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Re: Today in the garden

Good to hear from you Chris.  Been wondering about Marge myself.  Heard from
Eva off list last week, her grandmother died the week before, so she's been
a little preoccupied.
Didn't Marge say she was moving?

On 9/30/06, Chris <chrispn@optonline.net> wrote:
> Good morning all!
> I have to admit that I have barely set foot in my garden in the last month
> other than to clip a dahlia bloom or water a drooping container on my
> deck!
> The school year has begun and daylily publication deadlines have kept me
> busy. My chorale rehearsals have occupied more of my time, as well as
> other
> meetings. It was so nice in the summer to have a little breathing room.
> I
> had forgotten that this was a three day weekend for me.  What a nice
> surprise! The sun is shinning and I plan to bring in some of the annuals
> today before frost hits.  There are quite a few coleus varieties in the
> ground that Id like to pot up or take cuttings from. Other fancy annuals
> will have to be evaluated as to whether I want to bring them in, take
> cuttings or let nature take its course. I had purchased a few choice
> tropicals for under $2 at one of my favorite nurseries. One plant is a red
> mandevilla that is usually hard to find and expensive.  I would really
> like
> to keep it growing indoors this winter. One of the problems I have when
> growing things indoors is pests, usually whiteflies and scale. I hate to
> use
> a systemic on the plants, but I am considering using one this year. I
> usually use yellow sticky cards, soap and water and Safer products with
> limited success.
> Can anyone share their experience with me on this dilemma? I would
> appreciate your help!
> Im sorry that I havent kept up everyones postings, but Im still
> reading
> posts when I get a chance. I didnt see any from Chris L.recently. Marge
> and
> Eva are you still out there? Maybe some of my fellow lurkers could chime
> in
> to let us know that they are still with us.
> Chris Petersen
> Northport, Long Island, New York
> Zone 7a (Average min temp 50 - 00)
> chris@widom-assoc.com
> My garden: http://photos.yahoo.com/chrispnpt
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