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Re: Weekend past

Do you know the palm's name, Cyndi? Is it one of the native
Washingtonias? Some kind of an omen to discover a Washingtonia on
Presidents Day weekend, no?

On 2/20/08, Johnson Cyndi D Civ 95 CG/SCSRT
<cyndi.johnson@edwards.af.mil> wrote:
> I can't wait for daylight savings time. It will be so nice to come home
>  in the daylight.
>  I was active all weekend but between riding, hiking, and helping husband
>  with the latest project not much of it was gardening. I hacked another 3
>  rosebushes down to about 2' and filled up all the available waste
>  containers doing it.  Now all of them on the north side of the front
>  yard are done. Still not much growth showing.     The south side has
>  another four bushes, but one of them is a huge climber so I can't really
>  cut it back. I'm hoping to get this chore finished next weekend.  If I
>  fill up the dumpster before I'm through I am just going to pile the
>  trimmings off to the side.
>  As long as I had the loppers out I cut down the rabbitbrush in the dry
>  garden, that will come back nicely. And I weeded out there just a
>  little.  After I cut back the rabbitbrush I found a seedling palm behind
>  it.  I'm debating about moving it somewhere else in the yard.  One
>  sprouted up a couple years ago in a vacant spot and I just left it, I
>  figured if it could survive on what little water it gets I would let it
>  grow. This new one needs to move or get tossed though.
>  I started the mesquite seeds - I poured boiling water over some, rubbed
>  some on sandpaper, and tried cracking some with the garlic press. We'll
>  see what happens. During my hike on Sunday I collected quite a few
>  manzanita berries, but I've been looking up germination info for them
>  and it seems pretty iffy. I kind of like the idea of trying fire on them
>  though. We hiked just over 8 miles this time, didn't see much new growth
>  on anything to indicate spring is on its way despite the excellent
>  weather.
>  I was excited to see a couple daffodils blooming. Earlicheer has 3 or 4
>  blooms open now and one - just one - yellow trumpet daffodil is
>  blooming. Nothing else is really close.
>  Cyndi
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