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Re: Flower show report/2 zone gardening

That is a lot of moving around, I don't suppose you do it on your Harley
;+).  It seems strange to leave Zone 8 for winter rather than go to zone 8
for winter.  Many recent posts have discussed what's happening across Zones
5-6 and even 7, illustrating how cold it has been.  It's hard to imagine
your situation in Mexico.

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "HarleyLady" <HarleyLady@3-187-rakkasans.us>
To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
Sent: Sunday, January 25, 2004 6:24 PM
Subject: Re: [CHAT] Flower show report/2 zone gardening

> At 11:29 AM 1/25/2004 -0500, Kitty wrote:
> >HarleyLady,
> >Your signature caught my eye....
> >Many cold-weather northerners, like zone 4 Wisconsin, might winter in
Zone 9
> >Florida.  Are you a Zone 8 Oregonian wintering in Zone 10 Mexico?
> >Finally a Zone 10er to chat with Jim!
> Hi Kitty,
> Yes, I'm a Zone 8 Oregonian and winter in the Baja desert on the Sea of
> Cortez. It's a real challenge trying to garden down here. I think it's a
> zone 10. It's not on the maps but that's what the low deserts of Arizona
> are and our climate is similar except for the influence of the sea.  I
> my northern garden a lot--the only way you can putter in a cactus garden
> very carefully !   Here I garden in sand and the water is precious, we buy
> it by the tankerload. I am anxious to get home to Oregon before the weeds
> take over and the slugs  eat everything. We will probably head back north
> in April, though I'm hoping sooner. My DH would be happy living down here
> year-round.  I love Mexico--but would love it more if were in, say, Todos
> Santos which has wonderful soil and plentiful water.
> It seems like every time I learn to garden in new conditions, my nomadic
> husband is ready to move...gardeners should not marry gypsies! From desert
> to NorthWET  coast, to valley clay, I've gained a lot of experience in
> different environments.   And my plants should have frequent flyers miles
> as much as they travel!  He says he's ready to settle down so we're in the
> process of  selling some property so that we can buy our "final" home in
> Oregon.  I want a garden where I can plant a tree and watch it grow.   I'm
> tired of moving my gardens.
> HarleyLady
> Eugene, OR (zone 8)
> San Felipe, MX  (zone 10)
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