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Re: now Xmas


> > Thinking outside the pine box is always interesting, I think.
That's rather morbid.  Jim, we told you you are going to live, remember?

Kitty
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "james singer" <jsinger@igc.org>
To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
Sent: Tuesday, November 16, 2004 8:37 PM
Subject: Re: [CHAT] now Xmas


> Thinking outside the pine box is always interesting, I think. We try to
> have a tree, but one that decorates itself. Kumquats are excellent
> because they are loaded with little orange fruit in winter. In fact.
> any citrus is probably self-decorated in December.
>
> On Tuesday, November 16, 2004, at 08:19 PM, Theresa wrote:
>
> > Yep- I'll have a tree- but a little one this year.  One year I put up
> > the tree and added lights and then didn't put anything else on it.
> > The day before Christmas I added red bows.  That was all.  I was so
> > nice and easy to put away.  I'm thinking about a little 3 ft tree-
> > maybe I'll get a live one and then plant it... somewhere....Hmmm where
> > though???  I told my husband that the armoire was my Christmas
> > present, and I'm half done shopping for everyone else.  The only thing
> > I really want to do for Christmas is bake a bunch of cookies.  I
> > haven't had time to in years, and I love doing this and then giving
> > them away.
> >
> > Theresa
> >
> >
> >
> > Kitty wrote:
> >
> >>> I am going to simplify Christmas this year too.
> >>> Bare minimum.
> >>>
> >> Same here. No tree - gave it to my niece.  No outside lights, trying
> >> to keep
> >> the bill down.  Presents will be inexpensive but thoughtful.
> >> Kitty
> >>
> >> ----- Original Message ----- From: "Jesse Bell" <silverhawk@flash.net>
> >> To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
> >> Sent: Tuesday, November 16, 2004 5:25 PM
> >> Subject: Re: [CHAT] 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.
> >>>
> >>>
> >>> Jesse
> >>>
> >>> 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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