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RE: Weekend past


I'm sure my palm seedlings are Washingtonia, probably Washingtonia
robusta but maybe Washingtonia filifera though I'm not sure how commonly
that one is planted. The seedlings no doubt come from the neighbor
across the street, they have several.
I didn't think of the coincidence at the time, pretty amusing.

Cyndi


-----Original Message-----
From: owner-gardenchat@hort.net [mailto:owner-gardenchat@hort.net] On
Behalf Of james singer
Sent: Wednesday, February 20, 2008 10:10 AM
To: gardenchat@hort.net
Subject: Re: [CHAT] 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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  • References:
    • Weekend past
      • From: "Johnson Cyndi D Civ 95 CG/SCSRT" <cyndi.johnson@edwards.af.mil>
    • Re: Weekend past
      • From: "james singer" <islandjim2@gmail.com>

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