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Re: Seasons Greetings

You're welcome, Auralie.

We're having one of those un-Florida-like winter days--chilly and drizzling. Even so, the cat and I went out to stake the eggplant [it's starting to bloom, the last of the vegetables to do so]; Beans didn't care for the wet, and rather than walk back to the house on the ground, she climbed a mango tree, jumped to the top of the lathhouse, walked across it and jumped to the utility area fence, walked the length of the fence to the back stoop then jumped to the ground. Kept those precious paws dry.

On Saturday, December 25, 2004, at 10:05 AM, Aplfgcnys@aol.com wrote:

Jim, at the Florida panhandle house where I grew up - many, many
years ago, my grandmother had a bed - maybe three feet across -
of amaryllis.  They grew quite large - usually had four blooms on two-
to-two and a half foot stems.  They were two-toned red and white.
She called them "milk and wine lilies," though she knew they were
amaryllis.  From time to time she would dig them up, replant some
and give some away.  The bulbs were huge. Thanks for the

  Of course, when I say "she" dug them up, I don't mean that
literally, as that woman never dug anything.  She just instructed the
person who did the yard work (also a woman) where and when to

In a message dated 12/25/2004 9:54:51 AM Eastern Standard Time,
jsinger@igc.org writes:
There are several
houses in this area that have beds of them [usually red ones] planted
as a sort of understory to tropical foliage plants. Quite attractive at
this time of year.

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Southwest Florida
27.0 N, 82.4 W
Zone 10a
Minimum 30 F [-1 C]

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