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Re: Hi I'm A Newbie with a ??


Hi Jesse,

I'm in the north edge of Z-5, and they didn't bloom until October last year.
The Immortalitys you sent don't look like they will bloom this year, but
that makes next year just that much more to look forward to.
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Jesse Bell" <silverhawk@flash.net>
To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
Sent: Wednesday, September 01, 2004 6:54 AM
Subject: Re: [CHAT] Hi I'm A Newbie with a ??


> What zone are you in Rich...I forget.  I'm in zone 6 and mine have been
blooming now for about 4 days.  Beautiful.
>
>
>
> "Richard T. Apking" <richa@midlands.net> wrote:
> Hi Jesse and all,
>
> I do hope you keep your immunity to poison ivy; as I have gotten older I
> seem to be more and more susceptible to all this crap. The first time I
> reacted to PI, I thought i'd die from the itching and the rash. Now I'm
> reacting to the pollen in the air now, itchy eyes, etc. Never had that
> problem until the past 3 years.
>
> My Colchicum is just peeking out, just a couple of them. Seems very early
> doesn't it?
> ----- Original Message ----- 
> From: "Jesse Bell"
> To:
> Sent: Tuesday, August 31, 2004 7:11 AM
> Subject: Re: [CHAT] Hi I'm A Newbie with a ??
>
>
> > Or...just get somebody like me...who isn't allergic to it (I have no
> > freaking idea why...I'm allergic to every stinking thing else in this
> > world) to go and yank it out for you. My family doctor, when I was
> > little said that I had a strong immune system...and one of the lucky few
> > who just don't get it. So...tell me why I'm allergic to all this other
> > stuff. Probably stress.
> >
> >
> >
> > Marge Talt wrote:
> > Welcome to the list, Holli!
> >
> > Well, I pull poison ivy VERY CAREFULLY! Wearing long pants, rubber
> > boots, long sleeves and gloves with my hand and arm covered in a
> > plastic bag (our newspapers come in perfect long, narrow bags for
> > this job)...with a black plastic trash bag in one hand, I pull with
> > the other and stuff it into the trash bag...being very careful that
> > it doesn't whip around and grab me somewhere - PI vines are like
> > hoses...sneaky...they will whip out when least expected. You want to
> > avoid getting it on your clothing as it can spread from there to you.
> > When you're done or the plastic bag starts to wear out, just remove
> > it into the trash bag.
> >
> > I find heavy duty rubber gloves very good for this task as well,
> > since they cover a good portion of arm and if you get them in contact
> > with the PI, you can wash them off easily or trash them as well.
> >
> > If you have a lot of this stuff, you need to get a bottle of Tecnu
> > Outdoor Skin Cleanser (used to be called Poison Oak and Ivy Cleaner).
> > This stuff is the best thing since sliced bread. If you wash with
> > it - following directions - up to several hours after contact, it
> > will remove the urushiol....sooner is better...and you won't come
> > down with an itchy rash. See the manufacturer's web site for more
> > information plus places to buy it online and off.
> >
> > http://www.teclabsinc.com/pro_tecnu.html
> >
> > If you pull while the ground is moist, you will get most of the vine.
> > The vines can travel a good distance. You can also dig it up -
> > again, VERY CAREFULLY. If you just pull, and the vine is mature, you
> > will probably not get all of it, since a good deal will be
> > underground and it will try to come back so you have to watch it and
> > go after any new sprouts when you see them. If you have mature vines
> > growing up trees, just saw out a 2" section and the top part will die
> > - takes a few years for it to fall off the trees, but it will. You
> > then need to dispose of the bits using the same caution as in pulling
> > live material. All parts of PI can cause a rash.
> >
> > Birds love PI berries and I find seedlings all the time, especially
> > under large tree branches. I've been battling it for nearly 30 years
> > here....it's not a plant that you can eradicate once and have done
> > with it...it is an ongoing task.
> >
> > My concern in using the heavy duty herbicides needed to kill PI is
> > that, in my woodland garden, its roots are entwined with those of
> > trees and shrubs I don't want to kill and I am always worried that
> > the herbicide might transfer, plus, I'm just not a fan of most of the
> > 'cides' out there. Too much is unknown about how they affect the
> > rest of the web of life.
> >
> > Marge Talt, zone 7 Maryland
> > mtalt@hort.net
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> > ----------
> > > From: Hollikft@aol.com
> > > HI I'm Holli, a really good friend Donna, had told me about this
> > great
> > > gardening group, so I decided to join up! Havent had the greatest
> > garden this
> > > year, but it was passable. I was disappointed this year, but the
> > bees seem to
> > > enjoy it! LOL
> > > Anyway I have a question.. I am loaded with POISON IVY, in the
> > back yard
> > > and so is the family in the house behind me. She did have someone
> > do removal
> > > tonight and then they were going to spray something in the grown
> > so it wont
> > > come back next year.
> > > Is there a safe way to remove it ... it really is in a bad
> > area..it's by the
> > > pond and continues across the back of the yard and entwined in all
> > my pine
> > > trees. And of course I have a dog.
> > >
> > > Any suggestions?
> > > Thank You
> > > Holli LI,NY
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