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Re: Snow

I love to watch them fly--they zig-zag like turbo-charged butterflies.

On Tuesday, December 7, 2004, at 08:13 AM, Melody wrote:

Pam: I would put up the bat house and see what happens...doesn't usually
take long for bats to take up residence. And they say the average bat
eats something like 10,000 mosquitoes in one night. I'm not crazy about
bats but have learned to tolerate them for this one reason.


"The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious."
--Albert Einstein

 --- On Tue 12/07,  < gardenqueen@academicplanet.com > wrote:
From:  [mailto: gardenqueen@academicplanet.com]
To: gardenchat@hort.net
Date: Tue, 7 Dec 2004 06:14:46 -0600
Subject: Re: Re: Re: [CHAT] Snow

Whew, me too. May have to invest in a purple martin house next year.
I'm<br>told they love to gobble skeeters. Anyone else have one?
Tips?<br><br><br>Pam Evans<br>Kemp, TX<br>zone 8A<br>----- Original
Message -----<br>From: Andrea H<br>Sent: 12/6/2004 8:23:03 PM<br>To:
gardenchat@hort.net<br>Subject: Re: Re: [CHAT] Snow<br><br>Not really, I
think they just hibernate,<br>Glad you made it through the
storm.<br>A<br><br>Andrea H<br>Beaufort, SC<br><br><br>----- Original
Message ----- <br>From: <gardenqueen@academicplanet.com><br>To:
<gardenchat@hort.net><br>Sent: Monday, December 06, 2004 8:51
PM<br>Subject: Re: Re: [CHAT] Snow<br><br><br>> I don't know - we had
our first hard freeze last week and still have<br>mosquitoes. Doesn't
anything kill these monsters?<br>><br>> Pam Evans<br>> Kemp, TX<br>>
zone 8A<br>> ----- Original Message -----<br>> From: Andrea H<br>> Sent:
12/6/2004 5:53:01 PM<br>> To: gardenchat@hort.net<br>> Subject: Re:
[CHAT] Snow<br>><br>> How annoying, it's supposed to be 80 degrees here
tomorrow. I'm ready for<br>> cold truthfully. It will get rid of the
gnats for a while.<br>><br>> Andrea H<br>> Beaufort, SC<br>><br>><br>>
----- Original Message ----- <br>> From: <Aplfgcnys@aol.com><br>> To:
<gardenchat@hort.net><br>> Sent: Monday, December 06, 2004 3:51 PM<br>>
Subject: [CHAT] Snow<br>><br>><br>> > We are having our first good
snowfall today (there was a dusting a<br>couple<br>> of<br>> >
weeks<br>> > ago that didn't really count). Today was the day my garden
club<br>decorated<br>> the<br>> > house at Lasdon Park & Arboretum where
we meet. The house, which is not<br>> > really<br>> > open to the
public, is part of the Westchester Parks Department, but is<br>>
mainly<br>> > used for offices and meeting facilities. It was a wealthy
man's summer<br>> home,<br>> > built<br>> > in the 1930s in the style of
George Washington's Mt. Vernon. Every year<br>> we<br>> > decorate the
main rooms before the annual "Friends of..." dinner and<br>other<br>> >
park<br>> > functions. This year the tree in

the main entrance hall is decorated<br>with<br>> > nearly<br>> > 200
shiny metallic-paper origami birds made by one of our members. In<br>>
addition<br>> > we have filled the spaces between branches with bits of
white dried<br>baby's<br>> > breath<br>> > which gives it a very
delicate, airy appearance. That, with the lights<br>> and a<br>> >
few<br>> > crystalline snowflake ornaments, is all, but we think it
really looks<br>> lovely.<br>> > We<br>> > used origami birds in some of
the other decorations throughout the<br>rooms -<br>> the<br>> > two
fireplace mantles, roping on the stairway, wreaths on doors,
etc.<br>The<br>> > snow<br>> > had begun to fall before we finished, and
it really made a<br>> picture-post-card<br>> > scene.<br>> > We hurried
through lunch (always bring a covered-dish lunch) and<br>business<br>> >
meeting so members could get home before the snow got bad, but I
don't<br>> think<br>> > it is really going to amount to much.
Temperatures are in the high<br>20s,<br>> so<br>> > I'm expecting this
to be gone tomorrow. I have been wrong before, but<br>> hey,<br>> >
it's<br>> > really that time of year.<br>> > Auralie<br>> ><br>> >
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