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Re: now-- plant shopping today

  • To: gardenchat@hort.net
  • Subject: Re: [CHAT] now-- plant shopping today
  • From: "Chapel Ridge Wal Mart National Hearing Center" 4042N15@nationalhearing.com
  • Date: Mon, 25 Apr 2005 11:31:39 -0600
  • References: <17286679.1114444117459.JavaMail.root@sniper5>

Chris -
After snow yesterday, we are back to sunny and 60 today.

I've never heard of roasting eggs; didn't know you could do that.  It's been
awhile since I hardboiled eggs, but as I recall, you bring them to a boil
and then remove from heat.  After several minutes you remove them from the
hot water, run cold water over them, and peel - if desired.  You don't
actually boil them for any period of time.

Sounds like you had a nice festive Passover.


----- Original Message ----- 
From: <Chris@widom-assoc.com>
To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
Sent: Monday, April 25, 2005 9:55 AM
Subject: RE: [CHAT] now-- plant shopping today

> Kitty,
> Your nursery trip made me wish for a good planting day.  It's cloudy,
> windy and all round dreary today on Long Island. I must however get out in
> the garden, so I just have to bundle up.  It's the wind that annoys me the
> most, but living by the water, it's just something I have to put up with!
> I'm off from school this week, so I'm taking care of a bunch of daylily
> projects.  Actually, I working on them.  They won't be completed until
> next summer's convention is over!
> Yesterday, I made the Passover Seder in my house.  My son referred to it
> "the circus".  I managed to roast the hard boiled eggs, instead of boiling
> them (I never remember how long to let them boil.  I guess I left them
> unattended a little too long).  Chicken grease spilled in the oven and was
> smoking and  I slightly burnt my mother-in-laws "noodle" pudding when
> warming it up. There were three guests in their mid 80's at the table.
> Everyone had a cane or walker.  We have to shout for my dad because he
> doesn't hear (and he shouts back).  His guest doesn't see very well.  My
> didn't have any complaints about ailments last night, so it was quiet on
> side of the table!  She's really a great mother-in-law, as they go.  My
> called from CA in the middle of things and got into a heated discussion
> my DH!  My other BIL took pictures of all of us on his phone to send to
> Oh., it was just a typical family meal!  I did love to hear my DH read the
> Hebrew passages.  There's something stirring about it, sort of like
> the Christmas story out loud from the Bible.  Oh, we managed to sing some
> Hebrew songs to make things more festive!
> Happy gardening and wishing a good Passover to all who celebrate!
> Chris
> -----Original Message-----
> From: owner-gardenchat@hort.net [mailto:owner-gardenchat@hort.net] On
> Of Chapel Ridge Wal Mart National Hearing Center
> Sent: Monday, April 25, 2005 12:12 PM
> To: gardenchat@hort.net
> Subject: Re: [CHAT] now-- plant shopping today- was speaking of brugmansia
> While it was snowing yesterday I stopped in one of  my favorite nurseries.
> I had a small gift certificate to cash in.  It was so cold and I was the
> only customer.  I picked up a Hakoneckloa - Japanese Forest Grass -
> I've never had one and it seemed about time.  I got a Tradescantia
> Grape' because my T. 'Sweet Kate' seems to be coming back so well.  and I
> picked up a Liatris, can't recall which one.  I have always killed any
> Liatris I've ever had, but everyone else seems to do so well with them
> I thought I'd just give it one more shot.
> Kitty
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Donna" <gossiper@sbcglobal.net>
> To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
> Sent: Saturday, April 23, 2005 4:26 PM
> Subject: RE: [CHAT] now-- plant shopping today- was speaking of brugmansia
> > Thanks Jim... sounds like a smaller version would have worked!
> >
> > Since it is cold here, decided to drive out to the large greenhouse a
> > miles south of here. It is the largest one in my area for unusual
> > and some common perennials. (also the cheapest).
> >
> > Found a variegated leaf brugmansia there which is about 3 ft (including
> pot)
> > high for only a couple dollars more than that little one was. It is
> in
> > my car in the attached garage for tonight!
> >
> > I am not sure just what is going on this year with plants, but I started
> > collecting small annuals to make up hanging/standing pots. I suddenly
> > all these pre-made assortments there. Many had the same plants that were
> on
> > my cart. Checked the price and decided it to buy them instead.
> it
> > cost me the same for the arrangements (which the flowers are already
> > established and larger)as it would have for the individual plants....
> > the containers are a freebie. I can't see how this is profitable for
> > with the labor, dirt and container included. BTW, the ones I bought are
> not
> > in those plastic things... they are either in white wrought iron, wood,
> > baskets, and other cutesy stuff. Amazing.... anyways, the car is full
> I
> > am feeling good about the purchase. I am sure that these will not last
> long
> > there so took what I could use and only bought some of the other plants
> for
> > my specialty pots around here.
> >
> > Donna
> >
> > > +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
> > > I used to grow a hybrid (not Charles G.) in the tomato garden. Took
> > > canes maybe 6" long, totally bereft of roots, stuck in the tilled bed
> > > perhaps 1 May, and by late August had flowers (many). Most brugmansias
> > > are high elevation, cool-growing types, and so bloom best from
> mid-August
> > > to frost. In this one-man's experience, they grow 6" a day and formed
> > > _very_ large plants.
> > > -jrf
> > > --
> > > Jim Fisher
> > > Vienna, Virginia USA
> > > 38.9 N 77.2 W
> > > USDA Zone 7
> > > Max. 105 F [40 C], Min. 5 F [-15 C]
> >
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