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RE: One project accomplished

Thanks you guys, but I didn't send that to extract kudos. I really meant
that winter is a great time here for all that busy work and organization
that comes with an interest in gardening. During the growing season,
paperwork gets pushed aside in favor of outdoor work. But now the
outdoors is all buried under snow and it's a good feeling to tackle
those other jobs. I'm sure you all have some projects like these. (Tell
us!) Also, my job would be unbearable if I didn't have my own projects
to keep me busy. It's a new store selling hearing aids and we are busy
for a few days when a promotion is going on once a month, but otherwise,
very little business, especially during the holidays. It does not pay
well, but it does give me lots of time for myself, though I am 'chained'
to the store. I'm keeping an eye out for something better, but there
hasn't been much lately. Hopefully some good jobs will be available in
the new year. Meanwhile, this job just about pays the bills, so I should
consider myself lucky.


-------------- Original message -------------- 

> "Down" time, indeed. Kitty, you are indefatigable! 
> Lynda 
> Zone 7 - West TN 
> -----Original Message----- 
> From: owner-gardenchat@hort.net [mailto:owner-gardenchat@hort.net] On 
> Behalf Of kmrsy@comcast.net 
> Sent: Tuesday, December 28, 2004 4:42 PM 
> To: gardenchat@hort.net 
> Subject: [CHAT] One project accomplished 
> You Southerners wonder what we do for gardening fun up here in the fozen 
> north. I just finished researching, creating, and printing 4000 seed 
> packet labels for about 250 seed varieties for our MG sale at the H&G 
> show. The herb lady who comes up with half our seeds always comes up 
> with something out of left field. She actually grows plantain. That's 
> that noxious weed that creeps up in our lawns. Apparently you can make a 
> dye from it. Oh, yeah, lotsa people looking for weed seeds. I think she 
> deliberately throws in a few toughies to see if I'll find info on it. I 
> rely on books I have and Tom Clothier's site, but had trouble finding 
> planting depth,and germ temps and days for a few items like Fuller's 
> Teasel, Wild Mignonette, and Skirret. But it's all done now, printed, 
> sorted and ready for seed packaging day. 
> I also ordered Lilies, Begonias, Colocasia, Red Onions, and purple 
> Callas to sell. I just didn't feel like doing Dahlias again. I wanted to 
> get Caladiums, but the last 2 summers were so cool, I don't think they'd 
> be a good idea. 
> Now that that is out of the way I can start working on my Summer Bulbs 
> presentation for the H&G show. I'll rely on a powerpoint pres and a 
> bound handout to help me through it. But it will take some time putting 
> these items together. 
> After the MG banquet next month it's time to work on 2005 plans for the 
> MG nursery - though I have already ordered the plants. However, then I 
> have to start putting together orders for plants that are needed for the 
> other Display Gardens. In the nursery we have to start pulling together 
> who will do what and designing labels for all the new varieties. 
> I like the "down" time of winter for gardening. It gives you a chance to 
> catch your breath and make preparations for beginning a new year. 
> Kitty 
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