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Re: wagons and carts/bulbs

I can hear the birds chirping away outside.  It's still a bit too cold and
wet outside to head out there to do anything.  It rained on and off the last
36 hrs.  It was a glorious week, but the weekend - when *I* have time to
work outside - has been worthless so far.  The sun's come out though, so
hopefully I'll get a chance this afternoon.

As to bulbs....the Colchicum are all pretty  much done now and the
Fall-blooming Crocus have kicked in.  I have 'The Conqueror', which is
fairly large, blue, and cheap.

I did cut back on fall-planted bulbs this year - which is good because my
tennis elbow has returned with a vengence (shoulder to fingertips and now
includes some numbness)  Fortunately I got the ones I did order in the
ground before it occurred. 3 Fritillaria bucharica, 10ea of 2 Single late
tulips, 10 CandyStick species tulips, and some orientpet, A/L, species, and
heirloom lilies. Still more than I wanted, but it's hard to resist.

Still have had no leaves down to rake. Maybe next month.  Hopefully I'll
have my stupid arm back in shape for it.

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Chris" <chris@widom-assoc.com>
To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
Sent: Sunday, October 26, 2003 9:39 AM
Subject: RE: [CHAT] wagons and carts

> Christine Petersen   Northport, Long Island, New York       Zone 7
> I use a large wooden cart for most of my gardening projects.  I usually
> am hauling pots of plants, manure and  tools, so I need a large cart!
> Our property is narrow, but very long (50' x 1500' ).  I can't garden on
> the majority of it, but I do have to cart debris back to a huge brush
> pile and compost area.  I really don't do much composting.  I just dump
> it out back, out of sight.  I use the cart to haul things from the car,
> like groceries and other purchases.  The route from the car to the house
> is about 80' so the cart is, in my opinion, a necessity!
> I use my wheel barrow and another broken down metal cart as backups.  I
> usually have one or the other full of the products of unfinished weeding
> or planting projects!  In my life, there can never be too many carts, or
> baskets for that matter!
> I didn't buy any bulbs this fall, as I have not finished my other
> outdoor chores!  I have made a self-imposed rule that until I finish the
> unfinished projects, I can't buy another thing!  I really have to force
> myself to pass over the bulb sales!  I'm hoping to finish up the loose
> ends and dig some holes for bulbs.  Only then will I go shopping!  I
> wish I could have the same will power when it comes to food!
> I have the same allergies as the rest of you.  I use Puff's with aloe
> too!  We should get them as a sponsor!  I'm also supposedly allergic to
> my two cats, but I'd never part with my babies!
> Oh, I have to tell you about the bird activity yesterday!  I haven't
> turned off my sprinkler system yet, and yesterday there were flocks of
> robins and other birds splashing around under it.  There was even a
> flicker drinking water out of a mini fish pond on my deck!  What alerted
> me to the event was the sound of birds hitting a window one too many
> times!  I found a robin stunned on my deck, but it eventually flew away.
> I'll have to see if the birds are still around today.
> Chris
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