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Re: Exceptional Weather Comes to an End


Settle?  Sounds pretty good to me Gene!  :-)  
I'm just praying that we'll get some rain, any rain before the end of
the year. Like gardening in the Sahara around here. Only one other year
was I still watering in November, and that was when our drought was so
bad, little ol' podunk Henderson County made the national news. I've
lost some things, but hoping others will resurrect in Spring.

Only March will tell at this point. Put up a new bird feeder this
morning, took 3 tries in different spots to find a piece of ground I
could hammer the pole into. Had to put it in the corner of a flower bed.
The yard's like dusty black concrete.

Gene - your peony beds sound fab.  Hope to see pics this coming Spring!!



---------- Original Message ----------------------------------
From: "Gene Bush" <genebush@otherside.com>
Reply-To: gardenchat@hort.net
Date:  Mon, 3 Nov 2003 07:31:43 -0500

>Weather person says our above average temperatures are coming to an end the
>middle of this week. Know it has not been wonderful for everyone on this
>list, but here in Southern Indiana we have had exceptionally wonderful
>weather for being in the garden for the past 3 weeks now. Come Wednesday it
>all to come to an end with rain, rain, rain and cooler temperatures.
>Probably about the end of my being in the garden for this year. (actively
>working the soil). We have just about hurt ourselves getting things done
>around here to take advantage of that wonderful weather.
>    Yesterday afternoon was removing all the dead peony foliage and getting
>it to the dump... took 3 cart loads behind the lawn tractor. Also
>transplanted a couple of shrubs that have been growing in pots for the past
>year. Chopped and picked up some more leaves from the lawn to use as mulch
>up in the shade garden. Completed a new bed for the peony I purchased this
>fall. I came across a "deal" on peony and came home with 6 of Klehm's 3 to 5
>eye roots. They now have companions of siberian iris, clematis (shrub type
>and vining) lilium and salvia.
>    We need to install a good hot tub here with jets to massage those tired
>and overworked muscles..... had to settle for a hot bath and a bottle of
>wine...
>    Gene E. Bush
>Munchkin Nursery & Gardens, llc
>www.munchkinnursery.com
>genebush@munchkinnursery.com
>Zone 6/5  Southern Indiana
>
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Pam Evans
Kemp TX/zone 8A



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