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Re: Loss

It's a loss Jim, but also an opportunity to enjoy something new in that
spot.  I gather she lived a fine life up until recently.  Still, I suppose
it was a sad thing to see the old girl succumb.


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "james singer" <islandjim1@verizon.net>
To: "Garden Chat" <gardenchat@hort.net>
Sent: Thursday, November 17, 2005 12:14 PM
Subject: [CHAT] Loss

> Asian scale finally did in the old queen sago. I yanked all the fronds
> off earlier today so the yard-trash patrol could haul them away. The
> scale, which blows easily, was so thick in the air that it looked like
> a mini snow storm. Now we have a gaping hole in the barrier between the
> front patio and the street.
> Site will have to be cleaned up before we decide what to plug the hole
> with. Fortunately, Cycas genus [essentially king and queen sagos in my
> neighborhood] are the only plants that seem to fall victim to the
> scale, so the infestation will eventually die out without further
> consequence I suspect and won't be a problem for whatever the
> replacement is.
> Island Jim
> Southwest Florida
> 27.0 N, 82.4 W
> Hardiness Zone 10
> Heat Zone 10
> Minimum 30 F [-1 C]
> Maximum 100 F [38 C]
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