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Re: Re: Spent Sunday in the garden

Sorry to hear about your pet. They become family and it hurts just as
bad. Yipes, she was really young to have gone thru so much. Sounds like
you did the right thing, although it doesn't make it any easier.

I didn't get a chance to be out in the garden as I am still in cold
windy conditions here and too busy of a schedule. I headed out three
times yesterday, but never made it out to the garden....:(


> Thanks Pam...she was a real sweetheart and we all miss her very much,
> but it's so much better to be able to think about her having a fairly
> good quality of life than one riddled with pain from her hips and
> semi-isolation because of her complete incontinence with this kidney
> disease...what a sad thing for a 15 month old dog...
> Melody, IA (Z 5/4)
> "The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious."    
> --Albert Einstein
>  --- On Mon 04/05,  < gardenqueen@academicplanet.com > wrote:
> From:  [mailto: gardenqueen@academicplanet.com]
> To: gardenchat@hort.net
> Date: Mon, 5 Apr 2004 06:10:34 -0500
> Subject: Re: [CHAT] Spent Sunday in the garden
> Oh honey - condolences on your baby. That's a tough thing to do, even
> if<br>it is the right thing. And gardening is the greatest therapy -
> you're so<br>right about that!!<br><br> <br>Pam Evans<br>Kemp,
> TX<br>zone 8A<br>----- Original Message -----<br>From: Melody<br>Sent:
> 4/5/2004 12:09:30 AM<br>To: gardenchat@hort.net<br>Subject: [CHAT] Spent
> Sunday in the garden<br><br>> Sunday was a great day here to be
> gardening...temps in upper 50's, loads<br>> of sunshine, very little
> wind...so I spent the whole day from right<br>> after Mass this a.m.
> until supper time putzing in the garden...it was<br>> glorious! Some of
> the daffodils are now blooming, including some tiny<br>> miniatures.
> Finished spring clean-up chores in two more beds<br>> today...everything
> in them is looking great. Chopped the butterfly bush<br>> down to about
> four inches today...it is already leafing out nicely at<br>> it's base,
> so hooray! it made it! Looks like all the rose bushes came<br>> through
> the winter alive, so that's another plus. I think I may have<br>> lost
> one of my clumps of perennial grasses, but I thought that last year<br>>
> too and it surprised me, so we'll see. But most satisfying of all,
> we<br>> managed to make huge inroads into dealing with the
> spearmint/peppermint<br>> problem...my husband has about half the
> landscaping cloth torn out and I<br>> have now begun the arduous task of
> deep spading every square inch and<br>> removing the running roots of
> these plants, at the same time searching<br>> for any plants I want to
> save...found seven gaura that I dug and<br>> transplanted (so yes, they
> are hardy here!) and two huechera that had<br>> been swamped by the
> mint, so I moved them to a portion of the bed I had<br>> already spaded
> and sifted free of mint/roots. Had to move one other<br>> huechera and
> two Lady's Mantle, so those went there as well. Got about<br>> 18 of the
> roses pruned and fed today. We've started on our revamp of our<br>>
> little pond by getting it cleaned out and emptied of all the gunky
> water<br>> that had collecte
> d in it since the snow melted. Rearranged the existing<br>> garden art
> collection and added some new pieces...a couple of funky<br>> wooden
> pink flamingoes and some stained glass tiles set into black iron<br>>
> frames on posts, along with some black iron finials on posts. I think
> I<br>> was working off a lot of grief in the garden...we had to put our
> puppy<br>> Sidda down on Saturday...she had developed a serious kidney
> disease that<br>> would have been too expensive to treat in light of the
> fact that<br>> <br>> she still needed another $600 surgery on her other
> hip, with a likely<br>> outcome that the kidney disease would still only
> continue to get worse<br>> even with treatment...I just couldn't do that
> do her and with her hip<br>> daily getting worse and her level of pain
> increasing, it was time. But I<br>> miss her...and the garden always
> helps. And I got a sunburn, darn it!<br>> <br>> Melody, IA (Z 5/4)<br>>
> <br>> "The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious."
> <br>> --Albert Einstein<br>> <br>>
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