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Re: St. Johnswort


>  borrowed DH's flood
> lights a couple season's ago to finish up fall chores and it worked like a
> charm.

Bonnie, I have one of those cheap 12 inch aluminum clip lights that holds a
regular 100 watt light bulb.  I clip it to my arbor and I can shred leaves
at night because it throws so much light.
Kitty

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Bonnie & Bill Morgan" <wmorgan972@ameritech.net>
To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
Sent: Saturday, November 13, 2004 7:47 PM
Subject: RE: [CHAT] St. Johnswort


> It's so good to hear from you again, Chris!  I'm sorry you've been ailing
> and I hope you are on the road to recovery now.  I love your Hypericum
> 'Glacier.'  That is lovely.
>
> It seems like the years I've really struggled to get plants into the
ground
> for survival only, somehow, most of them came through despite my clumsy
> efforts and late preparations.  I hope the same holds true for you.  FYI,
> instead of a flash light, borrow someone's flood light.  It allows for
> two-handed cutting and covers a much larger area.  (I borrowed DH's flood
> lights a couple season's ago to finish up fall chores and it worked like a
> charm.)  With daylight savings time, one really needs a "dark" equalizer.
>
> Blessings,
> Bonnie (SW OH - zone 5)
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: owner-gardenchat@hort.net [mailto:owner-gardenchat@hort.net] On
Behalf
> Of Chris@widom-assoc.com
> Sent: Saturday, November 13, 2004 5:31 PM
> To: gardenchat@hort.net
> Subject: [CHAT] St. Johnswort
>
> Hello All!
>
> Gee, I haven't written in so long that my fingers are rusty (actually,
Jacy,
> the cat, is sitting on my lap inhibiting my meager typing abilities)!  I
> have been feeling lousy for weeks which has kept me out of the garden
except
> for a few hours here and there when I just couldn't stand watching the
fall
> marching onward without me.  Of course, I felt worse afterwards!
>
> I dragged many of my container grown plants indoors a few weeks ago before
> frosts were predicted.  I was out with a flashlight like Marge cutting
> everything in sight when I was certain that there would be a frost.  The
> house is full of multicolored foliage and as much bloom as I could bring
> indoors!
>
> I did plant a few stray pots of things that I'd purchased this summer. One
> plant I especially like is Hypericum 'Glacier'.  The variegated foliage
now
> brightens my entry garden along with some brunnera, lamium, carex that are
> also variegated. As a bonus, it seems to be somewhat evergreen here as it
> has not lost any leaves as of yet. Check out this link:
> http://www.paghat.com/stjohn.html.
>
> I just had enough energy to put many other purchased, but not planted,
pots
> of mostly hosta, into a holding area.  Oodles of potted daylilies will be
> held over until spring as well since I haven't been able to get the new
bed
> ready for them.  I'll keep my fingers crossed that they will survive.
>
> Hang in there Wendy and come back when things quiet down!
>
> Happy Birthday Jim!
>
> Chris
> Long Island, NY
> Zone 7a (Average min temp 50 - 00)
>
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