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


Donna,
I'm not 'abandoning' Christmas.  But I've realized that spending 4 days
putting everything up and taking it down for just me is ridiculous.  I still
decorate, but more modestly.  I'm skipping most of the outside lighting
because of electric costs this year but will still frame the porch with
green garland and red bows.

There is a new Tim Allen/Jamie Lee Curtis movies this year - I think it is
called Christmas with the Kranks.  It appears to be taken from John
Grisham's "Skipping Christmas".  The book was abolutely hilarious; don't
know why they changed the name.  I doubt the movie will be as good, but
might be fun to see.

Kitty

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Donna" <gossiper@sbcglobal.net>
To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
Sent: Tuesday, November 16, 2004 11:40 PM
Subject: RE: [CHAT] OT - now tubers was-Wonderful web tribute to the Armed
forces


> Now wait a minute folks... I can relate to downsizing... but totally
> abandoning .... nah....
>
> We did that one year here, when there was just too much to do.... it
> just wasn't the same.
>
> Donna
>
>
> >
> > > 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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