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Re: I thought

  • Subject: Re: I thought
  • From: james singer <inlandjim1@q.com>
  • Date: Sun, 11 Oct 2009 09:55:06 -0700

Glad it's doing well for you.

On Oct 11, 2009, at 9:10 AM, Jesse Bell wrote:

Bringing my plants indoors today.  It is COLD.  36 degrees this
morning.  GROSS.  My jade tree has produced so MANY offspring, and I
have 4-5 large pots of them, and two pots of young startings.  Gotta
find homes for them all.  My hib from David and another hib that I
bought are being brought in.  My starfish cactus that Jim gave me
(that bloomed four times this summer) is being brought in.  My pencil
cactus and chicks and hens are coming in too.  I know you can leave
the chicks and hens out there, but I put them in a shallow terra cotta
pot and I'm not sure they could take the winter here.  I think we are
going to have a bad one.
Pam, that Texas Star Hibiscus that you gave me looks like it has seed
pods on them?  Is that right?  This is the first year they have
bloomed, and they are beautiful.  I'm gathering my datura seeds and
marigold seeds, as well as my moon flower.  Gonna TRY to get out there
and gather some zinnia seeds if time permits.

On Sun, Oct 11, 2009 at 10:30 AM, BONNIE_HOLMES
<bonnie_holmes@comcast.net> wrote:
Oh, I hadn't thought about our legacy plants...we have two from my
husband's mother, another started the first year we were married, a tree grown from a plant my father & mom had in their GA home. We just redid
our wills and never thought about the plants.

----- Original Message -----
From: Aplfgcnys@aol.com
To: gardenchat@hort.net
Sent: Saturday, October 10, 2009 9:56:15 PM GMT -05:00 US/Canada Eastern
Subject: Re: [CHAT] I thought

Frost possible here tonight, but I think we'll miss it tonight.
Trees are turning - dogwoods have been turning for a month,
but others are bright now. I've found new homes for most of
my large potted plants - we just can't handle them any longer.
I had a camellia that I grew from seed my father sent me before
he died in 1980. He had a large collection of camellias in Alabama.
He said this might be something special - I never got to discuss it
with him, but it seems to have a drooping habit - branches curve
down and the plant is compact. Anyway, I gave it to a friend who
has a conservatory. I gave my large jade plant that was given to
me by a late District Director in 1988 when she moved to Calif. to
the mansion house at Lasdon Park & Arboretum. They have taken
a couple of my large plants before. Since that is the office of the
FGCNYS District, it seemed appropriate to give it to them. I have
offered a large Sprengerei (sp.?) that I grew from seed a number of
years ago to a neighbor. She hasn't picked it up yet, but that's more
nearly hardy to a light frost than other things. I hate to see my
container plantings go, but that's what happens this time of year.
At least I found good homes for some of them.

In a message dated 10/10/2009 8:00:41 PM Eastern Daylight Time,
gossiper@sbcglobal.net writes:

Had our first frost last night and another expected tonight. Sigh, winter
coming! The trees just started to turn in the last 48 hours. Crazy

Planned on putting away all the summer things but due to the rain all week,
is just too wet. Maybe tomorrow. So instead I slept all day, no
DH has a bad cold so I am hoping I am not coming down with it.


--- On Sat, 10/10/09, james singer <inlandjim1@q.com> wrote:

my email was broken, it's been so quiet. But it's not I guess. Supposed to
down to 28 tonight. Brrr. Had to put the lemon and lime in their little greenhouse and crank up the humidifier--we use the humidifier to heat the
greenhouse. It seems to work... at least it did last year through
temps and light snow storms. Trees, maples anyway, are starting turn;
dogwood's been red for a month or so--first breezy day and it'll likely be a hatrack. Interesting thing about the maples: one across the circle died not too long after it leafed out in spring; now the neighbors have one that
like tapiola.

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