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Re: lurking


You just say the word ladybug and I'm there!!

:-)

---------- Original Message ----------------------------------
From: "Scottie Baugh" <scottieb@mindspring.com>
Reply-To: gardenchat@hort.net
Date:  Mon, 11 Aug 2003 02:50:07 -0500

>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
>Colorado.
>
>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"!
>
>Scottie
>
>- ---- 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
>so
>> >few contributors.
>> >
>> >My dock garden is just about at the end of it's time.  It's been so hot
>here
>> >for so long, then we have afternoon showers, which just make it hotter.
>The
>> >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
>we
>> >had the storm and had to move everything to keep the seawater out.  Lost
>the
>> >nicotiana and 4 o'clocks, even the marigolds gave up.  Nothing worse that
>a
>> >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
>wish
>> >for a nice shade garden!  Lovely cool ferns and hostas.
>> >
>> >And my husband is fulfilling a life long dream of growing orchids (under
>the
>> >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
>to
>> >do for the next week.  On the other hand, the vandas are blooming, and
>the
>> >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
>to
>> >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
>the
>> >yard to garden in.   I read the post about 4 o'clocks last week and
>thought
>> >how wonderful it would be to grow them again; they're one of my
>favorites.
>> >
>> >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
>summers.
>> >
>> >Any body do fall gardens?  I know many of you have suffered with more
>rain
>> >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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Pam Evans
Kemp TX/zone 8A



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