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Re: zone map

Marge - Pat across the street has sandier soil! I think they built my
house over an old creek bottom or something. It would account for the
dense clay and the large smooth stones and gravel I dig up all over the
property. Plus whenever the street floods, the run off flows naturally
down my driveway, through the back yard and out toward Main St. I've
designed all the flower beds to redirect this run off in constructive or
harmless fashion of course. It's weird how the soil in just our
neighborhood is so different...

---------- Original Message ----------------------------------
From: "Marge Talt" <mtalt@hort.net>
Reply-To: gardenchat@hort.net
Date:  Tue, 3 Jun 2003 00:45:14 -0400

>Yup, Pam, there are so many factors involved in whether plants thrive
>and what's really interesting is what you point out...just 10 miles
>away soil and other conditions can vary so much that your friend
>Elaine can grow something that hates your garden.  Heck, you can find
>this in one garden...a plant will just not grow in one spot and turns
>into a thug in another 50 feet away.
>Marge Talt, zone 7 Maryland
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>> From: Pamela J. Evans <gardenqueen@gbronline.com>
>> That's so true and there are things like soil types and
>> that would be almost impossible to identify on a large scale. My
>> Elaine can grow beautiful hydrangeas just ten miles away in Kaufman
>> because she has beautiful sandy loam. They can't handle my clay at
>> I'm fixing to get her for her b-day next week her very first
>> She always raves about mine (as her husband rolls his eyes) every
>> she comes over. If mine thrive, hers will do twice as well!! But
>> what you learn by doing, no map can anticipate such differences.
>And I
>> agree w/ you - we are truly fortunate to have each other. What a
>> blessing you all are to me!!
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Pam Evans
Kemp TX/zone 8A


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