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Re: things falling from trees

Not odd dear - sounds quite interesting and creative. There aren't any
around here but they are quite prevalent a little further East. I can't
crack the shells on pecans because of the ganglion (sp?) cyst problems
w/ the wrists, but I do love to send them and give them to people who
can use them!

The Creator's bounty was meant to be shared IMO.


---------- Original Message ----------------------------------
From: Aplfgcnys@aol.com
Reply-To: gardenchat@hort.net
Date:  Thu, 30 Oct 2003 11:51:29 EST

>In a message dated 10/29/2003 9:14:09 PM Eastern Standard Time, 
>gardenqueen@gbronline.com writes:
>> Three pounds? Yikes, and I thought the pecans beat me up. And you can't
>> >>even use the bois d'arc fruit for anything can you? At least I can send
>> >>pecans to people for their holiday baking!!
>> >>
>They are a beautiful chartreuse color.  I fill a large silver bowl with them 
>and add a rich wine-red velvet bow for a Christmas table decoration.  (They 
>don't last long after that - rot and get smelly.)  Also, you can make odd 
>ornaments by slicing them in thin slices and toasting them in a moderate oven until 
>they curl up and turn a lovely golden brown - if you don't have anything 
>better to do with your time after the garden is put to bed.  
>We stop and pick up a bag full of them on our way back from Chincoteague each 
>year at Thanksgiving.  There is a place just outside of Odessa, Delaware 
>where there is a row of them along the road beside a housing development.  Every 
>year I fear they will have been cut down, but so far so good.  I take them back 
>to my garden club which decorates the house at Lasdon Park and Arboretum.  We 
>use some in the Lasdon house decorations, and members take them home for 
>their own trimmings.
>Odd, I guess, but...
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Pam Evans
Kemp TX/zone 8A


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