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Re: Almost spring
  • Subject: Re: Almost spring
  • From: Pam Evans <gardenqueen@gmail.com>
  • Date: Tue, 23 Feb 2010 19:50:40 -0600

more snow here today.  I'm not the type to do it but this incessant cold and
wet makes me begin to understand how some people can go postal if you'll
forgive the expression.   It's so dreary & depressing.   I moved here to
escape all this!   We had 2 people at work get fired this week because they
just snapped - I mean lost it completely.  And one I knew personally was a
real nice guy.  Not a weirdo or a malcontent.

On 2/23/10, Donna <gossiper@sbcglobal.net> wrote:
> Excuse me..... spring? what is that?
> Yesterday I woke up to 6" of snow on the ground... today, it was another
> inch
> but since some of it melted from the previous day, it had a nice coating of
> ice under the new snow.....
> I have no idea what sunshine looks like.... can't remember a day that
> wasn't
> overcast and cloudy.....
> Donna
> --- On Tue, 2/23/10, Aplfgcnys@aol.com <Aplfgcnys@aol.com> wrote:
> From: Aplfgcnys@aol.com <Aplfgcnys@aol.com>
> Subject: Re: [CHAT] Almost spring
> To: gardenchat@hort.net
> Date: Tuesday, February 23, 2010, 12:10 PM
> You're just rubbing salt into wounds, Cyndi.
> After our extremely bitter cold a week ago we had three days
> of unseasonably mild weather - low 30s at night and low 40s
> in the daytime, but still gloomy. Then one day of sunshine, and
> now we have a lovely mix of rain, sleet and snow with temperature
> at 33 degrees. I find it hard to imagine more disagreeable weather.
> My seed orders came this week, but some days I wonder if I'll
> ever get to plant them. Saw the first chipmunk yesterday and
> another this morning.  They usually stay dormant for a few more
> weeks. They are such a plague, I'm almost tempted to resort to
> the remedy an old lady used to tell me.  She used to say, "Just
> get a package of Ex-lax and put it around your garden - you'll
> have no more trouble with them."  I could never bring myself to
> do that, but last year they were eating the seeds in the ground
> as fast as I could plant them.
> Auralie
> In a message dated 2/23/2010 11:25:42 AM Eastern Standard Time,
> cyndi.johnson@edwards.af.mil writes:
> Despite this morning's frost it is definitely getting to be spring. I
> have quite a few daffodils blooming now, I wish I could remember to pick
> some in the morning to take to work, it's so cheery to see them on my
> desk. And the Earlicheer ones smell so good too.
> It wasn't particularly good weather last weekend. My volunteer thing
> cancelled on Saturday due to rain Friday night, and we decided we were
> too wimpy to ride in the wind, but it was good enough to work outside
> for a while. I spent time digging grass out of the front garden beds and
> when I got bored with that I pruned back rabbitbrush and salvias.
> Planted some more seeds in the greenhouse too, and I located an ocotillo
> I could take some cuttings from. They aren't too common here but I
> figured I would try starting them.
> It rained again Sunday afternoon and the forecast says another front is
> coming in Saturday. Figures it would be the weekend. But if I can't ride
> and it isn't actually pouring I will be out in the front garden, I was
> looking at some things I can do even if it's drizzling out. I think I
> could plant some more of the veggie garden too, even though it's a month
> till last frost I could take a chance with the chard, cilantro, and
> maybe spinach.
> Cyndi
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Pam Evans
Kemp TX
zone 8A

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