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Re: Fall
gardenchat@hort.net

that's what I do here, lots of xeriscape stuff.  have to.

On 9/16/10, BONNIE_HOLMES <bonnie_holmes@comcast.net> wrote:
>
> Then, I think I would go for semiarid plants and water the containers.
> Riverside, CA has a nice demo using arid plants.
> http://www.riversideca.gov/utilities/water-kmgwgarden.asp
> http://www.wmwd.com/landscape.htm
> http://www.usewaterwisely.com/totm0206.cfm
> B
> ETN Zone 7
> Remember the River Raisin, the Alamo, the Maine, Pearl Harbor, 911.
>
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Cyndi D Civ USAF AFMC 95 CS/SCOSI Johnson" <
> cyndi.johnson@edwards.af.mil>
> To: gardenchat@hort.net
> Sent: Thursday, September 16, 2010 7:21:27 PM
> Subject: RE: [CHAT] Fall
>
> Yeah I read those too. I looked into a couple of those collection ideas,
> there's the tank buried underground option, the barrel aboveground
> option, and there are water bladders you can store in an out-of-the-way
> area.
> The amount it would cost vs. the room it takes up vs. the small amount
> of water you can collect and store makes it kind of impractical. I think
> I figured I could only water my patio plants for the summer on what I'd
> be able to afford to install. Grey water would be more do-able; at the
> time I looked into it, it was illegal in my county but it's quite
> possible things have relaxed lately.
> We looked at solar power last year too, the payback was something like
> 25 years not counting any maintenance.
> If I were building a house though, those systems would be cool to have
> installed up front.
>
> Cyndi
>
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: owner-gardenchat@hort.net [mailto:owner-gardenchat@hort.net] On
> Behalf Of BONNIE_HOLMES
> Sent: Thursday, September 16, 2010 4:05 PM
> To: gardenchat@hort.net
> Subject: Re: [CHAT] Fall
>
> Read an interesting feature on maintaining plants in a semi-arid area.
> Set up a cistern, using scarce water that flows from your gutters. You
> may have to connect gutters. Make drains from the cistern to gardens
> with turn off/on valve.
>
> Set up drains from your showers and rinse water to gardens.
> Direct water from your drive to gardens.
>
>
> B
> ETN Zone 7
> Remember the River Raisin, the Alamo, the Maine, Pearl Harbor, 911.
>
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: Aplfgcnys@aol.com
> To: gardenchat@hort.net
> Sent: Thursday, September 16, 2010 6:37:57 PM
> Subject: Re: [CHAT] Fall
>
> Since we are on a well, I can only haul water in buckets - don't
> dare use a hose for fear of burning out the well pump. Since my
> back isn't what it once was, I can only haul so many buckets, so
> I mainly water the container-garden in my breezeway and on the
> front stoop. Everything else just parches.
> You might think that here in Westchester County, just 40 miles
> north of NY City, we would have city water, but no, not up our
> private road. We pay water taxes each year, but there is no city
> water for the 12 houses on this road.
> Auralie
>
> In a message dated 9/16/2010 6:25:56 PM Eastern Daylight Time,
> cyndi.johnson@edwards.af.mil writes:
>
> Do most of you water your gardens in summer? Here in CA of course almost
>
> everyone has sprinklers permanently installed. Is that the case back
> East or do you drag out the hose when it gets dry?
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Pam Evans
Kemp TX
zone 8A

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