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Re: Deleting my facebook account
  • Subject: Re: Deleting my facebook account
  • From: Catharine Carpenter <cathycrc@comcast.net>
  • Date: Fri, 19 Apr 2013 18:05:20 -0500

Enjoyed hearing about your daffodils. I planted a commercial mix two years ago, and while they are providing a nice show, the colors are all in the "light" range. I long for more of the deeper oranges and yellows. So the catalogs are out again, and I will concentrate on those this summer. Lettuce, spinach and snow peas are planted, but I am concerned about the germination rate of the latter. Did get most of my perennial beds cleaned up, and Papaver somniferum seeded. Deer visit the perennials, but my vegetable garden is fenced. The cursed mink is back... I think it enjoyed snacking on the koi....
Cathy, west central IL, z5b

On Apr 19, 2013, at 4:23 PM, Aplfgcnys@aol.com wrote:

Hi, Cathy. I don't use Facebook. I know that most of this group do, but I just don't. I miss hearing from folks, though, so I'm glad someone still
uses GardenChat.

I did hear from Zem this week, and this is what I told her:

This has been a crazy season.  I just wound up a Horticulture School -
caused me more
trouble than any I have put on in the past 20 years or so.

The weather has been crazy. One hot day a couple of weeks ago, and cool
and cloudy
ever since.  One benefit, however.  I have always carefully  chosen my
daffodils, or which
I have planted many over the past 42 years in this house, to give me the
longest possible
season of bloom - early, mid-season and late - but for the past several
years they have
all bloomed at the same time.  This would make a spectacular show for
about ten days,
and then would be all over.  This year it looks as if it is really
working.  I have already
had daffs since before Easter and some are just now beginning to put up

I have planted peas, but they are just coming up. I have cherry tomatoes
indoors - I hang them in large pots under the eaves of the garage where
they get
good sun. Things have been so hectic here that I haven't done much else.
And the
first thing I need to do is start to spray for deer - they are already
eating everything
that shows.  I found a two-pronged antler in the yard the other  day.

It has been so cool and cloudy most of this spring that I feel as if it
hasn't come yet.
At least we haven't had snow - my son in Colorado has had a foot on his
deck twice
in the past two weeks.


In a message dated 4/19/2013 5:03:35 P.M. Eastern Daylight Time,
cathycrc@comcast.net writes:

Don't  know how many of you are on facebook, but I have deleted my
account.  Didn't use or enjoy using it, and when the spouse sent out
something  without checking who was logged in, it was the last straw.
Hope  everyone's gardening is in full gear. Planted lettuce, spinach
and  snow pea seeds, but germination is slow. My Queen Sophia marigold
seedlings are doing well under grow lights, but my purple hyacinth
vines were attacked by my plant eating feline. Hope they survive.  Too
wet even to weed, but at least the drought has broken.
Cathy,  west central IL, z5b

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