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Re: Thanks & weather

Still not a drop here.  Watered unitl 11 pm last night.  No, that's not a typo.

---------- Original Message ----------------------------------
From: "Kitty" <kmrsy@comcast.net>
Reply-To: gardenchat@hort.net
Date:  Sat, 9 Aug 2003 10:13:18 -0500

>Bonnie, glad the colchicum arrived ok.  Don't worry, just try to get them
>down by Labor Day.  Scaevola (Fan Flower) is from Australia. Likes
>well-drained soil and, as I think Marge mentioned, less phosphorous.  I have
>the new S. 'Zig Zag' that has done extremely well. Sorry yours didn't make
>it, but try again next year.
>----- Original Message -----
>From: "Bonnie Holmes" <holmesbm@usit.net>
>To: "Agardenchat" <gardenchat@hort.net>
>Sent: Saturday, August 09, 2003 9:17 AM
>Subject: [CHAT] Thanks & weather
>> Kitty...thanks so much...my bulbs arrived and half are in the
>> ground...we continue to have so much rain that it is difficult to get
>> prepared and I must be careful as where I tend to put them already has
>> spring bulbs. One of my former work colleagues grew them and said they
>> do very well here so I am really looking forward to them.
>> I also have a "disappearing plant". I started a new section of bed with
>> Angelina and decided to add a Scaevola...all were doing fine...slightly
>> different shades of color . I went out yesterday and the Scaevola was
>> GONE...nothing in sight.
>> We have had storms and so much rain this year...a surplus of 7.52 inches
>> since as of July 31 and we have had rain everyday in August...but the
>> butterflies are numerous...also the birds...also mosquitoes with reports
>> of West Nile in the county and rabbits everywhere. We saw two green
>> hummingbirds and a bright yellow finch yesterday. My flowers have
>> required much more pruning and deadheading than normal just to keep them
>> coming. Several of my herbs have given up due to wet feet even though I
>> built a raised herb bed with plenty of sand and stone.
>> Our paper did a feature on the rain comparing each month with "normal"
>> conditions. March and April seem to have just reversed with February,
>> May and July having more than double the usual rain.
>> Bonnie Zone 6+ ETN
>> holmesbm@usit.net
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Pam Evans
Kemp TX/zone 8A


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