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Re: Gosh I miss you guys


Or, for even more non-weediness, put cardboard down with the desired plants
coming through.  I did this for my fall veggie garden...weed free all
summer and now the cardboard is weak enough that I can just poke a spade
down through it when I want to put in a seedling.


> [Original Message]
> From: Judy Browning <judylee@lewiston.com>
> To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
> Date: 9/1/2006 2:41:51 PM
> Subject: Re: [CHAT] Gosh I miss you guys
>
> I agree with Bonnie. Don't try to do it all, though. Concentrate on a
area 
> you see every day, clean it up & mulch it. then, move on to another. If
you 
> don't get it all done, you will at least have one area that gives you
some 
> pleasure. I have been in a mess most of the past 3 years here, and this
has 
> worked well for me. I just kept up with the areas by entry ways, and a 
> little here & there in the others. This year, Ed spent most of the spring
& 
> summer doing deep cleaning on the other beds and it finally all looks
good. 
> ( Except the one I didn't get mulched!)
> Congratulations on your graduation. A wonderful accomplishment.
> It's nice to have some time with the kids. I drove my son to school his 
> freshman year. Found out a lot about his thinking and his dreams.
> Judy B
> ----- Original Message ----- 
> From: "Bonnie & Bill Morgan" <wmorgan972@ameritech.net>
> To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
> Sent: Friday, September 01, 2006 5:42 AM
> Subject: RE: [CHAT] Gosh I miss you guys
>
>
> > Melody, we miss you too, but I understand your needs and priorities. 
You
> > cannot do it ALL.
> >
> > Congratulations on your upcoming graduation!  What an accomplishment
with
> > all you already have on your plate!!!  And yes, we all need one-on=one 
> > time
> > with our kids.  My youngest is 30 and I still want some time alone with 
> > each
> > girl every now and then and so does DH.  Of course, at their ages, it's 
> > much
> > harder to get that time with Rayna working full time and going to school
> > full time and Tzeitel working full time and taking care of 4 children
and 
> > a
> > spouse.
> >
> > As for your garden question, last year with trying to get mother
situated 
> > in
> > the nursing home, I wanted to get the butterfly garden (which was
already 
> > a
> > weedy mess) cleaned out.  It didn't happen because of many
circumstances.
> > This spring the whole bed was totally out of control.  There is no way
to
> > really rescue it now other than dig it out, salvage what I can and start
> > over, I'm afraid.  If you can get the weeds out this fall, lay brown
paper
> > grocery bags over the soil (leaving holes where plants are growing of
> > course) and cover it with a layer of mulch, you won't have that much
work
> > next spring.  It worked with another garden area that I was able to get
to
> > last fall.  It has been relatively easy to manage this year while the
> > butterfly garden is just depressing.  Even the butterflies seem to like 
> > the
> > North side driveway border garden better.
> >
> > Blessings,
> > Bonnie (SW OH - zone 5)
> >
> >
> >
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: owner-gardenchat@hort.net [mailto:owner-gardenchat@hort.net] On 
> > Behalf
> > Of Melody
> > Sent: Friday, September 01, 2006 7:03 AM
> > To: gardenchat@hort.net
> > Subject: [CHAT] Gosh I miss you guys
> >
> > Dang but I wish I had more time...to spend here with you guys. I really 
> > miss
> > all of you and your advice, your support, your friendships. Can't
believe
> > how fast my time is going by. Next week I graduate from my first
> > 2 years in the lay ministry program and the following week I start the 
> > next
> > portion of training...the Parish Life Administrator certification.
> > My kids started back to school two weeks ago. Meghan is now in high 
> > school,
> > 9th grade. Mark is in junior high, 7th grade. And Morgan is now in 5th
> > grade...since Mark and Meg ride the school bus now to and from school,
> > Morgan gets to have Dad to herself for an hour in the mornings and Mom
to
> > herself for an hour in the afternoons...something she hasn't had since
> > before she started kindergarten! She is over the moon! So am I to tell
the
> > truth...I like having some time with at least one of my kids alone...
> >
> >
> > okay, so I do really have a question for you all...my gardens are such a
> > mess...weeds everywhere and totally overgrown...do I just give up and
let 
> > it
> > finish out it's year without trying to straighten it around or do I try 
> > and
> > eek out some time to do some serious serious work...we're talking
several
> > days of it...what are the risks vs. benefits of doing one over the
other?
> > Help!!! It's gotten to the point that even just walking through the 
> > gardens
> > brings me little enjoyment because I just haven't been able to take
care 
> > of
> > them this year like I should have...it's pathetic...
> >
> >
> > Melody
> > Hills, IA  zone 5
> >
> > Work for the Lord:  the pay isn't much but the retirement is out of this
> > world!
> >
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