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Re: Happy equinox!

Judy - congrats on the ribbons lady - fantastic!   Proud for ya!

On 9/22/08, Judy Browning <judylee@lewiston.com> wrote:
> I'm wanting to get some daffodil bulbs in, Foundling and 1 or 2 show
> quality varieties. One local fair is in the spring & I'd like to enter there
> next year. I'm really getting into knit & crochet again. My garden is
> suffering because I'm spending my spare time with my yarn. I need to get out
> & get the weeds one last time before it's too cold. One neighbor has a weed
> patch right by my carport & right now it's blowing thistle, bindweed & other
> weed seeds onto my gravel path. Grrrr. Very discouraging. The thistles come
> right through the ground covercloth under the path.
> Nez Perce Co Fair was last week. I entered 55 in Flower Dept & got 41
> ribbons. Note on Rosa "The Fairy" said it would have been best of class if
> it had foliage. It was a stem that grew without foliage on it at all, just
> flowers & buds, so I was happy. I got a big prize with this rose a few years
> ago, too.
> ----- Original Message ----- From: "james singer" <islandjim1@comcast.net>
> To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
> Sent: Monday, September 22, 2008 9:56 AM
> Subject: Re: [CHAT] Happy equinox!
>  I don't know what we'll do. I'm waiting for a clue from someone about
>>  what we should be doing. It's beginning to rain two-three times a week
>>  now--not big rains, more like persistent showers. So I think we're  heading
>> into the monsoon season. This last week we had end-of-summer  colds here so
>> didn't feel like doing much of anything, except the  saffron crocus bulbs
>> arrived and we got those planted.
>> On Sep 22, 2008, at 8:14 AM, Johnson, Cyndi D Civ USAF AFMC 95 CG/ SCSRT
>> wrote:
>> Happy autumnal equinox everyone.  Time to start thinking about what we're
>>> going to in the garden this winter I guess.
>>> I did some cleanup this weekend out front. I noticed the pyracantha  by
>>> the
>>> office window had gotten too big so I went out with my loppers and little
>>> saw.
>>> I have enjoyed watching the birds eat its berries every winter but  it's
>>> a
>>> plant in the wrong place, and too much work to keep pruning it back every
>>> year.  So I decided to take it down to about 2 ft high, if it comes  back
>>> fine,
>>> if it doesn't oh well.  Those things are pretty thorny I got  punctured a
>>> couple times through my gloves. I got about > of it but the dumpster  was
>>> overflowing, so I'll have to get the rest later.  Tried using my
>>> leaf-flower
>>> as a vacuum and I think it will work, although not incredibly  effective.
>>> I
>>> need a longer extension cord to get the worst areas. And I shoveled 12
>>> wheelbarrows full of, ummm, stuff out of the sheep pens, that was  pretty
>>> tiring.
>>> I could use some positive thoughts for our cat Punkin. She got out  of
>>> the
>>> house somehow on Saturday afternoon (we think), and we didn't notice  her
>>> missing until this morning. She is not much of a lap cat so it  wasn't
>>> unusual
>>> for her not to be underfoot, I feel bad though. It isn't a good sign that
>>> she
>>> isn't wailing at the front door to come in, a little early to give  up
>>> hope but
>>> I am fretting.
>>> Cyndi
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>> Island Jim
>> Willamette Valley
>> 44.99 N 123.04 W
>> Elevation 148'
>> Hardiness Zone 8/9
>> Heat Zone 5
>> Sunset Zone 6
>> Minimum 0 F [-15 C]
>> Maximum 102 F [39 C]
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Pam Evans
Kemp TX
zone 8A

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