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Re: Re: Re: runner plants

Well I know the names of nearly everything I've planted, my problem is
identifying all the wild stuff the birds plant. Took me forever to find
scarlet pimpernel in my wildflower book. And I have some kind of Queen
Anne's lace relative growing all up and down the tree line. I leave some
for the butterflies but it just gets everywhere

- some kind of wild carrot I suspect from the foliage.  Glad your sale went well Kitty - sounds like you had some fabulous stuff!!


---------- Original Message ----------------------------------
From: Kitty <kmrsy@earthlink.net>
Reply-To: gardenchat@hort.net
Date:  Mon, 28 Apr 2003 11:36:09 -0500 (EST)

>Amazing! Most people I know, MGs included, are surprised that most of my
>plants are marked. This is a very recent measure I've taken as memory
>and words have begun to fail me. I find it reassuring. The labels are
>more visible in the spring, but once things leaf out, many are hidden
>under the plants. If I had property as large as you, I'm sure I'd lose
>track of some things if I didn't label them!
>I have no pre-set notions of what a garden *should* be, mine included. I
>have an area along the north side that's a hodge podge of wait and see.
>I admire traditional gardens just as much as the carefree, country type;
>I'd love to have the space for both. And I really admire folks who have
>the names of every plant in their head and know where every plant is in
>their garden, without needing plant markers. I do most of the time, but
>occasionally, they do elude me.
>There's always a person or two who want to see my rear garden during my
>plant sale or around the time of the sale. It's an embarassment because
>it sort of looks like it's been bombed, from plants being dug for the
>sale. And my new arrivals are all still in pots waiting for me to get
>around to them, which I will after a few days' recuperation from putting
>on the sale. I prefer to keep them potted until all my mailorder has
>arrived. Shipments from Maine never arrive until May, while some items
>come in early April and throughout the month.
>-------Original Message-------
>From: Donna <justme@prairieinet.net>
>Sent: 04/28/03 12:22 PM
>To: gardenchat@hort.net
>Subject: Re: Re: [CHAT] runner plants
>> I should never reply to e-mail when I am half asleep in the am... :(
>I would like to say that most mg's are wonderful folks! Kind, helpful,
>and some are my best friends! This perticular group had a different idea
>of what a garden should be. I'm a country folk, not inner city. We kinda
>let things flow here, where they wanted everything to be just so. There
>is nothing wrong with that type of gardening... and if I had more time,
>mine would be more organized.... but when you invite yourself over
>without notice... you see whats there..period! (I can not get my yard
>immaculate in an hour) They were upset that some plants were not marked.
>If I am unsure of a name, it does not get marked! They also had a fit
>over my "hum, what is it patch'.. things that naturally came with dirt
>and I am figuring out if I want them or not....got some wonderful native
>rare plants by doing that.
>I garden with latex gloves on.... so I did not notice this smell... will
>have to check it out tho. I got used to wearing them since I get cuts on
>my hands all the time, and digging in ponds with micro-organisms I have
>developed some lousy infections... so....
>If you have weeds, you don't have enough plants.
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Pam Evans
Kemp TX/zone 8A


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