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Re: Mad dogs, Englishmen, and Florida gardeners...

Interesting - Ms. Fatma gets stabbed and you rush her to the hospital.
You get stabbed - and she rushes you to Home Depot.  Hmmmm......


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "james singer" <jsinger@igc.org>
To: "Chat" <gardenchat@hort.net>
Sent: Saturday, June 26, 2004 6:29 PM
Subject: [CHAT] Mad dogs, Englishmen, and Florida gardeners...

> in the midday sun. That was today. We started out rejuvenating our
> pineapple patch at about 7:00 AM. I got stabbed three or four times and
> bled all over myself and the plants [cashier at Home Depot later
> offered first aid of alcohol and band-aids].
> Yard guy and his wife, the lovely Juanita, showed up about 9:00.
> Remember the yucca that broke the pot? I asked yard guy to help me
> plant it [after he had mowed, weed eaten, sprayed for scale, treated
> for fire ants, and trimmed out the queen sago]. He did it all. He dug a
> suitable hole amongst slash pine roots in about three minutes. Turns
> out he hones his shovel--it's as sharp as a razor--and he cut through
> those pine roots like they didn't exist.
> Yard guy was out of here by 11:00. And Ms. Fatma and I started
> re-potting and planting stuff without assistance or, apparently, any
> sort of plan. We ended up going to Home Depot FOUR blinking times for
> pots and such [on one of those times the short one bought a Fiskars
> bypass for less than $10.00]. The last time we went, Ms. Fatma said: "I
> wish we had false mustaches."
> Also during the day, we managed to harvest the first three ripe mangos
> from one of our trees, pick a dozen or so figs, and eat a couple of
> handsful of Jamaican cherries.
> But the heat index was 105 to 110 during most of this and we are
> exhausted.
> Island Jim
> Southwest Florida
> Zone 10
> 27.0 N, 82.4 W
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