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Re: lavender & what's going on in the garden

I was told it was native to Florida..they are tiny & tasty! We are being
told to cut tomatoes back & they will bear again this fall???? The
squirrrels & fungus have gotten almost all 5 varieties I planted   & one I
pulled up had root knot nematode! Some people here use neemacide --never
have but wonder sometimes-they got my okra too.
It is 98 in London & 110 in Paris today. I will be leaving the list for a
trip to UK to photograph the gardens of Cornwall & Wales--but will be back
in Sept!!!! Will miss you all!
Sally Ann
----- Original Message -----
From: <TeichFlora@aol.com>
To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
Sent: Wednesday, August 06, 2003 12:32 PM
Subject: Re: [CHAT] lavender & what's going on in the garden

> Thanks Kitty for the info.  I am rather skeptical though since most plants
> that are the supposed to be tender or heat tolerant varieties of northern
> seem to only grow to zone 8, not down here.  That goes for the new variety
> Lilac that is supposed to be perfect for hot humid areas, and the supposed
> heat tolerant Tree Peony, etc.  All have been tested by the Texas A&M and
> MG's and none have proven to be good for this area.
> It's okay though.  Once one finds out what does grow well, the
> are endless, so it works out for the best.  Haven't hit the three digits
> here.....but the dog days of August are definitely here.  Perfect time to
> a break to prepare for fall gardening.
> Have been enjoying the peppers and tomatos.  One of my favorites that we
> tried this year is the Wild Tomato.  Not any larger than the cherry
tomatoes, if
> that big, but TONS of them.  Grow on a vine like plant that grows all
along the
> top of the fence of the vegy garden.  Supposed to be native to Texas, not
> 100% sure though.
> Enjoying the figs too for the past month.   Tree is full, enough for the
> birds, fish, turtle and humans.  Noticed that the Papayas are blooming, so
> hopefully will have some fruit before winter.  Bananas too, are still
hanging on,
> despite the hurricane force winds....so they will be ripening soon.   Some
of the
> Citrus trees are getting there too.  So much to look forward to come fall.
> For now though, I'm staying inside and enjoying the blooms of the
> and Texas natives from the window.  Mornings are still nice enough to be
able to
> go out for a morning "walk about" to see what is new......and enjoy a
> frappacino.
> Noreen
> zone 9
> Texas Gulf Coast
> In a message dated 8/6/2003 11:03:10 AM Central Standard Time,
> gardenchat-owner@hort.net writes:
> > Some are very tender and
> > wouldn't survive up here, but for those of you south - who knows, maybe
> > in
> > Noreens heat and humidity - there may be a variety just right for your
> > conditions.  I purchased from WS this spring and was very pleased with
> > plants I received.  And they seemed like nice, knowledgeable people on
> > phone.
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