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Re: lurking

You are all so wonderfully generous.  Thank you!

Pam, I'll meet you half way!  And Noreen, thank you; I plan on serious
discussions as to what grows best here since my best gardens were in

We've been busy all week house hunting, so I'm just now catching up with the
list, but I've spent the time between houses thinking about what will grow
where.  Our realtor thinks we're completely nuts:  he's inside looking in
cabinets and closets, looks around, and we're in the back yard checking out
the soil and shade.  I think he's quit looking for floor plans and bedrooms,
and just looking for good gardens.

So, once I know what I have room and conditions to grow, I'll be in touch.
I am so moved by the folks on this list who are so generous with their time
and gardens.  I'll have the "gardenchat@hort.net" garden, with input from
all of you.  I can't wait!

And it will be a special pleasure to feel like a real gardener again.
Nothing like the really good sleep after a hard day's work in a garden.
I've felt so "transplanted", but maybe I was just "composting"!


- ---- Original Message ----- 
From: "Pamela J. Evans" <gardenqueen@gbronline.com>
To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
Sent: Wednesday, August 06, 2003 7:30 AM
Subject: Re: [CHAT] lurking

> Scottie - If you do join the landlubber crowd, I can fill up the car w/
> stuff for your garden. Four o'clocks, volunteer purple coneflowers,
> summer/annual poinsettias, black-eyed Susans, cannas and whatever else
> I've got growing on!! Not to mention my usual overabundance of seedlings
> every Spring. Just say the word. I made a road trip to Jesse's her first
> Spring in OK. Car was so full I had to use my side mirrors. LOL
> keep us posted - excellent to hear from you!!
> Pam
> ---------- Original Message ----------------------------------
> From: "Scottie Baugh" <scottieb@mindspring.com>
> Reply-To: gardenchat@hort.net
> Date:  Wed, 6 Aug 2003 03:27:48 -0500
> >I confess, I'm still lurking.  I didn't realize the list had dropped to
> >few contributors.
> >
> >My dock garden is just about at the end of it's time.  It's been so hot
> >for so long, then we have afternoon showers, which just make it hotter.
> >combination of 90 plus temps and humidity, and things are nicely steamed.
> >The lemon basil was first to go, then a couple of pots of petunias, then
> >had the storm and had to move everything to keep the seawater out.  Lost
> >nicotiana and 4 o'clocks, even the marigolds gave up.  Nothing worse that
> >collection of dried out, burned up container plants.
> >
> >So I'm thinking about a late summer crop.  Thought I might plant some
> >tomatoes toward the end of the month, and more lemon basil.  Maybe some
> >other kitchen herbs, though the oregano, chives, sage and parsley have
> >managed to survive, and I think cooler weather will revive them.
> >
> >In the meantime, I'm trying to save my miniature roses, the jasmine, some
> >verbena and a beautiful hibiscus a neighbor gave me. Sometimes I really
> >for a nice shade garden!  Lovely cool ferns and hostas.
> >
> >And my husband is fulfilling a life long dream of growing orchids (under
> >awning on the boat).  This is great, except the boat looks like it is
> >growing green hair, and he expects me to do most of the watering and
> >feeding.  He takes over on weekends, and presents me with lists of things
> >do for the next week.  On the other hand, the vandas are blooming, and
> >Lady of the Night (B. nodosa) seems to stay in bloom and wafts it's
> >enchanting fragrance over the deck as soon as the sun goes down.
> >
> >The best news is he is so taken with the orchids he is considering moving
> >land and getting a greenhouse for his 'babies'.  I will benefit, because
> >I'll get a kitchen, bathroom, and a closet, and best of all the rest of
> >yard to garden in.   I read the post about 4 o'clocks last week and
> >how wonderful it would be to grow them again; they're one of my
> >
> >So, if I end up with a real garden, I'll probably start quizzing you guys
> >for ideas, especially those of you in our hot, humid, very looooong
> >
> >Any body do fall gardens?  I know many of you have suffered with more
> >than you can handle; are you thinking about doing a fall planting?
> >Unfortunately, most of the things I planted in the fall in Colorado won't
> >take the heat here, so I'll have to be creative.
> >
> >Where there's a will, there's a way!
> >
> >Scottie
> >Texas Gulf Coast
> >(still) aboard Betelgeuse
> >docked in Kemah, Texas
> >
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> >
> --
> Pam Evans
> Kemp TX/zone 8A
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