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RE: Busy weekend


You need to put a warning in the subject line Zem... I about spit my pop on
the keyboard! :)

Donna

> -----Original Message-----
> From: owner-gardenchat@hort.net [mailto:owner-gardenchat@hort.net] On
> Behalf Of Zemuly Sanders
> Sent: Tuesday, January 10, 2006 6:23 PM
> To: gardenchat@hort.net
> Subject: Re: [CHAT] Busy weekend
> 
> Jaron sounds like a real sweety, and your DH sound like a husband. :-)  My
> mother always told me I would never be able to keep one, and I'm happy to
> say she was right. :-)
> zem
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Chris Petersen" <chris@widom-assoc.com>
> To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
> Sent: Tuesday, January 10, 2006 5:41 PM
> Subject: RE: [CHAT] Busy weekend
> 
> 
> > Cyndi,
> >
> > My husband had a fit about the black and white foundling I brought home
> a
> > month ago. He was threatening to get rid of it.  I did some threatening
> of
> > my own after that! Anyway, my son, who presently lives with us (but not
> > for
> > long) has claimed "Little One" (now that's a manly name!) as his own and
> > will take him with him when he moves. Oh, he told the vet that the cat's
> > name is Max, because he thought "Little One" sounded a bit lame for a 5'
> > 11"
> > over 200 pound guy to name his cat!  Jaron is a softy, so a sweet name
> is
> > more his style!
> >
> > Chris Petersen
> > Northport, Long Island, New York
> > Zone 7a (Average min temp 50 - 00)
> >
> >
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: owner-gardenchat@hort.net [mailto:owner-gardenchat@hort.net] On
> > Behalf
> > Of Johnson Cyndi D Civ 95 CG/SCSRT
> > Sent: Monday, January 09, 2006 2:14 PM
> > To: 'gardenchat@hort.net'
> > Subject: RE: [CHAT] Busy weekend
> >
> > Yah, it's the "proper types of cuts" that makes me stand there
> > indecisively.
> > I never feel like my trees are so obliging as to look like the
> > illustrations. But like you say, I ended up figuring that doing nothing
> > was
> > worse than doing a little. Same with the roses although they get so huge
> > over the summer I end up just hacking everything down to waist height
> and
> > then doing the selective cutting.
> > I have two plums that I'm considering replacing. They are semi-dwarf
> Santa
> > Rosa plums. One was damaged by insects and we had to remove almost half
> > the
> > tree a while ago to get rid of the dead wood. The other I bought bare-
> root
> > last year from Home Depot, but it barely grew. I was so happy with the
> > advice and the peach tree I got from Bay Laurel Nursery I thought I
> might
> > yank the plums and replace them with something better. But I'm bad at
> > removing plants, I always think they deserve to live. I decided to give
> > them
> > another year.
> > I got a dwarf nectarine as a present and need a place to put it, always
> a
> > problem when you need to irrigate everthing. And I have to protect the
> > jujubes to see if the fruit is worthwhile, they are so thorny that if I
> > don't like the fruit they are coming out. Didn't get even one jujube
> last
> > year, I'm pretty sure the dogs ate them.
> > Scar tissue, I didn't think about that, could be. Very furry kitty, two
> > large even round lumps behind each ear, another round lump on one side
> > beneath the lower jaw. He doesn't object if you press them. My husband
> > pitched a fit when I brought up bringing kitty home a few weeks back,
> but
> > has since grudgingly said I could if I wanted, still he is right it
> would
> > be
> > uncomfortable for a while. Kitty has lived outdoors for years apparently
> > but
> > is extremely friendly and very sedate. I told my sister if she could not
> > find anyone else I would take him. She can't, her dogs would try to kill
> > him
> > and he cannot live outside there, coyotes would get him. I already have
> > two
> > indoor cats so my dogs know they must behave themselves. So we'll see.
> >
> > Cyndi
> >
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: owner-gardenchat@hort.net [mailto:owner-gardenchat@hort.net] On
> > Behalf
> > Of Chapel Ridge Wal Mart National Hearing Center
> > Sent: Monday, January 09, 2006 11:35 AM
> > To: gardenchat@hort.net
> > Subject: Re: [CHAT] Busy weekend
> >
> > To my way of thinking, if you basically know what you are doing when
> > pruning, make proper types of cuts and the like, you won't really do
> > anything wrong.  It's possible to have done better, but you won't have
> > done
> > any harm.
> >
> > As to the cat, I'd bet the odd lumps around the face are scar tissue
> from
> > fights.
> >
> > Kitty
> >
> > ----- Original Message -----
> > From: "Johnson Cyndi D Civ 95 CG/SCSRT" <cyndi.johnson@edwards.af.mil>
> > To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
> > Sent: Monday, January 09, 2006 10:55 AM
> > Subject: [CHAT] Busy weekend
> >
> >
> >> You guys were sure busy on the keyboards over the weekend, I had over
> 150
> >> messages waiting this morning. Our weather was gorgeous but I only got
> >> out
> >> in the garden one day. I did get the fruit trees pruned finally, they
> > didn't
> >> get it last year. I hate pruning - I am so fretful about doing it
> "wrong"
> >> that I end up frozen, unable to decide where to cut. But I gritted my
> > teeth,
> >> read my pruning book and then just cut away. Judiciously. I'm sure I
> > didn't
> >> take off as much as they needed. I have three peaches, two plums, two
> >> apricots, and two jujubes. And I got about four pieces of fruit total
> >> last
> >> year, the trees just didn't bear well to start with and then the birds
> >> and
> >> my too-tall dog helping themselves to the rest while I wasn't paying
> >> attention. Next weekend the roses, I missed pruning a lot of them last
> > year
> >> too.
> >> I am helping my sister get an old house ready for sale, that used up
> all
> >> Saturday, much to be done. Too bad it's two hours from where I live or
> >> husband I might try to buy it and renovate. It's a 1900s Craftsman
> > bungalow
> >> and quite a lot of the interior is still beautifully intact. Oh
> man...the
> >> mahogany woodwork. The leaded glass cabinets. The hardwood floors.
> >> Unfortunately there's also a major amount of work to be done - like all
> > new
> >> electrical not to mention plumbing. Alas my sister does not want the
> > hassle
> >> and I can't afford it so it goes for sale as is. I took some
> pelargonium
> >> cuttings from the backyard (gotta mention gardening somewhere) and it
> > looks
> >> increasingly likely that I am going to end up with a cat too, the last
> >> remnant of 20 or 30 feral cats that were being fed there. He is a very
> >> friendly fellow but has some odd lumps around his face so if I end up
> >> with
> >> him I think a vet visit is first off. I wouldn't mind some advice from
> > those
> >> of you who often take in strays as to what precautions I should take.
> >>
> >> Cyndi
> >>
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