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Re: 61-degree heat wave


Bonnie, I've got Nature Printing - that's what I was thinking about when I
asked Bonnie M about her plans. I have another called Flowercrafts by T.
Evelegh.  Bought these some time back for some time future.
Kitty

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Bonnie Holmes" <holmesbm@usit.net>
To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
Sent: Sunday, January 11, 2004 1:21 PM
Subject: Re: [CHAT] 61-degree heat wave


> Over the holidays, in a used bookstore, I found a lovely book, "Nature
> Printing with Herbs, Fruits, & Flowers" by Laura Donnelly Bethmann.  She
> includes a little history, good lists of plants, supplies, illustrations,
> excellent examples, techniques, other resources, and an index.
>
> Bonnie Zone 6+ ETN
>
>
>
>
> > [Original Message]
> > From: Kitty <kmrsy@comcast.net>
> > To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
> > Date: 01/11/2004 6:46:37 AM
> > Subject: Re: [CHAT] 61-degree heat wave
> >
> > What ideas do you have?  Greeting cards?  Framed artwork?  Do you have
any
> > books that suggest ideas for using pressed flowers?
> > Kitty
> > ----- Original Message ----- 
> > From: "Bonnie & Bill Morgan" <wmorgan972@ameritech.net>
> > To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
> > Sent: Sunday, January 11, 2004 12:02 AM
> > Subject: RE: [CHAT] 61-degree heat wave
> >
> >
> > > I did indeed.  Now I just need spring and a fresh supply of blossoms
to
> > > press!
> > >
> > > Blessings,
> > > Bonnie (SW OH - zone 5)
> > >
> > > -----Original Message-----
> > > From: owner-gardenchat@hort.net [mailto:owner-gardenchat@hort.net] On
> > Behalf
> > > Of Kitty
> > > Sent: Saturday, January 10, 2004 6:36 PM
> > > To: gardenchat@hort.net
> > > Subject: Re: [CHAT] 61-degree heat wave
> > >
> > > Re >that would make a sensational pressed flower garden!
> > > Bonnie,
> > > Did you get the flower press for Cmas?
> > >
> > > And yes, chicory, Cichorium intybus, is considered a weed here too,
but
> I
> > > delight in them every summer for their beautiful hue.  (Re the
bLatin -
> I
> > > just finished creating a seed packet label for this plant)
> > >
> > > Kitty
> > >
> > >
> > > ----- Original Message ----- 
> > > From: "Bonnie & Bill Morgan" <wmorgan972@ameritech.net>
> > > To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
> > > Sent: Saturday, January 10, 2004 5:16 PM
> > > Subject: RE: [CHAT] 61-degree heat wave
> > >
> > >
> > > > Jim, we have a good deal of wild chicory growing around here, mostly
> > > thought
> > > > of as weeds.   The flowers are lovely, but they are presented on
those
> > > bare
> > > > stems at leafless, or nearly leafless, nodes along the stems, and
most
> > > folks
> > > > don't give them a second glace because of that.  (Of course they
> spread
> > > like
> > > > crazy here, too.  That could be another reason they are thought of
as
> > > > weeds.)  I do think they have one of the clearest, cleanest blues in
> the
> > > > plant world.
> > > >
> > > > Now if I could just confine some Queen Ann's Lace with wild chicory
> > > > interspersed, that would make a sensational pressed flower garden!
Of
> > > > course, whether the Queen Ann's Lace or the chicory would win out in
> the
> > > > struggle for dominance is anyone's guess.  :>)
> > > >
> > > > Blessings,
> > > > Bonnie (SW OH - zone 5)
> > > >
> > > > -----Original Message-----
> > > > From: owner-gardenchat@hort.net [mailto:owner-gardenchat@hort.net]
On
> > > Behalf
> > > > Of james singer
> > > > Sent: Saturday, January 10, 2004 4:24 PM
> > > > To: Chat
> > > > Subject: [CHAT] 61-degree heat wave
> > > >
> > > > Was 61 at 6 this morning and has been falling ever since. Of course,
> up
> > > > where the short one's kids live it's been in negative numbers all
day.
> > > > I've done my best to forget what that's like, however. Must be some
> > > > Puritan need for self-flagellation that makes them want to live
there.
> > > >
> > > > All of our christmas cacti have decided to bloom this week in spite
of
> > > > the cranky weather. Not just the yellow and purple we acquired last
> > > > weekend but the red and yellow and pink ones that have been hanging
> out
> > > > here for a few years. Blue--some genetic engineer needs to slip the
> > > > color gene from chicory into the Schlumbergia gene pool. Now that
> would
> > > > be sensational. The wild chicory has to most beautiful shade of blue
> of
> > > > any flower anywhere. Bright. Electric.
> > > >
> > > >
> > > > Island Jim
> > > > Southwest Florida
> > > > Zone 10
> > > >
> > >
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