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Re: Spray & Tides


It almost gave me a heart attack when I read it after it hit the group. But
I did chuckle later. ;-) 
A

Andrea H
Beaufort, SC 


> [Original Message]
> From: Chapel Ridge Wal Mart National Hearing Center
<4042N15@nationalhearing.com>
> To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
> Date: 6/7/2005 10:47:23 AM
> Subject: Re: [CHAT] Spray & Tides
>
> Rereading with fresh eyes this morning, welllllllllllll, it did give me a
> chuckle.
> Kitty
> ----- Original Message ----- 
> From: "A A HODGES" <hodgesaa@earthlink.net>
> To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
> Sent: Monday, June 06, 2005 6:05 PM
> Subject: Re: [CHAT] Spray & Tides
>
>
> > OK, I just read my last email and realized how utterly inappropriate
that
> > sounds. I'm tired. I've been up since 1:30 am.
> > What I MEANT to say was, the pink and purple Cordyline sounds really
cool
> > Kitty...............and would look great with the other PLANTS in the
bed
> > by the driveway.
> > A, who's going to go to sleep very soon so she can think coherently
> > tomorrow.
> >
> > Andrea H
> > Beaufort, SC
> >
> >
> > > [Original Message]
> > > From: A A HODGES <hodgesaa@earthlink.net>
> > > To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
> > > Date: 6/6/2005 7:57:48 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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