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Re: Spray & Tides


Yes, it was sold as a houseplant at HD.  I got it in January, with  my
tenders bed in mind.

Kitty
neIN, Z5
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "A A HODGES" <hodgesaa@earthlink.net>
To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
Sent: Monday, June 06, 2005 6:57 PM
Subject: Re: [CHAT] Spray & Tides


> Oooh, I love the sound of the screamer! That would look so good in my bed
> where the others are. I'll have to keep my eyes open for one. They sell
> them as house plants here at Lowes.
> A
>
> Andrea H
> Beaufort, SC
>
>
> > [Original Message]
> > From: Chapel Ridge Wal Mart National Hearing Center
> <4042N15@nationalhearing.com>
> > To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
> > Date: 6/6/2005 10:45:42 AM
> > Subject: Re: [CHAT] Spray & Tides
> >
> > Re > Kitty, What were you doing on the roof?
> > Andrea, I was cleaning maple samaras out of the gutters.  Mick helped;
he
> > can jump there from the arbor.  I used a ladder.
> >
> > I have 2 Cordylines now.  One is C. bauerii, a spikey, deep purple
plant.
> > The other is a screamer from Home Depot.  Wide deep purple leaves
splashed
> > with hot pink.  3 big plants in a 3gal pot, only $6.99, labeled only
> > Cordyline species.  I haven't tried Nasturtiums in years, but these are
> > looking to be sturdy, plants.
> >
> > I have 2 kinds of Filipendula. One is the regular Queen of the Prairie,
I
> > think F. venusta.  Then I have 2 F. kahome, a dwarf variety less than a
> foot
> > tall.  All are planted in full sun. They do wilt and crisp if they don't
> get
> > the water they want, so you are definitely providing the necessities.
> >
> > Kitty
> >
> > ----- Original Message ----- 
> > From: "A A HODGES" <hodgesaa@earthlink.net>
> > To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
> > Sent: Monday, June 06, 2005 12:32 AM
> > Subject: Re: [CHAT] Spray & Tides
> >
> >
> > > Kitty, What were you doing on the roof?
> > >
> > > The bed sounds fantastic, not like a mish-mash, or either a very
pretty
> > > mish-mash. ALL of my beds are like that. I love Cordyline. I have two
> > green
> > > ones that have turned into small shrubs, and bought a purple/red one
> from
> > > Plant Delights last summer. I thought it had croaked over the winter
but
> > > it's coming back nicely.
> > >
> > > Wish I could grow Nasturtiums like you can. I love those, but they
poop
> > out
> > > by now for us. Question, where do you have your Filipendula? I bought
> one
> > > this year from Spring Hill, just to try and it was cheap, since I'm
> > > concerned it might not like it here. It's in the sun, but in a very
> soggy
> > > bed. So far so good. It even bloomed! It's planted between two
Pretoria
> > > Canna lilies and looks really good. I've always wanted one but was
> afraid
> > > it's too hot here or too something. It's one of those zones 3-8 plants
> > that
> > > are sometimes iffy here in the summer. Guess we'll see!
> > >
> > > Donna, sounds like you had a rather productive day to me. Just dealing
> > with
> > > my mom wears me out! YAY on the new furniture. Sounds like a great
> thing.
> > I
> > > love getting new stuff like that. Always make everything look between,
> > then
> > > of course if you're like me you have to rearrange the plants to suit
the
> > > new stuff. :-D
> > > A
> > >
> > > Andrea H
> > > Beaufort, SC
> > >
> > >
> > > > [Original Message]
> > > > From: Kitty <kmrsy@comcast.net>
> > > > To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
> > > > Date: 6/5/2005 9:53:04 PM
> > > > Subject: Re: [CHAT] Spray & Tides
> > > >
> > > > Hot was right, Andrea.  I started at 7am with the roof, then coffee,
> > > cereal
> > > > about 8am.  Then I started working on my tenders bed, finished
picking
> > out
> > > > samaras and then planted some Cordylines, Acalyphas, Osteospermum,
> > > Plumbago,
> > > > Muhlenbergia, and Penisetum.  It eventually got too hot - this bed
is
> in
> > > sun
> > > > and we hit 90 degrees, so I stopped around 1:30, had lunch, ran some
> > > > errands.  I noticed that some plants like Filipendula, Oakleaf
> > Hydrangea,
> > > > and others were wilting, so emergency watered. About 4;30 I figured
I
> > > could
> > > > handle some heat and went back to work on the tenders bed.  Then the
> > rain
> > > > rolled in.  Got a nice soaker that lasted a couple of hours.  I
didn't
> > get
> > > > the bed mulched, but it still needs some plants that aren't quite
> ready
> > > yet.
> > > > I started them late.  I have 18 Nasturtium 'Empress of India' - 2.5
in
> > > > scarlet blooms against deep purplish green foliage.  I'm hoping
> they'll
> > > > spread out as sort of a ground cover among the other plants.  I also
> > have
> > > > several 4 foot burgundy sunflowers and some 4:00s.  I'm sure it
sounds
> > > like
> > > > a mish mash, but I like it.  The connecting color is purple/red from
> the
> > > > fountain grass to the Cordylines to the Nasturtium leaves. With
> > Acalyphas
> > > > and Osteos for contrast.
> > > >
> > > > Kitty
> > > > neIN, Z5
