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RE: soil types and pH/also question/early winter signs?

Hmm - I'll see what the others suggest and give mother all the ideas and
she can pick and choose for herself. When I bring my lemon tree and
pineapple sage in to protect them, we're talking about a day or two -
not months. They're not in here long enough to develop problems. Guess
what, it started to rain just as I finished up that second bed a few
minutes ago!! I could feel it on my back when I was spreading the mulch.
Hope we actually get something here - Sugar is unimpressed, but I'm
delighted!! Might take advantage of the rain and work on the map project


---------- Original Message ----------------------------------
From: "Bonnie & Bill Morgan" <wmorgan972@ameritech.net>
Reply-To: gardenchat@hort.net
Date:  Sun, 31 Aug 2003 11:22:34 -0400

>Well, Pam, I can tell you that our walnut trees are already turning and
>dropping their leaves.  Even the big cottonwood is slowly starting to drop
>leaves here and there.  I'm not sure whether it's a cue for and early
>fall/winter or these things have been so moisture saturated they are
>drowning in underground streams!  LOL!!!  Squirrels are busy, though and now
>that our young walnuts are bearing, the walnuts are disappearing at an
>amazing rate.  (Oh for the days when the squirrels get their fill and we
>still have enough left over to satiate my walnut appetite!)   
>Now if it would just quit raining long enough to spread a healthy blanket of
>black gold mulch!  I definitely want to protect all the newer plants with
>roots close to the surface because of our wet summer.  
>I'm leery of putting roses in my basement because of spider mites and if the
>humidity is kept high to ward off the spider mites, then I've had trouble
>with powdery mildew.  Anyone with a good greenhouse have better suggestions?
>(I might try something like Kitty does with the leaves and coverings to over
>winter the roses.)
>Bonnie (SW OH - zone 5)
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>-----Original Message-----
>From: owner-gardenchat@hort.net [mailto:owner-gardenchat@hort.net] On Behalf
>Of Pamela J. Evans
>Sent: Sunday, August 31, 2003 10:29 AM
>To: gardenchat@hort.net
>Subject: RE: [CHAT] soil types and pH/also question
>Yes, the unwatered yard does indeed bake in this outdoor summer kiln. I
>think it's interesting to hear about the wide range of growing
>conditions everyone has to work with. Y'all have to worry about stuff
>being hardy, while we have to keep our fingers crossed and hope
>everything can handle the heat. BTW - was talking to the folks last
>weekend and they are noticing hummers and other birds starting to
>migrate early and the chipmunks seem to be going into pre-winter mode
>already. I told him to keep an eye on those animals - they may be
>telling you that a big bad winter is fixin' to set in. Anyone else in
>the Northeast been noticing stuff like this? Oh and mother wanted to
>know if she could over winter her miniature roses (in pots on the deck
>so the deer don't eat them) in their unheated (but above freezing)
>basement for the winter. I told her that sounded fine to me. But thought
>I'd check w/ you more Northern gardeners to see what you do. Mine stay
>out 12/365 here, but it rarely gets below 10 degrees here. We don't do
>sub-zero thank God. How y'all stand that business is beyond me...
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Pam Evans
Kemp TX/zone 8A


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