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Re: what's everyone ordering?

> I do a lot of
> reading, making up index cards of notes as I go.  Then my notes, A to Z,
> and I go to favorite plant sales and nurseries.

I usually do mailorder, but in recent years have picked some things up
locally.  I don't take notes, except to make a list of my order plans and
then go back over the list to pare it down to what I can afford.  This year
I cancelled a couple of early orders I'd sent in for lilies and such.  The
only plant I'm getting mailorder this year is a California Allspice that had
been scratched from my order last year, since it had already been paid for
including shipping.

I had planned for this year to be more of a reorganization year anyway.  I
have over a dozen sets of watering lines and sprayers I bought at half price
last fall which I will spend a considerable amount of time trying to set up.
(Rich - you may get a desperate email!)  Some plants need to be moved, too,
and fertilizing will be a priority.  I still have a good supply of alfalfa,
kelp, cottonseed, rock phosphate, and other items on hand I can make use of.

I'm sure I will succumb to the temptations of a few items I must have when I
visit the nurseries this spring, so I will just have to wait and see what
plant replaces laundry detergent on my grocery list! ;+)


----- Original Message ----- 
From: <Chris@widom-assoc.com>
To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
Sent: Saturday, February 14, 2004 8:30 AM
Subject: RE: [CHAT]what's everyone ordering?

> Donna,
> I tour the nurseries, find something I just have to have, and then
> figure out after it is home where I am going to plant it....
> Donna, I bet most of us would have to admit to the above! I do a lot of
> reading, making up index cards of notes as I go.  Then my notes, A to Z,
> and I go to favorite plant sales and nurseries.  I always buy more
> plants than I have room for.
> This year I'm planning on renovating my mom's abandoned flower garden
> (she died a few years back and we bought the house from my dad when he
> moved to a retirement community). I've already got it full (in my mind)
> of things I need room for!  I worked on a different garden of hers last
> year.  The abandoned garden will be much more work as it is full of
> weeds.   I may sacrifice some of the perennials and spray with Round-up.
> I will dig out what I can first.  It's also got lots of self-seeders,
> runners and some poison ivy growing there, but it's got good bones.
> It's surrounded by a low stone wall and has a stone bench and slate
> walkway within the bed.
> So far I've only ordered a few daylilies.
> Chris
> Long Island, NY
> Zone 7
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