> > > > ----- Original Message ----- 
> > > > From: "A A HODGES" <hodgesaa@earthlink.net>
> > > > To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
> > > > Sent: Sunday, June 05, 2005 12:58 PM
> > > > Subject: Re: [CHAT] Spray & Tides
> > > >
> > > >
> > > > > Yep Kitty, back to the garden. Took the dogs to the beach this
> > morning,
> > > > > gave them a bath when we got back, then out to mow. Had to come in
> to
> > > get
> > > > > some water. It is HOT HOT HOT out there. Thought I was going to
pass
> > out
> > > > > for a minute. Guess I'll be mowing in increments. I've GOT to get
it
> > all
> > > > > done though before we get more rain. It's hard to mow now it's so
> tall
> > > and
> > > > > the mower is set up high as well. So, guess I'll mow and work on
my
> > tan.
> > > > > YES Donna, I have on my 30 sun block. 45 in case I start to burn.
> ;-)
> > > > > A
> > > > >
> > > > >
> > > > > Andrea H
> > > > > Beaufort, SC
> > > > >
> > > > >
> > > > > > [Original Message]
> > > > > > From: Kitty <kmrsy@comcast.net>
> > > > > > To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
> > > > > > Date: 6/5/2005 10:44:01 AM
> > > > > > Subject: Re: [CHAT] Spray & Tides
> > > > > >
> > > > > > > Just got back from the beach with two bags of shells for the
> walk.
> > > > > >
> > > > > > I just got off the roof with 4 bags of maple samaras from the
> > gutters.
> > > > > >
> > > > > > > I guess it's back to the garden today.
> > > > > >
> > > > > > We are stardust, we are golden
> > > > > > And we got to get ourselves back to the gaaaaardennnnnnnnnnnnn.
> > > > > >
> > > > > > Kitty
> > > > > > neIN, Z5
> > > > > >
> > > > > > ----- Original Message ----- 
> > > > > > From: "james singer" <islandjim1@verizon.net>
> > > > > > To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
> > > > > > Sent: Sunday, June 05, 2005 7:32 AM
> > > > > > Subject: Re: [CHAT] Spray & Tides
> > > > > >
> > > > > >
> > > > > > > Just got back from the beach with two bags of shells for the
> walk.
> > A
> > > > > > > look at the Gulf satellite seems to show that the storm stream
> out
> > > of
> > > > > > > the western Caribbean has shifted to the south and is now
headed
> > for
> > > > > > > the Keys and Miami, so maybe it'll go out to sea rather than
up
> > the
> > > > > > > coast. And local radar shows no rain for 100 miles headed our
> > way...
> > > > so
> > > > > > > I guess it's back to the garden today. Maybe I'll get the fig
> > trees
> > > > > > > planted after all.
> > > > > > >
> > > > > > > On Jun 5, 2005, at 8:08 AM, A A HODGES wrote:
> > > > > > >
> > > > > > > > Jim, did you make it to the beach? I did, for the first time
> > this
> > > > > year.
> > > > > > > > Spent a couple hours lounging and working on my tan. It was
> the
> > > > first
> > > > > > > > day
> > > > > > > > we had seen much sun in over a week. Now this morning it's
> > > > completely
> > > > > > > > cloudy again. My yard looks like a jungle.
> > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > > DID get the tomato seeds! THANK YOU! I'll plant them today.
> > > > Hopefully
> > > > > > > > they
> > > > > > > > won't drown before they can sprout......
> > > > > > > > A
> > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > > Andrea H
> > > > > > > > Beaufort, SC
> > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > >> [Original Message]
> > > > > > > >> From: james singer <islandjim1@verizon.net>
> > > > > > > >> To: Garden Chat <gardenchat@hort.net>
> > > > > > > >> Date: 6/4/2005 3:17:10 PM
> > > > > > > >> Subject: [CHAT] Spray & Tides
> > > > > > > >>
> > > > > > > >> Mixed up a batch of volck horticultural oil spray and
sprayed
> > the
> > > > > > > >> medjool date palms. They have scale. As soon as I finished
> > > > spraying,
> > > > > > > >> however, it started to rain again. Oh well... spray them
> again
> > if
> > > > the
> > > > > > > >> rain ever stops. In the last 5 days we have had more rain
> than
> > we
> > > > > > > >> normally get during the whole month of June. And it's still
> > > coming.
> > > > > > > >> It's kind of scary [not to mention tedious] to look at the
> Gulf
> > > of
> > > > > > > >> Mexico satellite--big storms streaming out of the western
> > > > Caribbean,
> > > > > > > >> across the Caymans and Cuba, and aiming right at us.
> > > > > > > >>
> > > > > > > >> Also thinking about going to the beach in the morning,
> weather
> > > > > > > >> permitting. We wanted to be sure we went as at close to low
> > tide
> > > as
> > > > > we
> > > > > > > >> could, so I had to find a site that posted tide time
tables.
> > > Google
> > > > > > > >> found this University of South Carolina site that is really
> > > > > > > >> cool--http://tinyurl.com/asodd
> > > > > > > >>
> > > > > > > >>
> > > > > > > >> Island Jim
> > > > > > > >> Southwest Florida
> > > > > > > >> 27.0 N, 82.4 W
> > > > > > > >> Hardiness Zone 10
> > > > > > > >> Heat Zone 10
> > > > > > > >> Minimum 30 F [-1 C]
> > > > > > > >> Maximum 100 F [38 C]
> > > > > > > >>
> > > > > > >
> > > > >>
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