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Re: OT - now tubers was-Wonderful web tribute to the Armed forces

Man, oh man...I hear ya. Our farm is pretty big and of course I went
nuts with putting in new gardens (like a kid with a new box of crayons
and Big Chief Drawing pad). NOW...it more than I can keep up with. I am
scaling down. I love water ponds and all that...I just don't want the
maintenance of keeping them up. I'm 42 years old...and right now...my
soul feels about 80. I am going to simplify Christmas this year too.
Bare minimum.


james singer <jsinger@igc.org> wrote:
Donna, I love water gardens and pond and fountains and streams--in 
someone else's yard. We have a koi pond with fountains in the atrium of 
our building, and it's great to watch the clients become mesmerized by 
the bubblers, the fish, and the changing lights. [Other shoe] but I 
don't want another labor intensive garden at the plantation.

The nearby branch library has a retention pond--maybe a quarter 
acre--with a fountain in the center. It's planted with mostly 
natives--canna, water lily, arrowroot--and lotus. It's really fantastic 
when all are in bloom. [Asidum: Heard one of the local news readers 
call the library a lie-bury this morning. Obviously, she wasn't hired 
for her intellect.]

Incidentally, just picked my first tangello of the season.

On Tuesday, November 16, 2004, at 07:57 AM, Donna wrote:

> Hum..... no wonder watergardening is still in the dark ages...LOL!
> Donna
> Who knew you were not going there, but the watergardener in me had to 
> do
> it :)
>> A little out of my ken.
>> Kitty
>>> Hum.. tubers you say....Well how about some tropical water lilies or
>>> lotus? ... Both do well in a whiskey barrel size container?
>>> Donna
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Southwest Florida
27.0 N, 82.4 W
Zone 10a
Minimum 30 F [-1 C]

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