuesday, May 16, 2006 12:42 PM
> Subject: RE: [CHAT] A lovely weekend
>
>
> > It does look nice in spring, sometimes I just stand there gazing at it.
> I
> > haven't done very well in making it look as good during mid/late summer
> > I'm
> > afraid. Of course the native garden isn't very malleable that way so I
> > don't
> > bother much. In the ornamental garden, if I am meticulous about
> > deadheading
> > then the coreopsis and gaillardia are very cheerful all summer, the
> roses
> > do
> > bloom again but of course not as lush. My daylilies all seem to bloom at
> > once too; one of these years I'll have to see if I can buy different
> ones
> > to
> > stagger the season. I think what I need is to expand my knowledge of
> > what's
> > out there and will grow in this climate, I find myself looking at the
> same
> > things all the time.
> > I don't mind sharing the vegetable bounty either if they would leave
> some
> > for me. Other years we see a couple rabbits without too much problem,
> and
> > every few weeks we trap a gopher. But this year, wow. I certainly
> planted
> > more lettuce than we could eat but all of it is chewed down to nothing.
> > Every single soybean nipped off. How come they don't eat the weeds?! My
> > neighbor is trying the scare method - he's put in all these 3 ft stakes
> > all
> > over his garden and tied plastic grocery bags to them, they flap in the
> > wind. I'll have to ask him if it's working. It's pretty ugly...but
> cheaper
> > than Reemay!
> > And just occurred to me that wild varmints are not my total problem, I
> had
> > better figure out soon how to keep the dogs away from the fruit trees or
> > my
> > very tall labrador will pick off everything within reach like he did
> last
> > year.
> >
> > Cyndi
> >
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: owner-gardenchat@hort.net [mailto:owner-gardenchat@hort.net ] On
> > Behalf
> > Of Bonnie & Bill Morgan
> > Sent: Tuesday, May 16, 2006 8:32 AM
> > To: gardenchat@hort.net
> > Subject: RE: [CHAT] A lovely weekend
> >
> > Cyndi, it all looks like a verdant piece of heaven with all those
> blossoms
> > and the lush landscape!  Congrats!
> >
> > And I feel for you with the garden.  The critters and the neighbors are
> > why
> > dad always grew extra in his veggie garden.  It drove momma a little
> nuts,
> > but dad was quite at peace with sharing his efforts with anyone who
> > admired
> > or was hungry for something in our yard, though he preferred the humans
> > ask
> > first rather than just taking without permission.  The critters he just
> > spoiled (including the rabbits and squirrels.)
> >
> > Blessings,
> > Bonnie
> >
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: owner-gardenchat@hort.net [mailto:owner-gardenchat@hort.net] On
> > Behalf
> > Of Johnson Cyndi D Civ 95 CG/SCSRT
> > Sent: Monday, May 15, 2006 10:31 PM
> > To: 'gardenchat@hort.net'
> > Subject: [CHAT] A lovely weekend
> >
> > It's so nice to have good weather again. I'm reading about the floods in
>
> > the
> > east and hoping no one is getting too much water. Here it was warm -
> > almost
> > hot - and not windy, practically a miracle.
> > As you've all read about a hundred times by now, I scaled back my
> > vegetable
> > garden. I thought it would be less work. What I didn't know was that the
> > critters are determined to eat the stuff I do have, so it's more work
> than
> > ever trying to salvage stuff. I've not had problems like this in years.
> My
> > lettuces are flat (I'm putting up protection), the soybeans are gone (I
> > replanted under Reemay), the peas are nibbled (I'm just hoping for
> mercy).
> > At least they don't like tomatoes or onions, and the peppers are under
> > Reemay, so perhaps we'll have salsa later this summer. The corn grew
> fast
> > enough they couldn't eat that to the ground, but it's all field corn
> > husband
> > planted for fun- and bought from the feed store at that - so who knows
> > what
> > the ears will be like. Everything else I planted so late that it's all
> > under
> > Reemay too. Ah well, what would life be without these little challenges.
> > The front looks great, well there are a couple weeds here and there. I
> did
> > hack off the big grass seed heads most places just to give myself more
> > time
> > to get in there and dig out the clumps.  And I took some pix. There's a
> > couple of the veg garden in there too.
> >
>
http://pg.photos.yahoo.com/ph/gardencatalogs/album?.dir=/1df6scd&.src=ph&.to
> > k=phm193EBB2C1tJf9
> >
> > Cyndi
> >
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Kemp TX
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