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Re: Sandy soil


Dakota,
If you haven't gotten their catalog yet, try:
http://www.highcountrygardens.com/
They have the plants that are right for you.
By Tiger Lily, do you mean Lilium lancifolium or Hemerocallis fulva? or
something else?

Kitty
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Dakota" <Dakota@hisword.com>
To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
Sent: Tuesday, June 15, 2004 8:53 AM
Subject: [CHAT] Sandy soil


> Thanks for the welcome, Everyone! We live in the USA southwest, so not
> everything will grow here though I love almost all flowers/plants. It
> can get up to 104 degrees here in the summer, but down to almost zero on
> winter nights. My Jasmine survived and is growing and possibly the
> Tigerlily, too. Our problem here is not only the temps, but a sandy, dry
> soil. I think it rained here about a dozen times last year, and several
> of those times were just a specktacular lightening/thunder/flash flood
> type. We just planted about a dozen Afghanistan Desert Pines along with
> some Colorado Blue Spruce. Part of our problem here is wildlife, too,
> like Jack Rabbits, Cottontails, deer, and some unknown furry critters
> living underground. I saw one run across the road one day. It was a
> light brown color and the size of a hamster. Say, why do they call
> Roadrunners..........Roadrunners? These Gambel's Quail are the
> roadrunners around here along with the Cottontails. It seems they wait
> until you're within a few feet of them then dash across the road in
> front of you! The vulchers like it, but I hate seeing squished rabbit!
> Once in a while, a bird gets hit, too. We do have Roadrunners in our
> yard frequently. Interesting looking things! LOL! Saw one with a small
> bird in it's beak one day!
>
>
> Any advice on how to tame this bit of prairie will help. We've lost a
> lot of plants this past year. I'm from CA where everything grows well.
> I'm not used to coddling plants and actually having to pray that they'll
> grow. LOL!
>
>
> God bless,
> Dakota
>
> http://www.defendamerica.mil
>
> "I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneths me." Phil. 4:13
>
>
>
> --- james singer <jsinger@igc.org> wrote:
> Welcome. Do you have specific plant interests, or are you all over the
> place like most of us?
>
>
>
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