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Re: Last rain of the season, maybe
  • Subject: Re: Last rain of the season, maybe
  • From: BONNIE_HOLMES <bonnie_holmes@comcast.net>
  • Date: Fri, 2 Apr 2010 18:48:05 +0000 (UTC)

I am so envious. The Easter Bunny brought me two units of blood. My red
count was low, 2.45 so I needed some help. Now, I am hoping that my
chemistry will allow me to take my final chemo this thursday. If now, my
gardening might have to be put out a week or so. Winter advantage weeds
are everywhere, despite my having weeded in January before my surgery.
I'm so ready to play in the dirt.

ETN Zone 7 

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Pam Evans" <gardenqueen@gmail.com> 
To: gardenchat@hort.net 
Sent: Friday, April 2, 2010 2:24:21 PM GMT -05:00 US/Canada Eastern 
Subject: Re: [CHAT] Last rain of the season, maybe 

Yeah, when it comes to tree trimming, the cheap guys are generally 
butchers. Had the same problem here. Been weeding like a fiend all week to 
beat the rain that was coming today. Got about 75% done and beds mulched. 
If we don't get too much rain - I can finish tomorrow. Also got my peppers, 
basil, marigolds, Russian sage, blue scabiosa, one lemon verbena and a 
couple of my blue daze planted this morning, mulched & watered in before the 
rain started. Could hear the thunder in the distance and was moving at top 
speed (for me). Drizzling on and off now but we're supposed to get storms 
this afternoon. Got all the bird feeders topped off just minutes before it 
hit. Whew, Daffodils are starting to fade here too but the greggii salvias 
are truly gorgeous. Good thing too because the hummingbirds will be back 
very soon. Even my Mexican bush sage is coming back, which is a nice 
surprise considering the severity of our winter. That's a stroke of luck 
for sure. 

On 3/31/10, Johnson, Cyndi D Civ USAF AFMC 95 CS/SCOSI < 
cyndi.johnson@edwards.af.mil> wrote: 
> We are having yo-yo weather too, it was pretty nice tho breezy last week 
> but it's raining today. I am worried as once again I have a cat missing, 
> she must have gotten out yesterday evening and I didn't notice her gone 
> until this morning. I'm telling myself that when the other one got out 
> she showed up after an entire week and that turned out okay, so this 
> will too. 
> I had my first harvest from the vegetable garden! Just a few green 
> onions, but still. My peas look pretty good. I peeked under the row 
> cover where I planted the greens: spinach is up, some cilantro, not much 
> chard. Very disappointed not to see any lettuce. Then - D'OH! - I 
> realized I hadn't planted it yet. So that went in. I was going to move 
> the tomatoes out to harden off on Sunday but then we got the weather 
> forecast, they even threatened very low snow levels, so they are still 
> in the greenhouse. 
> My lilacs are starting to bloom and most of the daffodils are gone. I 
> have a few poppies in the garden, none in the "unimproved" areas, but 
> there are some goldfields. Out in the desert there are a lot of 
> goldfields and some poppies but I have not heard any glowing wildflower 
> reports nearby. 
> Had my 3 front sycamore trees trimmed Monday. Ouch that was expensive 
> but they look so much better than when I had the cheap company do it. 
> You get what you pay for around here. 
> Cyndi 
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Pam Evans 
Kemp TX 
zone 8A 

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