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Re: Celebrate!/ now spring in Sacramento

So Cyndi- how did you kill the zauschneria?  I feel like I'm going to be 
battling this forever!

Johnson Cyndi D Civ 95 CG/SCSRT wrote:

>Hear hear! I feel like it's been cloudy for MONTHS. Of course we in the high
>desert haven't had the same kind of rain but it is still wet here, it rained
>again Saturday morning and it is supposed to be cloudy and rainy for the
>next 3 days. I don't know how you easterners can handle it. Blech!
>At least we got a couple hours of sun over the weekend and it wasn't too
>windy. I planted a couple of the natives - one saltbush and one mesquite -
>but didn't put in the rest. I ran out of chicken wire to protect them from
>the critters and we didn't make it to the hardware store until late Sunday
>afternoon. I weeded some more in the dry garden and deadheaded the
>daffodils, that took a bit of time. And I planted some of the bulbine that
>Kitty gave me in the dry garden, we'll see how that does over the summer. I
>saw it growing at Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden last year so we'll see
>what happens.  
>I was gazing at a blank area in the cottage garden and debating about what I
>would buy to fill the spot, but then I was also looking at overgrown daylily
>clumps and frugality kicked in. So I dug up and separated a couple of those.
>Now that I think about it I'm not sure I've seen those bloom in some time,
>don't remember what colors are out there. Husband dispatched a couple more
>I went to the Getty museum in Malibu on Friday - it was cloudy of course -
>and I didn't recognize anything except the gardens! They sure did a major
>renovation of the property. I saw an interesting plant in their herb garden
>that someone told me was lamb's ear, but it didn't look anything like the
>kind I'm familiar with. I'll have to do some research. 
>I went hiking Sunday morning and my friend, who's getting in shape for a
>long hike later this summer, about killed me off. When I got home I just
>took my newspaper and sat in the greenhouse for a couple hours. Oh my achin'
>I am so jealous of Theresa's zauschneria, I have killed a couple of those. I
>had great hopes for the one growing in the dry garden, it did very nicely
>over the summer, but it doesn't seem to have survived the winter. Maybe I'll
>try it again. 
>-----Original Message-----
>From: owner-gardenchat@hort.net [mailto:owner-gardenchat@hort.net] On Behalf
>Of Theresa
>Sent: Friday, March 31, 2006 12:16 PM
>To: gardenchat@hort.net
>Subject: Re: [CHAT] Celebrate!/ now spring in Sacramento
>No kidding-  Sacramento has borken it's record for number of days of 
>rain for March-  we are at 20 and counting and it's supposed to rain 
>today sometime too.  The average is 10 days.  Anyway, today is a 
>holiday!!! So I'm home and I spent all morning in the garden since it 
>isn't raining yet.  I did get my lawn mowed before it reached my knees, 
>weeded everything, cleaned up more plant clippings and tree stuff (from 
>testing out my new little electric chainsaw 2 weeks ago), that wouldn't 
>fit in the garden waste barrel before today (they emptied them this 
>morning and I've already filled one back up again).  I also transplanted 
>a couple of little things: 
>A white violet moved further in on my corner path, so it wouldn't get 
>baked by the sun....presuming we are going to get sun again!. 
>A cuphea moved to a better spot where it has more room,
>A albutilon from being smother by a euphorbia, to a more open, yet 
>shaded area under the Chinese Pistachio tree
>I also yanked a ton of California fuschia  (/Zauschneria californica)/ 
>out.  This stupid plant is native here, but obviously needs to be grown 
>in a spot where it can take over an entire hillside.  I do like the 
>red-orange flowers and the hummers and bees like them too, BUT  I hate 
>it when a plant is bent on world domination.  This thing was find until 
>last fall- it had been in the ground for 5 years- then it decides to 
>spread EVERYWHERE by these underground runners.  I hand painted a bunch 
>of it with round-up a couple weeks ago.  Didn't kill it but did die back 
>some.  I'm sure I'll be yanking this stuff out forever.  I'm still 
>trying to decide if I want to totally remove it.  I have considered 
>putting it in a pot and then replanting it in the garden pot and all to 
>try to control it.  We'll see.
>Thats about all- we do have LOTS of stuff blooming:  azaleas, freesias, 
>tulips, narcissus, grape hyacinths, pink jasmine, english daisies, 
>thrift, some little ground cover with vivid blue flower- can't recall 
>the name, camellia, carnations, cyclamen, roses, iris, even two of the 
>Spring is here!
>P.S.  I have a weeding problem I need some advise about-  I have stupid 
>clover growing around my agave plant and it is spreading.  I keep trying 
>to yank it out, but it comes back more and more.  Of course I can't get 
>it all out by hand, otherwise I'd stab myself from the agave thorns.  
>Any suggestions??
>David Franzman wrote:
>>Yea, that will keep you in the area.  So, how do you like living in a 
>>rain forest?
>>----- Original Message ----- From: "Theresa" <tchessie1@sbcglobal.net>
>>To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
>>Sent: Thursday, March 30, 2006 8:05 PM
>>Subject: Re: [CHAT] Celebrate!
>>>Yeah!!! My husband had an interview today in Stockton (which is 
>>>local) that went very well- so hope the job-finding planets are 
>>>aligned here also!  Congrats to you!
>>>Kitty wrote:
>>>>I lost my job a couple of weeks ago.  The new franchise owners 
>>>>thought we weren't making enough money and it had to be someone's 
>>>>fault.  Since it couldn't be the boss' niece, the one who performs 
>>>>the tests and works for straight commission, it must be me, the one 
>>>>who was getting paid.
>>>>I sent out resumes and hit the standard online job postings.  I 
>>>>happened upon a short posting for a researcher at the recorder's 
>>>>office.  A friend told me that short postings (job only listed for 5 
>>>>days) meant they probably already had someone in house who wanted 
>>>>the job.  But I applied and got an interview.  I just scraped by on 
>>>>the typing test, but did well on the other tests, finishing all in 
>>>>about 40 minutes.  The testing was scheduled to take 2 hours. When I 
>>>>arrived for the interview they said no one had ever finished the 
>>>>tests that quickly.  We had a pleasant exchange, but nothing in 
>>>>detail, so I assumed my friend was right, the job was locked.
>>>>I got the call this morning and I start Monday!  Can you believe it? 
>>>>More money, great hours, pleasant people, engaging work, retirement 
>>>>plan, and insurance.  And they wanted ME.  I wasn't too old or too 
>>>>fat or not good enough in some way.   Maybe it's an omen.  Good 
>>>>things come in 3s you know. Mick will be fine.  and I don't care 
>>>>what the third thing is.
>>>>neIN, Zone 5
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