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Re: RE: New botanic garden

Well Bonnie - that front we had go through here should be heading in
your direction! We actually got 3" - 1st real rain here in many weeks.
And quite welcome. Have some puddles out back and it flattened a few
things, but that's temporary. I hope you get it w/out the complications
of hail and such. We sure got lucky w/ this one!

Congrats on volunteering too - good for you!

Pam Evans
Kemp, TX
zone 8A
----- Original Message -----
From: Bonnie Holmes
Sent: 4/23/2004 11:12:02 PM
To: gardenchat@hort.net
Subject: RE: [CHAT] New botanic garden

> Knoxville is developing a Botanical Garden...the original site was part of
> a land grant...Howell's established a nursery in 1786 (date is correct)
> which has been in operation to date...the oldest in the state.  The
> Knoxville Botanical Garden is about to purchase the land together with an
> adjoining Howell property which had also been a nursery...all total around
> 44 acres.  There are numerous old stacked stone walls, old green houses
> with stack stone foundations all located on a small, sloping ridge.  It has
> wonderful potential.  The non-profit organization hopes to have a director
> selected by July.
> Part of the property has been uncared for during the past three years and
> is rather overgrown...this happens quickly in this area.  I spent one
> afternoon this week weeding in concrete-hard soil...we also desperately
> need rain.  
> Also, volunteered for the University of Tennessee Trial Gardens...I am
> currently assigned to the herb garden section.   Spent another afternoon
> weeding in cement...this was after the bed had been watered in the a.m. 
> Sent that rain in this direction!!!!
> Bonnie Zone 6+ ETN
> > [Original Message]
> > From: james singer <jsinger@igc.org>
> > To: Chat <gardenchat@hort.net>
> > Date: 04/23/2004 2:26:37 PM
> > Subject: [CHAT] New botanic garden
> >
> > The City of Naples, about 100 miles south of the plantation, is 
> > developing a botanical garden.
> >
> > They have 160 acres dedicated to the project, which will be divided 
> > into subtropical and tropical habitats--cypress hammock, slash pine 
> > hammock, rain forest, and so on.
> >
> > So far, they have less than 1 percent of the area developed--1.5 acres. 
> > Tomorrow, the short Turk and I are driving down for the grand tour.
> >
> > Film at eleven.
> >
> > Island Jim
> > Southwest Florida
> > Zone 10
> >
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