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Re: infor

There's not much you can do to help some people.

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "james singer" <jsinger@igc.org>
To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
Sent: Sunday, June 20, 2004 3:46 PM
Subject: Re: [CHAT] infor

> Pam, this reminds me of an event involving the neighbor with the Statue
> of Liberty in his front yard.
> One time when Chuck, my yard guy, was here--and before he had his own
> equipment, he had brought equipment from the nursery to use, so it was
> obvious where he was from--the guy with the Statue of Liberty collared
> him and asked: "Why doesn't my hibiscus bloom more?"
> Weekly, the guy prunes, trims, clips his hibiscus [a Seminole pink that
> blooms like crazy most of the year] into the shape of a large, green
> footstool.
> Chuck told him hibiscus bloom on new growth, and if you cut off the new
> growth, you cut off the wood that supports blooms. The guy nodded and
> thanked him.
> Since then, every week the guy prunes, trims, clips his hibiscus into
> the shape of a large, green footstool and frets because it rarely
> blooms.
> Not all tools in the shed are sharp.
> On Sunday, June 20, 2004, at 03:43 PM, ""
> <gardenqueen@academicplanet.com> wrote:
> > Why does anyone listen to WMT people about plants anyway? They are not
> > the experts, even if you don't live to garden. Go to a nursery people
> > and get some GOOD advice!! Ugh. I give this speech often, I'll spare
> > you
> > the full effect.
> >
> >
> > Pam Evans
> > Kemp, TX
> > zone 8A
> Island Jim
> Southwest Florida
> Zone 10
> 27.0 N, 82.4 W
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