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RE: time to vent!

It cracks me up when the kids in my neighborhood ask me why I'm outside
working (this happened again last week as I was pruning a low branch off a
bradford pear).  It amazing me that girls don't think they or women are
capable of using a pruning saw and almost insist that my husband should be
doing it.  My husband and I however have a very clear agreement- the outside
of the house is my territory.  I only does something if I specifically ask
for his help.  Mind you, I wouldn't mind if he mowed the yard occasionally
without my asking- but I can live with that too.  I have never had him chop
down, pull up or otherwise destroy a plant.  And he is a great sport- after
I've planted, moved or trimmed anything, he's always willing to be drug out
and view the new look.  He smiles and says it looks great, even though I
know half the time he can't tell what is different.


-----Original Message-----
From: owner-gardenchat@hort.net [mailto:owner-gardenchat@hort.net]On
Behalf Of cathy carpenter
Sent: Sunday, June 20, 2004 2:04 PM
To: gardenchat@hort.net
Subject: Re: [CHAT] time to vent!

At least he didn't hit it with Round-Up! You won't have blooms this
year, but it should come back. Gary is dangerous with any cutting
instruments (mowers, weed wackers, etc) or chemicals. He mowed down 3
of my long established big bluestem this year, and he supposedly knows
the border of the bed they were planted in. Any shrub or tree newly
planted is marked with those little construction flags - makes for an
attractive yard!
My condolences,
On Sunday, June 20, 2004, at 01:16 PM, james singer wrote:

> Donna, my sympathy. But this is one of the reasons Ms. Fatma and I
> continually remind one another about pet projects. We do much garden
> stuff together, but there are also lots of things we do individually
> [she has only a gastronomic interest in tropical fruit, for example].
> Talking and pointing help a lot.
> On Sunday, June 20, 2004, at 02:04 PM, Donna wrote:
>> I know many of you on this list are --um-- single, and I may be too if
>> this trend continues.
>> Yesterday while I was on 'the girls' road trip, DH who should not even
>> be outside, decided to help me in the garden....
>> He proceeded to cut down my entire patch of queen of the prairie, a 5
>> X
>> 5 ft stand about to bloom this week.
>> I came home, looked out the patio door and had a fit!
>> He thought it was a weed with seed heads and didn't want it to
>> spread...
>> it only took me 5 years to get it to fill the area!...destroyed in an
>> afternoon.
>> Grumble, grumble....
>> Donna
>> I figured this list would understand why I am upset, seems no one here
>> does:(
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> Southwest Florida
> Zone 10
> 27.0 N, 82.4 W
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