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Fwd: What Charley taught us


To: gardenchat@hort.net
Subject: Re: [CHAT] What Charley taught us

Tree Rats!!!
Cathy
On Sunday, November 14, 2004, at 03:59 PM, james singer wrote:

I had one--I think it's now past tense--that tore up my cutting beds and newly potted seedlings with regularity. Whole plants disappeared. Not just any seedlings, but somewhat hard to germinate ones like kwai muk and phalsa. And I finally got tired of devising columns and cages of hardware cloth to keep the pest away from potted up seedlings and of replanting cuttings that were scattered all over the bench.

Worked with a guy in DC once who said "If they didn't have that cute bushy tail, there would be lots of squirrel extermination companies." I think he was right.

On Sunday, November 14, 2004, at 04:08 PM, Bonnie & Bill Morgan wrote:

Squirrels, Jim, I have no quarrel with. I planted walnut trees for them and
feed them corn on the cob. I put chicken wire around my bulbs and we
co-exist pretty well. Unlike my dad, I probably won't find the time to
shell their walnuts for them, though.


Bonnie (SW OH - zone 5)

-----Original Message-----
From: owner-gardenchat@hort.net [mailto:owner-gardenchat@hort.net] On Behalf
Of Theresa
Sent: Saturday, November 13, 2004 10:34 PM
To: gardenchat@hort.net
Subject: Re: [CHAT] What Charley taught us


with big sharp pointy teeth??

Theresa

Bonnie & Bill Morgan wrote:

Jim, do you also have a vicious little furry bunny?

Bonnie (SW OH - zone 5)

-----Original Message-----
From: owner-gardenchat@hort.net [mailto:owner-gardenchat@hort.net] On
Behalf
Of james singer
Sent: Saturday, November 13, 2004 6:14 PM
To: gardenchat@hort.net
Subject: Re: [CHAT] What Charley taught us

Hi, Zem. We have both green and silver buttonwoods here, and have
planted many--both as trees and shruberies [thank you, Monty Python].
The big silvers make great, soft hedges.


On Saturday, November 13, 2004, at 06:01 PM, Zemuly@aol.com wrote:



Jim, do you have button wood trees where you are.  We had some real
beauties
in our yard the Keys, but I heard that Georges removed them when he
visited
in 1997.  I know they are members of the mangrove family.

zem
zone 7
West TN

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Island Jim
Southwest Florida
27.0 N, 82.4 W
Zone 10a
Minimum 30 F [-1 C]

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