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Re: Taking stock

Cyndi - my salvia greggiis all survive here through some miserable weather.
They come back every year.  So I'm hoping yours will be ok too!

On 1/22/07, Johnson Cyndi D Civ 95 CG/SCSRT <cyndi.johnson@edwards.af.mil>
> I did a quick check on my dry garden this weekend to see what survived
> the Big Freeze. Could be worse I guess. The salvia greggii, probably
> eight or ten plants, have no leaves left. But the stems look like
> there's a possibility they are still alive down near the roots so I have
> hope. I'm pretty sure I lost the caesalpinia. The salvia clevelandii,
> there are six or seven big plants, looks burnt but not too bad. The
> opuntia...ooooh poor thing...I thought it looked bad before...but it's
> not actually flat to the ground so we'll see what happens. Salvia
> leucophylla had some damage but not much. Salvia spathacea looks pretty
> bad, I can only hope that comes back from the roots since it does
> sucker. The bulbine is gone but I have more in the greenhouse. The
> lavender and the buckwheat look fine, and everything else is just sticks
> at the moment so I'll have to wait for spring.  Since I lost a few
> things during the summer heatwave I was going to fill holes anyway,
> guess this means a bigger buy list. Sigh.
> In my herb patch the sage looks stunned but living. The thyme is mostly
> crispy and there's no sign of the oregano. Plus a gopher got into the
> area so I'm not sure if I have chives left. I hope the little bugger
> didn't chew on the roots of my dwarf nectarine...
> I haven't really checked the rest of the garden closely, what I do see
> looks okay although the rosemary got a bit nipped. I managed to clear
> out the remaining debris from the vegetable garden on Saturday so that's
> all done. The ground is bone dry. Usually we might be seeing a little
> early grass by now, but there's nothing growing in the un-irrigated
> areas.
> Cyndi
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Pam Evans
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zone 8A

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      • From: "Johnson Cyndi D Civ 95 CG/SCSRT" <cyndi.johnson@edwards.af.mil>

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